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The Insurance Company Totaled My Car. What’s Next?

Were you in an accident? Did the insurance company decide to total your vehicle? A total loss simply means the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the vehicle. Either your insurance company or the over driver’s insurance company can decide to total your vehicle, not you. If either insurance company considers your vehicle totaled, you must obtain a salvage title. What if you think your car is repairable but the

Does your Ohio Car Insurance Policy Include A Rider?

What is a Rider you ask? An auto insurance rider is an endorsement or change that is added to your insurance policy that adjusts coverage to better meet your needs. The Most Important Car Insurance Coverage Probably the most important type or rider coverage is uninsured/underinsured insurance. Uninsured / Underinsured coverage means that it pertains to drivers who do not have minimum coverage or do not have auto insurance at all. Uninsured/underinsured

Is Your Vehicle Under Insured?

The state of Ohio has changed the minimum liability coverage for all licensed drivers for the first time since Richard Nixon was president. If you have not updated your automobile policy since before 2013, you should take notice. The new minimum liability coverage policy was put into effect March, 2013. Under the previous requirements, all drivers in Ohio must have insurance liability coverage that will pay up to $12,500 per person

How long will my Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

There is no definite answer to the length of time that a personal injury lawsuit takes to settle. The time is determined by multiple factors, including the client, your personal injury attorney, the case itself, and the amount of money that the case is worth. Settling a Personal Injury Lawsuit When going through the personal injury legal process, there are three main factors that play a role in the length of time

Slipped on Icy Sidewalk in Front of Business

If you were to trip on an icy sidewalk, that does not mean that you have a legitimate slip-and-fall personal injury claim. Ohio slip-and-fall law can seem somewhat confusing because in order for there to be a premises liability claim, there must have been negligence or fault on behalf of the business owner. Just because someone slips and falls on the property of another person or business, it doesn’t mean that

How can I find an attorney for a car accident injury?

After sustaining an injury in a car accident, it is very important to contact a car accident attorney. Finding the right attorney for your injury can be done in a variety of ways. Finding a Car Accident Injury Attorney The first thing that many do when seeking an attorney for a car accident injury is to ask their friends and family for suggestions. If someone you know has been in a similar

What to Do After a Child Injury Accident

If your child is injured in an accident due to the fault of another individual or entity, as a parent you may wish to seek a personal injury claim on their behalf. The first thing to do when a child suffers an injury is to seek medical attention. Seeking treatment is always the most important thing to do after suffering an injury, whether the injured individual is a child or adult.

Injured in Car Accident while in Uber Car

Uber is a ride sharing service that connects riders to drivers through the use of an app. Uber is not a taxi. The service is praised by users due to its low cost (nearly half the price of taxis) and its convenience. Uber is available in over 200 cities, including the Toledo area. Since it is a rather new concept for many, it may cause confusion as to what someone is

Motorcycle Safety during the Fall Season

As the season changes from summer to fall, there are increasing concerns of motorcycle safety. Inclement weather adds to the potential for accidents on the roadway that motorcyclists are more susceptible to. There are several tips that motorcyclists should follow during the colder months of the year to reduce the likelihood of accidents and injury. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have listed tips below that can help Ohio motorcyclists be safe throughout

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

As we get closer to Halloween, the personal injury lawyers at Contrada & Associates are sharing safety tips for children, parents and drivers. On Halloween, the streets fill with children and their parents. With the influx of pedestrians on the sidewalks and in the streets, it is imperative for drivers to be cautious and for parents to counsel their children in the importance of safety. Safety Tips for Halloween Night Costume Tip One of