Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: If you sell a car while in the process of investigating a claim. does that negate the claim?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
It shouldn't automatically serve to invalidate the claim, but it could be a source of problems if the city/town/other defendant wants to inspect the vehicle to verify damages described in the claim. At this point, preserve whatever evidence you still have (vehicle photos, repair estimates, work orders, replacement parts lists, invoices, police report if applicable, flatbed towage invoice if applicable, etc.).

Tim Akpinar

Q: 3 car bumper to bumper accident on interstate. No traffic. I was the 3rd vehicle. Now I’m being sued. How liable am I?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
John Paul Young's answer
The first thing you need to do is take a deep breath, everything is going to be fine. Second, deliver the summons and the complaint to your liability insurance company immediately. The insurance company has a contractual obligation to defend you and to indemnify you. (This means pay any judgment that might be entered against you up to the limit of your liability coverage).

The complaint may state "permanent injury" but the the extent of the claimant's injury will be determined...

Q: My son was hit by a car when 7 i settled out of court for a secured cd account for when he turned 18

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Banking for Arizona on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
It sounds like you acted with the best of intentions in handling the award. From your description, it looks like you may have settled the case yourself. Even if an attorney was involved in handling the award under an infant comp order, it's hard to say if they would have done better with a more financially fruitful route. Only a financial or investment professional could make that call in hindsight. Whatever is done is done. Maybe the present sum could be discussed with someone at a bank to...

Q: Do you need turn signals on a motorcycle

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes, turn signals are required to pass inspection.

Q: If my injury is the result of a crash by another driver and I am injured, am I able to sue them to pay for my therapy?

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Call your insurance company and inform them of your accident. If you have the police report take it to an attorney and let him help you. Best of luck.

Q: If you settle with a tort claim (o.c g.a. subsection 9-11-67.1) can you still be suit in civil court for wrongful death?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Assuming part of the settlement was a release generally no, though it depends who was released. Get a copy of the release, talk to the lawyer the insurance company paid to represent you.

Q: My dog was hit by a car New Years Eve. He just brought the bill to us for damage to his bumper. Are we liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
See if your homeowners will pay as a casualty loss. Depending on your deductible that may not be worth it. Did you report it to the police? Many policies require it.

If the other guy sues you for the bumper it's not your fault if the dogs were set loose.

Q: I may be sued for damages resulting from a car accident. Is there a way to protect my family and safeguard our assets?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Report it to your insurance company. Before they pay anyone they will require a release so you should be protected. In many states the jointly held property is protected.

Q: Can an insurance company deny coverage if the driver was unauthorized?

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Unless her son stole it he would be authorized. Its baloney. Suggest you provide estimates for repair, file a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Depending on the nature of the denial you may have claims under

Sec. 93 A of the MGL.

Q: if pedestrian is already in unmarked crosswalk, does driver have to yield right of way (maryland)

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Lee Eidelberg's answer
Whether or not the crosswalk is "marked," a pedestrian crossing the street at a crosswalk has the right of way.

The preference the pedestrian enjoys, however, is not unlimited and does not relieve the pedestrian of the duty to use reasonable care to avoid injury. The analysis concerns whether the pedestrian described in your scenario (rather than merely the question you posed) is actually in what the law defines as a crosswalk. An unmarked crosswalk is defined as "that part of a...

Q: . The family is looking for help to get his murderer(s) brought to justice. What can we do? She also is his beneficiary

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
If a beneficiary on a life insurance policy is found guilty of murder of the insured, she/he will not receive the proceeds of the policy. You will have to talk with the DA assigned to the case regarding prosecution. Sorry for your loss.

Q: My passenger side view mirror is broken , in the state of Nc how much of a ticket would it be if I got pulled over ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You'd likely get a warning (unless you are a jerk to the stopping officer). If ticketed it'd likely be for Improper Equipment - about a $263 ticket.

Q: death due to negligence

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The car accident was the cause of her untimely death not the fact that she was in the car going to an interview.

Q: Does this apply to parking lots on private property

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Does what apply? It looks like something accidentally got left off your question.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What can any one do with Driver license photo over the mobile phone? on parking lot augment?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You should report the accident to the police, the fact that the other person copied your drivers license is not big deal in all honesty, because most of that information is a public record anyway.

Q: young lady backed into me at sonic. denies it. have film footage from sonic cameras showing accident.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
A personal injury/car accident attorney who has handled property damage claims should be able to handle this.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I was in a car wreck that totaled my car so I converted to CH 7 bankruptcy from 13 will I get any of the settlement?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
John Martin Hilla's answer
You should discuss this privately with your bankruptcy attorney. If you don't have one, you might want to seek the counsel of one in your local area as soon as possible.

Q: What are penalties for 31-26-5, accident resulting in damage to highway fixtures and 31-15-1, leaving lane of travel

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
The costs or replacing the damaged fixtures plus what the judge decides, following the statutes, after a hearing. Your own attorney is the best thing you could take with you to court for this type of scenario. (5) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

Q: In Louisiana does a lawyer get their fee before medical bills are paired ?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If that's what the contract says, then yes. If that's not what the contract says, then no. If you don't have a contract, then get a new lawyer.

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