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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: i wasnt given any issurance information from the other person nor the cop when i feel as if the other party who hit my

vehicle actually were over the speed limit on the road and i could of made my turn if he was going the speed limit since i was already turning and about half way in the turn when he hit the breaks and swerved side to side and then hit my truck on the side which spun my 2001 chevy silverado 4x4 2500... Read more »

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Doug Goyen answered on Sep 3, 2021

1. First, it does not matter who was at fault in an auto accident, you are entitled to get the identification and insurance information of any other drivers involved in your auto accident. The law in Texas is that drivers are required to exchange this information - regardless of who the police feel... Read more »

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Q: I got into an accident and the other driver took my license is that legal
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Doug Goyen answered on Sep 3, 2021

If they physically kept your drivers license and did not give it back, then no - they should not keep your license. Both parties involved in an auto accident are required to exchange their identification information and insurance information - regardless of who is "at fault".... Read more »

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Q: Before a plaintiff can recover for proximate cause what must the plaintiff prove?

The proximate cause theory of liability was used to convict somebody; what must the plaintiff prove before the paints can use proximate cause theory as basis for his/her case?

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Doug Goyen answered on Sep 3, 2021

“Proximate cause” means a cause that was a substantial factor in bringing about an event, and without which cause such event would not have occurred. In order to be a proximate cause, the act or omission complained of must be such that a person using ordinary care would have foreseen that the... Read more »

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Q: How do I answer a lawsuit? I am being sued for an accident but my insurance company has settled with the plaintiff.
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Doug Goyen answered on Sep 3, 2021

I would notify your insurance company. They have a duty to defend and a duty to indemnify. If they settled with the person who is suing you, they should have a release for you - hopefully.

If you are being sued by another person involved in the accident (such as a passenger) then your...
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Q: If pain and suffering, injuries etc exceed the policy limit of the at fault persons insurance. What can I do?

Can I still sue the insurance company for more money?

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Doug Goyen answered on Jul 24, 2021

I agree with Attorney Baumgartner. I would just add that if you are looking at a situation where the limits of the other driver's insurance are going to be exhausted, you should actually consult with a law office that handles auto accidents. There are situations where there may be other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: Was in car accident not on insurance and seeking guidance

A couple of weeks ago I rolled into an intersection and got t boned. It was not my car and I'm not in the insurance. The insurance company contacted the provider and is threatening to sue for this. (This is what I gathered over the phone call I just had with them) this is the first car... Read more »

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Doug Goyen answered on Jun 18, 2021

From the way you phrase the question, it sounds like you believe you caused the collision. You may want to go over the details with an attorney, just in case.

If you were driving someone else's vehicle:

Did you have permission to use the vehicle you were driving?

If...
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Q: Can someone sue me if my sister(she was unlicensed) was the one who caused a accident in a car/ins under my name?

I received a demand for payment letter stating that i was liable for a car accident i wasn't even involved with my sister was the one driving the car, my insurance denied the claim and now the person is coming after me for payment. can i be taken to court for this even if i wasn't even involved?

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Doug Goyen answered on Jun 14, 2021

Yes, if she was unlicensed you can possibly be responsible for "negligently entrusting" your vehicle to an unlicensed driver.

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Q: hello, my driver license is suspended by the state because of a accident that happened 11 years ago. what do i need to d
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Doug Goyen answered on Jun 3, 2021

You need to contact the Texas Department of Public Safety if this is a driver's license suspension in Texas. There is a page on their website that covers what to do in the case of an auto accident suspension due to no insurance. See:... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Lady lets man w/o license nor insurance but with criminal past drive her car. 2-car wreck results. Whom do victims sue?
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Doug Goyen answered on Jun 3, 2021

I agree with Todd Kelly. There is a possible case against the woman who let the unlicensed driver have access to her car - if she knew he was unlicensed under a theory of Negligent Entrustment.

Contact a lawyer to discuss your case. Even if the other driver has no insurance, there may be...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Is the vehicle owner liable instead of driver in Texas? Can the owner be sued?

Driver was not the registered owner. A claim was then filed against her insurance company after the accident. She provided her insurance information to me. Her insurance declined the claim. The Insurance do not provide liability coverage for any person for that person's liability arising... Read more »

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Doug Goyen answered on Oct 22, 2020

Both the driver and owner may have different insurance - you can collect against either one. You also may have a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage if there is no insurance for the at-fault driver.

The end of your inquiry says something about the insurance company denying due...
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