Douglas Lee Bryan's answer My sincerely condolences for your loss. I believe that an autopsy only has to be performed if the death is under suspicious circumstances or if a crime is suspected which resulted in her death. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss this with you further.
Peter Munsing's answer If you were hurt you may have an uninsured motorist claim against the other driver. Get estimates of cost to fix it and see an attorney who is a member of the La. Trial Lawyers for the Parish where it happened. They give free consults.
Peter Munsing's answer A lot depends on the "unauthorized" story. Did the owner tell the cops that? Did the owner press charges? Or did the owner leave the keys on the table and the driver--a kin of hers--grabbed the keys and left? You then get into some weird insurance issues on covering damage which then adds licence suspensions to the mix--though an argument can be made that the lack of coverage wasn't caused by anyone but by the policy.
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Douglas Lee Bryan's answer If the driver of the truck either didn't have insurance, or if his and/or his employer's insurance isn't sufficient, then the rental company's insurance may be responsible. A good personal injury attorney can help. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss this with you further.
Peter Munsing's answer You wouldn't but the minor may have a longer statute of limitations assuming it wasn't their fault. Why not contact a member of the La.Trial Lawyers Assoc? They give free consults.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer I'm not sure of your question. It may be possible to work something out with the prosecutor to keep it off of her record, depending on the circumstances. Otherwise it will greatly affect your insurance premiums.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer If you're stopped at a stop sign, you have the responsibility to ensure the way is clear from any other drivers having the right of way prior to proceeding into the intersection. You can't assume that someone with a turn signal on is turning at your intersection, or that he is turning at all. One option would be to make arrangements to have the citation reduced to a non-moving violation so that it doesn't appear on your driving record. If you can't do this on your own, give me a call and...
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