Some insurance companies will try to pay you less than you deserve even if you are not at fault in a serious accident. The Ohio law that the insurance company may want to use is called "CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE COMPARATIVE FAULT"... it reads...Modified Comparative Fault: 51% Bar. Damaged party cannot recover if it is 51% or more at fault. If 50% or less at fault, it can recover, although its recovery is reduced by its degree of fault. If plaintiff’s liability exceeds that of the defendant, he may be barred from recovery. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2315.33.
Notice it states that if you are at fault 51% or more. Even though you may not be at fault and can prove this with a police report, some insurance companies will still try to persuade you to believe you are at some percentage of fault. Hoping you will settle for less. Remember, the insurance company does not work for you. They do not have your best interest at heart. The Eshelman Legal Group does work for you and you alone. We do not represent insurance companies, we represent you! We understand Ohio injury law thoroughly. We understand the tactics insurance companies use. We have been helping the injured for over 40 years. We are well respected in the Ohio court system and we can help you. "We'll Make Things Right"
Bob Dyer of the Akron Beacon Journal recently wrote an article about this type of situation. Below are a few paragraphs but we encourage you to read the whole article. We believe this will help you if you happen to be caught in this type of situation. And, if you are, and are needing help, Call the Eshelman Legal Group..."We'll Make Things Right"
Bob Dyer: Car insurance rip-off continues
By Bob Dyer
Beacon Journal columnist
Not long ago I told you about the curious case of Timothy Manning. On the morning of Dec. 31, Manning and his daughter were driving in Massillon, entering an intersection, when a driver coming in the opposite direction in a huge pickup truck suddenly turned left in front of them. Manning jammed on his brakes and steered hard to his left but couldn’t avoid a crash. When police arrived, the other driver admitted he was at fault, saying he just didn’t see Manning coming. He was cited and convicted of failing to yield.
Ohio has strict time limits on how long you can wait before you file your case. If you wait to long, you will forfeit your case completely. It is in your best interest to contact the experienced lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group to see if you actually have a case. Remember, your initial consultation is free and we do not get paid unless we win your case.
Ask yourself this question… Who does the insurance adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.