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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Greetings, In Wisconsin does Negligent Operation of Vehicle warrant probation?

I recently went to court for trial on a Class H felony. The public defender arranged a lower charge of negligent operation of a vehicle and 1count of Disorderly Conduct. I would like to know does this warrant probation?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 13, 2022

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But based on the category chosen for the post, a car accident attorney is not likely to know this. They deal more with the civil law aspects of pursuing monetary damages, not criminal charges. You could repost... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: Car Accident

I was injured when a car rear-ended me when I was waiting to make a turn. The insurance Comp is giving me the run around. Help!

William Matthew Pemberton
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William Matthew Pemberton
answered on Mar 3, 2022

Sorry to hear you were injured. Auto accident cases can be complicated and the at-fault insurance company is not looking out for your best interests. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a Wisconsin personal injury attorney that can help assist you. I would try to hold off on speaking to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: Semi vs sedan accident

My dad hit a car with his semi truck and trailer. Driver and him agreed not to call the cops and for my dad to pay cash now he is asking for more money to fix the car. when we asked for an estimate, he refused.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 10, 2022

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry this happened to your dad. He may want to consider a consult with an attorney because this might not end here. If the matter continues unresolved, or the other person develops injuries, then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I fight a citation?

I was recently involved in a vehicle accident, and I would like to fight the citation for failure to yield when there's no yield sign one and two I was already in the middle of my turn when the vehicle came flying down the road.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 21, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. By now, you may have already involved a traffic ticket attorney to challenge the citation. As a general matter nationwide, there are settings where a yield sign is not necessarily required for such a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: Am I liable to vehicle damages if someone runs over my dog and damages their car?

While visiting family, upon arrival, my dog escaped the car and was run over by a motor vehicle. Now the vehicle owner is trying to fault me for over $2,000 in damages to their vehicle. Am I liable for this? There is no police report-the police were called and responded, however since the driver... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could look into whether a local attorney would offer you a brief consult to explore your best defenses, if any exist. I'm glad your dog survived; I'm very sorry that someone would come after you for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: Who is likely at fault or what is my percentage of fault in the incident I've detailed below, I'm being sued?

I was driving on the right side of road in residential area, following speed limit & initiated decrease in speed to take a left into a driveway to reverse out of to go back the same way I was coming from. There was a car in that driveway. Before ever breeching the threshold line of said... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 3, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This could be a difficult claim, where certain things could have been done better on both sides. In terms of apportioning liability, that could be a jurisdiction-specific issue based on the comparative negligence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: WI Stat 779.415(1g)(a)(a) Does this mean tow is $100 max and storage $10 per day max?
Nathan DeLadurantey
Nathan DeLadurantey
answered on Mar 1, 2021

Without more facts, it is difficult to answer your question. The statute has different application depending on the type of the vehicle, and other facts surrounding the vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: How can I know how many total tickets are actively on my record and do tickets out of state count against my license?

I have PTSD from a car accident I was in and after that I have struggled with anxiety while driving or being in a car and with speeding resulting in many tickets and having to take a non optional driving course. Why was this course non optional to me...was it because of so many tickets within a set... Read more »

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

First, if it was PTS, suggest you look at getting EMDR therapy---

Google "psychology today, therapist EMDR ____________________" (insert name of nearest large town)

Second, if the crash wasn't your fault, you may have an injury claim.

Even if it was your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: I am a minor, me and my father are being sued for money from a car accident I was deemed at fault for. What will happen?

I do not have a job currently. My father however has money. He did not authorize me to drive when I got into the car accident. The car is mine but in his name since I am a minor. The woman filed a claim with our insurance but was denied. So now she is coming after me and my dad. If she were to win... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 30, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney could answer your question best, but your post remains open for four weeks. There is a lot to sort out here, and it would be difficult to predict what would happen at this point. You probably have by now, but if not, you and your father should arrange a consult with a Wisconsin... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: I was in a car accident in WI and it was not my fault (truck driver was cited). My insurance and license is in MA.

I alerted my insurer, Geico, about the accident but filed claim with Secura, the insurer for the truck driver, because Geico said I would have to pay deductible if I filed with them. Secura has been dragging their feet on doing anything. They have not yet had the adjuster look at car and it has... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 22, 2020

It's a wisconsin question. Contact a member of the Wisconsin Trial Lawysers Assn/Assn for Justice for the county where it happened about your injuries. Run it through GEICO, who are being disingenuous as they know that they can get the $$ from Secura AND your deductible back. You need things... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Wisconsin on
Q: I was in an car accident but it wasnt my fault now the other driver insurance says im still 30% is that accurate

I was in an car accident, i was not at fault. The other driver who was at fault was at fault cause she failed to yeild right of way. Now her insurance wants to only be liable for 60% of the outcome then there adjusters came and looked vehicle and the cost of repairs is more the what the car is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 21, 2019

A Wisconsin attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one can predict how a court would rule on the matter. It's a decision you have to make based on the value of the car, in terms of what the percentage pans out to in terms of dollars and cents - and what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: Can i sue for damages for auto accident if other person was at fault

I was in an car accident, i was not at fault. The other driver who was at fault was at fault cause she failed to yeild right of way. Now her insurance wants to only be liable for 60% of the outcome then there adjusters came and looked vehicle and the cost of repairs is more the what the car is... Read more »

Emmanuel Muwonge
Emmanuel Muwonge
answered on Sep 27, 2019

Yes you may sue for damages because you were not at fault. The only issue I would be concerned about given the facts as laid out is whether or not you were speeding. That would be relevant because, when speeding, you forfeit the right of way you otherwise may have had. The right of way is not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Q: I sued the person who hit my car for $7500.00, it became a default judgement because she did not show up in court.

I received a notice in the mail in regards to her filing chapter 7. Is there anything I can do? The paper stated that I can file a motion but will that help me?

Jordan Ash
Jordan Ash
answered on Jun 13, 2019

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do unless there was alcohol involved in the accident. The person is allowed to discharge (wipe out) the debt that they owe you for the accident unless it involved alcohol (DUI).

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: If you sell a car while in the process of investigating a claim. does that negate the claim?

Our car was left inoperable because of a faulty speed bump. We filed a claim with the city and during the investigation process, we had to sell the car to the body shop. Does that negate our claim? We owned the car when we filed the claim.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 15, 2019

It shouldn't automatically serve to invalidate the claim, but it could be a source of problems if the city/town/other defendant wants to inspect the vehicle to verify damages described in the claim. At this point, preserve whatever evidence you still have (vehicle photos, repair estimates,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: If you are involved in a hit and run with a parked car, should you turn yourself into police?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 28, 2018

If police responded I'd consult with an attorney who handles those matters first to see if you can work it out with the owner of the car directly or if they are looking for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Wisconsin on
Q: I feel that my insurance company delayed paying my claim and now I am out of a vehicle.

Accident was august 25th. Insurance company was fighting with the towing company for two months to get my car released. It finally got released but they deemed it totaled. The estimate was only 5000 to get it fixed but the cash value of the car was almost 8000. They didn't tell me where my car... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 22, 2018

The facts mention a repair estimate and cash value but don’t go into the actual figure received. An attorney in your state reviewing the file could ask for additional information.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: How much is it possible to get for pain and suffering in a car accident?
Frank Pasternak
Frank Pasternak
answered on Jun 26, 2018

Under Wisconsin personal injury law, a person who's injury was caused by the negligence of another may recover that sum of money that a jury decides will fairly and reasonably compensate them for their past pain, suffering, disability and/or disfigurement. That sum includes damages related to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: What happens if a biker is hit by a car, but the car drives off? Is there any potential legal remedy?
David Alan Wolf
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David Alan Wolf
answered on Jun 15, 2018

If the driver / owner of the vehicle can be identified, there can be a case against the driver / owner. If the driver / owner cannot be identified, there may be an Uninsured Motorist insurance claim if this coverage was purchased by the injury victim or a resident family member. There may also be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: Car accident. Advanced spine issues from mild-to-moderate now moderate-to-severe. She was charged with 100% of accident.

If I take an attorney and agree to pay 33%, could I end up loosing money by having to pay the attorney more than what will cover my bills?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 22, 2018

Contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Normally settlement is structured so that you get at least 1/3.

However doing it yourself means you may well give the other side information it will use against you, you will get things wrong, and you will be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: Should a person have a lawyer at a hearing when a man was killed in an accident?

The person, an 83 year old woman has been given 2 tickets: one for failure to stop at a stop sign and one far not yielding right of way.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 4, 2018

You should at least consult one. Loose lips sink cases.

However, if you were hurt call a member of the Wisc. Assn for Justice--they give free cosultsl

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