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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: if a vehicle forces you off the road and damage your vehicle can an uninsured motorist claim be file?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on Arkansas UM doctrine and your policy. Nationwide, states differ as to whether actual physical contact is necessary for a UM claim. Check with a local attorney as to state-specific requisites. Good... Read more »

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Q: I hit a peice of detread and damaged my car can i fill out a claim for damage

Front and rear bumper and skid plate

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 14, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on your insurance policy, if it provides full coverage. If you only carry basic liability, a property damage claim from such an incident occurring on an open roadway could be difficult. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Arkansas on
Q: can my insurance company raise my insurance one year after the accident which wasn't my fault.

another motorist hit my vehicle Jan 01-2021 during the big snow. She was in someone else vehicle she had no insurance information. I filed a report as soon as i returned home. My insurance company fixed both of our vehicle even though the claim was under investigation concerning who was at fault. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 26, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In general nationwide, raising premiums as a result of accidents is a matter of the carrier's standard operating procedures, the features of the policy used for paying claims, and their discretion. Factors... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Estate Planning and Insurance Bad Faith for Arkansas on
Q: My mom passed away in June and incurred 250,000 dollars in medical debt. If I'm making payments can they take my home?

My mom passed away from cirrosis in June and the insurance company denied her claim. Since then My step-dad was trying to be in control of paying the medical bills but he is elderly and received a collection notice from one doctor which means he's missed some of the bills. I'm the... Read more »

Brandon M Haubert
Brandon M Haubert
answered on Nov 30, 2021

You need to discuss your options with an Arkansas probate lawyer. Your mother's estate may be insolvent and the bills may not need to be paid. The house may be protected depending on how it was titled. You need to discuss your options with a lawyer. You probably are not liable for any of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Is it unlawful for city workers to park a vehicle on the left side of the road on a highway and impede traffic?

This was on a bridge were the left lane shoulder was not wide enough to the vehicle to be completely out of the left lane. There is a large shoulder lane on the right side of the road. There were also no signs indicating workers were present. This cause traffic to come to a complete stop on the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 9, 2021

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, something like that could possibly violate local vehicle and traffic/public safety regulations. But municipal vehicles also enjoy more leeway than ordinary vehicles in terms of performing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Arkansas on
Q: Should I plead guilty or not guilty to insurance fraud? Class D felony first time offender can't afford a attorney

Basically I got In a wreck a while back (was not at fault) and bought an insurance claim right after I got out of the car. The insurance investigator asked and I lied and said it was before. No money was ever given to me nor was the car fixed and I was making a statement that I wasn't trying... Read more »

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
answered on Jun 19, 2021

I don't know if I completely understand the facts of your case. However, that alone is a reason for you to have an attorney. That is, to help you communicate with the prosecutor as well as the court.

Plead not guilty and advise the court that you cannot afford an attorney. You are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Contracts and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My daughter is fighting with insurance company home owner. She was or still is a victim of theft vandalism on her home

Now they put her in motel for over two months. When she went to extend. Her stay the hotel said no because she had damaged to room. So now the insurance company say they will not get her any where to stay. She has six kids now no where to live on street

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 24, 2017

They may have a duty to reimburse her; they certainly have no duty to find a place for her. Has she contacted the red cross?

Also, if the state has a crime victims compensation act that may help.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: what to do when someone steals your half of life insurance policy

Cousin had my legal guardian (my aunt/adoptive mom) change her life insurance beneficiary to herself about three months before she passed from cancer then stole all of my insurance money and I lost everything because my mom had just died basically. My cousin lies and swears she didn't get ANY... Read more »

Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III
answered on Feb 15, 2017

Contact some lawyers and hire the one you like best. Many offer free initial consultations. Good luck.

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