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Q: i have a friend that is being sued he was in an accident in a company vehicle what does he have to pay

he is a city bus driver

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 20, 2020

As a general premise, he should not have to pay anything under normal circumstances if the accident took place in the ordinary course of his employment. The municipality should be assigning an attorney to defend the matter, and that attorney should be able to answer his questions. If the lawsuit is... Read more »

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Q: Small claims Lawsuit in CT. I have already served the defendant before but have to serve again. She moved. What to do?

I have filed a lawsuit in CT in regards to a car accident where the defendant was drunk driving. I have served her initially and she argued that I didn’t include the proof of service so the claim should be denied. The judge ordered me to re serve her and after several attempts and after hiring a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

If she was DUI, check with the DA's office victim assistance coordinator. Also why are you suing her--if you have collision, let your company do that. Also, you likley have an injury claim. Contact the office of Michael Koskoff--they give free consults. Tell him I suggested you call.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: hit and run but no injury. car totaled, what my option?

Police couldn’t locate the driver nor the car but license plates revealed thr car belongs to a lady and address in waterbury but police couldn’t make contact(don’t open the door)

My question should i sue the owner only or owner and driver

Who can help me with paper work most... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 16, 2018

See if there were any intersection cameras or security cameras covering where it happened. Then if you have collision run it through that. If not, if you don't have someone to go after that's it. You may have a casualty deduction on your taxes but talk to an accountant about that.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Are auto insurance companies legally responsible to report the cancellation of insurance to the DMV?

We didn’t realize our auto insurance policy was cancelled. I now got into an accident where I will most likely be at fault because I was crossing traffic. We just renewed our registration in February and they’re saying our policy was cancelled over a year ago. Do we have any legal right to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 16, 2018

Not as you've phrased it; they may be supposed to send a notice to DMV but that doesn't help you. However the insurance company must notify you and your state insurance commissioner will tell you what that method is.

The problem is if you moved and didn't tell the company....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on
Q: I was in a car accident 12-19-17 at the time It was my first day on the job delivering an arrangement for edible arrange

I was in a car accident December 2017 at the time It was my first day on the job delivering an arrangement for edible arrangements. I was driving my own car (which was totaled) because they said their delivery van wasn’t working. My car wasn’t registered or insured. I currently have a lawyer... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Ask your lawyer. Better to file under your insurance if you have collision, let them sort it out.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Can you please assist me in ascertaining who is at fault in the traffic accident I was involved in recently? Thank you

I had an automotive accident in Norwalk, CT at the intersection of Richards Ave and US-1. I approached the intersection facing south in the rightmost lane and was attempting to make a right turn on red. I came to a complete stop and was inching my vehicle forward to see around some other vehicles... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 14, 2018

If he went straight in a lane that was right turn you could rely on him turning right. However, you will, chances are, get some of the fault because you were controlled by a red light and you have the duty to not proceed until and unless it is safe to do so. If other cars blocked your view you have... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Q: A 23 yr old was teaching his 17 year old brother to drive and hit 4 parked cars, totaling mine. No registration or

or insurance & plates are registered to a different vehicle/mystery person. The 17 yr old fled the scene but was quickly found and both were arrested. No one was hurt but between depreciation book value and still owing on a car loan, the financial loss is absolutely devastating to me. I have no... Read more »

William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Aug 14, 2017

If you gave permission to them, that will be a tough sell to your insurance company. If taken without permission, you are in better shape.

Your best bet may be to contact the prosecutor, explain the issues, and request (politely) that any resolution of the criminal charges INCLUDE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Military Law for Connecticut on
Q: want to enlist in the military, but I have a pending car accident case pending against me. Can that affect me enlisting?

It's a civil lawsuit that my insurance and it's lawyer is taking care of

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2017

You should be OK. It's not a criminal charge. Do let your lawyer and company know when you are actually enlisted. Thank you for volunteering.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Military Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have a pending lawsuit against me that my insurance taking care of. Question is, can I still enlist in the military?
Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Jun 24, 2017

Yes, having a car accident case pending is no reason you cannot enlist in the military. Presumably the pending lawsuit is for negligence while operating a motor vehicle.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Q: She ran him into a cement wall in a driveway traveling 113 feet and killed him. She claimed self defense and got away it

I would like to know what I can do about this.

I also have an inmate wondering about medical leave and good behavior time. Her case should also be looked into from 1997. I don't believe she had got representation. Thank You

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jun 11, 2017

I would be interested in discussing the matter with you. From the limited amount of facts that you provided, I am not sure that I can give any kind of appropriate answer. And in fact left me with more questions. Please feel free to contact me at my office at 2:03. 870. 6700. Thank you

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Can the insurance co. pay over book val of car if they say it is total loss but its repairable?

Other person was at fault-police report confirmation. Minor shoulder pain and panic attacks. Do I have to do this alone or does my insurance have to be told to get more involved?

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on May 25, 2017

You need to consult with a personal injury lawyer with experience as soon as possible. A good attorney can handle all of these issues with and for you. Please feel free to contact me today as we handle these types of matters regularly and would be happy to speak with you. 203.870.6700.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on
Q: Hello I was recently involved in an accident.. I was issued a court summons without a docket number Is this vaild!?.

I was charged with reckless driving failure to maintain lanes due to handheld device and distracted driving...

I was coming down a one way when a car ran the stop sign to my left I swerved to my right and struck a pole. Police came and because I have a temp plate assumed my car was... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2017

If the summons is for the ticket there may or may not be a docket number. However you don't want to ignore it. You want to have a lawyer who handles cases before the court in the county where it happened handle it.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: If an accident happens that isnt my fault and my car is totaled, can i sue for the amount owed after insurance?

A guy blew through a red light and hit the front end of my car. I am worried they are going to total it because it was definitely not driveable. I am sure the car is worth less than I owe on it and I do not have gap insurance. Should i hire an attorney to try and recoup the full amount of the car... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on May 15, 2017

You definitely should seek experienced legal counsel to take care of the multiple issues here. I would be happy to see you as soon as you are available, to get started moving forward. Please feel free to contact us 203.870.6700.

4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Is there any lawyer in Waterbury that do not ask for upfront fee, and get paid once case is settled?
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on May 4, 2017

For a car accident - Absolutely. For a family case - Never, never, never.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: I'm being sued, what do I need to do?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 29, 2017

Notify your insurance.Call them, send them a fax with the claim# on it, send them a certified return receipt letter. Enclose a copy of the complaint or writ or both.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: I incurred damage to my car from an uninsured motorist. The defendant has a court date tomorrow in Connecticut.

The statute is 14-213b - Illegal Operation of a MV w/o Min. Ins.

On the Pre-Trial Docket. What can I expect?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 7, 2017

Hopefully he produces insurance, or will be told he'll lose his license until he pays. I assume you have damage estimates

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: My car was parked and I got hit by a lady and she is saying a car hit her what do I do ?

Her insurance don't want to pay for the damage or rental for my car , and she don't got proof of the car hitting my car and she got no information of the other car nothing at all and her insurance don't want to pay for anything

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Mar 3, 2017

You need an attorney to sue her. You also need a police report to substantiate the event.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Does insurance follow the car or the drivers?

Yesterday a driver stopped on the train tracks due to traffic, then the train started to come. So then she decided to reverse at full speed and attempt to make a Illegal U-turn, she ofcourse slammed into my parked car. Causing it to slam into a gate on other side. So needless to say it looks as if... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 1, 2017

You were in the totaled car and have injuries. Contact a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults. You can write the other driver, tell her her /owners insurance has denied, if she doesn't have insurance you will ask to have her and owner's licenses suspended.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Connecticut on
Q: is it legal for a buy here pay here dealership to sell you a car with an open recall and faulty ignition switch

Bought and 09 chevy cobalt from a buy here pay here dealership. They never mentioned that the ignition switch had not been fixed and now I'm recieving letters in the mail from GM telling me it needs to be replaced or death/serious injury could occur.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 30, 2017

The letters presumably say they will pay. In which case, no harm, no foul. If they aren't a GM dealer not sure they have a duty to check each car for recalls--especially as that can be done as easily by you.

If you have further questions why not get a consultation from a consumer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: if someone sells a car ( has proof of sale etc,)but the registration is not cancelled, who is liable in case of accident
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 2, 2016

The new owner is liable to "someone"--but if the someone didn't cancel registration but, for instance, dropped policy of insurance, and new person had no insurance, then the DMV might go looking at the the seller. If "someone" had

insurance on the car then turn the...
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