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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Can the county immune to liability for "weather-related" damage to their main roads?

I hit a sizable, unmarked pothole on US 31 within St. Joseph County limits that did significant damage to my car. I filed a claim and a county representative said they would not pay it because they aren't responsible for "weather-related" damage to the roads. All damage to roads... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 10, 2022

The person with whom you spoke was right, for the wrong reason. US 31 is an interstate highway so you would need to make a claim with the state of Indiana, NOT St. Joseph County. Before you can make a claim, you must file a Tort Claims Notice. The form number is 54668. A completed form must be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Who's at fault in Kentucky when you're both backing out of your parking space at apts but they decided to pull up?

I noticed that they were standing outside of their car talking, so I decided to wait for them to get in their car and leave, to be safe. I watched them pull out, I then adjusted my mirrors to see if I could see them and I looked out the back window and didn't see them so I pulled out. She said... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 9, 2022

Unfortunately, sounds like you may be at fault if you were the only car moving.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: What options do I have after a car accident in Georgia?

I was rear ended by an employee of a car dealership who was on the clock at the time. The employee was on a large tablet-like device not paying attention while driving. This employee also was in a customer's car and not a company car. Do I just deal with insurance or do I have the right to go... Read more »

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols answered on May 8, 2022

Did you experience any injuries as a result of the collision?

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 Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Why would they wait a year later to decide to total a car and can they hold back supporting documents

I was in a at fault car accident in Feb 2021 and budget decides in March 2022 to contact me saying they decided to total the car as a business decision..They saying my insurance only paid 10,000 and I have a balance of over 11,000 for the loss of the car...My insurance saying that they fail to send... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 5, 2022

This is not a family law case. You may want to post in a different forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: My car was considered a total loss, I’m worried the other persons insurance company won’t give me enough money

How should I respond to them without getting played over by them? Or how to negotiate ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 2, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's a little difficult to cover all the important points within the brief format here. But part of your success could depend on your research. Look at used auto reference guides. Check pricing for comparable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: Accident the person demands i pay the insurance via message and threatens me to court if i dont pay

But his insurance called me yesterday i gave my email and they didn't send me anything yet can he do that? The accident was caused threw a pothole and he was passing me at the right as i turned left to dodge but the car went threw the pothole and swinged to him at the rear and hitted him i do... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 30, 2022

There could be state-specific elements of law here, and a geographic region is not included in the post. It sounds like the insurance carrier for the person you collided with paid their insured and they're now pursuing recovery. Some things are not fully clear but it looks like the other side... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: Had a motorcycle accident last August because the s.c. state's grass cutters left grass in the road.

My left leg, half under my kneecap. Had two surgeries. The state trooper was at the accident did not order for a drug test. But the hospital did one anyway. I even have officer video from his desk cam, pointed down to the grass in the road and his report it says cause of accident waa the grass.... Read more »

Roy Willey
Roy Willey answered on Apr 25, 2022

In general there are several issues with hospital tests that may make them inadmissible in a civil suit. However, they may also be admissible. I would be glad to take a look at your information, just email me Roy@akimlawfirm.com.

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 and Personal Injury on
Q: What should i do if i asked someone to park my car properly but instead he strolled around and ended up hitting 4 people

He doesnt have any money to pay for the hospitalization for the people what he got hurt using my car. He is working for me as a carpenter together with other carpenters to build a building.

I am not a bad person so i paid for some of the hospitalization bills of the people that he hurt.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 23, 2022

Your post did not include a state or geographic region. That could make a difference in terms of being a no-fault jurisdiction. The fact that you are not a bad person or that the carpenter is out of work are irrelevant here - the more pressing issue is whether your insurance company will cover... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was rear ended by a motorcycle who is 100% at fault per his insurance. His Injury Lawyer wants EDR data.

Myself and my insurance company got a certified letter from the personal injury lawyer requesting this data. I contacted my insurance company and i told them I was ok with the data download if plaintiff lawyer arranged and paid for it.

Is there any reason why i might not want to give up... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright answered on Apr 22, 2022

The motorcycle is at fault for not leaving enough room to stop in time given the conditions present on the roadway. Whether you are at fault for rear-ending the car in front of you is less clear, since you are also responsible for leaving adequate room to stop, but if the car in front of you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: How long is the statue of limitations regarding automotive insurance accidents ??

I was in a accident 3 weeks, but I haven't been to the Dr yet. Can I still bring suit against the insured policy holder?

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Apr 21, 2022

Yes in KY the statute of limitations for personal injury stemming from an auto accident is 2 years from the date of the accident or the last pip payment. Pip stands for kentucky’s No fault personal injury protection. The pip is what pays your medical bills up to a specified amount. The best... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Car rear ended me on the highway pushing my car into another vehicle. Car that hit me, drove off and can’t be found.

My car is totaled. Car that I hit has minimal damage. Car that hit me and caused me to hit car in front of me drove away and license plate number I had doesn’t match vehicle description. Any way to avoid being at fault for hitting the car in front of me? I was not cited. This happened on the... Read more »

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner answered on Apr 22, 2022

I am sorry you had this experience. When you are struck from behind and pushed into the car in front of you, you are generally not at fault. Assuming you have full coverage, you should go through your own carrier. If the people in the car in front try to bring a claim against you, then your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Q: Is this worth getting a lawyer for?

I was at a gas pump and when I picked up the nozzle gas started spraying all over my car because there was a hole in the hose. There was no damage but the fire department came and I had to get my car cleaned because it smelled so badly of gas.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 20, 2022

A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the gas fumes. In terms of your question whether it's worth getting a lawyer for, it doesn't look like the type of case that a law firm would handle on a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: So I got hit at a red light last night while I was stopped. How do I pursue a lawsuit for damage I had no insurance

I was sitting at a red light and a woman turned to sharp and hit my car messed up my bumper headlight blinkers tie rod ends ball joints fender door I don’t have insurance but she did how do I file a lawsuit to get my car paid for

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 20, 2022

The best thing to do would be to reach out to an experienced PI lawyer to discuss the facts and circumstances of the collision, as well as be sure to see a doctor in case you suffered any bodily injury resulting from the collision. Even though you do not have insurance, it would still be worth it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Does car value effect mini tort laws in Michigan?

Insurance is telling my daughter her 2007 kia rio is only worth 1200 yet her estimates range from 4700 to 5200 to repair. So they claim they only have to pay out 1200. I cant find anything that says either way for a minitort claim.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 19, 2022

Mini-tort is a remedy against an at-fault driver, not your insurance company. Your insurance company is effectively telling you the car is totaled, and they are only obligated to pay you what your car is worth, not how much it costs to fix it. This happens when the cost to repair exceeds the value... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have grounds to dispute this insurance?

I was recently in a minor vehicle collision. Minimal damage to the vehicles. I ended up with three dislocated ribs. Police report clearly states that the other driver was at fault. The agent for the other driver called me and disputed the dislocated ribs stating, “Did you diagnose... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 18, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that attorneys in the Libel/Slander category would know better than car accident attorneys. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but you could repost in that category. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Last evening my 19 year old son passed out while driving on interstate then when off the road striking 4 signs, a

Drainage cap and traveling 1700 feet. He was transported to hospital. Police searched his car which the found pain pills he was prescribed due to wisdom teeth out Tuesday and marijuana. He advised police he took pain pill at 11 that day and hadn’t smoke since last weekend. He consented to... Read more »

Brian Smith Esq
Brian Smith Esq answered on Apr 17, 2022

He should contact a local experienced OVI attorney.

At the first court date, your son will be given the opportunity to enter a plea. If he cannot afford an attorney, he can also ask the court to appoint one. To challenge the charges, a not-guilty plea would need to be entered....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I signed a settlement for a car accident the insurance told me a higher amount that was on the settlement.

I signed a settlement for a car accident the insurance told me a higher amount that was on the settlement but I didn't notice until after I signed, is there anything I can do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 15, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. Based on the brief description, one possibility is that the settlement you say you signed (which was probably a release form) contained figures for a gross settlement, not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I got a certified letter from a lawyer asking me for EDR data from my car

The lawyer represents two motorcycles who rear ended me and are 100% at fault according to their insurance companies...they already paid to have my car fixed. My insurance company was copied on the letter. Is there anything i need to do now that i've been made aware they want this data? I have... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright answered on Apr 15, 2022

I would talk to your insurance company and let them know what's going on. Perhaps they will assign an attorney to represent you in response to the motorcyclists' attorney, or perhaps they will speak directly with their attorney.

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