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Q: i have a auto accident case in onondoga county. I need trial attorney . pls provide name and contact pls

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2019

Find an attorney in the county who is a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults, and focus their practices on injury cases.

Good luck!

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Q: wrongful death auto car accident lawsuit

- Mr.A got into an auto car accident and a pedestrian got killed unfortunately

- lawsuit of wrongful death lawsuit is brought against Mr.A.

- if the case is settled for X amount and still the balance is remained after insurance payment, can they come after Mr.A's business for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2019

Not clear what you are asking ---if you mean after the car insurance pays, they will likely also look for coverage from the business insurance. The attorney's main interest is in insurance--for the most part, they aren't interested in someone's business except to the extent that means more... Read more »

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Q: Hi I am Sadaat, I have a Auto vehicle case in Onondaga county , I need a trial Attorney, Pls provide contact no

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 19, 2019

Hello Sadaat. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope you were not seriously injured. In terms of selecting an attorney, that is something you can do as your own free choice. We only answer questions here. New York injury attorneys generally work on a contingency basis, and most offer free initial... Read more »

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Q: Hi I was in a auto collision I was turning left on a yellow light and so was the car who collided Who’s at fault ?

I believe he was speeding there’s was no way for me too see or spot the car

Michael Bersani answered on Aug 1, 2019

It depends. You may both be at fault. It depends on exactly where the collision happened in the intersection, and who started turning first.

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Q: I was hit by a county plow While sitting at a stop sign will they pay for my vehicle to be fixed

Michael Bersani answered on Jun 11, 2019

It depends. If the plow was actually engaged in work on the highway, then you would have to prove they were “reckless” in order to hold them liable. But if it was not engaged in highway work, you will have to show only that they were “negligent” in causing the accident. You should try to... Read more »

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Q: My daughter was hit by A car while crossing the street she had the light was in the crosswalk he was turning

Driver was issued a summons for failing to yield my daughter was taken to the hospital with a broken scapula. Other injuries as well can we sue?

Michael H. Joseph answered on Mar 26, 2019

Yes, but the first step is you need to file a no fault application with the insurance company for the car that hit your duaghter within 30 days of the accident. They are responsible for paying for her hospital and medical bills. You can find out the insurance company from the code on the police... Read more »

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Q: Can the police tow my car after i showed them that i had insurance and they didn’t care?

Police towed my car and gave me 4 tickets after i showed them proof of my insurance cards on my cell phone they even took my license plates

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

Not clear why they took the plates. You may have a claim but get the car out of storage before you get more charges. Then you have to file a claim under the NYState Tort Claims act with the police. However most statutes say YOU have to produce the insurance card, not a photo on a phone.

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Q: What if the insurance company says they aren't liable for the car but offers a bodily harm settlement

Isn't that like an admission of partial liability... i parked alongside a construction site off road of traffic

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 28, 2018

if you were hurt contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where it happened. They give free consults.

If they are liable they are liable .

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Q: Accident no physical injury

Rear-ended by an elderly driver who made no attempt to stop, and was clearly negligent. Luckily we were not physically hurt but the accident has placed a great deal of stress, impacting my husbands already inflated blood pressure. The at-fault insurance company has been difficult to work with and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 23, 2018

You could consult with attorneys in your area to explore if they would handle the matter on a basis that would be cost-effective for you. It sounds like the matter involves property damage only, which is good because no one was hurt, but that could make it more difficult to find representation.... Read more »

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Q: What if u are parked ... getting out a vehicle

I was stopped @ traffic accident.. when i got hit by another vehicle that almost took my door off.. i had my hazards on.. about to exit

Michael Bersani answered on Dec 17, 2018

In New York, if you exit a parked car, you are required to look behind before you open the door to ensure that no car is going to hit your door as it opens. However, the on-coming vehicle also has a duty to use care in passing parked cars, and not to ride closer to them than necessary. This... Read more »

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Q: Lawyer family relation demands mom give not legally mentally competent dead brain lobes denied 500 pages 2week coma

No $ felony contempt stole Appellate court approved valid $1m ins policy have no one but ssi can’t help legally never able work memory issues ect

Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 17, 2018

This is posted under car accidents, but more details are necessary here.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: What should I do if a rideshare driver hits my car then takes off before I get his/her info?

Michael Bersani answered on Oct 18, 2018

If you have collision insurance, call your own insurer immediately and report it. If you don't, call the police and report it. If you can tell the police the exact time and location of the collision, perhaps the ride-share company can track down which driver was in the area at that time.

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Q: I witnessed a car accident in Manhattan and left the scene before the police arrived. Was that against the law?

Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2018

In general, a person who witnesses an accident does not have a legal obligation to remain at the scene. This is provided that they were not in any way involved in the accident. But outside of legal obligation, people may choose to remain at the scene to give police officers an account of what they... Read more »

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Q: Can i still get a lawyer

i want to know if i got into a car accident and i cant work due to it (my hip hurts bad with medicine and my back is hurting real bad) the people from progressive gave me 500$ but ive been going to the doctors like they ask for months now and im still having pain what can i do ? im not able to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2018

Based on the facts here, it’s hard to tell if you entered into finalized settlement terms for the $500 you mention. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer would at least enable you to have your case assessed to determine what your options are, and learning about deadlines and statutes of... Read more »

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Q: If a vehicle changes lane do to mechanical failure .Should the driver be ticketed.

I was driving a tractor trailer a airline blew .Causing the tractor brakes to lock up .Causing the truck to jackknife from the center lane into the barrier. I had no control of the vehicle.

Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 8, 2018

As a general matter, a driver under such circumstances could be ticketed if the failure was determined to be attributed to a maintenance or safety-related issue. Truck air brake systems are complex and without more information, it isn’t possible to speculate the root cause of the failure (e.g. a... Read more »

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Q: What's the penalty for exaggerating injuries caused by a car accident for more insurance money?

Michael Bersani answered on Aug 24, 2018

If you "exaggerate", deliberately, that's lying. If you do it under oath at a deposition or at trial, it is perjury and is a crime. You could have problems with perjury or insurance fraud charges. But this is unlikely. The more direct result will be that you will get caught in a contradiction,... Read more »

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Q: My roommate borrowed my car and got into an accident. He didn't have insurance. Am I on the hook for the injuries he

caused the other car driver?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

If you had insurance then that will cover the crash. If you didn't have insurance you may be responsible together with him. Let your insurance take care of it.

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Q: If police report was written do i have to contact my insurance company?

I was driving in the left lane and a guy drove into my lane n hit the rear passenger door of my car and broke his mirror, my car has no damage his is missing a mirror he will probably contact his insurance do i have to report it to mine since there is no damage to my car

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 24, 2018

As it's not your fault, assuming the police report is that way, it won't hurt to contact your insurance just so they are aware if the other driver makes a problem what it's about.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for New York on

Q: my daughter was injuried 7/17,she was hit by a police car responding to call,taken by ambulance to stony brook ER

she had a concussion and back injuries an abnormal EKG.she was release d the same day.she is still having medical issues.this was in seldan ny.she is paying out of pocket for medical testing she needs.Can she be helped in getting advice to help her ?

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 22, 2018

She gets medical from her car insurance; if no car, then if she lives with you your car insurance has medical coverage which should be paying her bills. She may have a claim against the PD--contact a member of the NYState Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

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