I was involved in an auto accident in Oklahoma in July. Was rear ended on Interestate after having to stop at over 40 MPH on I 35 by a truck towing another truck. Car was totaled. My insurance company setteled with my car damages but the company of the car that hit me is only claiming half... Read more »
You can hire an attorney in Texas. It is possible, though, that your attorney will either have to partner with an Oklahoma attorney or refer your case to an Oklahoma attorney if a lawsuit has to be filed. It’s also possible that Texas may have jurisdiction over the trucking company. That way, a...Read more »
Your insurance company is paying because they have notice of a valid claim and you probably have full coverage. Therefore, they have a contractual duty to pay the claim. As for the other person‘s insurance company, that is not your insurance policy. They don’t owe you the same duties and...Read more »
My daughter got in an accident Saturday night. My daughter has no license and the vehicle has no insurance. It was the other drivers fault, she was under the influence of alcohol which made her pass up the red light. She said she will gladly take care of the costs and to just let her know how much... Read more »
I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but you will probably never hear from that person again. So, for your own peace of mind, stop trying to contact her. Instead, you should be contacting as an attorney. An attorney can represent your daughter for the accident and go after the responsible...Read more »
Your best bet is to consult with an attorney. Handling cases like this by yourself can have dire consequences. Additionally, pedestrian accidents are trickier than you think. Unlike the common understanding, insurance companies don’t necessarily view the pedestrian as totally innocent. That’s...Read more »
My brother was extremely over served at a bar in Texas. He left and, approximately 12 minutes later, had an accident resulting in his death. Could my mother and I file a civil suit against the establishment that over served him?
Quite possibly. The type of case you are describing is called a “dram shop” case. They are typically hard cases to win only because you would have to prove that the victim was over-served after being obviously intoxicated. So, all the evidence and witnesses tend to be within the bar’s...Read more »
They argued over whether she had permission to take it or not. Either way, we’re the vehicle owner. The car was totaled. Insurance paid but gap insurance wouldn’t pay because the girl didn’t have a license.
Your friend needs to contact a personal injury attorney right away. This is far too serious of a situation to delay seeking legal advice. The consultation would be totally free. There is no reason not to take advantage of a free consultation.
If your parents were injured in the accident, then they need to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss their claims. If there were no injuries and only vehicle damages, then they have two options:
1. If the truck’s insurance has accepted liability, then they should...Read more »
Your friend ca sue the bar for personal injury if you can prove that the bar management was negligent. This can be proved by showing the the bar management or staff failed to provide proper security or that the attacker was continuously served alcohol after he became obviously intoxicated.
Whether you can avoid a settlement in personal injury cases really depends upon the circumstances of the settlement as well as the particular wording of the agreement. But unless there was fraud or duress, the settlement agreement will probably be upheld.
If the defendant has no assets, then you may be limited solely to the funds payable by the defendant's insurance policy. You may also make a claim under the vehicle's and/or the deceased's insurance policy if it provided for uninsured motorist coverage. As a Dallas personal injury...Read more »
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