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Q: I got a ticket for improper backing in state of Ohio very minimal damage but was accident. I have no insurance .
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident, but am glad no one was hurt. You may have already done so by now, but you could reach out to a Traffic Ticket attorney in the Marion area to discuss the violation and the no-insurance... Read more »

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Q: I got a improper backing an have no insurance . Accident very little damage.
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 16, 2021

No question is asked here. If you're looking for an attorney the Find a Lawyer tab on this webpage is a good place to start.

Best of luck.

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Q: Can I take someone to civil court who hit my car and won't pay for damages? We both had no insurance at the time.

He's from Africa and I just have the name he gave me, a video of the damage, his plate number and texts

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jun 3, 2021

Yes you can. You can review the Ohio rules of civil procedure for the process. However, doing so on your own can be difficult. You may want to retain an attorney to assist you.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I was in a work truck hauling a trailer. I jackknifed the trailer to far and messed up the truck. Who pays damages?

No injuries occurred. I was on the job. Pulling away from a job site.

More clarity on accident : Made a wrong turn out of a house. Went to turn around in a driveway. While backing out the trailer jackknifed to far and hit the bumper messing up the back end a little. Company is trying to... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 25, 2021

To a certain extent it depends on the agreement you had with the company. If the crash was due to your actions you may be liable, at least to some extent. You may want to contact your insurance company. Depending on the policy, they will usually pay for the damages. For a definitive answer I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Is it worth pleading my case in court or just pay the fine for a failure to yield to a right of way driver?

I was stopped behind another car at a 4 way stop heading North.After the car in front of me went across the road,I proceeded to move up to the stop sign when another car heading West was coming to a stop about the same time I was stopping for second time.I waited for her to go across but she... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 21, 2021

It sounds like a defensible case. For a definitive answer you're going to need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail and figure out the best game plan. Sometimes these issues continue on if the other driver tries to sue you civilly.

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Q: If a pedestrian was hit by a car in a parking lot and refused medical treatment at the scene can they make a claim?

The husband was the person hit by the vehicle and did not want to call police and said he was fine but his wife insisted and had the police and ambulance show up. He refused medical treatment and the ambulance left without him. Can they make an insurance claim on my insurance?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 13, 2021

Yes they can. Injuries from an auto accident sometimes become more obvious only a few days after the incident. It's not uncommon for someone to think they are fine and refuse treatment initially only to go to a doctor a day or two later. If they file a claim, your auto insurance will... Read more »

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Q: My girlfriend is 17 turning 18 she got into an accident and currently lives in another county if she moves before her

If she moves before her court date which county has jurisdiction?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 12, 2021

Moving does not change what Court has jurisdiction. The location of the incident determines jurisdiction along with other factors such as damages. Here is a link to a brief overview from the Ohio State Bar Association.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Construction Law for Ohio on
Q: Who is at fault for ice buildup due to clogged downspout that subsequently fell 30 feet onto a car?

Car owner parked in a parking lot next to a building. The 30 foot tall downspout had ice accumulation due to the fact it was clogged and did not allow proper water drainage. While away, a large section of ice sheared away from the downspout hitting the car and causing major damage. Ice was large... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 2, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. It could depend on a number of factors, including condition/maintenance of the waterspout, conditions for use of the lot, warning signs or disclaimers, and other possible factors. An Ohio attorney could offer better... Read more »

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Q: My car was hit. The registered owner said he sold the car. Who is responsible to pay? Their car has no insurance.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. One option is to look at your policy here - check the provisions for uninsured motorist coverage. You could explore whether that's a possibility through your carrier; an Ohio... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: I got in a car accident that I was at fault for but on my ticket is say no crash, what can i do with this?

It is an ovi charge

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and time is probably very much of the essence in your actions. If you have not already done so, you should consider reaching out to an Ohio criminal defense attorney. Only an Ohio attorney is qualified to advise you on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I have license forfeitures from failing to appear. I took care of them both w court, still blocked at BMV! What gives?

In 2016, I was ticketed with a “failure to yield; left turn” ticket for an accident I believed I was innocent of. I couldn’t afford to fight it, so decided to wait it out. 2018, I got rear ended and charged w driving under suspension from failure to pay. 2020, personal circumstances strong... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 10, 2020

You need to go to the clerk's offices at the court(s) involved and get the release to give to the BMV.

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Q: I am being sued by an insurance company for 8k for an accident in 2018 where I was rear ended. I need advice please

I was rear ended at a stop light. At the time of the accident, we exchanged information. She told her insurance company I negligently operated my car and it was my fault. The cops were called but they wouldn’t come. My only witnesses are my young kids. The following morning I was told by my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 7, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It sounds like the other driver's insurance paid their insured's claim and are now coming after you for it. I'm sorry for your difficult situation, but if you could somehow at least arrange a short... Read more »

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Q: Do I have a case?

I was hit by a semi in the back of my car which turned me sideways and then pushed down the highway for several minutes. The police report stated they couldn’t determine who was at fault even though the driver of the truck stated he didn’t see me. I am still paying on my vehicle so I had full... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's terrifying to think that an eight-month pregnant woman with a six-year old child in a car small enough not to be seen from the cab of a truck was pushed down the highway for minutes. If you reached out to Ohio... Read more »

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Q: Truck hit me from slow lane in my front passenger side. He was ticketed. Will his insurance pay to fix my car?

I was in passing lane. Truck came up on my bumper. There was nowhere to go as I had car I front of me. He went into the slow lane beside me the rammed into me. He then proceeded to try and flee. I caught up to him and he pulled over. He came at me but I stayed in car and called cops. They ticketed... Read more »

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Oct 5, 2020

Likely, you should give your insurance company a call and they'll get ahold of his insurance and sort out your property damage claim. If you end up with a bodily injury claim, then a good Plaintiff's attorney will be able to help you out.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If an underage, non licensed child shows up on my property on a golf cart, and then leaves, can I be held liable?

She was not invited. Should I not allow her to leave, or will it come back on me if something happens?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

You should 100% always allow people to leave, particularly a young girl. The idea that you should prevent a young girl from leaving when from what you've mentioned here, has caused no damage but passed through on a golf cart, is terrifying.

If you are worried about trespassers, get a...
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Q: My mother was in an automobile that was hit from the behind, the insurance agency that represent the person offer 1000
Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Aug 6, 2020

If you’re mom is wondering about whether that is a fair settlement, we’ll need more information about the crash. Have your mom contact a personal injury attorney who gives free consultations to get more information.

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Q: Is it my fault if I hit a illegally parked car in ohio
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 17, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It generally is. The fact that a car is parked illegally subjects it to parking violations, but doesn't give other motorists immunity from hitting it. In some instances, there could be additional factors, such as... Read more »

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Q: If my foot in on the break pedal and I am completely stopped would I be at fault if a kid on a bike would hit my car
Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Jul 6, 2020

It would depend on a few factors, a consultation with an attorney would be able to provide a more full answer than simply whether you were stopped with your foot on the brake is enough to not be at fault.

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Q: My son was using my car and it was hit while parked in front of his house. Can his insurance take the claim ?

The driver at fault has no insurance and I didn’t have insurance for uninsured drivers

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Generally, insurance is designated for a particular car. Unfortunately, it doesn't ordinarily follow the driver. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My son was borrowing my car and an uninsured driver hit the car when it was parked. Can his insurance take the claim
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general rule, insurance runs with the vehicle. Unfortunately, his insurance is likely to be limited to his vehicle. It could be worth looking into whether the incident qualifies under your policy's... Read more »

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