the street. However, my neighbor’s truck was parked illegally, with the front third of his vehicle blocking his own driveway. He is claiming that I am solely at fault; while I am claiming that he is at least partially at fault for parking illegally. Am I right, or is he?
A van hit me while I was riding a bike and did not stop at all. AfterWards a lady pulled up in her car, showed me a photo of the van and said “this Is the person who hit u and handed me a paper with the license plate number. I’m not in horrible pain but definitely noticeable pain . What... Read more »
My car was stolen early Saturday morning, my keys were in the car, I was at a friend's house with two other people my wife was home the whole night, we have full coverage responsible and non responsible full coverage insurance, the car is completely paid off and only worth a couple thousand... Read more »
The other driver turned all the way into lane #1 that I was traveling and as I switched to the middle lane to avoid hitting them, they switched also to middle lane in attempt to get BACK to lane #1, the lane they SHOULD HAVE turned into and I could not avoid hitting them from behind.
Unless you have dashcam video or independent witness corroboration, you will likely be found liable. You hit someone from behind. You are supposed to control your vehicle taking into account hazards in front of you. Even with dashcam or independent witness corroboration, you will likely have...Read more »
This is something that needs to be handled immediately. First, you must write the attorney and ask for an accounting of the proceeds from the settlement. Next, you must find the California Bar Association website and the Client Relations department to file a complaint with them. You need to...Read more »
We studied an ancient (like 1600) case just like this in Law school, only it was a pair of "asses" (description by the Court, not me) left to graze by the road, and a wagon going down the hill. Rule of Law, if you leave your ass in the middle of the road, you cannot complain if it gets...Read more »
Notify your collision insurer and let it worry about chasing the driver and owner of the other vehicle. If you don't have insurance, you can sue the registered owner for up to $5k for property damage and up to $10k for bodily injury in Small Claims (two separate cases). The owner is liable...Read more »
I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home). I was knocked unconscious for a brief period and woke up to cops around me looking at me with flashlights. I was asked if I wanted to go to the ER in the ambulance and I... Read more »
Filed a claim with my insurance but I just want to close the claim and just leave as is. The other party never gave out insurance info or had driver license to show me. I just want to know if I will recieve any consequences I know I shouldn’t be driving. And there is no injuries at all and we... Read more »
Nobody knows whether you are going to be charged for driving without a license except the District Attorney. You can close out your claim for property damages to your car. You have no ability to force the insurer to close out the entire claim because it is possible that the other party may claim...Read more »
I was employed with the company at the time and was involved in an accident in a work vehicle while working. It has been almost 2 years and I no longer am with that company but believe the other person involved is attempting to sue am I now personally liable?
You were always personally liable, but your former employer's insurer has a duty to defend and indemnify you, and the Labor Code also provides that your employer has a direct duty to indemnify you for work related expenses. If you are served with a lawsuit, contact your former HR Department...Read more »
Can can my car be repoed legally if I was only 10 days late on my first payment?
I financed a used car from usave auto auction I was 10 days late on making my first payment and they repoed it in the middle of it being repoed I got in the car and called the car dealership and explained what... Read more »
Significant vehicle damage was incurred due to freeway construction debris collision with my vehicle. Caltrans claim was submitted by both my vehicle insurance and myself. Caltrans responded about a year later to my insurance, stating that this instance was caused by their... Read more »
I sounds like your options have narrowed down to filing an action for property damages. It is not so clear that CALTRANS is not responsible, but its all about the actual facts and circumstances. This matter may not make sense for an attorney to take on if the dollar amount of the damage is low....Read more »
The driveway is split in half (6ft is the neighbors, 6 ft is mine) between our properties. There are 2 parking spaces at the end of this driveway. They did this because they are pissed we took their normal parking spot which is our property.
If the car is on your property and completely blocking the egress of your car, it can be towed. You should post the "No Parking" signs that have a place to cite the vehicle code (call the PD to get the code number) and the number of the PD that will be towing the car. Sounds like you...Read more »
Let's say I got in a minor car accident and the other driver is acting angry and possibly violent. Could you keep driving (essentially making it a hit and run) because you felt unsafe to pull over and get out of the car? Is there a legal way to do this? Like calling the cops to explain the... Read more »
"Assumptions are the mother of all Foul ups." If you are assuming that the other driver would react violently and just take off, you are at fault for a hit and run. BUT, if you pull over with your windows up and the other driver makes any kind of overt act of violence, you would be...Read more »
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