Ohio Comparative Negligence Laws

Experienced Cincinnati attorneys help you understand the law and recover damages

gavel and law booksAn experienced and compassionate negligence attorney cares when an individual or family has been hurt in an accident. Suffering a personal injury due to the carelessness of others can make it challenging to think clearly and take the steps necessary to recover. Our job is to listen to you and review your case carefully to give you the best advice and help you get the compensation the law entitles you to. The lawyers at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., will help you at a time when you might be feeling your most fragile.

Obtaining the largest remuneration for your expense and damages is important for your recovery from your accident and regaining your quality of life. We will work hard to help you receive the compensation you deserve, even if you might be partially at fault.

Assisting injury victims who are partly at fault

An injury from an accident can significantly impact you and your family, no matter the contributing factors. If other persons involved in your accident are 100 percent at fault, you can recover compensation for all of your expenses or damages. But your payment will be reduced if you are found to be partially at fault.

We help you recoup from a personal injury even if you have partial fault, referred to as contributory negligence. Ohio law compares your negligence to that of others involved in an accident. This is known as comparative negligence  . Ohio law typically allows you some compensation if you are 50 percent or less at fault. However, if your contributory negligence is more than 50 percent, you cannot recover anything.

Accidents or injuries subject to comparative negligence laws include:

Ohio comparative negligence laws most often apply to car accidents, but insurance companies investigate all injuries caused by negligence to determine who is at fault and to what extent. The rule applies to both residential and commercial properties.

Even if you are partially at fault in an accident, you still have legal rights, and your lawyer should ensure you receive fair treatment. Whenever feasible, our attorneys go head-to-head with insurance companies and work to convince juries that you should get a no-fault judgment. If that is not possible, we work hard to limit your assignment of fault as much as possible to maximize your compensation.

Speak with one of our experienced comparative negligence lawyers

If you’ve been injured in an accident or lost a loved one because of wrongful death, the attorneys at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., can provide a free initial consultation and advise you on your options for legal representation. You can reach us by phone at  513.721.6500 or  for more information.