Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New York on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Burn a copy of the footage. Send it to the insurance company. If they don’t pay, sue them. Then forward a complaint to IAD that the cops falsified the report
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Q: Who has right of way in intersection?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Typically who ever gets to their respective stop sign first has the right of way. However, in the scenario you describe, right of way is likely moot because if the two cars execute their indicated turns properly there should be no contact even if the cars start at the same time.
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Q: I was hit by an uninsured and unlicensed driver in Oregon. Now I have a car that is totaled.Where to start?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You should start with your own insurance policy to see if you have coverage for the damage to your vehicle. If you were injured, your insurance will immediately pay Personal Injury Protection benefits, usually medical expenses of up to $15,000 and lost wages of up to $3,000 per month. Additionally, you will have uninsured motorists coverage that will eventually provide additional compensation to you for your injuries.
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Q: I was drunk asked my friend to drive and he wrecked my car. I only have liability can I take him to small claims and win

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

If you willingly got into the car with him knowing he was drunk, that is a problem for your claim. If he did not get a DWI, you are likely to win that case. There is no question he is at fault for the crash.
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Q: If I get a ticket in one car and trade that car in do I still goto Court for the ticket/tickets

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Are these parking tickets? Either way, selling a car does not get you out of tickets.
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Q: what is the penalty or punishment for a permit holder to drive a vehicle without authorization?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

What kind of permit are we talking about?
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Q: I was involved im a car accident over the weekend

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Listen to your doctors and listen to your body. The way to maximize the value of your personal injury case is to pretend like you do not have a personal injury case.
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Q: Whose responsible for my car expense in the junk yard , me or the other drive that hit me

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Up to a point the other driver. However if you were hurt why not get a consult from a member of the Colo Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

Problem is if things drag out the other company will claim you should "mitigate" your damages. Its usually a crock but it takes a while to explain, so get a free consult and have someone explain that to you.
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Q: What to expect for an Examination under Oath?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

They will try to get him to say he torched it--which is dumb because replacement costs more. Contact a member of the Ks Assn for Justice who handles "bad faith" claims --they give free consults.
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Q: The place I got my treatment for my car accident asked me to fill out a doctor's Lien does that meant the old ones no go

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You want to look at the wording carefully--show it to a lawyer. He should insert a "reasonable" into the charges, and watch out if your state limits what can be charged in car crash cases. Finally, check the dr. out--if you think they overcharge maybe it's time to go elsewhere.
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Q: who has right of way when there are two lanes turning left onto a freeway on ramp with green arrows

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

A lot depends on who is where at what time. They shouldn't have two streams of traffic headed for the same area without a yields sign. With no sign see if your state has a law as to who yields to whom at an unsigned intersection. Suggest you ask your AAA office if they have a traffic safety person you can ask. Or ask the staties.
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Q: I had a car accident, I got a ticket and I have a court date.What can I do in order to not get the bad points?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Not knowing what it was for, hard to say. For starters be neat in appearance. Slacks, collared shirt, haircut if a man, no facial jewlery, no major tats showing, no hoodie saying "yes sir " and "yes m'am" are good starts.

Why not consult someone who handles tickets in that county?
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Q: Have money in a trust at a lawyer's office, can't get any one to return calls or emails. What is the next step?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

First, get a note from the insurance company that no money is owed.

Then contact the attorney complaints office of your county bar association.
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Q: If we get married am I going to be liable for an accident caused by my fiancé in 2001? Will they come after me?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

As long as you do not comingle any assets (meaning have nothing in any joint accounts) then you should be fine. If there is a judgment against him for 800,000, and he has other debts, and no assets, he MIGHT benefit from bankruptcy.
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Q: I️ was in a car accident where someone hit me from behind and fled the scene

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

On the facts you state likely no. If you do not have uninsured motorist coverage you are stuck without the ability to get compensation. You should consult with a personal injury attorney in your area to see if there is coverage from another source.

You can use your health insurance to pay or assist paying the medical bills if you do not have insurance.
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Q: Do parents have to pay medical bills for accidents that happened as a minor?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Your boyfriend may be able to still make his own claim against the driver that caused the collision, but, that means the insurance company would then sue his father to recoup the settlement that he entered into on your boyfriend’s behalf. It’s not guaranteed that he may have this option available to him as there are numerous factors to consider.

Talk to an attorney who may be able to give your boyfriend a better idea about his options.

Good luck.
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Q: Is the owner of an insured vehicle involved in an accident in Indiana, which he loaned to a friend, liable for damages

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

The simple answer is YES, generally through his or her insurance.
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Q: I HAVE UNINSURED, UNDERINSURED AND MEDICAL ON MY INS. MY 16 YR OLD SHOT CAUSING ACCIDENT. WILL MEDICAL BE COVERED?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Provided that your son was a "licensed driver," it should be covered to the policy limits. This is an unusual claim.
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Q: We were in an accident. The other driver was at fault and ticketed. Neither party had insurance. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

You absolutely CAN sue them. As long as you advised the Indiana BMV, even without suit, their license will be suspended until they enter into a repayment agreement.
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Q: What is the ticket for driving a car after the airbags have been imploded

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Depends on the officer but could be for failure to maintain equipment.
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