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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: what If a company try to get the excess policy as required but the insurers do not offer said coverage anymore

but those insurers do work with similar transportation, TNC, cabs companies

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 7, 2023

You inquiry is too vague. I suggest you re-post your inquiry with more specifics, such as exactly who is requiring what (but not naming names), indicating what type of business needs what type of coverage, for what activity, and the source of whatever requirement you're talking about (such as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: My daughter got into an accident with my car and the police report proved the other driver that hit my car was at fault.

What would be the next steps. Their insurance company says they are still investigating and the police report does not prove anything. What should I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 6, 2023

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I hope your daughter and others involved in the accident are okay. In terms of your question of what to do, if your daughter is contemplating a claim for injuries, she could try to arrange a free initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: My neice was driving my car and hit someone at the time I didn’t have car insurance now my license is revoked

The insurance is suing me for 15,000 is there anything I can do so I can get my license back and have my neice pay since she the person responsible

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Ordinarily, the person negligently operating the motor vehicle is responsible for any damages caused by the negligent operation.

A person negligently entrusting their vehicle to another is responsible for any damages caused by the negligent entrustment.

So it depends on the facts...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Are Ca auto insurers required to offer diminished value coverage?How to collect when other driver is under insured?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Feb 6, 2023

If the other driver in an auto accident case is underinsured, you file your claim with your own insurance company under your um/uim coverage. I suggest you contact a good personal injury lawyer in your county, or where the accident occurred if different than where you live. For you to have a claim,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I was in a wreck but uninjured they had my vehicle for 30 days. Should I receive compensation for that?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2023

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Depending on liability and insurance coverage, one of the carriers could pay storage and possibly vehicle rental for a reasonable time period, but usually not in the range of 30 days. Carriers generally pay until... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I got a ticket for driving 28 over speed limit in 25 mph zone. I know it can be a jail time . How likely that to happen?

Mount Prospect Illinois

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Feb 5, 2023

The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Is there a standard minimum you can expect to get from an insurance company from a minor hit and run accident?

A year ago I was in a minor hit and run accident. I had to see a chiropractor and was out of work for a few weeks. I went straight to the emergency room, so I also had a doctor bill. Mercury insurance has had a claim specialist working on this for a while now, they just got back my medical bill,... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on Feb 4, 2023

Consult with a lawyer in your area. You don't make any mention of loss of earnings (LOE) so that might another component of your claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Dfndnts Ins Co doesn't wnt to pay plaintiff's req amt. Is going to ct only abt money or could the plaintiff lose the cs?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 4, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In this type of setting generally speaking, two options are to go to court, as you mention, or to lower the amount demanded. Yes, there's always a possibility that plaintiff could lose. A case could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents on
Q: I need help for an early resolution meeting

I got into a car accident where I was at fault due to weather conditions and need advice for early resolution meeting

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Your question remains open and you may lose valuable time awaiting a response without including a state/territory. However, it could be quicker to simply reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a consult to discuss. You could search attorneys on your own or use the tab above, Find-a-Lawyer, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Is it legal to list a fictitious address on car insurance?

Separated from husband, he just had to get new car insurance due to his accidents. He has listed a friends address as to where my vehicle is being kept., Is that legal or should I call the insurance company?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 3, 2023

That is a matter of the terms of agreement with the insurance company, and those terms are contained in the written policy. If the address listed for the vehicle is not the correct address, that most likely violates the policy, subjecting the policyholder to cancellation of the policy. So... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: Will I get paid for the damaged someone else caused in a car accident?

I haven’t had car insurance for a couple days due to a check being on hold and not paying on them. The only reason my car was out was to get formula. A girl was distracted and claimed she was crying and rear ended me and sent me into another car damaging the front and back of mine. Since I’m... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2023

A local attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A local attorney must advise here, but in many states, only limited economic damages are recoverable if uninsured. However, each state has its own rules. Try to arrange a free initial consultation with a local... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Can you be at fault for changing lanes when all the other cars are stopped and you turn on your signal in advance?

All of the cars are stopped and there is an open space to your left to pull into the left lane due to a gap left between a car and a truck. However, despite you already being halfway in the lane in the middle of the lane change, the truck suddenly accelerates in the middle of your change and slams... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2023

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for state-specific vehicle and traffic law, the general rule nationwide is that the vehicle changing lanes or merging has a duty to make sure it's safe to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Where can I get help with my ongoing 3rd party claim with the other drivers auto insurance company in Washington State??

3rd time DUI offender plowed into our front yard, our fence, and our car at a high rate of speed. His car finally stopped only about 10 feet from the room in which we were at that morning. Our car was deemed a total loss as this was the only thing that stopped the driver from plowing right into our... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 30, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You're correct; this could be an overwhelming matter because of the number of elements it contains. You indicate seeking an attorney. Your best option is to reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Health Care Law and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: i have paid to my union 50 thousands dollars for health and welfare got into accident n owe 40 k was coverd

Crashed a company vehicle and at the time I had worked over the years. Nearly 8 thousand hours. Nearly 50k has been payed for my health and welfare. From 2015-2018. These years I wasn't even covered. I have evidence of all this with documents. It's crazy to me that my credit has been... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Unclear what you are asking about. If you were in a company vehicle, the company's auto insurance should have applied, including Medical Payments and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage (if the collision was the fault of another party). If you are asking about medical coverage, it would... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I’ve recently discovered I’m eligible for personal injury compensation. Suspect admitted fault in 3 days. NEED HELP

Suspect admitted 100% fault right away. I was in a rental that I was liable for. Lawyer that represented me at time settled me out for 2,000…. I feel like there’s room for compensation. Please contact me asap as I need help pursuing this

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jan 29, 2023

If you signed a Settlement Agreement then most likely you are done and there is nothing more you can do. Read whatever document you signed carefully and it should be self evident. You might ask an attorney to help you understand the document if you can't.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: What should I do when an insurance company keeps removing my uploaded documents on their claims website???

The insurance company continues to remove my documents that I have uploaded to their website and to which I was instructed to do so by the claims team. I have asked via text and email as to why this is happening and have not received a response. This has been happening every time I upload a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. One option is to ask them if there is a technical glitch with either the site or the formatting of the documents, and if so, will they accept hard copies by certified mail. Also ask them if they are downloading... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Indiana on
Q: Car insurance is not paying out for the accident. What ca be done?

My daughter's car was hit from behind on December 16 2022. Insurance company has made no movement on paying out the car. Her car has been in impound. She has been paying ride shares and walking to work. What can she do? Does the insurance have time requirement to resolve the issue?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 28, 2023

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Some of your primary options include attempting negotiation with the carrier, filing suit in small claims court or civil court, or arranging a consult with an attorney to discuss them filing suit or continuing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: In the state of Georgia is there a policy on how accidents are investigated. processed and recorded?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 28, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, accidents nationwide could be investigated by various entities, including insurance companies, departments of transportation, departments of highway safety, and outside agencies. Different entities could... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My wife was in accident not her fault & settlement is 25k 8,333 att fee 521 cost 5,223. Med Net 10,900

Is this normal?

Drew Bruner
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Drew Bruner
answered on Jan 27, 2023

Without many facts—that is a very typical breakdown of a settlement disbursement in Florida for a car wreck case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My wife was in accident not her fault & settlement is 25k 8,333 att fee 521 cost 5,223. Med Net 10,900

Is this normal?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 27, 2023

I think you're asking if the disbursement amounts are normal, rather than asking if the gross settlement amount of $25K is normal. Either way, a lawyer would have to review the matter to tell you if the dollar amounts are as they should be. Regarding disbursements, GENERALLY: (A) the... Read more »

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