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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for North Carolina on

Q: Took my 2002 vehicle to the auto repair shop and they created a car fire inside the car. Can I sue for more than value?

It's a 2002 Acrua RL with 129000 on it and in great shape. Their insurance wants to only give me Kelly Blue Book value for the car. The shop caused the fire inside of the car and admitted it. Now they want me to settle and I don't agree because I would have to purchase another car and make... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Generally, in most states they only have to give you the retail value of the vehicle---even if that won't buy you what you lost. Check if that is so by contacting a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nevada on

Q: what do I do if the other persons insurance doesn’t help me get a new car after a total loss when they’re at fault?

My car was only 4 months old, a 2019 Honda Civic with only 3400 miles on it

The other person was at fault and the insurance has admitted they’re at fault

I have gap insurance but I’ll be left without a car

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

What you do is that you thank yourself for having gap. If you were hurt in the wreck you have an injury claim and should pursue it--contact a member of the Nv. Assn for Justice in the county where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on

Q: Am I responsible for an accident broken window in a parking lot

Hi I was in the mall parking lot and somehow kicked a rock and broke the back window of a Chevy equinox that was 5 feet away , the rear window shattered outwards .. I now read this is common due to heat ... I waited around and talked to the owners and now they went to the cops and want me to pay... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

When you say you kicked a rock--do you mean your car kicked it out or you kicked it with your foot? If you did, it's not a "somehow" --that's going to be believable, because you would have had to be winding up to get enough velocity to break a window.

Windows don't shatter due to heat...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Texas on

Q: I worked for car dealer and they let me use the cars in the lot. On Sunday I got hit, little damage

on the right front fender (I was not a the scene,found it like that). I got fired and now he wants to withhold my commission from a two car sales last week? If this is legal, how can I make sure he is not overcharging for the repair and adding extras to the damage?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles employment matters. It's not legal to withhold pay. If the fender damage was not your fault tell him his dealer insurance should cover.

If fired you can collect unemployment as you would contest his saying it's for "good cause"...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on

Q: CAN I FILE A CLAIM FOR AN ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED 30 DAYS AGO FOR DAMAGES TO MY CAR?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Sure. The statute of limitations is well over that. The 30 days is the time within which companies have to resolve property damage claims if their insured is at fault.

However, if you were hurt in the collision, you should consult a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on

Q: If I am driving down the turning lane and someone pulls out of a store and hits me am I at fault?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Depends on where you and they are, who is doing what, but generally the person on the main roadway--including turning lanes--has the right of way over someone pulling from an alley or a private driveway. If you were hurt contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where it... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on

Q: I would like to know if a driver is at fault for hitting a pedestrian turning out into traffic.

I am a 17 year old son of a mother who had recently been in a collision with a minor on a bike. The minor turned in front of her vehicle -while she turned into the lane she had waited legally for traffic to allow- from the blind spot made by an adjacent vehicle the minor was biking next to. The boy... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Traffic reports aren't dispositive, especially where both vehicles are moving.

A bicycle has the same rights as a vehicle in most states. Depending on who was at what point and at what time in the sequence can determine which operator owed the other a certain duty of care.

As the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: Is there one honest attorney out there who will take my accident case, that has been in court filings for over 2 years?

I am very disappointed in the legal system, at this time. I know there are some good attorneys out there, but I only find the bad ones. Three generations of my family were badly injured in an accident over 4 years ago, and several lawyers have tossed the case around, then handed it back to us. We... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

If you were rear ended chances are the issue is who was hurt and what the medical proof is. If the family has little or no medical coverage, often the problem is that people don't get the follow up attention they need to show their injuries. No, but your word alone isn't good enough. There have to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Maryland on

Q: First offense. Arrested for DUI after accident. No paramedics, denied opportunity to speak to a lawyer entire time.

Hit a pole driving with a friend. Police showed up, pulled us from the car, and started administering FST right away. Blew breathalyzer and was arrested afterwards. Taken to station, blew breathalyzer there and blew .16. Released afterwards. No paramedics were called and asked for a lawyer from the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Excellent answer from Mr. Oakley. You have a lot at stake and you should get an attorney who handles DUI's in the county where it happened. Hopefully you had insurance because you will have to pay for the pole and other damage. Get an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Arkansas on

Q: My brother was killed and they found the other driver at fault. The driver had no DL or insur - can they go to jail

What can our family do legally? The person said they didn't see him on his loud Harley, yet hit him on the passenger front side while making a left turn. This was in Arkansas where he lived with his wife and son.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

you need to follow up with the DA's victim assistance coordinator.

On the civil side the family may have uninsured motorist coverage. If the car was owned by someone else than the driver there could be insurance on the owner.

Assuming the harley was after 1993 it would have a light...
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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on

Q: What is a "request to disclose limits" from my insurance via the other driver in a car accident claim?

I was involved in a car accident where the other driver made a left turn into oncoming traffic. He is now claiming that I ran a red light and was speeding and caused the accident (not true and the forensic evidence on the vehicles proves that). He has hired a lawyer and has requested the amount of... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

If you were hurt and the other driver is at fault you need to talk to a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California for the county where the wreck happened---they give free consults.

Let your insurance handle the other side--that's what you pay insurance for.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on

Q: Didnt report an accdent have witness that I stayed 3 hrs trying to get truck out of ditch, no injuries or damage.

Dodged a deer, got stuck in ditch. Didn't call the police. No one was hurt, truck not damaged. No property damage. Stayed 3 hrs trying to get several ppl to pull it out, but no one could. A neighbor said that in the morning her husband coukd pull it out with a tractor. So we all went home. The... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

You need to get with a lawyer who handles traffic cases before that judge. You don't want to mess with a leaving the scene. If the farmer was there etc. to me it's a defense that those who needed to know were in the know, etc. However state troopers tend to be rigid so get a lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on

Q: Ran into a mailbox, now I have a warrant!! What to do?

It was 1a.m, I was sleepy, my right headlight was out, I dozed off for a second too long and hit someone’s mailbox.. I didn’t want to wake the people up about the matter; my tire was flattened so I left my car at friends house close by and caught a ride home; my plans were to go back the next... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

This is your #1 priority. You are in hot water because you worried about a ride. Walk if you have to. At this point might be advisable to get with a lawyer who handles these things.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on

Q: Trying to settle with Geico insurance company,can i after going to Chiropractor

Cause I went get a lawyer and he asked for me to keep going to Chiropractor to receive payment for car accident

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Car damage is settled separately from the injury claim. I suggested having an MD checkup but talk to the lawyer or if they aren't your lawyer have a member of the La Trial Laweyrs Assn consult with you--they give free consults.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on

Q: My son was tested 'Negative' for a hearing test in NJ hospital. When we went to another one he tested 'Positive'

Could you please advise about my options here (for suing) or next steps? My family was in utter grief and pain when we heard the results from the first hospital. And which department of law would this type of issue typically falls under?

Thanks for your time and help!

-Rb

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

there is a variablity in hearing tests. Suggest you speak to a hearing specialist to determine what the reason for the differences are.

Merely giving you a report of what they found isn't actionable. There is no harm to your son from having differential test results. There may be some...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on

Q: I was injured in a national park due to a hose running across a walkway. Right by the visitor center. Should I sue

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

Contact a member of the Association for Justice of the state where it happened, who practices in the county where it happened, to see if you have a claim of negligence. They give free consults. A lot depends on where it was. A park is not like a shopping center is not like the inside of a store.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can the Senate majority leader block an impeachment trial?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

If they have the votes they may.

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions for Pennsylvania on

Q: Customer posted a negative review with my name. Can I get it removed?

Customer posted Google review with my name capitalized and corporate has tried to contact with no response. The information is a lie and if she would reference her own receipt, then she would be to see no charge. Do I have a case?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

As you get more with honey than with vinegar first I would suggest you send her a nice letter saying you are sorry to see she is dissatisfied but if she checks her receipt there was no charge. See what her response is. Then a lawyer should help you with a very carefully worded letter to google.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on

Q: I was pulled over for no traffic infraction. I was pulling into a parking space. I saw lights and immediately started

....looking for my license in my wallet. The officer walked up and his first words to me were “are you Jessica Belber?” I said “yes” and he said “your license is expired”. I was completely shocked and since I hadn’t even handed my license over to the officers yet I looked at my... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

Not sure why he ran your plate, but having done so it would've been nicer if he gave you a warning. Get your renewal, plead not guilty, see what the DJ does with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on

Q: My son got a ticket immediately after pulling onto a road for not having his headlights on. Can we fight this?

My son just turned 17 and got a used vehicle that does not have day time running lamps. Having learned to drive on a more recent model, he is trying to get used to turning headlights on and off. He was out at night for the first time playing a pick up basketball game at our local community courts.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

Plead not guilty. He was in the process of putting them on, did not have the intent to drive without them. See what happens.

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