Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Robert C. Slim
3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Do Texas drivers involved in a wreck out of state have to use Laywers from that state?

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 »

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Sep 8, 2020

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 »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was in an accident. Called my insurance to make the claim, they are paying the loss.. why not the other persons?

It was not my fault, i had the right of way and have witnesses that the other car didnt make a full stop sign. My insurance said my truck is total loss, but why them if its not my fault???

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Aug 24, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: How can I report someone who doesn’t want to pay for my vehicle’s damage by an accident they caused?

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 »

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Aug 24, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hi! I was hit as a pedestrian by a car and would like to ask how can I claim the driver's insurance my medical fees.
Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Aug 24, 2020

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 »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can I file a civil suit against a bar that over served, and resulted in the death of my brother?

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?

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Feb 1, 2020

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 »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: daughters friend totaled her car. Gap won’t pay bc she didn’t have a license. Who’s responsible?

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.

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Dec 22, 2019

I recommend you get a copy of your GAP policy and see if that is a valid exclusion for coverage.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: A friends son was killed when a vehicle made a uturn right in front of him.

First report shows drugs in her system.Second report shows none. Case was dropped. How can father pursue this?Seems to be a coverup.

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Nov 27, 2019

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.

View More Answers

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: My parents were in a car accident about four months ago with an 18 wheeler can my parents sue? 18 Wheeler’s fault

Their police report came back saying that that it was the 18 wheeler’s fault my parents vehicle is now totaled I’m now putting them in a financial burden

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Sep 12, 2019

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 »

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Person is assaulted at bar, attacker gets away, can victim press charges against bar for injuries?
Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Sep 15, 2013

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.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can i void a settlement that i have signed, how much time do i have and how do i do it, auto injury case
Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Mar 19, 2013

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: What happens in an auto fatality if defendant has no assets?
Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Mar 19, 2013

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 »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.