When you are injured due to someone else’s recklessness, you are entitled to recover damages that compensate you for your injuries. This includes, but is not limited to, out-of-pocket expenses related to your recovery. You can also collect damages on your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life that result from your injuries. The Findlay injury attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC represent those injured by other people’s negligence. Contact us right away and we can begin preparing your case.
Some people believe that because they were partly at fault for an accident, they cannot recover any money at all. In some states that is true, but that is not the case in Ohio. In Ohio, you can recover damages so long as your share of the blame does not exceed the other party’s. In other words, even those who are 50% at fault for an accident can recover half of their total damages.
Their damages will be reduced in the amount of their share of the blame. So if they are 10% responsible for the accident, they will only collect 90% of their total damages.
Ohio has an at-fault or tort system for handling car accidents. That means that when one individual causes an accident, he or she can be sued by the injured individual. The injured party must be able to show that the allegedly at-fault party violated the rules of traffic or otherwise operated his or her vehicle negligently and that this was the direct or proximate cause of the victim’s injuries.
Most of these claims are made against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Ohio requires that all drivers carry a minimum of $25,000 of injury liability insurance that goes up to $50,000 per accident. They are also required to carry $25,000 to cover property damage.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys handle cases involving:
Premises liability occurs when a negligent owner leaves his or her property in a condition that can cause an accident that leads to injury. Types of premises liability include:
Workers’ compensation is paid for by your employer. When you are injured on the job, you file a claim against your employer’s workers’ compensation policy and get reimbursement for your medical expenses and a percentage of your lost wages. As a tradeoff, you cannot sue your employer for damages unless they do not carry a workers’ comp policy. The personal injury attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC represent injured employees in workers’ compensation claims.
If you are having a difficult time with a negligent driver’s insurance company, were injured by someone else’s negligence, or your employer’s workers’ compensation provider does not want to pay out your claim, contact the injury attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC. We can help.
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areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.