The police report said she was changing lanes and hit my car, ran my off the road. I’m in pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and plates and screws previously in both wrists. I live in Florence Al, the wreck occurred in Starkville Ms. Do I contact her insurance or what?
You should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Do not speak with an adjuster or insurance company until you have spoken with an attorney and received legal counsel. Based on the few facts that you report, it appears that the other driver is at fault. Any time there are significant...Read more »
I contacted an appellate attorney for consideration of a civil appeal/post-trial actions, but they said they couldn't discuss anything with me according to AL law, because I was already represented. Is there an official way to sever relations with my current attorney? I am concerned about the... Read more »
Normally, you are simply going to terminate the lawyer. This ends the relationship. It might, however, be wise to seek the lawyer's advice regarding an attorney for the appeal. It may be difficult to find another attorney within the time limits for appeal if you have terminated one attorney.
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you likely consulted with a traffic ticket defense attorney or submitted a response. The circumstances of the accident are not fully clear from the brief description, but if you were proceeding on...Read more »
This would either be a negligence claim against the truck driver and trucking company (if it can be identified), or a phantom driver case. It will be a hard case to pursue unless your brother happened to have a dash camera to have some method of identifying the driver of the other vehicle. If you...Read more »
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the scope of painting - and how long the person would be without a car due to the work. Whatever the two of you agree upon, it would be advisable to use a release. A release is a form the...Read more »
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that an employment law attorney would have more insight into than a car accident attorney. There's no guarantee every post on this forum is ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting...Read more »
You have several possible claims against three possible defendants. Realistically, your recovery is likely limited by the amount of insurance that is available. I'll break down each of your possible claims, but you probably only care about the practical advice so I'll start there....Read more »
You should discuss with your attorney the reasons he wants you to accept and the pros and cons of not accepting at this time. If, after speaking with your attorney, you are dissatisfied with his representation, then give look for another attorney.
An attorney who practices in the applicable jurisdiction could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear if this in Georgia or Alabama, as both appear in your question. Try to arrange a consult with an attorney in the jurisdiction where this took place....Read more »
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to speak with an Alabama attorney for meaningful guidance, an accidental dent does not usually amount to being a crime in most places. Unless an accident involved intoxication, recklessness,...Read more »
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. As a general matter nationwide, statutes do not generally include any particular figure for cars overtaken. Most statutes pertaining to left lane violations tend to be phrased "a" vehicle or...Read more »
And no police report was made. Im not sure if the other person has insurance or not. The only damge was a broken tailight cover on his car. He said he got an estimate on the damage and asked me who he needed to contact. I told him my insurance company. I also texted him and asked him who he has... Read more »
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you are able to discuss meaningfully with a local attorney, the next thing that happens would probably be your insurance carrier contacting you to verify the other driver's claim. If the other driver was...Read more »
The driver had already tried to pass once and backed out because the road was that bad and then a mile or 2 later tried again. As he passed the wave of slush and ice caused me and the car in front to have to completely stop because we couldn't see and my driver side window got busted. I... Read more »
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in many jurisdictions, you probably would. Check with the Small Claims Court, either through its online resources or contacting an administrative person at the courthouse as to the types of cases...Read more »
An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Most motor vehicle accidents do not involve criminal charges or arrest. They are usually treated as civil matters where the parties sue for monetary damages. That's a general premise nationwide. If you want a...Read more »
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter NATIONWIDE, one doesn't need to be charged in connection with an accident for it to be used by an insurance carrier to raise premiums. Most accidents are civil matters - charges are generally...Read more »
An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If the case was placed into suit, you could look into whether it appears in any of the online resources of uniform court systems. Nationwide, more and more court systems have...Read more »
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