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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: No license or insurance. No police were called. Backed into someone. They took my information. What happens now?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 1, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise you best, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, no one can really say what happens next. It's in the hands of the person whose car you hit. If you were insured and the damages were substantial or there were injuries, I'd say place... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My son was using my car and it was hit while parked in front of his house. Can his insurance take the claim ?

The driver at fault has no insurance and I didn’t have insurance for uninsured drivers

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Generally, insurance is designated for a particular car. Unfortunately, it doesn't ordinarily follow the driver. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Q: How do i go about amending a personal injury suit from negligence to reckless

Me in the hywy and was arrested

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

This is something that a Rhode Island attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. Ordinarily, most state civil procedure codes contain provisions for amending a complaint (if this is a state court-based claim, which most motor vehicle accidents involving parties from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Nationwide insurance company revoked my License About 10 years ago I’ve been trying to get them back

Backed into A car in the park no court date no police officer I gave the guy my information I did not have insurance then I got a letter from nationwide insurance company to pay $1500 did not have it at the time and did not know where to send it to but would like to resolve this possible

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 30, 2020

If you have a TN DL, then call the TN Department of Safety, Financial Responsibility Section. Apparently you may have to get a release from Nationwide.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Is my employer liable if my car window was damaged by a ball while parked in the employee lot during my school work day?

My car was parked in the employee lot at the school where I work. After school was done for students, but I was still working, my car window was broken by students playing on the ball field next to the parking lot. My insurance covered all but my 100.00 deductible. I put in a claim through the... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 30, 2020

We are not supposed to give you specific legal advise on this site, but I would tend to agree with the insurance company.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I need to know if I can fight an accident during an unsafe change lane from another driver.

a driver stop in front of me to change lanes, when I was turning right and non traffic conditions,

when ahead it was a sign, merge to the left , another sign ahead lane end merge to the left.

she stopped without signal in a continuous traffic. I was behind the big truck turning right .

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jun 30, 2020

You're asking a classic comparative fault question. Yes, you can make a claim for your damages if you feel the other driver was at fault. But a jury may have to decide the answer to that question. The insurer may take the position that because the other driver was in front of you that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My son was borrowing my car and an uninsured driver hit the car when it was parked. Can his insurance take the claim
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general rule, insurance runs with the vehicle. Unfortunately, his insurance is likely to be limited to his vehicle. It could be worth looking into whether the incident qualifies under your policy's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I have been in a wreck last week and the airbags did not deploy. The vehicle has been deemed totaled. Is that a lawsuit?

I hydroplaned off the road and hit a concrete culvert at 45-50 mph. Single car crash, no other person was involved.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

I'm sorry your post remains open for five weeks. At this point, you could contact a Louisiana attorney to see if they would offer a free initial consult to look into the matter. If this is something that might have fallen through the cracks with air bag recalls in recent years, if nothing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Does res judicata and/or collateral estoppel apply to a small claims judgment?

If a plaintiff succeeds in small claims court and receives a judgment, can the loser (defendant) later file a lawsuit in King County Superior Court over the same matter? This involves an auto accident in which each party blames the other. The matter was heard in King County District (Small... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 28, 2020

This is something a Washington attorney should advise on, as it involves state court practices. But your question remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter, it's unlikely that a suit would be filed against you if the matter stems from the same claim/controversy and involves the same... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Can i sue an insurance company for not doing a full investigation on a claim?

another driver recently hit my truck and I filed a claim with their insurance company. They denied the claim without asking for photos of the accident that I believe clearly shows who is at fault. They never even looked at our vehicle to see the damages. I was hit in a parking lot that has cameras... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 27, 2020

A West Virginia attorney could answer best, but you await a response for three weeks. As a general matter, the insurance company of the other vehicle does not owe you a duty to protect your interests. They need to worry about protecting their insured. You could contact a West Virginia attorney to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Live in PA, got in a minor accident 05/03. Received a citation on 6/27. Shouldn’t I have gotten it at the accident?

The cop unfortunately only recorded the other persons part of the story, and seemed to only believe her so I was found at fault (he didn’t witness this crash.) I was given the report at the accident, so why not a citation? Was not told of a citation.

Mark Scoblionko
Mark Scoblionko answered on Jun 27, 2020

Not unusual for a summons to be served later.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: My gf was going to make a right at a stop light as u get in the right lane theres a gas station drive where a truck pull

Out in front of her totally his fault but cop said it was partially hers becsuse the white line starts at the edge of the drive makes no sense u have to get over to the right but now gettting sued for 9 grand and possibly keeping her license if we dont pay is any of this legal or correct it all... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 22, 2020

One would have to view the accident report to make a determination.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hello I’m looking for a lawyer to help me do settlement or sue this person that caused the car accident.. I cannot

Afford a lawyer.. I’m a single mom and this guy hit my car last year on March 23, 2019.. he has no insurance and the police gave him 3 tickets and my car wasn’t even two years old it was new was at total loss... my insurance paid some for the car and I had a gap to cover paying the car and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise you best, but your post remains open for four days - and the wording of your post suggests you are losing valuable time because you aren't clear on how attorneys handle car accident cases. This is because you say, "I cannot afford a lawyer." Attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: hello, I have a few questions

I was in a accident and im try to sue for car damage, medical bills and pain and suffering

Rishona Peace
Rishona Peace answered on Jun 20, 2020

We would need more information such as whether the other party has assumed fault, whether any citations were issued and to whom, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: what can i do when i am getting chased on the street for my life get bearspray once then get hit by car and then get
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 19, 2020

Some additional facts would be helpful to determine the context of everything. If you are being blamed for causing an accident, being chased with the fear of being sprayed would be an issue your attorney would raise in your defense. If you are the one claiming injuries, and the state of panic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: Can my assets be brought into a previous lawsuit if we get married?

My fiancee was involved in a car accident while he was on his parents policy. One person did not settle and is now sueing. Can my assets be brought into the lawsuit once we get married in November 2020?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 19, 2020

A party's assets are not an issue in such a lawsuit unless and until a money judgment is entered against the party, and then it's an issue only if there is no or too little insurance coverage to protect the party - for example, if a judgment for $50K is entered against the defendant, who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Iowa on
Q: An uninsured 17 year old motorist hit my car and caused $1,000 damage. Do I sue the child or the parent?

The car is registered to the child. They verbally agreed to pay to have my repairs made but I sent copies of the invoices and they won’t pay. I have a copy of the police report and a witness stating it was the kid’s fault. She also fled the scene but I caught up to her and called the police.... Read more »

Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Stephen Douglas Lombardi answered on Jun 19, 2020

You file an accident report with the Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Division explaining there was an collision and explaining why, factually, the other driver was at fault. If they agree with you, then the IA-DOT contacts her and if she does not pay for your damages they take away her driver's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Grandson involved in car accident other driver no insurance. His 1969 VW Squareback totaled Can he sue for car damages?

Lady pulled out in front of him.grandson and great grand kids OK.She had no insurance. His insurance Progressive is offering him $4500 for his classic car that's worth way more than that. They gave him $2000 for lost work and injuries and $750 for each child. they are low balling him on car.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jun 18, 2020

You say that he processed an uninsured motorist claim (called a UM claim) with his own carrier so he's done. He did that INSTEAD of suing the at-fault driver. When you pursue a UM claim, you give YOUR insurance the right to sue in your stead and they will do so. If you do not agree with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Hello , I was driving down a state street in Massachusetts and a street light fell onto my car and totaled it (windy)

My insurance company said it was totaled so I had to purchase a new car . I was not hurt but wondering if there’s anything I could sue for ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 17, 2020

A Massachusetts attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general premise of insurance law, if a claimant is indemnified for a loss by the carrier, they aren't generally able to seek money for those very same damages elsewhere. But that is a simplified... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: A guy hit my car, we chose to settle private..PLEASE READ (Evidence)

A guy hit The side of my car this morning we pulled over and he asked me cash or insurance I told him we can settle it private. we exchanged information and I took video of the whole thing including him saying his name and exactly how he hit me on video. If he chooses not to respond how do I go... Read more »

David Tapalian
David Tapalian answered on Jun 17, 2020

It’s always best practices to contact the police. Especially if this accident was not your fault, it’s always best to go through the other person’s auto insurance. I’ve seen time and again how handling it “private” backfires. If you are concerned you should file a police report.

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