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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I let someone use my truck and they never brought it back i cant afford the payment what will happen if i quit paying?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general premise in such finance plans, the debtor (you in this case) usually remains liable for continuing to make monthly payments. In most jurisdictions, one possibility is that they could repossess the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Contracts for Texas on
Q: I have free oil changes on my car and now they saying I have to pay why

A friend of mine purchase a new car from the same place a year later and he still get free oil changes

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2020

A Texas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a month. One possibility is that the facility had entered into a different type of agreement with the other person than they did with you. Another possibility is that the program was good for a set period of time - your program... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Is the vehicle owner liable instead of driver in Texas? Can the owner be sued?

Driver was not the registered owner. A claim was then filed against her insurance company after the accident. She provided her insurance information to me. Her insurance declined the claim. The Insurance do not provide liability coverage for any person for that person's liability arising... Read more »

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on Oct 4, 2020

In theory, an injured Plaintiff might sue the owner of a car even if the owner was not driving under a cause of action for "negligent entrustment."

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Q: I’m about to go to boot camp but I have a pending civil court case for a car accident. Will I be able to go to BC?

Does boot camp qualify the trial to be put on “stay” status?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2020

A Texas attorney should advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a Texas attorney with time looming, you could check with the judge's clerk on your case. Based on your description, it sounds like a note of issue has been filed and that you may be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Car accident lawsuit defense

I was involved in my car accident. Other truck driver with trailer was on phone and came in front of my car suddenly without any flasher or other sign/indicator. It has resulted more damage to my car. Other truck trailer got minor damage. Driver was fine, no visual injury. Insurance parties had... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks, and time is of the essence in your response to the summons and complaint. I hope you are okay. Without knowing more details, as a general premise, you should contact your insurance carrier and turn over all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: My wife was rear ended last week, the other driver did have insurance and they are saying our car is a total loss.

But they are not offering us what we feel is right. If we take their offer we will still have to come up with $200 to pay off our loan. We feel that they should at least pay off the old car and give us enough for a down payment on another car. Do we have any recourse here?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 30, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, this is a common situation in total loss declarations. A local attorney might be able to identify additional options under state law. But as a general premise applied in these settings nationwide,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was in an accident. Called my insurance to make the claim, they are paying the loss.. why not the other persons?

It was not my fault, i had the right of way and have witnesses that the other car didnt make a full stop sign. My insurance said my truck is total loss, but why them if its not my fault???

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Aug 24, 2020

Your insurance company is paying because they have notice of a valid claim and you probably have full coverage. Therefore, they have a contractual duty to pay the claim. As for the other person‘s insurance company, that is not your insurance policy. They don’t owe you the same duties and... Read more »

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Q: How can I report someone who doesn’t want to pay for my vehicle’s damage by an accident they caused?

My daughter got in an accident Saturday night. My daughter has no license and the vehicle has no insurance. It was the other drivers fault, she was under the influence of alcohol which made her pass up the red light. She said she will gladly take care of the costs and to just let her know how much... Read more »

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Aug 24, 2020

I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but you will probably never hear from that person again. So, for your own peace of mind, stop trying to contact her. Instead, you should be contacting as an attorney. An attorney can represent your daughter for the accident and go after the responsible... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hi! I was hit as a pedestrian by a car and would like to ask how can I claim the driver's insurance my medical fees.
Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Aug 24, 2020

Your best bet is to consult with an attorney. Handling cases like this by yourself can have dire consequences. Additionally, pedestrian accidents are trickier than you think. Unlike the common understanding, insurance companies don’t necessarily view the pedestrian as totally innocent. That’s... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Will my medical insurer drop me if they arent paid

I was in car accident. My lawyer said we could only file for $30K insurance policy. I paid out $7K in medical, my medical insurance paid out over $45K. My medical insurance sent a letter asking for payment if a settlement was made. Defendants insurance company didnt make check out to just me and... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Aug 18, 2020

In short, your health insurance may drop you for any number of reasons, regardless of how you treat this subrogation interest. But, depending on what state you are in, your attorney may be correct. If you have not been “made whole” in the settlement, you do not have to pay back some or all of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Can a citation be given the following day?

I was in a three car collision, I being the third car. I was not under the influence of any substances. Police were called and statements were taken, no citations were given. 6 days later I receive a citation in the mail for following too closely, but the date and time where wrong. It was written... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 14, 2020

Yes, a citation is valid even if it is not issued the date as the alleged offense. Call your insurance company and your attorney before appearing in court. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: In 2007 as a US Postal employee I was T boned in my postal vehicle by a private citizen.

The PO handled my case and I have never received any settlement money can I sue the PO for relief?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 10, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter in such cases, what usually happens is that your employer, the United States Postal Service, covers your workers' comp type benefits under the OWCP. The postal employee can also pursue a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was in a car accident may of last year. I got a settlement check but I never sighned a release. Is that even possible?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 7, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best but your question remains open for a week. It's possible, generally on smaller sized claims. On complex claims with multiple liens and third-party actions, it doesn't happen much - things are generally handled more formally and rigidly with stricter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: if i was in a non fault accident and they found weed in my car could it end up on me? i was injured.

i was issued a citation for drug paraphernalia but they said it wouldn’t be on my record. they hit the rear right, i was turning right and they somehow went over the right shoulder as i was turning and he hit me.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 23, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you were injured, you could contact a personal injury attorney to discuss further. As for the citation, you should speak with a Texas criminal defense attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Do lawsuits expire? Is this sometimes we will have to deal with?

My bf was involved in a car accident two years ago. It was his fault. No injuries to either party. The other driver actually cancelled his police call, but we called them anyways. The insurance paid for the car. He was sued by them 6 months ago right before everything closed down . From what I have... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Jul 10, 2020

Assuming car wreck occurred in Texas, you have two years from date of accident to file lawsuit and to protect your rights. Hire legal counsel as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can a tow company keep my car for Sunday and charge me for it because they aren’t open?

He told me they close at 4 on Saturday and closed on Saturday And open at 8:30 Monday but I read online they have to be open 8 Monday and till 5 on Saturday and open Sunday

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter in most any jurisdiction, the answer is generally yes. Such facilities, as a policy, do not suspend accrual of storage fees on Saturdays and Sundays. A Texas attorney could advise more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Car accident in 2004 uninsured. I contacted the attorney days ago and he wants to charge interest since 2004.

I want to retrieve my license back and this sounds unreasonable

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 3, 2020

A Texas attorney could best advise on this, but your post remains open for three weeks. It sounds like you might be talking about a judgment. Sixteen years is beyond the normal statute of limitations for litigation of an accident in virtually any jurisdiction. The legitimacy of the interest charges... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hello I’m looking for a lawyer to help me do settlement or sue this person that caused the car accident.. I cannot

Afford a lawyer.. I’m a single mom and this guy hit my car last year on March 23, 2019.. he has no insurance and the police gave him 3 tickets and my car wasn’t even two years old it was new was at total loss... my insurance paid some for the car and I had a gap to cover paying the car and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise you best, but your post remains open for four days - and the wording of your post suggests you are losing valuable time because you aren't clear on how attorneys handle car accident cases. This is because you say, "I cannot afford a lawyer." Attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hi I was involved in an accident lately. Me and the person who I accidental backed into talked and settled things.

However, my insurance, a CPI won’t cover anything on her car so I agreed to pay her out of hand. She refused to make a police report but lets say she changes her mind. Will it be considered a hit and run although we exchanged numbers and she let me go.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2020

A Texas attorney could best handle your question, but you await an answer for four weeks. No one can say what authorities would do if presented by a convincing story by her. But even if she did, you have your version of events, and someone who committed a hit-and-run wouldn't be likely to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I got a citation for an (improper turn unsafe)which led in a small accident without any injuries for both sides.

but there was a damage for the both cars.i never had a ticket in my Entire driving history in the US.Is there any way that I can make this citation suspended without penalty(not in history)this was my first ticket in 5year driving history?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 8, 2020

This is something a Texas attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. Contact a traffic ticket attorney in Texas - there is a section here on that. Attorneys in that section have the most insight about defending such charges, points, cost-effectiveness, etc.... Read more »

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