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.
Peter Munsing's answer Well, if you live with mom and mom has insurance, hopefully you have liability coverage even if you were driving a car with no insurance. For anyone reading this, do not decide to take off insurance if your car will hit the road or Murphy's law will hit you.
Peter Munsing's answer If he could see you and if you had your turn signal on, as the vehicle going from stop to motion he should not have changed lanes. However if you could see he was rolling you should also have chosen to stop. I lean towards your positon but suggest 1)avoid giving statements until you speak with an attorney 2) contact a member for the Ohio Assn for Justice in your town or in the county seat for your county --they give free consults.
Peter Munsing's answer Time for you to speak with an attorney in the town where the court is who handles tickets because you need to get something knocked down. Do not drive with a suspension if you have one. You need to get to the court some other way than you driving (frequent mistake in suspension cases: "How did you get here?" "I drove."
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