Following a motor vehicle crash, a Police Accident Report is prepared by the police responding to the scene. If the crash resulted in personal injuries or property damage over $1,000, each motorist is required to fill out an MV-104, https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv104.pdf Each driver's insurance...Read more »
One option is to see if the insurance carrier can ascertain their policyholder's coverage based on name, address, vehicle license plate, make & model, and other information contained in the police report. If the other driver reported the claim to their carrier, it might already be in their...Read more »
She responded quickly and informed me she did not see any damage either - not to worry it was okay and would park better in the future. Last Thursday, an itemized estimate for car repair was left on my kitchen table without any notice, entering my apartment without notice. This is over 35 days... Read more »
This is not really a landlord-tenant matter, although she should not have entered your apartment without your permission. You should tell her that you do not feel that you should pay the bill because it was agreed at the time of the incident that there was no damage to the car. If she,...Read more »
It could depend on the terms and conditions of your enrollment, the coverage of the policy, and the manner in which your driving was supervised, based on your skill level. A vehicle used for driving instruction should be accordingly insured, but that could be a case-by-case matter depending on the...Read more »
I was involved in a car accident on October 2020. I did not hire an attorney because the insurance company said they would take full responsibility, the report said we were both at fault even though the driver cut me off on the opposite side and hit my driver side, I was injured. Upon taking days... Read more »
Unfortunately, you are 1 1/2 years late for getting the assistance you need if you are in NY. You really needed an attorney at the outset. I can only comment on New York Law, so if this is another state this response might not apply. In NY, you would not use your primary health insurance for...Read more »
I'm assuming from your question that your vehicle was parked when it was struck by another motor vehicle and was totaled. Unfortunately, under such circumstances, the other vehicle's insurance company is only responsible for the fair market value of your vehicle at the time of the...Read more »
It would be difficult for an attorney to guide you on drafting a release with the format here. It sounds like you want to handle the release yourself. There are boilerplate releases online. No one here can tell you, "Consult an attorney," or, "Save money and do it yourself."...Read more »
Report the matter to your insurance company. It will hire attorneys to defend you in the lawsuit. If, at the time of the alleged incident, you no longer owned the motor vehicle that was the subject of the civil lawsuit, you will arguably bear no legal liability / responsibility. Make sure to...Read more »
Investigators are generally able to identify those things, but in the absence of injuries, building/property policies could sometimes offer higher policy limits than vehicle policies carrying minimum statutory limits. Good luck
The simple answer is that express permission to one person would often mean they are the person permitted to use the vehicle. But depending on the relationship, level of friendliness, stating something to the effect that use of vehicle is for company purposes (or personal use as well), mentioning...Read more »
Want to clarify in the beginning, I have a dash cam. I'm stopped on a two way street, about to make a left turn into a one way. There are two cars at a stop sign across me. I let the first car pass and start to make a left turn. The second car does not let me through and continues to follow... Read more »
The general rule is that a vehicle making a left turn has to yield to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction. In making their determination of liability, the insurance carriers will probably examine other factors as well, including the police report, testimony from other driver, your...Read more »
I am currently being sued for a minor car accident. Despite having ample car insurance, the lawyer for the other side is requesting information about umbrella/homeowner's insurance. They say it is required by law. I need to know if it is.
Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 3101(f), you are required to disclose the existence of any insurance policy that might satisfy, in whole or in part, a judgment entered in the action. https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2010/cvp/article-31/3101/ Generally speaking, a...Read more »
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!
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