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Ohio’s At-Fault Car Accident Laws

If you ever encounter a severe car accident in Ohio, it’s vital to recognize how to move forward in the process. The laws for each state differ, determining the different parties you may hold accountable for compensation.

Ohio is an at-fault state. It’s crucial to recognize what this means for your claim and how you can pursue justice for your damages. Here are some essential things to know moving forward:

Holding Someone Else Accountable

Because of the at-fault laws in Ohio, you can hold the responsible party accountable for the damages you sustain. You can file a claim with the other driver’s insurance provider and seek compensation up to the limits of their policy.

Your claim can include compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Pain and suffering

If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, you can file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. Working with a lawyer can help as proving liability can be a challenging task.

The Four Factors of Liability

When holding someone accountable for your damages, you need to be able to show liability. These four factors can impact your ability to seek compensation when you need it:

  • The driver had a duty of care
  • The driver breached that duty of care
  • The driver’s breach caused a crash
  • The driver’s actions resulted in damages

In the end, you want to work with legal counsel to hold negligence accountable. A lawyer can utilize your evidence to seek maximum compensation on your behalf and help you move forward with the compensation and justice you deserve.

Our Cleveland car accident lawyers at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP are here for you every step of the way. Trust us to be your advocates and beacon of hope when you need it most. We’ll stand by your side to pursue the most favorable outcome.

Call our firm at (216) 600-0114, and discuss your rights with our team in a free consultation.


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