with only his lights on and no sirens on— who is at fault for property damages and medical bills? The accident was undeniably his fault, but I did receive a must appear citation for driving while suspended- habitual violator.
answered on Mar 1, 2023
If the police officer is more than 50% at fault for the collision, then the city he works for will be liable for that percentage of all your damages. Your damages will include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. The city most likely has some form of insurance to cover this... Read more »
Accident and now they are saying that I don't have full coverage they only charging me for liability How can I fix this problem I haven't had a vehicle for 2 weeks now and where my car is at in the tow lot they are saying I am liable for the damages or the storage please could you help me... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Read the terms of your insurance policy and your premium invoice. If you have full coverage, or if you paid for full coverage, you may be able to sue your insurance company.
If not, you may be able to sue your insurance agent for not obtaining full coverage despite your instructions to do so.
answered on Jul 12, 2022
As a general rule, yes, the insurance company for the car will cover the negligent acts of the driver (even if that driver is uninsured otherwise). The only exception might be if the vehicle was taken without permission, or if the driver was known to be such a poor driver that the owner should have... Read more »
answered on May 30, 2022
Your post does not ask the question you are seeking an answer----my suggestion is that you contact an accident/injury lawyer and meet with him to discuss your questions. Most accident/injury lawyers do not charge for an initial consult---I am know my firm does not----so take them up on it and meet... Read more »
within how many days should I file a claim against city or whatever agent designed or built the road?
answered on Apr 5, 2022
A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Technically, it's possible you could, if you could prove to a jury or judge that a road is poorly designed and that you sustained injuries as a result of that poor design. That could be more difficult than it... Read more »
I got citation with mandatory court appearance. The lights were close to each other, so I looked at the one for across traffic, I crashed into another car, minor damage. I was not speeding, it was my first time driving in that area so I got really confused at the intersection. should I get a lawyer?
answered on Mar 23, 2022
A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already done so at this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss the citation. In terms of potential claims from other vehicles, your insurance company should assign an attorney... Read more »
If a car is turning S and is stopped in the W bound lane is crossing a turn lane going E is hit in the rear who at fault?
answered on Oct 7, 2021
A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL rule nationwide, the vehicle hitting the other in the rear bears the brunt of liability, but this is a very general response. Since liability could be governed by state-specific vehicle and traffic laws... Read more »
Went to hospital for knee and hip pain.
answered on Apr 1, 2021
Yes, you should consult with a lawyer---you want to make sure that you are protected----Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for injury/accident lawyers in your area and contact a few of them----most give free, no obligation first meetings on these type cases----I know my firm does----so take them... Read more »
Also got cited for no interlock device in the vehicle.... he was driving someone else's vehicle.
It was an uncontrolled/open intersection.. I got cited for fail to yield the right of way... what are my options.....can't I fight this
Can I sue him or the owner of the... Read more »
answered on Nov 26, 2020
Unfortunately, he would not be liable automatically, but those facts would contribute to having a jury determine that he was, in fact, at fault. Ultimately, it would be up to a jury to place a percentage of fault on each of the drivers. They could determine that the other driver was 90% at fault,... Read more »
I stopped at a stop sign, I checked both ways, didn't see anyone coming, so I slowly turned right into the lane. My car was old and couldn't accelerate fast, anyway. The other car hit the front left of my car with their rear right side. My car's front bumper was on the ground and the... Read more »
answered on Nov 24, 2020
A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. This can happen, despite the superficial damage to their vehicle at the scene of the accident. The bodily injury claim was probably open for some time. If a settlement of $25,000 is reached, the next thing that should... Read more »
Is not in my best interest to deny their request?
answered on Oct 27, 2020
A Kansas attorney could advise best, but you await a response for four weeks. Your question may have remained open because although it's posted under Car Accidents, it looks like it has workers' comp elements to it because it took place in the course of employment. You could reach out to... Read more »
I have police report stating that he was at fault he even admitted it was his fault we both had the same story about what happened and he was parked on side of street we’re he was not suppose to be parking.well after police report was made he suddenly came up with a witness coming up with a... Read more »
answered on Oct 13, 2020
It's not clear if this is an injury situation or just property damage, and the severity in either case. There is a two year statute of limitations in either case. If just property damage, and not much dollar damage, then small claims court might be the way to go (if < $4k). If an injury... Read more »
answered on Jul 19, 2020
You may be limited in claiming pain and suffering damages if you were uninsured, but there are a number of exceptions. Even in a worse case scenario, you can still claim medical expenses (past and future) as well as lost wages (past and future).
answered on Jul 1, 2020
A Kansas attorney could advise you best, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, no one can really say what happens next. It's in the hands of the person whose car you hit. If you were insured and the damages were substantial or there were injuries, I'd say place... Read more »
answered on Jun 16, 2020
A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Additionally, this is not a safety issue that most traffic ticket or car accident attorneys deal with on a regular basis. It's performance gear and other than the usual federal transportation regs, state vehicle... Read more »
She took my car while I was asleep hit a car left the scene now I have a warrant. If I go to a walk in docket will I be arrested
answered on Feb 7, 2020
Is it a warrant or a summons? If it's a warrant for failure to appear were you notified? I suggest you talk to an attorney in that county who handles misdemeanor criminal cases. Did you tell the police your car had been stolen?
answered on Feb 2, 2020
If it was a telephone or electric utility pole and it sustained serious damage, the respective companies could look to you for reimbursement in the cost of replacement, repair, or inspection. If the pole was not damaged (or they choose to handle the matter through their own insurance), they could... Read more »
The car had left hand control installed in them. The hand control stop working and i hit a curb. The rental car company sent out a tow driver to fix temporary it worked for a couple of hours and stop working they later picked it up. I didn't go to the hospital and I have been dealing with... Read more »
answered on Nov 5, 2019
It's your choice, but I believe it would be valuable to consult with a Kansas attorney immediately. I realize that people often say this in the aftermath of any accident, but in your case, it could be especially important because an attorney could take steps to preserve evidence here.... Read more »
The person that caused the wreck delivered to pizzas for Pizza hut but didn't have insurance. Could the insurance from the other vehicle be responsible or pizza hut be responsible since the should be sure the have insured drivers while on duty
answered on Nov 2, 2019
You may have several ways to get a recovery for your injuries. First, yes, Pizza Hut will likely have some liability if their driver was uninsured. Second, if the other vehicle had any fault for causing the accident you may be able to make recovery there. Third, if you owned a vehicle with... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2019
Start by contacting a member of the Ks.Assn for Justice in the county where it happened. If it was law enforcement, contact the KsCivil Liberties Union, ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys" in your area--they usually give free consults.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.