In a perfect world, there would be no car accidents. After all, motor vehicles laws exist to protect motorists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, approximately 5.8 billion car accidents occur each year—or 158,904 accidents a day—according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Keep in mind, this does not include unreported collisions and hit and runs that happen every day. Automobile accidents may result from:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driver inexperience
- Aggressive driving
The reality is that you will likely be involved in a collision at some point in your lifetime, whether you are behind the wheel, a passenger, or a pedestrian. If the worst happens, it is imperative that you have a personal injury lawyer who will fight for the justice you deserve.
Auto insurance companies are often quick to offer a settlement amount soon after an accident. Of course, if insurance companies paid you fairly there would be no need for personal injury lawyers. The goal of insurance companies—first and foremost—is to pay you as little as possible and settle your case as quickly as possible. They will promptly offer you a settlement that is less than the true cost of your injuries in the hopes that you will accept it quickly.In most cases, the true cost of an auto accident may not be immediately apparent. For example, serious brain and spinal injuries can go undetected for weeks, months, or even years after an accident. Accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries until it has already affected their ability to work, and consequently their livelihood. In other instances, an individual may develop post-traumatic stress disorder that prevents everyday activities. If you discover a problem after you have already agreed to a settlement, you will not receive additional compensation. It is important that you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve the first time.
TOMAS J. TATARUNAS, PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
You don’t deal with auto insurance companies every day. Tomas J. Tatarunas does.
Tomas J. Tatarunas is an experienced personal injury lawyer who has helped thousands of victims throughout Greater Cleveland receive the justice they deserve. He understands the long-term impact of an automobile accident and will help you get the fairest settlement possible. He will protect you from aggressive insurance companies, negotiate to lower your medical bills, and write a letter of protection to medical providers so you don’t have to pay your medical bills out of pocket while your case is pending.
The physical pain and emotional distress caused by a collision is already enough—don’t fight your legal battle alone. Have one of Cleveland’s most capable personal injury lawyers at your side. Contact Tomas Tatarunas at 440-290-5570.