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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Collections for Michigan on
Q: How do I respond to Subrogation letter regarding auto/tractor accident in no-fault state?

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... Read more »

Trent Harris
Trent Harris
answered on Oct 26, 2018

You should find a local attorney specializing in no-fault insurance claims and speak to them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: Traffic Crash

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... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 2, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: I was in a car accident. The ticket states that I left the scene. I gave all my information to the other party.

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... Read more »

Frank B. Ford
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Frank B. Ford
answered on Sep 25, 2018

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Michigan on
Q: I left the bar last night, don't remember leaving. Drove home. Cops showed up at door and impounded my car from driveway

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.

Frank B. Ford
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Frank B. Ford
answered on Sep 15, 2018

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Do I sue the driver and the company he works for in a small claims case? The driver hit me on private property.

He had no proof of insurance and was driving a company vehicle

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 11, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: I am under the age of 18 and I have a driver's permit but not a Driver's License can I purchase a car at a Dealership?

I have the money to buy the car. ALSO How would I get my License Plate?

Mark Bredow
Mark Bredow
answered on Aug 22, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I got in a car accident 6 months ago, my lawyer never answers his phone calls.

Im trying to see where my loss wage claims are, adjuster wont speak to me, lawyer wont answer phone, neither his assistant,

I was wondering, what can I do, without my lawyer's interference since he never answers me, to push my insurance company to send my wage loss without filing a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 19, 2018

The insurance won't talk to you. Suggest you write and ask for an appointment, explain you call and dont' get anyone (double check to make sure you are using the right number).

Make the appointment in person. You can then see your file and if it's getting work on it....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Is it essential to Michigan lawsuit of auto claim to be pursue without a police incident report
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 29, 2018

If you mean do you need an incident report, no, but they may not pick up the phone i you do't have one.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Being sued by a lady who I hit in an auto accident. I have no job, money or assets. What will happen if they win civil

suit? And can they come after my wife since shes the one who works?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 24, 2018

If you have insurance that should cover it. Get a copy of the police report. But let your insurance company be your guide--they will provide you with an attorney.

If you have no insurance they may get a judgment against you. Generally your wife would not be involved, but if she has a car...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: I was injured in a MVA in michigan 100 percent not at fault. Who's ins is responsible for pain and suffering?

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

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 21, 2018

If you are a swimmer do you ask the shark for directions? You talk to a member of the Michigan Justice Assn for the county where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: If I was hit in a head on collision and had no broken bones but have a concussion can i sue for negligence in MI
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 21, 2018

depends on your follow up, other problems. You need to contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice in the county where the wreck happened--they give free consultations

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: I was in a accident and now have to pay settlement. Is it possible to reopen case to fight judgement

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 »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 15, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: From a driveway merging on a 5 lane road Can I turn in center lane and wait til traffic is clear to merge over ?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 14, 2018

Depends how the roadway is marked. Some roads you may not, would have to go to the next cloverleaf, then head back to make a right turn into the driveway.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Can someone be served time if they were in a four car accident do to shots being fired an everyone flying ..can they

Just need to know ..if know one talked to the police not even the one who's injured can they blame one person for the accident!?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 12, 2018

I would add to the answer I gave on the other version of this (it is repeated) that the best and simplest if you can afford it is once you have the consultation, if you think the attorney is good then find out what their fee is and make arrangements to pay them so if someone asks you something you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Can someone be served time if they were in a four car accident do to shots being fired an everyone flying ..can they

Just need to know ..if know one talked to the police not even the one who's injured can they blame one person for the accident!?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 12, 2018

Anyone can blame anyone for anything--whether it sticks or not is a different thing. Best preparation is preparation--so the "someone" needs to contact an attorney who handles criminal cases in the county where this happened.

That way the someone will know what if anything they...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Can someone get in trouble for hitting a guard rail and not making a police report due to no damage?

there was 4-5 inches of snow.. was snowing outside. was only going 20-25 mph. let off gas and spun out.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 11, 2018

If there is damage, if there are witnesses, if it is reported, if it is investigated.......yes. If no damage, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I was in a car accident no police report made. can i go to the hospital?

Due to weather conditions we spun out and hit a guard rail.. no damages were made so police report was not made.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 11, 2018

Yes. You can contact the police and file a report. Some companies in some states require this. Contact a member of the Michigan Assn of Justice --they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: Can I win in small claims for excessive tow charges?

My daughter was rear ended, I spoke to the Police officer over the phone as I was at work and told him I was going to call in a tow truck he then suggested I let him do it it would be quicker. I never received a price, the vehicle was towed and I was charged $350 for a tow of less than 10 miles. I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 2, 2018

First, I assume you have daughter's vehicle. If not get it back --otherwise you will be charged storage as well. If you bailed it out, great. Send a copy of the receipt to the department that regulates tow operators. If you get a namby pamby response notify your state rep and senators that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: can a rear end accident cause hearing loss if you hit your side of your head and your ear hurt?

i suddenly started having trouble hearing after the rear end car accident. I was a passenger in the back seat. i was asleep when the first vehicle hit us. Then sat forward a little looking out the opposite back door window. When we were hit again and my head and ear and wrist hit the drivers seat... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 16, 2018

Yes. You need to talk to a member of the Mich. Assn for Justice in the county where the wreck happened--they give free consults. You can have the claim, it's not a slam dunk but it's there and it's significant. But you need to speak with an attorney--this isn't amateur hour... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: the auto shop did extra thing to my car that I did not ask for, and they want me to pay for it. How to deal with that?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 19, 2017

If you didn't ask for them find out why they get to add it in if not in the writeup of the estimate, which hopefully you kept a copy of. Don't give them your copy --go in with a copy of that.

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