Ohio Negligent Entrustment

Under Ohio’s negligent entrustment statute, codified at Revised Code Section 4511.203, the owner of a motor vehicle may face both criminal penalties and civil liability when he or she entrusts a vehicle to another when the owner knows or reasonably should know...

Help Us Help You Recover More

We understand clients want to attempt all avenues of collection before sending the file to litigation. Unfortunately, waiting to send in a file can close potential avenues of collection. We recommend sending in motor vehicle files no later than six months before the statute of limitations.

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure Updates

The Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure determine the legal processes that are followed by Ohio state courts in civil actions. The rules are meant to eliminate delay and improve efficiency. On July 1, 2020, amendments to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure took effect. For the next few issues, we...

Liability of a Dog Owner

Ohio Revised Code 955.28 covers the liability of a dog owner. Our Columbus, Ohio office has had many cases where a dog gets loose, runs into the street, and causes a vehicle to strike the dog or swerve to miss the dog and strike other property (e.g., another vehicle, fence,...

Indiana Negligent Entrustment

Under Indiana law, the theory of Negligent Entrustment allows for an injured party to recover from the owner of a vehicle who negligently allowed another person to use the vehicle. Negligent entrustment is most common in auto claims, although there are other circumstances where it is applicable.

Judgment or Judgement

Seeing as my last article touched on spelling, I figured I would keep with the grammar theme for this month’s article and discuss the right spelling and usage of “judgment.” As with many words, the different spelling is attributable to different countries or locales, in this situation the United States...