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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Ok my car was recovered but the recovery agency didn't file the paperwork I think they said A1IC til yesterday and then

Then I was contacted by the police should I have to pay storage fees from three weeks ago???

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 7, 2017

If your car insurance has theft protection file a claim with them. You would need to start with regulations regarding holds on vehicles and exceptions you can ask for.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: if my husband drove my car without license an someone hit him. an i didn't know he was gone am i at fault.

will my car get fixed or do he get prosecuted

Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Apr 13, 2017

Liability will rest with the at-fault driver. That driver's insurance (assuming he has it) should cover your damages. If he/she does not have insurance, then your uninsured motorist policy should cover your damages. Whether your husband was an excluded driver could complicate a claim for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Do you have to have a rearview mirror in the center of your vehicle?
Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Mar 24, 2017

Yes. Ark. Code Ann. § 27-37-305(a) states that every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a rearview mirror.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Can I get a ticket 2 months later after an accident. I found out my insurance had lapsed at the time of accident

The other party is threatening to have his cop buddies write me a ticket since they found out my insurance was lapsed and take me to court to pay his fees. I thought I had insurance. It was all on private property in a parking lot and no one got a ticket. He was cutting through the parking spaces... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 8, 2017

If he was on a lane you'd use to exit the lot he had the right of way and 500 for a full release may not be a bad deal.

Driving without insurance can mean your license could be suspended to get insurance, get a release for the 500 would be my advice. You can check with a member of the Ark....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: Must a veteran, in Arkansas, pay taxes on a used vehicle purchased due to the loss of a vehicle deemed totally lost?

This determination was made by his insurance company

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 28, 2016

Usually no as you are only getting back that which you already paid taxes on. Check with your state representative for starters--has nothing to do with veterans just that it's not "income" in most states. If you had sold the car that would be different--even there you'd be looking to see if you had... Read more »

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Q: Can I negotiate a settlement with the other person's insurance company that I got into an accident with?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 22, 2016

You haven't said who is at fault. The p;roblem if you do is that usually you will say things that torpedo your case--either the fault issue or the extent of your injuries. You need to talk to a member of the Ark. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: What If the other person has an attorney and I decide to pay my ticket citation for failure to yield and not go to court
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2016

Not sure what you mean. If you mean will you be sued, looks like you might. If you don't have insurance worth at least getting a consult on the ticket from an attorney who handles tickets in the county where your ticket hearing would be.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Do I have to pay my medical insurance back for what they have spent on my injuries from the MVA?

I was injured in a MVA and the other party was found at fault and issued a citation by the state police. After a year of medical issues finally coming to an end the at fault parties insurance company wants me to contact them with settlement amount. If we are able to come to an agreement do I have... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 16, 2016

You really want to 1) follow up with your doctor if you continue to have pain or have not returned to how you were before the wreck 2) contact a meber of the Arkansas TrialLawyers Assn--they give free consults.

A lot of technical differences in laws makes each state's treatement of whether...
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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: If you get in an auto accident causing property damage and your BAC is .07, can you be convicted of DWI?

The citation lists Arkansas statute 5-65-103 as the code violated.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 6, 2016

I'd say you could. Even without PD, if you were driving and bac is over 2% if minor. If adult you are near the line that I understand is 8%. If you got a citation get a consultation from an attorney who handles DUI cases, even if you have to pay.

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Q: What is likely to happen here in Arkansas with both vehicles claiming green light with V1 turning left and V2 oncoming?

V1 is claiming green arrow to turn left. V2 is claiming green light to go forward in outside lane colliding with V1 passenger side. There were no witnesses and no cameras. This happened 7/5/16 and still V1 insurance company is saying they are still processing the case. We need to know who is likely... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 17, 2016

No one can give you an answer over the internet without seeing the report, knowing the light sequence etc. If the light starts out with an arrow then goes to green, if you were stopped and then went on a left turn while other traffic was held, that's different from other light sequences. Generally,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: I have a relative in a situation. They were sitting on a none moving vehicle and a car struck them from behind.

A child bout 11 or 12 was sitting on the vehicle when it was struck. No relation just a neighbor i believe. The vehicle they were on wasn't moving but when they got hit they all flew off it. Now they are being charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. When it wasn't their fault. What does... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2016

They need to get an attortney who handles criminial charges. A lot depends on where they wre. If they were not in traffic, and no one was behind the wheel maybe the cop just got it wrong. But at this point they need to 1)check and see if there was a camera if it was on the street or in a mall... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: My friend totalled my car yesterday and it was towed to a salvage yard. Now they won't let me get my personal property?

I have documents stating that I'm part owner of the car. We do not have the title yet?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 16, 2016

see my answer to your other question. If it gets to be a problem talk to the police; first ask the towing place who they need to hear from: police,insruance what?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=389Rk1jzPMk

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Arkansas on
Q: How do I recover items from a towing company that towed my car due to an accident.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 16, 2016

I assume you've asked for them. Personal items they should let you have; it'll help if you get your insurance to tell them to let you pick them up. The operating philosophy of towing companies is that they have your car and it' contents to hold as hostage.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: My dog was hit in my yard by a car I do have video what can I do
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2016

You can make a claim against the driver for vet bills (assuming the driver wasn't authorized to be on your yard).

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: How would I approach an auto accident where the other vehicle is at fault but has no liability insurance in Memphis?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2016

Talk to a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice --they give free consults. Discuss with him if you have uninusured motorist. Run the damage part through your own collision.

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Q: If you are turning into your driveway and a police officer hits you at 100mph.what legal action can i take?

I was airlicted to Wadley hospital.knocked unconcious,I have 12 staples to the back of my head,bleeding on the brain,a severe cocusion,heart rate at 204 from pain and shock. The vehicle is totalled.started to try to catch fire untill my step dad removed my unconcious body and unplugged the battery.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 14, 2015

I hope you are doing better. Get a lawyer ASAP.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Am I liable for a expenses listed on issue below?

My friend got into an accident with my car, he has no insurance and the other party was injured, hospital bills....replacement of car....

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 13, 2015

If you have insurance, your friend might be insured under the terms of your policy.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation....
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: How long can a accident judgement keep your license suspended in Arkansas
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 13, 2015

This is under car accidents but its more of a traffic ticket question.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Why does farmers insurance want to send ME the check?

daughter and I were involved in a car accident two days ago. The other driver was at fault. Farmers, her insurance company accepted liability for the accident and deemed my car totaled. Today I received a call from the appraiser offering to pay me $5,350 due to them starting that this is the value... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 13, 2015

Not clear why you'd have to switch the title to your name if you already own the car.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Consumer Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: If insurance allotted $12,500 to fix my damaged car & it only cost $4,000 to repair, can my bank keep the excess money?

This is in the state of Arkansas. The bank I have my car loan through took the excess money ($8500) my car insurance company gave me and applied it to my remaining car loan balance. Is that legal?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 11, 2015

Check the loan paperwork.

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