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 N. 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 N. Munsing's answer But you carried insruance that covered you for liability so you should be OK. If you want, get a consult from an attorney who handles citations. Bring proof that you had coverage through your company at the time of the wreck. Notify your company.
Matthew Williams' answer That you missed one time and had to reschedule is not going to have a major impact on the outcome. You really ought to have an attorney for this. Police officers are not very reliable sources of legal advice and often minimize to keep people calm. You need a lawyer familiar with the judge you'll be dealing with to make any kind of accurate prediction regarding the potential penalty.
Joseph Jaap's answer Probably not. Who was the owner of the policy? Your uncle? If so, then the proceeds are assets of his estate. Because of privacy rules, the insurance company can only release information to someone with proper authority to act on behalf of his estate, i.e. executor or administrator appointed by the probate court. There are simplified procedures for small estates (with fewer forms and lower filing fees) that you can start yourself, to be designated as executor or administrator and perhaps...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Assuming they are over 18, they are responsible for their wrecks. Question is whose name is it in and if there is insurance,and whose fault the wreck was. If you are on the car as owner then if they were a known risk you may have some exposure not for causing the crash but for giving a car to someone who is a known terrible driver.
If you aren't the registered owner, assuming they are over 18 you made a gift and that ends it.
If the car is on your policy, that policy covers...
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