Separate AND unequal

Tragic story yesterday of two employees that were run down yesterday at Children’s Hospital in Columbus.  So why would Ohio law treat these two people – both injured in the same incident – differently from one another?

Your hurdle

One of the men was unfortunately killed in the wreck, while the other survived.  Ohio law places a limit or “cap” on the value of the injured man’s pain while not limiting the intangible losses to the family of the other.  I thought that was up to the jury to decide, not the politicians?

What does this mean to you:

The law is constantly changing, for better or for worse.  Make sure you understand the current law under which any potential claims are brought, as it may be different for different people at different times.

 

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One thought on “Separate AND unequal

  1. It is always sad when someone is injured, and instead of asking, “how can we help,” the jury in our society says, “how can we make sure our own insurance rates don’t go up?” It doesn’t get much more selfish than that. I suppose that’s why people gave away their rights when the insurance companies lobbied for caps on damages and other “reform” that have crippled our system. Justice, unfortunately, is not so obtainable anymore.

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