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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
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 »

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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
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.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: What happens when you go to trail for careless operations
Peter N. Munsing
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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for North Carolina on
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... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
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.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for North Carolina on
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
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
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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