So, his defense is that WHILE HE WAS ON PROBATION, he got so drunk and so high that he crashed his car and injured one or more other people? This must obviously be discussed with an experienced local defense attorney ASAP.
At the time, OWI Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was a Felony,...Read more »
He was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. My husband bailed him out. If they don't drop the case, do I take his ashes so he's present? I mean what do they logically expect from us now? His 2nd court date was this morning and they're "undecided" at husband's last contact.
My vehicle ended up on the opposite side of the street. I was driving down a one way when the other driver came out from the side from a neighborhood and flew through the stop sign making my vehicle spin and end up on a stop sign and pole on the other side of the street i was unconscious for a... Read more »
You want to be clear why they dismissed the other man. Generally it's left for the jury to decide but if the Court let them out the Court would have written a memo on it. However if you have uninsured motorist benefits it may not make a difference. You should sit down with your attorney to get an...Read more »
Facts on accident. Wife was a passenger in front seat. Another vehicle ran a red light. Other driver faulted. Airbag deployment. My wife suffered a fractured sternum and broken rib. About 5 month recovery. ER visit, but not hospitalized. Lost wages of $500 and roughly $8000 in medical bills. One of... Read more »
Why not contact a member of the Indiana Justice Assn--they give free consultations. The difficult is much can depend on your medical treatment, need for future treatment, and the language used to describe your injuries and symptoms. Your medical means what--did they pay the subrogation claim your...Read more »
Had a small fender bender and when I asked for a police report officers said I had to file a claim with my insurance or have my lisence revoked. is this true even if I was the person who got rear ended?
I received a settlement from my Insurance, but I am still out because I just paid the car off and didn't get enough to purchase a car out right. Now I have another monthly payment. Other driver gave false insurance info to police at scene. Can I sue for the money I now have to pay again for a car?
Not if your insurance paid for the total loss value of the vehicle. Even in situations with replacement loss you don't get two settlements. Unless your state recognizes replacement value--which few statesw allow--No. You can ask to have the other driver & owner's licenses suspended but that's...Read more »
I ended up driving behind a truck that had a horse trailer attached to the back. We were on a 2 lane road and with no dashed line. The left tail light lit up and the other light did not. I thought that she had her turn signal on. The driver then proceeded to drive into the left lane and I slowed. I... Read more »
Your ages have NOTHING to do with anything. The taillight has little to do with liability. If I understand correctly, you were both driving on a 4-lane road (2 lanes in each direction - you state "that is why she got into the left lane"), in the outside lane.
This should be a simple case, but with the injuries involved you'll want to contact a local personal injury lawyer. Please do so soon as the statute of limitations for these types of cases is 2 years. After that time has passed you won't be able to pursue the claim. If you have any further...Read more »
I was driving in Indiana. I am an out-of-state resident. There was a red light, and the car in front of me (Car 1) stopped. I stopped (Car 2). Moments later a third driver (Car 3) rear-ended me, and my car was pushed into the car in front. All three cars are damaged (mine in rear and front - about... Read more »
He refuses to pay because neither had insurance, but he was the cause of the accident and the officer wrote him a ticket for causing the wreck. Can I take him to small claims court? The wreck caused $6,000+ in damage to my car. Am I stuck with this bill because I also didn't have insurance?
Hello, I was recently in a very bad accident, the driver was intoxicated and at fault, I was the only passenger in the vehicle and we did not hit any other vehicles, I suffered a c4 fracture and must wear a neck brace for a month and be out of work for that month, he only had liability insurance... Read more »
If you can't afford insurance, you can't afford to drive.
Your driver's license will be permanently suspended unless you enter into a repayment agreement. Moreover, if the other driver had insurance, their insurance paid the claim and they will secure a judgment against you and possibly...Read more »
Lost my job and insurance after 12 mos FMLA and now on SSDI. LTD company now wanting money back I was paid after I received SSD award back pay of $5000. I need the SSD back pay to cover COBRA costs. Can I file small claims against individual to recoup more of my lost earnings above his... Read more »
Likely no, the insurance company will require you to sign a release before giving you the settlement proceeds. That release will bar you from going after the insurance company or the individual in the future.
I was in a car accident on June 12, 2017. The other driver (who was at fault) did not have a license, did not have insurance nor was the car he was driving covered under a valid policy. In the days following the accident I spoke with someone from his 'insurance' company and was told that I would... Read more »
Whether it is a hardship for you to pay has NOTHING to do with anything. This should have been put through your own insurance from the beginning, given the uncertainty of the defendant's coverage. You would have had your car back in a week.
Demand that the defendant's insurance company...Read more »
If the payment was made by the insurance company, NO. ALL insurance companies require that a Release is executed BEFORE they pay any money. If you are sued, give the documents to your insurance company immediately. They will have the matter dismissed.
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