Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: I got crash with another car and i only have permit and my ticket is improper lane usage and i lied at first that my mom

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Worst case, you will likely get Court Supervision and fine and have to complete Traffic Safety School. Best case, the ticket is dismissed if the other driver does not show up to court. If you are really concerned, you can hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

Q: I’m only 16 y/o and I only have my permit and i got crash with another car and my ticket is improper lane usage

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Your GDL restrictions will be extended. Go to court and ask for supervision. In order to do that you have to have a parent or guardian present and you will have to take a safe driving course. If the other driver does not show up in court asked that the ticket be dismissed. You might want to have your parents hire a traffic attorney

Q: What could be the penalty for filing a false report to police regarding car accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Well,you have a defense to the claim and I would strongly urge you to contact an attorney who can hopefully work it so your son has coverage, you do the right thing and reset the bad example you set your kid. Unlikely you will be charged but hopefully the attorney can make sure you aren't or if you are that you just get a fine. But get an attorney who handles tickets in the courthouse where this one will be.

Q: Left center lane turn vs left turn exiting shoping plaza who has the right of way in GA?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If both cars are turning left, and if the center lane has a path directly ahead,but the person in the center lane decided to try to turn from that lane, anyone in the designated left turn lane has the right of way.

Q: Will I go to jail or get huge penalties for accident with train, or cancel my student visa.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Look at my previous answer with your other post. Get help immediately. Student health services will get you to someone. If it's after hours call 1-800-273-8255

Q: My fiancé was in an accident at a light, she had a green arrow and turned but another lady ran her red light and hit her

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I suggest you see if you can reopen it. What often happens though is the police send it to the address on the license. If your fiancee changed addresses but didn't notify DOT they only have to send the ticket to the address on the license. That won't affect her claim against the other driver. Contact a member of the State of Washington Assn for Justice--their members give free consults.

Q: Will I go to jail or get huge penalties for accident with train, or cancel my student visa.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You won't go to jail. It won't affect your visa. You drop out of school that affects the visa. Also, if you feel badly there are student support services that can help you. Every campus has a student helpline or hotline. Nearly every state does.

You can also call 1=800-273-8255

I assume your car had insurance. That has a medical component. See a psychologist or counselor who can help you.

Q: How long does a towing company have to hold your car before they can sale it

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
For starters look at the paperwork they gave you. Big problem is the storage charges which they can still rack up. At $30 or more a day most companies will keep the wrecks as potential money makers.

Q: What is the utah traffic code for parking lot accidents?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No but it is used as a guide in most states. Consult a Utah attorney on this is it's a big deal.

Q: Driving without license and cause an accident. What to do

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Well, if you weren't cited just turn it over to your insurance. If you were cited the question is why didn't you have a license--can you get one or are you prohibited. Suggest you consult an attorney who handles tickets in the court where your citation will be heard.

Q: If you park a car facing on coming traffic are you responsible if a car hits you from the opposite lane

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If your car is legally parked and someone hits it, you are not at fault because your car is parked facing traffic.

If you are in the process of parking--moving--that may be different.

Q: Can a 12 year old boy go to jail for fighting a girl for the first time

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Unlikely unless there were significant injuries. However everything depends on circumstances--what do witnesses say, who started with the fighting part etc.

Q: Automobile 3rd party claim is ins. required to pay replacement cost or what I paid minus depreciation for 5 days.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Insurance is required to pay market value. If it was totaled then they pay what you paid. If you were hurt, call a member of the Ga Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Q: Bridge out n they had no barriers up which caused me to run Into a excavator sitting In road is it my fault

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
One of the issues you could be confronted with here is the general responsibility to maintain a safe speed for given conditions and to maintain a lookout while driving, regardless of jurisdiction. I hope you were not injured, but based on possible injuries or damages, you could arrange a consultation with a Mississippi car accident attorney. They generally work on contingency and many provide free initial consults.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I was at fault for a minor fender bender on 2/20/19 and don't have insurance. Police report wasn't submitted till 03/18

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
Before you pay anything, you should make sure that any documents you receive, saying you owe money, are genuine.

You have the right to ask for proof that the documents are genuine.

Q: Should I accept this offer from the insurance company, or should I get more money?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
This is a perfect example why non-lawyers should never agree to do anything important when offered by a complete stranger--over the telephone? Really? There may still be time for you to extract yourself from the clutches of this uncaring insurance company--if you call a lawyer and ask for help. Do it today.

Q: I am being sued for a vehicle I have never owned. What do I need to do to make this go away?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for California on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
William John Light's answer
Sounds like you need to hire an attorney. You have the opportunity to defend yourself and prove that you have no liability. You are blowing it by not responding to interrogatories in a timely fashion.

Q: can power of attorney be appointed to a lawyer by the spouse of someone who is already in a coma.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Ross Diamond III's answer
A power of attorney by a comatose person would be invalid.

Q: I unfortunately was in a 3 car head on collision. I was Injured beyound repair. 3 attorneys later 0 action. I’m livid.?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am sorry to hear about your experience. Like any profession, there are good attorneys and bad attorneys. Without knowing the situation, I cannot promise you that I can help you, however, I am happy to review your case and let you know. I will not give you false promises. Good news or bad news, I will tell it like I see it. Feel free to call DC Law at 512-220-1800. Either way, I wish you the best of luck.

Q: Daughter died in motorcycle crash. She has 3 kids my other daughter and husband have custody and care of. Who files?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Idaho on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Kurt Holzer's answer
First, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. As to the law, wrongful death claims in Idaho are controlled by Idaho Code section 5-311. Under that statute, the children and you as parent all have wrongful death claims that can be pursued. Generally claims can either be brought by the personal representative of the estate of the decedent or individually by the various claimants. In this case, the claims of the minor children can be brought by their legal guardians. You can learn more...

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