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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: If "A" clearly ran a stop sign and t-boned my truck, how can he have insurance without pip? Witnesses -yes Lose my trk

I lose my trk to the towing co. I had basic coverage and shared no responsibility in the crash. I hurt my hip.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 21, 2021

If the other vehicle is one with 4 wheels, it is not possible for it to have auto insurance that excluded PIP - but in any event, that driver's PIP coverage, if any, would be for the purpose of covering THAT driver's medical bills. It is the LIABLITY coverage of that driver's policy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do to make drivers on my road slow down it's a dead end road
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 18, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. The things you could do are probably things you've already thought of... posting signs requesting that drivers slow down, particularly if children play in the area. It's unlikely, but you could ask your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: Was in car accident not on insurance and seeking guidance

A couple of weeks ago I rolled into an intersection and got t boned. It was not my car and I'm not in the insurance. The insurance company contacted the provider and is threatening to sue for this. (This is what I gathered over the phone call I just had with them) this is the first car... Read more »

Doug Goyen
Doug Goyen answered on Jun 18, 2021

From the way you phrase the question, it sounds like you believe you caused the collision. You may want to go over the details with an attorney, just in case.

If you were driving someone else's vehicle:

Did you have permission to use the vehicle you were driving?

If...
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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 Pennsylvania on
Q: Someone hit my car -police report. if her insurance doesn’t have collision coverage, My insurance can make Her pay me?

I have a police report, my insurance is going to contact her insurance, If She doesn’t have coverage, what can I do to make her pay?

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

Please see my answer to the last question. Assuming she has no coverage, mention that to the police. They will cite her, and that may, miraculously, cause her to produce the "oh, I forgot about this...is this what you mean?" policy she didn't want to involve in her misadventure.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Car Accident, Someone hit my car from the back, can I make her pay me?

My Insurance is going to contact her insurance, but they told me that they have to find if She has coverage. I’m using my insurance, but I have a deductible of $500, can I make her pay everything that I spent? The police report shows that is her fault, what can I do if She doesn’t have coverage?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 16, 2021

Q: "can I make her pay everything that I spent"

A: Depends whether what you spend is legally recoverable. You definitely would be entitled to your deductible. In almost all instances, you are entitled to towing from accident scene to your house and/or repair shop. You are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Construction Law for Nebraska on
Q: Is it legal for construction companies to re-surface a gravel road and not place warning signs?

I was driving at around 40 mph to my girlfriend's house on a gravel road, and we came up a hill and there was a long row of gravel piled up in the middle of the road. This is a major arterial road, and there were no warning signs, so as a result, it destroyed my scrape guard underneath my car,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 15, 2021

A Nebraska attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In many places, it could depend on the road and the amount of traffic it gets. Good practices would have involved cordoning off the gravel and putting up signs, just as you mention, so that it wouldn't be a hazard... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.

Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.

Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen answered on Jun 15, 2021

Multiple vehicle accidents are more likely to have issues with coverage, conflicts of interest, and liability. It would be strongly advisable to retain experienced counsel.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.

Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.

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

The law says you need to drive at a speed that will allow you to stop if something happens ahead. You indicate you may have not been able to stop. That raises issues. You should not make any more statements, not discuss this online. The insurance on the car you were in may give you an attorney. If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: if someone backs out in front of you and you hit them, are you at fault

people are backing out in front of me with i high degree of regularity if i hit the, i maintain my driving speed and don't swerve, if they don't get out of my way in time and i hit them, is it my fault?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 14, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The GENERAL rule followed across the nation in virtually every state is that if you are on the main road, you usually have right of way over people backing into that road (barring factors such as speeding,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Can someone sue me if my sister(she was unlicensed) was the one who caused a accident in a car/ins under my name?

I received a demand for payment letter stating that i was liable for a car accident i wasn't even involved with my sister was the one driving the car, my insurance denied the claim and now the person is coming after me for payment. can i be taken to court for this even if i wasn't even involved?

Doug Goyen
Doug Goyen answered on Jun 14, 2021

Yes, if she was unlicensed you can possibly be responsible for "negligently entrusting" your vehicle to an unlicensed driver.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Idaho on
Q: What exactly does signing a release of interest form do and can I avoid paying the towing fee by signing one?

I totaled my car and when the tow truck came to get it, the driver told me that he would tow it free of charge in exchange for the vehicle. I agreed to that, but now I have a bill in the mail along with a release of interest form from the towing company. Does signing the release of interest form... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 13, 2021

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for an attorney, even an Idaho attorney, to advise on the operation of the form you describe, sight unseen. But as a GENERAL matter nationwide, a release of interest form is used to convey ownership... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: If I get into an accident while driving a company car while doing job duties will my personal insurance be affected?

I work for a self driving car company in the Bay Area and I got into an accident today where I was parking the company car during my shift and I accidentally backed up into a parked car. All collision procedures took place and I left a note on the car. There wasn’t much damage to either of the... Read more »

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

Remember that insurance follows the car.....so the insurance for the car you were driving in, should control.

there is no law that you have to report the accident to your insurance co.

when it comes up for renewal, unless they ask, I would NOT volunteer the info.

if your ins...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: so i am 16 i got in a accident and i got a ticket for no drivers license and am wondering if the insurance can sue me

it was my dads friends truck that i was driving i was at a stop sign and i didn’t see the car and they hit the front left side no one was hurt but was wondering if insurance will sue me because i am a minor without a license but on monday i am gonna go take my permit test i was already planing on... Read more »

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

if you had an accident as a minor and without insurance, I would expect DMV to suspend your license if you had one for a year or hold off issuing one to you for a year.

i would assume the insurance co's will deal with this......i you were a minor and not insured i would expect them to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Did I make a mistake of settling for $100,000 policy limit for a car accident that my medical bills were over 180,000

Should I have waited for a trial? The defendant only had $100,000 coverage with no property. I was told if I went over policy limits she may file for bankruptcy. My medical bills was paid through Medicare with came to me for $17000 due to them.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you signed the release and accepted the settlement, there's no point punishing yourself. You could ask your attorney if there are options with the lien - unfortunately, public agency health liens can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: What court in Georgia do I file bad faith against an insurance company?

I wasn’t driving my vehicle when it was in an accident, however the police report listed the driver of the other vehicle at fault. I put the property damage claim in with her insurance and in two days it was denied without any kind of investigation, I wrote a demand letter it was rejected. My... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

You file your bad faith claim in the court where you live or the court where the insurance company maintains an office.

You can file a complaint with the insurance commissioner.

If the sheriffs cant find the liable person you can in most states arrange for service by publication....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Do I have to wait on police report and insurance claim before I seek medical help for injuries
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 11, 2021

No--regardless of whether or not you can recover money from an accident, if you are injured you should seek medical attention for your injuries.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Should injured passenger hire atty or wait on ins comp to make offer. Was in friends truck. Fault was other driver.

We turning left to road home...she passed all cars on right hit us

Moss Point Ms

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 11, 2021

As soon as the injured party (or anyone for that matter) has legal questions, one should consult with an attorney. In this instance, the injured party should consult with an accident/injury lawyer as soon as possible so that he/she can be made aware of his options and what is to be expected from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: what is the nj law.about leaving your parked vehicle door open when your not in the vehicle
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 10, 2021

The answer would depend on the reason why you are leaving your door open.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Is a deposition necessary when a party is accepting liability in a car accident?
James A.  Swartz
James A. Swartz answered on Jun 10, 2021

Presumably, the nature and extent of your damages (injuries) remain contested. Therefore, at a minimum, counsel for the defendant will want to ask questions about your medical care, treatment, diagnosis, prognosis. Also, some details of how the incident occurred, and resulting vehicle damage,... Read more »

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