OH personal injury case & accident info
Ohio has a simple beauty about it that helps one get away from it all. However, all those winding back roads can lead to car accidents, personal injuries and negligence cases. Then it becomes an exhausting dance of figuring out where to pin blame and liability.
Maybe it was you who was hurt, or maybe it was a friend or relative. Whatever happens during your Ohio journeys, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can help.
Ohio personal injury law: the basics
Ohio statutes online
This is where you’ll find Ohio's Revised Code. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
Ohio's car accident statutes of limitation
In Ohio, you have four years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have four years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in Ohio
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Hiring a lawyer in Ohio
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as real estate law or estate planning law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case goes to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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Examples of personal injury cases and accidents
Personal injury cases (also know as a tort lawsuit) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability (slip/fall) are a few examples of the most common types of personal injury cases, but there are many more. In fact, torts are among the most common legal actions in the United States. Read more
Read our complete guide to finding the right injury attorney for your case. Read insights from Enjuris attorneys and lawyers across the USA on when and why you need to hire a car accident attorney. Learn more
Law libraries in Ohio
There are many issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.
- Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library
- State Library of Ohio
- University of Toledo College of Law: LaValley Law Library
- Capital University School of Law: Law Library
- University of Akron School of Law: Law Library
- Cleveland Marshall College of Law: Law Library
- Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law: Taggart Law Library
- University of Cincinnati College of Law: Law Library
- University of Dayton College of Law: Zimmerman Law Library
- Franklin County Law Library
- Cleveland Law Library
- Hamilton County Law Library
- Montgomery County Law Library
- Ohio State University College of Law: Moritz Law Library
- Delaware County Law Library
- Stark County Law Library
- Lake County Law Library
- Wood County Law Library
- Clark County Law Library
- Clermont County Law Library
- Columbiana County Law Library
- Cleveland Law Library
- Geauga County Law Library
- Scioto County Law Library
- Hancock County Law Library
- Akron County Law Library
- Washington County Law Library
- Wayne County Law Library
- Lorain County Law Library
- Mahoning County Law Library
- Butler County Law Library
- Ashland County Law Library
- Columbus Law Library
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