Ohio Comparative Negligence Laws

Experienced Cincinnati attorneys help you understand the law and recover damages

You need an experienced negligence attorney who cares about you and your family when you’ve been injured in an accident. When you suffer a personal injury due to the carelessness or negligence of others, you are often in a fragile state. It can be difficult to think clearly and do what’s best for yourself. At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., we help you when these situations occur. We understand what you are going through. Our job is to listen to you carefully, advise you clearly and help you recover the damages and expenses you are entitled to under the law.

We know how important it is for you to be awarded the greatest amount possible if you are injured in an accident. We care about our clients and work hard to see that you receive the damages you deserve. Our goal is to do everything possible to help make you whole.

Assisting injury victims who are partly at fault

When you are injured, the impact on you and your family can be significant. We help you recover for a personal injury even if you are partially at fault. When you are partly at fault in a car accident or other type of accident, you have legal rights. Ohio law permits you to recover if you are 50 percent or less at fault. Your percentage of fault is your contributory negligence. The Ohio system compares your negligence to that of others involved in the accident. This is known as the comparative negligence system.

If other persons involved in your accident are 100 percent at fault, you can recover for all of your injury or damage without limitation. But your recovery will be reduced if you are found to be partially at fault. When your contributory negligence is more than 50 percent, you cannot recover anything.

Accidents or injuries subject to comparative negligence laws include:

We use our experience to make sure that you are treated fairly. We fight to convince insurance companies and juries that you should be assigned no fault in accidents that result in your injury, or to limit your fault to the smallest percentage possible in order to increase the amount of damages you recover.

Speak with one of our experienced comparative negligence lawyers

At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., we offer a free initial consultation if you have been injured or suffered from the wrongful death of a loved one in an accident and need capable legal representation. You can reach us at our tollfree number 513.721.6500 or online.