Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
North Carolina Car Accidents Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Can I keep the insurance money and not have the repairs down to my car, legally?

I was rear ended and filed a claim with my insurance company because I didn’t have police report yet. I requested the repair shop be paid directly however they issued a check to me. They waived my deductible and are supposed to send me an app so I can receive an electronic transfer in the amount... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 9, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to have a meaningful consult with a local attorney, insurance companies nationwide are not overly concerned whether or not you straighten out minor dents or paint of a purely cosmetic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I was involved in a car accident in 2020, where the driver hit me from behind and pushed my car under a truck ahead of

me. My husband and I required extensive hospital and PT. We met with mediation with our attorney. Now our attorney is saying the driver only had $50.00 accidental per person which does not cover our bills. What can we do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 17, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Nationwide, auto policies often have provisions for uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist protection. Such coverages are governed by state law, in terms of their statutory requirements. Therefore, only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for North Carolina on
Q: I was just in an accident and i was unaware that my insurance had been cancelled the day before. can i do anything?

i live in north carolina

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 7, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you consult with a local attorney, there are several issues to sort out here. The most pressing would be handling any violations for not having current insurance. In terms of the other driver, it will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: What is the best way to protect my self against liability if my 18 year old child gets in a car accident?

My daughter is 18 and will be starting college this Fall. I will be paying for her car financing and she lives with us. How can I protect myself? Have her finance the car and I cosign? Register car in her name? Have her on her own insurance policy? Thanks in advance!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 4, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I hope your daughter never experiences an accident. But in terms of thinking ahead to reduce exposure, it looks like you've already identified two areas that people tend to look at in mitigating risk,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: my truck got hit at a stop light, 100% other guys fault

gu

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 4, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. There wasn't a question in the post. If you're wondering about your legal rights, it could depend on whether the accident involved property damage alone, bodily... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: What can I do to someone who hit and run me on the highway
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 22, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Check your insurance policy's UM (uninsured motorist) coverage. That's the short answer in terms of where to turn to. Each state could have its own specific conditions for the operation of UM... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I was involved in a auto accident. The other driver was charged. His insurance company is asking for a sworn statement
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 15, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your post did not include a question, but it is clear you are wondering what to do. An attorney in any jurisdiction would probably want to know more before offering any input. Are you represented by an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I've been in an accident not my fault. Insurance companies did valuation with 7 vehicles and only wants to give me low

End of valuation which is a $2000 difference. Also I had scratches and bruising

Is that worth anything

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 12, 2021

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. However, it could be difficult for ANY attorney to evaluate your case based on a couple of brief lines.

Most attorneys who handle such cases offer free initial consults. Here are some things an attorney...
Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can police refuse a request to breathalyze the other party at an accident when asked to do so by the other motorist?

A red light was run and the police refused to breathalyze the driver even though I requested them to. He was notably impaired. His excuse was ‘the guy was a doctor’ and he didn’t have probable cause

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Nov 5, 2021

In answer to your question, yes. I don't think his excuse is valid however law enforcement is not require to have each driver involved in a MVA given a breathlyzer test. Now, if you think the law enforcement really breached his duties, then you can assert a complaint with his supervisor or... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Can I have participants sign a document stating I cannot be held accountable for death or injury while I am the driver?

In a car accident

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 14, 2021

Only a North Carolina attorney could advise about the enforceability of agreements. Such agreements could be governed by state statutes and state-specific court decisions. But your question remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter in most jurisdictions, such liability waiver agreements are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I was issued a hit and run citation. I didn’t realize I hit the other vehicle in a parking lot. What should I do next?

I am prepared to repair the damage but I really had no idea it made contact. I knew I was close but didn’t tell or hear any contact. My car had a light scratch only. The other has a plastic 1/4 panel that will need to be painted and dent removed. I have no criminal or traffic infractions on my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 29, 2021

Only a North Carolina attorney could advise here, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you haven't already done so at this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss handling of the matter (while at the same time looking into arrangements to cover the property... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for North Carolina on
Q: I had a DUI a year ago, which resulted in an accident where I hit another car.. The people I hit are suing me...my

Question is, my insurance is maxed out, so can they get my only asset which is my home? I have no other assests besides my one car and my house, and very little money in a checking account, currently unemployed as I am full-time caretaker for my elderly father.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 19, 2021

We can give general guidance, however, in your situation, you really need to set up an appointment with a bankruptcy attorney and discuss specifically what is and is not protected if you file bankruptcy. Additionally, I would contact your insurance company and the adjuster handling this matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If a citation an accident report had 2 different dates is that dismissible
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 16, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter in virtually all jurisdictions, courts will allow corrections of basic information to be made. If it involves something of deeper substance beyond a clerical error, such as extrinsic evidence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Contracts, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: What to do if rental car was stolen and totaled and didn’t think you needed insurance on it

Stepson still rental last night wrecked it and totaled it don’t have renters insurance

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 13, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It might be a longshot, as you were not the operator, but if you rented through a credit card, you could look into whether the card offered any type of protection. If you have a vehicle, you could look into... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: My moms roommate always leaves her car keys in the living room where my son plays, she didn’t leave it in park, accident

My moms roommate is always leaving her car keys in the living room where my son plays, my moms has told her 3 times to keep her keys in her room and not in the reach of my son since he is only 2 and a half years old and thinks they are toy keys since they light up. On Sunday she left the keys again... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 11, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It's a messy situation. As a GENERAL matter, both sides could raise arguments. On one hand, it could be argued that such keys should not be left within the reach of a child and that the parking brake... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: What is next step? Went to police station; no report yet. No guarantee, but officer thinks son was backed into.

My son was behind minivan turning right onto main rd. Trees block view so must pull forward to see rd. My son was looking left & he and minivan collided. Driving dad’s car & in shock, he called me & said he rear ended someone but didn’t know how because he wasn’t moving. He had a... Read more »

Ben Corcoran
PREMIUM
Ben Corcoran
answered on Sep 28, 2020

Contact your insurance company, give your side of the story, and let them fight it. While your insurance may go up it will still likely be cheaper than paying to fix your car.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: how bad does it look getting felony of meth charge at 18 first drug charge ever

my nephew was in a car accident, he is 18 and was scared. he got tboned on driver side then on right side then got hit in rear end and flipped. My nephew ran to a bulding close by but went back to scene and turned himself in before cops ever got done investigating it. He was charged with felony... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Johnson
PREMIUM
Amanda Bowden Johnson
answered on Sep 14, 2020

This is a subjective question. To normal average people - it not only looks incredibly bad and will likely ruin your life if convicted - it is in fact objectively bad as well. To other criminals or young people who don't know any better, it may look like you earned some badge of glory. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: hello, I have a few questions

I was in a accident and im try to sue for car damage, medical bills and pain and suffering

Rishona Peace
Rishona Peace
answered on Jun 20, 2020

We would need more information such as whether the other party has assumed fault, whether any citations were issued and to whom, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: What happens when you get into an accident without insurance due to a contract dispute?

I’m now getting a letter saying if I don’t respond within 30 days they will mail me a judgement.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 16, 2020

This is something a North Carolina attorney should advise on, but your post remains open for two weeks and the clock is ticking on your window for a timely response/appearance. It isn't fully clear what the contract dispute means (dispute with your carrier as to policy being in effect,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Can an insurance company have me for taking someone's key and driving to the store. I hit someone with their car.

I'm not on their insurance. The insurance wants them to file theft but he will not. Can the insurance company have me arrested?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 30, 2020

No. But you need to get with an attorney who handles traffic tickets because chances are you are going to get one and you need to know how to say what you need to say.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.