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Auto Subrogation


Auto subrogation attorneys recover in the United States

At Keis George, our team handles all aspects of commercial and personal automobile subrogation in state and federal courts in the United States, specifically Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. Successful auto and uninsured motorists subrogation is a refined dynamic in which our attorneys employ an aggressive methodology to interpret and apply state laws prior to fast-approaching statutory deadlines. We streamline the consistent intake, categorization, and action on files. Even after the judgment is won, we continue to ensure your monies are paid.

Skilled subrogation litigation on a variety of auto and uninsured motorists scenarios

Keis George strives to deliver exceptional representation focused on increasing and securing your subrogation recoveries. Different scenarios require different strategies to pursue what is owed. We frequently deal with insured matters involving:

  • Negligent entrustment – Under Ohio’s negligent entrustment statute, codified at Revised Code Section 4511.203, the owner of a motor vehicle may face both criminal penalties and civil liability when he or she entrusts that vehicle to another driver the owner knew or should have known was not legally entitled to drive. This includes unlicensed drivers, drivers with revoked or suspended licenses, and intoxicated drivers.
  • Parental and/or cosigner liability  Adults who cosign for a minor’s driver’s license can be held liable for the damages caused by the teen driver.
  • Self-driving cars and/or autonomous vehicles – Right now there are more unanswered questions than answers that the legal system, insurance carriers, and engineers will have to investigate, contemplate and resolve over the next several years as these vehicles become implemented in to a part of daily living.
  • Employer’s vicarious liability – Under the legal theory of respondeat superior, an employer must answer for the negligent driving of an employee under certain circumstances. Cases often hinge on whether the at-fault driver was engaged in work activity, and whether the driver was an employee or an independent contractor.
  • Comparative fault – There is no “last clear chance to avoid the accident” rule in Ohio. This would require the other driver to anticipate the negligence of another person while driving. At trial, we are required to prove the defendant had a duty of reasonable care, that he or she violated that duty, and as a result, he or she caused damage.
  • Police accident reports – A police report is hearsay, or inadmissible, unless it meets one of the exceptions enumerated in the rules of evidence.
  • Excess insurance clause or other insurance clause – These clauses seem to appear in almost every case with concurrent coverage under multiple policies. An excess clause is any clause which attempts to make the policy in question excess if there are any other policies of insurance that would cover an accident. Our attorneys will assist you in seeking contribution where it is owed.
  • Assured clear distance ahead (ACDA) – The time honored doctrine of “assured clear distance ahead” places the fault for a rear-end collision on the following car. Our team takes a comprehensive approach to overcome prejudicial assumptions.
  • Animals on the road – Crashes involving an animal, such as a cow on the road, can raise serious questions of negligence. Keis George will determine if there is subrogation potential and how to go about prevailing on a claim against the owner and/or keep of the animal.
  • Uninsured motorists – We help insurers recover against uninsured and underinsured motorists as quickly as possible. Because insurers can lose the right to subrogate if a case is not brought within two years of the accident, our attorneys are both aggressive and efficient when seeking settlement or judgment on behalf of our clients.

Judgment recovery is an aggressive approach to securing your subrogation monies

Our Judgment Recovery Department supervises most recovery techniques that include monitoring thousands of installment payments and distribution of those payments to the court and clients. We utilize all available legal executions such as wage garnishments and liens; bureau of motor vehicle restrictions, such as suspended licenses; attaching bank accounts; and other proven strategies to collect what’s owed. In fact, our recovery techniques are so superior we don’t even have to call the defendants. The defendants call us.

Mine big auto subrogation data with little effort through Client Portal

Client Portal is the system our support staff uses to automate case flow and collection. You can see everything and anything we are up to on our Client Portal. Keis George Reports, our Client Portal, is secure proprietary software offering our clients detailed status updates and real time file information with the click of a mouse. Clients may access the portal 24/7 with their username and password from any electronic device in the world.

Contact our subrogation law firm for third party auto litigation in and out of court

Our subrogation attorneys pursue claims against the at-fault third-party in order to minimize our clients loss on a claim. If necessary, our lawyers will garnish wages and levy bank accounts to ensure the proper resolution of a claim. Keis George pursues auto subrogation with the robust resources of a large national firm and the personal attention of a local law practice. For skilled representation of your case, contact one of our auto subrogation attorneys to schedule a consultation.

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