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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 speeding down... 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 report and... 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 those... 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 more... 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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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: My son was rear ended and not at fault, but he has no insurance. Anything we can do?
Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Jul 27, 2018

Hopefully your son is okay! The good news is that in Arizona, he can still recover from the at-fault party even if he was not insured. If he was insured but the at fault party was not insured, then you can still recover with the likelihood depending on whether your son has uninsured motorist... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was injured when a brand new tire blew on my car. I had just gotten it installed and it doesn't appear that it went

flat due to something on the road. DO I sue the tire manufacturer or the shop where I had it installed?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Save the tire,rim etc. Contact a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Assn. These type of cases take a long time.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was in a car accident in 2015, got a settlement in 2017, 2018 my injuries have worsen. I will be having back surgery

soon, am I able to go after guilty party for hospital bills, time off work and continued pain and suffering?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 16, 2018

Unlikely because chances are you signed a release. Do you have an underinsured claim? Why not ask the lawyer who represented you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: My car was hit driver side. No witnesses. My word vs theirs. Ins said 50/50 fault. I got settlement, they did not yet.

My ins said other party will serve me soon to extend the case past the 2 yrs statute of limitations before 1st wk of April 18'. I was told the other party and lawyer not agreeing with settlmnt so far from ins co. My ins said they will provide a defense lawyer if we go to court. My ins covers up to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

You settled so you want to discuss those questions with the attorney who represented you.

If you get sued discuss them with the attorney who the insurance gets for you.

Generally, you can't sue as the settlement document said you release the other side, their insurance, from any...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: My vehicle was hit driver side. No witnesses. My word vs theirs. Ins said 50/50 fault. We both got $1k after fees etc.

Old ins. co. called said they are going to serve me to extend the case past 2 yrs statute of limitations in 1st wk of April 18'. The $1k settlement did not cover all my expenses. I have moved on though. They were taken away in an ambulance but walked to it.

Wondering if I should ALSO sue... Read more »

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

You say you settled. You say there are fees. If the fees were for a lawyer, ask the lawyer what to do. If you are sued your insurance company needs to know and be involved. They will have a lawyer represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I rearended a car in middle of intersection taking off from a reg-then green light, less than 10 mph, my fault.

Got a failure for speed/prudent ticket, defetion of both are false to my actions, I had control and as a human driver could not possibly stop in time from collision of car in front only being in middle of intersection. Remember I took off from a stop light, I barely got my foot on the gas pedal,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 15, 2018

You will have to explain why you assumed no one would stop. You weren't going that slowly because or you didn't leave enough room betweeen you and the car in front, because the offenses would be driving at a speed that would not allow you to stop within the "assured clear distance ahead" which... Read more »

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