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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was at fault for an accident in the time my insurance lapsed. Now the other person's lawyer is asking for compensation

I recently moved and my insurance sent a letter to my old house saying that my policy was going to end soon. I didnt know this since I was at a new house and they didnt call nor email. During my accident I didnt stop in time at a stop light and rearended the person in front of me. I got cited for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 29, 2021

Contact an attorney in whatever state you moved from who can tell you what the law is on cancellations. Save the paperwork you got that was forwarded. Postmarks are key--sometimes, insurance companies being cheap, they hold their mail for a few days for a bulk rate. That means if the letter was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: My husband was in a at fault car accident. Due to clerical error on the insurance side.

They where trying draft auto pay from a different form of method than I had set up. The insurance on my vehicle then lapsed 2 days before the accident. I received a letter from the adjusters stating they where covering the cost of damage and could take it to any mechanic to be fixed. A few days... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and it sounds like time is of the essence in your response. I'm very sorry for your loss. A local attorney should advise on the specific operation of Texas law, but as a general rule in most jurisdictions,... Read more »

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Q: I got into an accident and the other driver took my license is that legal
Doug Goyen
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Doug Goyen
answered on Sep 3, 2021

If they physically kept your drivers license and did not give it back, then no - they should not keep your license. Both parties involved in an auto accident are required to exchange their identification information and insurance information - regardless of who is "at fault".... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: How do I answer a lawsuit? I am being sued for an accident but my insurance company has settled with the plaintiff.
Katie Marie Charleston
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Katie Marie Charleston
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Were you served after the settlement? You should contact your insurance company and find out what happened so that you can be prepared for whatever additional case has been filed. If you have not been served and the case has settled, the insurance company should ensure the lawsuit is dismissed for... Read more »

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Q: i wasnt given any issurance information from the other person nor the cop when i feel as if the other party who hit my

vehicle actually were over the speed limit on the road and i could of made my turn if he was going the speed limit since i was already turning and about half way in the turn when he hit the breaks and swerved side to side and then hit my truck on the side which spun my 2001 chevy silverado 4x4 2500... Read more »

Doug Goyen
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Doug Goyen
answered on Sep 3, 2021

1. First, it does not matter who was at fault in an auto accident, you are entitled to get the identification and insurance information of any other drivers involved in your auto accident. The law in Texas is that drivers are required to exchange this information - regardless of who the police feel... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was driving someone else's car and another vehicle hit me behind
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 31, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There was not a question included in the post, but you might be wondering about your rights here? I hope you weren't injured, but if you were, you could reach out to attorneys to discuss in greater detail. Most... Read more »

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Q: If pain and suffering, injuries etc exceed the policy limit of the at fault persons insurance. What can I do?

Can I still sue the insurance company for more money?

Randy Sorrels
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Randy Sorrels
answered on Jun 25, 2021

Typically, you cannot sue the insurance company for more than their insurance policy limits. There are one or two exceptions, but unless you have made a demand for the insurance policy limits (with a whole bunch of provisions in it), then you are probably limited to the insurance money. You can... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: Was in car accident not on insurance and seeking guidance

A couple of weeks ago I rolled into an intersection and got t boned. It was not my car and I'm not in the insurance. The insurance company contacted the provider and is threatening to sue for this. (This is what I gathered over the phone call I just had with them) this is the first car... Read more »

Doug Goyen
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Doug Goyen
answered on Jun 18, 2021

From the way you phrase the question, it sounds like you believe you caused the collision. You may want to go over the details with an attorney, just in case.

If you were driving someone else's vehicle:

Did you have permission to use the vehicle you were driving?

If...
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Q: Can someone sue me if my sister(she was unlicensed) was the one who caused a accident in a car/ins under my name?

I received a demand for payment letter stating that i was liable for a car accident i wasn't even involved with my sister was the one driving the car, my insurance denied the claim and now the person is coming after me for payment. can i be taken to court for this even if i wasn't even involved?

Doug Goyen
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Doug Goyen
answered on Jun 14, 2021

Yes, if she was unlicensed you can possibly be responsible for "negligently entrusting" your vehicle to an unlicensed driver.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: ConsumerAttyCase? 4 Brand new wheels & tires bought & installed 1hr later had blowout wrecked car sustained back injury

Accident on NB IH35 in Hays Cty Tires were bought & installed in San Antonio My car was the only one involved in the accident I was headed home after installation I had a blowout on driverside rear tire which spun me around and I landed against retaining wall smashed into my front passenger... Read more »

Todd Kelly
Todd Kelly
answered on Jun 2, 2021

It certainly sounds like you have a valid claim against either Discount Tire, the tire manufacturer, or both. The real question in my mind is whether there were significant injuries from the crash, as these can be expensive cases to pursue.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: If my husband hurts or kills someone when driving drunk, can I be sued? He has own car and own insurance.

I have the papers for divorce. I am hoping he will get help. But he drinks and drives. Even though I have tried to get him to stop, he continues to do it. But I am scared one day he is going to hurt or possibly kill someone. If we are married, can the person or person's family sue me as... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 17, 2021

While I hope it never comes to this, however, if you live in a community property state and/or you jointly own assets, then it is possible that you could be made a part of a lawsuit seeking to seize assets in which you have an interest. Of course, before this occurs, there would have to be a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: hello, my driver license is suspended by the state because of a accident that happened 11 years ago. what do i need to d
Doug Goyen
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Doug Goyen
answered on Jun 3, 2021

You need to contact the Texas Department of Public Safety if this is a driver's license suspension in Texas. There is a page on their website that covers what to do in the case of an auto accident suspension due to no insurance. See:... Read more »

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Q: Lady lets man w/o license nor insurance but with criminal past drive her car. 2-car wreck results. Whom do victims sue?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 23, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter nationwide, the victims would probably go after the woman (as the registrant of the vehicle) and the driver. The fact that he doesn't have insurance is irrelevant. Insurance follows the car,... Read more »

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Q: Hi I rented a vehicle and let my cousin borrow it. While he was driving he got into an accident and fled the scene.

The plaintiff is suing me. Am I 100% liable for damages

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Apr 22, 2021

You may be liable for negligent entrustment, depending on the circumstances. Check with your auto insurance carrier ASAP to see if they will cover this and handle the defense of the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: What could be done against former Temporary Administrator of the Estate of a deceased for making a false claim?

In an accident 30 years ago a person died but his wife survived. A wrongful lawsuit followed that resulted in surviving wife receiving compensation for death of her husband and her injuries. Surviving wife found out recently that Temporary Administrator of the Estate of deceased also received a... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Apr 19, 2021

It has been too long for a criminal conviction because there is a 10 year period specified by the statute of limitations for theft from an estate. See: Texas Code of Criminal Procedure article 12.01(2)(A)

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hi i had a homeless man commit suicide by throwing himself infront of my truck can i sew the city fir damages against me

Happened 2 years ago

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Mar 1, 2021

The short answer is no. Because first, it's not clear that you have any damages, second, you've given no indication of why the city should be responsible for what the man did, and third, it's extremely difficult to sue government for anything, even the things they Are responsible for.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Confessed having sexual relations with 2 elderly women at last job nothing has happened and frud in car accidents

Confessed at 8pm central time what is happening in Oklahoma

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 24, 2021

It's not clear that you have a question. However as it involves some serious issues, and this is a public site, I suggest you contact an attorney who handles criminal defense in the states where you are charged or where you have concerns and do not discuss these issues on any social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My child’s father was involved in an accident with my child, can I request a copy of the police or accident report?
Thomas Young
Thomas Young
answered on Feb 9, 2021

Yes, you can. However, it will be a redacted report. You would have to request it under the freedom of information act at the particular police department that took the report.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Is my son entitled to compensation if a driver hit his father (pedestrian) causing possible permanent disability.

He was paying child support and can no longer work, due to injury and possible mental capacity changes.

I am also curious if there could be any payment for my son for time missed with his father. we are looking at long time hospitalization with no visits.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Only a local attorney could advise meaningfully as to the operation of first-party benefits and the type of jurisdiction Texas is in terms of such benefits, but as a general premise, a number of different forms of money... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: If someone is refusing to pay for damages they did while driving my car, can i sue? Or what would be my best option?

I let someone use my car and they damaged the whole driver side. They said theyd pay for damages, but now they are giving me a hard time with getting it fixed. Refusing to pay. I have text messages stating they would pay for the damages but no other proof that they were driving.

Anwar Sadat Montgomery
Anwar Sadat Montgomery
answered on Jan 27, 2021

Do you have collision insurance? As a general rule, auto insurance follows the vehicle rather than the driver. If you do have collision coverage, your best bet may be to file a claim, pay the deductible, and work out a deal (in writing) with this person to pay you back anything you had to pay out... Read more »

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