Motor vehicle accidents happen. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 269,282 collisions reported in the state in 2021 alone. If you were involved in a crash that was not your fault, it is crucial that you know what to do to protect your health, well-being, rights, and ability to recover compensation. In this article, our Toledo car accident attorneys explain the key things you should know about what to do after a traffic collision that was not your fault in Ohio.
The immediate aftermath of a car accident is often stressful and chaotic. Knowing what to do can bring clarity and relieve a lot of stress. Here are five steps to take if the accident was not your fault:
Fault matters. Ohio is an at-fault motor vehicle accident jurisdiction. All cases are handled in reference to the state’s comparative negligence statute (Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2315.33). Being unfairly blamed for a crash could take money out of your settlement or verdict. Make sure that your crash is thoroughly investigated by an experienced Toledo car accident lawyer.
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our Toledo car accident lawyers provide award-winning legal representation. We have helped injured victims secure more than $100 million in compensation across our practice areas. If you were hurt in a crash that was not your fault, we can help. Contact us today to set up a free, no-commitment case review.
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