A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for state-specific vehicle and traffic law, the convention followed in most places is that a vehicle backing out must usually yield to vehicles already...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for several weeks. Unfortunately, these situations are common, and it could be a matter of one person's word against another's without video footage or eyewitness testimony. You describe property damages. I hope...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for anyone here to give reliable guidance on this. You may want to take the car to a shop that runs safety inspections for the Department of Motor Vehicles. This is something an auto...Read more »
I was rear ended and filed a claim with my insurance company because I didn’t have police report yet. I requested the repair shop be paid directly however they issued a check to me. They waived my deductible and are supposed to send me an app so I can receive an electronic transfer in the amount... Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to have a meaningful consult with a local attorney, insurance companies nationwide are not overly concerned whether or not you straighten out minor dents or paint of a purely cosmetic...Read more »
me. My husband and I required extensive hospital and PT. We met with mediation with our attorney. Now our attorney is saying the driver only had $50.00 accidental per person which does not cover our bills. What can we do
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Nationwide, auto policies often have provisions for uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist protection. Such coverages are governed by state law, in terms of their statutory requirements. Therefore, only...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you consult with a local attorney, there are several issues to sort out here. The most pressing would be handling any violations for not having current insurance. In terms of the other driver, it will...Read more »
My daughter is 18 and will be starting college this Fall. I will be paying for her car financing and she lives with us. How can I protect myself? Have her finance the car and I cosign? Register car in her name? Have her on her own insurance policy? Thanks in advance!
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I hope your daughter never experiences an accident. But in terms of thinking ahead to reduce exposure, it looks like you've already identified two areas that people tend to look at in mitigating risk,...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. There wasn't a question in the post. If you're wondering about your legal rights, it could depend on whether the accident involved property damage alone, bodily...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Check your insurance policy's UM (uninsured motorist) coverage. That's the short answer in terms of where to turn to. Each state could have its own specific conditions for the operation of UM...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your post did not include a question, but it is clear you are wondering what to do. An attorney in any jurisdiction would probably want to know more before offering any input. Are you represented by an...Read more »
In answer to your question, yes. I don't think his excuse is valid however law enforcement is not require to have each driver involved in a MVA given a breathlyzer test. Now, if you think the law enforcement really breached his duties, then you can assert a complaint with his supervisor or...Read more »
Only a North Carolina attorney could advise about the enforceability of agreements. Such agreements could be governed by state statutes and state-specific court decisions. But your question remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter in most jurisdictions, such liability waiver agreements are...Read more »
I am prepared to repair the damage but I really had no idea it made contact. I knew I was close but didn’t tell or hear any contact. My car had a light scratch only. The other has a plastic 1/4 panel that will need to be painted and dent removed. I have no criminal or traffic infractions on my... Read more »
Only a North Carolina attorney could advise here, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you haven't already done so at this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss handling of the matter (while at the same time looking into arrangements to cover the property...Read more »
Question is, my insurance is maxed out, so can they get my only asset which is my home? I have no other assests besides my one car and my house, and very little money in a checking account, currently unemployed as I am full-time caretaker for my elderly father.
We can give general guidance, however, in your situation, you really need to set up an appointment with a bankruptcy attorney and discuss specifically what is and is not protected if you file bankruptcy. Additionally, I would contact your insurance company and the adjuster handling this matter...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter in virtually all jurisdictions, courts will allow corrections of basic information to be made. If it involves something of deeper substance beyond a clerical error, such as extrinsic evidence...Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It might be a longshot, as you were not the operator, but if you rented through a credit card, you could look into whether the card offered any type of protection. If you have a vehicle, you could look into...Read more »
My moms roommate is always leaving her car keys in the living room where my son plays, my moms has told her 3 times to keep her keys in her room and not in the reach of my son since he is only 2 and a half years old and thinks they are toy keys since they light up. On Sunday she left the keys again... Read more »
A North Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It's a messy situation. As a GENERAL matter, both sides could raise arguments. On one hand, it could be argued that such keys should not be left within the reach of a child and that the parking brake...Read more »
My son was behind minivan turning right onto main rd. Trees block view so must pull forward to see rd. My son was looking left & he and minivan collided. Driving dad’s car & in shock, he called me & said he rear ended someone but didn’t know how because he wasn’t moving. He had a... Read more »
my nephew was in a car accident, he is 18 and was scared. he got tboned on driver side then on right side then got hit in rear end and flipped. My nephew ran to a bulding close by but went back to scene and turned himself in before cops ever got done investigating it. He was charged with felony... Read more »
This is a subjective question. To normal average people - it not only looks incredibly bad and will likely ruin your life if convicted - it is in fact objectively bad as well. To other criminals or young people who don't know any better, it may look like you earned some badge of glory. You...Read more »
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