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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: can an Insurance Company, take back their offer after I've sign for the offer

my wife and I were in a car accident. I settle my case, My wife pass from a heart attack. my attorney had me sign an offer in my wife behalf. Two month later, I was informed by the Attorney that the Insurance Company with drew their offer. Prior to this my Attorney was telling me that they were... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 19, 2021

You can't sign for your wife. Once she passed, the only remaining part of her claim was for her medical expenses and wage loss, if any. The insurer can withdraw its offer if there was no acceptance by her.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Minor rear end collison no damage to vehicles. Driver of other car injury claim denied by my insurance

They want access to my insurance bodily damage amount. Should I allow them to get it .

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 18, 2021

more info would be helpful

you are supposed to exchange ins info at the scene.

let your insurance co fight it out of consult with a local PI Lawyer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Mergers & Acquisitions, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My ex boyfriend hit me in the face and ran into a tree with his truck he was given a ticket for driving with no license

Or insurance the police gave him a pink ticket and he has court case, he said i grabbed the strearing wheel and tried to crash on purpose. How can you know if the court opens a case against his accusations

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 17, 2021

If they didn't give you a ticket, then it is very likely that you don't have a case. You can check the courts online periodically to verify for up to one year.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: If i was run over by my wife and and after investigation it is found to be intentional, what are the penalties?

I was injured pretty badly and had to be hospitalized for 5 days and due to the back injuries I can’t work for a month and need to keep doing therapy.

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Feb 9, 2021

The penalty will depend to a great extent on the statute of conviction, and could range from little to no time in custody to several years in custody. For example, criminal negligence or reckless behavior could result in a relatively light sentence for someone with no criminal history (note that... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Should I sign a declaration from my insurance company

My niece got in a car accident where the other driver passed. Im the main co signer on the car and she is the other.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 6, 2021

We haven't read the declaration, nor do we know it's purpose. We can't possible give advice in those circumstances. If you want legal advice, ask your insurer to appoint an attorney for that purpose.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: In a not at fault total loss claim in CA. How do I argue the value of the claim when I have made improvements to a car?

They offered a low "market price," according to CCC, although some compared cars they cited were way off mileage wise. I had a low mileage great mechanical condition car, since I bought and put in the labor and parts to get it there. I have all the documentation proving purchase of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 1, 2021

more info needed.

the first thing I would suggest is that you call a PI lawyer and NOT talk to the adjuster.

s/he will talk to the adjuster and present what you are alleging.

were you injured? if not maybe atty can see pay X dollars and we will waive additional PD....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Is it okay for my deceased fathers girlfriend to transfer his car title and begin to move savings out of bank before pas

She has been very sneaky not communicating with direct family 3 sons .changed title of car in her name also the same day he was incubated she moved money from his savings to spend on anything. Fraudulent conviction in her past

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 30, 2021

not legal, unless she has papers authorizing it........ie Power of attorney

this is a theft and you should consider contacting the police

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: My car was parked. Trailer hit it. Company denied thr claim. I got video footage of the accident. What amount can I sue?

My car was parked on the street. And a trailer hit my car. When I went to ask the company to view the cameras the told me it didn't work. So I had to open a claim with my ins and have been worried sick on how I was gonna come up with the deductible. Fast forward 3 days and I was finally able... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 28, 2021

more info needed.

you can make a claim for the amount of the property damage to your parked vehicle.

if you were in it, you can also make a claim for injuries/damages to you

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: A tree fell on my car parked in front of the Warren State Building, can I get them to cover the cost of my deductible?

the tree that fell on my car happened during a period of high winds and likely the cause of the tree falling (act of God)

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 19, 2021

more info needed.

was it an act of god (NO) or were they negligent in maintaining the tree (maybe yes) ?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: totaled my car and left it there
William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 26, 2020

That's not a question, but it sounds like a hit and run. You might want to talk to a criminal defense attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Do car insurance companies cover damage to personal property that was inside a vehicle at the time of an accident.

My van had 5 road bikes in it when it was smashed by a drunk driver. The driver's insurance company isn't paying for damage to the bikes.

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Dec 22, 2020

A driver's insurance should cover all the damage done by the collision, up to the policy limit amount. The company's refusal to pay may be related to a policy limit problem or a question of your proof of loss. You may need to sue, obtain a judgement, and then collect the proceeds.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: can an auto dealer be held liable for reporting new car purchase to buyer's insurance?
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Dec 14, 2020

liable for what? why wouldn't the dealer report the purchase to insurance to protect their interest?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: So I took my car and I hit another car and the police told me to take driving classes
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 4, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE ASKING......READ IT AGAIN AND CLEAR IT UP

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I rec’d a settlement from accident. 3 yrs later, I got an unpaid med bill. My attorney failed to pay; do I have recourse

Attorney was sent all the bills to handle and include as part of settlement package. They had all the info on medical bills so that I would not have to worry about coordination. Once we settled, I thought everything had been completed and paid. 3 yrs later, I got a medical bill saying after... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 3, 2020

You should have an accounting or breakdown of the fees, costs, and medical expenses that were paid out of the settlement. If that document claims that a medical bill was paid, but it was not, you have a claim.

If your attorney left that medical bill off the accounting, then it wasn't...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: What is the easiest way for a 15 yo to get emancipated

Abusive stepdad,can not pay, mom says she is going to take him back after his classes. That can not stand.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 1, 2020

google a family law attorney in your area.

maybe someone would take you on pro bono without payment.

type up a summary of all the facts so you will have them ready for the lawyer.........all your info and same on mom and stepdad. much more info is needed and the lawyer is more...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Small Claims for California on
Q: Should I sue or threaten to sue a company that is dragging their feet in an accident related insurance claim?

To summarize - I am a CA resident. On a trip to Wisconsin, my rental car was hit (while parked and unoccupied) by a driver for Loomis Armored. The company admitted fault and said they would reimburse the rental car company. I do not have collision insurance or insurance with the rental car company.... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 1, 2020

Your credit card company may offer free rental car insurance as part of your cardholder benefits. Find out and make a claim if possible.

Why would Loomis pay the rental car company? The rental car company was already paid by you. If Loomis owes anyone, it's you.

You have a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was backing out of my driveway, and accidentally backed into the front fender of my neighbor’s pick-up truck across

the street. However, my neighbor’s truck was parked illegally, with the front third of his vehicle blocking his own driveway. He is claiming that I am solely at fault; while I am claiming that he is at least partially at fault for parking illegally. Am I right, or is he?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 24, 2020

You ran into a stationary object. It's your fault.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hit by a van

A van hit me while I was riding a bike and did not stop at all. AfterWards a lady pulled up in her car, showed me a photo of the van and said “this Is the person who hit u and handed me a paper with the license plate number. I’m not in horrible pain but definitely noticeable pain . What... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 23, 2020

Call the police. If you are hurt, go to the doctor. An attorney can't help you if you aren't hurt.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: A person is drinking and accidentally hits another person and puts that person in a coma, what are the charges?

Person in coma lives, wakes up.

Driver has a previous DUI charge.

Takes place in Los Angeles, California.

(*Note: this is research for a novel)

Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook
Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook answered on Nov 16, 2020

Generally 23153 w GBI but that assumes intoxication, not just drinking. May be other charges too.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: My car was stolen early sat morning. The police are not willing to write us a stolen car report?

My car was stolen early Saturday morning, my keys were in the car, I was at a friend's house with two other people my wife was home the whole night, we have full coverage responsible and non responsible full coverage insurance, the car is completely paid off and only worth a couple thousand... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 8, 2020

You can make a "counter report" that you write yourself. The police appear to be questioning your story. Making a false police report and insurance fraud are crimes. Tread carefully.

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