WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M PARTIALLY AT FAULT IN THE ACCIDENT?
What happens if I'm partially at fault in the accident. In Ohio if you are found to be more than 50% responsible for the accident, then you are not able to present a claim for bodily injuries against any party. The threshold limit to the amount of responsibility you can have for the case. The phrase is comparative negligence and if the court through a trial process would find that you are more than 50.1% liable or responsible for the case then you would not be entitled to bring a claim for injuries against any party from the accident. Other states have different ratios and rules on that, but in Ohio you claim is only valid if your responsibility is less than 50% for the liability of the accident.