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Q: Liability for a car crash in construction zone

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

There's no question here.

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Q: What happens when you go to trail for careless operations

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

You can wind up with a penalty and possibly damages. Contact an attorney who handles traffic cases in the county where you will have to appear.

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Q: Took my 2002 vehicle to the auto repair shop and they created a car fire inside the car. Can I sue for more than value?

It's a 2002 Acrua RL with 129000 on it and in great shape. Their insurance wants to only give me Kelly Blue Book value for the car. The shop caused the fire inside of the car and admitted it. Now they want me to settle and I don't agree because I would have to purchase another car and make... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Generally, in most states they only have to give you the retail value of the vehicle---even if that won't buy you what you lost. Check if that is so by contacting a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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Q: If you believe a car malfunction led to your injuries who or what attorney would you try to get for that? Thank you

So I believe that Toyota should be held responsible for their airbags deploying which caused the vision impairment to avoid the accident that caused the injury to me I have a lawyer for the injury the self but feel that Toyota should be held responsible because it could have been avoided thank you

Ross Diamond III answered on Apr 12, 2019

Depending on evidence in the case, Toyota could be named in the suit. Since you have a lawyer representing you, this is something to discuss with that lawyer.

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Q: Is there any way to get justice for a fender bender the person in front is at fault

The woman was on hwr phone and stopped 15 ft before the lime at the light slamming on her breaks i was slowing down to come to a stop at the light and ended up haveing to slam on the breaks as well my leg is hurt ans my car is totaled all she has is a little scratch she knew she was at fault... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

First,contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Second, do not discuss this further on this page or any page, or facebook etc.

Yours is a very tough case----in part because while she is careless if she came to a complete stop that early, you have to leave enough...
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Q: My passenger side view mirror is broken , in the state of Nc how much of a ticket would it be if I got pulled over ?

Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Feb 6, 2019

You'd likely get a warning (unless you are a jerk to the stopping officer). If ticketed it'd likely be for Improper Equipment - about a $263 ticket.

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Q: My taxi driver backed into and knocked down my mailbox. He took off after throwing $20 at me. Wasn't nearly enough money

Wasn't enough money to replace mailbox post and have it installed . Contacted citi taxi and they refused to cover expense or to give me name of taxi driver so at this point I don't have his insurance info to make a claim. I have his "hack" # and cab number, but not his name or insurance company.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

Tell citi if they don't give the insurance for their car you will have to assume it's uninsured, and report them to the agency that regulates taxicabs. Follow up with action if they don't.

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Q: Someone hit my car in a parking lot. I have provided him with two written estimates and now he refuses to respond.

I have tried multiple time to contact him once I sent the estimates and he refuses to answer. What are my options at this point?

Robert D. Kreisman answered on Jan 3, 2019

Assuming you reported this to the local police and your insurance company, if your collision insurance does not cover this incident for some reason, you can file a property damage claim. You would need to either repair the damage and have a paid bill or have an estimate of the cost of the repair.

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Q: Most likely outcome?

I was charged with misdemeanor failure to report an accident and misdemeanor hit run. I allegedly hit a parked vehicle with no occupants on private property. The night that this happened a man with a loaded rifle came out and told me to leave so I left. The the owner of the vehicle was well aware... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Dec 12, 2018

If you can prove your version of the events. You should be found not guilty. I get most charges of failure to report dismissed because the charging officer jumped the gun and charged within the 24 hour period. As to paying for the damages - the owner has a civil remedy for that.

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Q: In north carolina can i drive my car with no bumper. All lights work and are intact

Bill Powers answered on Aug 26, 2018

GREAT QUESTION

You've stumped this lawyer. North Carolina seems to focus on safety equipment such as lighting, brake lights, windshield wipers (if it's raining), etc. If a bumper wasn't properly affixed/attached and/or about to fall off, law enforcement likely could conduct a stop....
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Q: someone damaged my car after me telling them not to drive it. What can I do about that?

I left on leave for two weeks, left my keys with someone I trusted, he told me my car sounded like something was loose in the engine. I told him not to drive it, he drove it and now my car is stuck in Park and won’t move.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 17, 2018

Taking the big picture, lets say he just had to move it--same thing could've happened. It's not like he caused that--you'd have to be doing something unimaginable to stick a vehicle in park. Yes he shouldn't have moved it but it's the type of thing if he didn't you would've and the same thing... Read more »

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Q: Failure to yield right of way while making a left turn to a car engaged in an unlawful maneuver. Is this negligence?

My husband was hit by a car passing to the right of cars stopped at an intersection on a one lane road as he was making a left turn. He was found to be partially negligent. Does the right of way rule apply to a car engaged in making an unlawful maneuver?

Bill Powers answered on Aug 7, 2018

That's a bit complicated. More info into the specifics would be helpful and the best way to do that is a formal consultation with Durham County lawyer.

North Carolina is one of the few remaining states in the entire country that still has CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE. Indeed, there are several...
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Q: What are requirements for a malpractice suite?

Bill Powers answered on Aug 6, 2018

Depends on the type of case. In North Carolina, there are VERY STRICT filing requirements and deadlines for claims of Medical Negligence.

Introduction to Rule 9(j). In 1995, the North Carolina General Assembly created Rule 9(j) of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure to require...
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Q: I wrecked my mom's car after swerving to miss a deer does her insurance have to pay me

I was driving my mother's car with permission. I am 45 years old. I swerved to miss a deer causing the car to flip. I hurt my back and have missed 4 weeks of work due to the accident. However her insurance company recently told me that they were not responsible to pay my medical bills or for any... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 19, 2018

If you own a car and have insurance, that insurance is primary. That only covers your medical bills and lost wages (if wage loss was selected). You don't get to sue anyone because a deer caused it. Unless you can show the deer was a pet deer, and the owner didn't confine it, no person is at fault... Read more »

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Q: How long do I have to file a lawsuit for injuries caused by a car accident in NC?

Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 5, 2018

The statute of limitations on a personal injury claim is 3 ys in NC.

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Q: I’m 15 and just tapped the back of another car in a parking lot? We left a note but what should we do when thy call?

Is my insurance going to go way up?

Bill Powers answered on Jun 29, 2018

GREAT QUESTION

Given your age, probably best to have your parent/guardian handle the issue.

A LOT depends on the damage(s), if any.

There are special considerations for provisional licensees. Your parent/guardian may wish to also speak with an attorney.

Bill...
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Q: why would a lawyer want 1,600 up front instead of taking it out of a settlement from an accident?

the lawyer filed a demand letter to the insurance company and now he is wanting to charge $1,600 just to sue the other party that caused the accident in the first place

Bill Powers answered on Jun 21, 2018

Probably best to ask the lawyer. There are times when a pure contingency fee doesn't make sense.

One would have to think the lawyer gave the reasons / reasoning.

Talk to your lawyer.

bill

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Q: Should I give the other persons car insurance permission to release my car to them after a bad car accident?

Over the week I was involved in a car accident. The other person involved is 100% responsible. I ended up calling her insurance company to file a claim. Now I have her insurance company contacting me to give them permission to release my car to them. Should I speak with a lawyer first & let them... Read more »

Bill Powers answered on May 14, 2018

GOOD QUESTION

Talking to a lawyer, at least to get general information about how to proceed, is a good idea. Many, if not most, "personal injury" lawyers in NC give a FREE CONSULTATION. I put "personal injury" in quotes because an important consideration is whether there were injuries or...
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Q: I noticed that Jeep has had recalls on suspension issues. is the 2002 Jeep Grand Cheroke part?

we owned this vehicle for several years then gave it to my niece and she had it for about 6 months before the accident. Somehow control of the vehicle was lost and flipped over down into a ditch and exploded into flames. My niece's body was burned so bad they had to take dental records to identify... Read more »

Bill Powers answered on May 14, 2018

First, sorry for your loss. That’s such a terrible tragedy.

Product Recall and the associated liability cases are NOTORIOUSLY COMPLEX. There may be important statute of limitation issues involved.

As such, BEST thing to do is contact an attorney immediately.

Agai,...
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Q: a car hit me from behind , I have a ticket for driving with expired license but the paper had aunts name on it and info

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 16, 2018

Was your license expired? Then pay the fine and get a new license. Other guy is still at fault if they hit you from behind. If you were hurt contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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