Possibly. From what you describe, it would appear that the majority of fault lies with the truck driver who pulled out and caused the initial collision in violation of California Vehicle Code 21804. However, there MAY be some fault attributable to you for either following too closely (California...Read more »
Unfortunately, insurance companies don't want to settle claims "piece meal". They want to have a settlement that includes all people making claims. I would suggest retaining a personal injury attorney if you don't have one and asking them what can be done to expedite the claim.
Car hit while parked. My insurance doesn't cover. SF police won't give me police report [Gov't Code 6254(f)] so I don't know who is responsible so I can't contact their insurance. Can't afford even an estimate. Car not drivable as-is. No one was in my car so "personal injury" lawyers won't touch... Read more »
Unfortunately, you would need to provide some additional information. The normal deadline for filing a personal injury claim in California is 2 years from the date of the incident that caused your injury but, delay in diagnosis is possible. Consult with an attorney immediately on any potential...Read more »
Hello, I'm 19. I had a car accident in Dec 2016 and I was unlicensed at the time and not on the insurance policy so I got charged 20,000 for the damage of a KIA Optima. A few months ago I received a paper in the mail from Los Angeles COUNTY court saying we had to settle the payments through court... Read more »
Tough situation. Your options are to work out a payment plan or, assuming the incident didn't involve drunk driving, it would probably be dischargeable in bankruptcy. You should consult with an attorney who handles debt negotiation and bankruptcy issues.
Now my car is all smashed up and my brother is hurt in the hospital. The other car is also a mess and the passenger of that car is still in the hospital too. The driver wasn’t hurt so bad. I have insurance for me on my car, but does this cover my brother? I’m not sure who I’m supposed to... Read more »
My daughter was in a car accident and her car was totaled. The other insurance company keeps lowering the amount that they will pay and the want us to sign a waiver saying we wont go after the other party or them for more money. We don't feel that that is fair and the are offering us way less money... Read more »
You are entitled to "fair market value" on the vehicle. Most insurance carriers calculate this value based upon a "market comparison" (i.e. what have vehicles similar to your daughters in specs and mileage sold for in the past 6-12 months). If you have collision coverage through your own...Read more »
You should seek prompt medical attention and retain a personal injury attorney. Just because the insurance company for the other driver is accepting "100% liability", does not mean they will compensate you fully for your injuries. Having a personal injury attorney to obtain medical records and...Read more »
This depends upon a lot of factors. For your car: the standard is the lesser of "fair market value" or the cost of repair. If the cost of repair exceeds fair market value, your vehicle is deemed a "total loss" and the value of the car is owed. As to how insurance companies calculate "fair market...Read more »
Unfortunately, many if not most insurance carriers have a policy of having you rent the vehicle and then submit the bill to them for reimbursement. Some carriers still have direct relationships with certain rental agencies (like Enterprise). It usually takes a week or two at a minimum for them to...Read more »
I agree with the other answers. There is no "formula" for coming up with a reasonable settlement value or possible judgment value if you were to go to trial. Your lawyer would be the best person to analyze this as he or she has all the information about the case and your injury. If you don't...Read more »
I was in an auto accident and filed a claim against the other insurance. They denied my claim based on the police photo they have. I retained a PI lawyer to look into my case. Upon their photo discovery I was told it looked like I was an inch off the line (but hard to tell). I was hit and suffered... Read more »
An attorney may still be willing to take the case if he or she feels like you have a reasonable chance of recovery. Many auto accident claims are not "cut and dry" when it comes to liability. Because California is a "comparative fault" state, you can have some fault in the accident and still be...Read more »
My son was in an accident, his fault, his grandfather drop the insurance on it without his knowledge. His girlfriends father filed a claim through their insurance knowing that my son did not have insurance and so now my son is out over $7,000.
The father claims he had medical bills but... Read more »
I agree with the other answers that your son may have a breach of contract claim and/or a claim for "detrimental reliance" against the person he was paying for the auto insurance. If the passenger claimed injury, the "reasonable value" of her medical expenses will be what was paid by health...Read more »
Mom took care of food. I couldnt stand for morr than a minute because the paind would be too bad and it would reverse my healing. My mom wants to kick me out. I understand i was a lot of burden but can she do that? I am referring to dependent adult neglect... can she just quit being my caretaker... Read more »
If the injury occurred while you were working, you should immediately consult a workers compensation attorney. You may be eligible for temporary disability benefits that could help pay living expenses while you continue to heal.
We were together for 3 months. Towards the end I discovered I was pregnant. At 9 months I lost the pregnancy. I was directed by my nurse to go to an e.r. there they made sure I had completely passed the fetus and that it wasn't ectopic. Weeks later I received the bill (after insurance) the doctor's... Read more »
Although I feel for your situation and from a "moral" standpoint, your boyfriend should help, forcing him to do so by way of a civil lawsuit would be very difficult in my opinion. Seek out legal advice immediately and provide more facts if you want to pursue the claim.
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