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Ohio Maximum Compensation Cap

When sustained an injury in a workplace, property, or even caused by a road accident, in U.S., these offenses are commonly resolved by filing an injury claim against the at-fault by victims as they are entitled for one, if they were; sustained injuries by someone negligent actions, malicious intent, or unintentional notions that have resulted in an accident. In Ohio, damages are determined into three general parts such as:

  • Non-Economic Damages 
    These are subjective damages and non-measurable losses such as pain,suffering, loss of life, and loss of ability to earn or disability

  • Economic Damages
    These are objective damages that has definite amount and can be calculated with the assistance of a lawyer such as medical expenses and loss of income from days of recuperation.

  • Punitive Damages
    Punitive danages are punishment for bad mannered drivers who have caused serious intentional accidents or when the at-fault driver is practicing fraud on hearing or negotiations. 

The first two mentioned type of damage are both compensatory damages which means they are applied to at-fault driver intended to make compensation to the injury party while punitive damages are non-compensatory or called oftentimes exemplary damages. In cases of injury and medical malpractice, all forms of economic damages have no compensation cap since these are measurable by calculated monetary losses and are only limited by the amount or value of the claim that is issued to recover. But, on the punitive damages and non-economic damages, they don't have cap since they are not measurable by monetary cover and it is subjective. 

What are the Ohio Damage Caps? 

According to Ohio's law, the monetary compensation limit of non-economic damages is $250,000 or up to three times to the value of calculated economic damages or which holds greater value, it includes the loss of quality of life, lost of a guardian and companion, pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment. It ignores how high the economic damages are and is limited to a maximum of $350,000 per plaintiff or $500,000 per incident whereas punitive damages are limited to the twice amount of compensatory damages that is given to the case. 

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Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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