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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I was in a motorvehicular accident in January and my claim is still open with no settlement offer/no end what can I do?

No updates in a timely manner. No one seems to care. My adjuster has changed 4 times. The vehicle still in shop with no contact from the shop. It’s been 10 months. I’m at a loss…

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 5, 2022

If you have not hired an attorney, then that is the next step. Please do so immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: I was 10 years of age when my father was killed in a hit and run accident and the driver was identified but never sente

The driver was identified but never arrested and sentenced we never received a police report of the accident I asked several legal services for their advice they tell me they will call me back and I never get answers

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 4, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. It's difficult to say whether the firms you contacted are not following up with you because they determined there is no basis for a case, or because they are not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: CA-Drunkdriver totaled my parked truck damaged 2 others. His insurance only covers 5k could I sue him for remainder?
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Oct 2, 2022

You could. Good luck collecting. You are better off making a claim to your own insurer. Your rates should not go up for a no fault collision.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Q: Can I sue someone for hitting my car and saying they would pay because they didn’t have insurance but still hasn’t paid?

I got a police report and it states that he told them he would take care of it and I have texted messages from him saying he will bring the money but keeps giving me an excuse the day he is supposed to bring it to me. He also had no insurance at the time of the accident and has recently bought a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2022

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible you might have options through your own insurance under UM (uninsured motorist) coverage. One would need to see the policy to say for certain. You could review your policy provisions with your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: We was in a wreck about 6 months, we wasnt at fault, We didnt have insurance is there anything I can do
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 30, 2022

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Were you injured? I hope you were not, but if you were, you might still have certain rights in terms of economic damages. Nationwide, if a driver or passenger is injured in a vehicle without insurance coverage,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was backing up in a parking lot and the other party was moving forward. Would both parties be at fault?

Police came to the scene in the parking lot and put improper backing on the police report and also stated on the report that both parties were traveling at 5mph. No one was cited.

Would we both be at fault and responsible for our own damages ,since we were both traveling at 5mph as stated... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 30, 2022

The issue is negligence - who drove their vehicle in a negligent (careless) manner by not properly looking out for oncoming vehicles? That could have been one of you or both, but if the officer blamed you, in documentation, for improper backing (even though he/she didn't issue a ticket) and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can a accident cause a enlarged heart
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Your question remains open for a week, but it is something that a doctor would be qualified to advise on, not an attorney. There are accidents involving impact with the steering wheel, and one doesn't need to be a doctor to appreciate the consequences of trauma to the upper chest and what lies... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Q: Oregon - rear-ended by uninsured driver (100% at fault). No injuries but out of pocket at $6K or more. How do we sue?

We have been racking up rental car fees while our car has been in the shop for several months (No rental coverage and repair shops are very backed up/short handed right now). Total of 4 cars in the accident and the uninsured driver at the back was found at fault. Thankfully we were physically fine... Read more »

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Sep 29, 2022

You could file against the at-fault driver. However, the at-fault driver may be judgment proof. Hopefully, you have full coverage insurance to cover your property damage. It is my understanding that approximately 1 in 5 drivers drives without insurance, which is why you need adequate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I was involved in a mva I was cited for Careless Driving now after a week later they say they wanna charge me wit

Now they wanna charge me with a Duii after they already released me can they do that

Cristine Beckwith
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Cristine Beckwith
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Hi, sorry to hear. Yes the State can charge you with DUI after releasing you. Washington State has two years to file charges for a gross misdemeanor such as DUI.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: If someone throws a rock at your car in florida can you legally shoot back?

In florida throwing a rock at someones car is projecting a deadly missile. My question is if someone throws something at your car in a road rage incident that can injure you or your passengers is it legal to shoot back (stand your ground law). I need professional legal advice from someone who knows... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 24, 2022

Your question is vague as to the timing of the events, as well as the specific danger posed by the rock-thrower. You may "stand your ground" with reasonable force that is necessary for self-defense - that is, to stop an ongoing attack that may cause death or great bodily injury to you.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I agreed to a payoff with my lien holder through a signed contract. Now that my insurance is paying it off they said

the contract is null/void because my insurance is paying it out. Is that legal if my settlement amount is less? Can the lien holder disregard that contract

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 23, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This requires closer examination than is possible in the limited scope here. It could depend on the type of lien and other possible factors. There are certain liens, such as public health liens, that are subject... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Contracts for Colorado on
Q: Rented a car in Colorado rodent chewed wires and they want to charge me for it. can they do that?
Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga
answered on Sep 22, 2022

I would think that would depend on your contract and if they can link the damage to your use of the car. If the rat was already living in the car when you took it, is it really your problem? Depending on the amount, it may be worth talking to an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Bad Faith for Oregon on
Q: Can I sue my insurance company for stringing me along and not paying out on a claim that's affecting my work and housing

Right off the bat I had to sign a huge stack of papers which I was kind of unsure signing to begin with, but it was a relinquishing my the information from all bank accounts all of my person to person pay apps that. my call log on my phone all any phone records. I also had to provide phone numbers... Read more »

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You must have a basis to sue your insurance company. You cannot sue your car company merely for asking for documentation to support a claim you are making. To answer this question, more context is needed. What is the underlying claim you are making that would entitle you to insurance coverage?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was involved in an auto accident. I backed into a legally parked car while driving my another persons vehicle.

The persons who car I hit doesn’t want to go through insurance and instead wants me to pay out of pocket. I am willing to go through insurance any pay their deductible because it will be far less expensive than paying out of pocket. What’s my next move?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like this could be another person's vehicle (but it isn't fully clear from the description). If that's the case, you should consider asking them what their wishes are, since it would involve... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son fell asleep at the wheel, causing property damage, and is being charged with a misdemeanor. How serious is this?

To our knowledge, the property owners are not pressing charges. However, the District Attorney is charging him with a misdemeanor for this accident. He was not under the influence of anything. He was returning home from football practice. He's a good kid. No history of drugs or alcohol. Good... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If the District Attorney is prosecuting this, then you need to hire an attorney to represent your son's interests and help mitigate this matter----depending on the age of your son, it may be possible to get all of this transferred to juvenile court jurisdiction which might keep all of this off... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: A drivers friend hit my parked car and I’ve called the police have report and the owner is saying it’s not her fault and

And insurance is giving me the run around

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If insurance is giving you the run around then you should consult with an attorney to represent yourself, although in this situation, depending on the amount of the damage to your vehicle and whether or not you had collision coverage and the corresponding deductible to your vehicle, you might just... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Do I have to take my transcripts of my insurance company talking bout an accident small claims court?

I was wondering if I had to provide the arbitrator with the transcripts of the phone call I had with my insurance company about the accident? The guy tried suing me and when that wasn't working out he decided to take things to small claims.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the court. If you're in small claims, it suggests there are probably no injuries. If it will take time to order and retrieve the transcripts, it could be up to the court. In general... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Can I still receive a ticket in this matter?

Hello, I was in a traffic accident approximately 1yr and 5 months ago where I rear ended a motorvehicle. My vehicle (Sedan) was totaled the other vehicle (SUV) had some had rear end damage. After flagging down an Officer they completed their investigations and towed my car. I received the tow... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You can't still receive a ticket as you would be past the statute of limitations, but it sounds like you may already have had one. I would hire an attorney to research this and see if any tickets arose out of the situation to make sure you don't have a warrant for your arrest for not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Gf is being sued. Can we lose our home if she loses? Home is under both our names.

Gf was in an accident(at fault) with 2 other vehicles. (25k/50k policy) First vehicle took the settlment. Second vehicle owner is suing for 250k. She makes about 35k a year and no savings. Can we lose our home that is under both our names. 250k mortgage, valued at 390k? Is it protected under... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

It depends on how you own the property, as joint tenants or as a tenancy in common. If you are joint tenants, then a judgment creditor cannot likely place a lien on your home. The homestead exception applies only if the judgment debtor files for bankruptcy protection, in which case the home she... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Q: My unlicensed 19 yo in oregon, not listed on my ins, took my car w/o my consent and got in an accident. Will ins Cover?

I live in oregon and my son recently moved in with me and got his learner’s permit. I left town for the weekend and he took my car without my knowing and crashed into another vehicle (everyone is okay). He is not listed on my insurance. I just forgot. I listed my other child the moment they got... Read more »

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Sep 18, 2022

This answer cannot be answered without fully reviewing your insurance policy. That said, most insurance policies require that you have someone on the policy if that person lives with you and drives the car. If you had reported it stolen before it got in an accident, I think you would have been... Read more »

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