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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: I have question on how to interpret a police report for a car accident
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 30, 2022

Your post does not ask the question you are seeking an answer----my suggestion is that you contact an accident/injury lawyer and meet with him to discuss your questions. Most accident/injury lawyers do not charge for an initial consult---I am know my firm does not----so take them up on it and meet... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: was rear ended by a speeding car in a neighborhood, when I stopped looked there were no cars put my vehicle in revers

car came flying up the rd and hit me my truck haven't even moved I was basically stopped would I be considered at fault

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 29, 2022

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The general rule nationwide in a most settings is that the vehicle striking from the rear is at fault. However, an attorney would probably have questions about this accident in terms of why you stopped, why you put... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: My friend was in an accident he got hit by a passenger bus his car is totalled and he is hurt. Police cleared from intox

Can he go to hospital to get medical care for his leg and his contusion without him having to get blood drawn?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 30, 2022

Not enough information is provided to answer----I do not know when you posted this, however as I answer this on Memorial D at 8:00 a.m. PST, I suspect enough time may have passed for the alcohol issue to be a non-issue. If not, then wait 24 hours or so before seeking medical treatment if he is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: If someone says I hit there dog on the road. And didn't stop. Can I be charged with a crime in kentucky
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 26, 2022

Most likely not, no, unless they can somehow probe you did it on purpose.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Q: Can an car accident defense attorney subpoena previous/future jobs for medical records? Can the employers refuse?

I was struck by an angry Road rager on January 31st 2020. Of course the road ranger lied in court and pretended that we were both at fault. So the judge, confused, dismiss the case. I appealed, have no attorney, and now we are headed to trial soon. Ironically enough, when I finally found another... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 25, 2022

A Virginia attorney is going to need to advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. Making the call you are describing is often not a simple thing. Although you contend that the incidents are separate, and they well may be, defense attorneys will typically summon medical records on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: How can I clear an FR 3 suspension if I don't have the funds to pay the judgment?

I was involved in a minor accident in 2011. No damage to either vehicle. My insurance had lapsed and the other party filed a law suit. I moved out of state and realized years later a default judgment was entered against me. Now the dmv wants proof that the debt was satisfied before they will... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 25, 2022

You indicate that there was no "damage to either vehicle", but the default judgment apparently indicates otherwise. I suggest that you get an attorney to negotiate a settlement (perhaps paying only a portion) with the judgment creditor.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Personal injury claim "multiplier" to calculate pain and suffering.

Hi, I am aware that some insurance companies calculate pain and suffering for auto accident/personal injury cases using a "multiplier" between 1 and 5 depending on the severity of the injury. In preparation for considering an upcoming offer from my P&C carrier for a claim under my... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on May 25, 2022

I don't know that there really is a multiplier- and a multiplier range of between 1-5 is pretty broad. Damages should be unique to your case- and how your ankle injury impacts you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can the judge reduce the offense leaving the scene of an accident to lesser offense so I don't get my license suspended.
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 25, 2022

The Judge cannot reduce a charge however the prosecuting authority can. If you go to trial and the prosecutor does not prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, but proves a lesser charge beyond a reasonable doubt then the Judge can find you guilty of the lesser charge. I recommend that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Canceled license plates are being used by someone else in another state.

I was in a car accident last year my insurance company considered my car totaled and I canceled the plates in April of last year before they took it. They had messed up when the tow company was coming so my plates were still in my car and I told the insurance guy I just needed an hour before... Read more »

Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley
answered on May 25, 2022

Unfortunately I suggest you obtain the services of a New York attorney experienced in this type of law because you are going to have to convince a judge that you are not responsible for the tickets based on your circumstances described above. You can also keep attempting to dispute the tickets... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Me and my family were involved in a car accident in which the other driver was at fault. But previous owner insurance.

The insurance was still on the vehicle from previous owner and they refuse coverage.

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on May 24, 2022

The insurance company likely denied coverage because the other vehicle involved was at fault. Thus, you should attempt to recover any property damage or bodily injury claims from the at fault driver's liability insurer. However, as a general matter, the insurance on your vehicle runs with the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If my vehicle was found at a hit and run leaving the scene of an accident and drugs were found but I was nowhere near

This is in Florida city Florida and homestead. My truck was found at a hit and run and leaving scene of accident only resulting in property damage and they found drugs cab I bee charged with the drugs and or the crash

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 23, 2022

Your inquiry is a bit vague. If this was a hit-and-run, with a driver fleeing the accident scene, what does "found at a hit and run" mean? If you mean the truck was found somewhere else, and police determined that it was the vehicle that hit and ran, AND the police have not yet... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was in a accident they other insurance company offered me money i said yes not knowing what to do can i get a lawyer ?

My daughter was in a car accident ,the other driver was at fault but they offered a low settlement amount but i haven’t never done anything like this before and I’ve just been worried about my daughter . Can i get a lawyer to help me ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 22, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on what is at stake and how compelling a case can be made that the case was settled. However, nationwide, many carriers consider settlement terms sealed only after a release has been signed by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: What can I do to someone who hit and run me on the highway
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 22, 2022

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Check your insurance policy's UM (uninsured motorist) coverage. That's the short answer in terms of where to turn to. Each state could have its own specific conditions for the operation of UM... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Do statues begin the day liabilty is determined or the day you're notified?

Does someone need to be notified of their right to file a claim & what the deadlines are before statues can begin?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 21, 2022

A Texas attorney should advise here, since statutes of limitations are governed by state law. But your question remains open for two weeks. In virtually all jurisdictions, statutes of limitations usually use the day of the accident as a reference point. A local attorney could provide specific... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I was charged with this violation, while entering a median we’re the immediate cars yielded to me but getting hit..

I was charged with this violation ( 56-05-2350) , while entering a median we’re the immediate cars yielded to me but getting hit by a car evading traffic and riding the median where no left turn could be immediately made. Would the other car not have been violating code ( 56-5-1920)

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on May 21, 2022

Yes, it’s possible but it’s just a judgment call for the police. The charge itself won’t be admissible in your civil car accident case, only guilty pleas are generally.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: Geico falsified my accident report what can I do about it.

Geico falsified my accident report I have videos on the accident even the motorist told Geico that he was at fault.

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on May 20, 2022

Following a motor vehicle crash, a Police Accident Report is prepared by the police responding to the scene. If the crash resulted in personal injuries or property damage over $1,000, each motorist is required to fill out an MV-104, https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv104.pdf Each driver's insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was rear ended by a speeding car in a neighborhood, when I stopped looked there were no cars put my vehicle in reverse

The car came flying up the rd and hit me my truck haven't even moved I was basically stopped would I be considered at fault

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on May 19, 2022

Usually when you get hit from behind by a negligent driver ("rear-ended") the police officer will give the other driver a citation (traffic ticket) for violation of OCGA 40-6-49 (which is the "following too closely" law). It's unusual, but not impossible, for you to be... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Multiple vehicle accident in CA, vehicles who did NOT hit me want my insurance limits information, do I give it?

There was a multiple vehicle rear end accident in a lane next to me. A vehicle trying to avoid it turned into my lane and hit me. Now the other drivers who didnt hit me or vice versa are reaching out to my insurance for coverage information. I dont see why I should let my insurance give them my... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on May 18, 2022

If you were not at fault there is no reason to give your policy limits. On the other hand not giving it might make them think you did have some fault. If someone is coming after you then your insurance company will provide you with an attorney who you can consult with. If you are included in any... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: How can I file an insurance claim when the police report doesn't have the other guys insurance policy number
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 18, 2022

One option is to see if the insurance carrier can ascertain their policyholder's coverage based on name, address, vehicle license plate, make & model, and other information contained in the police report. If the other driver reported the claim to their carrier, it might already be in their... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I got a summons today about a car I gave my son over a year ago and he sold it and the people he sold it to wrecked it.

He sold it before I could get it out of my name. I'm I liaible?

Andre Fereole Regard
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Andre Fereole Regard
answered on May 16, 2022

In some circumstances in Kentucky you may be liable. Did you already remove it from your car insurance?

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