If you drive in Central Ohio, you need to have a driver’s license and insurance and follow certain rules. Under Ohio law, there are steps you have to take if you are in an accident. You should always be prepared to exchange information with all the other involved parties, even if there are multiple cars involved. Knowing what to do ahead of time will make a stressful situation easier. At Insuran LLC, we want to make sure you have the information you need to make the best choices.
Legal Reporting Requirements
Before you do anything else, make sure no one needs immediate assistance and move out of the way if you are in a dangerous place. Then think about making a report. In Ohio, you are only required to make a police report under certain conditions:
- If there was property damage of at least $1,000.
- If someone was seriously injured.
- If there was a fatality.
Failure to comply with the rules could lead to serious consequences. You could also face fines and/or the loss of your driving privileges if you are found to be uninsured at the time of the accident.
Making a Report Is Usually Your Best Option
Your safest bet in Central Ohio is to always call and ask for a police report. If no one is injured, you can call the nonemergency line and let them know that you are waiting with the other driver. The officer will collect everyone’s information and make a report. You can report the accident to your agent at Insuran LLC, and we can help you with your next steps. If you have any questions or if you want to make sure you have enough coverage, please feel free to call today.