Recovering Compensation in Ohio
While the specific amount of compensation you can recover in your claim depends on the circumstances surrounding your injury, the types of damages you can pursue remain consistent across all cases. These types of damages are economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages compensate for financial losses, like medical expenses, lost wages, and other quantifiable items, while non-economic damages compensate for non-financial items, like pain and suffering or mental anguish. Punitive damages differ from the others in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party instead of compensating for a loss.
How Long Do You Have to File a Claim?
The statute of limitations is a law that governs how long a claimant has to file a personal injury claim before their legal right to do so expires. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. If an injury victim attempts to file a claim outside of this given time frame, they will most likely not be able to—meaning they will miss their chance to recover compensation.
It is important to note, however, that this time limit can be shortened or extended depending on if your case meets certain requirements. To learn more about the statute of limitations and how it may affect your personal injury claim, talk to our team today.
Get the Level-Headed Representation You Deserve
If you’re ready to take action after suffering an injury, we’re ready to represent your best interests through your claim. While the insurance giants will try to get you to take a less-than-favorable settlement, we won’t accept less than you deserve. We’ll stay calm, cool, and collected when other parties resort to anger. That’s what sets our approach apart. We always take the high road.
Put your trust in a local firm that truly cares about you. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys at Rubin and Zyndorf in Toledo, Ohio, to discuss your personal injury case today. We proudly serve injured individuals in the surrounding areas of Oregon, Perrysburg, Northwood, Walbridge, and Sylvania.