Ohio is a comparative negligence state. That means that even if you contribute in some way to your accident, you are not necessarily barred from recovering any compensation. As long as you are no more than 50% at fault for the accident, you can collect for a portion of your injuries.
People mistakenly assume that if they were partially at fault for the accident, they have no legal grounds to pursue a claim. You should never assume that you have no recovery options without speaking with a knowledgeable attorney first. If you are looking for an injury law firm near Toledo, contact Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC today.
Tens of thousands of people are injured in various incidents all across Ohio every year. Personal injury law is an extensive practice area. Our attorneys represent clients for a wide variety of accidents and incidents that can give rise to a claim. Some of the most common types of claims we represent clients for include:
If you do not see your accident type on the list, do not despair. That does not mean an attorney cannot help you. Contact our office to schedule a meeting and let us evaluate the facts of your case. Do not make the expensive mistake of thinking we cannot help you if your accident is not listed here, or you were partially at fault.
To successfully recover compensation for your injuries and other damages, you need to prove that the other party was negligent. If you can prove the other party was at fault, you could be entitled to recover your current and future medical expenses, your current and future loss of earnings, any applicable property damage, mental anguish, and physical pain and suffering. To prove negligence, you need to show:
Gathering evidence early on in a personal injury claim is crucial. That is why you should contact an attorney right after the incident. That allows us to start our own investigation early on, so we have the necessary evidence to support your claim. Some of the most useful evidence includes:
Evidence will vary from case to case, depending on the circumstances and severity of your injuries. If you were seriously injured in a car accident and transported from the scene, you most likely did not get scene photos, for example.
If you need assistance pursuing a personal injury claim in Ohio, let our experienced legal team help. Contact Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC today to schedule an initial consultation. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
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