Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: Can I sue for damages or just my cars worth in small claims court?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

i WONDER IF YOU HAVE UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED COVERAGE. PLEASE CALL YOUR INSURANCE BROKER AND ASK HIM THAT QUESTION. IF YOU DO, THEN YOU CAN SUE YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY AND YOU CAN SUE UP TO THE LIMITS OF YOUR POLICY COVERAGE.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE U/I COVERAGE, THEN, ASSUMING YOU ARE IN CALIFORNIA, YOU CAN STILL SUE THE DEFENDANT IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT FOR YOUR TOTAL DAMAGES NOT TO EXCEED $10,000.00. YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF. YOU DO NOT NEED A LAWYER IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. BEST OF LUCK.
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Q: Help A Stopped Car Decided to Make A U Turn and Hit Me!

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

You may have passed the vehicle in an unsafe manner, and you might be found partially at fault. Have you reported this accident to your insurance and the DMV yet? You may want a lawyer to review the case, police report, and related evidence to help you through the insurance claim and negotiations with the opposing party if there are personal injury damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an...
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Q: Do you have to have a rearview mirror in the center of your vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Yes. Ark. Code Ann. § 27-37-305(a) states that every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a rearview mirror.
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Q: If a gov worker negligently caused my car accident, are they protected by sovereign immunity as well as their employer?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

The simple answer is no. Under Florida law the driver of the vehicle is liable for damages caused and also the owner of the vehicle is also liable.

I suggest that you speak with a personal injury attorney in your area regarding the case. Cases where the government, whether state or federal or sometimes even a local government is treated a little different and requires some additional steps.
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Q: I have a question. I just need to know what I can be entitled to with regard to compensation with regard to a TC

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

You can sue for actual, consequential and incidental damages caused by the defendant. If you have personal injury though, you may want to consider suing in superior court so you can also sue for pain and suffering. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I...
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Q: In Alaska, if i am being sued for tort automobile accident, how much does it usually cost for a lawyer or if i am found

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

First, you should consult with an attorney immediately. 2nd, if the insurance company paid the other driver they should have had that driver sign a release releasing you from liability. You need to find out whether that was done. The insurance company should not have settled the claim against you without requiring the other driver to sign the release releasing you from liability. You may have a claim against your fiancée's insurance company for paying the other driver without obtaining a...
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Q: If my 2 yrs old was in a car wreck and it was the other ppl fault but i think they are going to sue the ppl at fault

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

The answer to you questions depend on a variety of factors that are not provided. Since your two year old son is a minor, the check will be issued to his legal guardian. Assuming you are his legal guardian, the check should be issued to you. I would recommend asking your attorney for further clarification. If you do not have an attorney and you have not yet settled the matter, you should get an attorney immediately.
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Q: Car accident need help!

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

Do not worry. The case seems so trivial that i doubt her insurance company will get involved. However, just to be safe, write her a letter indicating your agreement to buy the paint and your commitment to paint the car. Identify the date in which you entered into the agreement and the fact that you already found and purchased the exact paint to fix her car. Finally, remind her that both of you entered into said agreement and that you did not run away from the scene of the accident. Just in...
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Q: 3rd party Auto insurance and I were about to wrap up a claim for auto accident not at fault, several yrs ago,

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

The SoL for most car accidents is 3 years from the accident. However, if a claim was filed (or potentially in negotiation), the SoL may not apply. Contact a personal injury lawyer for a specific review of your case.
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Q: 1 uninsured/under insures policy for house hold. Fiance gets killed insurance check went to his next of kin. Huh?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

I am not sure what exactly you mean. You can resubmit your question. Are asking if an unmarried party can receive life insurance proceeds?

If so, the answer is it depends. If a will was created and/or the unmarried partner was listed as a beneficiary, then the some or all of the award should go to the unmarried partner. If there was no will and/or the unmarried party was not listed as the beneficiary, then the award should go to the next closest relative(s).
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Q: I live in RhodeIsland. I was driving unregistered and uninsured. It belonged to a family member. My car is now legal

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

Bring that evidence with your to court. You may still have to pay some fines . . . but proof of resolving the problems can't hurt.
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Q: What can we do if car was rear ended and both parties have same insurance

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oregon on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

The easiest thing is to use your boyfriend's full coverage for the car and pay the deductible. Then his insurance company will fight with the other driver's insurance and determine who is at fault. If the other driver is at fault they will usually get the deductible and reimburse your boyfriend for what he paid. The legal cost to hire an attorney and fight this would be more than the deductible. (Usually the driver that hits someone from behind is at fault for failing to leave enough room...
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Q: I got into an car accident and the other driver(at fault) insurance is avoiding me. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

This is unfortunately a common occurrence that must be rectified by consulting with an experienced attorney. Did you sustain injuries as a result of the accident? If so, seek medical attention immediately. Next, consult with a personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will demand answers and will assist you in all aspects of the recovery process. In addition, many of us offer free consultations and will take your case on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you...
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Q: I got into an car accident and the other driver(at fault) insurance is avoiding me. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

This is unfortunately a common occurrence that must be rectified by consulting with an experienced attorney. Did you sustain injuries as a result of the accident? If so, seek medical attention immediately. Next, consult with a personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will demand answers and will assist you in all aspects of the recovery process. In addition, many of us offer free consultations and will take your case on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you...
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Q: What types of things can I receive compensation for in a car accident lawsuit?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

If you sustained a bodily injury in a car accident you are entitled to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages would include things like medical bills, lost wages, car rental, and any out-of-pocket expenses. Non-economic damages include things like distress, discomfort, inconvenience, pain, anguish and the like. If your vehicle was damaged, you are entitled to the cost of repair and potentially a loss of value. If you've been injured in an automobile accident, it's always...
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Q: I was in a car accident . his insurance said they wanted my physical therapy &doc.records submitted & I did . they said

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

You may want to consider filing a lawsuit prior to the statute of limitations deadline so you can preserve your rights, otherwise you may be playing into their hands. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: I was a passenger in a car . said they were ready to settle but now they keep putting me off what should I do

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions,...
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Q: Is a lump sum personal injury settlement community property or separate property in California?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Family Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

See: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1039.htm

See: http://judgeobrien.info/books/2W330D6/obrien/40_23_3.html

This may arguably be considered community property since it's money earned arising out of your employment during the marriage. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on...
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Q: I'm being sued for insufficient liability auto in insurance for an incident back in 2013. Filed for chapter 7 2015

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Collections and Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

I believe we answered this but in case not, 1)notify whatever insurance you had back then--may be an injury case, who knows; make copies of what you were served with. A)call them b)email the claims rep c)fax claims rep YOU MUST HAVE CORRECT CLAIM No. for any correspondence, dcalls d) send them copy of suit papers certified return receipt e)make note of day to respond by. 2) get a copy of any release they got from the other person ; 3)talk to your bankruptcy attorney.
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Q: I was in a car accident December 2015 and hurt really bad almost died went through physical ther and submitted my do and

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

Contact an personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit, or you will forever be barred from bringing a claim for damages. I would be happy to speak with you.
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