Peter Munsing's answer I doubt it. If they violate a speed law that's one thing. However duty to stop is if property is damaged and they caused it. Your pooch ran into them, it sounds like. Time to dog proof your fence.
Timur Akpinar's answer I don’t practice in Ohio but your question remains open for four weeks. If you were represented by an attorney, it could be worthwhile to ask them to go over the terms of your release and other closing documents for the case.
Peter Munsing's answer Yes, and if you have uninsured motorist coverage that can cover your injuries if you were hurt. If you were hurt, contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
Peter Munsing's answer If you were not at fault you may be able to reopen the case if you can show they never served you properly. If you were hurt contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice for the county where it happened.
Matthew Williams' answer The law says you have to maintain an assured clear distance ahead of your vehicle so that you can stop in case the driver(s) in front of you do. It does not say you cannot stop suddenly. Unless you could show that the first car pulled out in front of traffic when it wasn't clear, the liability is going to be on the two following drivers.
Peter Munsing's answer No jail. I'm assuming you had an accident. The other person or their insurance will ask for her insurance. If she doesn't have any they'll ask her to pay. It may be to her advantage NOT TO MAKE ANY AGREEMENT TO DO SO because she may be "judgement proof." It really makes sense to discuss these things with an attorney who handles defense of claims, as she and you need to look at what her assets are and aren't, her need for driving etc. But you don't want to jump into negotiations with the...
Peter Munsing's answer If they offer limits that is it unless they have an umbrella. Next up would be any underinsured you have. But if you have had medical care you may have subrogation claims & I suggest you contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice who has handled crashworthiness claims as you may also have a claim against the manufacturers. They give free consults.
Matthew S Flemming's answer As soon as you leave the scene of an accident you run the risk of being charged. The statute that the criminal offense is defined within does not require another person to be present.
I would consult with a criminal defense attorney before approaching the police. I would also recommend not posting any further public statements such as this one until you do.
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