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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Michigan on
Q: Q: Can I be sued in the event that a leased vehicle I cosigned for Is involved in an accident?

I will be cosigning for a lease vehicle for someone who has a poor credit score.

MY name will appear on the vehicles registration with the owners. This individual will be carrying their own and only auto insurance on the vehicle.

Macomb, MI

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

Usually only the driver is sued; if you cosigned you aren't necessarily a registered owner. If you are, you need to make sure insurance is on that vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Are they responsible for that damage?

Hello

I'm a uber driver and I went to pickup a passenger where he works. It was snowing and the ground was covered. After picking him up and as were leaving I hit what seems to be a pothole and damaged my passenger front and rear wheel and tire. It was in the way and on their property. I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

There were class actions under which uber had to pay for insurance for you drivers. If you had collision, run it through that. As to their manager--his property, you can sue the company in small claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Small claims Lawsuit in CT. I have already served the defendant before but have to serve again. She moved. What to do?

I have filed a lawsuit in CT in regards to a car accident where the defendant was drunk driving. I have served her initially and she argued that I didn’t include the proof of service so the claim should be denied. The judge ordered me to re serve her and after several attempts and after hiring a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

If she was DUI, check with the DA's office victim assistance coordinator. Also why are you suing her--if you have collision, let your company do that. Also, you likley have an injury claim. Contact the office of Michael Koskoff--they give free consults. Tell him I suggested you call.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Hi i was in a car accident in Feb. 2018, n I am getting mail that I have to pay $40,000 worth of damages, do I negociate

I was really badly hurt, but officer gave me ticket I slid in ice and went to court, but was not in right state of mind when going to courts

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

It sounds like you were sued and served with papers? You really need to get your insurance involved. If you received suit papers and you don't have insurance you need to make sure you don't get a default by filing an Answer and entering your appearance "pro se." Check with the local bar association... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Land Use & Zoning for Arizona on
Q: what happens if i park in a no-parking zone and im not with the car and the police is taking pictures of my car

i parked in the desert in a no-parking zone and i left it there at night and 4 cops were taking videos and pictures of it

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

Looks like you will receive a citation. If it was a protected area could be citations on that as well. If it was an area around a military facility you may have additional charges it it was posted as a restricted area.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I received a summons for an auto accident that occurred after I sold the vehicle. Do I have to appear in court?

The vehicle was bought and the new owner took ownership. Then he got into an accident.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

Mr. Dorfman is right. I'd just say follow up to make sure that it is covered. You should have transfered title and maybe he didn't record it. If you tansfered the plates to your new car paperwork on that would be good.

Likewise if you kept your car insurance, they should cover you for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Q: The other person insurance company said if I dont use the 10,000 for medical I'll lose it any way to keep what's left
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

Ask your attorney. Don't have one? Look for a member of the NMex Assn for Justice in the county where it happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Collections for Texas on
Q: Hi, I am 17 years old. Debt collectors contacted me today saying I needed to pay off a debt. Is charging a minor legal?

I bumped into an ATT company vehicle 6 months back. My grandfather’s name was on the vehicle and he cancelled the insurance without telling me, so I thought I was driving an insured vehicle. I received a bill in my name for nearly $2,500 a month after the accident and contacted ATT but never got... Read more »

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

They may not be able to collect now but can later. Did you or your parents have insurance? That may cover this.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: If you get money from a car accident how long does your Heath insurance company have to make a claim against you
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

Contact the lawyer who represented you--they should have determined if there is a subrogation claim and dealt with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: My father died 22 years ago in a car accident caused by someone else. I was a minor and Nothing was pursued.

The other driver was at fault, failed to yield.

My parents were divorced and my mother did not pursue anything. I have just recently found out the details, can I do anything now ?

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

Just to be sure, contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn but no, it is too late. There's a statute of limitations for wrongful death and related claims that is long over. Even if you had a claim as a minor, that would have expired on your 18th birthday or 2-3 years after that, depending on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Do I need a layer for a 40-6-270 offense of leaving the scene of an accident with no injuries?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

If there was property damage and you did't exchange information, yes, you can have serious issues and look to get someone who handles traffic issues in the county court where it's going to be heard.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: i was turning left from a small business into a median, it was a 5 line road including the middle lane as a median.

i was given the right of way by the two immediate oncoming lanes. as i processed into the median and i started the turn into the median i was hit by a car travelling straight in the median. the other driver had no license. im being put at fault for failure to yield is that correct?

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

Depends on circumstances. They didn't come out of nowhere, but if you had begun your passage and they were going to enter the median and could see you they should have yielded to you. However if they were already there, you had to watch out for them.

I'd plead not guilty if cited, and...
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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.

5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: My wife was in an auto accident the person at fault provided police with false documentation and was uninsured

Insurance agencies said there was nothing they could do what do we do now

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

Several things: follow up with the police; they will cite the driver for no insurance and that driver could lose their license so they may show the real insurance, if they have it.

Second, check the police report to see if owner and driver are different. Ask police to contact both on #1....
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Washington on
Q: Broke ankle exiting truck, off work 12+ weeks. Filed claim for lost wages. Insurance denied citing a case and stating:

"Washington State law states that once your vehicle is parked it is no longer considered to be an automobile". Next step to contest???

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

In addition to what Mr. Richardson said, ask if your state has "wrap around wage loss" which is using the wage loss on your auto policy to cover what comp doesn't cover if your state has a rule that says you are covered while engaged in vehicle related activities---such as getting in and out of a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: My son had a accident in the family car his insurance paid the other person but know 9 months later she is suing all

Of us in civil court even though she hit him but he received the ticket for failing the right away

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

as Mr. Kreisman said notify them-=a)by phone b)send a copy of what you got by certified mail and c) fax a copy to them, follow up by phone to make sure they got it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: How can I get my car from the tow company without paying anything?

I'm asking because it wasn't taken from me I let a friend use it and then he let his friend use the car and his friend was parked when the car was towed? I can't afford to get it out I live in a shelter and I have no money I dont want to lose the car

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

Contact legal services. They may help you file an in forma pauperis action and see if you can get the car but I doubt that there's another way around it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: Should I tell the police that my 17 year old cousin has been with a 21 year old since she was 16 and he lives there?

They've been together for a little over a year since she was 16 and he lives at my uncle's house and isn't even bothered by the fact that he's letting an adult sleep with his 17 year old child

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

The age of consent is 16, so it's not illegal. What message that sends the 17 year old is not a legal question.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I be presumed guilty of an anonymous allegation of drinking on the job with no investigation?

I was anonymously accused of drinking at my teaching job. I was forced to leave my room, with all of my belongings. No administrator attempted to speak with me to ascertain if the allegation had any validity. I was then requested (required) to go to an ER to have an alcohol level blood test... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

Sounds like it would violate most union agreements. Contact your union. If you don't have one, contact an attorney who handles employment issues in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal to burn the pride flag in public?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

It can be viewed as a breach of the peace. A lot depends on circumstances. There is no statute that says you can't do that, but other statutes may if you are said to be trying to harass or intimidate. If you are concerned, you can contact the Lambda Legal Aid fund

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