Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: What is the consequence if the defendant does not show up for court in a civil damage suit from an auto accident in IN?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Robert D. Kreisman's answer
The problem with an insured defendant not cooperating by refusing to attend the trial is insurance coverage. That would be risky. On the hand, the insurance company lawyer who is defending you, depending on the facts of the case, could also take the stance that admitting liability, but not the nature and extent of the alleged injury and damages may be a solid position to take in defense of the case. If an admission of liability were the course taken, then you as defendant would not be...

Q: I had my children out of wedlock fathers is on the birth certificate and also singed the. Paternity. Does he have rig

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
You may have waited too long. One of the ways to demonstrate to the court that a parent's rights should be terminated is to show that, for a period of at least six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition, there was no performance of parental duties, including contacting the child. Since he's clearly done that, you may have missed out. Also, the court usually won't terminate the parental rights unless here is a pending adoption and that is usually expected to be by a stepparent,...

Q: Can I be sued for being uninsured I had an accident on private property I hit something & a vehicle also uninsured?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Ary Avnet's answer
You can be sued for negligence for the accidents you caused in the truck. If sued, you could assert as a defense that the throttle was stuck open causing the accident but ultimately it would be up to a judge or jury to decide if you were negligent. If there was no valid insurance policy on the vehicle you were driving, and you did not carry any liability insurance at the time, then you would be personally responsible for any judgment found against you.

The eviction is a separate...

Q: I am a new lyft driver in Los Angeles and was hit by a car being chased by the lapd.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
This is the time when having good insurance pays off. You are hurt by the negligence of the driver that was being pursued by the police. submit your police report to your insurance company and if you have a good policy with Med Pay, make sure all your passengers get treated and then consult with a local attorney to help you with your case, as you may stand a better chance to recover more monies for yourself and your passengers with a lawyer representing you.

It goes without saying,...

Q: Got supervision for failing to slow accident earlier this yr. Just got a ticket 28 over. Will I get my L revoked? I’m 16

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
Yes, you absolutely need a lawyer. You have been charged with a Class B Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines not including mandatory fees and costs. This is not just a simple speeding ticket. This is a criminal offense and a conviction for such an offense will show up on background checks and cause you issues with education and employment down the road. DO NOT mess around, have your parents hire an attorney for you right now. The sooner the...

Q: Drunk driver crosses intersection on red light, hits a motorcycle teen thief on green light with stolen guitar ?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
The Boy gets arrested. The drunk driver gets arrested. The police officer probably gets suspended or simply reprimanded, depending on the circumstances. Since the boy/thief initiated the chain of events, he may have a claim against the drunk driver, but since he was committing a crime, he might be barred from collecting any damages.

Q: Failure to yield right of way while making a left turn to a car engaged in an unlawful maneuver. Is this negligence?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Bill Powers' answer
That's a bit complicated. More info into the specifics would be helpful and the best way to do that is a formal consultation with Durham County lawyer.

North Carolina is one of the few remaining states in the entire country that still has CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE. Indeed, there are several different protections against negligence claims that are for the benefit of insurance companies.

In a contributory negligence state, the plaintiff is barred from recovering if he or she...

Q: What are requirements for a malpractice suite?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Bill Powers' answer
Depends on the type of case. In North Carolina, there are VERY STRICT filing requirements and deadlines for claims of Medical Negligence.

Introduction to Rule 9(j). In 1995, the North Carolina General Assembly created Rule 9(j) of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure to require medical malpractice complaints to include an assertion that the “medical care” was reviewed by a qualified professional willing to testify that the acts or omissions fell below the standard of care....

Q: I was a victim of a hit and run, neither I or the officer got subpoenas for the court date, can I go to small claims?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Eric Todd Kirk's answer
Yes. The outcome in the traffic case has no bearing on your civil claim.

Q: What happens when there three claimants on accident in the same car

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Omid Rejali's answer
Depending on the date when the accident happened, each claimant will have 2 years from that date to make any claim that they may have. Insurance companies will not settle the claim generally until all claimant's rights have been determined or if the other claimant's specifically state that they will not be pursuing a claim.


4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
It depends on how long ago the accident happened. You, and the other two people, have two years before you have to file suit (that's when the statute of limitations expires). If the suit is fairly new, other related parties can join in as additional plaintiffs. Attorneys don't all work at the same speed. The lawyer for your daughter and boyfriend may be slower at gathering information than your lawyer. You might try to give your lawyer a nudge in order to speed things up. Good Luck.

Q: auto accident today.driving co.vehicle no proof of ins in vehicle ,am i responsible?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer
Your company likely has insurance that will handle the claim. Make sure to communicate with your supervisor, employer.

Q: Do lawyers use a measure scale for pain and suffering? For Car accident .

5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
Lawyers handling personal injury cases evaluate pain and suffering by evaluating a series of factors: How bad the accident was; how bad the injuries to the client are; how much medical attention was required; how much the total medical bills are; whether or not the accident aggravated a pre-existing injury; how long it takes for the injuries to heal; etc.

Sometimes a low-impact crash can cause serious injuries; while at other times a high impact crash can cause little to no injuries....

Q: Hi, I applied for a job and agreed to a background check. The background check results traced my hit and run incident

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
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Q: When 3 people in same car accident and one is more Sirius hurt than the other two what is the outcome of that

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Steven M. Sweat's answer
Unfortunately, insurance companies don't want to settle claims "piece meal". They want to have a settlement that includes all people making claims. I would suggest retaining a personal injury attorney if you don't have one and asking them what can be done to expedite the claim.

Q: How can I find the best brain injury lawyer? My lawyer said mild traumatic brain injury is a small case. Trial cost?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Ask friends, your doctor, your lawyer and/or you can call the California State Bar and request a referral. TBI cases are very expensive to try and the defense bar is very aggressive and love to fight to the bitter end. However, if the facts of the case show indicia of slurred speech, severe headaches, continuous dizziness, a change of personality and diminished capacity; and, if all these facts can be proven by witnesses testimony and expert evaluations, the case may prove to be a good case....

Q: Is it legal to ride your bike on the sidewalk if the lane is too narrow to share with automobiles in Clovis California?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
William John Light's answer
In Fresno, according to the municipal code § 14-1703 the only places cyclists are required to dismount and walk are the downtown business district and any street designated a walk mall.

In Clovis, it is much more black and white. Clovis Municipal Code 5.8.12 "Riding or driving on sidewalks.

No person having in his possession or control any horse, automobile, bicycle, tricycle, or other vehicle shall ride or permit the same to be run on any sidewalk in the City or in any public...

Q: I was in a car accident several months ago and my car was totaled. I thought I had full coverage on my car

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
I'm assuming it's their car. Assuming you have insurance, make a claim under the liability part of your policy--that's what it's there for. May be an exception if it is deemed a loaner.

However their insurance should cover them for the damages

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