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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: A friend who is 17 of my daughters was driving her car and began excessively speeding real fast and there were 5 people

In the car and they all were pleading with him to slow down over and over but he refused to listen and he flipped the car and my daughter almost died and her friend was also hurt is it his responsibility to pay for damages?

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 17, 2020

Yes, it is "his" responsibility to pay for damages he caused. But he likely has insurance to cover some of your daughter's injuries. Believe it or not there may be multiple other insurance policies that could kick in to pay some of your daughter's damages. It is critical,... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: In a Premise Liability Case, can a Homeowners Insurance Company be sued for more than the policy’s liability limit?

Slip & Fall Case. Plaintiff is the tenant. Defendant is the landlord. Landlord admits he knew about, & agreed to hire someone fix a broken drain ASAP but definitely prior to a planned bday party a few weeks later. He kept forgetting & the tenant slipped & fell on pooled water that... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 17, 2020

Your case is against the building owner or property manager, not their insurer. However, the insurer, by contract, defends the case and pays the judgment; with a few nuanced exceptions. I agree with Mr. Light's answer above but I will explain in a slightly different way. You can sue for... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What to do when the other driver wants to sue after an accident?

Hi, my boyfriend got into an accident while driving my car. He also has his own insurance. My boyfriend was determined at-fault and the other driver wants to file a lawsuit against both me and my boyfriend. Both my boyfriend and I have insurance of our own and we both pay premium. On top of asking... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 17, 2020

You and your boyfriend have a contractual obligation with your auto insurance companies to notify them about the wreck. So you should report the claim. They should handle it from there.

If the other driver refuses the policy limits of insurance in a settlement, the insurance companies...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: I was involved in a physical altercation and I was assaulted which resulted in me sustaining injuries

I was wondering what my options are and how to go about it

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 15, 2020

You should chat with an attorney in your state. Usually an attorney will consult with you on a case like this for free. The answer to your question depends on dozens of questions.

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6 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I sold a vehicle on Craigslist, was negligent, & now I owe an insurance company 20k in damages?

I sold the vehicle, I had them sign their name and everything necessary on the pink slip, as well as my signature to release it, but forgot to remove and take the release of liability. The person has caused damages worth 20k yet I am liable. I have records of the conversation leading up to the... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

Although insurance follows a vehicle, the driver is typically the person who is "responsible" and will be the named defendant in any lawsuit. Said another way, unless there are independent allegations against you (like you sold a defective vehicle etc...) you shouldn't be a party to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Pedestrian ran into side of my moving car and is suing me. Does he have a case?

I was driving and had a green light and as I was crossing the intersection a pedestrian ran into the side of my car. His lawyers are saying the police report is not a reliable source since they were only able to interview me. There is traffic cameras in that intersection that show I did not run a... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

This is why you carry auto insurance; to cover your defense of this action and potentially settle this claim. Don't get too worried, just make sure your insurer doesn't allow your personal assets to be exposed. You should ask your lawyer the best way to do that.

Police reports...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: Should I sign a waiver that says including, but in no way limited to, claims of negligence?

HEREBY DO RELEASE (Company) its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives and

insurers (“Releasees”) from any causes of action, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever including,

but in no way limited to, claims of negligence, which I, my heirs,... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

You should consult a lawyer in your home state to answer this question. The answer depends on a number of factors and the following list is not exhaustive: (1) does the offer fairly compensate you; (2) have you considered whether you will need future care and will you incur other medical expenses... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: what can I do if i got hit and a broken toe by someones 70mph RC car that they were racing on the street?

When we arrived at the mechanic, the workers were all out of the street racing RC cars that reach up to 100mph. My friend and I, who were waiting to pick up his truck were on the side watching them. They were drinking beers as well. They agreed to one more race and as they were coming back at a... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

This sounds like a classic case of "negligence." The question is whether the person driving the RC car has assets to cover your claim. He/she, or the business, certainly may have insurance to cover this. You should consult a personal injury attorney in Hawaii to, among other things,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: Car accident

My dad was in a car accident that was not his fault about a year ago where the air bag did not deploy. There were no recalls and he suffered serious injuries due to this . There were lawyers working on the case, but my dad recently passed away due to the lung issues he was having and for some... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

You will want to consult with his attorney, or another attorney in the state where the accident occurred. Many states have "survivor" actions that would allow the claim to go forward.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Georgia Law, how likely is a lawsuit to follow through for a 2 year old car accident which was handled by the insurance

plantif in this case told the emergency services they were fine when they arrived , refused to share insurance information and was uncooperative

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

The time limit to sue (statute of limitations or SOL) varies from state to state. However, if your question is whether it is unusual for someone to make a claim with the insurer two years after the wreck, then no this is not unusual so long as lawsuit is commenced within the SOL. In Utah, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Our renters would like to get a pool for their fenced in back yard. We have liability insurance on the property but how

Do we limit our responsibility

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 4, 2020

Good question and I get this sort of question frequently from friends. First, although you have liability insurance, make sure your insurance company informs you, IN WRITING, that injuries related to the pool will be covered. The more information you send your insurer about the pool the better.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: If person #1 pushes person #2, they then trip and hit person #3, who does person #3 sue? i.e. who is responsible?

Person #3 died, and her estate is suing.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on May 27, 2020

Most states have some version of what's commonly called "comparative fault" laws. This means that a jury gets to determine who has fault for person #3's death, including #3 if he/she did something that was a contributing factor in the fall. Typically this requires the jury to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Utah on
Q: Can I file a Motion to Correct Clerical Mistake because of an error made by court clerk?

I am a pro se litigant and I recently filed a Complaint. However, the Clerk designated my case as a contract case, when in fact it’s a personal injury case. I’ve tried calling and talking to the clerk, but she’s firm in her belief and claimed to read my complaint. If she did so, she would see... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on May 26, 2020

The designation by the court of the type of case you filed is not critical. It's my understanding that the court does that for administrative purposes. What is critical is that you Complaint correctly pleads your case. If you believe you have a personal injury case, but you've somehow... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: does an insurance company have to defend the boat owner even though he is not listed as an insured on the policy?

The boat owner gave it to his son, who ended up getting insurance for the boat. The title for the boat was never changed.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on May 20, 2020

Who was driving the boat at the time of the occurrence? Typically insurance follows the vehicle. That means even if someone else was driving the boat at the time of the occurrence the driver should be covered.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: My McDonald's burger was wrapped and had a glove wrapped with it. Can I sue them for covid health hazard?

We ate more than half the food in the bag. When I pulled out another burger to eat I noticed that there was a full blown glove wrapped with the burger.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on May 19, 2020

I understand how gross this must make you feel.

Can you sue? You can sue anyone for anything, but that doesn't mean you can win. I imagine you'll have a hard time finding a lawyer to bring a claim for this unless you can prove you were injured. Injury might be a long term...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: If I fell and hurt myself on somebody's property, how are the property owners liable??

Walking in a parking lot and walked into a pothole breaking my foot, didn't see pothole due to poor/ no lighting in parking lot

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on May 10, 2020

The law on this issue changes from state to state. But it sounds like you're talking about what the law would define as a permanently unsafe condition (even though the condition could have been fixed). That said, the burden of proving liability of the property owner is less difficult.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal for my accident lawyer to disclose if my case settled?

I'm 25..not a minor by any means. My mother called my attourney and asked for details about my case, which they told her had been settled. I didnt want her to know..its completely destroyed our relationship.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Apr 20, 2020

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Often settlement agreements are "confidential" meaning there is language in your settlement agreement with the insurer and/or defendant that requires you and the lawyer not to disclose the terms of your settlement; except to a few types of people (bankers,... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I am being sued for 50k personal injury for car accident I was not involved in-occurred in another state. What do I do?

I was served with a summons yesterday to appear regarding a personal injury claim. Apparently about one year ago someone rear-ended a man in OR, and he is suing me for 40k in non-economic damages and 9.5k in medical expenses. I live in AZ and was not in the state of OR last year. My credit card... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Apr 4, 2020

Report the claim to your insurance company immediately. They will pay for a lawyer for you to defend the claim and to answer the complaint. If you truly weren't in this wreck, then the lawyer from the insurance company should be able to get the claim dismissed fairly quickly. Fear not... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was placed at fault in an accident. Driver has no license, and even admitted fault in a text message weeks later.

I was in a bicycle accident recently involving a car who ran a red light, hitting me on my side and sending me to the emergency room. The police placed ME at fault. This guy had no license, and just recently texted me admitting fault.. Weeks later after the police had already filed their report.... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Apr 1, 2020

Don't worry too much about what the police decided. In most jurisdictions the conclusion(s) of the police are not "evidence" that a jury will hear about. Although the insurance companies might look at what the police decided in determining whether to settle your case, the... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I was passenger in an auto accident. I didn't go to the hospital after the accident, but now I'm in serious pain.

What do I do next and do I pick a doctor lawyer? I didn't get the other party's info yet, should I do that before I do anything? What do I need to bring to these appointments? Thank you

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Mar 24, 2020

First, it is common that people don't experience pain right away. Don't worry that you didn't go to the hospital immediately. The injuries caused by this wreck will still be covered by the responsible party's insurance.

Second, I tell my clients to let their symptoms...
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