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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Can an opposing party sue my family if I where to get into an accident because I have THC in my system?

I am 18 and have my medical marijuana card. I live in the state Washington. My parents claim that if I were to get into an accident since I would have THC in my system the opposing party could sue my family. Keep in mind I never drive under the influence. I am under there car insurance as well. Is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney for the most accurate state rules, in many jurisdictions, the claimant will usually go after the vehicle operator and the owner. Those two parties are generally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I was uninsured and involved in an accident that wasn’t my fault. Do I have a claim ? My car has damage

And I have

Whiplash

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols answered on Oct 19, 2021

You would have a claim against the at-fault party assuming they had liability coverage. You need an experience SC car wreck attorney to assist you in dealing with the insurance company. They are not your friend and will work to nickle and dime you so that you don't receive fair compensation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hello, I was in a car accident where I was not at fault. The one that caused the accident had no insurance or driver li

My insurance only wants to give me $3500 because I did not have full coverage. Is there a way to get more? I have to cover the costs for the towing company & to get my vehicle out. Is there a way to sue the other vehicle? I am emotionally & mentally stressed out, especially since I am a 20... Read more »

Frederick J. Sette
Frederick J. Sette answered on Oct 19, 2021

you are able to pursue the other driver legally, most likely in small claims, but the odds of you satisfying any judgment is low. Depending on what type of coverage you had on your own policy you may be able to obtain a recovery for your PTSD and any other associated injuries. That is your most... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I am uninsured and was in a car accident? What type of lawyer should I contact to help me through this process?

The cop said i was at fault but I have witnesses stating it was not. I had a arrow in the left lane and the other driver blew through the red light and also didn't have her headlights on at 8:30 p.m. I didn't see her when I started to turn and she hit me.

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Oct 17, 2021

If you were injured you should speak with an injury lawyer. Not having insurance does not conclusively establish your negligence or fault. Having credible witnesses is very important.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My car was damaged at my apartment complex while parked and as a result of a comission of a crime

Could the Apartment Owners be liable for damages to my car. The Apt. Manager was informed several times in the past year of a person who was banned from Apts had been selling drugs

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be fact-specific in terms of security measures. There is no universal "yes" or "no" answer. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: how long does it usually take to handle a stolen vehicle claim?

my car was taken from home 60 days ago. august 15th. they have had my vehicle in their custody for 60 days while im paying cash daily for a car rental and they will not/have not returned my calls or emails since on or about 9/14. my insurance which is full coverage (making payments) is paid through... Read more »

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol answered on Oct 14, 2021

It depends. If the insurance company accepts the claim, and there is no dispute about the value of the vehicle, a few weeks at most.

If the insurance company suspects fraud and asks for your examination under oath, it could take several months, and the insurance company might eventually...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: I am Scottish and the accident I am claiming compensation for happened in Scotland why is the trial happening in england

I have gone through my insurance company

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2021

It could be difficult to get an accurate response here because this forum deals mainly with U.S. law. But as a general premise (governed by a nation's/state's civil procedure rules) the location for where trial takes place could be determined by location of accident, residences of... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Q: Where to find an attorney for hit and run motor vehicle accident?

Type of accident: Hit & run (documented in police report)

Driver (victim): Oregon resident

Accident location: Idaho (twenty miles from Oregon border, on westbound side of highway)

Policy: Vermont, major insurer

Coverage: Uninsured motorist

Where should... Read more »

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Oct 13, 2021

If you and the at-fault driver are residents of Oregon, then you have the option of filing suit in Oregon or Idaho. In Oregon, you would have to file suit in the county in which the at-fault driver resides or the insurer conducts business. If the insurer conducts business in ID and OR, which is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: One of the lights on my rear light assembly cracked open and the bulb is exposed. Can a cop pull me over for that?

I accidentally backed into a mailbox one day. Luckily the mailbox wasn't damaged, but the rear blinker light on the passenger side of the vehicle cracked open and the bulb was shattered. Even if I put a new bulb in, the bulb itself will be exposed and visible. If a police officer sees this,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Probably, because in many places, that could prevent passing safety inspection. For more precise state-specific standards, a local attorney would know DMV safety checklist best. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: I am in FL and a drunk driver(insured)hit my parked uninsured car. Who pays to get it fixed? He was arrested on DUI

He has insurance I do not. I was not driving the vehicle. I was out of town and he hit it and tried to drive off. Was later arrested under a DUI. I just want my car fixed and idk what to do or who to call.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 13, 2021

Contact his insurance company and demand that it repair or replace your car.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I ask to know the California penal code for mentally ill paitents that are injured in car accidents?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 12, 2021

more info is needed.

i don't believe it makes any difference whether you are mentally incapacitated or not.

if you are not at fault you have the same rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: If I haven’t heard anything about a automotive accident what should I do?

My boyfriend and I coown my car. This morning he got into an accident with the car which had no insurance and his license is suspended. The other driver came into contact with him going 50mph on a 35mph street but he was named at fault because he ran a red light, so far I have no been notified... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 11, 2021

Be ready to negotiate settlement with the other car's driver; you are probably liable for letting your boyfriend drive the car. And start saving for another car. Next time, please don't have a car without insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: What can happen if I was in a car accident and did not have valid registration and no insurance. But the other driver w
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. Your question may not have been completed. Until you're able to have a meaningful consult with a local attorney, in many jurisdictions nationwide, it sometimes means that remedies for pain and suffering are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was recently involved in an auto accident, I was hit by someone who ran a red light, then a few seconds later I was ht

Again. The issue is I had a witness 2 actually ,who spoke to officer but officer did not include their statement on report as he said he did. So I am being blamed for everything. I ended up with a crushed wrist,had a plate and 8 screws put in,still have a broke bone that was found while doing... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis answered on Oct 10, 2021

You need to call your own automobile liability insurance carrier. They will provide a defense for you. After you do that, you can hire a plaintiff's lawyer to assert your claims for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Need advice on insurance company trying to claim our statute of limitations ended in Indiana over an accident.

Their client was at fault, been trying to get a reasonable settlement outside of medical liens, and Selective insurance is now trying to say they don't owe us anything because we couldn't come to an agreement on what was a fair amount to resolve the issue.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Oct 9, 2021

If your accident occurred on or before 10-08-19 and you did NOT file suit on or before 10-08-21, the Statute of Limitations HAS run and you have no right to recover anything. This is yet another reason why you should have hired an experienced personal injury attorney. If the attorney missed the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Car Accidents and Legal Malpractice for Iowa on
Q: Definition of/penalties for lawyer perjury when sworn in as a witness in IA.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2021

An Iowa attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If this involves motor vehicle accident litigation, your selection of categories makes sense. However, this could also be something that an attorney who deals with criminal law/professional conduct matters could have... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: what is a 11-602 citation

girl ran a stop sign hit me and cited for 11-602A

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 8, 2021

That isn’t a violation. Probably 11-601. Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident most likely. Part of the speeding section. It’s a minor violation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I rear ended someone in a private property shopping center and I have no car insurance

I live in California I rear ended them exiting a shopping center it was considered inside the property still so cops did not file a report. The guy reported the accident to his insurance and we exchanged information.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 7, 2021

more info is needed.

you will probably have your license suspended by DMV for a year.

hopefully, the other party has a large policy and they can pursue an uninsured motorist claims against their own policy.

though that ins co would have the right subrogate against you, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: Turning across lane and hit in rear who at fault?

If a car is turning S and is stopped in the W bound lane is crossing a turn lane going E is hit in the rear who at fault?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 7, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL rule nationwide, the vehicle hitting the other in the rear bears the brunt of liability, but this is a very general response. Since liability could be governed by state-specific vehicle and traffic laws... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was involved in an accident where a man j-walked right in front of my vehicle, I was unable to avoid hitting him

He died as a result.

is it already a foregone conclusion that I will be sued, and that my Insurance policy will pay-out, and the family’s lawyer will be able to go-after whatever assets I own, even if the Sheriff’s dept. has concluded that I am not guilty of any wrong-doing?

Edward A. Smith
Edward A. Smith answered on Oct 6, 2021

Most of the time, depending on your assets and insurance, they will not go after you personally. Your insurance will likely offer up your policy limits and if the attorney for the decedent's estate does not accept that offer of limits, then they will take you to court and will need to prove... Read more »

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