Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: friend is out of town with my car and wont bring it back

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on May 28, 2017

If she's in an accident and doesn't have your permission to use it, you have no responsibility. You should text her, email her, write her, etc. that she no longer has permission to use your car at all, and to inform you of where it is so that you can arrange to pick it up. As for the police, you need to be persistent and ask to speak to a different detective if need be. If that doesn't work, speak to the sergeant or police chief, or contact the district attorney. If you car is stolen, law...
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Q: Can a commercial vehicle stop his truck at the end of an on ramp to a major highway? Route 78 to be exact.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Answered on May 27, 2017

To answer your question a lawyer would need to know the trucks reason for stopping.
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Q: I received a lawsuit stating that I was driving the car that crashed into another I was 60 miles away How do I proceed?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on May 26, 2017

It's great that you have insurance. Turn over the lawsuit papers to your insurance company right away. They will provide you with a lawyer and a defense.
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Q: How are they claiming injuries and no fault in a left turn accident?

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on May 26, 2017

A similar situation happened to me. California is a comparative fault state. They are going to claim that you were speeding and try to apportion some smaller percentage of fault to you to cause you to recover less money.
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Q: Need help

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Answered on May 25, 2017

I believe you are asking if someone who took another's vehicle without consent and was involved in a serious accident, would the owner of the vehicle be liable? If that is your question, then yes, the owner could certainly be held liable under certain circumstances. There is no "yes" or "no" answer to this question. The details are the most important thing but I can certainly imagine a likely scenario whereby the owner is held liable for the accident even though they were not driving and the...
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Q: Can a county become a defendant in a public nuisance action?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Answered on May 25, 2017

There may be another remedy, such as taxpayer action, but there is no private right of action for a public nuisance (with a very limited exception). The State may be able to bring such an action against a county, but not a private citizen.
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Q: Can the insurance co. pay over book val of car if they say it is total loss but its repairable?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on May 25, 2017

You need to consult with a personal injury lawyer with experience as soon as possible. A good attorney can handle all of these issues with and for you. Please feel free to contact me today as we handle these types of matters regularly and would be happy to speak with you. 203.870.6700.
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Q: If I was age 11 in a car accident. Would money be put in a trust. I am mid 30 now. Is it still available for me.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on May 25, 2017

If there was a substantial settlement while you were a minor, there should have been a hearing for court approval of the settlement. Your parents/guardians would have been notified. The court may have appointed a guardian for you.

Check with the circuit court clerk's office. That is where the funds would have been held in trust until you became an adult. They should still be there and can now be released to you.

If no settlement occurred, it is too late to make a claim now.
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Q: Dog hit by a car in California

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for California on
Answered on May 24, 2017

You can ask for vet bills. The dog is considered property and the cost to care for, or euthanize him, would be property damage. Your recovery would be diminished by comparative fault in allowing your dog off leash and into the roadway. I couldn't say by what percentage.
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Q: We loaned a van to our daughter and son-in-law in CA with the intent of giving it to them if they liked it. They have

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Not unless he was a terrible driver and you sent him off with a 5th of gin cackling "let's see who he nails.....this time!"

Hope he is well. He should get a free consult with a member of CAOC before he talks to any company. They give free consults. Heck, I'll give him the basic "who to talk to, how to frame it" information.
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Q: Can someone be charged if they got from under the steerin wheel allowed a drunk person to drive which resulted in death

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for North Carolina on
Answered on May 23, 2017

They could but Police have to charge. They can try a civil case in which case contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: What can I do if a mechanic tampers with the dash cams in my vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for South Carolina on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Did he damage them? If not just don't go there again.
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Q: What happens in a foreign country if a driver causes an accident and is criminally liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on May 23, 2017

If he commits a crime he can be arrested. He should talk to the consulate, maybe cut short that trip?
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Q: Can you get a citation mailed to you in state of PA if it wasnt issued on the spot of accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Yes and Yes.

Not sure why they didn't write it up on the spot, but if you run off the road the implication is you 1)weren't paying attention or 2)fell asleep at the wheel or 3)driving distracted or 4).......driving too fast for conditions (which is what "unsafe speed" is about).
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Q: I crashed someone i gave my insurence to the police, but the person i crashed hired a lawer what does that mean for me

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Means he has a brain--he isn't trying to do it himself. His lawyer is interested in talking to your insurance. If you are contacted tell them to deal with your insurance. That's why you have insurance.
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Q: We were in an accident in Kentucky in 2015. The at fault driver pulled out in front off us without looking.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on May 23, 2017

She's still having pain. Did she go to a doctor? Or did she make excuses. With no follow up there's no document to say she's still having pain.

No it doesn't sound good.

But I'm assuming you have an attorney. If not, she signed authorizations and the insurance company got to chat with her and now it's biting you. Why not get a free consult with a member of the Ky. Assn for Justice--they give free consults.Enough of d.i.y.!
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Q: What should someone do if they accidentally bumped into a iligaly parked cop car while pulling out of a parking space.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Apologize profusely? Give them your insurance information--but bring it to their attention.DO NOT SAY IT WAS PARKED ILLEGALLY! A cop parked it. It's an emergency vehicle. It is painted High-viz and has lights. You managed to hit a stationary object. You get more with humility than accusations.
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Q: If 4 witnesses said that I did something I didn't do, does my word even matter or will the court side with them?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Depends on their credibility and yours. Check out "My Cousin Vinnie."

Certainly, if it's a car crash and the witnesses are all sitting in the car with the other driver, that's not necessarily a win for them. However if the four people are all divinity students with deity-like truthteller written all over their sincerely beaming faces, you'd want to think about the facts hard. That's why you need to at least get a consult from an attorney.
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Q: Hello I was recently involved in an accident.. I was issued a court summons without a docket number Is this vaild!?.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on
Answered on May 23, 2017

If the summons is for the ticket there may or may not be a docket number. However you don't want to ignore it. You want to have a lawyer who handles cases before the court in the county where it happened handle it.
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Q: I got into a really bad car accident 4 days before my 18th birthday

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on May 23, 2017

If you weren't charged should be OK. However, your big issue is your insurance, which is already high, will be way higher. In fact, a company can say "third strike, you're out--find another company."
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