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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I need a lawyer that does diminished value on a vehicle
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

You might be better off starting to contact Indiana lawyers on your own, being that your post remains open for a week. This isn't really a lawyer referral service; it's only a Q & A board. If the vehicle is older, or liability is being contested, it's possible a lawyer may not be able to handle the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets on
Q: I was traveling on Interstate 87 during a snowstorm and crashed going 57. is this "speed not reasonable and prudent"

I was quoted "I was going about 60" however this was 20 mins after the crash and had no time to reflect on what was happening. realistically I was going about 57. And the snow was not removed on the road, therefore Even if i was going 55 my tires wernt touching the road

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

If you received a ticket, a good place to start might be to contact a traffic ticket attorney in the state where this occurred to discuss your options and what defenses might avail themselves to you based on the nature of the violation, speed limit, and other information. The crash you mention... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Michigan on
Q: Q: Can I be sued in the event that a leased vehicle I cosigned for Is involved in an accident?

I will be cosigning for a lease vehicle for someone who has a poor credit score.

MY name will appear on the vehicles registration with the owners. This individual will be carrying their own and only auto insurance on the vehicle.

Macomb, MI

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

Usually only the driver is sued; if you cosigned you aren't necessarily a registered owner. If you are, you need to make sure insurance is on that vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Are they responsible for that damage?

Hello

I'm a uber driver and I went to pickup a passenger where he works. It was snowing and the ground was covered. After picking him up and as were leaving I hit what seems to be a pothole and damaged my passenger front and rear wheel and tire. It was in the way and on their property. I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

There were class actions under which uber had to pay for insurance for you drivers. If you had collision, run it through that. As to their manager--his property, you can sue the company in small claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Small claims Lawsuit in CT. I have already served the defendant before but have to serve again. She moved. What to do?

I have filed a lawsuit in CT in regards to a car accident where the defendant was drunk driving. I have served her initially and she argued that I didn’t include the proof of service so the claim should be denied. The judge ordered me to re serve her and after several attempts and after hiring a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

If she was DUI, check with the DA's office victim assistance coordinator. Also why are you suing her--if you have collision, let your company do that. Also, you likley have an injury claim. Contact the office of Michael Koskoff--they give free consults. Tell him I suggested you call.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Hi i was in a car accident in Feb. 2018, n I am getting mail that I have to pay $40,000 worth of damages, do I negociate

I was really badly hurt, but officer gave me ticket I slid in ice and went to court, but was not in right state of mind when going to courts

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

It sounds like you were sued and served with papers? You really need to get your insurance involved. If you received suit papers and you don't have insurance you need to make sure you don't get a default by filing an Answer and entering your appearance "pro se." Check with the local bar association... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Land Use & Zoning for Arizona on
Q: what happens if i park in a no-parking zone and im not with the car and the police is taking pictures of my car

i parked in the desert in a no-parking zone and i left it there at night and 4 cops were taking videos and pictures of it

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

Looks like you will receive a citation. If it was a protected area could be citations on that as well. If it was an area around a military facility you may have additional charges it it was posted as a restricted area.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I received a summons for an auto accident that occurred after I sold the vehicle. Do I have to appear in court?

The vehicle was bought and the new owner took ownership. Then he got into an accident.

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Jan 20, 2020

You must not ignore the summons. Turn it over to your insurance company right away, along with a copy of the form you filled out and turned in to the Department of Motor Vehicles when you sold it. Be sure not to miss any court deadlines.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Will I go to jail for a first time no drivers liscense ticket after a car accident?

I'm already paying for an older charge, and I am not on probation

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 19, 2020

Likely not, as most people are not put in jail for tickets. That being said, as long as you are still paying towards your older charge, you should still be good to go. As to the car accident, I would encourage you to reach out to a lawyer, as you may be entitled to compensation if the other driver... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If I got a fix it citation and my vehicle wrecked and is totaled, how do I go about the fix it ticket at that point?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 18, 2020

BRING PROOF TO THE COURT THAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE THE VEHICLE AND WHAT IT WAS TOTALLED

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was rear ended and wanted to know what happens if my medical and property damages exceed the other party's insurance
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 17, 2020

easy, you can present a claim against your own UM policy IF it is larger than the D's policy.

if it is the same then be sure your lawyer does an asset check on the D and have D sign a declaration they have no other assets.

Your lawyer would negotiate with the med providers to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Is there anything I can do to get out of accident liability because new owner didn't register the vehicle I sold them.

Sold a friend a vehicle, he supposedly register it but some how only got temp plate, no insurance and got in accident, turns out vehicle still is register to me. Now the other insurance seeking liability from me since its still under my name. Friend stated he title it but never receive new title.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 16, 2020

Whatever proof you have of selling the vehicle needs to be put together now. You might have a witness or a bank deposit. You will have to defend yourself and it will not be easy. The alleged negligence of your purchaser is also an issue, as well as that of the plaintiff. Comparative... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: If my damages exceeded 80% of the car value, am I required to turn it over as a totaled car?

I was hit by another vehicle, and that person's insurance, Farmers, took 3 months to determine that their driver was at fault. In that time, I took my car into the shop, and the damages were $9,900, which was over 80% of the value of the car ($11,100). I paid for the $9,900 in repair charges out of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 16, 2020

more info needed.

did you have car ins and not turn over to them?

you can meet with a lawyer or sue in small claims for their limits.

what i have seen is if a car can be repaired for less then replacement value they will opt for the cheapest.

they are in the biz for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: We got in a very bad accident with a Semi. Semi was at fault . But my license is currently suspend due to insurance.

My license is suspended due to proof of insurance. I recently just got the car switched over to my name and haven’t got insurance yet . But the semi was at fault

Todd C. Barsumian
Todd C. Barsumian answered on Jan 16, 2020

You do not say whether or not you were injured or whether there was only property damage. However, your situation as an uninsured driver would not necessarily prohibit you from recovering damages, although it may prohibit you from recovering certain noneconomic damages. Indiana has what they call... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: What is my worst case scenario if I rent a car from Lyft using FlexDrive and get into an accident?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 15, 2020

This is far too vague to answer. One could come up with any number of scenarios in which you and all your passengers are killed. That's probably not what you are asking, but fits the description of "worst case scenarios".

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: My 16 yo was in accident. He received a citation for failure to stop. Should he plead guilty or not guilty in court
John Mesirow
John Mesirow answered on Jan 14, 2020

This was posted in the "Car Accidents" practice area. If you post it under "Traffic Tickets," you will probably get responses from attorneys in that practice area.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Involved in a crash, NO INJURIES. Driver of striking vehicle has no insurance and no license. Vehicle is insured.

5 weeks to the day, our vehicle is now being repaired. Insurance company, we feel, has been dragging their feet. The personnel have been wonderful but hands are tied by regulations, policy and what State Farm is legally obligated to do. We are encumbered to supply insurance and deposit for the... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 14, 2020

Normally the rental car company will accept your insurance and you don't have to supply extra insurance while you are driving a rental car. The deposit should be returned to you when you are done with the rental. Your insurance company will only provide what they are required to supply -which is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Is a witness subpoena delivered via first class mail (not certified mail) at the mailbox a legal subpoena?

Both me and my wife received a witness subpoena from the state of Georgia (we live in Florida approximately 350 miles away from the issuing court) for a hit and run traffic case. At the time of the accident we called 911 and a police officer arrived at the scene. We provided all the information... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 14, 2020

You could ask this question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Georgia, but the answer you would get would probably be that the subpoena was not properly served and that you therefore don't have to comply with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: got a ticket through mail when had an accident but no officers arrived. No one witnessed it. But now a warrant

How can fight this?, County also tried to charge me leaving the scene but statue of limitations played for the county and could no longer attempt to charge me. Although because it had lingered about the ticket and accident I was taken in in another city of Castle Hills in San Antonio for felony... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Jan 13, 2020

You will most likely be required to hire a lawyer to help sort that out because several issues are involved. Is the SOL still in play with respect to the citation received in the mail? If the citation is from the same incident the SOL should also apply. You should consult with a lawyer, many give... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: If I get hit in an accident and I have a claim. I get an estimate and the insurance that hit me agrees to pay but

before I get paid I get in another accident and my car gets totaled do I still get the previous check

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 13, 2020

Once a claim is settled and the claimant signs and submits the release, there should be no reason the insurer would wish to renege.

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