I preceded to rear end him because of his abrupt stop, there was no reason for there to be a vehicle stopped in the middle of the highway without hazards on or some other indication as to this action, and there was nothing provoking him otherwise to do so. I was following at least 3 car lengths and... Read more »
I'm sorry about your accident. Unfortunately, in virtually any jurisdiction, fault is almost always attributed to the vehicle in the rear. Your insurance carrier will assign an attorney to you if the other vehicle's occupants were injured and they decide to sue. Your attorney would raise the issue...Read more »
I don’t see why not. Seems like a good way to avoid an accident. Who is going to complain? Would have to check local ordinances but seems like it would be a best practice to avoid someone running into the truck.
An Arkansas attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. Your treatment with a chiropractor is but one factor that could be used to determine the value of your case. The liability examiner or attorney for the other driver's carrier would look at other factors as well....Read more »
A tough case--I had one which we won but...it was difficult. However the driver should plead not guilty as they tried their best to keep going. However be advised that if the driver kept going and didn't pull to the side of the road the court may say that it's on the driver because they allowed a...Read more »
Yes. The fact that the victim didn't have insurance does not absolve the driver who was at fault. However, depending on the jurisdiction, remedies of the victim could be limited if they did not carry insurance. Also, they could face penalties for driving uninsured. You would need to consult with an...Read more »
What can our family do legally? The person said they didn't see him on his loud Harley, yet hit him on the passenger front side while making a left turn. This was in Arkansas where he lived with his wife and son.
I would recommend you contact an Arkansas injury lawyer to discuss whether anything can be done in a civil claim. Regarding whether there is criminal liability for what occurred, I would need more information and also direct you to the prosecuting attorney in the County where the wreck occurred.
It's generally legal for them to hold the instrument of a crime, but how long is another question. A day or two is one thing--but long enough for it to be unaffordable to get out is a matter you should call the Arkansas Civil liberties Union about. However as long as you had insurance that...Read more »
Most likely the insurance will consider it so. Was there a reason for it stopping? If no reason you may have an argument that the person was "contributorily at fault," but you are supposed to leave enough room so that you can stop if there's a sudden emergency in front--a child or dog runs into the...Read more »
Means the berm shouldn't be used for travel, the highway is. Thus "driving in lanes meant for travel" is the vehicular code perverse citation for didn't stay in lane of travel and went off the side of the road.
Not clear what your situation is. If you have a claim and bills left, you need to see if you have "underinsured motorist coverage." Best thing to do, before you ink anything , is get a consult with a member of theArkasas Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
I was charged with no insurance in another persons vehicle due to an accident I was responsible for. The damaged vehicle was covered by their uninsured policy. Nationwide Insurance collection calls every theee months to say my DL will be suspended if I do not pay for damage. Is this possible?... Read more »
In most states the answer is yes. Assuming you were responsible, you want to consider looking at the damage evaluation and figuring out a payment plan. Or you can consult a bankruptcy attorney but the interesting point is I've heard of cases where the debt is erased but because of the way the law...Read more »
I retained a lawyer right away. I received treatments for whiplash and PTSD for 6 months. It has been almost 2 years since the accident that the other party's insurance agreed their client was at fault. I have done a lot of the footwork in gathering up the bills, etc. The young secretary/ assistant... Read more »
First, set up an appointment for a face to face with him. Part of the problem may be that you finished treatment, the insurance is playing a waiting game--they figure it's a "closed end" case--you recovered, it's 6 months, they can see if he'll fold. Meet with him now. Find out his plans. Certainly...Read more »
Based on my limited knowledge of the facts, it appears that the person operating the vehicle that lost the ATV would be responsible. However, if you had a last clear opportunity to avoid the accident, you could be apportioned some percentage of fault.
Its being a year since the injury. My law call worker comp and the lien people no response. No my lawyer like we can hit them with a 3one and get a little and the rest later. My questions if i do that do worker comp get a have of the fist amount? Do i pay the lawer with the first amount or... Read more »
lawyer usually gets paid at each stage depending on the contract and if the stages are defineable. Suggest you sit down with your lawyer to figure out what is going on, face to face rather than over the phone.
Very difficult to tell from a verbal--you did a good job but tough to tell. You need to consult a member of the Ark Assn for Justice--they give free consults.Generally, the person who rear ends another is at fault or at least starts out by having to show the other company why they aren't at fault....Read more »
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