We believe in your case.Baker & Roszczyk is pretty selective about the cases it takes. Unlike a lot of other lawyers, we don’t mail hundreds of letters a day, and we won’t try to win your business with catchy slogans.

We charge less.
Baker & Roszczyk charges a contingency fee, meaning we only get paid when you get paid. And while most lawyers charge a 33% fee, ours is only 25%. That’s because we want you to recover as much money as possible – after all, it’s your case, not ours. We’ll never ask you to pay us out of your own pocket, and we’ll never charge you more than you end up with after your medical bills are paid.

You deal directly with us.Baker & Roszczyk values its relationships with its clients. So when you call us, you’ll talk to Joseph Baker or John Roszczyk, period.

We’ll do whatever it takes to help you.Baker & Roszczyk is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers, and they aren’t afraid to go to court. Other lawyers may want to avoid court and bring you a fast settlement (even if it’s not best for you) because they’re afraid they won’t win, they don’t want to work on the case, or they just don’t have the time. Your best interests drive everything we do.


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BAKER & ROSZCZYK, LLC is a full-service law firm providing legal representation in litigation matters, such as professional liability, securities disputes, broker/dealer liability, employment cases, and general business litigation; in personal injury matters, such as automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip/trip-and fall incidents, wrongful death, workplace injuries, and medical malpractice; and in criminal defense matters, such as white-collar crimes, securities fraud, embezzlement, real estate fraud, money laundering, credit card fraud, DUI, theft, rape, robbery, assault, drug possession, solicitation, and open intoxication. Founded by attorneys Joseph Baker and John Roszczyk, Baker & Roszczyk is located in Chagrin Falls and serves clients in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and other counties throughout Ohio.

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REAR-END CRASH AND ACCIDENT LAWYERS SERVING CLEVELAND, AKRON, AND THROUGHOUT NORTHEAST OHIO: The lawyers at Baker & Roszczyk have the expertise to handle big insurance companies, the compassion to understand the needs of injury victims, and the drive to fight for their rights.


  • DO NOT say you're "fine" if you're actually in pain. If you're hurt, you need to seek medical attention.

  • DO NOT  avoid going to a doctor if you don't have health insurance.

  • DO NOT  try to negotiate with the insurance company. It's not there to help you.

  • DO NOT wait to call an attorney. The lawyers at Baker & Roszczyk can help you through the entire process, from beginning to end. 

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Herniated, Ruptured, or Slipped Discs: The round, flat discs between the vertebrae in the spine, which are designed to absorb pressure and maintain the spine’s flexibility, can herniate, rupture, or slip out of place when the body experiences some sort of force or trauma.

Whiplash or Connective Tissue Injuries: Whiplash occurs when joints located between the vertebrae, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots in the neck become damaged.

Compression Fractures: Compression fractures can occur when the bones in the spine become broken due to trauma.


Head and Brain Injuries: This is one of the most common injuries suffered in a car crash. These injuries can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries. Even when there is no physical sign of trauma, the brain is at risk of being moved inside the skull because of the impact of the car crash, so that bruising and other injuries can result.

Facial injuries (scrapes, bruises, lacerations and fractures):  Injuries of this type occur when you strike objects inside the car -- including steering wheels, dashboards, and airbags.  Jaw injuries, such as TMJ, and serious dental injuries are also uncommon.

Psychological injuries (emotional distress or PTSD:  A car crash can have long-term effects on your life. Drivers and passengers can suffer psychological injuries such as emotional distress, and can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms can include disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams related to the events, mental or physical distress to trauma-related cues, attempts to avoid trauma-related cues, and general alterations in how a person thinks and feels.

Rear-End Crash Lawyers in Cleveland Answer Frequently-Asked Questions

Question:  I felt fine just after the crash, but now I'm sore. Do I still have a claim?

Answer:  It's not uncommon to feel fine immediately afterward, but develop symptoms over the next few days.  If you have pain after an accident, whether it's immediate or even a few days later, you should seek medical attention. If the crash was the cause of the injury, the driver at fault is liable for them.

Question:  My car has very little visible damage. Will that affect my case?

Answer:  No. The visible damage to your vehicle isn't necessarily indicative of the injuries you've suffered. We've all heard of people who've been in bad crashes with totaled cars, but have walked away unharmed. Likewise, the opposite can be true. Even crashes that appear minor can have lasting effects on the people involved. 

Question:  How do I know who is at fault?

Answer:  Rear-end crashes usually offer a clear story as to who is at fault. While there can be exceptions, in most cases if you were struck from behind, the other driver is at fault. A quick way to determine fault is to examine the accident report. Almost all crash reports issued by law enforcement state which driver was at fault. In most cases the at-fault driver will receive a citation for failure to maintain an assured clear distance.

Question:  Should I speak to the insurance company?

Answer:  As a general rule, you have a duty to cooperate with your own insurance company, but you have no obligation to speak with the other driver's insurance company directly. In fact, insurance adjusters are trained to minimize crash victim recovery, and insurance companies typically do whatever it can to avoid giving you fair compensation. To avoid these issues, hire Baker & Roszczyk and we'll deal with the insurance companies for you. 

Question:  The other driver fled the scene. What should I do?

Answer:  As with all accidents you should file a police report. If you were got a license plate number, the police should be able track down the other driver. And even though the other driver fled the scene, you might be able to make a claim with your own insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits.

Question:  I was cited at the scene of the accident. Do I still have a case?

Answer:  If the citation you received is unrelated to the specific cause of the accident, you can still seek a full recovery against the driver who caused the accident.