Chapter 4515: VENUE; GUEST STATUTE

4515.01 Venue in actions for injury caused by motor vehicles.

Actions for injury to a person or property, caused by the negligence of the owner or operator of a motor vehicle, may be brought by the person injured against such owner or operator in the county in which such injury occurred. A summons in such action against any defendant shall be issued to the sheriff of any county within this state in which such defendant resides and may be served as in other civil actions.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

4515.02 Liability to guests in motor vehicles.

The owner, operator, or person responsible for the operation of a motor vehicle shall not be liable for loss or damage arising from injuries to or death of a guest, resulting from the operation of said motor vehicle, while such guest is being transported without payment therefor in or upon said motor vehicle, unless such injuries or death are caused by the willful or wanton misconduct of such operator, owner, or person responsible for the operation of said motor vehicle.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

4515.03 to 4515.11 Amended and Renumbered RC 3701.61 to 3701.69.

Effective Date: 10-31-1973