Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: I was in a car accident at a gas station and wondered if I could ask them to give me the video to review who is at fault

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Iowa on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

You can ask, but the gas station has no obligation to give you a copy of the video. You can only force production of the video through a subpoena. A subpoena's only available if a lawsuit's on file.
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Q: I have these codes on my paper work from my reck can u give me an ideal what I'm looking at 40-6-393(a) an 40-6-48

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

393 is Homicide By Vehicle. You need an attorney.
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Q: In Oregon I was in an accident with a driver who did not have an operators license.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

Possibly. Call your insurance. Their counterclaim just triggered your insurance company to have to defend you under the terms of your policy. (Did you have full coverage? If so you should just get your repairs paid under your full coverage and your insurance company will go after the other driver for reimbursement. If you didn't have full coverage you are right, you had to sue this driver, but you made a huge mistake by not talking to an attorney first.

You could have hired an...
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Q: If someone use your car and wreck can your license be revoked by a Law Firm if you was not at fault?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Your question is hard to follow, but if you were not insured, and your vehicle was involved in a wreck, Yes, you can be held liable for the damages as the owner of the vehicle. Your license can be revoked for failure to comply with the financial responsibility law ( insurance) if you do not pay for the damages.
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Q: GAP insurance co refused to talk to me. Told me they were communicating with Geico. Now I'm stuck with balance.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Talk to the lender. If yoiu still owed for sure they would let you know. But if you still owe, then call Gap, ask for a supervisor, explain what happened and as you are the insured,policy holder they must speak with you. If you get no satisfaction contact the Colorado AG's office of Consumer protection & the insurance commissioner. Send a written demand (hard copy) to GAP certified return receipt demanding they pay.

Use the Fair Credit Reporting Act to explain you had coverage but...
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Q: What happens if I turn over the vehicle title to the impound lot if the vehicle was involved in an accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Not sure what your question is. Presumably you did that to cover cost of the tow. Has no affect on your insurance.
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Q: Hi I was at the stop light and this car rear ended Come to find out guy don’t have license and insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Several issues here. 1) you have a personal injury claim you can pursue against the other driver. For your medical bills if you have health insurance this should cover your bills until you can resolve your claim with the other driver or the insurer for the other driver. You may also have "med pay" coverage under your car insurance that would cover your medical bills until you can resolve matters with the other side.

2) The car rental company will have damages for the rental car....
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Q: Can someone be arrested for causing a serious car accident even if they weren't drinking?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Absolutely. Offenses such as negligent or reckless driving may apply to a particular situation. If the accident involved a fatality then of course vehicular homicide may come into play. These are obviously all serious offenses and they can they charged and proven in the absence of alcohol.
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Q: Was found at fault in an accident last May due to running a red light. I completed traffic school and paid the fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

The best method to determine the amount of points on your record would be ordering a DMV license printout. You cannot attend traffic school to remove an accident on your record. Traffic school is only available for a traffic infraction.

Generally, if you obtain more than 4 points within a one year period, your license can be suspended. I would suggest contacting an attorney to advise you as to your current situation and see what options may be available to you.
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Q: If an elderly parent has an auto accident, can family members be held liable?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
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Q: Will my now 17 year old daughter lose her license for being at fault in a failure to yield accident?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

If she was waived through she can claim she was yielding but other driver indicated by the wave that no traffic to yield to, plead not guilty.

Can she go to traffic school? Usually can for first time.

Before arguing she needs to drive to get to school, look at alternates.
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Q: The officer said to bring a letter from the insurance company when I went to court, but I don't know what letter I need.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Contact your insurance company, and ask them for a letter confirming that your insurance company is covering the financial costs of your accident. They are very familiar with these types of letters; they issue them all the time. Bring that letter with you to court, and the ticket will likely be dismissed. For once, the officer was right.
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Q: My husband hit a car in a parking lot and left a note, but got a citation for not calling the police (damage minimal)???

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Montana on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

On private property and if he left a note and reported to his insurance, plead not guilty.
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Q: If u park ur car in inclined driveway and an ice storm hits and car slides out of drive hits car in street who is at

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

You. It is odd that a car would of it's own slide. Generally someone would have to go in, release the brake,take it out of park.If you did those it's you.
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Q: Traffic accident placed me at fault but I am not. What will happen and what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

See if there is video.

Be sure your company understands where it is, what happened. Damage to cars may help explain. If you were hurt you want to contact a member of the Tenn. Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: I was the victim of an auto accident where my car was struck by another driver. Question involves careless driving.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Penalty is usually points, fine. If you were hurt you need to contact a member of the Colo. Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

As far as your claim, the fact the officer felt the other driver was careless (which in citation language means more than inadvertent) will be significant whether or not a ticket issued.
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Q: Can you change lawyers if you have already started a law suit against someone who rear ended you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Assuming your attorney is a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice &/or handles only injury cases, as he is working on a contingent fee he has every interest in getting what can be gotten for your case. However, jurors in some areas of Ohio are quite conservative, and give awards that are below what the injury is "worth." The offers made by insurance companies for settlement in those counties are correspondingly low.

Second, very few attorneys will take a case if it is in court or the...
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Q: Borrowed a family members car was involved in a car accident. Found out the family member did not have car insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

But you carried insruance that covered you for liability so you should be OK. If you want, get a consult from an attorney who handles citations. Bring proof that you had coverage through your company at the time of the wreck. Notify your company.
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Q: I was in a car accident a few days ago. I was at fault. Both parties stated no injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Let your insurance handle it. They are pros. I'll note that often people don't feel pain after the wreck because of adrenalin, they are freaked out and want to get home, etc. So it's not necessarily bogus, and your insurance company is very used to denying claims they think are inflated so leave it to them.
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Q: Can a passenger in a vehicle claim "pain and suffering" even if she did not receive medical attention?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Generally she won't get much. A sprained shoulder can be serious. Had you called me I would advise you, sight unseen, to wait.Follow up if you have pain even if it's only lifting certain weights or in certain planes of motion.
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