A drunk driver hit me after passing a red light. I went to the doctor and said everything seems good on xrays, but gave me muscle relaxers and steroids for pain. After weeks from the accident, my chest keeps hurting. His insurance wants to settle $2500 for me including loss of income, and $7500 for... View More
There were no drugs found in the car, no drugs found in the driver's system, he blew a .02, after having a beer about a half hour earlier, he's over 21. The highway patrol stayed in the hospital until all drug and alcohol tests performed, was given the negative results immediately. The... View More
Law enforcement can obtain a search warrant for a cell phone if they believe it contains evidence related to the accident or other criminal activity. They need to demonstrate probable cause to a judge to obtain the warrant. If you have concerns, consult with a lawyer for guidance based on your...View More
A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains for two weeks. In terms of your question on what you should do, there are a number of issues to sort out here. I hope no one was injured here, but if you were, reach out to attorneys to discuss your options there. Without...View More
My wife was parked in Colorado at a gas station and a driver backed hard into her then drove off. There were cameras and cops were called, but she lives in South Dakota since we are military and We are confused on how this process works.
A Colorado attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your wife's accident; I hope she is okay. If she was injured, she could reach out to Colorado attorneys to discuss. Free initial consults are the norm in the industry. You could...View More
My daughters view was obstructed by vehicles parked illegally at intersection. She slowly proceeded into intersection for a clear view to her right. Didn't see vehicle so continued thru and got t-boned by driver heading west. She was heading north and was nearly thru before getting hit. Both... View More
Your question is a classic comparative fault question. First, your daughter who was the passenger may have a claim against her sister (collectable from her liability insurance) and the other driver. You should talk with an attorney about her rights.
For Improper lane change (m2) but with a $0.00 charge but with the fact that I have to show up in court. Do I have to be worried about time in jail or a misdemeanor? I was checking my lanes and didn’t see the other car anywhere before trying to switch lanes.
A South Dakota attorney would be able to respond in the best manner. As a general matter in virtually all jurisdictions, minor traffic violations are not treated as criminal offenses. If you haven't already by now, see if a South Dakota traffic ticket attorney would offer you a free initial...View More
A fire would not be a forseeable event. If you have collision run it through that and let the insurance go after that. However your lease ususally says that ploughing is on them, and if you can make a case that the fire was somehow due to their not ploughing it, make a claim for it..
About 2 weeks ago I was a passenger on a charter bus accident that resulted in a fatality of the driver who hit us. The bus company would not allow us to remove of luggage from beneath the bus. It has now been 2 weeks and I have still not gotten back my luggage. The state patrol has told me that... View More
My parents are refusing to pay for a insurance claim on an accident I was in last year. I caused the accident, I was riding my bicycle and hit a car. The insurance company is asking for money. The letters they send are being addressed to "The Parents of "Minors Name"". My... View More
The parents are technically responsible.You may want to pay it if you can. Start by figuring what the bill was (I'm assuming you are at fault because you say so). If you pay you want a release of all claims.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem...View More
Your insurance status has no bearing on the issue of liability. So answer is "yes."
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