Accomplished Canfield lawyers handle car, truck and pedestrian-related claims
Being injured in a road traffic accident can cause physical anguish and financial hardship. At Wellman, Jeren, Hackett & Skoufatos, Co., LPA, in Canfield, Ohio, we help people file personal injury claims to seek compensation for injuries sustained in car, truck and pedestrian-related accidents. The insurance claims process can be difficult to navigate, especially when you’re in an injured state. On firm draws on nearly five decades of experience to help accidents victims through this trying time.
Savvy legal team understands liability and insurance laws
To recover compensation for injuries in a car, truck or pedestrian accident, you generally must establish that someone else’s negligence or other wrongful action is the cause. Ohio operates under a traditional tort system for motor vehicle claims, which means the at-fault party in a crash is responsible for compensating the victim. Ohio’s modified comparative negligence rule allocates damages based on fault. If you are 50 percent or less to blame for the accident, your recovery is reduced by your percentage of fault. If you are more than 50 percent responsible, you cannot recover at all. Our firm investigates accidents and gathers evidence to prove causation and money damages due.
Effective legal counsel for car, truck and pedestrian accident claims
Our firm handles claims for people injured in all types of accidents on the road, whether as drivers, passengers or pedestrians. These include:
- Car accidents – If you were the victim of drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving or some other negligent behavior, we can help you pursue proper compensation. This may involve a claim with your own insurance company, a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurer or a lawsuit in civil court.
- Truck accidents – Truck accident claims are far more complex and nuanced than car accident claims. They often result in more serious injuries, have more potential liable parties and involve violations of state and federal regulations. Our attorneys know how to deal with large trucking companies and their insurers in settlement negotiations and in litigation.
- Pedestrian accidents – Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles can suffer catastrophic injuries or death due to their lack of protection. According to Ohio Traffic Crash Facts Book, 145 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents on Ohio’s roads in 2017. We represent both injured victims and surviving family members in cases of fatal accidents.
Regardless of the type of accident, you have only two years to file a claim for damages. The sooner you contact a qualified attorney, the better the opportunity to develop a winning case for recovery.
Contact a knowledgeable car accident lawyer for a free consultation
Wellman, Jeren, Hackett & Skoufatos, Co., LPA in Canfield, Ohio can help you recover the full amount of compensation you are due for injuries suffered by you or a family member in a motor vehicle accident. Please call 330-333-8847 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.