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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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Q: If insurance says a car is totaled but we already repaired it to be drivable, what are our options for payout?

The drivers insurance company was investigating and it was months before they took responsibility for the hit and run. The car wasn’t drivable and got towed from the street so we got it repaired since they had no info for us. We didn’t fix some minor details but made it drivable again for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

If you were injured in the crash, contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Here's how it would work in Pa. : take the total loss. Get the "salvage value" or buy back figure FOR THE CAR BEFORE YOU FIXED IT UP--in other words the value of the...
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Q: Here is a tough one... Involved in a automobile accident...went to help a friend, who's car had broke down

120 miles from nearest town, I used my tow bar and it was secured proper...while pulling the car home, the car being towed had two blowouts on the same side, causing both vehicles to roll...both vehicles were totaled, both vehicles only contained liability insurance... would the car being towed... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2020

It could depend on what the respective carriers for each car determine as the root cause of the accident. They will probably investigate towing equipment, speed at which the tow was made, condition of those two tires that blew out if they didn't disintegrate, and other factors. It's... Read more »

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Q: Ongoing surgeries due to car accident

A family member had a car accident. He had major injuries/loss that will require ongoing surgeries. There was a settlement and subrogation is over. Will his health insurance deny coverage of future surgeries and come after the settlement money? He is also going to be switching insurance due to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 3, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, as these types of claims could involve state law, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, the question of whether they would come after settlement money could depend on the wording of any releases, and other terms and conditions of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How long can cops hold your items as evidence after i got in a wreck they found a bag with 2000$ and two suboxone strips

If charged and not charged with a crime

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 18, 2020

Police can retain evidence until the statute of limitations has expired for a given offense (assuming criminal charges are not filed). This time frame varies depending on the offense, but the minimum time is 2 years from the date of the alleged incident. Calling a lawyer may help. Good luck.

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Q: Is is it legal for an officer to use their vehicle to stop a motorcycle from fleeing?

A few years back there was a cop who slammed into my brother in order to keep him from getting away. My brother didnt file a lawsuit because he was afraid they would keep him incarcerated longer. But now he suffers from really bad headaches and was recently diagnosed with arthritis in his neck and... Read more »

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on May 17, 2020

In Texas, it is lawful for police officers to use their vehicle to block an evading vehicle. In fact, sometimes they lay down “stop strips” in the road to pop the tires of evading vehicles.

Regarding your brother’s injuries, if it happened more than two years ago, there’s probably...
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Q: I was rearended in another state (I moved to TX in Dec). After going thru litigation my attorney withdrew from the case.

BUT.....

He filed the motion to withdraw within 30 days when I asked for more time.

The motion to withdraw date was March of this year and nobody in their right mind was traveling, I was def not going to get on an airplane and go back to that state during early February and into... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 7, 2020

As a general matter, attorneys can withdraw from a case and clients can dismiss their attorneys. One option you could explore is to obtain digital copies of your records and see what you could learn or accomplish in contacting other attorneys. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: a ticket on failure to yield the right of way which leads to an accident. And you take defensive driving .

What will happen. Will the offense be on your license before going to court or before you finish the defensive course

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 24, 2020

the Texas AAA should have some guidance. Generally a ticket won't be on the license until you have paid the fine or been found guilty. You may want to see if the officer will change it to a non-moving violation.

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Q: I was involve in a hit and run on private property. Insurance claims have been denied. Do I have any other recourse?

I did file a police report and the other party was charged with FGI. I have contacted both my insurance company and the other party and both have denied the claim. Since then the other party has filed a PI claim with my insurance which was denied. What are my options at this point for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 23, 2020

If you were injured you have a claim and should contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where it happened--they give free consults.

If you weren't hurt, I'm assuming your company denied because you didn't have collision.

You can get estimates...
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Q: Is it true I can be held accountable partially for failing to recognize danger if I didn’t see a car coming my way?

Insurance company told me I’m partially at fault because I didn’t see a car coming toward me. The other car failed to yield right of way stop sign causing me to strike them.

Jessica McKinney
Jessica McKinney answered on Apr 8, 2020

Unfortunately, this happens quite a bit. Insurance companies try to minimize their exposure by partially blaming all parties involved. You can certainly fight their position with the help of witnesses, photos, or near by cameras. I suggest chatting with a PI attorney about your case to go over all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law, Insurance Defense and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Is it possible to sue Texas DPS for negligence ?

After failing a driving test, the DPS tester got out of the car, and instructed my daughter to drive around and park the car, while I was waiting in the designated area. While doing so, she hit another car. As a result my insurance premium got significantly higher. I am pretty sure that the tester... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 4, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best here, but your questions remain open for four weeks. It looks like a case where the defense could possibly ask jurors to question why student driver's operation of motor vehicle was not supervised by licensed family member, if that was feasible. At this... Read more »

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Q: What happens when you get sued but don't have the money to pay and you can't afford a lawyer?

My bf was involved in an accident in September. It was his fault, and his insurance paid for the new car. The driver's family is trying to sue him for 100 grand citing that the driver is an wheelchair. At the accident the other driver was fine,he called off the police, and tried to leave the... Read more »

Jessica McKinney
Jessica McKinney answered on Apr 2, 2020

You boyfriend's insurance company is obligated to defend him as long as he had an active policy at the time of the crash and that he is cooperating with them. They will provide a defense attorney and pay for any settlement or judgement up to the limit of his policy. Anything in excess of that,... Read more »

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Q: I rear ended a guy and my insurance company had dropped me. He wants to settle out of court for $8k or go to court
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 31, 2020

You'll need to speak with a Texas attorney for the best guidance here, but you await an answer for three weeks and the other side may be asking you if you made up your mind. You may first want to check if your insurance policy was in effect at the time of the accident, even though it sounds... Read more »

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Q: I was placed at fault in an accident. Driver has no license, and even admitted fault in a text message weeks later.

I was in a bicycle accident recently involving a car who ran a red light, hitting me on my side and sending me to the emergency room. The police placed ME at fault. This guy had no license, and just recently texted me admitting fault.. Weeks later after the police had already filed their report.... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 31, 2020

It’s going to depend on the substance of his text and what the witness has to say. As a cyclist myself I empathize with you. I’m willing to discuss it with you on a call tomorrow. 888-343-4529.?

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