A petitioner took a picture of my car to use for their evidence because they say that my car resembles a car they have video of but not plate number. The person took the picture without asking me. I explained that just because my car is the same model in their video doesn’t mean it proves it’s... Read more »
No one needs your permission to take a picture of your car if it is visible anywhere. In fact, the photograph may be offered into evidence as corroborating evidentiary exhibit that may show that the make, model, shape, color and the type of the vehicle matches the one on the video.
You should not. It can be used against you in any potential civil claim.
Also, you have a decent chance of getting the ticket dismissed by pleading not guilty and requesting a bench trial. An attorney can be used to make sure this process goes smoothly and to ensure that you don’t say or...Read more »
He doesn’t want me to tell on him but I feel like I’m going to be responsible for his mess. He hit a car and left the scene. While I was sleeping. The police towed it and I never heard anything. Now I’m out of a car. What should I do? I don’t want to get him in trouble and gets mad if I... Read more »
1.) I have never counseled a client to lie and I am not telling you to lie. That said, you need to understand that if you tell the police that your boyfriend took your car, without your permission, you are telling your insurance company that they are not...Read more »
It depends on your carrier. Your insurance only covers "licensed drivers." Given that his license was revoked, your brother was NOT a licensed driver. Any carrier could use such an opportunity to legitimately deny a claim. That you were unaware is irrelevant unless he stole the car....Read more »
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on whose name the car is under. In trying to offer a simplified response based on the limited details here, it would more likely be the other vehicle's attorney who could be a matter of more...Read more »
The short answer is that a lawyer for the party who may claim some injury has sent you the form letter that generally kicks off such a case. I'm sure the letter asks you to report this incident to your insurer, which you don't have. Many lawyers in your situation will turn to their...Read more »
If you are at fault in the accident and do not have insurance, then the victim or other party's insurance company very well may make demand on you and/or sue you for the damages. Also, it may impact your driving privileges. Depending on your financial situation, you may want to consult a...Read more »
Upon the tow truck arrival I asked him to tow the vehicle from the front which there was room to allow that to happen. Instead he attached to chain to the bottom of the rear of the vehicle. As he drove off he began to snatch the vehicle several times slamming my vehicle into garbage cans after... Read more »
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Your insurance company would be able to meaningfully advise you on this, as insurance practices are governed by state law. But as a general rule, minors are not necessarily protected from being sued in motor...Read more »
My daughter was traveling through Illinois on her way back to Arkansas from seeing a friend. She Hydroplaned on the freeway after hitting standing water going 55 in a 65 she went off the road and totaled her car and she got a traffic ticket. No other vehicles or personnel were involved. It was... Read more »
Because it’s arguable that she failed to maintain control over vehicle, failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident, drove too fast for conditions and other possible violations. The state has to prove those but the fact that it was a one vehicle accident does not constitute a defense
Not sure what type of background check you are referring to, but Petty Traffic Offense typically do not show up on background checks. This will require further review by an attorney. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better.
The insurance totals it out and cuts them a check for $6300 which goes to the bank leaving them owing $700. They then turn around and say you need to pay them $6000. Does this seem right? Not denying that something has to be paid, but it seems that they are trying to get paid twice. Advice me... Read more »
So in August I have gotten a ticket for no insurance. But I had brought proof of insurance to bring to court on September 23rd, they said I have gotten the insurance too late about it. So I have to pay a fine and on court supervision. Today October 19 I had court for a terrible accident on... Read more »
Your fact pattern about do not show any reason for your license to be suspended. Your 9/12/20 accident does not violate your 9/23/20 Court Supervision because it happened before you were placed on Court Supervision. You only violate Court Supervision when you pick up a new case while on Court...Read more »
If you are not happy with your attorney, you should hire a new attorney. The sooner you hire another attorney, the better. Make sure to tell your potential new attorney, what issues you had with your last attorney so the same issues do not come up.
You need to restate your question in terms that we can understand. A "judgment" can ONLY be rendered by a Court. If you really mean a "Judgment" of $25,000.00, you have an attorney and should discuss this with him/her.
Insurance companies CANNOT Lien anything. They...Read more »
I was at a light when someone honked and accelerated quickly as I did and tried to cut around me quickly getting very close to my car without using a turn signal, I didn't allow them to pass until we were both well over the legal limit and although I should not have we both drove recklessly as... Read more »
The important thing here is that you recognize that your behavior was ill-considered and could well have ended in your arrest/and or loss of your driving privileges. Let it be a lesson learned. Wherever you are, stay there for the evening. No officer is going to issue a ticket for behavior that he...Read more »
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