Ohio law requires that if you are in any automobile accident, you must STOP immediately. You must also GIVE your name, address, and vehicle registration number to any injured person and/or the owner(s) and/or operator(s) of the other motor vehicle(s) involved in the accident. This information must also be given to the police when they respond. If you are driving another person’s automobile, you must also provide the name and address of the owner(s). You should exchange with the other driver the insurance information from your insurance card, including the insurance company name and your policy number. You also should receive the same information from the other driver.
You must REMAIN AT THE SCENE until the police arrive. If you have caused damage, you must provide the property owner with the required information (as listed above), and, if it is requested, you must show your driver’s license. If the other car is unoccupied, you must attach the required information (listed above) to a prominent place on the other vehicle, such as under a wiper blade.
At Scott Mullins & Company, an experienced personal injury attorney is available to discuss your legal rights following an accident.