Winter Car Accidents in Ohio & How to Drive in Ice & Snow
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KNR Legal Blog
Motor vehicle accidents happen with surprising frequency. After an accident, Ohio law states that a driver should immediately stop and remain at the scene of an accident until the driver has exchanged his or her name, address, and registered number of the vehicle he or she was operating to the other driver and, if applicable, to any police officer at the scene. But not everyone follows the law. People who don’t stop after an accident, or who don’t remain at the scene of the accident to provide their information, are committing a serious criminal offense known as a hit-and-run.
Under Ohio Revised Code section 4549.02, a person is required to stop following a collision with any other person or property. Failure to stop after an accident can result in a first-degree misdemeanor or, in cases where bodily injury occurs, a fifth-degree felony.
If you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident in Ohio, it’s important to find safety, call the police, record your memory of events, and contact an experienced Ohio personal injury lawyer.
If the perpetrator of the hit-and-run accident is found, your report to the police may initiate a criminal case against that driver. As the victim of the hit-and-run, you may also be able to initiate a civil case to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. An experienced Ohio personal injury attorney can help in this process.
In the event that the perpetrator of the hit-and-run accident is not found, you may still be able to file a claim to recover damages for your property or injuries. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW to learn more today.