Ohio Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: Someone hit my dog and drove off. Can I hold them accountable for animal cruelty?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
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.

Q: Hey I had a car accident and I give the person my info and went home and changed my plates and put some old plates on

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Eventually, they will probably figure out that you did these things and file criminal charges against you.

Q: I was in a car accident 3 years ago. I received $900,000 from the insurance. Capitol First is not allowing access.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
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.

Tim Akpinar

Q: what if I was involved in a hit and run and I was not sited at fault. My passenger is trying to sue me for medical bill

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Then you will want to defend the lawsuit. Your insurance is likely to defend if you were not listed as at fault. Have you reported the accident and the suit to them?

Q: What can I do when my car was hit on private property and the police won't give me the correct statement

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
What do you mean by "won't give me the correct statement?" Whose statement? What does it say? What do you think it should say?

Q: My bro was pulled over charged with too many kids in the car and tampering of evidence 2yrs ago. Speeding ticket last yr

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
There is no way to know that based on the information provided. The BMV can certainly tell you though, give them a call or visit their website.

Q: IM STILL PAYIN A CAR NOTE GOT INTO A CAR ACCIDENT THEY HAVE NO INSURANCE CAN I SUE THEM FOR THE DAMAGES

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
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.

Q: Im 17 and got into a minor collision, got cited for a stop sign violation and have a provisional license. What'll happen

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Your license could be suspended and/or you could be fined.

Q: I was in an accident 3 years ago, she hit me. I didn’t have ins, 3 years later my license are suspended bc of no ins thn

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
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.

Q: I was involved in a 3 car rear ending. I hit the car in front of me because the car in front of him stopped fast.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
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.

Q: My daughter was at college and was involved in an accident, the other driver left the scene only to return before the

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It sounds like they sued right before the statute of limitations ran out, which is common. Since she didn't have insurance, she is going to need a lawyer to defend her.

Q: I hit the curb in a building and damaged some parts of it. The landlord is asking for a lot of money. What do I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Notify your insurance company. They will fight the claim, if the amount requested is unreasonable. You should also consider hiring an attorney yourself.

Q: my daughter has a suspended licence and got in a car accident and totaled the car and the other drivers car

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You could be brought into the case on a negligent entrustment theory, and may even be criminally charged with negligent entrustment.

Q: What are the consequences of getting in an accident without insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Answered on May 4, 2018
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...

Q: Can I sue the parents of a teenage boy for my injuries resulting in a car accident that was his fault in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
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.

Q: So a girl ran through a red light and hit me, she lied and said she didn't. She had suspended licence.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
See if there is a camera at the intersection or any business has a camera that captures the intersection. It's where the experession "he said she said" comes from.

But if you weren't at fault, and have injuries, contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

Q: Can I get an "assured clear distant ticket reduced to a parking ticket"?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Maybe not that but some combination of non moving violation--may be a light out, failure to display sticker etc.

Q: In Ohio, is it illegal for a business to push snow from their parking lot into a public road?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
It could violate some city or local ordinance. Check with the local government in which located.

Q: How long does it take for a blood alcohol test to come back?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It usually takes a few weeks around here. It there’s reason to believe it will come back over the limit, you should use the time to find a lawyer.

Q: If you leave the scene of an accident but no one was in the other vehicle can you turn yourself in within a certain time

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
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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