I had to file a lawsuit against two drivers that collided with eachother. I was at the red light when they hit each other and ended up hitting my car. Both of their insurance companies are disagreeing on the liability so my car is a total loss and has not been replaced and my medical bills are... Read more »
Some people actually send the discovery requests with the complaint when it gets served. I would suggest waiting until they file an answer, wherein they will probably deny everything, and then send the interrogatories, request for production of documents and anything else you might want to send...Read more »
If you your family were hurt, you need to at least get a consultation. I suggest you contact attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleston, an attorney of great experience who gives free consultations. Tell him I suggested you call. Don't give any statements or talk about where you hurt to any company...Read more »
no but you may have other issues. You need to watch what statements you give--and which he gives. Do thank him for not filing charges. Thinking you have permission isn't theft--but talk to an injury attorney if it was someone else's fault and you were hurt.
If he was a permissive user, that means he had permission to use the car by the owner, or someone who had permission by the owner, he may be okay. The insurance company wants you to file charges against him so they don't have to pay the claim. If you contact an attorney I'm sure they...Read more »
Other illegal issues aside (drinking while driving, etc.,) If he was using the car with the permission of the owner, then perhaps not. You need to talk to an attorney and give more details but it is possible he will be ok. I wish you well.
It sounds like the insurance company along with its representatives may have failed to have you sign the release. If they ask you to sign it, I would suggest you do so. Any court will make you sign it. Otherwise, there really is no issue although you cannot again make another claim. That would be...Read more »
Yes, he can call the police after the fact and have a report made. If he has gotten injured he can make a claim for any injuries and the damage to his car. Your insurance company will pay him, if appropriate, and your premiums will go up a bit.
You should call a local injury lawyer and discuss your case with them. Even if the ticket was dropped, you may still be at fault for the accident in a civil case. The criminal court and the civil court are two different worlds. Your case involves a very fact specific inquiry. It is possible...Read more »
I was hit by two trucks on my motorcycle waiting at a stoplight in January. I sustained spine injuries and my motorcycle was totaled. I retained an attorney three days after the accident and have yet to have settled the claim. In addition to the lack of sense of urgency my attorney is very... Read more »
This is a very sensitive subject. It is unfortunate that you feel this way, especially concerning such a severe case. It is best for you to speak with another attorney who is licensed to handle similar cases in South Carolina.
A lot depends who was where when. Generally, you have the right of way and the person coming out of the driveway has to make way for you. Consult an attorney before you give any recorded statement. If you were hurt, give attorney Carl Jacobsen in Charleston a call--tell him I suggested you call.
A South Carolina attorney would be best suited to answer your question, but it remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, standard motor vehicle forms (depending on the jurisdiction - it's not a sure bet) sometimes contain information on their reverse sides on how to file for...Read more »
I was in an accident on 8/8/19 but I wasn't injured. The FR 10 shows the other party for being at fault. On the TR 310 form the other party admits to making a right turn on red while I had the left green protected area. On 8/15/19 I write the owner of the vehicle. I explained to the other... Read more »
I was in an accident as shown on the FR 10 form due to the at fault party making a right turn on red while I had the left protected green arrow. Since my insurance claim was denied I just decided to sue the at fault driver for the damages on my vehicle. Once I win in court, what is my next step as... Read more »
I had the left protected green arrow. As I'm entering the intersection and almost to the median I see a vehicle doing a right turn on red. Rather than her turning into the right lane, as I thought she's supposed to do, she begins to go into the center lane. She's moving slowly. (I... Read more »
A claim denied isn't a legal finding. You need to see if there is video of the intersection covering the time involved.Do this ASAP as they aren't kept around for a long time as it eats up storage. A lot depends on who was where when. However South Carolina is, I believe, a comparative...Read more »
I was in an accident on 8/8/2019. I filed a claim to get my vehicle fixed. I received an email from the claims adjuster that says "Thank you Ms. Kerns for the police report and for giving is your statement. Based on statements from both parties, the police report and photos of both cats we... Read more »
If you have collision on the policy, then go through your own and let them hassle it out. You want to get a copy of the police report. If necessary, sue them in court /small claims (depending on damage).
that was backing up. An officer came and cited me as the contributer to the accident. The driver that hit me did not get cited. I have injuries, can I file a claim against his insurance for pain and suffering and loss of some wages? Workers comp is involved as well
I was in an accident on 8/8. The other party's insurance company finally contacted me on 8/20. The insurance company told me they would be keeping in contact with me to go through the claims process. I've heard nothing from them. Everytime I call I end up getting her voicemail. I have... Read more »
I'm glad you were not injured in this accident. Yes, there are attorneys who handle property damages only. But they are generally not as prevalent as the ones who handle auto injury claims. You could look up South Carolina attorneys on this site, or you could conduct your own independent...Read more »
I was in an accident on 8/8. The other party's insurance contacted me on 8/20 and told me they would be keeping in touch with me. I've left her voicemails. She hasn't returned my calls. I just continue to get her voicemail which says "Welcome to our voicemail box system. You... Read more »
Your insurance. If you had uninsured motorist insurance on your vehicle that may cover you though I doubt it. Why not run that by Attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleston. He'll give you a free consult. Tell him I suggested you call.
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