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Does it Matter Who is At Fault in an Ohio Auto Accident?

Auto accidents in Dayton are regulated under the Ohio road rules & regulations handbook and while all states have hard limits on the statue of limitations regarding lawsuits in a civil court of law, In the State of Ohio, this limit is only 2 years from the date of the injury before the statute of limitation runs out and claims are no longer accepted. 

If you have been injured in a car accident in Dayton, it is possible that you may have grounds for a personal injury suit. However, what happens when the person that you are trying to hold responsible for your injuries claims that you are at fault? Ohio State Laws are very clear when it comes to shared fault and it follows a modified comparative rule, what this basically means is that whatever amount you are entitled to will be reduced depending on the percentage of responsibility you had. If it turns out you are more than 50% responsible for the accident then you automatically become ineligible for any compensation.

Finally, one more thing you should know is that the state of Ohio has placed a hard limit on the amount that you are entitled to in case you receive a settlement. Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering have a hard cap set at $250,000, while economic damages are capped at $350,000. So it is very important that you keep these in mind if you decide to go through with your personal injury suit after an accident in Dayton. If you believe you are eligible for compensation after an accident, due to physical and emotional pain consider that all expenses from being injured can be added on the settlement as long as they stay under the hard cap.

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