Have you contacted the Fla. Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to ask what you can do to reinstate your DL? Generally, DL suspension for failure to pay a money judgment arising from a car accident is up to three years. The statute of limitations is irrelevant - that's about deadlines...Read more »
Yes you have an injury claim. Did you have uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle? If you did, you can make a claim with your insurance company if the other driver is not located or the other driver is located and does not have insurance. If the other driver does have insurance, you make a...Read more »
That's easy - just look at the traffic signals statute, Fla. Statutes Sec. 316.075, at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.075.html Regarding green arrows, it states: Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow...Read more »
You can certainly request it, but to find out whether the judge would consider it, call the judge's judicial assistant and ask him/her. You might be required to file a motion to make that request and to set your motion for a telephonic hearing. Or you might be told, "no, you filed suit...Read more »
I was at fault because I was reversing from a parking spot. The driver hit me on the left rear side, but didn’t stop. They left so I called the cops and told them it was a hit and run. A couple minutes after the call was made, the vehicle came back to the scene. Did they commit a crime and if so,... Read more »
Because the driver returned in a "couple minutes", it is arguable that they didn't commit a crime, but at any rate, they probably won't be prosecuted. It doesn't affect your civil liability (or criminal culpability either if you mean to ask that). Did you report it to your insurance company?
There’s ways to get around Workers Comp. If you can prove your case. Are you able to pursue a regular lawsuit instead of settling for worker’s compensation if the driver of the vehicle drug test came back positive for cocaine?
For purposes of this answer I am assuming that the driver that tested positive for cocaine was a coworker for the same company that you are employed with. In some instances you may be able to get around worker compensation immunity if the cocaine use caused the accident. If you did not actively...Read more »
If the other vehicle is one with 4 wheels, it is not possible for it to have auto insurance that excluded PIP - but in any event, that driver's PIP coverage, if any, would be for the purpose of covering THAT driver's medical bills. It is the LIABLITY coverage of that driver's policy...Read more »
I'm assuming from your question that you have already confirmed with your insurance company that you have no bodily liability coverage. Had you purchased such coverage, the insurance company would have to provide you with an attorney at no cost to you. If you did not purchase such coverage,...Read more »
I had the green light at an intersection, but not an arrow. As soon as a group of cars clear the road, I saw an opportunity to turn left, but I did not fully pay attention to the intersection. A high school student was crossing the road and didn't see whether she had the crosswalk light or not... Read more »
I am uncertain if you are worried about the footage being used for a personal injury lawsuit by the pedestrian or as grounds for giving you a traffic ticket. To answer your questions directly, though, yes, they could turn over the footage. It seems unlikely that the driver would turn over the...Read more »
So someone not on your insurance wrecked your vehicle. I assume that whoever is suing you was damaged in the same accident. Did your insurance carrier deny coverage? If the court enters judgment against you (on the theory perhaps that you negligently let someone use your vehicle), yes, the...Read more »
If the owner of the car gave permission to the driver to drive it, the owner is liable, and if the owner was insured, then, yes, you would set up a claim with the owner's insurance company. If you don't know if the owner gave permission, you would set up the claim anyway, and then the...Read more »
Nobody was hurt in the accident. ABout 3K damage was done to the car. The brakes failed. A police report was written documenting that fact. The dealer doesn't want to take responsibility for anything and expects the buy to pay for all repairs caused by the accident. Also, the dealer... Read more »
That cannot be answered without analyzing all of the facts of the situation, including a review of the purchase contract. If you bought the car "AS IS", that would be a strike against you, but in limited circumstances, that can be dealer liability even with that kind of contract. Seek a...Read more »
Sorry to hear that. Your inquiry is a bit short on facts, but I'm assuming you mean that the Fla. Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) mistakenly allowed a person with no Fla. driver's license to register a vehicle, then that same person drove that vehicle and caused an...Read more »
There would have to be SOMETHING connected to that driver that caused or partially caused the crash; otherwise, what possible reason could they have for filing a charge? Certainly, negligently failing to maintain brakes might form a basis for a charge IF that played some part, big or small, in the...Read more »
I was in a car accident 2 years ago in Tampa, FL. I rear-ended the car in front of me, and the car behind me hit me causing me to hit them again. The damage to the front car was split evenly between me and the back car. Everything was settled up except for a letter they sent my insurance about a... Read more »
If you change your residence to another state, they can sue you in that other state. The statute of limitations may be longer there, so don't count on a 4-year SOL. Also, exemption statutes vary from state to state, so what you assume protects you from garnishment if you are head of...Read more »
You have a lot of rights. It really depends upon what your specific question is. Were you injured? If so, you would have the ability to go after those who are at fault for your injuries, including the driver and of course you could potentially use Florida PIP. If you present a more specific...Read more »
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