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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for California on
Q: Could you please do my opposition to motion summary judgment?

I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle and the defendant’s attorney has sent me motion of summary packets. I need to respond so I need help with that paperwork please.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 25, 2020

You are in the middle of litigation. you need to hire an attorney right now. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Rights for New Mexico on
Q: Hi what legal charges can be made if you lend someone your car and then they accidentally wreck into a building?

Also will my insurance cover damages?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2020

A New Mexico attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL premise, such situations could be characterized as negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle - every jurisdiction doesn't use the exact same term. Loosely speaking, the victim would need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Son was in a single-car accident. Should he plead guilty or go to trial? Charges: careless driving with bodily harm

My son is 18 and rolled his car after he fell asleep at the wheel. No impairment. His friend, a minor, was in the passenger seat and received very minor injuries. He was transported to the hospital (protocol for a minor) and released within hours.

My son initially pled not-guilty, and now... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2020

Only a Colorado attorney is qualified to answer your question, but it remains open for two weeks and time is of the essence. I hope both kids are okay. Don't lose further time awaiting a reply here - the Car Accidents category is more about the civil side of things in terms of injury claims -... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: How do I go about fixing my car after a hit and run?

I was involved in a hit and run about a year ago I was able to get the license plate and make a report to the police. I never followed up because I moved states and lost the documents, I’m back in Arizona now and where the damages that were caused during the hit and run are now causing my vehicle... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2020

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could try that, but issues may arise as to notice - with either carrier. The general premise, regardless of jurisdiction, is that an insurance carrier needs notice within a reasonable time to investigate claims.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: Should I settle for the 1st amount offered for an accident if I don't feel right about it?

I was rear ended as a passenger at a traffic light. I now have major back problems. There were 3 others in the vehicle but it appears I was injured the worse. Since I was not going to the doctor on a regular basis, my attorney wants me to settle for $5K in which I will only receive about $2.5K. My... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2020

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult for an attorney to advise on a file site unseen, and in particular, one where the claimant is already represented. As a general matter, it doesn't mean a great deal for an offer to be the first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Can I go to jail for a civil warrant

Car wreck no injuries

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2020

A Tennessee attorney should advise, but your question remains open for three weeks. Instead of losing time continuing to await a response, you should consider reaching out to an attorney to determine what action is required, as time may be of the essence here. Nationwide, car accidents generally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I had a very minor fender bender Involving my vehicle and a parked vehicle

I was cited for violating limitations of backing statutes but I wasn’t actually driving the vehicle ....my vehicle did not shift fully into park and minutes after I had exited it disengaged from park and jumped through neutral and into reverse....at which point my Jeep moved very slowly backwards... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It's possible the other side could raise the issue that the parking brake could have averted the minor accident. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: What are my options if my car is totaled and its not my fault
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 22, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, if you were injured, it would make sense to seek a free initial consult with an Oklahoma injury attorney. If you were not injured, then the most practical course of action could depend on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: If I hire a lawyer to defend me in a case, what do I do if the attorney has done little to nothing for me. Pdf 2000$
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 21, 2020

If you are not happy with your attorney, you should hire a new attorney. The sooner you hire another attorney, the better. Make sure to tell your potential new attorney, what issues you had with your last attorney so the same issues do not come up.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents on
Q: Statute of limitation

can the owner of the car sue me after 9 months after accident?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 20, 2020

It's possible they could. But you don't mention which state this takes place in. Regardless, 9 months would be within the statute of limitations of most any state. Nationwide, these differ from state to state. Many of the statutes of limitations run in the two-year to three-year range... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: How do I remove a commercial vehicle from my insurance? I still have title in hand because buyer has not made payments.

We had a handshake agreement for buyer(long-time friend) to pay for a commercial van. 2009 Chevy, agreement was $3500, 500/month, never paid. He was supposed to transfer plates and insurance to his name but didn't, so it is still on our commercial insurance. We do not have contact with him or... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 18, 2020

You should be able to get DOS to issue a new title certificate in the purchaser's name. Ask your County Clerk first, then call Nashville. Once issued send a copy to your agent, and try to deliver the title to the owner. Also that is probably a lease with option to purchase transaction,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Injured in a car accident as a delivery driver while at work. Was told to see WC doc now lawsuit is paying for WC costs?

Was not given option to see WC doc or my own VA doc.

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Sep 18, 2020

Hi, this is Tristan Morrison with Morrison & Hughes Law in Marietta, Georgia. When you have an on-the-job motor vehicle accident, and you get hurt, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. This is true even if you were found to be at fault for the vehicle wreck. If you were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: If my accident Medical paid $25.000 towards my Hospital Bills & put a lien for $8,514.84 on My Judgement, of $25.000 l

$25.000 left for pain & suffering. Can i despute this?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 17, 2020

You need to restate your question in terms that we can understand. A "judgment" can ONLY be rendered by a Court. If you really mean a "Judgment" of $25,000.00, you have an attorney and should discuss this with him/her.

Insurance companies CANNOT Lien anything. They...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was hit by another car and come to find out my ins was canceled and I didn’t know it what happens now?

I wasn’t in pain when it happened but I am now do I still get checked out even though I have no insurance and live in a no fault state?? Or how does it work?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 17, 2020

Immediately call a personal injury attorney in your area. First thing to check is the validity of your insurance cancellation, as your insurance has PIP coverage. The next thing is to determine the insurance carried by the other driver, if he/she was at fault.

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home

I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home). I was knocked unconscious for a brief period and woke up to cops around me looking at me with flashlights. I was asked if I wanted to go to the ER in the ambulance and I... Read more »

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

MORE INFO NEEDED.

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND MAKE A FREE APPOINTMENT WITH A PI LAWYER WHO CAN GET YOU COMPENSATION IF YOU WERE NOT AT FAULT.

IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN IF YOU CONTACT ME I WILL GIVE YOU SEVERAL NAMES TO CONSIDER.

HOWEVER, DON'T DISCUSS CASES LIKE THIS ON AN...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: If I was hit and injured in a car accident having no insurance and a suspended license, what are my options considering?

I left the scene before cops arrived "Which is considered a "hit and run" the person who hit me is at fault and was not injured nor were any of her passengers. I have not filed a report, nor spoke with police about the matter. I am afraid, because I don't have insurance, I will... Read more »

Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer answered on Sep 16, 2020

You pose an interesting, and all too common set of issues. If you are in accident caused by someone's negligence, and do not have auto insurance, then you are entitled to recovery your monetary damages (for example, medical bills, lost wages, property loss). In other words, you cannot recover... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents, Small Claims and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Does he have to pay the vet bill?

My grandfather accidentally hit someone's dog the other day, and left the scene (which he's already been ticketed for), and the dog didn't make it. The dog's owners tried getting him to pay the vet bill for the services the dog recieved before passing. Does my grandfather have... Read more »

Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz answered on Sep 15, 2020

He should speak with his car insurance company. However, I believe that he is liable from what you have said.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I believe someone called the police on me but none have shown up yet.

I was at a light when someone honked and accelerated quickly as I did and tried to cut around me quickly getting very close to my car without using a turn signal, I didn't allow them to pass until we were both well over the legal limit and although I should not have we both drove recklessly as... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 15, 2020

The important thing here is that you recognize that your behavior was ill-considered and could well have ended in your arrest/and or loss of your driving privileges. Let it be a lesson learned. Wherever you are, stay there for the evening. No officer is going to issue a ticket for behavior that he... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: how bad does it look getting felony of meth charge at 18 first drug charge ever

my nephew was in a car accident, he is 18 and was scared. he got tboned on driver side then on right side then got hit in rear end and flipped. My nephew ran to a bulding close by but went back to scene and turned himself in before cops ever got done investigating it. He was charged with felony... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 14, 2020

This is a subjective question. To normal average people - it not only looks incredibly bad and will likely ruin your life if convicted - it is in fact objectively bad as well. To other criminals or young people who don't know any better, it may look like you earned some badge of glory. You... Read more »

Q: I’m about to go to boot camp but I have a pending civil court case for a car accident. Will I be able to go to BC?

Does boot camp qualify the trial to be put on “stay” status?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2020

A Texas attorney should advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a Texas attorney with time looming, you could check with the judge's clerk on your case. Based on your description, it sounds like a note of issue has been filed and that you may be... Read more »

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