Car Accident Attorney Columbus
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, then you may be wondering if you need an attorney. The short answer is that if your injuries were serious enough to go to a hospital, then you should get a personal injury attorney. The personal injury attorneys at Harris & Engler help victims of car accidents get compensated for their injuries and time lost at work while recovering from their injuries. If you've been injured in a car accident in Columbus or greater Central Ohio, then you need an accident attorney.
Car Accident Injuries in Columbus
There's a few things you should do after you're hurt in a car accident. First, if you are able, then you should call the police to the scene of the accident. If you're on the highway, then you should call the Ohio State Highway Patrol, or you can simply call the Columbus Police Department or whichever police department is more local to your area. Second, you should go to the hospital. If you're hurt, then you need to see a doctor who can properly diagnose and treat you. After you've done those things, then you can find a personal injury attorney who can help you. Evan T. Engler is a personal injury attorney and partner at the Columbus Ohio law firm of Harris & Engler and he helps car accident victims in Columbus and greater Central Ohio.
Get An Experienced Columbus Ohio Personal Injury Attorney
If you've been injured in an accident then you surely wouldn't act as your own surgeon to operate on your injuries, so you shouldn't try to act as your own lawyer in dealing with the insurance companies. Attorney Evan T. Engler is a personal injury attorney and partner at the Columbus Ohio based law firm of Harris & Engler.
When you've been injured in an auto accident or an accident on a business premises, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who can deal with the insurance company in a manner to get the compensation you deserve - not just the compensation the insurance company is willing to pay. It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to put together your case in a manner that gets the attention of the insurance company and the favorable judgment of the jury.
Evan T. Engler helps clients all over Ohio get properly compensated for their personal injuries. Evan T. Engler has worked extensively with accident victims across Ohio who have suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS), and many other neurological and traumatic injuries. If you need an experienced personal injury attorney in Columbus or elsewhere in Ohio then you can call Evan T. Engler today at (614) 610-9988.
Car Accidents with Hit-and-Run or Uninsured Drivers in Ohio
Getting into a serious car accident is a scary thing. Getting into a car accident with an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver can be even scarier. If you've been hit by a driver in an accident who then fled the scene of the accident, then there are usually two things on most people's mind: (1) getting justice against the hit-and-run driver; (2) getting better yourself in healing from your personal injuries and getting your vehicle fixed from its damages from the accident.
What to do if You Are Injured From a Hit-Skip Accident in Ohio
If you were seriously injured in the accident, then you need to take care of first things first and get proper medical treatment. Otherwise, you will want to call the police to the scene of the accident and see if there were any witnesses to the accident.
If the accident happened in a city like Columbus, then you are unlikely to get any sort of immediate result in finding the driver that hit you. Columbus is a large jurisdiction with very busy police officers and so the pace of finding justice in your case may end up being a bit slower than you would like.
What to do About Your Damages
If you were the victim of a hit-and-run accident, then the only thing you can do to try to get compensated for your damages is to contact your own insurance company. That is at least until the police find the perpetrator, but that could take a while. You can get quicker relief by contacting your own insurance company. You either have uninsured motorist coverage or you don't. If you do have uninsured motorist coverage, then for most insurance companies that would cover you for hit-and-run accidents. Uninsured motorist coverage usually covers you for the same amount that you have liability insurance for (standard coverage is $100,000/$300,000). The means that your own insurance company will pay for damages to your vehicle (minus the deductible).
Does Uninsured Motorist Coverage Cover Me For My Personal Injuries in Ohio?
Yes. Uninsured motorist coverage is there so that if you get in an accident with a hit-skip driver then you can still recover for your injuries the same as if you had the at-fault drivers insurance information. The only problem is that uninsured motorist coverage is an optional add-on that you pay extra for, so not everyone has it.
Do I Need an Attorney to Get My Bills Paid Through Uninsured Motorist Coverage?
If you want the best results, then you will need an attorney. Attorney Evan T. Engler is a personal injury attorney and partner at the Columbus, Ohio based law firm of Harris & Engler, and he has vast experience in helping victims of hit-and-run accidents obtain maximum recovery for their injuries. If you've been a victim of a hit-and-run accident in the Columbus area or elsewhere in Ohio and you have uninsured motorist coverage, then your insurance company has the same obligation to pay you that the at-fault driver would have if they didn't flee the scene. Only an experienced personal injury attorney like Evan T Engler can make sure that all of your ducks are in a row to make sure that the insurance company pays out every penny that you deserve. You can call Evan T. Engler today for a free consultation at (614) 610-9988.
Looking for Your Own Personal Injury Attorney in Columbus Ohio
There are a number of reasons why you may be looking for a personal injury attorney after some time has passed since your accident. Some people get in a car accident, don't think anything is wrong and don't make a big deal of it until they realize weeks later that something hurts and that they should get in to see a doctor. Some people try dealing with the insurance adjusters themselves first before getting to a stand still when the insurance adjuster offers a payment that is just too low for what you think you should get for your injuries. Somtimes, injuries from an accident are so serious that finding a personal injury attorney is the last thing on anyone's mind - survival is the only thing that matters.
Can I Still File a Personal Injury Claim if My Accident Was a While Ago?
You should know that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim or lawsuit for your personal injuries under Ohio's statute of limitations law. Sometimes it is better to wait to file a claim with the insurance company or file a lawsuit until a while after the accident anyways because then you will have had a better chance to have the injuries treated and to know the long term prognosis better.
How Do I Know What Personal Injury Attorney to Pick for My Case?
There are a lot of personal injury attorneys to pick from in Columbus and greater Central Ohio area. If you were involved in an injury auto accident, then you already know this because you probably received a number of mailers from a lot of different personal injury attorneys. If you didn't realize the full extent of your injuries until some time after the accident, then you may be scrambling around to figure out your options for starting a personal injury case. Whatever your reason for looking for a personal injury attorney or trying to figure out what personal injury attorneys to go with, you shouldn't feel obligated to pick the first personal injury attorney that comes along.
The law firm of Harris & Engler does not contact personal injury victims after an accident because that's just not the way we do business. The law firm of Harris & Engler relies on our reputation in the Columbus and greater Central Ohio community for getting exceptional results for our personal injury clients. Most of the time a client connects with a personal injury attorney at Harris & Engler, it is because the client found out about Harris & Engler on their own or were recommended by a friend or family member. If you would like to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case, then you can call Evan T. Engler, personal injury attorney and partner at Harris & Engler for a confidential and free telephone case evaluation. The law firm of Harris & Engler helps clients with personal injuries in Columbus and greater central Ohio and you can call today by calling (614) 610-9988.
The Wrongful Death Lawsuits At Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio
Since the news came out about nearly 30 patients at Mount Carmel being administered lethal doses of Fentanyl or other drugs there have been a large number of wrongful death and survivorship lawsuits filed against Mount Carmel, Dr. Husel, and other Mount Carmel employees that may be implicated.
What Are The Mount Carmel Wrongful Death Lawsuits Alleging?
Most of the wrongful death and survivorship claim lawsuits being filed against Mount Carmel have a few things in common:
- Most of the lawsuits involve a patient who was brought to the ICU in a severe condition
- Some of the cases have the doctor asking the patient's family if they want to remove life support
- Most of the families that removed life support did so with the understanding that the patient would die naturally after removing life support
- What those families did not know, as it is alleged, is that Dr. Husel then allegedly administered a fatal dose of Fentanyl or combination of Fentanyl and other drugs
- Most of the patients died within just a few minutes of being administered a fatal dose of Fentanyl
- It is alleged in the Mount Carmel lawsuits that the families never knew that the patient was being administered a fatal dose of drugs - they thought the patient died naturally after being removed from life support
- Most of the families did not know or maybe never would have known that their family member had been given a fatal dose of Fentanyl until they were contacted by a member of Mount Carmel administration and told what happened
What Legal Claims Are Being Brought Against Mount Carmel For What Happened?
- Most of the Mount Carmel lawsuits are alleging that the hospital's electronic medical records system should have flagged that a prescription for Fentanyl in an amount that if given to a person would kill them, but the electronic medical records system either did not flag the fatal dose, or it flagged the fatal dose and was ignored
- The Mount Carmel lawsuits are also alleging that all the hospital staff in the chain of receiving and administering the fatal prescription dose may be responsible. This includes that the pharmacist should have known that these were fatal doses and questioned or done something and the nurses who actually administered the Fentanyl should have known it was a fatal dose and done or said something
If a loved one or family member has been contacted by Mount Carmel or you suspect that they may have been a victim of a fatal overdose, then you should contact a wrongful death attorney. You can contact a wrongful death attorney at Harris & Engler by calling (614) 610-9988.