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 ?
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.
No lawyer - no matter how much they want your money - can tell you the likelihood of jail on a criminal case, with the exception of some especially serious felony charges that appear to be supported by strong evidence. So, for example, a lawyer could guarantee a high likelihood of jail time in the...Read more »
I was in an accident and was not following too closely, I just didnt realize how quickly the vehicle in front of me was stopping and didnt immediately slam on my brakes. This is my first moving violation and I got rear ended after this.
they were hit from behind as well, according to party that hit me; secondary driver left the scene. I don't have collision insurance and the insurance carrier of party that hit me(allstate) claim that they have no liability as they were hit from behind. I now have a car that no longer works and... Read more »
THE ACCIDENT WAS IN FLORIDA, THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS UNINSURED AND MY SON WAS THE PASSENGER. APPARENTLY HIS FRIEND RAN THE STOP SIGN AND HIT ANOTHER CAR, MY SON LIVED FOR 3 WEEKS,THEN DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES, BUT THE LAWYER IS SAYING ME AND HIS FATHER CAN POSSIBLY SUE EVEN IF THE FRIEND... Read more »
Hi - I'm so sorry for your loss, that is awful. There are many factors that may permit you to initiate a suit. You can call an attorney to get some more insight as well as a referral to an attorney in your area.
Completly not her fault but car insurance premium more than doubled. Was told it was because she went to the hospital. Seems very unreasonable for an accident not her fault and now can barely afford to drive. Could driver or insurance company be sued?
My car got hit while it was parked. When the police came, they told me that the driver of vehicle 1 suffered a stroke and hit 4 parked cars including mine on 2 different streets. My vehicle is liability only. I contacted veh.1 insurance, filed a claim, sent all info. They estimated... Read more »
Given the video you can claim a) it wasn't an event 2) even if it was maybe he shouldn't have been driving 3) file a complaint with the NYstate insurance commissioner's office for unfair claims handling.
Permit acts as his license, though permits require another driver. Assuming he at some point reported the crash or it was reported a lot will depend on the damage etc. I assume he has an attorney. If not he should get one. He may face a license suspension, perhaps probation, hopefully not jail.
I got into a motor vehicle accident and received money in a trust. The judge said that if i needed money for a car when it was time to go to college to go back and he would grant me money. But i need an affidavit and can't afford a lawyer so i am doing it on my own. Do i need to be 18 or can i do... Read more »
You need to file a no fault Application with your insurance company right away so they will pay for your medical treatment. You can also sue the taxi driver. His excuses are nonsense because it is his responsibility to drive in a reasonable manner.
As with most legal questions, the answer is "it depends". Under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 388, owners and operators of vehicles are jointly and severally liable if the vehicle is involved in an accident under most circumstances. If the employee had permission to drive the vehicle...Read more »
We were involved in MVA where driver made left turn into my green light straight lane. He claims we ran the red. We did not. We are positive we had green light. He is suing us. If my insurance com. settles my case with the other driver, do i lose my right to counter-sue? Does res judicata apply to... Read more »
If you mean the damage to your car issue that is called inter-company arbitration and doesn't bind you but may affect what you get. Get a copy of the full police report. Even if the light changed as the left turning vehicle they can only turn when it is safe to do so.
Can I sue her insurance for a new car? Since they want to total mine and give me what I think is an unfair amount to get a car . I have 4 children and we now have to rearrange our lives at her negligence. Some one please give me some advice before I legit lose it .
If your car was totaled I'd think you would have some injury as you are not a crash test dummy. You are describing a form of ptsd which you'd want to discuss with your doctors. As to the property damage, it's set by state law--they only have to give you the book value--baiscally what your car would...Read more »
Assume you paid it. Now feel free to contest it. It is highway robbery, but usually it's legal.However a second charge for the auto body? Nah. Especially not that rate. File a complaint with the NY AG's Consumer division and with whatever department regulates towing operators.
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