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Victims of sexual abuse or assault in Ohio have the legal right to file civil lawsuits and compensation for their injuries. Victims can sue not just their abuser, but also third parties such as schools, churches or organizations that enabled the abuse to occur or covered it up.

In this post, we will provide an overview of sexual abuse lawsuits in Ohio. We will explain the statute of limitations for Ohio sex abuse lawsuits and their potential settlement value. If you have an Ohio sex abuse case, contact us today for a free consultation at 800-553-8082.

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This page looks at settlement amounts and jury payouts in personal injury cases in Ohio. Our lawyers also provide an analysis of Ohio personal injury law.

If you are a personal injury victim bringing a compensation claim in Ohio, you want to know the possible range of settlement payouts for your claim.  Why? Because money compensation is what a personal injury or wrongful death claim is ultimately about.

This page is designed to look at how personal injury cases have been resolved in Ohio and to give you the ability to match your claim with Ohio personal injury settlement statistics and example settlements and jury payouts.

If you have been the victim of violence (rape, robbery, assault, etc.) at a business, shopping center, apartment complex, school, or another type of property, you may be able to get financial compensation for your injuries by bringing a negligent security lawsuit against the property owner.

Ohio allows plaintiffs to sue property owners or businesses for failing to provide reasonable security measures on their property. If successful, these lawsuits can result in meaningful financial compensation. On this page, our injury lawyers look at Ohio negligent security cases and how to get compensation for personal injuries or death. We will also look at how much compensation plaintiffs can potentially get in a negligent security lawsuit in Ohio by summarizing recent reported settlements and verdicts in prior cases.

When Can You Bring a Negligent Security Lawsuit

In my insurance law class, I talk in Chapter 2 about the idea of fortunity. It is mostly a theoretical concept. Insurance is intended to provide protection against unknown events that occur in the future. So obviously, the law and common sense dictate that when you buy car insurance after a car accident, the “loss in progress” doctrine will bar coverage.

In Schwartz Manes Ruby & Slovin, L.P.A. v. Monitor Liability Managers, LLC, the 6th Circuit looked at whether or not the insured reasonably could have foreseen that a claim would be made prior to the signing of an insurance policy.

The case involved legal malpractice coverage. The law firm – an Ohio firm – clearly screwed up in defending a lawsuit. The client fired the firm. The new firm asked why the firm failed to appear at the trial, particularly since its file contained a notice for the trial. The law firm did one smart thing: they put their agent on notice who apparently told no one. Then, a new policy of legal malpractice insurance was issued.

The malpractice insurer disclaimed coverage becasue prior to its policy’s inception, the law firm knew it had a motza ball of a potential lawsuit hanging out there.

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Cap on Damages Lives in Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court has concluded that Ohio’s statutory caps on damage awards in personal injury lawsuits are constitutional in a 5-2 decision today.

Like most states with caps, the cap applies to pain and suffering damages and other intangible injuries. The Ohio cap is particularly restrictive: $350,000 unless the injured person lost a limb or bodily organ. Ohio also has a punitive damages rule that restricts punitive damages to twice the amount of damages awarded as the judge or jury awards in compensation for the plaintiff’s injuries, minus any reductions because of the cap on pain and suffering damage. (Actually, the formula is a little more complicated than that, but this is the gist.)

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