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 »
He was on way to his work and says another vehicle hit him and caused him to go into ditch. Other vehicle left scene (he says). Caused extensive damage to front and right side. Is his insurance responsible or mine.
The responsible party’s PIP was received, my PIP was fought for (only to be finally given the full amount due to a surgery being deemed necessary), but then my case was settled by my attorney. No further compensation was fought for or received. I had to have more surgeries after that and... Read more »
You inquiry is a bit vague regarding the phrase "settled by my attorney". If you mean settled your entire case including completely releasing the wrongdoer from liability, and you signed off on that, then you're done. If you mean settled the PIP issue ONLY, then you can still make...Read more »
My wife was involved in a minor (very minor as in no damage visible) incident while at a light. She bumped into the car in front of her under 5 mph. The other party retained a lawyer though, and that lawyer has sent us an affidavit to complete that delves deeply into financial records. I need... Read more »
You're not required to provide financial info to an opposing party unless and until there is a money judgment entered against you that you fail to pay. However, if the lawyer asked for disclosure of your auto insurance info, you are required to provide that (only) or just turn the letter over...Read more »
You cannot get that "removed" from the record, though you could beat the ticket, which would create a record that you beat the ticket. REGARDLESS of what the record shows, or doesn't show, the other person can sue you for bodily injury and/or property damage, but to prevail, must...Read more »
The lawyer put a lien on me but they want to have their name added to the settlement and the insurance company is telling me that they have to put the lawyer's name on it. Even if the lawyer did not help with the ending settlement amount.
A Florida attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, an attorney can assert a lien against the award in a personal injury check for their services and out-of-pocket disbursements. However, each state can handle the issue differently, governed by case...Read more »
Formal letter sent to adjustor 30 days ago, she has not provided information requested.
If a lawyer filed suit, and the insurer lawyer is not able to present the insured. Would a default judgement occur? And would the insurer be responsible because they didnt respond to the letter? Within... Read more »
So keep in mind that many lawyers in the state of Florida do not file lawsuit. Lawsuits require real work and deadlines and confrontation with opposing counsel, and spending money out of pocket to fight the case in court. Most lawyers choose to just try to attempt to settle the case with the...Read more »
And exceeded the 30 days, and hasn’t sent Information In Writing. If a lawyer filed suit, and the insurer lawyer is bot able to present the insured. Would a default judgement occur? And would the insurer be responsible because the didnt response to the letter?
If you have automobile insurance on the vehicle you were driving at the time of the accident and had liability coverage, the insurance company has a duty to defend the case and provide you legal representation. Contact your insurance company immediately. If you do not have insurance, you may want...Read more »
I borrowed my girlfriends car. I told my sister she could use it to take her boyfriend home. She didn't & instead asked a friend to drive hin using my girlfriends car. The friend driving my girlfriends car wrecked & was killed. Would the owner of the car insurance cover the cost of... Read more »
Getting medical attention for my broken knee and back and neck pain? The doctors tell me to contact an attorney before they can treat me due to the extent of injuries they were aware of me being the only one involved and i believe i have 25000in pip but im still dealing with a broken knee and no... Read more »
Did they explain why they told you to contact an attorney? Could they be confused and think you were the victim of another, at-fault driver? Your insurance company's PIP would cover up to the first $10,000 in bills (minus any deductible), then your health insurance, if any, would cover the...Read more »
The steal beam was run out the back pass-through window, out the back of the truck and 2 ft into the road from his driveway. There was a small red flag secured to it via surran wrap. The truck was unattended and it was dark outside. I did not see it and I hit it with my golf cart. The back window... Read more »
In 2014 I was in an at fault car accident. It was later resolved with a dismissal with prejudice. I just found out my license is suspended and when I called they told me I had a lawsuit against me for the accident. I looked up the florida court records and they had opened a new lawsuit against me... Read more »
If the second suit is for the same incident and same claimed damages, a motion to vacate the judgment in the second suit should be filed and set for hearing before the judge currently assigned to that case number. You must compare the complaint filed in the first suit to the one filed in the...Read more »
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