I was involved in an accident in Cleveland, Ohio. What should I do next?

Car Accident in Cleveland, Ohio


If you were involved in a car accident in Cleveland, Ohio, then there are some things that you will want to complete as soon as possible.  First, make sure you file a police report if one was not filed at the scene.  If this is a hit-skip accident, then you will need to speak to Cleveland Police Hit-Skip Department.  The phone number listed on the City of Cleveland’s website is 216-623-5085.  Once you have determined the other driver’s insurance coverage, you will need to call the insurance company and file a claim to get the process started.  However, this can be very complicated and we recommend you speak to an attorney to discuss this process.  You can quickly message our firm by completing the form to the right.  One of our lawyers will contact you to discuss this matter further.


If you are unable to resolve the outstanding property damage and medical expenses, you will need to file a lawsuit.  The jurisdiction where you file will vary depending on the particularities of your case, but most likely your case can be filed in either Cleveland Municipal Court or Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.  Cases involving damages less than $15,000.00 can be filed in Cleveland Municipal Court.


At Ryan LLP, auto accidents comprise many of our cases, and our attorneys have gained vast experience in this area as a result. Prior to filing a lawsuit, our attorneys will work diligently on your behalf to secure an acceptable settlement offer from the insurance company.  Our typical case involves settlement offers which includes coverage for property damage, medical bills , pain and suffering, lost work, and other damages that our clients have suffered.


A good, experienced car accident lawyer can help you to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We believe our attorneys are the best accident lawyers in Ohio. Our auto accident lawyers have the experience to sort through these complicated issues and stand up to the insurance companies to fight for fair compensation for the victims of car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident call 877-864-9495 to schedule an appointment with one of the attorneys at Ryan LLP.