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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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Q: Was wrongly towed and had to pay $166 to get my car back. I think it's a scam. What should I do?

Got towed from my apt complex at 3am last night. The company said I did not have a resident sticker and was not parked in visitors. I do have one. It's on the back left windshield. In the picture that the apt front office showed me you can't see it, but anybody with eyes can see it in... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 6, 2022

It sounds more like a misunderstanding than a scam. But if it’s only $166, I would suggest you ask for another parking sticker and put it in a highly visible place on your car’s front windshield.

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Q: Is it legal for a parking lot to use metal bars sticking out of the ground, instead of normal parking blocks?

I was leaving a parking lot, when something started to scrape under the car. I got out, and realized that instead of parking blocks, the spaces had metal bars sticking a foot out of the ground. It's a dirt and gravel parking lot, so the bars almost blend into the ground, and they're not... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 27, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It doesn't seem like a good practice for non-security purposes. Based on the description being dirt and gravel, if it's an old and neglected lot, it could be exposed rebar from deteriorated concrete blocks.... Read more »

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Q: Should I accept the auto-insurance settlement or should I seek an insurance lawyer/attorney to try to gain more?

My boyfriend was driving my car and in order to avoid a car coming into our lane, my car's auto-lane assist pulled the car to the left; we then hit a stationary barrier that was protruding into the roadway (there was NO shoulder on this highway).

We are on the same auto-insurance... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 27, 2022

Your question lacks important information like what is the cost to repair your car and how much, if any, has the damage to your car depreciated its value even after it is repaired.

There is no way to judge the settlement offer without knowing this information.

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Q: My daughter was in a car wreck guy had no insurance. Anything we can do to get her car paid and hospital bill paid
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 12, 2022

Yes. Your daughter can sue the guy who caused the accident. Since that guy has no insurance, your daughter can also sue her own car insurance company under her Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage. This is precisely the situation that coverage is designed to protect your daughter against.... Read more »

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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 »

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Q: My lawyers filed a lawsuit for UIM claim and the insurance company is passed the deadline by 15 days to respond.

What should my lawyer be doing to resolve this matter. The para legal said they did receive an email from the defense attorney to discuss the lawsuit before the deadline but she said she is working with my lawyers to figure out what is going on. Are my lawyers just being negligent, shouldnt they... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 25, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In all fairness to your attorney, they may be working toward trying to discuss the claim. You mention the paralegal receiving an email from defense attorney. Based on these brief facts, no one here could say and no... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in an accident a couple of months ago and Noone was hurt it was caused by someone jacking up on her break

There was Noone in front of her she admitted it was her second accident in two months it caused 4 of us to be in this accident the person I hit wasn't hurt and had minimum damage now she's suing for 1 million dollars what can I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 24, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The fact that it was her second accident in two months isn't really relevant. The short answer is that you take the papers you were served with and present them to your insurance carrier. They should assign... Read more »

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Q: On June 24 2021 I was involved in a vehicle accident. Not my fault. I was in a company truck. 2000$ laptop broke.

2 vehicles got into a collision causing one of them to jump a median and hit me. I was rolled 3 time and my 2000$ laptop was broken. Geico is the insurance of both other parties. My company doesn't cover personal property damage. And gieco is giving me the run around. What can I do to get... Read more »

Arturo C. Aguilar
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answered on Aug 20, 2022

This one is pretty easy. You need to use the person at fault and their insurance will kick in and is required to pay your personal injuries and property damage, which includes your computer. Call me for more information. 713-992-1104

Mind you, you have to file suit within two years. You are...
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Q: I was involved in a wreck. after 9 weeks I found out I was not at fault.

I had purchased insurance that covers my car only through my dealership(DS). they told me they would be in contact with the insurance company to get the repairs taken care of (they do some in-house repairs and what not) I requested a bill for the impound fees, the car was towed after the wreck 458... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Yes, you have some legal remedies and at this point in time I think you should consult with an accident/injury lawyer to guide you through this process, especially if you have physical injuries. Most accident/injury lawyers will provide a free consul so please take a few of them up on it and then... Read more »

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Q: Car accident

I was invoiced in a car accident July 16,2020. Insurance didn’t settle with plaintiff because I said he hit my car. I have pictures of my car and videos of intersections. Fast forward 2022 this same guy if trying to sue my friend for 250000. Because my car was on his policy. My friend was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Your friend should turn the summons and complaint over to his insurance carrier. If he is their policyholder, they will investigate the accident and make a determination on liability and their obligation to defend. In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Do statues begin the day liabilty is determined or the day you're notified?

Does someone need to be notified of their right to file a claim & what the deadlines are before statues can begin?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 21, 2022

A Texas attorney should advise here, since statutes of limitations are governed by state law. But your question remains open for two weeks. In virtually all jurisdictions, statutes of limitations usually use the day of the accident as a reference point. A local attorney could provide specific... Read more »

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Q: My car was considered a total loss, I’m worried the other persons insurance company won’t give me enough money

How should I respond to them without getting played over by them? Or how to negotiate ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 2, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's a little difficult to cover all the important points within the brief format here. But part of your success could depend on your research. Look at used auto reference guides. Check pricing for comparable... Read more »

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Q: A semi smashed into our new 43 ft 5th wheel causing extreme damages while we were parked overnight at a Pilot Truck stop

Progressive hired an attorney ASAP because I'm an investigator & told them I knew insurance tactics. The adjuster had already low balled the damages. The 5th Wheel is under warranty & parts are in short supply. Nobody was hurt in the accident except my daughter is having nightmares... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 2, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for the stressful situation this accident has placed your family in. Unfortunately, as you have seen from your efforts, it is difficult to retain an attorney on a contingency basis when there are no... Read more »

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Q: How to get compensation for mental issues after 2 accidents? Can I get car repaired first and seek other damages later?

Our leased car was hit by another driver who was at fault.I am already suffering from severe anxiety & physical injuries from a previous accident last year & I am getting private disability payments.I am still getting treatment from a psychiatrist,surgeons have told me to undergo major... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 19, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. In looking more closely at your description and noticing that you have an attorney, she or he would be in the best position to answer your questions.

But in general nationwide, someone could have their car repaired...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: can my Texas drivers license be suspended if I'm the owner of car but vehicle was wrecked by someone else driving

the car was bought for relative, still in my name and was supposed to have car insurance on the vehicle but found out there was none . The person driving did not have my permission to move that vehicle at all, I was not aware of any other person driving . The car had CPI insurance from the... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 12, 2022

You can loss your TDL if the other party get a judgment against you. You may need to retain a lawyer,

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Q: Will my future surguries be covered after car accident settlement
Anwar Sadat Montgomery
Anwar Sadat Montgomery
answered on Mar 8, 2022

Generally, no. Once you settle your claim with the insurance company, you forfeit your right to seek any further compensation from them related to the accident. Instead, you and your attorney must account for the cost of any expected future medical care in your initial settlement demand. The burden... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in an accident in an not at fault August of 2020. The driver had the minimum coverage here in Texas 30k

My doctors bills take up most up but the insurance submitted a 30k check to my lawyer back in November. We are supposedly going after underinsured on my policy. Is it normal for an attorney to sit on the money like this? Bills haven't been paid or anything.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 1, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It looks like the medical providers on your case (or their insurance companies) are coming after a portion of your award in the form of liens. I'm not certain, but that is my general impression from the limited... Read more »

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Q: 9/17/21. Chevey silv Hit 3 of our parked vehicles totaled 1. They left the seen. In closed claim

Hello on Sept 17,2021. Two of my personal vehicles and my sons truck he was test drive for the week but was in were involved in a hit and run . The driver took off and they found the vehicle a couple of streets down and 2 houses from were they live. Police report was done. Sept 20 is when I spoke... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 24, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best but your question remains open for three weeks. You could place the matter into suit, or contact an attorney to do so. You and the carrier would then proceed with the claim through the court system. If you have a denial from the carrier, that would be helpful.... Read more »

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Q: Asked to see the breakdown costs of the settlement, but they said I must sign and receive the check first is this true?

Hello, so a year ago I got into a car accident, and skip forward to now, we agreed on a settlement, but the amount I’m receiving doesn’t seem right, so I asked my attorney if I could get a break down of the settlement , but he said I must sign forms and wait for the settlement to be deposited... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis
answered on Feb 9, 2022

That is not true. You should be permitted to see everything in your file at any time.

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