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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: How do I go about fixing my car after a hit and run?

I was involved in a hit and run about a year ago I was able to get the license plate and make a report to the police. I never followed up because I moved states and lost the documents, I’m back in Arizona now and where the damages that were caused during the hit and run are now causing my vehicle... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2020

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could try that, but issues may arise as to notice - with either carrier. The general premise, regardless of jurisdiction, is that an insurance carrier needs notice within a reasonable time to investigate claims.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: My drivers license is suspended in wa state due to an accident i am unable to pay the financial responsability.

I have moved to arizonia and need to get my drivers license however i am suspended in wa state because i am unable to pay the collections agency the 1000.00 a month i am on ssi i had prior arranements with the insurance company to pay 30.00 a month they told me it was 15,000 now they say its over... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2020

File bankruptcy, get a discharge, and then you can get your license back.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Does a witness to a car accident have to give a recorded statement to insurance company or is written statement ok
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 19, 2020

An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From your description, it sounds like you are a non-party witness to the accident, neither a plaintiff or defendant. As a GENERAL matter in most jurisdictions, insurance carriers tend to be accommodating in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Pedestrian ran into side of my moving car and is suing me. Does he have a case?

I was driving and had a green light and as I was crossing the intersection a pedestrian ran into the side of my car. His lawyers are saying the police report is not a reliable source since they were only able to interview me. There is traffic cameras in that intersection that show I did not run a... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jun 11, 2020

This is why you carry auto insurance; to cover your defense of this action and potentially settle this claim. Don't get too worried, just make sure your insurer doesn't allow your personal assets to be exposed. You should ask your lawyer the best way to do that.

Police reports...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: how can i be charged with Causing serious physical injury or death by a moving violation; when i was never cited

for a moving violation?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 6, 2020

An Arizona attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you have not already done so, you should consult with an Arizona criminal defense attorney without further delay. Only an Arizona attorney is qualified to advise you about applicable state laws, but those appear to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: Crashed my car by falling asleep cop charged me with a DUI for failing the suberiaty test.

I failed due to not walking straight said officer but had foot surgery while back so hard to put full pressure on it. I plead the 5th after that and was arrested. The other officer searched my car without my permission and found a pipe what do I do

Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura answered on May 10, 2020

You were correct to plead the 5th, many people fail to assert their right to remain silent.

Unfortunately the court will usually find the search to be lawful since it will be considered a "Search Incident to Arrest". You will most likely be charged with a drug DUI due to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was injured in an auto accident
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

You didn't say what the issues are. I suggest you contact a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the wreck happened. They give free consults, and can tell you your rights. Don't give a statement to an insurance company until you speak with the AZTLA member.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: What are the risk I'm heading into after getting T-boned?

This happened in Arizona.

I rented a "sports" car for my vacation car for a week around 7AM. By 9AM I was on an intersection wanting to make a left turn. I had the green arrow in the traffic light so as I was about to turn, about 40-50 yards out a car hits the peddle and comes... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 21, 2020

An Arizona attorney could advise best on this, as it would involve state-specific elements of insurance law for motor vehicle accidents. But your question remains open for four weeks. You probably have by now, but if you have not, I'd recommend consulting with an Arizona attorney because you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was stopped, waiting to turn left out of a small mall plaza in SE Arizona.

A half dozen cars were turning left into the mall. One took aim at the front of my truck and kept smashing through until her entire side was damaged, instead of stopping on impact. Two teen girls were watching. My truck was not drive-able. She pulled over 200 feet into the mall lot and never got... Read more »

Stewart Salwin
Stewart Salwin answered on Mar 3, 2020

There is no legal mechanism for an individual to initiate criminal charges. In this sense, there is no such thing as "pressing charges." A victim may only agree to cooperate with the law enforcement agency. For charges to be initiated you would have to convince the police to file a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Land Use & Zoning for Arizona on
Q: what happens if i park in a no-parking zone and im not with the car and the police is taking pictures of my car

i parked in the desert in a no-parking zone and i left it there at night and 4 cops were taking videos and pictures of it

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

Looks like you will receive a citation. If it was a protected area could be citations on that as well. If it was an area around a military facility you may have additional charges it it was posted as a restricted area.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: If you get money from a car accident how long does your Heath insurance company have to make a claim against you
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

Contact the lawyer who represented you--they should have determined if there is a subrogation claim and dealt with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Do I need a lawyer I rear-ended 2 other cars on the freeway?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 18, 2019

You report it to your insurance and let them handle it. DO NOT DISCUSS THE CLAIM with any callers. Take their information, give them the adjuster assigned to your claim, the claim number for your insurance, and the contact number. Take their information and give it to the adjuster. STOP THERE>

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: On a single lane two way street I was making a left u-turn when the car behind me t-boned the side of my car. Then

Given the ticket for making an unsafe u -turn

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 2, 2019

There wasn't a question here. If you're wondering which vehicle would be at fault, the one making the U-turn is generally accepted to be at fault. You could contact an Arizona traffic ticket attorney to discuss your best course of action. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Intellectual Property and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: I NEED TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF LAWYER I NEED AND HOW TO SEEK DAMAGES FOR A CLAIM THATS ALREADY BEEN SETTLED VERY WRONGFULLY

i WAS HIT IN AN ACCIDENT, BECAUSE OF AN ERROR ON THE CITY COURTS SIDE, MY LICSENSE WAS SHOWING AS SUSPENDED ITWASNT SUPPOSED TO BE, AFTER THE OFFICER SAW THAT HE IMPOUNDED MY TRUCK, AND STARTED TO IGNORE ME COMPLETELY, WROTE ME TICKET, TOLD THE GUY WHO STRUCK ME IT WAS AUTOMATICALLY MY FAULT,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 29, 2019

Assuming you were injured, and the two years has not run, you can make a claim against the other driver. Trying to sue someone over the court mess won't get you anywhere. Congratulations, though on unscrambling it. As to the bills, depending on what they are etc you may be able to collect on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Hello my name is Lisa and i am having issues with getting a fair settlement from liberty mutual for a total loss vehicle

Is there an attorney for property loss. There was no injury in the accident.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

There may be a claim for bad claims handling--why not contact a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. Review with them what happened in the wreck--you may have a concept of injury different from the legal definition.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: Who should pay, me or the mechanic?

I have a car that overheated and went to a mechanic to fix it. He told me that I have to replace the fan with a new one so I was ok with it. He ordered an aftermarket fan and replaced it. After 3 months the car overheated. I called him and said the car overheated and he said to bring it back to the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 16, 2019

Your mechanic who fixed the car agreed to fix it again; find a way to take it back to him. No excuses.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Banking for Arizona on
Q: My son was hit by a car when 7 i settled out of court for a secured cd account for when he turned 18

At first settlement was for 3,000 when he turned 18 he got 4,000 plus i guess he says the intrest was 250. Or around there he claims for the ten or elen years it sat in bank he should of recieved thousands more from intrest he says i robed him and was wronged was he wronged by bank or is this how... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 10, 2019

It sounds like you acted with the best of intentions in handling the award. From your description, it looks like you may have settled the case yourself. Even if an attorney was involved in handling the award under an infant comp order, it's hard to say if they would have done better with a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: I was an injured passenger in an accident where the other driver was drunk. Our lawyer says we must join our case. Why?

The drunk driver was at fault. My 5 yr. old and I were both injured. I was told the policy was for only 30 thou and we were only going to be compensated "a few grand".

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Dec 7, 2018

The situation as you outlined may be the outcome. From a practical standpoint, the recovery on a case is typically limited to the insurance proceeds. You should sit down with your attorney to discuss your legal rights as well as the best practical approach to proceed forward with the case. You... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: What do u do i was hit in cross walk ... driver for me into her car and dropped me off after going to the bank no cops

I was in shock ....gavr me get phone number and a few dollars and left...I'm traumatized and I know she wasn't paying attention she said it her self

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2018

If you were injured, you could check with an Arizona attorney what your options are. From the facts given, it doesn’t appear that you got the plate number. Police were not called. If there were any traffic cameras at the crosswalk, an attorney might be able to look into how long their data was... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: Can someone return your car then leave with it again without your consent and not being it back.

I gave my car to a friend. He won't pick up his phone for 3 days now. He returned my vehicle then hopped in it and told my kids he was going to the studio. I never told him he could. Can I press charges. He won't bring it back

Josephine Pesaresi Hallam
Josephine Pesaresi Hallam answered on Sep 19, 2018

Yes. There are two types of charges in this area.

One is called the means of transportation. And then a lesser felony is called unlawful use of means of transportation.

A theft of means involves someone permanently trying to deprive you of your property (vehicle). And on a lawful...
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