FAQs about Accidents

Information You Can Use if You Were Injured in Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH Attorney Mike Christensen knows you have questions if you were injured in an accident or lost a loved one. He's worked with people throughout Ohio just like you. No one plans for an accident. And if you did suffer a personal injury in an accident, you have probably never faced such a devastating experience before.

Below are a few common frequently asked questions about accidents. Don't see your question here? We want to hear from you. Michael D. Christensen Law Offices welcomes your phone call: 866-408-8191. You can also complete the contact form on this page. You have nothing to lose by contacting us. We offer free case consultations.

Do I need a lawyer if I've been hurt in an accident?

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, it is not always necessary to have legal representation. But it is a very good idea, especially if you or a loved one was injured or there is a dispute over what happened. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can ensure you are being treated fairly and that your legal rights are protected.

Mike Christensen has been helping victims of personal injury in greater Columbus since 2002. We've seen insurance companies try to take advantage of people by offering them far less compensation than they deserve. We've seen lawyers representing negligent parties try to put the blame on victims for their own injuries.

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Can a lawyer help if I lost a loved one in an accident?

If your loved one died because of someone's carelessness or recklessness, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Mike Christensen can guide you through the process so you can get compensation for your losses. You may have lost a loved one in a traffic accident or because of some other form of negligence. If the death was caused by negligence or wrongdoing, you may have a case.  We can help you recover compensation for expenses you incurred such as medical or funeral costs. We also can look at other damages, such as loss of companionship and the loss of earnings of the deceased.

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Why should I choose Michael D. Christensen Law Offices?

If you've been hurt through no fault of your own, you need someone who is only looking out for you. Our attorneys will fight to get you the most compensation possible for your injury. We won't put up with lowball offers or stalling tactics. We will stay focused on getting the best possible outcome for your case.

There's no fee until you get paid. Contact us to see how we can help you get the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.

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How will you pursue my personal injury claim?

Each case is different. But we have many resources we can use to get results. A personal injury case can be complex, so we will use many different approaches.

Examining records. These can include accident reports, insurance policies, medical records, financial statements, business correspondence, receipts, repair estimates, or commercial driver logs-any documentation that can demonstrate you suffered losses or that helps establish another party's negligence.

Gathering other evidence. We can take photos or videos of your injuries, any vehicle or property damage, and the accident scene. There may also be physical evidence that supports your claim, such as a damaged bicycle or torn clothing.

Interviewing witnesses. We will talk to anyone who witnessed your accident. There may also be witnesses who can confirm that you were injured or can help establish that someone else was at fault for the accident. We will listen to their accounts and take depositions, as needed.

Consulting experts. Accident reconstruction experts can determine how an accident happened and give an informed opinion on what caused it. Other experts can explain the consequences of your injury, including loss of function or inability to work. An economic loss expert can explain the financial impact of your injury.

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How will my personal injury case be resolved?

This question is not easy to answer. Some cases are more difficult and complex than others. Sometimes, after much negotiation, an insurance company or negligent party will agree to a favorable settlement. But other times, they will deny any responsibility and we need to seek damages in court.

The more complicated the case, the longer it is likely to take for a resolution. Personal injury cases can take months or even years.

What we can promise you is that we will aggressively pursue your case and are committed to getting you the most financial compensation possible.

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