Someone backed into 3 cars and mine was one of them. It got totaled. Insurance company is claiming they have to wait to sell one of the other cars involved in the accident before they can pay me out. I've been waiting long enough and I need the money now.
You should be able to sue, unless there are facts missing here. Whether you handle the matter yourself or you go through law firms, keep legal fees in mind. When it comes to handling property damage-only cases, law firms may not necessarily handle them on a contingency basis. Good luck
If the matter involved low-level/low-speed property losses only, it could sometimes be difficult to arrange for an attorney to handle on a contingency basis. Depending on the type of policy, the carrier could pursue damages from the other side. Whether you act through the insurance carrier,...Read more »
Below, I've pasted a link to the NYS DMV page that outlines a number of different left turn scenarios. The resource covers left turns from one-way to one-way, one-way to two-way, two-way to two-way, two-way to one-way, and two-way to four-lane highway. I hope it helps. Good luck
I was technically at fault due to being on a bike. Woman driving the car was messing with radio making a left hand turn. Insurance adjustor is pressuring me to settle tonight or I'll get nothing because tomorrow is 3 years.
Follow-up questions: Police report places blame on me... Read more »
I should have added, being on a bike does NOT “make you technically at fault”. A vehicle making a left turn is required to yield right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists. I have no idea how the accident happened, but that too is something to discuss with an attorney.
A deposition could last anywhere from less than an hour (not too common) to several hours. Four hours is not uncommon. I've had depositions that ran two hours and I've had depositions that have run over four hours as well. It all depends on the complexity of the case, contentiousness as...Read more »
The accident occurred in october 2020, i submitted 2 auto body quotes, made a police report, and walked in person to assure that everything was done correctly, i received a letter the beginning of this year that they are still investigating even though there were 3-4 of us who hit that manhole in a... Read more »
Lawyer up quick! Your statute of limitations is only 1 year and 90 days, and you were supposed to file a notice of claim within 90 days of the incident. Your lawyer can make a motion to late-file the 90-day notice of claim, but if you blow the statute of limitation, your goose is cooked!
Hello I was in a car accident before my flight and we was in a taxi which the man ran into us And we ran into somebody well the taxi did and we know Puerto apart of the us is it possible to hire a lawyer from Ny to help us with a case it was 7 of us cause we live in nyc
I'm sorry about your accident. I hope everyone is okay. If I understand correctly, you are New York City residents, but the accident occurred in Puerto Rico before your flight to New York. If that's the case, you should reach out to attorneys in Puerto Rico. If I did not understand...Read more »
This might be difficult with the passage of so much time. It could be easy if you could locate the attorney who represented you. But you might not be posting this if you had that information. If you can't do that, it could involve more work. Given the timeline you present, it looks like the...Read more »
I'm sorry about your accident. I hope all involved are okay. You may want to reach out to a criminal defense attorney to discuss confidentially in greater detail. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) or conduct searches on your own, or check with the Public Defender's Office (based...Read more »
Hi there – first, I’m terribly sorry about your matter. It sounds awful. It is difficult for any attorney to assess what the case is worth without knowing more information, such as the extent of your injuries. There are certain thresholds that need to be met in New York in order to bring a...Read more »
My grandfather accidentally hit someone's dog the other day, and left the scene (which he's already been ticketed for), and the dog didn't make it. The dog's owners tried getting him to pay the vet bill for the services the dog recieved before passing. Does my grandfather have... Read more »
Arguably they need to exercise reasonable care when towing your vehicle. That said, it's going to be a tough sell that the towing company was negligent in damaging your vehicle (which was illegally parked) because it did not use a flatbed truck as opposed to a standard tow truck.
You could try reaching out to the New York Liquidation Bureau. On their website www.nylb.org, contact information is listed as 180 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038-4925, telephone 212-341-6400. You could also see if the New York State Department of Financial Services (formerly the NYS Insurance...Read more »
Instead of relying on a quick, general answer here, you may want to have someone knowledgeable in vehicle transfers look the documentation over. You're talking about payments, which could possibly mean lienholders/security interests on the vehicle, among other possible issues. Good luck...Read more »
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