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Q: I dont have Insurance but the guy who backed into me does. He was at fault . What can I do ?

He stated that since I didn't have Insurance he did not have to give any ins. Info out. But I still got his Lic. ID and vehicle plate. Then he drove off.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

He's full of hot air. File a police report. They'll reach out and touch him.

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Q: My fiancé was in an accident at a light, she had a green arrow and turned but another lady ran her red light and hit her

Now, the lady says different of course, that her light was green. The responding officer took both they're statements and didn't give anyone a ticket. We come to learn months later that he did cite her for failing to yield, but my fiancé was never notified. Do we have any options to fight that? If... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 19, 2019

I suggest you see if you can reopen it. What often happens though is the police send it to the address on the license. If your fiancee changed addresses but didn't notify DOT they only have to send the ticket to the address on the license. That won't affect her claim against the other driver.... Read more »

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Q: I may be sued for damages resulting from a car accident. Is there a way to protect my family and safeguard our assets?

We have a condo in both our names, and a car in my name. I was probably at fault in the accident, but was not cited.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 7, 2019

Report it to your insurance company. Before they pay anyone they will require a release so you should be protected. In many states the jointly held property is protected.

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Q: Are GOV vehicles registered to a tribe required to have insurance if driven off the reservation?

23 year old tribal member involved in accident off the reservation. No insurance, but is a GOV truck registered to the tribe. Who is held liable, non-insured driver or the tribe that's the registered owner?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

Generally both. Tribal law governs on tribal land. Take the vehicle outside the rez or national boundary, then the state law applies. However tribe should have some type of umbrella policy.

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Q: So 2 years ago I joined a wreck that had already happened

2 years ago I joint a wreck that had already happened the lady admited that and she had also told officers and my father and I that she had fallen the day before now 2 years later she is sueing me on fails clames because the pllice didnt do there job and the written reports are all missing and no... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

I suggest you let the insurance you had or on the car you were in handle this. If you believe the wreck wasn't your fault and you were hurt if it's not yet three years you may have a claim for your injuries. Forget the stuff with the cops--that's a dead end and a waste of time and energy. There... Read more »

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Q: Accepting a car insurance offer, and the time I have to accept it.

I had a car accident, filed my claim, and they told me my vehicle was totaled. I didnt accept or reject their offer, and the claim was left open. I repaired my vehicle myself and went about my life. One year later I got into another accident and filed a new claim, which I have not rejected or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

this is the fourth post. I responded to the first. Please read it.

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Q: Accepting a car insurance offer, and the time I have to accept it.

I had a car accident, filed my claim, and they told me my vehicle was totaled. I didnt accept or reject their offer, and the claim was left open. I repaired my vehicle myself and went about my life. One year later I got into another accident and filed a new claim, which I have not rejected or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

I believe this is a duplicate. Either way look at my answer on the identical post.

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Q: Accepting a car insurance offer, and the time I have to accept it.

I had a car accident, filed my claim, and they told me my vehicle was totaled. I didnt accept or reject their offer, and the claim was left open. I repaired my vehicle myself and went about my life. One year later I got into another accident and filed a new claim, which I have not rejected or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

It looks like you weren't at fault, and you may have injury claims which would get you additional funds, so assuming you haven't signed off why not contact a member of the State of Washington Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

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Q: How does an insurance company settle claims when their insured are both parties of an MVA? How do they "sue" themselves?

My friend was involved in a three car collision recently. She was rear-ended by a vehicle which slammed her car into the car ahead of hers. The same insurance company that insures my friend is the same insurance carrier for the individual's vehicle that slammed into her from behind. The vehicle... Read more »

Stan Glisson answered on Jul 26, 2018

It's handled by different divisions within the company normally. Happens all the time, but I understand what you are saying; it looks like a clear conflict.

Then of course if her carrier pays some of her medical bills, it can require compensation from the other driver's insurer; yes, the...
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Q: I got into an accident when I was driving to meet a client for work. Will my employer have to pay for the medical bills

of the person I hit?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Usually your employer. If it was your fault why would the person you hit have to pay? If you are at fault it's you (or your employer) who pay. If it's the other person's fault, contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where it happened--they give free consults.

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Q: husband died,wreck caused byhim having a heartatac but he died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from ins

i had insurance for bodily injury and i think personal injury protection but not sure claim is filed they paid ,tow,hospital exc...

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 16, 2018

See my answer to the other question.

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Q: husband died in car wreck ,had heartattack but died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from my car ins.co

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 16, 2018

If someone else was at fault contact a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Your insurance may pay lost wages, medical bills, etc.

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Q: Hi I hit a car from behind only minor damage to the bumper on his side neither of us has insurance no police report

Do i have to pay for his damages? What happens if I don't?

Gordon Charles Webb answered on Mar 26, 2018

In Washington, the statutory default is the rear-ender is responsible, so you may get sued if you do not.

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Q: I was in a solo car accident on my property - can I still file a claim?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Sue yourself? Seriously, you haven't given us much to go on. If you have full collision, yes, but understand your rates will go up.

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Q: can u be arrested if a person says you hit them with your car? i did not wait for police

Stan Glisson answered on Mar 13, 2018

Yes, if the police believe that you did.

You should talk to a lawyer immediately, and do not answer any questions from police until you have spoken to a lawyer. If you don't contact one on your own, let the police know that you want to talk to a lawyer before you answer any questions at...
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Q: so i cosigned for a car for my daughter and she hit another car now my license is messed up how can i fix it she is will

To pay the damages how can we fix this

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 9, 2018

Did she let the insurance lapse? If you weren't on the registration don't know how they could get to you.

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Q: What are my options for after getting rear ended at full speed by an uninsured motorist? Poperty damage is over $10,000

I got rear ended at full speed at a red traffic light and am suffering from injuries from the accident. I am not completely sure whether or not the motorist is insured or not.

Stan Glisson answered on Mar 8, 2018

You should talk to a personal injury lawyer's office right away.

A lawyer could determine quickly if there is any coverage available, whether from the other driver, the owner of the car, or your own policy. It is always best to talk to a lawyer quickly so they can help you deal with...
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Q: My ex was in a serious car accident with my daughter and she didn't tell me anything about it. What can I do?

My ex lives in Washington state and I live in Texas. This is the second time something serious has happened and her not telling me. My ex mother-in-law told me she was on her phone at the time of the accident

Robert D. Kreisman answered on Feb 18, 2018

If your daughter was injured you should seek the advice of local attorney. That would mean to retrieve the police report of the incident. The fact that your ex didn't inform you does not make out a case of any kind.

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Q: I was in an accident last week and i have no insurance but the driver at fault does do they still cover my damages?

The insurance company is telling me that since I had no insurance and had the car in my name 2 months prior to the accident there is nothing they can do since i had not put insurance on my vehicle before the accident. Is there anything i can do?

Stan Glisson answered on Jan 25, 2018

Yes, if the other driver was at fault then their insurance company is responsible for compensating you.

If you were hurt, and have (or need) medical appointments, you should contact a lawyer immediately so they can work with you on how to get proper treatment and get keep the bills out of...
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Q: Can I the plaintiff request a settlement more than policy limit of the defendants insurance coverage for a car accident

I was rear ended by no fault of my own and my lawyer refuses to request what I am asking, but I am ignorant about my rights

David Alan Wolf answered on Jan 24, 2018

From a practical standpoint, demands are usually directed up to the policy limits. At times, a demand can be made for more but it may be impractical to do so. Sit down with your attorney and another attorney in your area to discuss the best and most sensible way to pursue your case.

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