Ohio is a tort law state when it comes to personal injury and car accidents. That means you can pursue a claim for damages against the person who caused your injuries in a car accident. Under Ohio law, all drivers are required to carry car insurance that will protect them in the event they cause an accident and damage someone else’s property or cause bodily injury. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident, contact a Perrysburg car accident attorney who can help.
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC., we have decades of experience helping Ohio clients get the compensation they deserve after a car accident. Let us help protect your rights and fight for you.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you could be entitled to recover certain types of damages, including:
Most insurance companies are not going to willingly hand over a check for your claim’s full value. They are prepared to fight and save money for their company. The claims adjuster will ask you to submit every bit of proof you have; otherwise, they will further exploit weaknesses in your case. Their goal is to find ways to reduce your case’s value, which is why having a skilled Perrysburg car accident attorney on your side is so important.
Distracted drivers or those under the influence represent a significant amount of car accidents that occur in Ohio. They can involve other vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, bicyclists, and even pedestrians. When drivers use their phones while driving or do not maintain full concentration on the road, they become a menace to everyone else.
Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle even after one drink puts other drivers at risk. Even one drink lowers your reaction time and judgment, putting yourself and other people in danger of serious injury.
In Ohio, you have the right to pursue a claim for damages as long as you are not more than 50% at fault. Comparative negligence says that as long as liability does not exceed 50%, you could still pursue a claim for damages. However, your amount of compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are 25% at fault, you will only collect 75% of your damages.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, please contact the Perrysburg car accident attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC today to schedule an initial consultation.
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