All the local agencies and state agencies knew of impending weather, but there were no salt trucks out. On this one section of highway there 8 vehicles that had slid of or had some kind of accident. How do I put a claim in against NYS for the highway not being properly maintained.
That's a State road, so you would have to file a "notice of intention to file a claim" or else a "claim" against the State of New York within 90 days of the accident. If you are late filing, it is a problem, but the problem can probably be overcome if too much time does not go by. You will need a...Read more »
I work at a collision center. I was required to back a truck out of the narrow garage door. Upon doing so the edge of the mirror clipped the door and broke. My boss wants me to pay all of the damages (over $900) and wants the money today. Am I legally responsible for breaking something at work or... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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