3937.181 Property damage coverage.

(A) No policy of insurance described in division (A) of section 3937.18 of the Revised Code that includes uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage, or both uninsured and underinsured motorist coverages shall be delivered or issued for delivery unless coverage is also made available for damage to, or the destruction of, any motor vehicle specifically identified in the policy, for the protection of those persons insured under the policy who are legally entitled to recover for the damage to or destruction of any motor vehicle specifically identified in the policy from the owner or operator of an uninsured motor vehicle.

(B) The coverage made available under this section need not exceed the lesser of seventy-five hundred dollars or the amount otherwise available from the policy for damages to, or the destruction of, the motor vehicle. The coverage shall be subject to a maximum two-hundred-fifty-dollar deductible. The losses recoverable under this section shall be limited to recovery for that destruction of or damage to the motor vehicle specifically identified in the policy directly caused by an uninsured motor vehicle whose owner or operator has been identified.

(C) If an insured has a policy containing collision coverage covering damages caused by an uninsured motor vehicle, the insured's insurer need not make coverage available under this section.

(D) An insurer making payments to an insured under the coverage offered under division (A) of this section shall be entitled, to the extent of those payments and subject to the terms and conditions of the coverage, to the proceeds of any settlement or judgment resulting from the exercise of any rights of recovery by the insured against the person or organization legally responsible for the injury or destruction of the property, including any amounts recoverable from an insurer that is or becomes the subject of insolvency proceedings, through such proceedings or in any other lawful manner. No insurer shall attempt to recover any amount from the insured of an insurer that is or becomes the subject of insolvency proceedings, to the extent of those rights against the insurer that the insured assigns to the paying insurer.

Cite as R.C. § 3937.181

History. Effective Date: 10-31-2001