He may have been licensed, and hopefully he is and had insurance. You need to be concerned about proving his liability and his ability to pay for your damages (such as insurance). If he was unlicensed, LEO's probably would have cited/arrested him. But that would not have been negligence...Read more »
My wife was backing out of her parking space in a school parking lot (2737 Kate Bond Rd, Memphis, TN 38133) in Memphis, TN. Front of school, parking area between baseball diamond and parking median. Wife pulling back driver coming fast around corner. Police were called and declined to come out... Read more »
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Regardless, any attorney will be reluctant to advise you to accept or decline a settlement offer. But as a GENERAL premise in virtually all jurisdictions, a car backing out of a parking spot is generally burdened in...Read more »
One however, it’s her parents that are constantly coming and going from her home past my home. Her father does not get out of the road. Today I was in the spot where I could not get over (big ditch) and he could and yet he kept coming and almost side swipped my car. My question is if he would... Read more »
1. Easement- if the other people do not have an easement or right to enter - they shouldn't be using the area. However, over a long period of time they can gain rights - so whoever is the holder of the underlying easement needs to protect the...Read more »
I slid off the road into a thicket of small trees. Truck has minimal damage and is still driveable, but had to be winched out. I'm not filing a claim due to only liability coverage. Did the trooper HAVE to issue me a failure to maintain control and exercise due care citations. I had no... Read more »
You do not have a right to find out about some tortfeasor's insurance. If it appears that no liability insurance was provided at the accident scene, then report the driver and vehicle to the DOS Financial Responsibility Section. This should put the driver's TNDL in jeopardy. You may...Read more »
Can you sue them? Sure. You can pretty much sue anyone for anything these days. But you need to be careful for many reasons. Can you win? That's the question. Consult a local attorney to discuss the facts and issues related to the accident to determine whether you have any options.
It is possible the Son will be Booked but not placed in Jail and not go to Court at all that day. Call the Court Clerk and inquire. Usually this type of requirement is at the LEO's discretion. If possible he needs to bring proof of complete restitution to the other driver by his...Read more »
For many many years people gave out personal information in depositions. In my 40 years of practice I haven't seen this as an issue. However, we are living in times where we need to be more protective of our personal information. In more recent years lawyers have allowed this information to...Read more »
Wreck car lot started yelling I need a co signer. They've stated there is no contract. If they are taking the vehicle back do I have to use the couple thousand to fix the car or do.i have to give them the money?
It does not appear that you are the titled owner, and may not have a Bill of Sale. The other driver could still sue you and the owner/lot. Also the Lot could possibly sue you, probably for the money agreed upon. There is no clear answer with the facts stated. I think I would return the car...Read more »
A Tennessee attorney should advise, but your question remains open for three weeks. Instead of losing time continuing to await a response, you should consider reaching out to an attorney to determine what action is required, as time may be of the essence here. Nationwide, car accidents generally...Read more »
We had a handshake agreement for buyer(long-time friend) to pay for a commercial van. 2009 Chevy, agreement was $3500, 500/month, never paid. He was supposed to transfer plates and insurance to his name but didn't, so it is still on our commercial insurance. We do not have contact with him or... Read more »
You should be able to get DOS to issue a new title certificate in the purchaser's name. Ask your County Clerk first, then call Nashville. Once issued send a copy to your agent, and try to deliver the title to the owner. Also that is probably a lease with option to purchase transaction,...Read more »
My mother and stepfather took a vehicle i owned (she had a spare key) without my express permission and they wrecked...i did not have insurance cause i didnt drive that particular vehicle...my mother is willing to take responsibility without me having to sue her etc...but is that possible? She will... Read more »
Seems he is already in significant trouble if he has been jailed and convicted for a DUI. If he now tells the police that you were actually the one driving then you will likely be charged and convicted for a DUI. It isn't clear to me if his DUI conviction will stand or they will instead charge...Read more »
I have a 8000 claim against me i have a letter threatening me to have my license suspended because of failure to pay but its a An unaffordable price to i make only enough to get by check to check and there not willing to work with me on the payments
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with the ins company, the other driver, and the Department of Safety (with your TNDL number) all listed as unsecured creditors, might be your remedy here. Your present assets are what needs to be considered first. If sued, a notice of exemptions might help.
I know someone involved in a at fault wreck. They received at letter in the mail about surrendering their license and registration. They no longer have that car involved in wreck, will the state require their current cars registration or just the car involved in wreck?
Driver turned his wheel away from the window to exit and drove right into me. A witness from the Starbucks said he couldn't have seen me. My sedan is half his height. They are denying my claim. I have no copy of their report, no one from their insurance has come to take my statement or witness... Read more »
You need to make sure your insurer is aware of the matter regardless how it ends up being handled. You don't want to prejudice your insurer. Beyond this - if the County isn't going to voluntarily pay - you will either need to let your insurer handle or file a lawsuit against the County....Read more »
Backed into A car in the park no court date no police officer I gave the guy my information I did not have insurance then I got a letter from nationwide insurance company to pay $1500 did not have it at the time and did not know where to send it to but would like to resolve this possible
I have full coverage: collision, comprehensive, uninsured motorist coverage, rental, emergency services. My boyfriend isn't under my policy, his license is expired. He got rear-ended and hit a pole, the car is totaled and the other driver drove off, will my insurance pay? They say they... Read more »
I am an INSURED driver, but I borrowed a friend’s car for one day when my husband was using ours. I was not aware that my friends car was uninsured! I caused a fender bender and the officer asked me to provide insurance. After calling my friend, I learned he didn’t have any. Now I must appear... Read more »
Read your own Insurance Policy. See if it insures you driving another's car. If it does, then make a Claim on your Policy and provide the same to the Prosecutor at Court. If not, be prepared to become financially responsible to protect your TNDL.
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