Seeking fair compensation for injuries suffered in an Ohio motorcycle accident can be both complicated and time-consuming. Motorcycle and vehicle accident lawsuits usually proceed on a a negligence theory in which a plaintiff must prove that a defendant ( the responsible party) owed a duty to the plaintiff ( the injured party bringing the lawsuit), that the defendant breached that duty and that as a direct or proximate result of that negligence, the plaintiff suffered injuries and damages. The plaintiff must show that there was a link between the plaintiff’s damages and the defendant’s breach of duty in order topursue monetary payment for his or her losses in the accident.
In some cases, the defendant may have an affirmative defense that defeats the plaintiff’s claim, and some defendants – such as governmental entities – may be immune from suit because they are a government entity . This is known as sovereign immunity.
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