Under Ohio’s comparative negligence laws, contributing in some way to one’s own accident does not necessarily mean that a person is out of luck when it comes to recovering compensation for losses. In fact, as long as a plaintiff is no more than 50% at fault for an accident, he or she will not be barred from recovery. So if you were recently injured in an accident and believe that you are entitled to compensation for your losses, it is critical to contact an experienced Toledo injury law firm that can advise you.
The negligence of others can and does cause an alarming number of injuries every year in Ohio, and while all of these injuries should be taken seriously, some are especially notorious for being difficult and expensive to treat, including:
Diagnosing and treating these types of catastrophic injuries usually requires a variety of tests and examinations, after which, the injured party may be required to undergo months of treatment and rehabilitation. During this time, the injured party may be unable to return to work, and even after receiving treatment could suffer from permanent disability for the rest of his or her life. All of these costs can take an enormous financial, physical, and emotional toll on victims. Fortunately, they are often compensable in Ohio when the injured party in question can prove that an accident was the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct, even if the victim was also partially at fault for the accident.
An injured plaintiff will only be eligible for damages compensating him or her for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering when he or she can prove that someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to a particular accident. This, in turn, requires proof that:
A wide range of evidence could be used to establish that these elements have been fulfilled in a particular case, including:
Unfortunately, collecting the type of evidence that a plaintiff needs to file a successful personal injury claim can be difficult, especially for those who are suffering from severe injuries, so if you were recently injured in an accident and need to begin building your own case, you should consider speaking with an experienced Toledo injury law firm before moving forward.
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