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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Q: Yes I was in an auto accident in 2012 and was said to not hav insurance when I actually did have insurance. What do I do

I have a copy of the police report that states I did have insurance at the time of the accident.

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

Police Report is inadmissible heresay. Get a written declaration sheet from 2012 that you had insurance from the carrier by a policy number. Then start sharing a copy of it with the DOS's Financial Responsibility Section. If you got sued, then notify the insurance company to defend you... View More

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Q: what's the best way to deal with the other party lying in a claim regarding a car accident?

I was driving straight on the right-hand side of the road, and the other individual in the Silverado exited a parking lot and made a left turn, resulting in a collision with the right-hand side of my car.

Both parties involved then got out of their cars and documented the incident by taking... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 22, 2024

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. One way would be to continue to negotiate or consider suit. Another would be to accept the offer if litigating the remaining 20% is not a cost-effective route. The best way? That would be an individual decision. Good... View More

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Q: Should I continue to persue or settle my accident litigation case if the company that performed my surgery is being sued

My accident left me with back pain and i was referred to 2 doctor by my lawyers for my injections and surgery. My case is still open and i just found out that the doctors and their companies are being charged with RICO. Should I settle or still persue the case? My litigation case is being tried in... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 23, 2024

While the issues with your health care providers may affect their credibility, this can be addressed by good lawyering. This fact, alone, would not necessarily mean the case must be settled cheap.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Q: Do I need to fill out an Financial Affidavit for an accident. Is it better to fill it out or not?

My daughter was in an accident. The car and insurance was in my name at the time of the accident. The amount of the claim is $19,500 for hospital bills. My insurance covers up to $25,000 and that is what they are asking for. I do not have any assets or extra income for them to come after. I just... View More

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jan 4, 2024

You likely have a lawyer provided by your insurer if you are at this point. the lawyer should be able to advise you as to your best next step- to provide the affidavit or not- and what to include/ disclose. If you want to get a second opinion - you would probably need to show the affidavit to a... View More

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Q: Can a accident appear on your MVR if I was not in the vehicle when my vehicle was hit?

Company Vehicle side swipe my commercial truck while I outside of truck and now it’s on my MVR affecting potential job since I have a recent accident

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answered on Jan 3, 2024

Yes.. Should have hired an attorney. You are lucky you did not lose your TNDL. You might contact the

Department of Safety, but it will probably do no good without demanding a hearing.

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Q: If the individual they hit me was not at fault why was he guilty of backing away from the vehicle where the wreck was

For him to be not a fault why would he be have a problem he had a valid policy of St up yes they signed me the judge dismissed with no cost my points are still 0 and he's in jail for second revoke also to now he has never filed any claim against my insurance or he has never reported to his... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 26, 2023

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week, and it looks like the accident has put you in severe hardship. There are lots of issues in your post and some are difficult to sort out. One option for you in pursuing relief here could be to arrange a free initial... View More

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Q: What should I do if I accidentally backed into a car and got out and spoke to the other person involved and gave my info

And didn’t make a report but now the other person made a report so I was arrested for leaving the scene of a accident

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answered on Nov 13, 2023

Hire an attorney to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. Also you need to make a report to the DOS Financial Responsibility Section.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: GM, Can you tell me how to challenge the decision of a reindictment in a drunk driving and drug driving case.

Who would I submit the documentation to? I was a victim of a drug driving and drunk driving case where prosecutor wants to indict me but the accident was not my fault the driver was driving erratic driving and brake checking. I have a video where the motorcyclist was partying smoking blunts prior... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

You use your evidence to defend yourself when you are charged by warrant or indictment. Give that evidence to your lawyer you hired. You cannot prevent the Grand Jury returning a true bill.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I am being offered a payout for my truck that is much too low.

It happened in Tennessee, and the incident was not my fault (the other driver broke the law, crossed a double line on a small two lane road while trying to pass someone.) they hit me head on and totaled my truck. Now the insurance company (hers) is offering me a payout for my truck that is much too... View More

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answered on Oct 13, 2023

If you do not agree to their offer, then hire an attorney to sue the other driver for property damages. Hopefully the driver was cited for rule of the road violations which were adjudicated as guilty verdicts. That would make his negligence per se. Otherwise, you will have to prove his... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: My son 17yrs has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene and has a court date of October 17th. Any advice will help

First offense

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answered on Sep 19, 2023

If your 17-year-old son has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene, it's important to familiarize yourself with the specifics of the state laws where the incident occurred, as penalties can vary. Before the court date, gather any evidence or testimonies that might be relevant to the incident or... View More

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Q: If I hit a tree and left the scene of a accident can I be a charged
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answered on Aug 7, 2023

Yes...but it will be difficult to track you down unless somehow LEOs have your plate number.

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Q: I was involved in car accident they are claiming I had lights and siren in my car they gave me a ticket

They gave me a ticket for reckless driving when clearly I lost control of my car on wet roads I had a intercom that you talk in and it had funny noses on but it wasn't hook-up what can I do cause they are saying this is my fault the roads were wet and it was bad out can I go to jail when I go... View More

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answered on Jul 21, 2023

Was there another vehicle? If so, then a conviction for Reckless Driving will be Negligence Per Se for any civil suit for damages. If not, several points will go against your MVR anyway. Hire an attorney to defend you against a problem you could not avoid.

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Q: I sold a vehicle and they did not re-register it. That vehicle was in an accident and now I am being sued.

I sold vehicle in June 2021. I was just notified that the vehicle had been in an accident in Dec 2021 and it was still in my name. I had no idea they did not go get it registered in there name now they are suing me for $10,800. And I don't even know the person who was driving the vehicle. What... View More

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answered on Jul 17, 2023

You will need a TN attorney to represent you. There is some caselaw which helps you, but your actions and intent will have to be testified to. And you may be getting sued for alot more than the $11K, which could revoke your TNDL.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: What family members have right to sue for wrongful death in Tennessee?

My sister was killed in a car crash in Tennessee. The driver is being charged with vehicular and reckless homicide. My sister (33) did not have a spouse or children. So who can sue for wrongful death? Can it be my dad, myself and my other sister together? Or is just my dad?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jul 10, 2023

I am very sorry for your loss. The statutory answer is in the below statute. I would suggest creating an estate and having the personal representative file any action. Beyond this Tennessee has a one-year statute of limitations. So be careful and don't let the time run on a claim.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: My sister was killed in a car crash in Tennessee. (Wrongful Death) Can I sue along with my dad against the insurance?
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answered on Jul 11, 2023

Only a policy holder can sue his own insurance co. If the fatality was a 1 car accident, it could be very tough to make a claim against anyone. But an attorney should investigate it first. If another party is at fault without insurance, then you sue them and notify the carrier of UIM claims.... View More

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Q: Can i remove my aftermarket audio equipment from the trunk of my totaled car from tennessee towing company

It's a non mounted subwoofer box and amplifer I put in my standard vehicle myself towing company says I can not have anything. I was hit by a drunk driver and car was a total loss

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answered on Jul 3, 2023

If it is worth the trouble, you might file an Action To Recover Personal Property in Sessions Court. You can argue the stereo is not part of the vehicle, but you might lose.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: A big brand dealership did and engine repair on my car and they forgot to put coolant in it.It overheated and broke down

They sent someone to pick us up and told me to leave my key in the car and it would be towed within the hour. It sat on the side of the road for 7 days and it was vandalized and it's totaled. The dealership said my insurance has to do the claim bx they aren't responsible for it . Is that right?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 19, 2023

If they agreed to get it and you did not know they did not do so, you have an argument they are responsible. If your insurance pays they may pursue the dealership.

2 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,... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 7, 2023

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope you're okay after three vehicle flips. In most jurisdictions, you can't cross a double yellow line to pass. There are limited exceptions for turning into lots or streets. But that's only a... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Average settlement amount?

I know there's no accurate amount that can be estimated here but I was wondering.

Rear ended by a negligent teenager who was texting. I received serious whiplash, cervical lordosis, cervical stenosis, a back brace. My passenger received a concussion, post concussion syndrome and... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 24, 2023

There is no "average" settlement amount. It all depends on how much you have been damaged and how good your attorney is in convincing the other side of the risk and exposure. The amount of insurance coverage also determines, including your own "under insured motorist" coverage.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I’ve had a lawyer filed a lawsuit for before the state deadline. Which was a year, I’ve been treating since the injury.

It’s has been 3 years of trying to treat injuries.

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answered on May 8, 2023

What is your question? Talk to your attorney.

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