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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I was in a car accident which I was found not at fault for (rear ended at stop light)

The other parties insurance company is only paying 11,000 dollars. I still owe 14000 on the car and am left with a 3000$ bill and no vehicle. Do I have any options or am I stuck with this?

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 28, 2022

You can always sue the other party as long as you do not sign a release. I would also contact your insurance company and notify them of the accident. Furthermore, I don't know if you bought GAP insurance when you bought your car. If you did, then it would cover the difference. If you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: My friend sold me a car $4,500 I gave him 3,000 and he still own the car lot 1500 before I could pay the 1500 I hit a co

Insurance paid 13000 my friend thinks i am owed only 3000 is that right do I owe him the 1500 remaing balance and then the rest of the money is mine

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 28, 2022

it sounds like he is taking the position that the sale was NOT completed yet and you just paid a down payment.

if there was no transfer of title and you just got possession "because you were a friend" I would think getting the $3k back is realistic.......so that you are not out...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I bought a car from a friend. It cost $4500 I gave him $3000 and was going to make payments on the reremaining balance

...but I hit a cow and the farmers insurance direct deposited a settlement check for $13,000 into to his bank account my so called friend gave me the $3000 I put down and kept the rest. Is that money his or mine?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 28, 2022

more info is needed.

had you transferred title?........filed with DMV?

was there a written contract?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i was involved in a 15 mile police chase well i wrecked and i was wanting to no if the officer did the right thing

i wrecked while involved in a police chase well the officer didn’t bother to help my wife and kids that was in the truck was he supposed to detain me and then tend to them cause he didn’t and was he supposed to have my daughter turn the truck off… was the officer in the right to continue to... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jan 27, 2022

Even if the officer violated laws that you’re complaining about it doesn’t help you in your criminal case.

Does that answer your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Do I have to make a recorded statement to my insurance company after an auto accident. Should I wait 4 the police report

Involved in a car accident Riverside CA

Riverside PD took a police report — traffic collision

When I gave my statement to police I said I had lost control. Upon seeing my car I had been pit maneuvered so I was hit 2 times.

My insurance is asking for a recorded statement.... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 26, 2022

You have an obligation to cooperate with your insurer. If you don't, it could refuse to defend or indemnify you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Q: Can I sue someone for hitting my parked car? My car was totaled.

I had my car parked when this man hit my car and ran away. I believe the police caught him, but now my car is totaled. I don’t have the money to buy a new one and my insurance won’t cover the costs. Can I take this man to court for damaging my property? Their car was stolen.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 26, 2022

Yes, you can, however before doing that I would recommend that you file a claim against his car insurance and see if they will voluntarily cover your property damages.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New York on
Q: a person hit my condo and caused an excess of damages above limits of there policy. How do I know there worth

It was considered there fault abs a lot of stress as it is taking extra long to complete because mgmt is failed to progress as well. It’s been 7 months abs still not complete- only a 2 month job.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2022

Investigators are generally able to identify those things, but in the absence of injuries, building/property policies could sometimes offer higher policy limits than vehicle policies carrying minimum statutory limits. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I was given a ticket when Involved In a car accident but cop put in box no accident involved is ticket valid
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 25, 2022

Yes, the ticket is still valid. It may go to credibility of the testifying officer but that omission, in itself, is not enough to make the ticket invalid.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: I had an accident 3 years ago and they are now wanting £1331 his insurance refused the costs

they are now trying to get the money from me he admitted he was at fault for the accident

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2022

Based on your unit of currency (£), it looks like you might be in the UK or other location outside the United States. This forum is based mainly on U.S. law, and it could be difficult for attorneys here to advise you. Given the passage of three years, you may want to consider discussing with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: The person permitted to drive my vehicle was unlicensed and got into an accident. What is the punishment for § 40-5-122?
Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Jan 25, 2022

It is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a maximum of 12 months in custody and a $1,000 fine.

Beyond the criminal penalties, you are also exposed to civil tort liability (a lawsuit) for any injuries or property damage caused by the unlicensed person you permitted to drive your vehicle....
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Car switched lanes in front of me with no warning on blinker. Insurance is claiming I'm 50% responsible is that right?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 24, 2022

It’s not that easy.

More info needed.

Independent wits?

What does your ins co say?

Call local lawyer for consultation and show him police report

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Am I entitled to my lost wages due to time off because of medical related to a car accident

I was passenger of the vehicle not at fault we were parked and parking spot at a convenient store. A commercial box truck slammed into us so hard they totaled the car we we were in. Me and the driver went to the ER my friend was off work 3 days with wip lash. During a MRI we found a brain aneurysm... Read more »

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines answered on Jan 23, 2022

Under Georgia law, those that are injured through no fault of their own may be entitled to damages, which includes compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. The insurance company will be responsible for paying out these sums and will most certainly try to limit their... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Construction Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Family and I were in a car accident caused by the city. what do we do?

The city was working on a traffic light. Causeed another vehicle to hit us.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 23, 2022

If you are hurt, see a doctor. Then contact an attorney. If you don't need medical attention, you probably don't have a case worth pursuing. You have 6 months to file a Tort Claim with the City, which is a requirement before filing a lawsuit. When you talk to an attorney, be prepared.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: If I give an employee explicit permission to use my personal vehicle does that imply anyone else permission to use auto?

Can employee give anyone else permission to use vehicle.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2022

The simple answer is that express permission to one person would often mean they are the person permitted to use the vehicle. But depending on the relationship, level of friendliness, stating something to the effect that use of vehicle is for company purposes (or personal use as well), mentioning... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Our insurance refuses to pay the repair for the rail of a bridge. I hit it after hydroplanning and lost control of my

They're claiming that because the rail was a stationary object ,I can not ask them to pay for the repair. Is it right to involve an attorney?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 21, 2022

MOST PI LAWYERS WILL OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION.

CALL A LOCAL ONE AND BRING ALL PAPERWORK.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: In car accident cases do lawyers get billing records from the hospital stay if their is one?
Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Jan 20, 2022

Yes, getting the bills for all your medical records is very important if seeking recovery for damages of related medical treatment. This can sometimes be tedious to do without the help of an attorney and sometimes it is difficult to correctly present a claim if you have one. You should contact a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Yes I was involved in a car accident and my insurance was lapsed but I was in the right will my car get fixed
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 19, 2022

Based on your answer you might fall in the no pay no play category where the at fault insurance company will receive a credit up to the minimum limits of insurance coverage before it would owe you money----since Louisiana would like insurance coverage many things have to occur for no pay no play to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: Question regarding stop sign accident In NYC.

Want to clarify in the beginning, I have a dash cam. I'm stopped on a two way street, about to make a left turn into a one way. There are two cars at a stop sign across me. I let the first car pass and start to make a left turn. The second car does not let me through and continues to follow... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 19, 2022

The general rule is that a vehicle making a left turn has to yield to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction. In making their determination of liability, the insurance carriers will probably examine other factors as well, including the police report, testimony from other driver, your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Q: Is it legal for snow plows to run stop signs and red lights
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 18, 2022

A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Nationwide, snow plows are cut some slack because of the importance of their work and pressure to keep roads clear during heavy snowfalls, despite the fact that in many places, they do not enjoy special... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: 2017 car accident now the person coming after me with lawyer, what should I do?

I was at fault for accident in 2017 , the insurance Paid her at the time of the accident. And close the claim. Now 4 years later she’s coming after me with an attorney. What am I supposed to do

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 18, 2022

Notify the insurance company to pay an attorney in your behalf.

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