Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: Am I getting a fair process/compensation for my Injury?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Why don't you sit down and take a look at what the medical bills - chiropractic bill are you in your case. Then you will know for yourself if offering him a third of the settlement is fair or not. Settlement depends on many factors but medical bills, and the amount of duration of treatment, type of injury, loss of work, and other factors would be considered in compensation.

If you still feel it is unfair talk to both your attorney and the chiropractor, or do not accept to settle the...
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Q: Will a judge dismiss a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving if the officer doesn't show up

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Potentially yes, but it is in the Judge's discretion to continue the hearing as well.
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Q: I was over at my girlfriend's house during hurricane Irma. My car was parked in the driveway. The next morning we found

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

Check the terms of each policy. One or both policies may have language which specifies which pays in this situation. If not, the carriers probably will agree to split the difference.
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Q: I got into a car accident 4.5 months ago. How long after the accident do the cops have to ticket me?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

technically, the charges can come through quite a while after an event, but practically, if you don't get a ticket within a day or two, or at most a week, you are not likely going to get one. From the facts you mentioned, it doesn't sound like you should get any ticket in any case.
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Q: The other driver in an accident is exaggerating her injuries and asking me for more money. What should I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

Refer her to your insurance carrier.
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Q: What should I do if a Neighbors tree fell on my car and cause major damages. Just bought car haven't had the chance to

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

Haven't had the chance to do what, secure auto insurance? If so, make a claim against your neighbor's homeowner's insurance.
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Q: What do I do when another driver tries to intimidate me into resolving our car problems w/out going through insurance?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Ignore him. If he won't give you insurance info, file suit in Small Claims. He will tender the claim to his insurer then. Be prepared to prove your case with photos, estimates/ receipts for repair and rental car.
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Q: My car was damage as a result of falling off lift in a shop we were inside bay i am shaken up help

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

The shop should take car of the damage to your car. I doubt you really have a psychological injury claim, but speak with a top notch PI counsel. Also report the accident to your carrier
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Q: Who's fault is it if a bicyclist is hit going against traffic on the sidewalk at high speeds crossing a enrtyway?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

I sympathize with you because you wouldn't normally be looking for somebody coming against traffic and at a high rate of speed on the sidewalk. I'd say the bicyclist was at least part at fault, but that doesn't mean somebody couldn't conclude you were also at fault. I'm not expert on traffic tickets but I'd probably fight it. However, even if you are convicted or pay the ticket, it probably won't be admissible in any lawsuit by the bicyclist.
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Q: Got a ticket, failure to control, after an accident. Have video that shows car turned into me. Will case be dismissed?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

You will need to plead not guilty and dispute your case to avoid both a criminal conviction and to preserve your civil claims for property damage to your motorcycle, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Hire an attorney who can help fight the charge in court.
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Q: drivr- my daughter; passngr- me. Other car got ticket for accdnt. Can I go to court & not her so she can stay in school

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

The answer to your question depends on several factors that are not provided here, but generally, the answer is yes, you can go to court without her. Were you or your daughter injured in the collision? If so, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Many of us offer free consultations and will represent you and your daughter on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything to obtain the opinion and guidance of an experienced professional to assist you and your...
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Q: I had a car accident in Pittsburgh, PA. I am not injured, the other guy is not injured, but just my car need to be fixed

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

If the other driver was at fault, you can demand that his insurance company pay or, if it does not, sue him. If the other driver was not at fault, there is nothing you can do.
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Q: My 19 year old son had an accident while driving one of my cars.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Under Florida law the driver and the owner are both liable for an accident caused.

Your insurance company will handle the case and will defend the case on your behalf. Depending upon the amount of your coverage you may have some personal liability. Your liability if any will be only after your insurance company has paid your policy limits. Normally if the case settles for less than your policy limits then the settlement will release you from further liability.

Hope this helps.
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Q: I was injured in a auto accident in my company's work vechicle. The accident was said to be my fault. What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

File for workers compensation. If you have car insurance that is primary except for the comp. Look for a member of the Assn for Justice of the state where you live who focuses on comp and is in your county--they give fee consults. Get medical treatment ASAP.
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Q: My son 45 was in accident, he has multiple head trams, had test to go back to work. Said he could! what can he do change

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

You need to contact an attorney. If he has one for the crash contact that lawyer. Have his doctor review the disability doc's findings. General advice is he has to show up, try, then let work send him home or he says he has to see the doctor. Cruel, but that's the power Congress gave ERISA and similar plans.
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Q: can towing company charge me for 2 days they were closed due to Irma hurr. even though we needed our car back 2 days ago

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

Technically yes, and technically no. The towing company should not be so rigid if you attempted to retrieve your vehicle and could not due to their office being closed during the storm. I suggest the best option is to pay what is needed asap to cut off the charges and pay under protest if needed.
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Q: Hello,I let my bro in law borrow my car and he let his gf drive it instead (found out his license was suspended). VA

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

My law practice does not involve auto accident cases. Sorry.
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Q: Can I take legal action against the car manufacture for injury?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

Probably when you settled with the other driver you signed a release stating you release all others. Also check with the lawyer who represented you to see if you have an underinsured motorist claim.

However as to airbags if the crash was not directly head on but more than 7 degrees off of top dead center airbags won't go off.
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Q: I was involved in a accident, a police report was filed but no tickets were issued, will this be on my driving record?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

Unless your state requires it, generally no.
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Q: I was involved in an accident at fault with no insurance. There was property injuries, no bodily injuries. Worse case sc

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

Because you can have a suspension or worse, depending on the facts, you should get a consultation from an attorney who handles traffic violations in the court for the county where it happened.
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