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0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue my father for taking my car while I was out of town?

He was supposed to drive it back from the airport while I was away and leave it parked on May13th. But on May 16th he got into a wreck, he was the at fault driver. He’s refusing to pay more than $500 so I’m want to know if I can still file it as stolen at the time of the accident in Evanston... Read more »

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Q: Hello, I got into a bike accident and my lawyers didn’t seem for pain and suffering. What should I do?

I already signed the settlement because they told me I had to make a decision right then. They didn’t even give me a chance to think about it. They only let me know of the settlement meeting the day off. Something doesn’t feel right and I’m concerned. I even have a letter from my doctor about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Washington DC on
Q: If I had a tire rotation recently (a month ago) then the tire is almost falling off a month later do I have a case ?

It was a big chain that did my tire rotation also took my tire off to fill a nail hole. I heard a vicious knocking under my car floorboard a few weeks later and when I went to mechanic he tells me my left tire was close to falling off as they failed to tighten the tire. This could’ve caused a... Read more »

John Mesirow
John Mesirow
answered on May 31, 2023

I'm glad you weren't hurt! I had a wheel come off of my car while I was going 40 mph! Fortunately I wasn't hurt.

Regarding your question, almost certainly not. You would need to prove that you suffered damages (physical injuries and/or economic damages) AND that the big...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was offered two different amounts, one for if I gave up title to the car, other if I kept car, but one complication

The car was a lease, but I bought it right after the accident from the lessor as I planned to do at the end of the lease, and would just have it repaired. The examiner deemed the car totaled even though it still ran very well and had it towed to a used car auction site without my permission before... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on May 31, 2023

This a complicated set of facts. A local attorney can present you with your options. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: car accident

I recently had a car accident. It occurred when I was turning left, and the oncoming car was speeding. The cop gave me the violation ticket and judged it was my fault. However, I was sure the car was speeding, and the cop also reported that the oncoming car was unable to take unevasive action. In... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 30, 2023

You need to retain a personal injury attorney here in Florida on contingency fee which means you pay nothing unless you win. The police officer’s opinion as to who was at fault for the accident is not dispositive of liability in a civil case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can an insurance company refuse to pay medical bills, because doctor doesn’t have business license?

My sister was in an accident, the other driver was at fault. Now his insurance company refuses to pay her chiropractor's bills because her doctor doesn't have a business license. He has a medical license and the chiropractic center he works at, they have a business license. But he... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 31, 2023

In California, an insurance company generally cannot refuse to pay medical bills solely based on a doctor not having a personal business license if they are otherwise qualified to practice medicine and are working within a licensed chiropractic center. However, insurance policies can vary, and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: question, I was hit by a uhaul truck last year on Aug 2nd. And it has not settled yet. Why is it taking so long

I was hit by a uhaul truck last year. It was the other party's fault. I've been to therapy and finished everything. My lawyer has all the drivers info but she does not want to cooperate with her insurance investigation. It's frustrating because my life has been ruined and it seems... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 30, 2023

Your attorney should answer this question for you.

It can take a long time, many months, sometimes years, to do all that is necessary to even ask for a settlement, and longer to get a settlement. And, if a lawsuit is filed, it can take years to get to trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Q: I was just given a citation today for a accident I was in last month and the date is incorrect. I live in Oregon.

The accident was longer than 30 days ago.

Brad  Holbrook
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answered on May 30, 2023

I understand your question to be does the fact the date is wrong on your citation affect whether it is valid? If the date is wrong on the citation, it does not mean the citation is simply going to be thrown out. The officer can amend the citation. There are many defenses to a traffic citation, and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Agricultural Law and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illeagal to pass a double yellow lone on county rd to overtake a farm tractor to the leftt in tennessee?

I greatly appreciate your time and any help concerning this situation. Recently i was travelling on a tn county rd with double yellow lines. I was approaching a slow moving farm tractor (travelling less than 25 mph) , i began to slow but had sufficent sight to know there were no on coming hazards,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If I am turning left into place of business and the person is speeding and hits me what are my choices if anything
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 28, 2023

You need to contact a local attorney that specializes in personal injury/ property damage to represent you in this situation. It may ultimately turn out that you are both partially at fault, the attorney will need to see the police report. If the other car was speeding by 5mph over, he may not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Massachusetts on
Q: Massachusetts Boston my wife has a permit and keeps registering and insuraning cars in my name without my consent

Has stolen my identity and opened credit card and I filed a identity theft claim

William J. Amann
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answered on May 27, 2023

It sounds like what she's doing is illegal but that's merely speculative based upon your brief statement. I recommend you contact the Division of Motor Vehicles.

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Montana on
Q: I was parked in lot and while leaving hit unoccupied car mirror next to me zero damage . Was it legal to leave?

Car was unoccupied parked next to me it pushed my mirror back but zero damage to either. No property or personal damage was it appropriate and legal to leave the scene. Happened in Montana.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: I am a Senior, 76, no lawyer will help since not personal injury. My insurance stole my car after I was T-boned & wont

Won’t pay for repairs keep trying to convince me it was my fault, which I can show wasn’t, car still runs fine but they took it without my permission to resell at used car/parts business., keep trying to get me to give them the title, and scaring me saying driver who hit me is suing me for... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 26, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you're having difficulty finding a lawyer to assist you because your case doesn't involve personal injury, you may want to consider reaching out to legal aid organizations or senior citizen advocacy groups in your area. They may be able to... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: Can I ask for a compensation from the body shop for larger cosmetic damage?

An auto paint shop didn’t paint my car right. Last December, I ran over a carpet on the road which removed a line of paint on the lower part of the bumper. The auto shop told me that they are going to do a touch up only for $150. I agreed. After few days, they returned my car and I noticed they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: I crashed my car and am possibly getting charged I dont know what to do.

I was driving on the TCH at about 130-150 with a bald tire when I lost control of my car and crashed completely wrecking my car. I was alone in the car and no one else was involved but myself. The RNC are considering charging me with Dangerous Driving and i'm only 18 and have no clue what to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 25, 2023

I'm sorry about your accident. I hope you and anyone else involved are okay. This looks like it took place in Canada (if you mean Trans-Canada Highway with TCH). If that's the case, you may be better off not losing time awaiting a response here, since this forum deals mainly with U.S. law... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Maryland Transportation Code 21-309 3h says "shortest distance practicable", does that mean I cannot use it to pass cars

that are in the adjoining straight lane stopped for traffic? In this scenario, the two left turn lane has a few exits for my direction, but not for about 300 feet or so. Looking to take the first available exit. There is a line of vehicles about 500 feet long in the straight lane being controlled... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Social Security for Washington on
Q: If I was a witness with an issue involving my fiance and myself with court house private security guard

I wasn't used as witness for trial . but the prosecutor and police officer and probation officer and security all lied under oath to the jury and judge and myself and defence team of my fiance. As they all continued to say I was on the plaintiffs side defending the security guard. But I was... Read more »

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