I sold my car years ago and use rental cars for work so I don’t have my own personal insurance besides on my credit card. I had always thought that rental car companies legally had to have state minimum coverage on their vehicles. How do I fight this?
You can enter into a payment plan with the insurance company if you can agree upon an amount. As long as you stick with the payment plan your license will not be suspended. Or you can write off the debt and bankruptcy. Or win the case in court.
Otherwise, if they take a judgment and file...Read more »
To provide a meaningful answer, you really need to tell us more. For example, what was the ticket for? If you got a ticket for no insurance, you should get insurance before you go to court. Also, if you caused the accident and did not have insurance, you need to contact the other persons involved...Read more »
On your facts, you are not liable. Rather, the car that struck you is liable for the property damage to your vehicle, any injuries that you or your passengers sustained, any property damage to the car that you were forced into and any personal injury that the driver or any of the passengers of the...Read more »
I lost my entire family when a Semi Truck driver ran over their car from behind. I had an attorney who took advantage of my grief coaxing me to settle for a outrageously low amount. He didn't follow through with the suits he had promised and it has bothered me through the years.
You must file suit within 2 years. That said, once you signed the Release in exchange for the money, you lost the ability to sue. The situation that you describe is the "Holy Grail" of personal injury attorneys because most commercial semi's have virtually unlimited insurance. It...Read more »
The driver’s car insurance is American Family. Based on the State Police Trooper report as well as the American Family insurance company investigations, the driver behind me was at fault for the accident. Therefore, I was told by the American Family insurance company that they will fully cover... Read more »
By definition, whenever the cost of repair exceeds the fair market value of the vehicle, it is totally demolished. On your facts, your car is worth $1500 and would cost $12,000 to repair, accordingly, your car is totally demolished. You have choices.1.) You can accept $1500 and give the title to...Read more »
The only way that YOU could be ticketed on a rear-end accident is if your disabled car was in the roadway. If this is not the case, you should NOT have received a ticket AND you should be able to recover. Please contact my office and I am happy to answer any questions you may have without any...Read more »
If a vehicle was stopped on a roadway and ANY of the vehicle remained on the roadway, it constituted a hazard to other vehicles on the roadway and it is liable for ALL property damage and injury that results, no matter how many vehicles are involved. If the stopped car caused the car that hit you...Read more »
You have a contract with the warranty company. Nobody can answer your question without looking at the contract. The warranty company doesn't want you to go to someone who doesn't know what they are doing, do MORE damage, and then have you come back to them for more service.
The other party didn’t give me there information a couple weeks after the accident this young lady contacted me via Facebook and got my cell from local people sending me threats of what’s she’s going to do if I don’t cough up money for her car after we went back n forth a moment of who’s... Read more »
Why are you admitting to a hit and run, in a public forum? You gave the other driver your information because you were at fault. You were obligated to get the other driver's information and you should have made a police report and turned it in to your insurance company. The only reason...Read more »
Obey the "letter" from the Court. Most importantly, Contact your insurance carrier and seek their advice BEFORE you do anything that may jeopardize your coverage. Part of your insurance is a "duty to defend" you. That would be VERY expensive or not affordable if you had to pay for it.
A petitioner took a picture of my car to use for their evidence because they say that my car resembles a car they have video of but not plate number. The person took the picture without asking me. I explained that just because my car is the same model in their video doesn’t mean it proves it’s... Read more »
No one needs your permission to take a picture of your car if it is visible anywhere. In fact, the photograph may be offered into evidence as corroborating evidentiary exhibit that may show that the make, model, shape, color and the type of the vehicle matches the one on the video.
You should not. It can be used against you in any potential civil claim.
Also, you have a decent chance of getting the ticket dismissed by pleading not guilty and requesting a bench trial. An attorney can be used to make sure this process goes smoothly and to ensure that you don’t say or...Read more »
He doesn’t want me to tell on him but I feel like I’m going to be responsible for his mess. He hit a car and left the scene. While I was sleeping. The police towed it and I never heard anything. Now I’m out of a car. What should I do? I don’t want to get him in trouble and gets mad if I... Read more »
1.) I have never counseled a client to lie and I am not telling you to lie. That said, you need to understand that if you tell the police that your boyfriend took your car, without your permission, you are telling your insurance company that they are not...Read more »
It depends on your carrier. Your insurance only covers "licensed drivers." Given that his license was revoked, your brother was NOT a licensed driver. Any carrier could use such an opportunity to legitimately deny a claim. That you were unaware is irrelevant unless he stole the car....Read more »
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on whose name the car is under. In trying to offer a simplified response based on the limited details here, it would more likely be the other vehicle's attorney who could be a matter of more...Read more »
The short answer is that a lawyer for the party who may claim some injury has sent you the form letter that generally kicks off such a case. I'm sure the letter asks you to report this incident to your insurer, which you don't have. Many lawyers in your situation will turn to their...Read more »
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