4509.53 Provisions incorporated into policy by law.

Every motor-vehicle liability policy is subject to the following provisions which need not be contained therein:

(A) Subject to the terms and conditions of the policy, the liability of the insurance carrier with respect to the insurance required by sections 4509.01 to 4509.78 of the Revised Code, shall become conclusive whenever injury or damage covered by the policy occurs; the policy shall not be canceled or annulled as to such liability by any agreement between the insurance carrier and the insured after the occurrence of the injury; no statement made by the insured or on the insured's behalf shall defeat or void the policy.

(B) The satisfaction by the insured of a judgment for such injury or damage shall not be a condition precedent to the right or duty of the insurance carrier to make payment on account of such injury or damage.

(C) The insurance carrier may settle any claim covered by the policy, and if such settlement is made in good faith, the amount thereof shall be deductible from the limits of liability specified in division (B) of section 4509.51 of the Revised Code.

(D) The policy, the written application therefor, and any rider or indorsement which does not conflict with sections 4509.01 to 4509.78 of the Revised Code, shall constitute the entire contract between the parties.

Effective Date: 02-12-2004