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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Do I suppose to receive any money from a car accident I was in even though I wasn't hurt
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2019

A Tennessee attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. If you were not hurt, you do not receive money. That's the simple answer. If you were not hurt but were driving your vehicle, and the other vehicle was liable, you could have the right to bring a claim for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My daughter was in an accident. The other driver was ticketed for not yielding. My daughter did not have a license.

Or insurance. Does the other drivers insurance still cover my daughter's car?

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Oct 15, 2019

I hope your daughter is doing OK. As long as it was determined that the other driver was liable for the accident, it should cover the vehicle. The insurance may try to fight you on this due to her being an unlicensed driver, but as long as that did not cause the collision, it should be... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: underinsured motorist claim in CA, at fault paid and WC resolved. Do I need to protect the statute?

Auto ax, at fault paid, WC settled and now trying to settle underinsured motorist claim. I researched at it appears that ins just needs “reasonable” time to resolve. Do I need to request arbitration or allow “reasonable” time to pass and settle?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 14, 2019

Make your arbitration demand when you have proof that you have exhausted the liability limits of the at fault driver. You can negotiate later. There are requirements to fulfull when making a demand for UIM arbitration. See Insurance Code section 11580.2, or hire an attorney. Given your injuries, I... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can we sue hoa for neglecting to enforce rules if they ignore our safety and tell neighbor, we get gunshot dmg

We asked hoa to enforce the rules 4 times, each time asking them not to disclose that a neighbor complained, would give me up as source. I spoke to the neighbors twice before about parking in fire line/street where signs are posted no parking, called the police once, the towing company twice, and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

A LAWYER WOULD WANT TO SEE THE PAPERWORK SHOWING WHAT THE HOA RULES ARE.

ANYONE CAN SUE FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME.......THE ISSUE IS WOULD YOU WIN...........AND A LAWYER

WOULD NOT TAKE THE CASE ON A CONTINGENCY...........THUS YOU WOULD HAVE TO PAY A LAWYER...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Virginia on
Q: Rear ended the other car backing up while parking and his insurance claims that both are responsible for damages. Why?

I was recently involved in a Car accident at the University drive way where the other car backing up while parking on my way of lane. We shared our insurance info right after - no police involved. His rear end and mine front driver end, but his insurance company claims that in VA if both vehicles... Read more »

Jay Braddock Jackson
Jay Braddock Jackson answered on Oct 14, 2019

I do not know which insurance company it is with which you are dealing, but their explanation of the liability is inadequate at best. Virginia is a contributory negligence state, which means that you have a claim against the other driver if you have not contributed to the fault in the accident in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was in an auto accident that I am at fault, I have to sign an affidavit from the other party should I sign?

The affidavit is requiring me to give my personal details like my financial records, bank statements etc and I am scared to sign it. Will it give me a problem if I refuse to sign?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2019

Your insurance carrier has likely assigned an attorney to your defense. It would be advisable to have an attorney review anything that the other side is asking you to sign. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: How do I go about filing an artribation so that liability can be determined?

August 8-I was in an accident. The FR 10 form and Traffic Collisiom Report put the other party at fault

August 20- Other party agreed to pay for damages out of his pocket to avoid it going on his insurance (This is a conversation between the other party, the insurance agent and myself)... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2019

A South Carolina attorney would be best suited to answer your question, but it remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, standard motor vehicle forms (depending on the jurisdiction - it's not a sure bet) sometimes contain information on their reverse sides on how to file for arbitration... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: what kind of attorney do I contact in Indiana to sue an uninsured driver? My insurance is not involved

I was hit yesterday by an uninsured motorist who was driving his girlfriends car, which was also uninsured. I do have full coverage, however the day that I got hit, I had literally just reinstated my insurance like not even an hour before (I was in another state for 5 months and didn’t need it).... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Oct 12, 2019

Assuming the accident was NOT your fault, you do NOT need an attorney, UNLESS YOU WERE INJURED. If you were injured, contact a personal injury attorney. They will file a UM claim against YOUR carrier. If you reinstated your insurance at 11:59 and then had an accident at noon, you are still... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I hit a pedestrian in the parking lot of a grocery store.

I parked but didn't exchange info. Then I left and came back 10 minutes later, but the person was gone. I think they have the license plates, but they weren't hurt from what I could see, I was driving very slow. What should I do now? This happened Thursday October 10, two days ago. I live in Los... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 12, 2019

more info needed.

i am in Palm Desert. I would suggest contacting a criminal lawyer in the community in which you live and who practices in the court your case would go to.

hopefully one with the connections to inquire quietly with the DA, about the matter.

clearly a hit and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: how long do I have to file a claim with a former employer for an auto accident I was in while working with them
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 9, 2019

More information is needed but generally you have two years but that would also depend on who your employer is so speak to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Q: I had an accident. Nobody was hurt. My car and his car were slightly damaged to my bumper and to his wheel.

No witness, no proof to prove someone's fault. We said, "we are OK, no one hurt, just small damage". However to repair his car (I don't need to repair my car) he said he was going to call his insurance company that day later or tomorrow, and so did I. After one day leaving the scene, I reported... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Oct 8, 2019

Your statement is really vague. You can at least tell your insurance adjuster what you know (ie the street you were on, the direction you were driving, what lane you were in, when you first notice the other car, etc) and let the two adjusters figure it out. They will consider stuff like whether... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: how to handle a vehicle claim with homeowners insurance involved

i was recently re-ended and also a tree of my neighbors fell into my drive and also damaged my vehicle and now i am getting the run around from 3 insurance companies and need advice on how to handle this

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 8, 2019

This is something that an Illinois attorney would be best suited to advise you on, but your question remains open for three weeks. There is not really a step-by-step instruction for this situation, based on the brief facts at hand. It sounds like it could turn out to be a complex case because... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: does legal aid help with auto insurance claims?

I was involved in car accident where someone hit me in a parking lot. Auto insurance of the insured only wants to pay 70% of this claim, This accident is not my fault.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 5, 2019

You could check with them, but they appear to focus their services on other areas - evictions, foreclosures, arrests, bail, deportation - situations that tend to involve hardship. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Who is at fault when someone opens their door onto oncoming traffic and an accident occurs?

I was driving down a street when out of nowhere a man opened his door and it was too late for me to respond so I struck it. I parked my car to check it out and we called the police. A few minutes later his wife comes down and the first thing she says is “is that what the noise was?” When the... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 4, 2019

You can always ask the police officer to change the police report but other than that there's not much you can do. Hiring a lawyer would cost more than what you would save.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: How to stop subrogation

I currently have a subrogation out against me. When the accident happened I was using my company’s insurance And now they don’t want to pay for.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Oct 4, 2019

I assume you mean, "How can a defend myself in a subrogation lawsuit that's been filed against me?" The answer is that you first consult, in person, an attorney who handles accident defense. You probably will have to pay a reasonable consultation fee. The attorney will go over with you the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: car accident back on 2016 since that time a settlement is pending, lawyer just giving me false hopes. Can u help me

I was a passenger, I got a herniated disk from my neck and some cuts on my arm, lawyer was referred from the insurance car owner. How can I get legal assistance on this case can I fire my actual lawyer and hire and other?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 3, 2019

yes, you can change lawyers without it costing you anything. The lawyers would split the fee.

happy to talk to you and answer your questions..............

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: If a speeding car hits another car that pulled out in front of them last minute, who is at fault?

Car "A" is speeding , lets say 70 in a 55 zone. Car B is at a 2 way stop sign and pulls out in front of Car A to cross the road right as Car A is coming up to the intersection and Car B gets t-boned..

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 2, 2019

Car B would bear most, if not all, of the fault.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: I was hit on the right side of my car by the driver coming from my right hit the right side of my car

The report says it happened on Acton Lane Acton Lane THATS false accident happened no acton lane and old Washington rd

John Mesirow
John Mesirow answered on Oct 2, 2019

You haven't provided enough information. For example, were you injured? If so, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your potential claim. Regarding the error in the police report, errors are not uncommon. Sometimes they matter, and sometimes they don't. The attorney you speak with... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: When you are a victim of hit-n-run and you I D the other car but no "injury" why is that only a misd?

Victim- good driver

Suspect- drunk driver gets away

Vehicle- total loss

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 1, 2019

Hit and run with property damage only is a misdemeanor by statute. Vehicle Code section 20002(d).

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: In a traffic accident and was at fault in TN but from GA. Told I have to go to court. Do I need/should I get attorney?

I am unfamiliar with the traffic laws of TN and have never been to court before. It was for running a stop sign. I am not being sued and neither car was totaled. Please let me know if it is required to have a lawyer. If not, why would I need to get one if it is not required for me to have one... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 30, 2019

Being liable for tort damages is one thing. But the amount of damages is another. If you were sued then hire a competent attorney to represent you, to at least lessen the amount of damages. That judgment might follow you to Georgia.

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