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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: How does it work if you are threatened to be sued by a HOA ?

There is no actually proof that the HOA in question is real. In fact just a bunch of peple who put a gate on a county road? However only one individual has reached out and he is the only one filing and not even the owner of the property that is in question?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 24, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Their rights could depend on what the suit is for - accident, property damage, etc. If you believe you could be sued for a legitimate claim, you could try to arrange a brief consult with a local attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: Is there a distance requirement the state must maintain? As in a minimum distance for brush and tree limbs from the side

Brush blocks the view of a driveway in a 55 mph zone

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 11, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You'd probably get the most reliable guidance from an attorney or lawmaker familiar with the specific region. The requirements you describe are often governed by local ordinances, in addition to any state... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: Car hit when backing up in private parking lot. Have witness to excessive speed of the other vehicle. Who is at fault?

Parking lot speed limit was 10mph. Witness who saw it concluded confidently that other person was going much faster than 10mph. Who will insurance find at fault?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 31, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, a vehicle entering the existing main flow of traffic is obligated to yield. If there is video surveillance, that would naturally carry more weight than the observation of a non-expert... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Missouri on
Q: I’m not at fault for a minor accident. My insurance paid me in less than 24 hrs. Now at fault insurance wants to pay too

Should I accept money from both insurance companies? My agent has already assured me that my premium will not go up since other insurance company accepted full liability

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 1, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your carrier acted very fast. In general nationwide, claimants do not usually get paid twice for the same claim - one insurance carrier or the other pays. It sounds like the two carriers are not aware of each... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: What can be done to help a mother find some justice for the death of her son?

Last april a man driving without a license, without insurance, in an truck he’d had for nearly a month without registering it properly turned left into oncoming traffic. He struck and killed a man and seriously injured a woman on a motorcycle. Even with prior charges in another state for driving... Read more »

Cameron Tousi
Cameron Tousi
answered on Feb 15, 2022

I'm so very sorry for your loss. In rare circumstances, it is possible to seek damages from the state itself (e.g., police and others acting as its agents). This is called the public duty doctrine, and its application depends on the particular statutes/court cases of a particular state. Under... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: Who is liable When a vehicle passes another vehicle to avoid an accident and the other car hits the passing vehicle?

A vehicle pulled out of a bar parking lot on the highway in front of another vehicle traveling 55 mph. After suddenly slamming on the brakes was not efficient enough to completely stop, The driver decided To pass the vehicle to avoid an accident. While successfully crossing the dotted line that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 8, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Most attorneys would want to see available evidence before offering an opinion - police reports, video, eyewitness testimony, skid marks, points of impact on vehicles, etc. However, as a general rule applied in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I'm I was a very bad car wreck I. Is 25k all I can sue for its the max on my ex girlfriends insurance.
Michael S. Foster
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Michael S. Foster
answered on Oct 30, 2021

You can always sue for more but you may not collect on it. If you don't have any underinsured motorist coverage under your policy and the driver who is responsible for your injuries only has $25,000 of insurance, there's a good chance (there are a few exceptions to this in the event the... Read more »

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Q: How do I get damage compensation from at fault auto insurance company after car is not in my possession anymore?

Had an accident 2 years ago in which the other party was at fault. Their insurance company refused to pay but now will. I don't have possession of the car as it's long after but I do have estimates and pictures.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 28, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, they don't really care if you still have the car or not. It's likely that their property damage adjuster inspected the vehicle at the collision shop around the time of the accident. If... 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
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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 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 »

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Q: I was in a car accident in December 2020, the other vehicle ran into me as I was going through an intersection. He hit

The back passenger side of my car with the front right of his car. Insurance seems to deem it 50/50 and now he is trying to sue me. What can I do?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 26, 2021

If you have been sued and/or you have been sent correspondence/communication from the other driver or any other claimant, then immediately turn it over to your insurance company for handling. As part of your insurance contract, the insurance company will provide a lawyer to represent you if you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I was charged with something but that's not what it is it something else but they charged me sayn it's something and it
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Feb 23, 2021

Please rewrite your post. It’s hard to follow.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Missouri on
Q: Who so I contact in my area?

I was in a serious car accident. I have been sold two lemons from two different car lots. I feel that I have been mislead and taken advantage of by both of them. I am seeking the justice I deserve.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Feb 23, 2021

Contact an attorney to discuss your options. The lemon law only applies to new vehicles but there may be other avenues for you if the vehicles were used.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I was in a no contact accident. I was merging from the left lane, signal on, checked all of my mirrors. I was able

To get into the other lane but a few seconds late I hear tires screen and see a motocycle sideway on the road with no driver on it. I pull of the road and call 911 but see some cops who can help and follow them back to the scene to give a statement . I eventually found out that the driver that fell... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 14, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week and time is of the essence in your matter. By this point, it's possible the police report might have materialized. You could consult with a local attorney to go over the facts of the accident, possibly with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Missouri on
Q: First day court n i didn't have lawyer n need one for no ins and accident
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 10, 2020

A Missouri attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week and you probably need to line someone up without further delay. Go to the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) and search for lawyers in or near the county where the court you're appearing is located. Or search independently... Read more »

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Q: Uninsured but accident clearly not my fault
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 1, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you were injured and want to discuss your rights, you could try to arrange a free initial consultation with a Missouri personal injury attorney. Only a Missouri attorney could advise on state law regarding... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: if someone is involved in a head on crash in a work vehicle on the job and it was not the workers fault

the other guy crosses center line hits someone head on while they are in a work vehicle on the job all caught on trucks camera. Would worker have to hire his own attorney to sue the other guys insurance for himself or would his employer fight for a settlement on behalf of their employee?

Michael S. Foster
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Michael S. Foster
answered on Jul 16, 2020

He would likely have to hire an attorney to go after the other driver. You may also have a workers compensation claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: Large wheel sized rockinstore lot went unnoticedand scratched and dented my car was told by store people must've moved'e

There are two lines of rocks in this alley behind store one extends more than length of store but opposite the building, the other is about three or four of them against the back wall of the store. Now usually these rocks have remained in position; ive never seen them moved. This time drove into... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There wasn't a question, but I think you might be wondering if you can bring a claim. Based on the description, it sounds like it would be difficult. When you say "pumps," that suggests gas pumps, which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I was in a car accident on 2/20. Guy pulled out in front of me and totaled my car.

Some minor injuries. Since I am diabetic, I went ahead and went to the eye doctor for my black eye and the doctor for my sore arm. His insurance is wanting to settle for $3,500 and $10,000 medical coverage for 180 days. Should I settle with this? It doesn't like that should be all. Please... Read more »

Michael S. Foster
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Michael S. Foster
answered on Mar 31, 2020

You need to have a free consultation with a lawyer to discuss your matter. Please find a lawyer who specializes in personal injury and discuss this matte.r

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I wrecked my car. When I bought it I put my sister as TOD. Now they want her to sign paperwork. Does she have to?

Their is no longer any contact. Shes under 18..

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 9, 2020

Assuming you mean transfer on death (and not the vernacular) no--she has no legal interest in the vehicle until you pass on to the next life.

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