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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Jan this year a water sewer truck hit my parked Pathfinder and damaged my whole right front. How do I get my truck fixed
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Feb 23, 2024

You have three choices you either 1) contact their insurane company and see if they will pay. 2) file a lawsuit yourself or 2) hire a lawyer to try to recover your property damage. The problem is a good lawyer may cost more than the damage is worth. Please remember you must do this quickly as... View More

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Q: Jan this year a water sewer truck hit my parked Pathfinder and damaged my whole right front. How do I get my truck fixed
Leonard R. Boyer
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Report the accident to your insurance company. If they refuse to cover it, you need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't... View More

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Q: Jan this year a water sewer truck hit my parked Pathfinder and damaged my whole right front. How do I get my truck fixed
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 24, 2024

If the truck's insurance carrier will accept liability, that could be the least expensive route to go. As my colleagues correctly point out, the other options could include court or handling the claim through your own carrier. If you choose to go through your own carrier, you may be looking at... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I had a car crash 2 years ago and a police report was filed but no charges. Do I need to report in N400?

I had a car crash 2 years ago and a police report was filed but no charges or fines for me. The police arrived at the scene and I don't think I was detained. The police did ask what happened and asked me to wait since my car crashed into a Train Transit bridge and the transit police had to... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Based on your description, it appears that the car crash you were involved in did not result in any charges or fines against you. Since there were no legal consequences or penalties stemming from the incident, it is unlikely that you need to report it on your N400 application for US citizenship.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: I have a third IME scheduled with the same doctor. Is this legal?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 19, 2024

Carriers do that - they may have a contract with the company that handles their IMEs and peer reviews. Sometimes if the medical review company is a large one, examining doctors may be scheduled randomly, but they don't go to any great lengths to make sure the same doctor doesn't get lined... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Very odd question. About a month ago I received a call from my car insurance company stating their was a bodily injury

Claim against me for a car accident I was in last year. The issue is I was never in accident. I followed up with my insurance today and they claim the other parties lawyer , car insurance and police department won’t release accident report to my car insurance? I’m very confused and just don’t... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 12, 2023

The cheapest option may be to stay in contact with your insurance carrier regarding the claim. If they are a reputable carrier, they will likely look into the matter. Insurance company claim departments verify claims made against their policyholders. A costlier option could be to retain an attorney... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Very odd question. About a month ago I received a call from my car insurance company stating their was a bodily injury

Claim against me for a car accident I was in last year. The issue is I was never in accident. I followed up with my insurance today and they claim the other parties lawyer , car insurance and police department won’t release accident report to my car insurance? I’m very confused and just don’t... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 12, 2023

Your insurance company is required to keep you informed and provide to you information.

Unfortunately, even though you do not want to be bothered, this is something that can happen. You should be able to obtain from the insurance company the claim made by the allegedly injured person....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: good morning i have a question regarding a traffic accident where i was injured And just wondering if my lawyer is

just wondering if my lawyer is doing right by me after reading reviews online im scared i wont receive my settlement as the lawyer has already recieved it 3 months ago and wont release my funds thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 24, 2023

No one here can make any judgements as to what is causing the delay. Only your attorney could advise on that. As a GENERAL matter, when it comes to releasing funds, a common cause of delays could involve negotiation and settlement of liens with medical providers or other entities. But that's... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello, someone hit a parked car while pulling out and thought there was no damage. He now has a court appointment.

Hello,

Someone hits a parked car while pulling out of street parking and thought there was no damage on the other car. He just checked the car from rear mirror and left the scene.

A police officer called after a few days and said the car had camera and reported very minor damage.... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Aug 5, 2023

You better tell your friend to hire a good lawyer. Your friend is facing up to 30 days in jail and 6 months loss of his license and some fines. If convicted which it sounds like it would be easy for the state to do, due to the video evidence, these penalties are a real possibility without good... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: 4 car accident on rt 80 2019 paid my fines. Recently tried getting license back 2 tickets were never put in system

After I went to court and other parties didn't attend 3x I was told by public defender to pay fines which I did. Now 3 years later I have to attend court for the additional 2 .tickets that were not in system.Can the town do this?

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Nov 26, 2022

They may or may not be able to do this, an attorney would need to ask you and the court a lot of question starting with ,one like were the tickets issued and served on you, the reason why they were not in the system, were the tickets sent to another court thus a double jeopardy problem. That... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: warning for offense 39:4-32 pedestrian crossing roadway signals

if you receive a warning in new jersey for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk will that increase your auto insurance rates. Not a ticket but a warning. I have a camera in my car and the video shows nothing except a cop waving to turn left. Can I contest this ?

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Nov 17, 2022

A ticket filed in the municipal court is required before direct and collateral consequences become an issue. If a police officer gives only a warning, then the court, motor vehicle commission, and insurance company should not find out about the encounter.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Can I take an insurance company to small claims court for refusing to pay me diminished value on my car after being hit?

Rear ended at a stop light in 11/23. Kelly blue book average trade value is $18,666. Highest offer I can get is $15000 because I was rear ended by this insurance company’s client. Was offered $0 because they said the car was over 100000 miles. It is 109,000 but still has the value mentioned above... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 7, 2024

Yes. And on proper proof you can win.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Walmart sold me the wrong tires, underinflated them. I ended up rearending someone because the tires lost traction-case?

I have all the documentation. They are stonewalling me because they know it's a big number. No airbags deployed. Everyone walked away, but injuries.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 7, 2024

Consult with experienced personal injury attorneys in the state where this occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Q: Last year I got a 1099 form from GMC Financial for $1000, this is for late charges I owed on a car loan.

I filed it on my taxes as income. Now that they car has been totaled in an accident, they refuse to release the title because of this $1000 in late charges. Per GM rep there is interest on late charges. I never heard of this. If they charged it off and I had to claim as income, why do I have to pay... View More

Leonard R. Boyer
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answered on Sep 7, 2023

You are going to need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney. You can expect to pay an attorney for 1/2 to one hour of attorney time to review the documents and explain your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: The paralegal for my case, forgot to deduct a medical bill, I signed off on my settlement. Do I legally need to pay

Wondering if I legally need to pay this medical bill since I already signed off on the total amount, including all medical expenses from my lawyer

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 18, 2023

If a valid bill was not paid from the settlement, you are still responsible to pay it. But your attorney may be responsible for some or all of it if the attorney should have negotiated or otherwise handled the lien. Ask the attorney to negotiate the lien.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: Was in car accident not my fault other party ran stop sign...and also left car and ran from the scene..... hurt shoulder

At a later date I returned to an er and the doctor did not seem to believe I could not lift my shoulder higher so she forced it now I am unable to lift or use my left arm because she forced it when I told her it couldn't..... be

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 14, 2023

You may now, not only have a case against the other driver, but also the doctor. Make sure you see other doctor's right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My granddaughter was in single car accident where the driver of the car was a friend that was suicidal.

The call was orento and she jumped into the driver's seat. When they were outside argument she refused to get out of the car so my God daughter got in the car and was trying to get her out the friend took. Off speeding and crashed the car into a utility Pole where the Pole fell down in a whole... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 9, 2023

You need a lawyer, right away, before the wrong thing is said or done.

Search Justia for an experienced attorney in your state.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: My car was hit by a stolen vehicle. Even though she left key in car, her insurance denied claim.

I own a rental car company. I rented a vehicle to a customer, she had no insurance and took my collision damage waiver, the vehicle was hit by a BMW loaner vehicle that was stolen from customer after she left the key in the car at her house. Her insurance company is covering 50% of the damage to... View More

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jun 1, 2023

It will depend on the language of the release you signed when receiving partial payment. If not prevented by the terms of the release, you may sue the customer.

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: If a judgement was rendered on a matter that I failed to submit an answer, do I have any option to appeal?

I received a summons and failed to provide so answer in the allotted time. A judgment was rendered and I have not satisfied it. The judgement was regarding an accident I got into in 2019, I was uninsured at the time. There were only paint scratches to the other person’s car, but they sued me for... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 23, 2023

Depending on how long ago it was, you may be able to file a motion to set aside based on excusable neglect.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: What do I do if I receive a letter from an attorney in Chicago notifying me of a suit for an accident I wasnt in?

It gives me an address in Chicago where the accident happened, but I’ve never been to Chicago, nor have my vehicles. They want me to call them with my insurance or forward the letter to them. What do I do?

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Feb 15, 2023

Much more information would be needed to properly answer your question such as was the accident a covered event under your insurance, Did someone drive your car to Chicago, Was your car stolen etc. Speak with a lawyer or if you have insurance for this event your insurance company. I suggest a... View More

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