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When bad drivers strike, we’re ready.

A car accident changes everything in an instant. Our law firm knows how to handle the most serious accident cases, and we will fight to get you the justice you deserve.

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CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN COLUMBUS

We know how to handle complex car accident lawsuits.

Our experienced attorneys understand the many ways a car accident impacts someone's life, today and in the future. We fight hard to help you regain what was lost.

  • Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuits Fatal or serious injury caused by intoxication or substance abuse
  • Distracted Driving Accident Lawsuits Accidents caused by a driver texting or not paying attention
  • Self-Driving Car Accidents Lawsuits Accident involving a "driverless" autonomous vehicle
  • Rideshare Accident Lawsuits Crash involving Uber, Lyft, or other ride service driver
  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawsuits Cases that involve commercial vans, buses, or trucks
THE CAR ACCIDENT LAWSUIT PROCESS

We'll get you on the road to recovery.

After an accident, you need to take care of your injuries and get your life back to normal. Trust our top car accident attorneys to get the best results for you and keep you informed along the way.

WE LISTEN TO YOU.

Share your story and how the accident has affected your life at your initial consultation.

WE INVESTIGATE YOUR CLAIM.

We gather information, interview witnesses, and obtain police and medical records.

WE WORK WITH EXPERTS.

Accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, and other professionals explain what happened and why.

WE ARE PART OF YOUR TEAM.

We collaborate with your doctors and therapists to learn about your injuries and treatment.

WE BATTLE WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES

We won't let them stand in the way of the fair compensation you deserve.

WE STAND WITH YOU.

We are with you every step of the way, from filing court documents to trying your case in front of a jury.

EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN COLUMBUS

Wrongful death case results that speak for themselves.

$5,725,500 Jury Verdict

for the death of a young mother and injuries to her husband in an automobile accident.

$7,568,795 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees and interest for the family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash.

$2,500,000 Settlement

for the family of a mother killed in a car crash by a drunk driver.

$1,787,108 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees for the family of a motorcyclist killed by a careless tractor-trailer driver.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR ACCIDENT LAWSUITS

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about whether you have a case or the timing involved with filing a lawsuit after a car accident. Here are answers to what many of our clients want to know.

How long does a car accident lawsuit take?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer for this. Depending on the specifics of the accident, the injuries, and the insurance companies involved, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years before everything is settled.

Here are a few factors that can affect timing:

- The specifics of the accident. If the driver who caused the accident was driving their personal vehicle, the case will be settled faster than one that involved a government vehicle.

- The extent of your injuries. It's important that you know the full extent of your injuries and the impact on your life to make sure the damages cover everything.

- The actions of the insurance companies. Each insurer has its own approval process for handling claims. We continue to push them, but certain companies take longer than others.

- Going to court. Most cases settle out of court, but if your case goes to trial, there are specific time periods in place. For example, once you file a lawsuit, the other party has 30 days to answer your claim. In general, however, these cases take longer than negotiating a settlement out of court.

Why do people settle out of court instead of going to trial?

Around 95% of car accident claims are settled out of court. Your attorney can share the benefits and risks of going to trial for your specific case, but here are some general reasons people choose to settle out of court:

- Lawsuits come with risks. You may lose your case entirely, or a jury could award damages that are less than you would get in a settlement.

- Timing. Trials take longer, which means you may not receive compensation as quickly as you would like. Having a pending lawsuit also prevents you from closing this difficult chapter of your life.

- Privacy. The results of your lawsuit become part of the public record, which may not feel comfortable to you.

How much will I have to pay for an attorney?

Cooper Elliott offers free consultations, and we are paid only if we win your lawsuit or settle your claim out of court. We discuss the details with you at each stage of the process so there are no surprises.

What can I expect in our initial consultation?

You will meet with an experienced attorney who will listen to your story and discuss the legal options available to you.

We will be honest with you about how the legal system works and possible avenues to explore to seek justice for the injuries you sustained from the car accident.

Every day, we meet with people who are picking up the pieces of their life after a tragedy. We understand how difficult this can be, and we won't pressure you into doing anything you don't want to do at any step.

CIVIL LAWSUIT PROCESS FOR CAR ACCIDENTS

Let us fight for you.

If a car accident has cause you to suffer serious injuries or the loss of the loved one, you deserve justice. Schedule a free consultation today to get started. Here’s what to expect:

  • Initial Conversation
  • Case Evaluation
  • Filing of Lawsuit
  • Exchange of Information
  • Mediation
  • Trial
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