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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My car was hit. The registered owner said he sold the car. Who is responsible to pay? Their car has no insurance.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. One option is to look at your policy here - check the provisions for uninsured motorist coverage. You could explore whether that's a possibility through your carrier; an Ohio... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: I got in a car accident that I was at fault for but on my ticket is say no crash, what can i do with this?

It is an ovi charge

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and time is probably very much of the essence in your actions. If you have not already done so, you should consider reaching out to an Ohio criminal defense attorney. Only an Ohio attorney is qualified to advise you on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I have license forfeitures from failing to appear. I took care of them both w court, still blocked at BMV! What gives?

In 2016, I was ticketed with a “failure to yield; left turn” ticket for an accident I believed I was innocent of. I couldn’t afford to fight it, so decided to wait it out. 2018, I got rear ended and charged w driving under suspension from failure to pay. 2020, personal circumstances strong... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 10, 2020

You need to go to the clerk's offices at the court(s) involved and get the release to give to the BMV.

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Q: I am being sued by an insurance company for 8k for an accident in 2018 where I was rear ended. I need advice please

I was rear ended at a stop light. At the time of the accident, we exchanged information. She told her insurance company I negligently operated my car and it was my fault. The cops were called but they wouldn’t come. My only witnesses are my young kids. The following morning I was told by my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 7, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It sounds like the other driver's insurance paid their insured's claim and are now coming after you for it. I'm sorry for your difficult situation, but if you could somehow at least arrange a short... Read more »

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Q: Do I have a case?

I was hit by a semi in the back of my car which turned me sideways and then pushed down the highway for several minutes. The police report stated they couldn’t determine who was at fault even though the driver of the truck stated he didn’t see me. I am still paying on my vehicle so I had full... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's terrifying to think that an eight-month pregnant woman with a six-year old child in a car small enough not to be seen from the cab of a truck was pushed down the highway for minutes. If you reached out to Ohio... Read more »

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Q: Truck hit me from slow lane in my front passenger side. He was ticketed. Will his insurance pay to fix my car?

I was in passing lane. Truck came up on my bumper. There was nowhere to go as I had car I front of me. He went into the slow lane beside me the rammed into me. He then proceeded to try and flee. I caught up to him and he pulled over. He came at me but I stayed in car and called cops. They ticketed... Read more »

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Oct 5, 2020

Likely, you should give your insurance company a call and they'll get ahold of his insurance and sort out your property damage claim. If you end up with a bodily injury claim, then a good Plaintiff's attorney will be able to help you out.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If an underage, non licensed child shows up on my property on a golf cart, and then leaves, can I be held liable?

She was not invited. Should I not allow her to leave, or will it come back on me if something happens?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

You should 100% always allow people to leave, particularly a young girl. The idea that you should prevent a young girl from leaving when from what you've mentioned here, has caused no damage but passed through on a golf cart, is terrifying.

If you are worried about trespassers, get a...
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Q: My mother was in an automobile that was hit from the behind, the insurance agency that represent the person offer 1000
Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Aug 6, 2020

If you’re mom is wondering about whether that is a fair settlement, we’ll need more information about the crash. Have your mom contact a personal injury attorney who gives free consultations to get more information.

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Q: Is it my fault if I hit a illegally parked car in ohio
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 17, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It generally is. The fact that a car is parked illegally subjects it to parking violations, but doesn't give other motorists immunity from hitting it. In some instances, there could be additional factors, such as... Read more »

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Q: If my foot in on the break pedal and I am completely stopped would I be at fault if a kid on a bike would hit my car
Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Jul 6, 2020

It would depend on a few factors, a consultation with an attorney would be able to provide a more full answer than simply whether you were stopped with your foot on the brake is enough to not be at fault.

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Q: My son was using my car and it was hit while parked in front of his house. Can his insurance take the claim ?

The driver at fault has no insurance and I didn’t have insurance for uninsured drivers

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Generally, insurance is designated for a particular car. Unfortunately, it doesn't ordinarily follow the driver. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My son was borrowing my car and an uninsured driver hit the car when it was parked. Can his insurance take the claim
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general rule, insurance runs with the vehicle. Unfortunately, his insurance is likely to be limited to his vehicle. It could be worth looking into whether the incident qualifies under your policy's... Read more »

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Q: I have had Allstate insurance for 32 years when a person filed a claim against me they said I didnt have it The lady

sued me in civil court and won Help what should I do she should have sued allstate

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 16, 2020

That’s not how insurance works. The injured party still sues you. You’re supposed to report the claim to your insurance and they then step in and take over the case. Not telling them about it is a reason to deny coverage. You need to contact your insurance and find out if you’re too late.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Wasn’t charged with OVI due to my injuries, hospital did a medical screen. Urine. Can it be used against me in lawsuit?

I came up over a hill to find an excavator crossing the road with only one warning sign a half mile back and no flaggers present I t-boned it going just under the speed limit I wasn’t suspected of or charged with an ovi or given a blood test or a sobriety test. The hospital did however do a... Read more »

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Jun 10, 2020

Claims and lawsuits for personal injury require medical documentation, so your records would be admitted to show your condition after the accident. The at-fault party/company/insurance company may try to use evidence contained in those records to their advantage, if there is information that would... Read more »

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Q: Can I file a lawsuit against the city of Cleveland for negligence in a car accident leaving my vehicle totalled?

My vehicle was totalled when another driver crossed the median.

I can obtain a police report.

The other driver didn't show any Drivers License and their car was uninsured. the other vehicle did not have any plates/tags.

The other driver claimed to have been a mechanic... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 7, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but you await a response for a week, and you may need to get moving in filing notices of claim with your insurance carrier if you are able to take that route. It does not look like you have a basis for an action against the City of Cleveland, unless it was a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: I need to know if I have a chance, or if I should just pay her what she is asking.

An ex-gf of mine is trying to sue my in small court for around 2,000 dollars for damage of her car. When we were together I was driving her car and backed into a pole. She said it was fine. I messaged her telling her I was sorry, I’d help her with it, and all of that, which she has messages... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 5, 2020

Since she had and didn’t use insurance, she has failed to mitigate her damages and could should have some trouble if you argue that in court. From a practical stand point, is $1500 a fair estimate of the damage? Can you afford it reasonably easily? Because it’s probably both the right thing to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I have progressive insurance on my car. The garaging address is in Ohio where I live. My daughter was involved in a hit

& run in Al. They have totaled her vehicle and are applying the Al law to her car settlement instead of the garaging state. Please advise

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 24, 2020

I hope your daughter is okay. An Alabama attorney and Ohio attorney should advise on this, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general rule, carriers can apply the law of the state in which a matter occurred. But this could be more complex, because there could be choice-of-law issues... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Collections for Ohio on
Q: long story short I was an accident when to the hospital. had bills that had to wait to get paid until I received

help please now im on hold with the hospital im trying to get receipts and a call log with the notes that were made on my account i don't know what else to do. why would they serve me AFTER i paid them?

ong story short I was an accident when to the hospital. had bills that had to wait... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles answered on Mar 13, 2020

You probably have more than 3 days to answer. you have 28 days from date you were served with summons to provide answer to hospital's attorney and then must file answer with Court within 3 days of responding to attorney.

The hospital most likely referred the matter to collection...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My husband and I are both facing security suspensions. What are our rights amd now do we defend ourselves at our hearin
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2020

Your rights and the potential arguments you might be able to make in your defense could depend upon your particular situation. You could contact traffic ticket lawyers in Ohio who practice near the county where the matter is pending. Some offer free brief initial consults. Such a consult could help... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My sons car was hit and totaled by an uninsured driver while it was parked. How does he get reimbursed for the car?

The driver was cited with failure to control and was found guilty. How does he get some kind of restitution for the lost of his car?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 12, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best on this, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you have probably discussed the matter with your insurance people and have learned about these routes. Some of the recourses you might have are to treat the property loss as a first-party claim if... Read more »

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