Auto Accident

Is It Illegal to Leave Your Vehicle Running in Ohio?

by NPHM | January 11th, 2021

Winters can be brutal in Ohio, especially if you park outdoors. Everyone who lives here knows the hassle of waking up bright and early for school or work, only to find their vehicle encased in ice. And once you thaw out your door handle, you still have to deal with all the windows.  To avoid […]

Can You Sue For More than the Policy Limit in an Auto Accident?

by NPHM | January 4th, 2021

Auto accidents aren’t just painful—they’re often extremely expensive, too. People who suffer moderate injuries can easily rack up tens of thousands of dollars in damages, while victims with serious or life-threatening injuries may have hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Insurance is supposed to help those victims recover some or all of their damages, […]

Can You Get Punitive Damages from a Drunk Driving Crash?

by NPHM | December 23rd, 2020

There are two types of compensation people can get when they are hurt by others’ negligence: Compensatory damages Punitive damages For most personal injury cases, including auto accidents, injured victims and their lawyers pursue compensatory damages. These damages are awarded when the drivers who injured them were engaged in dangerous activities, such as speeding, distracted […]

Can You Sue a Bar or Restaurant if a Driver Injures You After Drinking There?

by NPHM | December 21st, 2020

Drunk driving is extremely dangerous. When drivers are over the legal limit and get behind the wheel of their vehicles, they put themselves, their passengers, and other motorists at serious risk of injury and even death. The consequences of OVIs and drunk driving crashes are extremely harsh to reflect those dangers and the lack of […]

What Are the Consequences of a DUI in Ohio?

by NPHM | December 14th, 2020

Drunk driving is consistently among the top causes of fatal and injury-causing vehicle crashes in both Ohio alone and throughout the entire U.S. When people get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, they’re far less capable of driving safely than sober drivers, and that puts them, their passengers, and other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians at […]

How Your Car Crash Risk Goes Up with Every Alcoholic Drink

by NPHM | December 7th, 2020

Did you know that you can be under the legal limit of intoxication and still put yourself, your passengers, and other drivers at risk when you get behind the wheel? Furthermore, did you know that even small amounts of additional alcohol when you’re already over the limit can significantly increase your risk of a crash? […]

How to Get Someone’s Car Insurance Information After a Crash

by NPHM | September 28th, 2020

In addition to calling the police to file a report and getting medical treatment, one of the most important things you can do immediately after an auto accident is getting the other driver’s contact information and auto insurance details. That’s because filing a compensation claim means you’ll most likely be compensated through their insurance policy […]

Steps to Follow After an Accident

by NPHM | September 25th, 2020

The stress and shock of an auto accident can be overwhelming. But do you know what to do when you get into an auto accident? Following these steps after you’ve been hurt in an auto accident can help protect your rights. Find Medical Treatment. Even if you don’t think you’re seriously hurt, the very first […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Auto Accident VII

by NPHM | September 24th, 2020

Q: I was in an accident while moving to a new home. In addition to the damage to my vehicle and my injuries, many of my belongings were destroyed. Will the other driver’s insurance pay for the things I lost? A: Under most insurance policies, the total value of damaged property should be covered following […]

What Is a Miss-and-Run?

by NPHM | September 21st, 2020

Being injured in an auto accident is already painful and traumatic. But it can be even worse when the other driver flees the scene, leaving you with no one to blame and perhaps no recourse for getting compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. However, you don’t even have to be a victim of […]