Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: My lawyer doesn't want to go to trial even though this is our request.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer
It sounds like you and your attorney have very different views about what your claim is worth. The first thing to do is try to have a clam discussion with your attorney about the specific factors in your case, and why they do not think it is worth going to trial. Perhaps looking at recent jury verdicts for similar cases will help. Also, almost all personal injury attorneys offer free case evaluations. Talk to a few about your case. See if any agree with you about its value. You can change...
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Q: when you sign settlement paper how many days must you legally wait before you get the check??

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maine on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Robert D. Kreisman's answer
It depends on the law in your jurisdiction. For example, Illinois has law directly on point of your question. You should ask this question to the lawyer handling your case or an attorney in your area.
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Q: A dangerous intersection is ignored by state and local township where several accidents could have been avoided

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Probably because of money -- it takes cash to remedy such a situation, including traffic/feasibility studies, construction, etc. And the cash needed is going to take away from somewhere else in the local budget. If it's a State Route, however, PennDOT should get involved and maybe even pay for the whole thing . . . but they can be slow as molasses.

Best bet is to bring it up to your local officials. Go to council meetings and speak up. Contact PennDOT directly. Get folks to sign a...
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Q: Can i sue a cop for for taking me to get blood after a DUI crash accident when i was unconcious instead the hospital

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
No you do not have an action against the police officer.
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Q: why would a lawyer want 1,600 up front instead of taking it out of a settlement from an accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
Bill Powers' answer
Probably best to ask the lawyer. There are times when a pure contingency fee doesn't make sense.

One would have to think the lawyer gave the reasons / reasoning.

Talk to your lawyer.

bill
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Q: my girl suicidal she threw herself at the car I was charged with accident bodily injury possible death

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
First, you need a criminal defense attorney. Second, do not discuss this case on any website even this one. Don't discuss it in emails. They are subject to being taken by court order. Do not erase anything.
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Q: I have never been served papers and it's been 6 months since the case was opened. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If you had insurance just notify them of the filing and let them handle it. I would send them a note, certified return receipt.

If you get anything notify them.
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Q: My daughter (16) was in an accident and ticketed for reckless operation of a vehicle

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
I'm not sure of your question. It may be possible to work something out with the prosecutor to keep it off of her record, depending on the circumstances. Otherwise it will greatly affect your insurance premiums.
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Q: I was in a car accident, no injuries but I have a wheelchair and chair lift that was damaged. I want to make the right

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
William John Light's answer
The person who hit you is responsible, assuming s/he was at fault, but their insurer would pay on their behalf. Get estimates for repair of the lift and submit them to the insurer for the other party. However, it's usually faster to go through your own collision insurer. Your deductible will be refunded if your insurer recovers from the insurer for the other party.
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Q: I am unhappy with the insurance settlement I got from a car accident. Is there a way to appeal for more money?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Thomas Neary's answer
Hi there, sorry you are unhappy with the insurance settlement. The answer to your question depends upon what you mean when you write "insurance settlement". If this is a personal injury settlement that you agreed to and signed settlement papers, it will be argued that you are bound by the settlement and waived any right to further compensation. If you received compensation for property damage or this is an offer, then your rights are different.

I would recommend that you go over...
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Q: A car rear-ended me at a stoplight and I, in turn, hit the car in front of me. The person in the front-most car got

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Barry Zlotowicz's answer
They theoretically could but doesnt sound like you were "negligent" or at-fault for the accident.

Turn it over to your auto insurance company and don't sweat it.

If you suffered injuries or if you would like to discuss this further, I'm happy to take the time to speak with you about it.

Barry Zlotowicz

Chicago Legal Group
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Q: my daughter has a suspended licence and got in a car accident and totaled the car and the other drivers car

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You could be brought into the case on a negligent entrustment theory, and may even be criminally charged with negligent entrustment.
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Q: Hi, I got a demand for crashing a getaround car, what can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer
If you had insurance at the time, turn the claim over to them. If you did not have coverage, consult with an attorney to evaluate the claim. You can negotiate a settlement, defend the claim, or consider bankruptcy.
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Q: A guy runs a red light and T-Bone you. Can you sue his insurance company and do a personal suit against him?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Titus Thomas Nichols' answer
You will want to consult with a Personal Injury attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. Although the driver is clearly at fault, his insurance company will not want to pay you a fair compensation.
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Q: A complete stop at a subdivisiont A car approaching me with blinkers on and did not turn. I got hit and a citation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If you're stopped at a stop sign, you have the responsibility to ensure the way is clear from any other drivers having the right of way prior to proceeding into the intersection. You can't assume that someone with a turn signal on is turning at your intersection, or that he is turning at all. One option would be to make arrangements to have the citation reduced to a non-moving violation so that it doesn't appear on your driving record. If you can't do this on your own, give me a call and...
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Q: My finance had an accident yesterday and got charged with a improper right of way when she had the right of way

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Titus Thomas Nichols' answer
Your fiance will want to contact an attorney who is experienced with traffic law. Not only does she have to worry about the criminal aspect of the citation, but she should be aware of what affect a "guilty" plea will have on her insurance as well.
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Q: What is the best course of action to take when a bumper to bumper accident occurs and your car is at the back?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Jan F Hoen's answer
The injury claim will be handled by your insurance company. They will not provide you with an attorney to handle the traffic case.

Your wife can either appear and contest the charge on her own or hire counsel.
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Q: Charged with driving after cancellation and inimical to public safety but cop didn’t read rights or have lights on I was

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Jonathan Matthew Holson's answer
You didn't complete writing your question. The officer is not required to read you your rights unless he/she is going to engage in custodial interrogation. Simply issuing you a ticket or taking you to the station does not require a reading of the Miranda rights. I don't know what you are indicating about the officer not having his/her lights on.
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Q: Where do I find the Florida 627 form?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
David Hughes Harris' answer
If you are requesting insurance disclosures, there is no official form. Instead, you send a letter requesting disclosures pursuant to Florida Statute 627.4137 (here is link: http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2018/627.4137).

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627.4137 Disclosure of certain information required.—:

(1) Each insurer which does or may provide liability insurance coverage to pay all or a portion of any claim which might be made shall provide, within 30 days of the written...
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Q: Can a sheriff have a vehicle towed,in SC after car breaking down for only 45mins.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Carole Jean Hayes' answer
Unfortunately, without some kind of extenuating circumstances, they can do this as it impedes the flow of traffic. Check on your policy to see if you have towing coverage.
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