Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: as a victim of a rear-end collision with very little physical damage. is 8 thousand a reasonable compensation?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
William John Light's answer
You won't get $8k without a fight. You will need a statement from your doctor diagnosing your loss of balance, attributing it to the collision and giving you a prognosis for recovery. Even then, you may need to sue the other driver in Small Claims court. An attorney may have better luck. Unrepresented parties are not taken as seriously.
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Q: We were leaving our house, notice to cars sitting on the road, at the end of our driveway talking. We got in the car my

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Maybe. Have you notified your insurance company?
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Q: Is it against Arkansas law to leave a engine running car unattended ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
Yes. 27-51-1306. Unattended motor vehicles.

No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, and removing the key, or, when standing upon any perceptible grade, without effectively setting the brake and turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway.
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Q: Is it against Arkansas law to leave a engine running car unattended ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
Yes. See 27-51-1306. Unattended motor vehicles.
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Q: Can I sue the parents of a teenage boy for my injuries resulting in a car accident that was his fault in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If they offer limits that is it unless they have an umbrella. Next up would be any underinsured you have. But if you have had medical care you may have subrogation claims & I suggest you contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice who has handled crashworthiness claims as you may also have a claim against the manufacturers. They give free consults.
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Q: I am trying to find info. on a class action lawsuit vs. Ford Motor Company re. unintended acceleration filed in 2015.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Lemon Law on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact the center for Auto Safety in Washington DC.
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Q: My cat ran out of the house when the door was opened. She was hit by a car and the driver drove away in PA. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Not unless you can show he was careless in his driving, in which case you can recover the market value of the cat. Your husband knew what the cat would do and let him escape--it's not some driver's fault.
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Q: husband died,wreck caused byhim having a heartatac but he died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from ins

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
See my answer to the other question.
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Q: husband died in car wreck ,had heartattack but died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from my car ins.co

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If someone else was at fault contact a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Your insurance may pay lost wages, medical bills, etc.
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Q: i am not sure what type of lawyer i need because no one will listen to my situation i do not mind paying for live chat

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You need a lawyer who handles contracts because you need to be sure you are covered and have the appropriate documents.
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Q: Hi, I have an automobile accident question...

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
First you may have a counter claim. Talk to a member of the Ga.Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
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Q: I was in a car accident in 2015, got a settlement in 2017, 2018 my injuries have worsen. I will be having back surgery

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Unlikely because chances are you signed a release. Do you have an underinsured claim? Why not ask the lawyer who represented you.
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Q: Can you use traffic camera footage to show who was at fault in an accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You bet! But you have to make sure to request they save the image and give you a copy, do that ASAP as images get removed after 48 -72 hours in most places because of storage capacity.Go in person.
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Q: Reserved a uhaul online.My fiance picked it up, contract in my name.he hit parked car. Will safeplus insurance cover us?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Your position is he picked it up, probably gave his license, he is the person they allowed to drive, they cover. To cover all bases, you and he should notify your companies as secondarily liable.
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Q: a car hit me from behind , I have a ticket for driving with expired license but the paper had aunts name on it and info

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Was your license expired? Then pay the fine and get a new license. Other guy is still at fault if they hit you from behind. If you were hurt contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: My husband owes $6,000 due to a fender bender in Washington State. How do I start a payment plan to get that paid back?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Collections and Small Claims for Iowa on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Did he have insurance? If so that should cover it. You need to talk to someone who hanldles suspensions to see what his options are.
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Q: I got a ticket for failure to show due care, but I didn't cause damage to any vehicle but my own. Why?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Possibly. You may want to have an attorney or at least consult one so your rates don't go up. If you were hurt you may have an uninsured motorist claim and would be well advised to consult a member of the Tenn Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: I was hit extremely hard from the side and was cited a tic for $30, went by ambulance to ER and didn’t give statement.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Don't give statments until you talk to a lawyer.Call a member of the Va Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

If you failed to yield you can be given a ticket.

Generally as she was contributorily at fault you can argue to your company she should have a proportional reduction in what she gets.

You paid cash and didn't check to see if it was covered for collision? Sorry, that's likely on you.
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Q: Hello, I hope you can help me.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
First insurance should cover the damage. Any extra, make a claim on Honda for that. Short answer is you should have turned off the car.
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Q: Hubby traded vehicle for tax services, failed to report the sale. Tax guy never reg., was involved in hit and run, left

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Collections on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You have personal property in the vehicle. You can ask the cops to tell the tow yard to stop being pirates and let you have the tax materials. They are given a license to charge outrageous amounts (legally) for towing and storage. Holding on to your tax information is bogus. If Cops won't help, call the DA, call your local legislators, call the newspaper--and ask for an extension. And with all due respect to tax servicers, use a CPA.
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