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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: If my bro accidentally hit my neighbor parked car an already paid the Damages does he still have to give him money?

My bro one day was running late for work an go in his truck an when he went to go he accidentally had it in reverse an hit the other truck. The neighbor wasn't mad he just wanted him to fix the damages an that's what my bro did an now he saying he still owes 6-700 more dollars

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 2, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This might be a tough one because it looks like things were more or less done over a handshake, and repairs seem to have been done outside a shop. Ordinarily when insurance carriers process these PD claims, they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I need to speak to a lawyer regarding an accident with property damage and the officer felt I was under the influence.

There was property damage and no injuries. The officer did field sobriety which I believe I passed, but I was transported to a station where I was given a blood test. I was not given those results but was issued a citation for suspected DUI. Since that time I have not been able to speak to the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 2, 2021

contact a good DUI lawyer in your area.....i only handle the greater palm springs area.

the officer sites you to court on a date on the bottom of the citation.

it is NOT like a traffic ticket. It is a Misdemeanor and is criminal.

Blood tests take a long time to get...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: I accidentally let go of the brake in my car causing it to hit the gate of the parking structure, is that a hit and run?

The manager & owner of the apartment complex want to call the police and say it is a hit & run. I offered to pay for the repair, but they don't want to do it that way. What should I do?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 2, 2021

if while driving your car you cause damage you have to leave word on how to contact you.

Yes, technically it is a Hit and Run.

i assume your position is that you didn't see any damage and would not have known who to contact.......unlike hitting a car and leaving a note for the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: boyfriend took car without permission and did a hit and run on someone else’s car. Everything is in my name. What to do?

He doesn’t want me to tell on him but I feel like I’m going to be responsible for his mess. He hit a car and left the scene. While I was sleeping. The police towed it and I never heard anything. Now I’m out of a car. What should I do? I don’t want to get him in trouble and gets mad if I... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 2, 2021

Please consider the following:

1.) I have never counseled a client to lie and I am not telling you to lie. That said, you need to understand that if you tell the police that your boyfriend took your car, without your permission, you are telling your insurance company that they are not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: When requesting a motion to appear telephonically do I need to state the reasons why I would rather appear virtually?

The court is in Florida and I live in Georgia. Do I need to put in the motion a reason such as distance or can I just request to appear virtually and leave it at that?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 2, 2021

Yes, of course you should give your reasons. It is up to the judge, and if you don't give your reasons it is more likely that the motion will be denied.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: NYS- Do I have to settle a liability claim in 3 years or I lose my rights? (struck by car in a crosswalk while on a bike

I was technically at fault due to being on a bike. Woman driving the car was messing with radio making a left hand turn. Insurance adjustor is pressuring me to settle tonight or I'll get nothing because tomorrow is 3 years.

Follow-up questions: Police report places blame on me... Read more »

Charles Edward Green
Charles Edward Green answered on Jul 31, 2021

I should have added, being on a bike does NOT “make you technically at fault”. A vehicle making a left turn is required to yield right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists. I have no idea how the accident happened, but that too is something to discuss with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was driving someone else's car and another vehicle hit me behind
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 31, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There was not a question included in the post, but you might be wondering about your rights here? I hope you weren't injured, but if you were, you could reach out to attorneys to discuss in greater detail. Most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Will i go to jail if i pass a crosswalk sign that told me to stop when the traffic light told the car to go?

I wanted to know if i would go to jail if the crosswalk sign said to stop and i passed but the traffic light told the car to go almost hitting me. I dont know if this makes any sense...

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2021

No one goes to jail for most traffic offenses (other than leaving the scene or reckless driving in some states).

If someone is in the crosswalk traffic has to stop. If no one is in it and traffic has a green light they may proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: I backed into a little tow cart with my car.

I backed into a little tow cart with my car and I did involve my car insurance to make a claim but I want them to cancel my policy and let me pay out pocket for the property damages: so I was wondering how I should go about doing that?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 30, 2021

you can pay out of pocket without canceling your policy. If your policy is canceled it doesn't wipe away the fact you had a claim.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I was issued a hit and run citation. I didn’t realize I hit the other vehicle in a parking lot. What should I do next?

I am prepared to repair the damage but I really had no idea it made contact. I knew I was close but didn’t tell or hear any contact. My car had a light scratch only. The other has a plastic 1/4 panel that will need to be painted and dent removed. I have no criminal or traffic infractions on my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 29, 2021

Only a North Carolina attorney could advise here, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you haven't already done so at this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss handling of the matter (while at the same time looking into arrangements to cover the property... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Florida Does a left turning car with the green arrow have the legal right of way over a right turning car?

Maybe It's a misconception on my part. As far as I've learned, in the state of Florida, a green arrow gives right-of-way for left turns, but it does not give them the right-of-way to make a U-turn.

I could be wrong here, so that's why I'm asking someone more qualified to answer.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 28, 2021

That's easy - just look at the traffic signals statute, Fla. Statutes Sec. 316.075, at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.075.html Regarding green arrows, it states: Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was rear ended in company car while working. I am suing the trucking company that hit me. Should I sue Work Comp too.

The Attorney I hired for the personal injury, referred me to a workers comp attorney as well. I have reached MMI after a lumbar fusion but I still have a pinched nerve in my neck from whiplash that causes complications . My comp attorney is acting like I should just take what WC offers and has not... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 27, 2021

MMI is a bogus concept invented by insurance companies. Be guided by what the injury attorney has to say. It sounds like you have signficant issues, and fusions are never mmi as the person can develop pain and other issues as the fusion puts more strain on the discs above and below the point of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I was in a car accident i was the only car involved there was no property damage I own my vehicle however I do not have

A license my vehicle was registered but I did not have insurance how much trouble am I in I go to court in the morning

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 27, 2021

If it is a first offense no insurance and you get a six month paid policy, you will likely get a fine and some probated time.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: How many cars can legally be overtaken
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. As a general matter nationwide, statutes do not generally include any particular figure for cars overtaken. Most statutes pertaining to left lane violations tend to be phrased "a" vehicle or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hello I’m a commercial class a with endorcements today at 10:30am I was in lane 1 right to left traffic

Traffic came to complete stop I had my truck in neutral and left about one car space in front off me so wen traffic started to roll I put it in second gear to take off as I let go off the clutch about 2-3 miles per houre I felt like I pushed something so I stoped from going forward I don’t know... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 26, 2021

you are likely to be presumed to have a duty to not move forward until you know that no one is in front of you. If you hit someone in front of you, you will be presumed to be at fault.

there are lawyers who specialize in tickets that I have worked with.............it would be worth the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I finally got a court date for a small claims case. Would I be able to request to appear virtually? I'm the plaintiff.

I live in Atlanta. The case is in Orlando.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 26, 2021

You can certainly request it, but to find out whether the judge would consider it, call the judge's judicial assistant and ask him/her. You might be required to file a motion to make that request and to set your motion for a telephonic hearing. Or you might be told, "no, you filed suit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have a car with insurance but my brother drove my car with a revoked license. I was not aware. Will I be covered?

He drove my car while I was out of the country. Just waiting for my insurance to call back.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jul 26, 2021

It depends on your carrier. Your insurance only covers "licensed drivers." Given that his license was revoked, your brother was NOT a licensed driver. Any carrier could use such an opportunity to legitimately deny a claim. That you were unaware is irrelevant unless he stole the car.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: 39:4-129 Action in case of accident. insurance was notified immediately after the accident. is this still offence
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2021

Yes, the statute you cited requires you to notify the police. The fact that you notified your insurance company is not considered in regards to a violation of this statute. If you are charged with this offense, I suggest that you hire a good lawyer as you're looking at the possibility of jail... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Utah on
Q: I was turning and was hit. Think the lady was speeding through light is it possible to get traffic cam footage

I then found out that my I insurance had lapsed. I had no clue my husband first all that. I had insurance the next day. I believe that both parties involved are at fault . I shouldn’t have assumed she was going to be going as fast as she was. It’s kinda a blur but I remember the light was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

A Utah attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope everyone is okay here. You put a number of issues on the table. In terms of fault, a Utah attorney familiar with the state's vehicle and traffic law AND the signage/traffic... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I have a ticket with two codes 154-400 and 32-865 when this accident happened I was vigilance I totally blacked

Second the no insurance I wasn’t aware that my insurance company dropped me until the accident happened and that’s when I was informed my insurance was dropped two days prior to the accident but I wasn’t aware until that day

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 25, 2021

If you get sued, you need to hire a defense attorney.

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