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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: If you have uninsured motorist pd coverage, will it cover damages to your vehicle if is a hit and run accident

The other driver cannot be found or identified, this is in Indiana

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 26, 2021

Possibly, but you need to review the provisions and language of your policy-----often times, a requirement would be that there is an independent witness to the accident in order to invoke UM coverage. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Need advice on insurance company trying to claim our statute of limitations ended in Indiana over an accident.

Their client was at fault, been trying to get a reasonable settlement outside of medical liens, and Selective insurance is now trying to say they don't owe us anything because we couldn't come to an agreement on what was a fair amount to resolve the issue.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Oct 9, 2021

If your accident occurred on or before 10-08-19 and you did NOT file suit on or before 10-08-21, the Statute of Limitations HAS run and you have no right to recover anything. This is yet another reason why you should have hired an experienced personal injury attorney. If the attorney missed the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Need help have court today and I'm not sure what to do insurance company suing me for almost 8,000 I was in accident

11/10/19 at fault no insurance

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 23, 2021

There is nothing that you can do. You had no insurance so the other driver processed a claim under their uninsured motorist coverage (UM). Now their insurance is seeking a judgment against you which they will get. Your only choice is to enter into some voluntary repayment, have the court garnish... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is backing out of a private driveway with my truck which had a car trailer behind it at time onto a state highway illegl

I made sure both directions was clear of any on coming traffic. I was in process of still backing out Had trailer completely on the highway was getting truck straightened out then seen a truck coming fastly towards me he wasn't slowing down i hurried got truck back into driveway but other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 29, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, the scenario you describe places the primary blame on you. In virtually any jurisdiction, entering the main roadway from a driveway gives right of way to drivers already proceeding in the main... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: insurance company refuse to pay for my vehicle after an accident cause someone was driving with suspended license

My husband received a ticket in February 2021 we paid the speeding ticket and the Bmv sent the sr-16 to the Bmv my husband got into an accident and hit a tree he was the only one involved in the accident in July 2021 and that’s when he found out his license had been suspended and yes I know... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 13, 2021

An insurance company has a right to refuse payment on an accident claim if the driver did not have a valid license. You admit that your husband did not have a valid license at the time of the accident. Your insurance company may well be refusing to issue a certificate of coverage but that refusal... Read more »

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Q: If I was attending a county fair and parked in a designated parking area and a tree fell on my car who responsible?

It was not windy or no storms in the area and all I have is plpd it’s county property

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jul 20, 2021

On your facts, you are responsible for the damage because on your facts, the county did nothing which would cause it to incur liability. On the other hand, if a large branch of this tree was known to be dead for many years and the county was advised that the branch should be removed but failed to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: My car got keyed. And the person who did it said over text I should watch out for my car. Is that enough evidence?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 7, 2021

The police might want more. If there is surveillance footage that would be useful. But why not ask them?

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: How long would a prior conviction effect a new case?

15 years ago I received a driving while suspended citation. I recently received another. I received the ticket because someone ran a red light and Tboned me. How will that affect the verdict/punishment? My license has zero points on it. Was a dumb mistake. I have gotten my license reinstated... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 25, 2021

Your question is a bit confusing. It looks like you are saying that you drove on a suspended license for 15 years. If you live in Detroit, Michigan, why are you asking about Indiana law? You really need to consult a local traffic attorney to assess your options. print out a copy of your driving... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: My daughter hit someone, left a note, they haven't gotten an estimate yet. How long until I'm not responsible

I asked repeatedly to get an estimate so I can pay out of pocket

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 16, 2021

You admit that your daughter was at fault so you are never not responsible. The other driver must file suit within two years to recover if the accident happened in Indiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Tow capability of deisel trucks on the road

I have friends that have 2500 deisel pickup trucks that they pull the 5th wheel campers with. My question is regarding their weight ratings and legal ramifications in the event of an accident. For an example my friends truck has a payload capacity of 2200 pounds it can have on the truck but can... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Apr 14, 2021

If your friends knowingly exceed the manufacturer's recommendations and that condition contributes to an accident, your friend could have significant liability AND he would be giving HIS insurance company a great argument that they are not liable because of his affirmative decision to exceed... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: First I am a disabled man that was just in an accident w/o insurance and at fault on 2/19/21(3 days before my birthday)

I'm also htv from dui's. This is the fourth time caught w/o insurance. I've already called down state to see what with them is going to happen with my license. 1 year suspension, 3 years Sr 22 insurance, and a $1000 reinstatement fee unless the judge does something else. I'm... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 6, 2021

What is your question?

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: is hitting a dog reason for license suspension in Indiana?, I found out I was suspended for an accident i wasn't in

was suspended for an accident involving a dog I wasn't involved in or even knew of...i got 8 kids, i cant afford this , what do i do now pro se?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Feb 7, 2021

In law, a dog is a chattel (an animal that constitutes property). If you leave the scene of an accident involving property damage and fail to contact either the owner of the property or law enforcement in Indiana, you commit Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of $1,000 and/or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: If someone was involved in a hit and run and person who owned the vehicle told him it was you driving and you were not

There is a witness to who was actually driving the car. I'm being charged with out ever getting anything from the police or talking to the police. And both insurance company are holding me responsible through hersay

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jan 24, 2021

If there is an eyewitness who can exonerate you, plead "Not Guilty" in Traffic Court and subpoena the eyewitness. The judgment of the Court will satisfy the insurance company. You say that you "[Never got] anything from the police." Is that because you live at an address that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I have a question about right of way between a pedestrian and a vehicle in Indiana.

If a vehicle is traveling down an alley to a road and must cross a sidewalk to get there who would have the right of way between the vehicle and a pedestrian walking down the sidewalk? Note the vehicle came to the intersection where the sidewalk is located before the pedestrian crossed into the... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 27, 2020

In such a situation, the pedestrian ALWAYS has the right-of-way. If a pedestrian walks into the side of your car, that's on the pedestrian.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: If a car runs a stop sign causing a speeding moped to hit the car who is at fault? Can a video give probable for a charg

Can a police officer be at fault for giving a speeding charge and not a disregarding a stop sign? What if that same officer has been harassing the one charged?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 27, 2020

Your question is not stated clearly enough to give you a definitive answer. If you are saying that a moped was proceeding straight, through an intersection for which it had the right-of-way and the car entered the intersection from the other road, failing to stop at the stop sign, the vehicle that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Grandson involved in car accident other driver no insurance. His 1969 VW Squareback totaled Can he sue for car damages?

Lady pulled out in front of him.grandson and great grand kids OK.She had no insurance. His insurance Progressive is offering him $4500 for his classic car that's worth way more than that. They gave him $2000 for lost work and injuries and $750 for each child. they are low balling him on car.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jun 18, 2020

You say that he processed an uninsured motorist claim (called a UM claim) with his own carrier so he's done. He did that INSTEAD of suing the at-fault driver. When you pursue a UM claim, you give YOUR insurance the right to sue in your stead and they will do so. If you do not agree with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Can speed bumps be installed on a rural county road to slow traffic down if pulling out from a driveway?

What other options are available if speed bumps are illegal?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jun 1, 2020

YOU CANNOT install ANY type of traffic regulation on ANY public road. Contact INDOT for more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I was pulled over and arrested in illinois. They towed my car and I went to jail. There is a article 36 hold on it.

When will I know if they are seizing it

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 7, 2020

The words may be getting in the way. The police already HAVE seized your car pursuant to Article 36 which is a statute in the Illinois Criminal Code, found at 720 ILCS 5/36-1. The State will now begin the process of asset forfeiture. If you make a demand for trial, the State must be able to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: What is the rules on driving a moped in Indiana?

Like I head people who lost there licence can drive mopeds still I tryed looking it up online but im getting mixed results saying you need a licence or a moped license or even just an ID. I currently do not have my licence do to anxiety driving with someone so after i heard about this i thaught... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 4, 2020

Your local license branch can walk you through the process. The following is from AAA's digest or motoring laws and seems accurate:

Owners of mopeds or scooters with engines smaller than 50 cubic centimeters must apply for a registration. Such mopeds or scooters will receive license...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Do I have to come back to florida from Indiana to pay my tickets? The officer told me no there are ticket clinics to pay

Got in an accident in florida on spring break, got a ticket for leaving scene and careless driving. The officer told me there are ticket clinics I won’t have to come back to florida to pay! My ticket has a court date on it. What do I do?

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Apr 19, 2020

There should be contact information for the court clerk on the ticket. Although clerks cannot give legal advice, they can inform you of procedures. Since this is a Florida issue, direct future inquiries towards Florida attorneys.

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