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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: My license are suspended for non payment on a judgement that was put against me for a car accident. Where or who can I

Talk to to work out some kind of payment arrangement so I can start making payments to get this took care of?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 3, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. One option is to try to arrange a consult with a local attorney to review the paperwork you received. There are several possible sources for a motor vehicle accident judgments. It could be from the other... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in an accident 11/18/22. The other driver came in my lane going in the same direction at 70mph in Ms.

The police report said she was changing lanes and hit my car, ran my off the road. I’m in pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and plates and screws previously in both wrists. I live in Florence Al, the wreck occurred in Starkville Ms. Do I contact her insurance or what?

William Vann Burkett
William Vann Burkett
answered on Nov 21, 2022

You should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Do not speak with an adjuster or insurance company until you have spoken with an attorney and received legal counsel. Based on the few facts that you report, it appears that the other driver is at fault. Any time there are significant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: How should you transition to a new lawyer for a civil appeal?

I contacted an appellate attorney for consideration of a civil appeal/post-trial actions, but they said they couldn't discuss anything with me according to AL law, because I was already represented. Is there an official way to sever relations with my current attorney? I am concerned about the... Read more »

Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Normally, you are simply going to terminate the lawyer. This ends the relationship. It might, however, be wise to seek the lawyer's advice regarding an attorney for the appeal. It may be difficult to find another attorney within the time limits for appeal if you have terminated one attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: We had a truck pull out in front of us while we was on a motorcycle after the crash my husband had a panic attack a

Friend took us to his mom's . What can we do about the ticket

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 9, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you likely consulted with a traffic ticket defense attorney or submitted a response. The circumstances of the accident are not fully clear from the brief description, but if you were proceeding on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: if a car runs you off into the emergency lane and you hit an abandoned car who is at fault

a transfer truck ran my brother off the interstate into the emergency lane and he hit a broken-down car that was left unattended the transfer truck did not stop who would be at fault

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 2, 2022

This would either be a negligence claim against the truck driver and trucking company (if it can be identified), or a phantom driver case. It will be a hard case to pursue unless your brother happened to have a dash camera to have some method of identifying the driver of the other vehicle. If you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I paid for the damage that I caused another vehicle. Needs only touch up paint. $360.00. happened

on private property. Now she is wanting 2 days of car rental ..am I responsible for rental.

No police report was made and she did not take pics

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 31, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the scope of painting - and how long the person would be without a car due to the work. Whatever the two of you agree upon, it would be advisable to use a release. A release is a form the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a employer terminate you due to a accident 2 years ago before you became employed there

It was a traffic accident and have a criminal attorney but he’s in court and the employer is asking for my accident report. Do I have to submit the report and can they terminate me over it?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 7, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that an employment law attorney would have more insight into than a car accident attorney. There's no guarantee every post on this forum is ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: If a person is 19 years old and the fault person in a fatal accident who is responsible for the pain and suffering costs
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 9, 2022

In this instance, the at fault driver is responsible for the non-at fault driver's damages. The 19 year old (as opposed to a minor) is deemed to have capacity to be responsible for his actions.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: What are the options when you're involved in an accident with a driver whose license is suspended and uninsured?

Also, what happens if the vehicle does not belong to that driver?

Hunter Garnett
Hunter Garnett
answered on Feb 26, 2022

You have several possible claims against three possible defendants. Realistically, your recovery is likely limited by the amount of insurance that is available. I'll break down each of your possible claims, but you probably only care about the practical advice so I'll start there.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Have an attorney insurance offer is insufficient they want you to accept

Can you dismiss the attorney after contract have been signed

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Nov 18, 2021

You should discuss with your attorney the reasons he wants you to accept and the pros and cons of not accepting at this time. If, after speaking with your attorney, you are dissatisfied with his representation, then give look for another attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I was injured in a car accident caused by a city bus driver. They are protected by a cap. Can I seek other damages?

The city has a $100,000 cap but my bills are well over that amount. Can I pursue punative damages and ask for pain and suffering?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 14, 2021

An attorney who practices in the applicable jurisdiction could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear if this in Georgia or Alabama, as both appear in your question. Try to arrange a consult with an attorney in the jurisdiction where this took place.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Can a parent press chargers on their child if they put a dent on the parents car by accident
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 25, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to speak with an Alabama attorney for meaningful guidance, an accidental dent does not usually amount to being a crime in most places. Unless an accident involved intoxication, recklessness,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: How many cars can legally be overtaken
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 26, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. As a general matter nationwide, statutes do not generally include any particular figure for cars overtaken. Most statutes pertaining to left lane violations tend to be phrased "a" vehicle or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Daughter had accident in my uninsured car. She was at fault. Will I loose my licence? We live in Alabama.

She pulled out in front of someone. Neither had injuries. Both cars totaled. What consequences do I face myself?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 17, 2021

1) you will owe the other person for at least their car; if their insurance pays for it you owe their insurance

2) Both of you could be ticketed, possible license suspension in some states.

You need to contact an attorney who handles traffic violations in the county where it happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I backed into a parked car in a parking lot. I told the owner and gave him my insurance info but didnt get his insurance

And no police report was made. Im not sure if the other person has insurance or not. The only damge was a broken tailight cover on his car. He said he got an estimate on the damage and asked me who he needed to contact. I told him my insurance company. I also texted him and asked him who he has... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 20, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you are able to discuss meaningfully with a local attorney, the next thing that happens would probably be your insurance carrier contacting you to verify the other driver's claim. If the other driver was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Alabama on
Q: Truck driver passed me in a completely ice and snow covered lane and the snow flying up busted my window.

The driver had already tried to pass once and backed out because the road was that bad and then a mile or 2 later tried again. As he passed the wave of slush and ice caused me and the car in front to have to completely stop because we couldn't see and my driver side window got busted. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 6, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in many jurisdictions, you probably would. Check with the Small Claims Court, either through its online resources or contacting an administrative person at the courthouse as to the types of cases... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: In Alabama, if unauthorized driver wrecks my rental car can I be arrested? I

I have my own insurance but my brother not covered.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 20, 2020

An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Most motor vehicle accidents do not involve criminal charges or arrest. They are usually treated as civil matters where the parties sue for monetary damages. That's a general premise nationwide. If you want a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: In March of 2019 I was in a accident. I received a citation but neither me or the other driver were charged .

Why did my insurance then go up

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 11, 2020

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter NATIONWIDE, one doesn't need to be charged in connection with an accident for it to be used by an insurance carrier to raise premiums. Most accidents are civil matters - charges are generally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Family Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: How do I find my dead fathers lawsuit from the accident that led to his death

I would like to probate the lawsuit since he left no will and testament

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 20, 2020

An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If the case was placed into suit, you could look into whether it appears in any of the online resources of uniform court systems. Nationwide, more and more court systems have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Family Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: How do I find my dead fathers lawsuit from the accident that led to his death
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 9, 2020

All courthouses have access to the state filing system known as Alacourt. They are free to look information on. You can use this system to find the lawsuit in Alabama.

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