Hit a vehicle that was stopped in right travel lane that had been in an accident minutes before I crashed into it but there were no hazard lights, no flares, no triangle. Vehicle was dark and it was at night. I was going the speed limit on the interstate.
Based on your post, it is likely there may be fault on multiple parties----but the ultimate determination of fault is by a Judge in a trial after hearing the evidence presented. That said, if you were injured, then you should contact an accident/injury lawyer to discuss your options and how to...Read more »
No citations were issued, however, the other driver's insurer accepted liability. The other driver was a 17 year old boy. Now, It appears that my medical costs may exceed the liability portion of the other driver's parents' policy. If my costs do exceed that limit, how do I obtain... Read more »
Yes, you should contact your own motor vehicle insurance company and discuss with them your underinsured motorist insurance. If there is money under your policy to pay for the amounts beyond the limits of the other driver's policy, then you are fortunate to have those benefits. Although you...Read more »
A citation, possibly loss of use of your vehicle. If you want to teach them do it on private property where there are no other vehicles. It's possible you could also be charged with endangering a minor, which can be a serious problem. Let an adult do the drivers ed.
A guy hit both me and my husbands parked cars while we were sleeping we didn’t know until we woke up totaled both and the ins company is handling it but not wanting to pay us enough to cover both losses
To fully answer your question, I would need more information. What is the reason the insurance company is "not wanting to pay enough to cover both losses?" Is there not enough insurance? Is the insurance company offering the fair market value (FMV) of the vehicles, but you owe more on...Read more »
Neighbor across the road let a young boy operate an ATV side by side when he parked it in their driveway did not set break ATV rolled out of driveway which is sloped came down road slammed into my car uninsured would not cover because it was in my driveway I have dealt as a good neighbor thinking... Read more »
No reason you should--or not. Follow the path of the ancient sage, Lei Lo
Seriously, if you get a citation, plead not guilty if you think you were on your side of the imaginary center line. Do not give a statement to the other person's insurance if they call. They'll sound all...Read more »
Your question is out of my area of practice, but I believe that if you enter a not guilty plea, bail will be set. If you don't pay the bail, you will likely be held until you do make bail. If you plead guilty or are found guilty at trial, it's possible that you would be sentenced to jail....Read more »
Not necessarily. If the the other driver was cited, an insurance company would likely determine that the other driver was at fault. If neither driver was charged, then the insurance companies will look to other factors. In many cases, though, the investigating officer gets it wrong, and cites a...Read more »
Possibly, but the far better case against the driver who hit your car while you were being towed (if I fully understand your situation). In any event, you cannot collect twice for the same injury or damage; I would pursue a claim against the tow truck company only if the at-fault driver did not...Read more »
A long list of vehicles thought to have this defect was attached to the lawsuit, my 2009 Lincoln MKS being one of them. A local Dealer could not pinpoint the problem and claimed there were no recalls or service bulletins on file about the issue. I haven't been able to find which District... Read more »
You should talk with a local attorney who could advise you. If you have comprehensive coverage on your own auto insurance policy, you should turn it in to your company, and it sounds like you have already done so. You should also contact the town to see if there is anything it would do to help you...Read more »
The lien company may require it but the insurance agent asks what you want, you may have said "the cheapest," and that's what you have. I'm not aware of any state that requires that you have collision coverage. Your bank would normally require it, but if you ask your agent for...Read more »
Probably not, but it is difficult to say because I don't have enough information. Did the driver drive clear across the sidewalk to reach an empty parking space in a parking lot? Or did the driver inadvertently drive one tire over the edge of a curb while parallel parking? Without more facts,...Read more »
It depends. If your fault as the driver is greater than the jaywalker, you can be responsible for your percentage of the total fault. For example, if you are speeding through downtown Morgantown near the WVU campus when students are everywhere, and you hit one because you are in a hurry, you would...Read more »
Those cases are very technical. If the insurer is out of state you may sue in State or Federal Court. Why not contact a member of the WVaTrial Lawyers Assn who handles "bad faith" cases and see what they say?
If you are suing for damages for injury you only get punitive damages if defendant was dui. The fact his company act like jerks is not on them. However it's possible under some situations you may have an unfair insurance claims handling case. These are very technical. Get a free consult from a...Read more »
Make sure your son has adequate collision to cover the loan value of the car at all times.Point out to him it's bad for his rates and bad for the kid. Kid can get a permit then do the driving.Getting your name off a cosigned loan is tough unless you can get someone the bank will accept to sign...Read more »
Hit and run is a crime in most states. Check with a local lawyer.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible...Read more »
Generally speaking: No accident = no injury = no viable claim. A local lawyer can confirm based on W VA laws. You can try to report them to the police.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is...Read more »
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