Being involved in a car accident can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. You might be left with severe injuries that lead to hospitalization; or you might have seemingly minor injuries that cause you pain for months or years afterwards. If your vehicle sustained significant damage, it may be unusable until it is repaired, or it may be totaled. All of these things can bring significant hardship to you and your family in the aftermath of an accident.
Many people are so afraid to fly that they will go out of their way to drive to avoid air travel. What's odd about that is the fact that statistically you are more likely to suffer a fatal or serious injury on the highways rather than in an airplane. At least while we are sitting in our cramped seat thousands of feet above the earth, we don't have to deal with the main hazard of the roadway, the tractor trailer.
You've been in a car accident that occurred in Ohio. The other driver was at fault. Now what? Will the responsible driver's insurance company pay your medical bills? What about your damaged car? Can they really stop paying for a rental car if the insurance company makes a horrible offer to settle the property damage? Should you contact your insurance company? What about your health insurer? Should they pay for the medical treatment? What are all these forms you are receiving from insurance companies? Should you sign authorizations permitting the responsible driver's insurance company to obtain your medical records? Now I'm getting bills from the ER stating that I have to pay the bill and that they won't bill my health insurance. I didn't do anything wrong and I'm stuck with all these problems on top of my injuries and lost time from work. Help!