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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Q: My 24 year old hit another car, got a dui. Does not live at home, has her own auto ins. Am i liable to give an affidavit

The person that was hit... their insurance company is bugging me and wants me to sign an affidavit stating she wasn't in my policy or living at home.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 8, 2021

No, you do not have to sign an affidavit, however, it may (or may not) be in your and your 24 year old's best interests. My suggestion is that you contact an attorney or 2 in your area, bring the paperwork (affidavit, emails, correspondence) to your meet with the attorney and explain the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi I was rear ended by a police car while sitting at a red light. Are they not responsible?

The insurance company says they only have to pay my deductible since I have collision insurance. This doesn't seem right.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 8, 2021

You are correct, it does not seem right. You should search for a personal injury/accident lawyer in your area to discuss this further, especially, if you have physical injuries. Most lawyers in this field will provide a free initial consultation---contact a few of them, discuss your matter, and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: I was in a car accident as a kid but never received the settlement. How can I find record of the terms in NYS ?

I’m 46 now but was told when I was 10 yrs old this happened. I know the city and county but no record of anything in my name .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 7, 2021

This might be difficult with the passage of so much time. It could be easy if you could locate the attorney who represented you. But you might not be posting this if you had that information. If you can't do that, it could involve more work. Given the timeline you present, it looks like the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: ell us a little more so we can help you. Your Question:edit text Okay my son didnt havel

Can they charge him with homicides by traffic if the convict him of neuroscience

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy answered on Apr 7, 2021

We are eager to answer your question. Try asking it again, and include more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Had a rear end accident not at fault on a highway, cars totaled, my wife have back, and neck pain but I had no insurance

Can I still make a claim on my vehicle on others persons insurance?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 7, 2021

Not for the vehicle; that's (one of) the consequences of not having insurance. You'd be responsible for your vehicle even if the other driver were at fault.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: If you get into a car accident with no license or insurance but the car is in your name what will most likely happen

It was registered and this is my first offense my record is clean

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2021

You will orobably be prosecuted for No Operators License and No Insurance and then sued civilly for the injuries if you were at fault.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Illinois on
Q: I'm uninsured and someone lets me drive their car also is uninsured, i got into totaled the car, i do i have to pay?

got into an accident and totaled the car*, is it required to pay them?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 5, 2021

If you are at fault in the accident and do not have insurance, then the victim or other party's insurance company very well may make demand on you and/or sue you for the damages. Also, it may impact your driving privileges. Depending on your financial situation, you may want to consult a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maine on
Q: Should I send title to my motorcycle to opposing insurance company before they made me an offer? They say I have to.

I was in a motorcycle collision. The other party took full responsibility . Now his insurance company wants me to send them the title to my motorcycle without having made me an offer. Should I do this? It doesn't seem right. Is this regular, legal procedure?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 5, 2021

Send them a copy of your title in case they want verification that the motorcycle is in your name and whether or not a lien is against it. Once you have a resolution, then forward the actual title, if they want it. If the insurance company is being difficult and/or if you have physical injuries,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Hawaii on
Q: A commercial vehicle was parked in a unmarked stall and reversed into my car as I parked

The commercial vehicle where it was parked isn't a loading or unloading zone, basically a unmarked area.

As I proceeded to reverse my car into a marked stall the commercial vehicle started reversing as well, my car was basically 80% in the stall until it hit my front right of my car.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 2, 2021

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In most jurisdictions, it would be difficult to pin all liability on one party or the other in these types of settings, with both vehicles in reverse in a parking lot setting. Some of the options before you include going... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Do non-vision impaired drivers have to be able to see cars hidden by shubbery?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 2, 2021

A person must use reasonable care in driving a vehicle. Drivers must keep a lookout for pedestrians, obstacles, and other vehicles. They must also control the speed and movement of their vehicles. The failure to use reasonable care in driving a vehicle is negligence. (CACI 700).

That may...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: Can I sue the other driver of a car that hit mine?

My car was hit on the rear passenger side. The crash report says my car was only going 5mph when hit. According to the police report the car following behind the other car stated the lady ran a red light. The insurance company of the other driver said we were at fault because one witness said our... Read more »

Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer answered on Apr 1, 2021

Yes. You can sue. The fact you can sue does not mean you have strong case. It sounds like there might be some conflicting evidence that needs to be sorted out. The fact you were hit on the passenger's side door might indicate that you were not at-fault because clearly your car was struck.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: I was involved in a head on collision while working should I contact a lawyer

Went to hospital for knee and hip pain.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 1, 2021

Yes, you should consult with a lawyer---you want to make sure that you are protected----Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for injury/accident lawyers in your area and contact a few of them----most give free, no obligation first meetings on these type cases----I know my firm does----so take them... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I have had 3 auto accidents in the last 2.5 years. The last two I was not at fault, and the first going to court over

I was originally injured in the first wreck but never thought it would be anything lasting, so I didn’t seek treatment because I only had liability insurance and they were saying the wreck was my fault even though I disagree and am waiting to go to court. I was then rear ended and side swiped and... Read more »

Christine King
Christine King answered on Apr 1, 2021

I am so sorry you are going through this. It can be difficult to distinguish injuries from accidents that are so close in time. This is not something you can do on your own, you will need an experienced attorney who can help you sort through the medical records and the injuries suffered from... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: My tractor driver made an accident 6 years ago, now the victim asking for payment of money for tractor recovery
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 31, 2021

Your question didn't include a geographic region, so you could repost and include a state. There are a few states with long statutes of limitations, but most states are less than six years. You could also reach out to an attorney where this happened to ask whether such an action would still be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: Can another persons insurance company say an accident was your fault ,if no tickets were issued no witness or camera

My daughter was driving my car no insurance , was in an accident , a car ran a red light and hit her , and now the insurance company said they did their own investigation and finds my daughter at fault can they do that

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 31, 2021

Yes, they can do that---but you do not have to accept the conclusion of the insurance company. You can make them take you to court and prove their case before a Judge. Likewise, if you are seeking money from the insurance company and they want to pay you nothing or less than what you believe you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: A car crashed into my gate, I have not been able to get the full repair amount from the insurance could you advise me?

The insurance companies from both drivers involved in the collision are shifting blame and not willing to compensate the repair estimate amount. I have contacted my homeowners insurance agent and have hit a roadblock with them as well with the subject of pursuing the deductible amount.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 31, 2021

If the (or more than 1) insurance companies are fighting you, then you need to consult and possibly hire an attorney to represent your interests. You do not indicate the reason why the insurance company is unwilling to pay the full repair amount and/or the reason(s) for the lack of cooperation,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: For an auto accident in Nevada is it better in the long run to use health insurance or a medical lien please
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 31, 2021

More information is needed in order to properly answer your question. I would recommend that you use Justia's FInd a Lawyer tab and search for auto accident/personal injury lawyers in Nevada and call a few of them---most will provide you a free, no obligation consultation----discuss your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Q: I was in an auto accident (no fault motorcycle) and want to apply for PIP. Employer has 3/11 as date of accident but

Hospital and insurance have 3/12. Will the date be discussed between adjuster and hr and should I just not apply for PIP because of discrepancy?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 31, 2021

The discrepancy sounds like a mistake and can easily be corrected----you should not use that to prevent you from applying for PIP. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Should I accept my insurance recommendation of taking 70-80% fault on accident claim against me?

My wife was backing out of her parking space in a school parking lot (2737 Kate Bond Rd, Memphis, TN 38133) in Memphis, TN. Front of school, parking area between baseball diamond and parking median. Wife pulling back driver coming fast around corner. Police were called and declined to come out... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Regardless, any attorney will be reluctant to advise you to accept or decline a settlement offer. But as a GENERAL premise in virtually all jurisdictions, a car backing out of a parking spot is generally burdened in... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Can I still file a lawsuit for property damage against insured if their adjuster sent a check that I didn’t agree to?

Hello I put in a claim with at fault insurance for damages to my car, they deny me in 2 days. Almost 2 months later they change it to 60%, I reject it because their client was fully at fault. A year later the person that was driving my car wins his personal injury claim for $25k, six months after I... Read more »

Chris White
Chris White answered on Mar 30, 2021

Call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

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