What is a Statute of Limitations and What’s the Limit for a Car Accident in Ohio?

What is a Statute of Limitations?

That statute of limitations is the period of time within which you can pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for a particular action.

What’s the Statute of Limitations in Ohio?

Two years. With very few and rare exceptions, the injured victim has two years from the date of the accident in which to file a lawsuit in order to request compensation.

Simply making a claim with an insurance company will not toll(pause) the statute of limitations – suit must be filed within two years. In some cases, injuries may take time to develop, so auto accident victims may end up treating with a doctor several months after the initial accident. This is why car accident victims are given a two-year period to act.