Automobile Subrogation

  • Our success in handling automobile subrogation claims is the result of a careful formula and process involving a thorough knowledge of Ohio law on negligence, coverage and subrogation.
  • RMI’s roots are planted deep in Ohio automobile subrogation. It is a history that goes back years. When our firm opened nearly three decades ago a large number of insurers showed their confidence in our counsel by insisting on the transfer of thousands of auto cases from a defense firm. Our clients recognized a passion for subrogation, and it is a passion that has guided us through RMI’s history.
  • Early on, our firm recognized that a successful auto subrogation practice required the latest in technology, and a skilled team committed to efficient and cost-effective recoveries.

  • It is believed RMI was one of the subrogation industry’s first to develop software that was specific to auto subrogation recoveries, including initial demands, pleadings and collection activities. The firm has continually updated its IT to keep abreast with the ever changing landscape of the law and auto subrogation. The firm is also set up for payments via a secure on-line payment system, which provides instant credit to accounts and immediate reporting data.
  • Technology is only a part of the formula. The other is people. At RMI, your auto subrogation assignments are handled by attorneys and paralegals/collectors with years of experience. Combining technology with the right team results in maximum recoveries. RMI enjoys a Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent Rating (since 2008 to present), representing a peer review rating of the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
  • The RMI auto subrogation unit includes experienced counsel, legal assistants and collectors who provide support to this integral part of the practice. The auto division's recent addition of employees and software upgrade followed RMI's overall state of the art office expansion at our Seville, Ohio headquarters.


  • Each auto subrogation case is assigned to both an attorney and our paralegal team. Files are reviewed for liability, potential third parties responsible beyond the driver (i.e., owners, employers, other insurers) and collection potential.
  • Our counsel and auto team have unmatched experience in Ohio law, requirements of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, medical pay, under and uninsured motorist claims, trucking and heavy equipment regulations, parental liability, rental/loaner car liability, complex coverage issues and recoveries.


  • RMI has litigated auto subrogation cases in every municipal and county court in Ohio.
  • RMI has reported and often cited appellate decisions on such auto subrogation issues as rental/loaner car liability and complex coverage matters.
  • Most recently, the firm challenged long standing Ohio auto liability law on the medical emergency defense resulting in significant recoveries by trial and settlements.
  • RMI counsel have presented at numerous seminars and conferences on auto subrogation. In fact, the first training session at the inaugural NASP convention was an auto program presented by our firm. Most recently, members of RMI have participated as an auto track leader, anatomy of a subro auto trial and future technology as it relates to subrogation.

  • RMI is proud to serve as Ohio counsel for national subrogation networks.
  • Networks that forward assignments can be assured that cases will be handled in a cost-effective, efficient manner by a well known and established law firm with experience in the special nuances of Ohio law.

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