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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: Filling out driver's motor vehicle accident report online, I accidentally hit the submit instead of save button

Once you submit, it is filed. Should I be worries? Accident was not my fault.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 21, 2021

If you didn't fill out the accident report as you intended, you may want to call and explain what you accidentally did and ask how to have the report re-opened.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hi, I am a 20 year old and cant afford a lawyer for a summons and don't have much money at all.

I was uninsured in a vehicle but needed to work in the pandemic, I live by myself and have been since my mom threw me out at the age of 18. I have been working low income jobs and have struggled to survive everyday. At one point I was homeless due to financial struggles. What should I do? I am... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2021

A Georgia attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for a week. Your situation is a difficult one, and is really needs a more meaningful response than a brief textbox answer. You could look into legal aid society/pro bono services. However, those organizations tend to handle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: the neighbors tree is encroaching into our parking area. It’s a huge sycamore tree. Are they liable if it falls on car?

the sycamore is huge. We have only been in the condo for two years. They were going to cut it but decided to have us pay for it.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Sep 18, 2021

They are liable if the tree falls, you sue, and you prove negligence. For example, is the tree dying or is it just large?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Had a tbone accident 6 months ago. 32 years of age & just started having lower back pain. Can this be a delayed injry

Only had a ct scan on my head and neck at the time of accident. After my neck and shoulder were rehabilitated then the back pain pain kicked in out of no where.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. That's something requiring a medical opinion, based on the mechanics involved in the accident, earlier diagnosis and treatment, your medical history, and a current medical examination. An attorney couldn't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: I have discovery coming up from when a imparied crashed into me. Is it beneficial too write a statement and read it?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2021

You do not mention a state or region. Discovery is too important a phase of a case to rely on general answers in the brief format of this textbox. If you have an attorney, they should be advising you here. The manner in which discovery is handled can impact the entire case. If you do not have an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: how will you be charged
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If a car accident resulted in a criminal charge (or traffic violation), attorneys in those areas (Criminal Law or Traffic Tickets) would be able to advise better than accident attorneys, who are more involved with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: How long does it take to go to court after you give a depression9
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 15, 2021

VAries greatly. Could be a month, six months, a year or more. So many variables.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Can a person take a picture of my car to use as evidence in their case?

A petitioner took a picture of my car to use for their evidence because they say that my car resembles a car they have video of but not plate number. The person took the picture without asking me. I explained that just because my car is the same model in their video doesn’t mean it proves it’s... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 15, 2021

No one needs your permission to take a picture of your car if it is visible anywhere. In fact, the photograph may be offered into evidence as corroborating evidentiary exhibit that may show that the make, model, shape, color and the type of the vehicle matches the one on the video.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I backed into an illegally parked car in my neighborhood, HOA also states no overnight parking on street.

The car is facing the wrong direction and has been parked against the HOA bylaws for months. Am I at fault or are they.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. In virtually any jurisdiction, the fact that a car is parked improperly does not generally get the person who hit the car off the hook. The driver of the moving car is generally still liable, but they may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I got accident on 4 way stop sign and the police give me ticket without my foult
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 14, 2021

You have not asked a question. But if you believe you were not at fault, you can contest the ticket in court.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: My DL was taken from me by a lawyer in 1994. I was in a car accident and it was my fault. DUI. And I can't pay

Is there a statue of limitation on this

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 14, 2021

Have you contacted the Fla. Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to ask what you can do to reinstate your DL? Generally, DL suspension for failure to pay a money judgment arising from a car accident is up to three years. The statute of limitations is irrelevant - that's about deadlines... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: My car was parked in the assigned spot of my apartment complex when it was struck by a large industrial garbage bin that

Was being dragged by a golf cart, toppled over and hit my front bumper. I don’t have insurance yet because I bought the car less than a month ago and have not had time to get my California license since I’m from out of state. I contacted the apartment management and explained what happened.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 13, 2021

initially, i would advise anyone buying a car, to have the insurance in place BEFORE taking possession.

get your license and insurance NOW.

otherwise, just show the damage and provide them an estimate from a body shop.

can you prove who did it? did you see it happen?

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I was rear ended yesterday ..my tags and license had expired..and no insurance..i was not cited..i don't think the other

Driver was either only listed as at fault..will my license get suspended..am now current on tags and license..do i have any recourse for damages.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It's possible you could have a basis for recovery - but only an Ohio attorney could advise for certain what types of damages are included or excluded. In many jurisdictions, those violations on your part could... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Usaa won’t give me access to an agent of service to serve them for small claims ?

I need this to serve them for court

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

You can research their agents on the Secretary of state website, search for the corporation, the agent should be listed. Or serve the office where your agent works, substituted service.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I was in a car accident. I wasn't in the wrong but I still got a citation

And we didn't exchange insurance information. They pulled her car and mines

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 10, 2021

An Arkansas attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. At the very least, if you haven't already, you could consider a consult with a traffic ticket defense attorney.

There's a lot to sort out here - What was the citation for? Are there plausible...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: I am a new driver and I was involved in a minor accident but I left because I was scared.

I got my license a month before the accident. I bumped the parked car while trying to park but I only noticed the fog light came off but my car had no damage because I did not hit the car hard. I was scared and panicked because I didn’t know what to do in that situation and no one was around so I... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 8, 2021

If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, which sounds like you have. I suggest that you immediately set up one of the free in office consultations that most of us criminal/traffic ticket lawyers offer. You will be facing up to 30 days in jail, loss of your license for 6... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was rear ended and driver left the scene. I have been treated for back spasms. Do I have a case?

I do have a preliminary accident report on file. The sheriffs department has to investigate to locate the driver and vehicle in order to complete report

Timothy Rowe
Timothy Rowe answered on Sep 8, 2021

Yes you have an injury claim. Did you have uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle? If you did, you can make a claim with your insurance company if the other driver is not located or the other driver is located and does not have insurance. If the other driver does have insurance, you make a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: On my way to work in the oil field and I live in Texas I was driving to rig through Louisiana and hit a gate no one

There to speak with had to get to rig but next day spoke with lady I fixed her gate but Caddo parish La filed hit and run against me. What can I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 4, 2021

A Louisiana attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for a week and the clock is ticking on your answering the hit and run. You could reach out to local attorneys in Louisiana to discuss your response, and whether it could be handled without your appearance, since you're in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: My daughter had a solo car accident and was issued a DC # at the scene she was taken to the hospital will there be more

Tickets she also had alcohol in her system

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 4, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for five days. I hope your daughter is okay. You may be losing time waiting for a response in this category. Instead of a car accident attorney, you may need guidance from attorneys in the DUI/DWI category. You could repost in... Read more »

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