Cleveland Car Accident Lawyer

September 25, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Matt Dolman, Personal Injury Lawyer in Illinois
Cleveland Car Accident Lawyer, Matthew Dolman

Many alarmingly frequent car accidents in Cleveland on Interstate 90 and Interstate 75, as well as on the city’s commercial and residential streets. They often result in severe injuries, emotional distress, and unexpected financial burdens.

If you or your loved ones are the unfortunate victims of a car accident, you may recover considerable compensation to offset your physical, emotional, and financial distress.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can enforce your rights and navigate the complex legal landscape to secure maximum compensation for your losses. With a solid track record of successful car accident liability claims and an unyielding commitment to client welfare, our team of highly skilled attorneys brings years of experience to the fight.

Our Cleveland, Ohio, car accident lawyers can evaluate your circumstances and determine how we can help you regain control over your life post-accident.

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Why Choose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to Help With Your Cleveland Car Accident Claim

With an accomplished team of Cleveland, Ohio, car accident lawyers, we have the qualifications and experience to represent you in the manner you deserve when you need to file a claim. Our team prides itself on its thoroughness, attention to detail, and relentless pursuit of justice for our clients.

Proven Success in Car Accident Liability Claims

Our law firm boasts a formidable track record in car accident liability claims. We have successfully helped numerous clients recover compensation for the harm others have caused, including medical expenses, lost income, and emotional distress.

Our past claims include: 

  • A $5 million award to a client after a car accident resulted in burns.
  • A $3.85 million award to a client after a semi-truck accident resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
  • A $1.875 million award to a client after a car accident resulted in a cervical fusion and mild brain injury.
  • A $1.58 million award to a client after a car accident led to two herniated discs.

Our past track record cannot guarantee future success, but we will work tirelessly to maximize the results of your injury claim. 

Dolman Law Group works with local counsel in any jurisdiction outside Florida to file lawsuits in jurisdictions wherein we are not licensed. We follow each state's ethical rules, ensuring each case involves a local attorney.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we thoroughly understand the challenges that accompany serious injuries, and we strive to help you gain convenient access to the legal support you need. We offer virtual consultations when necessary, allowing you to contact an experienced legal team effortlessly. 

We also endeavor to provide affordable legal services. We start with a free consultation to discuss and analyze your specific claim and determine the challenges you face before accepting your case on a contingent fee basis. Working on contingency means you only pay fees if we win.

With Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, as your Cleveland car accident lawyers, you have a team of advocates who put your rights and recovery at the forefront. Our skilled team can help you on the road to recovery.

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Understanding Car Accident Compensation in Cleveland, OH


Car accident victims often face staggering medical bills, lost income due to inability to work, and significant pain and suffering. In Cleveland, OH, the law recognizes these burdens and entitles you to seek compensation for these and other losses.

Compensation Available to Car Accident Victims

If you are a car accident victim in Cleveland, OH, you have the right to pursue multiple forms of compensation, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, works tirelessly to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation for your losses.

Some of the typical recoverable damages include:

  • Medical expenses: These economic damages include the costs for immediate treatments and accident-related future expenses for ongoing or long-term medical needs.
  • Lost income: If the accident forces you out of work, you can recover lost earnings.
  • Pain and suffering: These noneconomic damages recognize the physical pain and emotional distress accompanying car accident injuries.
  • Property damage: If the accident causes damage to your vehicle or other property, you can seek reimbursement for repair or replacement costs.

Ohio has at-fault laws for car accidents. At-fault laws mean the injured party in a car accident has the right to pursue compensation from the liable driver's insurance company following an accident. 

Our Approach To Identifying Liable Parties and Potential Compensation

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our Cleveland car accident lawyers rigorously investigate every car accident case we handle. We gather and analyze evidence, contact and interview witnesses, review police and medical reports, and employ accident reconstruction experts to establish fault.

This thorough investigation helps identify all potentially liable parties, including other drivers, vehicle manufacturers, public entities responsible for road design and maintenance, and any other party whose actions may have contributed to the accident. You must identify all liable parties to maximize your compensation.

Where Do Accidents Occur in Cleveland, OH?

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Car accidents can occur anywhere, but certain areas in Cleveland, OH, are more prone to accidents due to high traffic volume, speed limits, and road conditions. 

Common Accident Locations in Cleveland, OH

Certain roads and intersections in Cleveland consistently see more accidents than others. Interstate 90 and Interstate 71 through downtown Cleveland and the intersections along Chester Avenue are notorious for their high frequency of accidents.

High-speed roads, construction zones, and areas with poor visibility or signage are common accident locations. Many accidents occur in parking lots and residential streets, where drivers may need to pay more attention.

The Role of Weather in Cleveland Car Accidents

Cleveland's climate—especially its harsh winters—can also contribute to accidents. Rain, fog, snow, and ice can create dangerous driving conditions, and accidents often increase in bad weather. Drivers must exercise additional caution when driving in poor weather conditions to avoid bearing liability in an accident. 

How Car Accidents Occur in Cleveland

Car accidents in Cleveland often result from diverse and complex circumstances. Examining those factors can help lawyers and insurance companies better identify the liable party for an accident. 

  • Distracted driving: This is one of the leading car accident causes in Cleveland and nationwide. Distractions include using a cell phone, eating or drinking, talking to other passengers, or adjusting the car radio.
  • Drunk driving: Drunk driving remains a significant problem despite the severe legal penalties and widely acknowledged risks. An impaired driver's slower reaction time and compromised judgment can lead to severe accidents.
  • Speeding: Exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for the current road and weather conditions is another common cause of car accidents. 
  • Reckless driving: Some actions can easily lead to collisions, such as changing lanes without signaling, tailgating other vehicles, and not yielding the right of way. 
  • Poor road conditions: Potholes, lack of proper signage, or unclear road markings can lead to accidents. 

Working with Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you understand all the factors that may have contributed to your car accident, allowing you to establish liability for the insurance company and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Cleveland Car Accident Practice Areas


Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has a team of Cleveland car accident attorneys ready to handle the challenges ahead. Our comprehensive and dynamic approach ensures you receive first-rate legal support, regardless of the circumstances. 

Common Car Accident Types That Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, Handle

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the necessary resources and experience to handle many car accident types and the claims that result from drivers' negligent actions. 

  • Single-vehicle accidents: This type involves only one vehicle, such as when a driver loses control of their car due to slippery road conditions or technical faults. Single-vehicle accidents can often involve complicated claims through your insurance company. 
  • Hit-and-run accidents: This type involves drivers leaving the accident scene without stopping to identify themselves or offer help to the injured. Hit-and-run accidents are a serious crime in Cleveland. After a hit and run, you may need to find evidence to identify the at-fault party or seek compensation through your own insurance company. 
  • Drunk driving accidents: These are accidents that occur due to driver intoxication. Evidence of the driver's intoxication can help solidify your claim. 
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents: Drivers can lose vehicular control, collide with pedestrians or cyclists, and cause serious harm.
  • Commercial vehicle accidents: This type involves larger vehicles, such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles, and often results in severe or fatal injuries. 

Our seasoned attorneys understand the specific challenges these accident types could present and are ready to handle your case. 

Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Car accidents can result in multiple injuries, ranging from minor to severe (or fatal).

Common injuries we encounter among our clients include:

  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
  • Burns.
  • Broken or fractured bones.
  • Amputations.

We understand the profound effect these injuries can have on your quality of life. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we commit to fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve to cover all your damages, including medical bills, lost earnings, property damage, and pain and suffering.

How Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, Can Help You

With an in-depth understanding of personal injury law, we can guide you through the entire process, from filing a claim to negotiation and, if necessary, litigation. We understand the strategies insurance companies use to minimize payouts, and we tirelessly fight against these tactics and advocate for your rights.

Many of our clients find that working with a lawyer significantly increases the compensation they can recover, even after covering the cost of legal counsel. Having a lawyer on your side also helps you feel much more confident about the outcome of your case and can reduce your stress when dealing with the complex claim process. 

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The Battle Against Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

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After a car accident, dealing with insurance companies can be daunting. These corporations often extensively investigate the accident, using their substantial resources to minimize their financial responsibility. After an accident, fighting for your rights against such powerful entities may feel overwhelming.

Understanding Insurance Companies' Tactics and Strategies

Insurance companies are corporations with a primary goal of increasing profits. Every dollar they pay out to an accident victim in compensation is a dollar less of profit. Insurance companies inevitably employ tactics to decrease the payout amount. These tactics might include questioning the severity of your injuries, arguing your fault in the accident, or blaming your injuries on pre-existing conditions.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have experience handling these tactics and can navigate them effectively.

How Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, Can Help You

Having an experienced and compassionate law firm like Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, working on your behalf can make a significant difference to the outcome of your claim. We will fight for your right to the maximum compensation for your claim. Our resources and experience can counter the insurance companies' tactics, ensuring you receive all the benefits you deserve.

What to Do After a Car Accident

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The events immediately following a car accident can be confusing and disorienting. Taking the appropriate steps can significantly strengthen your case when filing a claim with your insurance company or seeking damages from a negligent party. 

Maintain Your Treatment Plan and Keep All Records

Following your treatment plan helps your physical recovery and establishes an official record of your injuries. Keep all receipts, invoices, and bills relating to your medical care. You need this documentation when seeking compensation.

Obtain a Copy of the Police Report

A police report will contain valuable information about the accident, including details about the other driver, potential witnesses, and the police officer's assessment of the events leading to the accident and who was at fault. 

Your Next Step: Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA

Once you take the first step toward recovery and documentation, your next step should be contacting an experienced Cleveland car accident lawyer. Bring the necessary information to Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, and we can build a strong case and work toward a successful outcome.

Contact a Cleveland, Ohio, Car Accident Lawyer Today

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If you suffered injuries in a Cleveland car accident, you need a lawyer to fight for your rights and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, today at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) to discuss your right to compensation.

Great lawyer, glad we switched! Met with Mr Dolman regarding an auto accident. My daughter had “soft tissue’ damage. I was unhappy with my current lawyer, but thought it was too late to change. We discussed my daughters case for about an hour and a half. Mr Dolman is very intelligent -legally and medically…I learned more that day than in the past 2 yrs with my last lawyer, that night my husband and I choose to switch both cases to Matt Dolman. No regrets! He noticed that a test had been missed on my daughter, the doctor agreed, and we found that she has bulging discs. We knew she was hurting, and now we have some proof as to why. Thanks Matt! My case is much more intricate…I am looking at possible cervical surgery, and live with pain and radiating numbness down my arm everyday. The good news is, I feel like my lawyer is finally fighting for me. He answers my calls immediately (prefers to be called on his cell phone so messages don’t get lost). He is also “down to earth” & easy to talk to. Very Pleased!


Very Good Experience. I was with another attorney who did not return my phone calls, messages, or help me with any questions and had no advice as far as who to go to for the medical attention I needed. I found Matt and got everything I needed, my questions answered, and he was very fast , professional & helpful.



Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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