Questions Answered by Peter Munsing

Q: Someone ran into back of my car. He doesn't have insurance, now he is not picking up phone. What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

If you were hurt contact a member of the Assn for Justice of the state where you live. You may have an "Uninsured motorist claim."

What you do is send him another letter that if you don't hear you will ask to have his license suspended.Notify the officer who responded that this person doesn't have insurance.
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Q: If I leave my car at the mechanic and don't pay, what happens? I live in Minnesota.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

They have what is called a mechanics lien. Resolve the bill!
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Q: No Insurance/License/Assets At Fault for 3 Car Collision, Lawyer Necessary?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

Well, first, the other car didn't "stop unlawfully." Car # 2 not having ANY damage is your best defense. But you can be looking at a suspension for driving without insurance, and so you need to start by talking to a lawyer in the county where the wreck happened to know what your best way of approaching this is. Do not discuss on social media. Lose the attitude "I can't be at fault"--it will cloud your judgment. You "ploughed into" (your words) cars that were in peril. It is your duty to drive...
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Q: Who pays our medical bills in this situation if we did not have insurance at the time of the accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

Apply for MA. Lobby to get ACA to cover people like you (sorry but I get a little tired of hearing people didnt have coverage but never wrote or phoned their legislators to get it for everyone--that's why it has to be everyone, so people like you in your situation get covered). So the problem you have is the same of anyone with no coverage because even though the person 's insurance may be responsible they don't have to give you the medical bill payment up front. They don't have to give you...
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Q: Was my car legally in the intersection?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

Technically no as yellow means caution and you shouldn't enter. Not clear if this is a family dispute, or you got a ticket or someone hit you. If it's yellow for you it's red for them.
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Q: Someone hit my car and was not issued a ticket, he is claiming that it is not his fault because he did not recieve one

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

Using his logic, you didn't get a ticket so it's automatically his fault. Hes in the wrong. Use your collision to get damages fixed. However before disputing say you want pictures of hiscar. Why? because they may show how he hit you togehter with yours.

See if the intersection has a camera and go in person to ask if you can see /get a copy of images for time of the wreck.

If you were hurt Contact a member of the Ill trial lawyers assn--they give free consults.
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Q: I was riding a friends ATV on their property and they hit me on their ATV. they are trying to sue me now. Can they do it

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

They can try but you can counterclaim if it gets to that.See if you are covered by your homeowners. You would have numerous defenses.
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Q: What is the statute of limitation on filing a car insurance bad faith claim in virginia?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

Big question in these cases is when you knew of the bad faith. Members of the Va. Trial Lawyers Assn give free consults. Look for someone who handles bad faith cases and see what they say as to your case.
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Q: I am the Plaintiff in a civil matter where the opposing atty. is also my patient. Is this a conflict?

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

You need to talk to your attorney to seek their advice even if they are withdrawing. You then need to contact a member of CAOC who handles your type of case--they give free consultations. But generally, attorney's can't jump ship in the middle of a case without a reason and you need to find out what that is.
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Q: In an intersection waiting to turn left (green light), light turns red, make turn, oncoming runs red light. Liability?

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

If witnesses on your side suggest you contact a member of the CAOC if you were hurt--they give free consults.

The way you have it it sounds like you turned on red, so if you did and she did she had the right of way, But talk to a CAOC member as I may be missing something.
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Q: PA Small claims: I'm a plaintiff: I can't make my court date, can an attorney represent me, if I can't change the date?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Unless the attorney can change the date they can appear but your testimony is needed.

You can ask the court if they will move the date or rethink if it's worth the hassle.
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Q: In may I wrecked my car and was cited for careless driving. I went to the magistrates office paid and plead not guilty.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

For the $15.74 its not a case worth paying the appeal for. You are technically correct but that won't help you if you have to pay an appeal fee which you won't get back.
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Q: Car was in an accident now the person at faults insurance company refuses to fix damages. What do I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Generally they can give you the market value of what it was worth the minute before the crash or fix, their option.

You want to get their valuation sheet--if it was hidden damage that was fixed, shouldn't affect price.

Also if you were hurt you have a claim for your injuries so get a consult with a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: Can I be compensated for the lost value of my vehicle due to a crash that damaged the frame? Maryland.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

I agree with Atty Kirk's answer.

However if you were injured you should consult with a member of the Md. Assn for Justice--they give free consults. A hit severe enough to bend the side rails would have significant forces directed at your body.
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Q: Can I be sued by my father for wrecking his car As a minor if I was on his insurance as liability

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

If he wants to sue you he has to serve you. Can he? Possibly, though if he got money from his company he can only sue for the deductible. Also, if crash not your fault you have a defense. If there was insurance on the car get the information--doubt they will cover you for suit by your dad=--but you don't know until you try, and insurance follows the vehicle operator.
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Q: I have closed head injury and sprain neck and back from car wreck guy admitted fault will they pay meforpainandsuffering

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

You will get the most when your treatment is through. Because there may be subrogation claims by health insurance companies, you settle without them they will be looking at you. Get a consult with a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: My dad was served with papers for a man with a similar name but he is not that person. What should he do?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

You might also call the attorney that served you. Do NOT agree to anything. Tell him that he has the wrong person. I'd still notify your insurance to be safe.
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Q: I was in a car accident as a passenger of a taxi cab i want to know the next step with filing a claim

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Your next step is to contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
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Q: Car accident, I was dui tested but the other driver was not. Is that right or should she have been tested as well?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 14, 2017

No, it's because cop felt you may have been driving. He needed "probable cause." if she didnt' appear to have been drinking, no reason to test her.

Left turn vehicle has duty to yield.

Unless she came through on a yellow light for her, I don't see her being at fault.
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Q: How does a person have a driving record amended? Court says our son was not at fault but still shows on driving record.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Answered on Oct 14, 2017

First get court records, contact dmv see what you can do.

Second if that doesn't work contact your state legislators.

If he was hurt in the crash, contact a member of the State of Washington Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
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