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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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...Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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...Read more »
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