Columbus, Ohio. According to David A. Bressman, a personal injury lawyer who limits his practice exclusively those injured in car accidents, insurance companies use many standard arguments when trying to minimize payment to injury victims.
#1: Blaming The Condition of Your Vehicle.
• Your vehicle was not equipped with a headrest, seatbelts, rearview mirror, or other safety devices and it is your responsibility to equip your vehicle with such devices.
• Seat belts or other safety devices were available in the vehicle but not used. This is a biggie! Under current Ohio law, if you don't use your seatbelt, the insurance company can probably use, without any other evidence, that fact against you!
• Your vehicle had equipment defects such as: the tires were bald, brakes were not working, tail lights not working, turn signals not working, etc.
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