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Q: I was in a hit and run accident last week I have the driver tag number and a photo of the driver from the security

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I have contacted my insurance company the police was called I have been to the ER several time because I’m 3 months pregnant and they said because of me being pregnant there’s not much they can do I have missed days from work cause I’m in pain and I’m with out a car because I... Read more »

David Tapalian answered on Jul 2, 2019

There may still be treatments that you can do for your injuries. However as with all cases time is of the essence. If you would like to speak with us privately please feel free to contact us for free consultation.

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Q: Vehicle on highway in front of me stopped for an illegal uturn in median and caused wreck.. they fled scene. Now what?

Them stopping illegally caused me to wreck into the car infront of me. They didn’t want to call police, only exchange information. Should I file police report? I have it all on video.

David Tapalian answered on Jun 3, 2019

You should file a police report. Were you injured? As you know in Florida you will have PIP so depending up how long ago the accident was, you may still be treated for your injuries. If you have any more specific questions, please feel free to email me directly" david@tapinjury.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Intellectual Property for Florida on

Q: My sister crashed into a lady's car, while no major damage recorded by the cop the lady is suing us for over 10K+ estim.

My sister had a minor car accident when she hit an old lady's car while changing lanes, but it wasnt a major accident as it only scratched the lady's car. The cop gave my sister just a warning as it was her first accident and the damage was really low, even the lady said she wasn't hurt. Fast... Read more »

Griffin Klema answered on May 3, 2019

I would be pleased to discuss how you can defend the case: 202-713-5292 (cell).

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Probate and Wrongful Death for Florida on

Q: How do I locate a frugal lawyer for filing court docs (Administration Letter) without opening up a whole probate case?

I need assistance to file a summary or letter of administration in Pasco county, Hudson, FL. for an inexpensive fee. There really is no estate, only a wrecked motorcycle, and an insurance claim for the motorcycle of >$4,500. For the past 4 years, my uncle resided rent-free, at my property in... Read more »

Griffin Klema answered on May 3, 2019

I suggest contacting a legal aid clinic. They often are able to help with cases like this. Since you're in Pasco County, Bay Area Legal Services might be able to help. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Collections and Identity Theft for Florida on

Q: I'm about to sign papers to accept my lawsuit settlement offer but i had idenity theft issues. Someone filed taxes Under

My name and now i owe the irs as a result of they actions. Will the irs take my lawsuit until this is straightened out or will i get my money?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 30, 2019

This is a very important question. You really need to hire a competent lawyer to advise you. Try using the lawyer you used to get the settlement; he will want his share first.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on

Q: What do I do if I was in a minor car accident a few months ago and the other driver was ticketed at fault

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Charles M. Baron answered on Apr 25, 2019

You question is not sufficiently clear because you don't say what the Court ruled in its order or how the order affects you personally.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on

Q: No insurance. The person didn't have bodily injury coverage. After PIP, I have $16,000 left to pay. What do I do?

David Tapalian answered on Apr 5, 2019

Do you know if you have uninsured motorist coverage?

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Q: Is it possible for to sue at fault party three times in small claims court for myself and my two children ?

Been in a car accident with my two children. At fault party didn’t have bodily injury injury coverage.

David Tapalian answered on Apr 5, 2019

Do you happen to have uninsured motorist coverage? You could engage in a small claims matter depending upon the value of the claim. However depending upon the particular defendants even if you receive a judgment it may be very challenging to collect on that judgment.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on

Q: How do I sue someone in county court for medical bills and car loss value?

The individual did not have bodily injury coverage and I understand the reason attorneys not willing to take the case because of this. However, I have medical bills and car loss value I would like to claim. I understand Florida law of not being able to garnish wages, apply liens to assets, and/or... Read more »

David Tapalian answered on Mar 29, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. We often encounter cases where there's no insurance on the other side. Do you by any chance have UIM coverage? That may be another way to approach this. Please feel free to email me directly. Thank you.

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Q: Can I sue my Dodge dealership for having defective airbags in my car after an accident?

My Dodge Charger was declared Totaled because the damages overpass the value of the car, which is around 20k. Accident was around 15-25mph low impact. The reason it was declared Totaled is because all my airbags went off in the car. There was no one in the passenger seat and all the passenger... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 26, 2019

Did your insurance company pay you the value of the car? If so, how are you damaged?

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on

Q: parents liability protection

S will be taking a vehicle to the university and he will need the vehicle to travel to/from his part time job I am wondering if it makes any sense to transfer the title to S's name? Does that offer us (parents) any protection from liability if, god forbid, something happens and he (we) was sued? I... Read more »

Charles M. Baron answered on Mar 26, 2019

Yes, if your adult son has sole title to the vehicle, he, and he alone, is legally responsible for it and the use of it. Once your child turns 18, you are not responsible in any way for his acts or omissions for use of vehicles (or anything else) that are not owned by you, not shared with you, and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on

Q: I was hit by someone without their headlights on at night, am I at fault?

Hi, I live in Pinellas County Florida. About a week ago I was driving at night and was making a turn on to a street with a yield sign for me. I looked both ways and made the turn. I didn't see someone who was driving without their head lights on and thus they hit me in the rear of my car.... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 19, 2019

Since he hit you from behind, it probably doesn't matter whether he had his headlights on. And whether you saw him or not probably doesn't matter either. What does matter is that, if he had his headlights on he should have seen you and if he didn't that may have contributed to the accident. So... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Florida on

Q: What can a widow and child collect for death of husband and father who was killed in a car accident

Car made illegal Uturn in path motorcycle

David Tapalian answered on Mar 15, 2019

As an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we can help you. A lot of the information that we need to assist you in determining your case, is very fact intensive and private. There are a lot of factors in answering this question. Some of them include, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on

Q: can The dmv suspend my license because of an accident I did not cause ?

My ex boyfriend got into an accident in my car the insurance went out the same day the accident occurred just at 12 am I was not the driver or even in the car and the dmv suspended my license and they are trying to make me pay the Falange due to other vechicles before I can get my license back... Read more »

Charles M. Baron answered on Mar 6, 2019

You are writing from Atlanta, so I assume you're talking about the Georgia "DMV" as the entity that suspended your license, rather than the Fla. DHSMV. If that's the case, you need to ask a Georgia attorney. Your post came in under the category Car Accidents in Florida. Even if the accident... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Florida on

Q: Dog injured in hit/run. Police say it's not personal property. How do I prove it is, in FL? Statute?

Charles M. Baron answered on Mar 6, 2019

Can't tell why you're asking - for insurance coverage purposes? A dog that you own is your personal property, and you may sue the driver and owner of the vehicle that struck your dog for your vet bills, and if your dog dies, for the fair market value of your dog. In some circumstances, you may... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on

Q: I was involved in a very bad car accident in Maryland I am a Florida resident I was hit by a guy who was on heroin

My mom died from her injuries in the accident. The driver was driving his moms car he had not had a license in 15 years. He was arrested that night and is now charged with 11 felonies. he is going on trial in April. Because it was his moms car can I sue his mom for her home in maryland and can I... Read more »

Gregg M. Hollander answered on Feb 18, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my condolences.

The answer to your question is just not that simple. First, where did the accident happen? If it happened in Florida, the owner of the at-fault vehicle is considered primarily responsible and can be sued as long as the...
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Q: Tow company overpriced wrecked car tow fee and threatened to sue and arrest me.

I was in an accident in Connecticut, I live in Florida and was only there for a vacation. I brought my moms car and the tow company was called by the local police, therefore, a non-consensual tow or I would've called Triple A. The tow truck company ended up wanting to charge me $550 for one night... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 24, 2019

You should ask this question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Connecticut ›. As far as litigation in Florida small claims court is concerned, yes, he could sue you here, but chances are that he meant that he was threatening to sue you in Connecticut.

If you haven't already, contact your...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on

Q: I received a hit and run letter and the mail. What is my next step

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 19, 2019

What does the letter tell you the next step is?

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Employment Law, Immigration Law and Car Accidents for Florida on

Q: Can a traffic moving violation affect a H1B application?

Dear Lawyer, good morning.

I have a question that might seem a silly one.

Last summer in Miami, while in standstill traffic, I got distracted for a second and hit the car in front of me ( speed was very low, bumbers got a little bit damaged, but nobody got injured ).I called the... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd answered on Jan 5, 2019

Thank you for your very thoughtful and courteous question! I don't see any problem at all with the H-1B process. It's when driving and alcohol mix that there are serious serious consequences. Piacere!

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Q: Once an insurance agency says it'll pay to cover expenses, can they revoke it?

Charles M. Baron answered on Dec 14, 2018

Depends on what you mean by "says". Also, I think you mean insurance company, not insurance agency. An agency is just the entity that sells the insurance. Regarding what the insurance company "says", nothing is 100% definite until there is a signed document setting forth the agreed-upon... Read more »

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