After over a decade of experience working in automobile insurance, Michael T Edwards left the world of claims and adjustments behind to help car accident and other personal injury victims in Springfield Ohio and surrounding counties obtain the compensation they deserve.
When you have been injured in an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence (improper maintenance, signage, etc) you are eligible for financial compensation under Ohio Law.
In Springfield, and anywhere in Ohio, this can include:
But all too often individuals are not made aware of their rights to financial compensation, to justice, as insurance companies, medical providers and others try to keep their costs down.
That is why understanding your rights, and claiming the compensation you deserve after an accident or injury requires the help of trained and dedicated personal injury attorneys. Lawyers like Springfield’s own Ohio-trained Michael T Edwards, Attorney At Law.
For over ten years, Michael T Edwards worked in the car insurance business, and while he was satisfied with the complex and challenging work, something was missing. The human touch, the sense that his work was improving the lives of those it touched.
So Michael did what many do, he went back to school. Only this time, it was law school. Armed with a law degree and renewed purpose, Michael has been serving Springfield residents for over a decade ever at the head of his law practice.
Here, in addition to other legal services, he puts his insider knowledge of the world of car insurance and accidents to work helping those who need it most to obtain just and fair compensation.
And the first step is always to help those who have been injured understand their rights and how to obtain them.
Unlike residents of many other states who have up to three years to file for their personal injury compensation, Springfield residents are restricted by Ohio’s two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means that if you file even a single day after two years past the initial accident or injury date, your case can be thrown out.
That is why it is important to start working early on your case with a Springfield personal injury settlement attorney to get the best possible compensation.
Few accidents are 100% the fault of a single party. You can be sure lawyers on the other side will try to find plenty of reasons to blame you, in part, for the accident. But in Ohio, even if you are partially to blame, Springfield residents are still eligible for compensation.
Ohio follows what is called the modified comparative negligence rule. This means that if you are partially responsible for the accident that caused your injury, you lose out on a proportional amount of compensation.
For example, if you were hit by a car that ran a stop sign at night, but one of your front lights was out, the opposing side might argue that you were say, 5% at fault for the accident. As a result, of the $100,000 damages for injury, medical bills, and time lost at work, you would only receive 95%, or $95,000, in compensation.
Having a diligent and experienced personal injury attorney on your side can therefore make a big difference in your eventual personal injury compensation. Preferably someone like Michael T Edwards who will know all the tricks of the insurance companies and be able to best defend you against their accusations in court.
As a former senior claims adjuster, Michael T Edwards knows what he is talking about when it comes to car accidents and injuries. He also knows how, without strong legal representation, insurance companies, medical companies, and even the state, can fail to let victims recover or even understand, all the compensation they might be entitled to.
So if you find yourself a victim of a car accident, or injured in some other way through the negligence of another party in or near Springfield Ohio, then Michael T Edwards should be your first port of call.