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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: This question is the same question I asked yesterday, which tort demand claim form should have been used?

The answer given is similar to admonishments received and noted, it is too late, understood

but no attorney has ever furnished the answer I seek, have sought for three years, little wonder

it wasn't filed in a timely manner when the document to be filed is this elusive. In your... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 18, 2021

It doesn't matter what form you use, it will be rejected as untimely. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in the County in which the action is pending will likely have a form. It's probably available on their website, but your are too late.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: If my husband hurts or kills someone when driving drunk, can I be sued? He has own car and own insurance.

I have the papers for divorce. I am hoping he will get help. But he drinks and drives. Even though I have tried to get him to stop, he continues to do it. But I am scared one day he is going to hurt or possibly kill someone. If we are married, can the person or person's family sue me as... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 17, 2021

While I hope it never comes to this, however, if you live in a community property state and/or you jointly own assets, then it is possible that you could be made a part of a lawsuit seeking to seize assets in which you have an interest. Of course, before this occurs, there would have to be a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: My daughter hit someone, left a note, they haven't gotten an estimate yet. How long until I'm not responsible

I asked repeatedly to get an estimate so I can pay out of pocket

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 16, 2021

You admit that your daughter was at fault so you are never not responsible. The other driver must file suit within two years to recover if the accident happened in Indiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury on
Q: Someone might put in a personal injury claim against me but the whole incident looks staged. What can I do? Thanks
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 15, 2021

If it does happen, notify your insurance carrier and let them sort things out. They have more resources than you to investigate the crash site, evaluate collision damage to both vehicles, analyze video footage, interview witnesses, and come to a more well-informed conclusion than the average... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Driving to a two way lane is there a speed limit to them? Because someone hit my car pretty hard.

I was trying to go to the two way lane and there was a 4 way light ahead that she was trying to turn left, it was about 500 ft. Where she hit me There was traffic so I was driving slowly to the Middle Lane she was in-patient because she said she was late for work. But the cop said it was still my... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on May 13, 2021

Under GA law the person making the left turn should always yield to oncoming traffic. See if you can find a good traffic ticket attorney in your area to fight it in court. You can dispute this as officers are not always correct. Also make sure you file a claim with her insurance and tell your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents on
Q: Press charges.

I was passenger in a vehicle that was in an accident. The airbags went off and but no cops were called due to her making us leave. I have now suffered bad concussion due to this it was 3 months ago. I was not wearing a seat belt am i still able to press charges?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 13, 2021

I'm sorry about your accident. If you're talking about bringing legal action for your injuries, that's done with a claim or a lawsuit. Pressing charges is something separate, where typically the county district attorney brings criminal charges. It sounds like you are interested in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania on
Q: Personal Invoice from an Auto Insurance Company with no accident report or claim to our Insurance

11/2020, son was involved in minor parking lot auto accident- backing out of a parking space in a corner lot when a man driving a company truck cut through the lot to avoid a traffic light causing a minor collision. No damage to either vehicle because my son was in reverse and barely moving. Guy... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 13, 2021

You (and your insurance company) are responsible for damages caused in the collision only if you (in this case your son) was at fault in the collision. Additionally, the person claiming damages has the burden of proof of more likely than not to show that the damages he asserts were caused by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: A lady had a medical emergency and hit my parked car. Can I sue for property damage?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 13, 2021

Yes, you can sue (or perhaps first make a claim) against the at fault party and her insurance company for the property damages to your parked car.

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: My daughter was in an accident, 3 weeks ago, her lawyer is stating that medical costs being left open is not a thing.

My Daughter was in an accident in GA. She is currently dealing with 2 fractured discs in her back, a fractured elbow and blurry vision. Her lawyer is stating that there is a $130k pool for the 3 occupants and that medical being left open for future issues related to this " Is not a thing"... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on May 13, 2021

Your lawyer is correct. Following an accident, the insurance company will make one payment to settle your daughter's case. Out of that one payment by the insurance company, all expenses will need to be paid including attorney's fees, cases expenses, outstanding liens, medical bills, etc.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If a pedestrian was hit by a car in a parking lot and refused medical treatment at the scene can they make a claim?

The husband was the person hit by the vehicle and did not want to call police and said he was fine but his wife insisted and had the police and ambulance show up. He refused medical treatment and the ambulance left without him. Can they make an insurance claim on my insurance?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 13, 2021

Yes they can. Injuries from an auto accident sometimes become more obvious only a few days after the incident. It's not uncommon for someone to think they are fine and refuse treatment initially only to go to a doctor a day or two later. If they file a claim, your auto insurance will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: When I get a estimate on repairs for my car and I request the check be sent to me can they hold out money out

My insurance company in TN want write me the entire estimate amount to get my car fix

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 12, 2021

A South Carolina or Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the terms of the policy, and handling of the deductible if there is one. I'm not clear why they want to write the entire amount. In many instances, their property adjuster... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My girlfriend is 17 turning 18 she got into an accident and currently lives in another county if she moves before her

If she moves before her court date which county has jurisdiction?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 12, 2021

Moving does not change what Court has jurisdiction. The location of the incident determines jurisdiction along with other factors such as damages. Here is a link to a brief overview from the Ohio State Bar Association.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My landlord claims I left paint on his car. He just left it at shop for full paint job &texted cost. What do I do?

There is white paint on driver's door of his black car, which was backed into spot left of me. I have silver car with no damage on it. They dropped it off at paint shop today and texted me price to pay.

Alexander C. Safarian
Alexander C. Safarian answered on May 11, 2021

You should try to explain to him that you did not cause this damage to his car. It is always better to try to resolve these matters by talking to your landlord directly to find an amicable resolution. However, if he insists that you caused the damages, he will have to file a lawsuit against you to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: I'm New York state, what happens if someone pulls up to close too me when I'm at a red light, and I roll back into them?

I'm New York state and this is just a hypothetical: what happens if someone pulls up too close to me when I'm at a red light, and I roll back into them (I'm driving a manual car.)

Currently I have STUDENT DRIVER and ROLLBACK WARNING, STAY BACK stickers on the vehicle.

Michael Bersani
Michael Bersani answered on May 9, 2021

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Construction Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: If a construction company had a bucket above barrels in my lane an the bucket hit my mirror who's at fault

The officer's report said I misjudged distance but a vehicle was next to me an was as close over as I could get I never hit the barrel's so what's to misjudge the lane should have been closed if to narrow to pass

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 6, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could be a situation where fault is seen by a court on both sides. A Georgia attorney might be able to offer deeper insight in terms of the construction site and its practices in stacking barrels and buckets in that... Read more »

Q: If I get a flat from a pothole can I sue or have the state pay for my tire?

I hit a small, but SUPER deep pothole on a sharp corner where it was unavoidable and got a flat tire due to hitting it. Can I get the city to pay for the tire or sue for the money?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

If you can provide that the pothole was unreasonably dangerous and/or defective to a reasonable prudent person, and that the custodian of the pothole knew and or should have known of this condition, then yes. Among the first things you should do is either consult an attorney to represent you on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I lost control due to wet roads at a speed of 30 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone causing a non injury single

Vehicle accident was cited for careless operation and explication for citation could not be given by the officer even after he “investigated” it was simply told “ cause I will get in trouble if I don’t” what are my chances of fighting

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2021

Hire a traffic court lawyer. Your insurance company will provide a defense in a civil suit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Hi can my gf sit in my lap and drive at the same time if we don't do anything?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 4, 2021

Don't do it; it's a very bad idea on many levels. An Arkansas attorney could tell you about the vehicle and traffic law(s) you'd violate, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like you're a young driver, but you'd subject yourselves and others to danger,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was involved in a minor accident & I have no insurance. Will I have to go to court? They sent me an attorney lien lett
Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on May 4, 2021

The short answer is that a lawyer for the party who may claim some injury has sent you the form letter that generally kicks off such a case. I'm sure the letter asks you to report this incident to your insurer, which you don't have. Many lawyers in your situation will turn to their... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am personally getting sued for a car accident that happened on the job it names amazon and me. Am I personally liable?

I am getting sued for damages and personal suffering. The date to appear is june 4th 2021. I am no longer working for the company and the company has gone under since then. Should I appear by myself or should I contact amazons legal department and see if they can help?

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 3, 2021

The Company's insurance will defend you regardless of the fact that the Company has gone under. The police report likely has the name of the Company's insurer, and the policy number. That should be all you need to contact it and ask for it to defend you.

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