The following question is asked with regard to the State of California: As a result of a minor car accident, the injured party, who was not at fault, wishes to take legal actions in order to recoup some money to account for medical bills, pain/suffering etc. After consulting with an attorney, it... Read more »
Whether you sue in Small Claims Court or Superior Court you would most certainly sue the driver of the car if they were at fault and caused the accident. You might include the owner of the car if for some reason the owner was negligent in allowing the driver to use their car. Sometimes we have...Read more »
My insurance covered my car rental, but the fees out of pocket were $185. And my car payment was $400 and yet I was without my car for almost the whole month, am I entitled to be reimbursed this money from the other driver or the insurance company?
Two months post-accident, I have filed a small claims case against the driver and the insurance company. In the past 24hrs, the insurance company has contacted me and said they will not offer assistance until I drop the small claims court case. Should I drop the court case and utilize their... Read more »
Whether you should drop the Small Claims case has more to do with what you are trying to recover in Small Claims, what your evidence is, whether you are leaving out important damages that you could recover, than with whatever the other party's insurer is telling you. If you get a judgment...Read more »
They want to have bricks removed to check if rebar underneath is damaged. They want me to pay for this or file claim on my insurance. They also filed a hit n run on this incident. Am i legally bound to do what they say? ZERO DAMAGE!
(In California) I was injured when a 16 year old driver hit me on my motorcycle. Police report & she was clearly at fault. As a minor, she is on her parents insurance policy that only has a 50K limit for my medical. My medical exceeds that limit by twice that. CA vehicle code 17707 says her... Read more »
Yes, you can. What makes you think that they can pay? Or that they won't file for bankruptcy if you pursue their personal funds? No one wants to chase a judgment for 10 years for some monthly payments. If you carried Underinsured Motorist insurance in excess of $50k, you can recover from...Read more »
I was riding my motorcycle down a two-way four lane street when a man on a bicycle without warning or signaling went from the far outside lane into the inside lane where I was riding. It happened so suddenly that I attempted to break and swerve but he pathed himself directly into where I was... Read more »
This doesn't sound right. I have more questions - like how much money are they asking for? Is it small claims court? You should contact an attorney and have a consultation with all the paperwork so a mort in depth analysis can happen.
Impact was so bad that I am bruised from my seatbelt, and I do not bruise easily. Shouldn’t the SRS light be on prior the accident? Since the light turned on doesn’t that mean my airbag should’ve deployed? I called company and looked up online and there are no open recalls on my vehicle.
Or send me to someone that maybe could. My English isnt that strong. I got my DUI 10/23/2021 on Baily Rd. Bay Point, Ca. A car had stopped infront of me and I didnt break in time good enough and hit the vehicle infront of me no one hurt.
I was at work when my car was hit by a parked car the driver stated he was going 40 mph fell a sleep at the wheel woke up hit a parked car behind me then the car behind me hit me from behind and I hit the car in front of me from behind I just found out my car is a total loss and the was my only... Read more »
Sorry to hear that you are in this situation. Without a personal injury of some kind, few personal injury/property damage attorneys will assist you on a contingent fee because the claim has too little money involved. But that is not the end of the story. You can file for yourself in Small Claims...Read more »
I was involved in a car accident (struck as a pedestrian) 7 months ago in New Jersey. I hired a lawyer to take on my case. I recently moved to California, and more recently suffered the death of a parent. My attorney wants me to fly back to N.J. to see another doctor. I'm unable to. I've... Read more »
You can replace the NJ attorney at any time, but there will be consequences, such as having to pay him from the recovery for the work he has done to date. BUT you better have another NJ attorney ready to take over the case. I do not see any reason that you cannot see a physician where you...Read more »
pocket for my deductible and car rental until I found a new car. Uhaul insurance (rep west) is stating they only pay $5000 toward the car. Geico (my insurance) is saying they keep that full amount because they paid me for the totaled car. The other driver said he had private car insurance in... Read more »
Very sorry to hear you were in a vehicle collision. Hope you are ok. If your claim is under $10,000.00, you should sue both the driver and the registered owner of the vehicle in Small Claims Court, as both are responsible. Many people think you sue the insurance company but they only provide...Read more »
It was a minor fender bender. Both vehicles were drive-able. My only concern is can the insurance company use it against me when I initially said 5 minutes after the accident I was in CA for work. I have since clarified and offered to provide them proof. My insurance coverage extends to rentals. It... Read more »
A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on the wording of the policy, the statement, terms of the rental, and the carrier's discretion. When claims are small and only involve minor property damage, an accident may not be...Read more »
Yes, he can. He will need to show that the failure to place signs was a cause of the collision and a cause of his injuries. Speak with a personal injury attorney to get a more detailed analysis of his potential claims.
If a non-California resident attending California university gets in auto accident driving parents' car which is registered in home state, does the driver need to file SR 1? Accident involves no injuries and damage is in excess of $1000.
I crashed into them when they had breaked checked over exaggerated when they had enough time to slow down, they’re rear bumper was the only thing damaged and my hood, bumper, and fenders were damaged, therefore I checked and asked if they were okay and they said that they were and when my dad... Read more »
Turn this over to your insurance company right away. They will provide you with a lawyer and defend you. If you did not have insurance, you will have to defend yourself, and risk having a very large judgement against you, as well as having your license taken away until you pay the judgement. It...Read more »
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