Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: If 2 cars are making a left turn(on opposite sides) & 1 ends up going straight as the other is turning who is at fault?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

There is not a way to answer this question as the determination of "at fault" is up to a judge. However, for purposes of insurance coverage an insurance company can decide not to cover the accident if they comply with or within the terms of your insurance policy.

There must be more to the story in terms of your insurance company taking the position that it did.

I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your are to go over the whole situation.
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Q: In a car accident, if the other party was found at fault and given a ticket, could she fight it in court/blame me?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Yes. She can fight the ticket in traffic court. The police officer made the determination and charged her with fault but if she fights the ticket and wins that court battle then the officers determination would be nullified.
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Q: i was rear ended by a virginia state trooper but i am having problems with my neck and shoulder

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

When there is insurance and a government entity involved in a crash, you should get the representation by a qualified attorney in your area. There are notices and procedures to follow. While insurance companies and government entities should step up to do the right thing for victims, there are often delays and other issues that arise. Most personal injury attorneys will provide a free consultation. The insurance companies and government entities pay more attention when an attorney to leading...
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Q: Is there a certain amount of time someone has to inform someone of the insurance claim?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Technically, property damage claims have a 3 year statute of limitations. However, generally speaking, the longer one waits, the more questionable a claim becomes. It is not necessarily suspicious that she waited until now. You are correct you should have taken photos. Hopefully you reported this to your insurance company when it happened.
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Q: I got a used car financed and got into a car accident two days after had no insurance? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law, Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

If you have no car insurance, you may have to personally pay for the damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: I was involved in a small car accident i was at fault. The damage to the other persons car was about $150.00

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

It seems the judgment is still appearing as unpaid, even though your insurance company took care of it. First, see if they obtained a "satisfaction of judgment" signed by the plaintiff at the time they paid them. They should have, and should have filed it. If not, they should do so now. If necessary, you can send one directly to the plaintiff, along with a letter explaining that they must return it or you will be forced to take them to court. Once it is filed, you will need to contact the...
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Q: Car accident on an unmarked residential street. Who is at fault?

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

This forum is not for exam questions. Do your own work.
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Q: The driver behind me caused an accident by passing me on the left on a double yellow line. Is he at fault?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Based on the circumstances you describe, being in the far left lane, with a turn signal on, waiting to make a left turn, it would certainly appear that an individual that passed you on the left would be the cause of the accident. If you sustained an injury in this accident, which you did not mention, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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Q: I got into a car accident with a rental car, he didn’t have insurance or a license. I was the victim. Can I get compensa

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Yes, you certainly can get compensated. Did you sustain personal injuries as a result of the collision? If so, obtain medical attention immediately. In any event, I would recommend consulting with an attorney individually as soon as possible, and do not make any statements to any parties or insurance companies until you do. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything to obtain the opinion of an experienced professional that is tailored to the details of your...
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Q: Had a wreck and went to court was told the person I hit works their so they can't take care of case someone else has to?

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

Sounds like the judge or prosecutor or both have to "recuse" themselves, from your case. This happens in all courts, including the U S Supreme Court.

You need to get an attorney to assist you, either public defender or private lawyer.

Accident cases can have many unexpected issues, and potential liability that is beyond what your insurance can cover.
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Q: Car accident w no insurance. There were no visible damages or injuries.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Your options depend on how the other person tries to charge you a ridiculous amount. If he or she is just calling you insisting that you pay them, you can pretty much ignore them for the time being.

If they attempt to sue you, you will need to do more. It also will depend on what they are suing you for. It is not uncommon for a person to be injured in a vehicle that does not show a lot of damage. It is also difficult to contest the amount of someone's injuries without an attorney...
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Q: I was a passenger in an auto accident and looking for attorney to sue other driver that hit our car. I have injuries.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

If you were injured then you need to seek immediate medical treatment and also contact a local personal injury firm like ours to handle this case for you.

Daniel Berman

Berman & Tsombanakis LLC

954 764-6099

danberman@danbermanlaw.com
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Q: My girlfriend sold her car in the last year and bought a different car. The old car was abandoned. Are we liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Nebraska on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

You can't "abandon" a car and assume it's not hers. Hers until title is transfered. Right now she can be charged with costs of getting rid of it.She should have traded it to a junkyard in exchange for the tow & disposal.
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Q: 4 days ago i was rear ended torn ligaments in my neck and lower back from whiplash and right sprain shoulder

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

You asked an excellent question. The value of a case will depend on a number of factors including the extent of medical treatment, diagnostic testing, length of treatment, types of medical providers, insurance coverage, and other factors. Seeing that you have been treating for 2 months, it is still a bit early to know the full extent of the injuries, treatment, and value. Certainly, you would contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your respective rights and recommended courses of...
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Q: settled my auto injury case for 100,000.00 lawyer office sent form to sign turning over power of att for 1 yr why do ths

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Not sure. Retainer agreements sometimes contain a Power of Attorney to allow the attorney to sign documents to expedite settlement processing, but you don't have enough facts to figure out what is happening here.
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Q: So today I was in a accident and it was a road rage situation. The other driver hit my vechile with the intent to cause

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Did you suffer injuries in the accident? If so, you will want to consult an attorney to discuss your rights.
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Q: I recently took my honda vehicle to the dealer for the safety recall on airbags for the passenger and driver

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

It is a possible product liability case. You want a product liability lawyer who handles personal injury. My office will be happy to consult with you free of charge. Call 410 244-5068 and ask for my intake paralegal Mark.
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Q: The air bag on my car exploded for no reason.it gave me a cuncussion.do I have a lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Business Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Possibly. Contact a member of the Ky. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles product cases.
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Q: My friend 12 year old son thought it was fun to drive a car. And backed up and hit 3 cars. Can he go to jail?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

His parents may be sued for damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. 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....
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Q: My car got stolen by a minor and the estimated cost of repair is 11-12k The DCFS had custody over him What can i do?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Jul 16, 2017

Parents are liable for the wilful misconduct of their children, so you could sue the child and the parent in Small Claims, but it seems unlikely that you will collect. You chose a $2.5k deductible. It saved you money on your premium, but it's going to cost you now.
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