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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If a citation an accident report had 2 different dates is that dismissible
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter in virtually all jurisdictions, courts will allow corrections of basic information to be made. If it involves something of deeper substance beyond a clerical error, such as extrinsic evidence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Contracts, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: What to do if rental car was stolen and totaled and didn’t think you needed insurance on it

Stepson still rental last night wrecked it and totaled it don’t have renters insurance

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It might be a longshot, as you were not the operator, but if you rented through a credit card, you could look into whether the card offered any type of protection. If you have a vehicle, you could look into... Read more »

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Q: My moms roommate always leaves her car keys in the living room where my son plays, she didn’t leave it in park, accident

My moms roommate is always leaving her car keys in the living room where my son plays, my moms has told her 3 times to keep her keys in her room and not in the reach of my son since he is only 2 and a half years old and thinks they are toy keys since they light up. On Sunday she left the keys again... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 11, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It's a messy situation. As a GENERAL matter, both sides could raise arguments. On one hand, it could be argued that such keys should not be left within the reach of a child and that the parking brake... Read more »

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Q: What is next step? Went to police station; no report yet. No guarantee, but officer thinks son was backed into.

My son was behind minivan turning right onto main rd. Trees block view so must pull forward to see rd. My son was looking left & he and minivan collided. Driving dad’s car & in shock, he called me & said he rear ended someone but didn’t know how because he wasn’t moving. He had a... Read more »

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Sep 28, 2020

Contact your insurance company, give your side of the story, and let them fight it. While your insurance may go up it will still likely be cheaper than paying to fix your car.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: how bad does it look getting felony of meth charge at 18 first drug charge ever

my nephew was in a car accident, he is 18 and was scared. he got tboned on driver side then on right side then got hit in rear end and flipped. My nephew ran to a bulding close by but went back to scene and turned himself in before cops ever got done investigating it. He was charged with felony... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 14, 2020

This is a subjective question. To normal average people - it not only looks incredibly bad and will likely ruin your life if convicted - it is in fact objectively bad as well. To other criminals or young people who don't know any better, it may look like you earned some badge of glory. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: hello, I have a few questions

I was in a accident and im try to sue for car damage, medical bills and pain and suffering

Rishona Peace
Rishona Peace answered on Jun 20, 2020

We would need more information such as whether the other party has assumed fault, whether any citations were issued and to whom, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: What happens when you get into an accident without insurance due to a contract dispute?

I’m now getting a letter saying if I don’t respond within 30 days they will mail me a judgement.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 16, 2020

This is something a North Carolina attorney should advise on, but your post remains open for two weeks and the clock is ticking on your window for a timely response/appearance. It isn't fully clear what the contract dispute means (dispute with your carrier as to policy being in effect,... Read more »

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Q: Can an insurance company have me for taking someone's key and driving to the store. I hit someone with their car.

I'm not on their insurance. The insurance wants them to file theft but he will not. Can the insurance company have me arrested?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

No. But you need to get with an attorney who handles traffic tickets because chances are you are going to get one and you need to know how to say what you need to say.

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Q: Hello, I had a rear ended car accident in Charlotte NC in Nov. 2017, I am looking for a lawyer.

I have injuries in my lower back and in my neck. I had a lawyer before, but now I am looking for a new one.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2020

Don't wait for someone to contact you; this isn't a referral service. It's only a question and answer board. Just reach out to attorneys - you could attorneys in or near your county here on this site, through your own independent searches, or maybe through the resources of the North... Read more »

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Q: If I am in a car accident and took 3 days off work to go to the doctor can I seek compensation from either ins. Company?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 22, 2020

A North Carolina attorney is best suited to answer your question, but you await an answer for four weeks. As a GENERAL premise for motor vehicle accidents in MANY jurisdictions, time lost from work to attend doctor visits or physical therapy is not usually compensated as part of basic economic... Read more »

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Q: Who do I give the letter from the car insurance people saying costs have been covered to at court?

After I obtain a letter from my insurance saying the financial costs from a car accident have been covered, who do I give it to at court? And can I bring it to court before my court date?

Thanks!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 19, 2020

You're talking about a court date, which suggests the other side has an attorney. Bring this court date to the attention of your insurance carrier. Reach out to your insurance carrier's claim rep and ask them to get in touch with the attorney for the people suing you. Insurance companies... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for North Carolina on
Q: An ATT tech hit my dog in front of our house, on a private driveway. They denied the claim because my dog was loose.

The dog wasn't on public road, but on the side of a private driveway, defecating. The driver was going too fast, was not paying attention, and hit and crushed her skull with his truck. My understanding is that my dog can be loose on private property. She did not run to, or in front of the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 7, 2020

File a claim with their insurance company. You can claim for the financial loss, and also may have a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. I'd suggest you talk to a member of the NC Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice --- they focus their practice on these types of cases, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I have a question regarding a Lawyer that is not be doing his job

I need to know what do do about a lawyer that is not working my case like they are supposed. What should indo

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 7, 2020

I suggest you make an appointment to sit down with them, understand what has gone on, what is going on, and what needs to be done and what needs to happen so that can be done. Many cases wait while the person involved gets the treatment they need so that the attorney can see a) how extensive was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Do I have to wait for a passenger to finish treatment to settle with the insurance company?

I was in an accident (not at fault) and I am wanting to settle with the other person's insurance company. But i am under the impression that I can't do so until my passenger finishes treatment. Then and only then will the insurance company pay me.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 30, 2019

No. But the decision will still be up to the liability examiner (together with carrier's counsel if your matter is in suit). If they have a bead on the injuries you and your passenger sustained in relationship to the limits of the policy and the reserves they set for the claim, they have... Read more »

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Q: Is there a cap for pain and suffering in North Carolina due to an automobile accident.

I was rear ended my 3 minor children and I suffered whiplash. The adjuster for the person at fault is telling me in NC there is a cap of $1,500 for pain & suffering. It took a month before I was able to do some of the things I did prior to the accident. Their driver left his car there &... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 6, 2019

Your question could be best answered by a North Carolina attorney but it remains open for two weeks. That does not sound right for any jurisdiction. You should seriously consider consulting with a North Carolina injury attorney without further delay. There are things that need to be done at the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for North Carolina on
Q: A dealer wiped the error codes from a car we were looking to buy, claiming it was perfectly functioning.

He also claimed it wasn’t in a collision . A pre purchase inspection found it was falling apart, many codes hidden, and there was evidence of it having been in a collision. Is this legal in NC?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2019

No, it violates federal and likely state laws. If someone bought it they need to contact the consumer division of the AG's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Is it illegal to stop on top of the railroad tracks especially when no one is in front of you

A lady had slammed on her brakes and dead stopped on top of the rail road tracks ..

I hit her in in The rear because of this ... I have a witness who stated to the insurance company that she slammed on her brakes with no one in front of her on top of the rail road tracks ..

the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

see the answers to the duplicate question

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Is it illegal to stop on top of railroads tracks especially with no one in front of you

A lady had slammed on her brakes and dead stopped on top of the rail road tracks ..

I hit her in in The rear because of this ... I have a witness who stated to the insurance company that she slammed on her brakes with no one in front of her on top of the rail road tracks ..

the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

Turn it over to your insurance. The problem you have is you are required to drive your car so that you can stop if the car in front jerks to a stop --for instance because a kid ran out in front. Trust me the company for the other driver will fight it. I've won a case like this but that was... Read more »

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Q: I was in an accident a in my friends car which he is driving. the other driver hit us on red signal and ran.

I was in an accident a in my friends car which he is driving. the other driver hit us on red signal and ran. Police caught the other driver at 100% fault. after 2 weeks I received a summon to attend the Ronaoke court. I live in north carolina. I went to Ronoake to visit my friend and I was in his... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

If you are in the state yes. However even if outside of the state if you have an injury case you want to help your friend and yourself. Contact a member of the Va. Trial Lawyers Assn in Roanoake. They give free consults.

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Q: Liability for a car crash in construction zone
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

There's no question here.

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