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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I won a settlement but the company is not paying. What can I do ?
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Nov 19, 2022

Once a case settles, both sides are contractually obligated to fulfill their respective ends of the deal. In most instances, that means the injured party will sign a release while the other party will pay a sum of money. In the event either party fails to uphold its end of the bargain, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: I was being chased in San Juan while waiting for a car repair. When they got out of the car I hid and use it to get out.

I'm being charged with stealing the car and hitting another as I tried to escape for fear of my life. All this occured right by mechanic. I asked for video recording but only shows me leaving. Nothing occuring in residence cul de sac where this all occured. Anything you can advise on would be... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 18, 2022

The 22nd is Tuesday, and we're at the start of a weekend. You may want to repost this and add "Puerto Rico" as a heading (you hadn't selected a geographic heading, and that could result in delays with someone seeing your question) See the text, "Show More States." Nov.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Car accident hit and run

Rear-ended by and the driver hit and ran. Car was stolen and driver not found.

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Nov 18, 2022

Your post appears to originate from NY, NY, but is directed to the California forum. Assuming that this collision occurred in CA, if you carried UM insurance, you can make a claim to it to cover your injuries and damage from the hit and run, including, medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: warning for offense 39:4-32 pedestrian crossing roadway signals

if you receive a warning in new jersey for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk will that increase your auto insurance rates. Not a ticket but a warning. I have a camera in my car and the video shows nothing except a cop waving to turn left. Can I contest this ?

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Nov 17, 2022

A ticket filed in the municipal court is required before direct and collateral consequences become an issue. If a police officer gives only a warning, then the court, motor vehicle commission, and insurance company should not find out about the encounter.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My friend was hit by a car by fully covered in motorist insured yet she only got 6,000 why is this

Her inuries included two compound fracture both legs and crced pelvis a brief amwas in hospital two week than in a long term care facility.....yet she only offered 6. Thousand.. ..why so little.others I know we're getting much much more

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Every case is different, but it sounds like your friend is 1. not represented by a lawyer and 2. is still negotiating. She needs a lawyer to get her the best money recovery. It's really that simple. Insurance companies will take advantage of people who do not have lawyers. They make more... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: During my driving class, a commercial truck hit me on the turn and I got injured.

Today during my first driving class, a commercial truck drove from my left trying to go around me and turned on the right hitting the car I was in. I have sprained shoulder and strained lumbosacral strain. It clearly was the fault of the driver on the truck.

What should I do? Besides the... Read more »

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
answered on Nov 16, 2022

Hi - I’m terribly sorry about your accident, it sounds awful. From what you described, it sounds like you may have a viable cause of action. You should consult with an attorney to see what your options are. In New York, there is a threshold that needs to be achieved prior to filing a case. If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I was tboned while making a left turn. The car sped through a red light and hit me, I was given the citation. What to do

The report says the light was yellow although when he sped through it was red all other cars were at a complete stop when he went flying as I was turning left/west he was going south. His passenger was joking that he is always speeding, this was his new Corvette and probably showing off how fast he... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 16, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. And if there is evidence of a fleeting nature, such as camera footage, it would need to be gathered without further delay. Does the police report list any witnesses whose statements could corroborate your position? If... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I need to know why in terms police won’t issue a police report for stolen car Every tell me it’s been recovered so no

Need for a report I want to know why in lemans terms why they won’t

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 16, 2022

Often it is a question of lack of staff and finances for the police agency

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will the other party be notified of court date of my son pleading not guilty to accident ticket?

My son was just in accident, was turning left on a yellow and other female student driving in opposite direction sped up and they crashed, therefore he got ticket. My insc agent said for him to plead not guilty and as long the accident claim in processed before the continued court date she should... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 16, 2022

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already done so, you should consider reaching out to a traffic ticket defense attorney in the Chicago area. I don't think the accident loss claim is going to be processed before the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: My brother was killed in a rollover accident and the towing company released his property to his ex girlfriend

The towing company released all of his property including his car keys that had his safe keys on them. She stole everything my brother owned and refused to give us anything of his! She told the towing company she was his wife and that's a lie he was never married and they had broke up l! They... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 16, 2022

First of all, any complaints or concerns you have about a towing company can typically be made to the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation at towing@license.state.tx.us of (800) 803-9202.

Typically, the vehicle itself can only be released to the registered owner of the vehicle or...
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6 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: What type of lawyer would handle disputes with insurance companies over car accident involving a fatality?
Damon Miller
Damon Miller
answered on Nov 15, 2022

You should talk to a personal injury attorney in California. If you go to the "find a lawyer" section of Justia, you should be able to find someone in your area.

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6 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: What type of lawyer would handle disputes with insurance companies over car accident involving a fatality?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 22, 2022

a car accident lawyer, referred to as a Personal Injury Attorney.

call one local, though.

if there is an injury, and you were not at fault, most of us would accept the case on a contingency fee. That means the lawyer will only take a percentage of what he/she gets.

absent a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: My car insurance company asked me to get an attorney because I have a claim against me in a fatal car accident.

My insurance company had already found me 100% liable without the chp report being released

What type of lawyer handles this type of case?

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Its not clear what you are asking. Your insurance company has a duty to defend (retain a lawyer on your behalf) and indemnify you (pay any settlement or judgment up to the policy limit). If your insurance company is disputing coverage, you need an attorney who specializes in handling insurance... Read more »

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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.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: In Virginia, can one recover time off work resulting from a car accident? In particular, not due to injury?

Time lost from work on the day of the car accident and time spent resulting from the accident. If so, what is the particular Code of Virginia statue that permits this recovery?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 14, 2022

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for meaningful guidance, the short answer nationwide is that one usually needs to demonstrate injury or disability. And that generally requires a report or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: I have a case of a car accident filed around January 29, 2020. I have no heard from my lawyer. What should I do?

spend time at the lawyers office on a deposition but that is all

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Call your lawyer over the phone and make an appointment to see him or her in person. Also, you can always check New York State's electronic filing system to see if your lawyer ever started a lawsuit on your behalf, https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/CaseSearch Keep in mind that the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: I have a case of a car accident filed around January 29, 2020. I have no heard from my lawyer. What should I do?

spend time at the lawyers office on a deposition but that is all

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 13, 2022

Give your attorney a call or send them an email. Since the time your case was filed back in 2020, COVID resulted in delays in activity with the courts. But now, many things have normalized. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I was in a accident yesterday and they may total my car my payoff is like 6033.00 the estimate was 4081.

How will I get a vechile

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 13, 2022

First, you need to get several estimates do that you can get the highest value possible to pay off your car and not have a shortfall. Next, if you had any injuries, you need to consult a pi lawyer about your damages. Finally, you may get an injury settlement that will help you get a new car.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Can I hire A Collision Shop Guy as Expert Witness?

My neighbor made 10 dings on assigned APT parking lots. He promised to repair by email n txt msg and appeared to me with a mobile dent repair guy. I refused the cheap services($500) for my brand new car($80K) on the street, instead asked for any bodyshop. He has not responded couple of months for... Read more »

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Nov 11, 2022

You can retain an expert to provide an opinion or cost estimate for the repairs and have them present those opinions or explain the estimate at a small claims hearing. I am not certain, but I doubt you can recover the experts fee in a small claims hearing.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury on
Q: Hello AaL, My wife was involved in an auto accident in Florida as part of a 3 vehicle accident. See More Information

She was the third vehicle involved. This happened in Florida in Dec 2021. The first vehicle causing the accident (motorcycle) as witnessed by 4 people, including the traffic accident report. Now the motorcycle victim that incurred serious injuries is seeking claim from my wife’s insurance and I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 10, 2022

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Yes, you are correct. That's the way it works nationwide. I hope everyone involved in the accident is okay, but if your wife is sued, the insurance carrier should assign a defense attorney to represent her. For... Read more »

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