My friend got into a bad car accident while intoxicated. She had a burned, bloody face and expressed her arm was in pain (hospital confirmed it was broken the following day). Upon arrival the police asked if she wanted to go to the ER, but due to being drunk and in shock she declined. They... Read more »
Due to injuries her field tests may have been compromised. She denied injuries and opportunity to go to hospital. So SFST argument is hard to hold against cops since they did not know. However with a medical expert the accident can be a factor for concussion mobility and other reasons. In many...Read more »
This is actually an interesting issue. What was the intentional act? Police can say you intended to operate the vehicle in a sleepy state, unless you are a narcoleptic. If the sleep suddenly and without warning came upon you (bit into a magic apple perhaps) then you may have an argument that you...Read more »
My mom had a lawyer who was a friend of her friends, she hired him to file a few suits pertaining to personal injury and malpractice. He never filed the suits and now offered her a check for $15,000 along with a letter stating if she cashes the check it releases him from the fault of not processing... Read more »
#1, it is unethical for a lawyer who blows a statute to try to settle with you without you being informed of your right to counsel and you obtaining an attorney. I strongly urge you not to accept any offer and cash the attorney's check without speaking with a personal injury lawyer who is...Read more »
If you were asleep it could be a defense if you never woke up. But much more information would need to be known to determine if the defense could work for you. I suggest you set up a consultation with a good criminal lawyer.
Many more facts would need to be known before advising you of a strategy. For example, what type of accident were you involved in, who was paying your bills up to the point of Covid. who are the parties, who recommended surgery and when, has a lawsuit been filed, etc.?
I was recently just on a zoom meeting for a court case dealing with my reckless driving. And during the court case there a bunch of other people on the meet with their own cases. And one if the men showed himself going to the bathroom on camera and his private parts were showing. I am also 17 years... Read more »
Not always. It really depends on what the salvage value is and what they get for it. Read the fine print of anything they give you as it should explain what you may be liable for once you give them title. Make sure to get your plates back
I got my license a month before the accident. I bumped the parked car while trying to park but I only noticed the fog light came off but my car had no damage because I did not hit the car hard. I was scared and panicked because I didn’t know what to do in that situation and no one was around so I... Read more »
If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, which sounds like you have. I suggest that you immediately set up one of the free in office consultations that most of us criminal/traffic ticket lawyers offer. You will be facing up to 30 days in jail, loss of your license for 6...Read more »
I'm sorry for your accident. I hope you're okay. From your description, it sounds like the vehicle that hit you may have been identified - and without more details, it sounds like that would be the primary defendant. In terms of how long the process takes, it could depend on details not...Read more »
Yes, the statute you cited requires you to notify the police. The fact that you notified your insurance company is not considered in regards to a violation of this statute. If you are charged with this offense, I suggest that you hire a good lawyer as you're looking at the possibility of jail...Read more »
You need to ask your insurance company if they are charging you for the not at fault accidents as some insurance companies don't care who's at fault if you have several accidents on your record. You may want to compare prices with other insurance companies because insurance is insurance.
looked in all 3 mirrors and saw nothing in road, i preceeded home when a highland park officer asked me to call Metuchen PD which I did. They asked me to come there which I did. They said I hit a parked car on SB main street and there was a witness. They charged me with careless driving, hit and... Read more »
Your past record of accidents certainly is not good, but if you have a good lawyer on your side you have a great chance of saving your license and staying out of jail. Now whether the public defender will put the work in to do this is anyones guess as an attorney I can only speak as to what I...Read more »
I hope you are okay after the accident. Covering the loss could be up to your insurance carrier - in these settings, it's generally their call. Some carriers might honor the claim and some might deny it. The carrier will likely review its records to see how many times bills were sent out, how...Read more »
I recommend that you file a Police Report and give the Police the note and let them decide what to do in terms of charging the person (driver). The unknown driver could be liable for the damages to your car as well as leaving the scene of an accident.
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