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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I dont have a licenese and was driving and a car pulled out in front of me I was on a one way and going staright

I had right away and cop said they would have been at fault but because no license he said i was

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 8, 2019

That is incorrect. It is a rebuttable presumption that bc you did not have your license, you are at fault. However, it can be rebutted by the fact that the car pulled in front of you, thus causing the accident. You are not at fault as you have rebutted the presumption.

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Q: Got in car accident . was told my registration was cancelled . had insurance and stuff . what will judge do .

Will I go to jail , loose my license or just show them my insurance . Is there a way to do this without going to court

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 6, 2019

Bc there was an accident, you’re going to have to go to court. If you had insurance at the time and you’ve corrected the registration, it probably all gets dismissed but you should hire a lawyer to ensure that’s how it goes.

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Q: I received injuries to my legs when someone backed into my drivers side car door while i front seat

Between the open door and front seat, forcing the door to close on my legs pinning me between the door and door frame. I was injured and in shock blacked out after she stopped backing up and didnt make a police report.i did go to hospital. Didnt get insurance info from driver. My son msgd driver... Read more »

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on May 19, 2019

Contact an attorney and discuss with an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: car for a dealership I lost my temporary tag now I have a citation for no registration plates

My temporary tag would have been expired the dealership then went the next day and transferred it

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 9, 2019

Just dhow the new tags and it should be dismissed.

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Q: Roommate wrecked my car. Not tags or insurance. Her fault. Officer said all would be on her. What to do?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 11, 2019

Make roommate pay for the damage. No insurance falls to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: What does krs 186a.042 (2)(a) mean

Wrecked daughters father dropped insurance with out telling me and I was involved in a wreck

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 10, 2019

It means if you are reported to the DOT as having cancelled or not having insurance coverage, the DOT will send you a notice requesting proof of insurance on the vehicle. If proof is not provided, theDOT will cancel your cars registration.

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Q: My roommate wrecked my car in a parking lot. Hit parked car and sent car into suv. No insurance, expired tag. What now

She said something broke in front end of car propelling her thru parking lot. Officer told me I am in no trouble but what if other parties sue?

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Apr 10, 2019

You should consult with an attorney as this can be serious.

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Q: Anything I can do about a holder on my license for over 10 year's in Kentucky
John Robinson
John Robinson answered on Mar 30, 2019

If the holder is part of a civil proceeding (like an insurance company secured a judgment against you for damage caused while driving without insurance), a bankruptcy filing will likely restore your driving privileges. You are welcome to email me if you have more specific questions.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: If I was in a car wreck and wasn't put on the police report is there any way to fix that so I can make a claim
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 20, 2019

Yes. Contact the investigating officer and ask him to supplement his report. You can still make a claim but supplementation first is preferable.

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Q: A 16 year old caught driving on KY intermediate license with too many passengers in the vehicle. How serious is this?

Another teen rear ended this 16 year old while she was driving illegal and he has had to pay for everything because he rear ended her. A settlement is pending thru insurance even though there was no injury. My point is she should not have been on the road at all. Shouldn't it be her fault? Sort of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 9, 2018

The intermediate license is a minor traffic offense. The person who rear ended the other person is at fault, license or no license, dui or no dui, because that is the direct and proximate cause of the accident.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: We was involved in a 6 vehicle wreck on Jello hill but I live in the state of Kentucky where do I need to file a claim

For injuries at.

Adam Michael Russell
Adam Michael Russell answered on Nov 18, 2018

The laws of the state where the crash occurred will control, and in most circumstances a court action would be initiated in that jurisdiction. An injury claim should first be filed with the at-fault party or parties insurance carriers. Multi-car crashes can be complicated. Do not speak with any... Read more »

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Q: A vehicle recently backed into my car in an apartment complex parking lot.

The other driver provided insurance however when I called the insurance co the adjuster said that they probably would not pay. She would not give me a reason. A police report was filed. Its been 2 week and still no definitive answer from Grange insurance. It was not my fault as my car was not even... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 16, 2018

Take a criminal complaint against both the owner and the driver in district court. You'll get paid a whole lot faster as restitution than you will as a judgment.

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Q: I live in Kentucky and left car parked on side of freeway went back and it was totaled insurance paid for the car but

I’m out the $7,500 for down payment on new car also car payments went up added two more years on a loan and insurance went up none of this would have happened before the accident wondering if I’m entitled to get anything back

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2018

No. The $7500 downpaymrnt and the higher monthly payments were voluntary on your part. You could have purchased a cheaper car and reduced these amounts. These issues are not a direct and proximate result of the accident.

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Q: My car was parked and was hit by a semi truck. My car isn’t insured. Do I have to pay for the damaged? I’m locate in KY
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2018

Not if you have the semi truck drivers information. You were not operating your vehicle so you can sue the truck driver and his company if they do not pay your claim.

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Q: My car was parked and was hit by a semi truck. My car isn’t insured. Do I have to pay for the damaged? I’m locate in KY
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2018

Not if you have the semi truck drivers information. You were not operating your vehicle so you can sue the truck driver and his company if they do not pay your claim.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: I was a passenger in a work truck involved in a 2 vehicle car accident(no fault). How would I file and what is the claim

Injuries-

-Liver allaceration

-Both lungs bruised right one with a little collapse,

-4 broke ribs (right side)

-right upper arm and side has stitches

(Need to know)

We wasn’t on the job. A employee had used the truck over the weekend while we was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2018

Personal injury suit against driver.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Can a pedestrian be at fault in any way if they are injured by a car?
Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Aug 22, 2018

Kentucky is a comparative fault state. This site is for general questions only. To answer your question, yes it is possible. If the pedestrian was some percentage at fault in causing the result such as if for example he failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle or crossed the street on red... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I was pulled over for failure to give right of way to an emergency vehicle. Says I have to show to to court?

I am from out of state I was driving in the right lane going the speed limit, I didn't see the officer on the side of the road until it was almost too late to react, I had crossed over the fog line because I panicked and slammed on my break I ended up slowing down to about 55-60mph by the time I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 14, 2018

No. You cannot pay the ticket and not appear in court. You can, however, hire an attorney to appear for you in that court and possibly resolve it without you coming to court.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: How long do you have to file a lawsuit against the other driver in a car accident?
Adam Michael Russell
Adam Michael Russell answered on Aug 10, 2018

The answer is more complicated than it may seem. If you accident is in KY, and you have not rejected the provisions of Kentucky's Motor Vehicle Reparations Act ("MVRA"), then you usually have two years from the crash or two years from the date of the last PIP payment under the MVRA. There are... Read more »

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