The Hilltop Building
5035 Mayfield Road Suite 102
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124

Accidents Happen

Ohio law requires that if you are in any automobile accident, you must STOP immediately. You must also GIVE your name, address, and vehicle registration number to any injured person and/or the owner(s) and/or operator(s) of the other motor vehicle(s) involved in the accident. This information must also be given to the police when they respond. If you are driving another person's automobile, you must also provide the name and address of the owner(s). You should exchange with the other driver the insurance information from your insurance card, including the insurance company name and your policy number. You also should receive the same information from the other driver. You must REMAIN AT THE SCENE until the police arrive. If you have caused damage, you must provide the property owner with the required information (as listed above), and, if it is requested, you must show your driver's license. If the other car is unoccupied, you must attach the required information (listed above) to a prominent place on the other vehicle, such as under a wiper blade. Even if the police do not respond, you still MUST notify the police department of the accident location within 24 hours. Then you must complete a "delayed" accident report at the police station.

What to do Next?

In the event that an accident results in a personal injury, the driver, and any person who sustained personal injuries or property damage in the accident, should contact an attorney. No payments should be made to anyone without legal advice. No offer of settlement of a claim should be accepted without legal advice. If you are a victim of an auto accident and have completed your medical treatment, you may be wondering how you can pay for your medical bills or make up for the lost pay incurred as a result of the accident. Obtaining the full amount of recovery you deserve for your injuries requires a dedicated and experienced attorney working hard on your case.