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Q: Can a parent press chargers on their child if they put a dent on the parents car by accident
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 25, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to speak with an Alabama attorney for meaningful guidance, an accidental dent does not usually amount to being a crime in most places. Unless an accident involved intoxication, recklessness,... Read more »

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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 »

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Q: Daughter had accident in my uninsured car. She was at fault. Will I loose my licence? We live in Alabama.

She pulled out in front of someone. Neither had injuries. Both cars totaled. What consequences do I face myself?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 17, 2021

1) you will owe the other person for at least their car; if their insurance pays for it you owe their insurance

2) Both of you could be ticketed, possible license suspension in some states.

You need to contact an attorney who handles traffic violations in the county where it happened.

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Q: I backed into a parked car in a parking lot. I told the owner and gave him my insurance info but didnt get his insurance

And no police report was made. Im not sure if the other person has insurance or not. The only damge was a broken tailight cover on his car. He said he got an estimate on the damage and asked me who he needed to contact. I told him my insurance company. I also texted him and asked him who he has... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 20, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you are able to discuss meaningfully with a local attorney, the next thing that happens would probably be your insurance carrier contacting you to verify the other driver's claim. If the other driver was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Alabama on
Q: Truck driver passed me in a completely ice and snow covered lane and the snow flying up busted my window.

The driver had already tried to pass once and backed out because the road was that bad and then a mile or 2 later tried again. As he passed the wave of slush and ice caused me and the car in front to have to completely stop because we couldn't see and my driver side window got busted. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 6, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in many jurisdictions, you probably would. Check with the Small Claims Court, either through its online resources or contacting an administrative person at the courthouse as to the types of cases... Read more »

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Q: In Alabama, if unauthorized driver wrecks my rental car can I be arrested? I

I have my own insurance but my brother not covered.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2020

An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Most motor vehicle accidents do not involve criminal charges or arrest. They are usually treated as civil matters where the parties sue for monetary damages. That's a general premise nationwide. If you want a... Read more »

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Q: In March of 2019 I was in a accident. I received a citation but neither me or the other driver were charged .

Why did my insurance then go up

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 11, 2020

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter NATIONWIDE, one doesn't need to be charged in connection with an accident for it to be used by an insurance carrier to raise premiums. Most accidents are civil matters - charges are generally... Read more »

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Q: How do I find my dead fathers lawsuit from the accident that led to his death

I would like to probate the lawsuit since he left no will and testament

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2020

An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If the case was placed into suit, you could look into whether it appears in any of the online resources of uniform court systems. Nationwide, more and more court systems have... Read more »

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Q: How do I find my dead fathers lawsuit from the accident that led to his death
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Oct 9, 2020

All courthouses have access to the state filing system known as Alacourt. They are free to look information on. You can use this system to find the lawsuit in Alabama.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I have done my deposition about 4 months ago, and is there a time frame on the person I'm suing to do there deposition?

The person Im suing hasn't did there deposition and I wanted to know could they wait until next year to do theirs, or is it a time frame for them to do theirs. My deposition was held four months ago.

Jeffrey G. Blackwell
Jeffrey G. Blackwell answered on Aug 27, 2020

Good question. With the current Covid-19 issues, many things are delayed. Your delays could be the result of coronavirus issues. But, I'll answer the question as if times are normal.

I've seen many lawyers frustrated by issues scheduling the other party's deposition. One of...
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Q: I hit a parked car today the owner said it was fine 4 hours later they said they where calling there insurance company

Tomorrow the police was not called what do i do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 13, 2020

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. From what you describe, you exchanged information with the other vehicle owner, and they initially decided it wasn't worth doing anything about. They later decided they wanted to handle the claim through... Read more »

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Q: I live in alabama and I recorded a phone conversation of me and lady that crashed into my car. Is that legal?
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Aug 12, 2020

Yes as long as one of you know it’s being recorded. But a third party can’t record a conversation between two people when they are not a party to the conversation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: My boyfriend borrowed a friends car (no insurance on car) with her permission. Something broke on the front end and he

Wrecked the car but didnt hit anyone else. She is threatening to press charges against him if he doesn't buy her another car by end of the week. The wreck just happened last night. Can she do that?

Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall answered on Jul 9, 2020

No, under the facts as you have given them she cannot do that. On the other hand, if it turns out he did NOT have her permission, then she can, but it won't get her anything since he will then have to be spending money on a criminal defense attorney.

But beyond that, and there's...
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Q: I was rear ended in a car accident at 36 weeks pregnant. What is my settlement looking like?

I was rear ended in a car accident at 36 weeks pregnant. I sustained a bruised placenta , and was put on bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. I also spent 3 days in the hospital being monitored and almost went into labor twice . This was in October 2019 . I have a lawyer and I am currently... Read more »

Christopher Belk Estes
Christopher Belk Estes answered on Jun 10, 2020

Based on your description of the facts of the crash, liability does not sound like it is in dispute. If liability is in dispute, it can influence the value of a case. As for the settlement amount, there are many factors that go into the (1) settlement value and (2) potential trial value of any... Read more »

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Q: I was at a party and when I was leaving a car was on my blind side of my truck, and I hit it but the police was not

The other drive told me today its 2500 to fix his car. I told him no because the police wasn't called and my phone was died he refuse to call on his phone, my question do i still have to pay for his car after he refuse to call and make a police report, I told him I will pay the $500 so... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 20, 2020

It's your decision, but the fact that there was not a police report does not mean he cannot turn around and sue you. The bottom line is that you really don't know what the other side will choose to do - try to renegotiate, accept your offer, walk away and forget about it, or sue you. No... Read more »

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Q: why doesn’t a car accident attorney get 15,000.00 out of my 21,000.00 settlement in Alabama when his fee said 40%.

The insurance company gave an offer of 21,000 and he called me and said I would pocket 6000.00 that’s a big chunk of money when his fee stated 40% plus other chargers like copies, phone calls ect.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Apr 11, 2020

Read your contract. It probably says, expenses are to be reimbursed first and then he gets his 40 percent. And depending on how much his expenses were, you could end up with the amount he is telling you. Filing fees alone in civil cases are around 500-1000.

Then there are medical records to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Alabama on
Q: You I had a guy rear end me at a red light and it was the guys fault well now his Insurance company is leaving me stuck

His insurance company got me a rental car and now I was informed I have to return it tomorrow. Their garage totaled out my car now they say the check for the van has to be paid to this shady lien holder so now I’m going to be stranded and no money. I’m disabled and I don’t get money until the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

I'm very sorry that all these things are happening to you on top of the recent loss of your husband. Unfortunately, when it comes to rentals, the allowances are strictly monitored. Once a check is cut, or once a determination of damage is made, that's about the end of the line for the... Read more »

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Q: What are the laws on cutting through a service station or business to avoid a red light?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 25, 2019

You should check with an Alabama traffic ticket attorney for actual statutory authority on this issue, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter throughout many jurisdictions, the act of doing that is codified as "avoiding a traffic control device," or something... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Who would be at fault in this circumstance?

I hit a car from behind. It was night time and raining. The car was at a complete stop in the middle of the road (right lane) without lights on or emergency lights. The driver said he had run out of gas. By the time I was able to see the car I could only slam on the brakes causing me to slide until... Read more »

Mr. Stephen F. Thompson Jr.
Mr. Stephen F. Thompson Jr. answered on Dec 10, 2019

I depends. If the other driver's battery worked, then the hazard lights should have been on. If there was an emergency lane, then the car should've been over in it and not in the middle of the road. But maybe there were reasons it wasn't.

Alabama is a contributory negligence...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Car Accidents and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: how can i become a lawyer
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 29, 2019

By graduating from a law school, passing the Bar exam and then be approved by the Bar.

But this is not a legal question.

If you were not able to determine this on your own, then being a lawyer is not for you

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