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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Alabama on
Q: You I had a guy rear end me at a red light and it was the guys fault well now his Insurance company is leaving me stuck

His insurance company got me a rental car and now I was informed I have to return it tomorrow. Their garage totaled out my car now they say the check for the van has to be paid to this shady lien holder so now I’m going to be stranded and no money. I’m disabled and I don’t get money until the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

I'm very sorry that all these things are happening to you on top of the recent loss of your husband. Unfortunately, when it comes to rentals, the allowances are strictly monitored. Once a check is cut, or once a determination of damage is made, that's about the end of the line for the rental.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: What are the laws on cutting through a service station or business to avoid a red light?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 25, 2019

You should check with an Alabama traffic ticket attorney for actual statutory authority on this issue, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter throughout many jurisdictions, the act of doing that is codified as "avoiding a traffic control device," or something to that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Who would be at fault in this circumstance?

I hit a car from behind. It was night time and raining. The car was at a complete stop in the middle of the road (right lane) without lights on or emergency lights. The driver said he had run out of gas. By the time I was able to see the car I could only slam on the brakes causing me to slide until... Read more »

Mr. Stephen F. Thompson Jr.
Mr. Stephen F. Thompson Jr. answered on Dec 10, 2019

I depends. If the other driver's battery worked, then the hazard lights should have been on. If there was an emergency lane, then the car should've been over in it and not in the middle of the road. But maybe there were reasons it wasn't.

Alabama is a contributory negligence state, which...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Car Accidents and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: how can i become a lawyer
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 29, 2019

By graduating from a law school, passing the Bar exam and then be approved by the Bar.

But this is not a legal question.

If you were not able to determine this on your own, then being a lawyer is not for you

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: If someoone wrecks and leaves the seen but no others were involved and no property damage what can happen?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

It is possible that the person can be charged with leaving the scene so I would advise them to get their car out of there instantly, for starters.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: If youbare parking in a parking lot and trying to straighten out must other cars wait until your finished?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

Depends. They can proceed if you clear the way--they don't have to wait for you to finish. If there was a collision, a lot depends on who is where, when. If they could see you were going back and forth they should have waited.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Would grass clippings blown in the roadway intentionally, causing injury or death in an accident be cause for a lawsuit?
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Jul 29, 2019

In my opinion - it "could" be a basis for a lawsuit, but it really depends on the other circumstances. Your inquiry doesn't indicate the AMOUNT of grass clippings or HOW the grass clippings caused the accident/injury, and without this information, I don't think a definitive answer can be given. The... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: My Daughter was hit by a hit and run driver. My property was totaled what recourse do I have against the person.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

If you don't have collision and the police haven't identified the driver there is no recourse. If you have identitified the driver sue the driver.

Your daughter would have a claim for "uninsured motorist" benefits as in most states uninsured motorist coverage applies to hit and run...
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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Car Accidents and Environmental for Alabama on
Q: Is it illegal to mow grass clippings into the road in alabama
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 2, 2019

As a general matter throughout the nation, some jurisdictions have local regulations/codes that treat such clippings as hazards to the public or to traffic. This is aside from any state and local environmental or sanitation regulations that might apply.

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Alabama on
Q: I was hit in a car accident March 1st 2019 I had liability on my automobile the other driver was at fault do I have case

audio footage of the accident I had liability I'm looking to sue for the loss of my car my loss of wages pain and suffering

J. Brent Burney
J. Brent Burney answered on Apr 6, 2019

Yes, you would have a claim for the property loss, medical bills, pain, and suffering. You could also recover your lost wages if you have proof that you missed work as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident. The property claim is separate from your bodily injury claim. Thus, you can... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: State al can I file my own papers involving a car accident
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

Not sure what papers you mean. If you mean a claim for injuries you want to first get with a member of the Ala. Assn for Justice in your town--they give free consults. Otherwise you could do things, say things that get you into trouble. If you have a claim get legal advice.

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Can you file chapter 7 on a miscellaneous circuit civil case involving automobile accident in Alabama
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 26, 2019

Yes. However, it it involves injuries resulting from s DUI, it will not be dischargeable.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I was in a car wreck that totaled my car so I converted to CH 7 bankruptcy from 13 will I get any of the settlement?

I was in 13 when it happened, but before the settlement was in I had converted to 7.

John Martin Hilla
John Martin Hilla answered on Feb 1, 2019

You should discuss this privately with your bankruptcy attorney. If you don't have one, you might want to seek the counsel of one in your local area as soon as possible.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: If someone is walking down the middle of a highway and they get hit by a car and die, what happens to the driver

Driver is over 60. Sober. Upstanding citizen. Victim is under the influence.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 14, 2018

Maybe nothing, maybe a charge if the person in the middle was visible. Even if drunk doesn't mean he's in line to be a hood ornament if someone could see him.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: If i was in a head on collusion, but dont know who was at fault, what should i do?
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 3, 2018

You should consult an attorney who handles car accident cases and provide them with as much information as you have. You may also be able to retrieve the police report from the investigating police entity. If you do not know then consider contacting the police in your area. We hope that you are... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Do I have to wait to cash any insurance settlement check for damage to my SUV if I also want to file a personal injury

claim for medical bills?

J. Brent Burney
J. Brent Burney answered on Nov 20, 2018

Generally you do not have to wait. The property damage claim is a separate claim from your bodily injury claim which includes claims for medical bills. You should make certain that there is no language on the endorsement section of the check that states you are waiving all claims related to the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I was in an accident with each of us claiming the other ran a red light.

Insurance says each party responsible for their own vehicle. Police report stated it was other drivers fault. Can I fight the liability determination by insurance? Both of us are represented by same company

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 8, 2018

Is it your policy adjuster who says that or their policy adjuster? What does the police report show? Where is damage to the cars? Wintesses? If you have collision file it with yours and ask them to go after the other persons.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: i got into a wreck that was my fault no insurance calim has been filed can i go to jail

the truck and insurance is in my mother in laws name i wasnt covered and the other person had liability no claim was filed there was 4000$ worth of damage can i go to jail for not being able to pay for this vehicle

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

Usually coverage follows the vehicle. If you are an excluded driver different states handle this differently. You won't go to jail for anything. But under certain circumstances you could have your license suspended. Be good if you and your mother in law got a consultation with a member of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Is there a law that states that when a red light is out . you use it as a 4 way stop. If so where could i get proof

An accident accrued at a red light due to red light being out. The other insurance is refusing to pay due to they say its no state law

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 19, 2018

If you are a AAA member they may have resources. Ask your local police. If you were hurt, consult a member of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Assn in your county.

Another way to look at it is, unless the lights were out for everyone, the others would still be controlled by their light signals:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: What r my legal options?

Pulling in2 a subshop i heard a huge noise under my car!inside i was told a light pole was bing removed,but not completely done!i wondered why the area was not coned off or blocked off & no signs,etc.it did 2800 dollars in damage & i think they were at fault 4 leaving it unmarked/blocked off!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 22, 2018

Photo the area befrore it's too late, get damage estimates, send them to the subshop, ask for their insurance information, if they direct you to whoever was doing the lightpole, repeat. If necessary take them to small claims.

If you have collision, run it through that and let them go after...
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