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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Arizona on
Q: If a car ahead of me runs out of gas and shuts off in the process of pulling over to the only spot that's not going to

Block traffic and their hazard lights are on, and I crash into them t-boning them, who's fault is it. 3 Lane road with a break in the median she's in the 3rd lane and I'm in the 1st lane the only safe place to pull over is in the median break. Her hazard lights were on as soon as she... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 10, 2024

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's possible liability could be apportioned between both of you, depending on how the accident is evaluated by the insurance company investigator. If they didn't have insurance, check the terms of your UM... View More

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Q: I bumped a car causing no apparent damages, got a ticket for failing to control speed, should I contested?

I was driving carefully, with distance. I used the breaks and was not enough to avoid bumping into the car in front of me. The collision was minor and there was not apparent damages made.

It's my first ticket and I've been driving for 10 years now.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 21, 2023

If you want to mitigate the impact of the charges (whch you should) then you should hire a lawyer to represent you on this. Also, in many jurisdictions, one of the reasons you hire a lawyer is for the lawyer to appear in court on your behalf so that you do not have to take off from work to appear... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arizona on
Q: My truck was stolen +reported and perp arrested after crashing my truck. Can they refuse to release my truck for nonpay

My truck was stolen and reported and the guy caught and arrested after crashing my truck.

As I read ARS-28-3512C I'm not responsible for the tow, storage charges, etc. The driver is responsible. Additionally, they can't refuse to release my truck for non payment by the responsible... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

Based on the Arizona Revised Statutes you referenced, it does appear you are correct that the law states the owner of a stolen vehicle cannot be held responsible for the towing and storage fees associated with recovery of their stolen vehicle.

Here are a few suggestions on how to get law...
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Q: I recieved a letter from an attorney about an alleged car accident. I was not involved in an accident

The person claims injury, there was no police report

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answered on Aug 11, 2023

If you've received a letter from an attorney regarding an alleged car accident you weren't involved in, take immediate action. Carefully review the letter, gather information, and consult your attorney for guidance. Keep records of all communication and avoid admitting liability. Inform... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: My car was totaled and I was not at fault. The insurance company offers me a market value payment. I need more to get a

It pays off my loan but does not provide me with enough for a new car

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 25, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Unfortunately, this became more common with the spike in car prices during the pandemic. You could challenge the PD adjuster's figure by researching vehicle prices in the region, pointing out mileage and trim... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Is a state responsible for damage done by their broke sign and did damage to my car due to not seeing it.

Sign had be broke. The state was told by county and failed to fix. I went to turn around and didn't see it. Did some major damage and I have 500. Deductible. Think they should have to pay for it. I have a Lancer. Rides low. It was dark. And they had been told it was broke. Easier to explain on... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 18, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to local attorneys to evaluate whether you have a case, and whether it makes sense for an attorney to represent you or for you to handle it yourself. That would depend on the extent of damages.... View More

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Q: I was invloved in a no fault accident in Tempe, Arizona - the insured was cited at the scene and did not contest

Early on in the claim the insured insurance carrier stated that they would reimburse reasonable rental if their insured was at fault. The out of pocket expenses were $4300 and they are offering to pay $1800. Do I have any recourse?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 6, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for an attorney to advise here. It looks like the other side conceded liability, so that simplifies the equation. It could depend on the nature of the out-of-pocket expenses and how they were... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: I filed a civil suit against someone due to damages to my car from a board falling out of truck on freeway.

But I realized that the copy of the pictures for evidence that everyone got was black and white. But mine is in color. Can I bring in the color pictures for the Civil and use them or any new evidence for the Civil suit?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 3, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This could depend on your local rules of evidence, and the judge's discretion. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for specific guidance, you could try bringing in the color sets. If they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Do I get medically necessary contact lens (lost in a car accident) replaced by medical or by property damage coverage?

The other driver is responsible.

Marginal pellucid thinning is the disease that I have which makes the lenses medically necessary.

Freddy Saavedra
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answered on Jan 12, 2023

Wow this is a great question and one I have not thought about before. I would ask the at fault driver's carrier to cover the cost of replacement under the property damage portion of their claim. Remember that they should cover all property lost or damaged as a result of the accident. If there... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Received a release for a settlement from an insurance company today and am not sure if I should sign and agree to it

The settlement is for an vehicle accident that occurred in CA, on or about June 24, 2020.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 12, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It would be difficult for anyone here to offer guidance on your decision - they would need to see the release. Until you are able to review the release with an Arizona attorney, it's worth keeping this in mind.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: I was in an auto accident that wasn't my fault exforman drugged me and caused me to be in this accident no dui ever

I'm being accused of crime I did not commit I had an individual living in my home who is working for my company and he spiked a drink put a bunch of drugs in a drink and I drank it not knowing and 5 minutes later I'm down the road wrapped around two other vehicles completely incoherent

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 11, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Don't lose further time awaiting a response here from car accident attorneys. Those firms are generally plaintiff-oriented in negligence matters involving other motorists. If you haven't already done... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Hello. I got in an accident. Driving in a rental car. I have insurance. And it was judged that the other car was at faul

fault. This prevented me from working and im gonna have to stay with my brother now. I dont have health insurance. the rental was totaled. i dont know how severe it is but i do get headaches and my back/shoulder/neck area is stiff. Because i lost access to the car the i cant work right now and i... View More

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Oct 20, 2022

Did this happen in Arizona? I am only licensed in Arizona so I cannot comment on other jurisdictions, but if this was an AZ collision and the other party was at fault a lot of times medical providers will treat with a lien so you do not have to pay out-of-pocket. In addition to the medicals, you... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Arizona on
Q: how and or when are the revised statues to be implemented in a situation?

i was recently in a car accident in az . ended up running through a red light and the other guy was making a left hand turn at the same time. although i believe if i didnt have to slam on the breaks i would have made the light even though i should have probably slowed down and stopped i am not... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 26, 2024

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney on V&TLs, the statute should be continuously enforced if it became law. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: someone blocking my car with there car & &i hit there car &i get thru and leave i was charged leaving scene of accident

I had no idea why he was blocking me so i panicked but i backed up then he would back up 3 different times finally i got thru and just went home. Can he get charged with something

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 4, 2024

A skilled criminal defense attorney could work to have the case dismissed or found not guilty.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Can I be sued for a road rage incident, even though I was not involved?

I am the registered owner of a vehicle that was involved in a road rage incident. At some point there was damage to both vehicles and no known injuries reported and there were no known witnesses to the incident. The other drivers insurance company has denied the claim. My insurance company is... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 8, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, the person on the DMV registration can be named in the lawsuit, not for their actions, but as the insured owner of the vehicle. Good luck

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Q: Who's at fault if someone is towing another vehicle by chain and the driver runs off the road and crashes?

My vehicle was being towed by someone with a chain. They were drinking and speeding and ran off he road into a tree. My car went right up underneath his and both were totaled. He is trying to say that my vehicle technically rear ended his because we are in Arizona

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 10, 2023

He is wrong. It is his fault

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: friend drops your car off at a dealership puts a new motor in it without any of your permission who is liable
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answered on Jul 3, 2023

If your friend made significant changes to your car without your permission, it could be considered unauthorized tampering or conversion of your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: My daughter was hit by a uhaul truck driven by a uhaul employee on the clock. Uhaul was cited how much will they pay

My daughter now is afraid to drive because she fears big trucks next to her.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 29, 2023

To maximize what she will get, and to get care, Consult with experienced attorneys in the state where this occurred.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: In a motor vehicle accident where I’m at fault, can i be sued by a passenger even if they exceeded maximum occupancy?

2018 Ford Mustang seats 4, there was 6+ people or more.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 4, 2023

Definitely. But they could be considered partially at fault if the over limit contributed to the crash or to the injuries, for example, not wearing seatbelt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Legal Malpractice for Arizona on
Q: I need a lawyer that has the capability to go after another lawyer I previously hired for several reasons…

Failed to fulfill their duties and little regard to Ethics code that is supposed to be followed… Failed to apply well known law rulings applicable. This is in relation to personal injury claim/suit where I was 100% not at fault.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 12, 2023

You need a legal malpractice specialist.

Search this site for legal malpractice attorneys in your state.

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