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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Can a car insurance company pay select medical bills? I really need to know before I sign

I went to court for a car accident. I was injured and not at fault but our cars didn't see much damage. I won but the settlement wasn't high enough to cover my treatment and etc so I filed an appeal but my attorney at that time refused to move forward with Me through the appeal So I did... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 5, 2022

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You ask if it is possible for defendant's insurance company to pay only select medical bills. In GENERAL NATIONWIDE, if your payment is coming from the bodily injury/liability department, they may not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Virginia on
Q: Can I take documents to trial? And what's the best way to represent Myself?

I am probably unlucky case wise. I'll start by saying I have scoliosis, My back is sensitive to impacts. I was Struck on 2 diff occasions by 2 diff women. 7/1 I was rear ended at a red light. The lady admitted fault but I wasn't awarded much because my car didn't show much damage.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 24, 2022

A Virginia attorney could advise best (or Massachusetts attorney, since Boston MA is also listed in your post?) That aside, your post remains open for three weeks. An attorney could have a difficult time advising here - they would likely want to see the files for both accidents.

I'm...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: It my grandfather have past away and I was the last one whit his car trailer be for he past. But it was put back

At his house be for he pass am I responsible for it if it goes missing

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 15, 2022

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about the loss of your grandfather. This sounds more like an estate-related matter than a car accident matter. It might depend on your arrangement/permission with using the trailer and how the person... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Virginia on
Q: Can I still try and negotiate a settlement? And are insurance companies willing to settle on a low balance for long cas

I was injured in a car accident a couple years ago, and I was awarded a very small amount last year which wouldn't cover the full medical cost.I no longer have an attorney but I was told by an attorney, although he wouldn't represent me, that I could ask the health insurance if they had a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 10, 2022

A Virginia attorney should advise you here, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your description contains many facts to sort out, and requires the guidance of a local attorney, not just a response based on general legal principles.

From what I can sort out, you were awarded a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: If a Lawyer does a terrible job, and I appeal and win, do I have to pay that lawyer full fees or can I arrange something

I really need to catch up on my debt since my vehicle motor accident, I had ruttermills at first and the judge awarded me, but only about 30% of the debt and fees. I filed an appeal and immediately as I did that Rutter Mills decline to represent me so I've been doing everything since then on... Read more »

Benjamin W.   Glass III
Benjamin W. Glass III answered on Apr 5, 2022

It sounds like you had a personal injury case and hired a personal injury law firm that was probably charging you on a contingent fee basis. You won the case but were disappointed with the award. The award can be based on a number of issues, so its impossible to judge, from the award, whether the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Can I have an out of state attorney for a car accident?

I have been struck twice at no fault of Mine and the defendants are lying so the case is tough and local virginia attorneys are....disappointing to Me. I need representation and thus case is super important. Can I ask out if state or atleast gain some legal aid for personal injury???

Benjamin W.   Glass III
Benjamin W. Glass III answered on Apr 2, 2022

yes, sure, you should get right attorney for your case, no matter where you live. If you find an attorney not licensed in VA that attorney may need to associate with VA counsel, but you have the right to look anywhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Can I ask My health insurance for a settlement amount?

I was injured in a car accident a couple years ago, and I was awarded a very small amount which wouldn't cover the full medical cost.I no longer have an attorney but I was told by an attorney, although he wouldn't represent me, that I could ask the health insurance if they had a minimal I... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 1, 2022

Your case is on appeal and you have collateral issues/questions-----you do not mention whether or not you have an attorney. If you do not have one, then I think you need to hire an attorney, or at least pay an attorney for a 1hour consultation and ask him the questions you have. If you do have an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Is my employer liable for damages caused in an accident driving in bad weather to another work site (on the clock)

Virginia state. After a snowstorm so roads were icy (mountainous region). Made my disapproval known about the bad roads before my shift. Forced to come in. After I got to work and clocked in, my employer then made me drive my personal vehicle to another work location. Hit a patch of ice and slid... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2022

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. It could depend on the carrier's practices and the scope of coverage on your policy. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: Can I ask the insurance co to settle myself without a lawyer? Also do I have to fill out interrogatories with no lawyer?

I was struck by two people in a car accident at no fault of mine. But there were no credible Witnesses besides us. I was injured, and have medical debt and lost wages. not to mention scoliosis so my pain is pretty deep. No lawyers around here are brave enough I guess to take on a case with no... Read more »

Olga Pazilova
Olga Pazilova answered on Mar 26, 2022

You can, but I would strongly advice you against it. The opposing party will take advantage of it and will either settle for a lot less than the case is actually worth or deny liability completely. Only experienced PI attorney can properly evaluate your case and make sure you're getting... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Should I contact the insurance company Myself with any new info if I end up having to represent Myself for a case?

The car accident happened on July 1st 2019. I was Struck from behind while sitting at a red light. The driver (she) admitted she never saw that the light had turned red but of course got into court and lied. She said she stopped and then let go of the gas and bumped into the car. This accident... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 12, 2022

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Your questions could be difficult to answer based on the brief post, despite the meaningful detail you have included - an attorney would likely want to see the file to offer you meaningful input.

Being that...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: When dealing with underinsured motorist how do I get my policy to pay. My coverage is the same as at fault party

I was not at fault and pregnant. Lost wages was 49,000 however their policy only covers 25,000

Olga Pazilova
Olga Pazilova answered on Dec 17, 2021

Unfortunately, your recovery from liability insurance is limited to $25,000. If you have the same limits on your own policy, your insurance won't pay anything on top of it (as they have no exposure). But there could be other applicable policies. For example, if you live with a family member... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: How can I be cited for failure to yield when SUV entered my lane and hit my front end sending me into the guardrail?

I waited until the lane was clear, the SUV was in right lane and merged when I’d entered left lane, hitting the front of my passenger side and sending me into the guardrail. I don’t understand how I could have been cited when I couldn’t have predicted that he would change lanes at an... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 14, 2021

A Virginia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This looks like a setting where you were merging onto a main road from the left. Without knowing additional details, the general rule in virtually all jurisdictions is that vehicles proceeding in the main road... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: I was in a accident and the insurance company is looking to settle however I was advised I would receive noth. AOB form

What is this form exactly. How does that work AOB medical form

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 11, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Ordinarily, AOB forms are used to enable medical providers to get paid directly from your insurance carrier. Here, it's difficult to say exactly what it means without seeing the form you describe. But one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Traffic Tickets, Wrongful Death and Contracts for Virginia on
Q: My mom was killed in an accident in which the other driver got the failure to yield ticket his ins wants 2 settle for $

BUT he isn’t @ fault & we have to pay the medical bills

We don’t want that

Communication btwn lawyer & family is not working

What can we do

Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen answered on Jul 10, 2021

If you have an attorney already, it would be best to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns in person with them.

If you do not have one yet, I would recommend retaining someone experienced with personal injury.

My firm’s website also has helpful tips on what to do...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.

Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 17, 2021

The law says you need to drive at a speed that will allow you to stop if something happens ahead. You indicate you may have not been able to stop. That raises issues. You should not make any more statements, not discuss this online. The insurance on the car you were in may give you an attorney. If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: I got in a car accident and I was at fault and I’m just wondering what’s gonna happen
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 31, 2021

If you had insurance covering the vehicle, then you need to report the accident to your insurance company and let it handle this matter----that is why you have insurance (plus the law makes it mandatory for you to do so). The insurance company will investigate the accident and assuming you are at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: I was involved in a car accident. Motorists was fleeing the police and ran into my vehicle. What are my next steps
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 28, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. But regardless of where this happened, there are some steps you could take that would apply nationwide. If the final police report was written, you could contact the precinct and pick it up. I hope you weren't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: My car was totalled & a police report wasn't even filed. Now I can't seem to get help. My husband was injured.
Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen answered on May 26, 2021

Lack of a police report should not affect your husband's right to a recovery for injuries as long as liability is clear or can be established.

Take photos of the vehicle and retain an attorney to assist with the claim as quickly as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: I was involved in a car accident and the other driver was completely at-fault (and they admitted that to the police).

I already filed a claim with my insurance, but now the at-fault party’s insurance is calling me...Should I talk to them?

Chris White
Chris White answered on Mar 26, 2021

You should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: I need a non injury car accident lawyer in Richmond va.

A man hit me and fled the scene . We can't find his insurance. I need compensation for my car.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 2, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above to reach out to attorneys in the Virginia Beach area, or you could run your own independent searches online. You probably did this already, but you could double-check your... Read more »

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