I live in the metro Detroit area and let my daughter (a college student at Western Michigan University) use my car to get back and forth. While she was working, her boyfriend (who did not have permission) took my car and drove to Bloomington, IL with a friend of his and got pulled over with a large... Read more »
Yes. The person is likely suing you in small claims for what's commonly called "mini-tort", asking you to pay the deductible they had to pay or had subtracted from what their insurance paid out. The insurance company will hold you personally responsible for the total amount they had to pay out....Read more »
I was in a car accident a couple of weeks ago. We were at a stop waiting for traffic to clear to turn left when the car behind us did not stop and went right into us. It was a hit and run, but they were caught. Both cars were totaled. I was the passenger in the car, and have been going to a... Read more »
This is a perfect example why non-lawyers should never agree to do anything important when offered by a complete stranger--over the telephone? Really? There may still be time for you to extract yourself from the clutches of this uncaring insurance company--if you call a lawyer and ask for help. Do...Read more »
Don't see any harm from either except to you. But not reporting a wreck even if another vehicle was not involved can be serious depending on your state's laws, so look at the sections and see--if serious, then contact a lawyer that handles tickets in that county/city to represent you. Maybe they...Read more »
I ended up totaling my boyfriends new truck and going to the hospital. I was not in the right state of mind when the cops talked to me and might have jeopardized myself. I had also taken two cbd gummies which is why I was drowsy. 4 years ago I got charged with an owi so this will be my second... Read more »
You definitely need an attorney to help you with the situation. The information here does not indicate where this happened, which can affect how to approach the case, the cost for legal services, and who might be a good choice of attorneys. I think it would be better if you called me, or some...Read more »
My dad was on his tractor and pulled out into the street at the same time that our neighbor came down the road in his truck. The neighbor moved to avoid the tractor and side swiped my parent's mailbox. Crash report states no damage. My parents paid the neighbors $500 deductible. Now a year later my... Read more »
Hi i involved in a traffic crash ticket after red light jump that got 3 other cars affected excluding mine.Police came to scene and gave me signal jump ticket. The Description says Disobey traffic signal with c&I checked only. The police confirmed that there were no injuries reported but there is... Read more »
Doesn't sound like it. Criminal charges could result if alcohol or drugs were involved, or you failed to stop and report, or you somehow intentionally or recklessly did this. None of that appears to be the case here.
My vehicle was unsafe to drive but, I was able to move it off the road. I called for a ride and when they showed up I left. The other party stated that they were okay and we were there for an hour already. Court date is coming in the mail. Should I hire an attorney. This is the first accident I've... Read more »
Leaving the scene of an accident is a 6 point violation, which is as big as they get. It is also a criminal offense that could conceivably put you in jail for three months, although that is not likely. My point is, it's a serious charge, and you should get an attorney who regularly practices...Read more »
I didn't answer the door. Called this morning and the cops said I hit and run a car, on my street. Said that they were getting off their shift and would be over at ten tonight to give me a ticket and I can get me car Monday from impound.
Sounds like you're going to get a ticket for leaving the scene of a property damage accident. That's a criminal misdemeanor, that carries up to ninety days in jail. Find an attorney in your area who practices primarily traffic and drunk driving defense. Although this presumably won't be charged...Read more »
If you were hurt contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consults. However If it's a company, chances are they have insurance. If police weren't involved, write the company a note to the risk manager to get their insurance information.
it's unlikely that a car dealer will sell to you alone, without an adult, because minors may void a contract until their 18th birthday. But, if they do, the dealer will apply for the plate for you. You are not required to be a licensed driver to purchase a car, but you have to be licensed to...Read more »
Per doc instructions, I am to be off work for no less than 25 days and I am self employed. I have pip ins coverage. Do I need an attorney to help or should I rely on my own insurance company to take care of me
I was in a car accident a few years back, at the time I did not have insurance. I was unaware that I was without insurance, I was in school and my mom had agreed to make those payments for me. The car was parked in the left lane with no hazards on so coming down the hill it seemed like it was... Read more »
The time to try to reopen it would've been when you realized you hadn't gotten it in. If it's not been too long you could try to reopen it but that would mean hiring an attorney and they'd want up front money. I f you were injured in the wreck and it's medically documented, and it's under two...Read more »
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