Auto Accidents

If you suffer injuries or lose a loved one in an auto accident caused by another person, Ohio laws provide a legal process for you to recover compensation to help you get your life back on track. At the Cleveland personal injury law firm of Caravona & Berg, LLC, we help clients throughout the state navigate the complicated system to ensure you get justice and receive the full compensation you deserve. Our extensive experience enables us to handle all types of accident cases, including high-value claims with sophisticated, complex legal and factual issues.

Our Experience and Commitment to Clients

The law practice at Caravona & Berg focuses exclusively on representing injured individuals and their families in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. We have decades of experience in auto accidents and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our record of securing jury verdicts and settlements attests to our success.

We attribute our success to excelling at what we do by working harder and preparing more thoroughly than the opponent, in addition to building trust in our client relationships. Every client knows that we do everything within our power to achieve a just and fair result for them. We draw on our in-depth understanding of the law and the tools provided by the legal system for recovering compensation for an individual who was injured by someone else’s conduct.

In communicating with clients, we have a compassionate, straightforward approach. We firmly believe that honest, forthright communication is the only way to build a strong working relationship with a client. Our approach includes listening carefully to all your concerns, answering all your questions, and making certain you have reasonable expectations about the legal process.

Unlike some law firms that settle every case, we do not hesitate to take a case to trial when an insurance company is not willing to offer fair compensation to a client. We never charge you to talk with us about your accident. If you retain us to represent you, we charge fees on a contingent basis, so you pay us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

Auto Accident Injuries in Ohio

Automobile accidents occur in many different ways. Regardless of the nature of the accident, Ohio statutes and court decisions provide a legal framework for an injured victim to get compensation from an at-fault person or entity. At Caravona & Berg, we have the skills and experience to handle all types of auto accidents, including those involving a truck or motorcycle, which require specialized knowledge to secure a full financial recovery.

In most auto accident claims, an insurance company is responsible for paying compensation to an individual injured by the company’s policyholder. Sometimes, there are multiple insurance companies who may be responsible. These companies are in business to make money. They profit by paying as little as possible on a claim, or by denying a claim and paying nothing. For that reason, it is never in your best interest to deal directly with the insurance company’s adjuster. When you count on Caravona & Berg to represent you, we are not fooled by insurance company tactics and tools for minimizing compensation for injured victims.

Recovering compensation in an auto accident case requires building the case to establish that the facts support legal liability of the at-fault party. That means gathering and analyzing evidence to establish several important legal requirements. We have the investigative skills and knowledge to compile the essential support for a case in even the most complex, difficult circumstances. Then we present the claim to the insurance company and aggressively advocate for the client. If settlement negotiations fail, we do not hesitate to go to court to get justice for the client.

Rear-End Collisions

Every auto accident is unique because of the specific facts. But some frequent types of accidents, such as rear-end collisions, typically share common characteristics, regardless of the circumstances.

A rear-end collision often causes neck injuries and whiplash, which are medically complicated and require specialized medical diagnosis and treatment. The effect can be extremely long-lasting for the injured victim, which significantly affects the amount of compensation the victim deserves. If you were injured in a rear-end collision, talking with a knowledgeable lawyer is essential. At Caravona & Berg, we have extensive experience in rear-end collision cases and know how to maximize your compensation.

In many cases, a rear-end collision is the fault of a distracted driver who wasn’t paying attention and did not see the stopped vehicle in front of them. Distracted driving by a driver who was tailgating, using a cell phone, or doing something other than being attentive often constitutes negligence, which makes the driver accountable for the injuries they cause. We help you recover the compensation you deserve when you are the victim of a rear-end collision caused by another driver’s negligence.

Wrongful Death Claims in Fatal Accidents

If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, an Ohio statute provides the right to bring a wrongful death action if death occurred due to another person’s wrongful act, neglect, or default, when certain requirements are met. In a wrongful death action, the law provides for specific items of compensation that may be recovered. They include financial losses from the death, such as medical, funeral, and burial expenses. Certain family members may also be able to recover damages for additional losses caused by the death.

In Ohio, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate must file the wrongful death action. At Caravona & Berg, we have substantial experience with wrongful death cases and can help with all aspects of the claim, including establishing an estate for the purposes of pursuing compensation.

The statute imposes a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims, which means the action must be filed within two years of the death, so it’s essential to contact us as soon as possible after you lose a loved one in an accident caused by someone else. We understand that it is important for you to have time to grieve, so we carry as much of the responsibility as possible for pursuing the legal action and work hard to recover the full compensation you deserve. We want you and your family members to be able focus on helping each other through the bereavement process.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Caravona & Berg

If you have a potential auto accident or wrongful death claim, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation to talk with us about your case by calling 216.696.6500, by sending an email to, or using the online contact form. From our Cleveland location, we help clients throughout the State of Ohio.