both lanes of travel stopped to let me out at a 4 way intersection. left to me an to right the other vehicle went into brakedown lane passing 2 stopped vehicles to the right of me on the right side and hit mine. no cars was turning both lanes of travel was stopped letting me cross it is a 2 way... Read more »
Initially, the auto insurance companies may determine that the other vehicle had the right of way because that's the way they think, but there is Rhode Island case law stating that if the car ahead of you stops for something you have a duty to determine why before proceeding. The fact that...Read more »
There's a section here on this site for finding lawyers. See the tab above to the left (Find a Lawyer). In addition to your own independent online searches, the Rhode Island Bar Association has resources for finding lawyers. Good luck
The dmv adjudication states the incident was from 2019 when the accident was 2016 i have offered to make payments twice and they wont accept it without all of my financial history. I feel uncomfortable giving this information and also on some of the documents they have sent it has my name... Read more »
Your attorney should not lie to you and should advocate for your best interests. It sounds like you need some professional representation and assistance to understand what rights, obligations, and responsibilities you may have. I would recommend you meet with, and retain your own advocate to assist...Read more »
This is something that a Rhode Island attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. Ordinarily, most state civil procedure codes contain provisions for amending a complaint (if this is a state court-based claim, which most motor vehicle accidents involving parties from...Read more »
Talk to your lawyer about making restitution and negotiating a more palatable resolution. Not remembering is likely not your best defense, especially if there is a credible witness who does. Hitting parked cars is not generally excused, even when they are "wrongly parked"
I made it almost through the intersection but had to slow since a truck was in front of me. A speeding car hit the extreme back of my car. I went back afterwards to look at the crash site. She should not have hit me. I was far enough out of the intersection. I think she was on her phone or... Read more »
I want to repair my totaled truck myself. Ins co, and dmv say it can only be repaired by someone with salvage rebuilders licence. Law says I can rebuild it if title is stamped "for parts only". I hold the title. Can I repair it and then get it retitled?
The costs or replacing the damaged fixtures plus what the judge decides, following the statutes, after a hearing. Your own attorney is the best thing you could take with you to court for this type of scenario. (5) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.
In the last three years, If you were not at fault, and were not given a citation for the accident, then it is hard to imagine how that could be a prior infraction. If you were at fault, and given a citation, then this is not within the purview of the good driver's statute.
Two lanes becomes one. Right is coming off from rotary. I was in left lane. Both cars were coming off from main road but opposite direction. I enter the left lane from a traffic light. Then the two lane merged. Who has right of way? There’s no traffic sign to indicate who has to yield.
A lot depends on the positions of the cars and road markings. Most are marked either by signs or pavement markings showing which lane is the through lane and which lane is being shut down, as it were. Traffic on the main lane would have the right of way unless other vehicles were entering that lane...Read more »
That's a good question. It could have negative implications for your health. In addition, it could affect your settlement. Furthermore if you wait too long to treat you may never be able to resume treatment.
I'm not clear as to what happened. If you weren't cited, then no legal ramnifications unless there was a crash. If the trucker saw you, and there was a collision it may or may not be his fault depending on who was where, though on balance insurance companies will look on you as at fault...Read more »
Depends on the issue. RI had a 3 year statute.That means before 3 years, not after. For property damage it may be longer. Also for uninsured motorist claims. Why not contact a member of the RI Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
it was determined the other driver at fault. insurance co set me up with a rental and told me to take the car to get it fixed. the car was finished and ready for pickup. body shop called me to tell me the insurance co (liberty mutual)the car was being worked on, insurance co paid the body shop... Read more »
Work with YOUR insurance company, they usually resolve the disputes betwixt themselves and the other motorist's insurance. If that is not an option, meet with an attorney. It may cost you a retainer to write some letters and start a dispute that may resolve the situation - or end up in litigation.
I was picking up a water heater which I gave to a friend who is hard up. My pickup is a luxury pickup clean as can be with not a single tool in it. My father ownes a Plumbing company that I help at. Any time me or anyone else picks up supplies for the company it is done with a company van or... Read more »
You tell them it wasn't a business trip, and if they think it was they can prove it. Tell them you regret that you will have to file a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Get an affidavit from the guy you were doing the favor for that he wasn't a customer, it was an act of charity,...Read more »
The insurance is saying I was using vehicle for work related purposes but I'm unemployed and do not receive any paycheck. I was picking up a water heater for my father who ownes a plumbing company and was taking it home from the store. Can they deny my claim?
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