Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and premature death in adults and children. Many Americans drive on the roadways daily and most drivers are in their cars multiple times a day. Auto crashes happen in an instant. Often, drivers are less than a mile from home when the crash occurs.

Traffic Laws

Traffic laws were created to keep drivers safe. Not everyone follows the rules. Distracted driving is commonplace now, and car accidents can occur when drivers look away, even for an instant. The laws that regulate traffic and driver attention apply to everyone, including bicycles, cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles.

All drivers must obey traffic signs. In addition, all drivers must operate their motor vehicles with “reasonable care.” For example, a driver has a duty not only to drive safely at a reasonable speed but to control his car, be sober and alert, and avoid distractions.

Claims for Damages

When you are injured in a crash in Columbus or on other Ohio roadways, you are entitled to make a claim against the other driver and his insurance company. You can make a claim for damages such as:

    - physical injury

    - permanent impairment

    - loss of a limb,

    - emotional distress

    - property damage

    - lost wages and lost earnings capacity

    - inability to function usually and normally

Hire a Litigation Attorney Early

A good litigation attorney is essential early in the investigation. A lawyer often locates witnesses, documents skid marks on the road, finds possible video surveillance of the crash, and orders preservation of other types of factual evidence. A good lawyer may be able to get a private investigator working quickly on your case.

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, contact Oliver Law Office in Columbus, Ohio. Our firm serves all of Ohio, including

  • Dublin
  • Hilliard
  • Westerville
  • Worthington
  • Gahanna
  • Pickerington
  • Pataskala
  • Grove City
  • Upper Arlington
  • Delaware

Call 614-220-9100 to schedule an appointment.

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John Zimmer
15:03 02 Sep 21
I need to tell you how great it was for Attorney Jami Oliver to handle my case. First she listened to what the situation that I was facing.... She educated me on what the chances were as far as possible success as well as pitfalls that could disrupt that success. She was very honest as far as letting us know the chances of winning versus losing. It was a difficult case, and she still educated us as to what our options were and how the process worked. She instructed us on what to say as well as what not to say. Sometimes you need to talk and other times not talk. She believed in us and fought for us. You can't go wrong to hire her the staff that compliments her strengths. John Zimmerread more
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