My daughter's car was hit from behind on December 16 2022. Insurance company has made no movement on paying out the car. Her car has been in impound. She has been paying ride shares and walking to work. What can she do? Does the insurance have time requirement to resolve the issue?
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Some of your primary options include attempting negotiation with the carrier, filing suit in small claims court or civil court, or arranging a consult with an attorney to discuss them filing suit or continuing...Read more »
I was merging but I also had to avoid a semi that drifted in my lane. The stretch of high way bends right and at the end of that bend there was a black abandoned vehicle with no lights on or anything to signal they were stopped. The second I go to merge and avoid the semi I hit the abandoned... Read more »
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope you are okay. It sounds like a very serious accident with the flip-over. From a textbook standpoint nationwide, it's possible to argue that both of you bear some liability. The fact that no measures...Read more »
If you were parked and somebody hit you hard enough for bystanders to be so concerned that they called the police and an ambulance, the police will wonder why you would leave without exchanging insurance information or making a police report for your insurance. The conclusion that would be drawn by...Read more »
& her family in Indiana. My son's father signed over educational guardianship to the girlfriend's grandma, as it was her property they had moved to. The same school initially told my son the school was his district based on his address. A week later they received records from the... Read more »
Your son's death was a terrible tragedy. That said, there is something wrong with the facts. "There are no buses to your home" CANNOT be reconciled with a bus stop a few houses down. Either way, his custodian (the girlfriend's grandma) is NOT responsible for his death....Read more »
A drunk driver totaled my car and stumbled away from the scene. I cannot seem to get any help whatsoever from any attorney because I was not insured so to speak from the accident. However my car was totaled. Nobody seems to care about that tho. This accident caused me an an enormous amount of... Read more »
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. One reason for the difficulty could be that if the matter only involves property damage, not every accident law firm handles those. There's a tab above if you want to make further efforts at contacting attorneys....Read more »
If your friend had insurance, the accident is covered.
If your friend didn't have insurance, you gave your friend permission to drive your car, knowing that it was uninsured so you are responsible for all property damage and/or personal injury that resulted. Whether you were driving...Read more »
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, not having insurance does not necessarily make one liable for damages. The person would be in violation of state laws for having an active insurance policy in...Read more »
My car is mexican and insurance only covers third party accidents. The sheriff said I needed to go to the city so that they would make the electric company pay for the damages. Inspection determined that the pole fell due to the wood being rotten. The car suffered great damages and is unusable now.... Read more »
Hopefully, you took several pictures of the car with the downed light pole so that you can prove that the damage to the vehicle was caused by the downed pole. You said that the sheriff was there so the sheriff should have prepared a report, memorializing the downed utility pole and the damage to...Read more »
When I was 17 I got into a car accident in Indiana. It was a friend's car. I was found at fault for the accident. I had an unsat judgement against me in 2007 and it expired 2014. Due to severe anxiety I just never tried to get my license again and over time forgot about the judgement. Now that... Read more »
If the suspension ended in 2014 then there should be no reason it would prevent you getting a license. However, there may be a reinstatement fee. Also, there could be other reasons preventing you from getting a valid license. If you do not have a myBMV account, set one up and look at your...Read more »
Never checked his rearview mirror! I'm in Indiana. And if he would of stopped and i would have know sooner i may have been able to save him. 20 mins after he was hit i found him suffering in pain. This guy and his wife speed on all the streets in my little town constantly. Before this event we... Read more »
In Indiana, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident with a domesticated animal before you call the pet's owner or animal control. As a dog lover, I feel your pain. That said, if the driver had lost control while taking evasive action, you would be responsible for all property damage...Read more »
I hit a sizable, unmarked pothole on US 31 within St. Joseph County limits that did significant damage to my car. I filed a claim and a county representative said they would not pay it because they aren't responsible for "weather-related" damage to the roads. All damage to roads... Read more »
The person with whom you spoke was right, for the wrong reason. US 31 is an interstate highway so you would need to make a claim with the state of Indiana, NOT St. Joseph County. Before you can make a claim, you must file a Tort Claims Notice. The form number is 54668. A completed form must be...Read more »
My 17 yr old was involved in a car accident, she was found at fault for failing to yield on a left turn, the other driver was speeding and had no seat belt on and was severely injured. My policy limits will probably not cover the cost of his bodily injury. What happens in a case like this? Can I be... Read more »
Were you injured in the accident? It is important you seek immediate medical treatment for all injuries in the crash. Even though you were a passenger, you can seek reasonable compensation which includes lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, and the nature and...Read more »
At a minimum, you are responsible for the damage to all four cars and injuries sustained by all of the passengers of all cars. You will never be eligible to reinstate your license until all debts from this accident and the prior accident are either satisfied or discharged in bankruptcy. Even if...Read more »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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