When you are in your own home environment, you have the responsibility to keep yourself and others on your premises safe. However, when you are out in the world and frequent premises owned by other people, they have the responsibility to keep all guests reasonably safe.
If you were injured in a car accident, or on a public premises, whether that was a restaurant, a shopping mall or a friend’s house, it’s likely that you suffered financially through the cost of medical bills and lost wages. Therefore, it’s only fair that you are able to recoup these costs as well as gain damages for the pain and suffering you went through. If you are unsure of whether you have grounds to file a personal injury claim, the following is an overview of how the law works.
There is a time limit to make a claim
You cannot suddenly decide to make a personal injury claim for an accident that happened decades ago. The time limit is known formally as a statute of limitations, and it is dictated by state law. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for some personal injury cases can be as short as one year after the injury.
How do I know if I have grounds to make a claim?
Generally speaking, if you believe that another person is responsible for the injury or harm that you suffered, it is possible that you will be able to make a personal injury claim. In order to be successful, you will need to show that the party you are making a claim against was negligent or reckless in some way and that this behavior led directly to your physical and financial suffering.
Going through the repercussions of an accident or injury can be very difficult. You may be worried about your future health and your financial well-being. Make sure that you take action earlier rather than later if you believe that you have grounds to make a personal injury claim in Ohio.