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Q: Just rear ended a car, minor damage. She has my name/plate. Doesn’t know I’m insured. What should I do?

I can’t afford for my insurance to go up. She’s offering to not go through insurance. But I can’t afford this bogus quote she sent me ($2400? I barely bumped her). We both left the scene. What are my rights?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 30, 2024

This is something an Ohio attorney could advise best on, but your question remains open for a week. No one could comment on the PD damage figure without seeing what a collision shop estimates it at. You could consider discussing with a local attorney. Consider this scenario. In six months she comes... View More

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Q: Just rear ended a car, minor damage. She has my name/plate. Doesn’t know I’m insured. What should I do?

I can’t afford for my insurance to go up. She’s offering to not go through insurance. But I can’t afford this bogus quote she sent me ($2400? I barely bumped her). We both left the scene. What are my rights?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 30, 2024

Addendum - I'm not saying that the given scenario would happen to stir fear. It might happen, it might not. It's just something to discuss with a local attorney in making a well-informed decision. I hope you are both okay. Good luck

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Q: My adult daughter was in an accident driver her Grandmothers car. She was cited for the accident. She is insured under

my policy. Would they sue her or me or both?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 3, 2024

If they handle it as only a claim without going into suit, it would be a claim under your insurance. If they place it into suit, the driver and the registered owner is usually named in the suit- knowing that the registrant doesn't have liability. That's just the way it's done in most... View More

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Q: When in a parking lot with arrows (McD) if you ignore them and hit a car can you be at fault ? Even if you get T-Boned
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 4, 2024

Can you be at fault? Yes you can , however not enough informaation is provided in yoour post to give a more informed reply. I suggest that if you are injured and/or have damages, then you contact an accident/injury lawyer in your area to specifically discuss your matter----most attorneys who... View More

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Q: Hi I was in a merging accident and I was the driver merging. I was side swiped by a speedin car. how am i at fault

How can I proof they are at fault with no evidence

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 26, 2024

Evidence is in the form of verbal (testimony) and documentary (paper, maps, tapes, records). Being that you were involved in the accident, you should be able to provide testimony so you have evidence. On the other hand, a Judge has to weigh all of the evidence to determine fault/responsibility so... View More

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Q: Hi I was in a merging accident and I was the driver merging. I was side swiped by a speedin car. how am i at fault

How can I proof they are at fault with no evidence

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 26, 2024

I'm sorry about your accident. This is a tough case. Without video footage or impartial eyewitness testimony, it could be difficult to establish the speed of the other vehicle. Sometimes, experts could draw conclusions from the property damage. But that could be costly, especially in the realm... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was discharged after filing chapter 7 in August of last year. Was involved in car accident in February 2024. She is at

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Yes, any insurance settlement from your February 2024 car accident should be protected and not at risk if you were previously discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in August 2023.

The key bankruptcy law that provides this protection is Section 541(a)(5) of the Bankruptcy Code. It states...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was discharged after filing chapter 7 in August of last year. Was involved in car accident in February 2024. She is at

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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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answered on Feb 11, 2024

Unlike many states (like PA), Ohio does not permit a debtor to choose between the state and federal exemption lists; an Ohio resident can choose only those exemptions granted by the state of Ohio.

While it appears that the Ohio exemptions might have protected your auto accident recovery,...
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Q: Car is in my name & mom insures & drives it. If she gets into an accident am I liable (as the car owner) in any way?

Mom does NOT live at my address.

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answered on Nov 30, 2023

In Ohio, as the owner of the car, you could be held responsible if your mother, who is insured to drive your car, gets into an accident. This is due to the principle known as "vicarious liability," which can apply to car owners when someone else operates their vehicle.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If a pregnant woman looses a non-viable baby as the result of a car accident is it vehicular homicide?

If a woman can legally have an abortion prior to the fetus being viable (23-24 weeks) then the implication is that she is not committing a homicide. So if a pregnant woman loses a baby as the result of a car accident and the baby is less than 24 weeks along can the person at fault for the accident... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

The determination of whether the loss of a non-viable fetus due to a car accident constitutes vehicular homicide is complex and can vary by state. In many jurisdictions, vehicular homicide charges are typically applied when a person is killed due to the negligent or criminal driving of another... View More

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Q: I just received a letter stating that I owe an Insurance Company. 5000 for car accident That I had no part of.

At the beginning of the year, my daughter allowed me to park my unused car at her house.

Apparently, apparently 3 months ago, her boyfriend took my car without my permission and got into an accident. I was never informed of this and now I owe money. How can I fix it?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 16, 2023

I think I see how this materialized - either (1) you were dragged into the claim as the legal registrant of the vehicle (which would eventually occur in the formal litigation stage, where the owner is named on summons and complaint), or (2) the plaintiff could be pursuing a claim based on negligent... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I just received a letter stating that I owe an Insurance Company. 5000 for car accident That I had no part of.

At the beginning of the year, my daughter allowed me to park my unused car at her house.

Apparently, apparently 3 months ago, her boyfriend took my car without my permission and got into an accident. I was never informed of this and now I owe money. How can I fix it?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 13, 2023

Not sure if "unused" was meant to be 'uninsured." If yo had insurance at the time of the alleged incident, then turn it over to your insurance company. Anyway, based on your post, I do not know why you "owe money" as if you are not legally negligent or at fault... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Contracts for Ohio on
Q: How long do I have wait for a car repair to be fixed , based off a insurance claim? It's been 10 months

My car was stolen, recovered and I am still waiting for my car to be repair. Theft was in Sept 2022, car was sent to auto repair shop in 11/2022, they didn't know the car was on the lot until 03/2023, still waiting for my car and it is 06/2023 and I have still been paying car notes and car... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 14, 2023

This question can only be answered based upon reading whatever contract you have with the auto repair shop.

In most situations, if the auto repair shop isn’t fixing your car quickly enough for you, you should pick up the car and take it to a different auto repair shop.

But, if I...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Got a car and have progressive and paying almost 600$ a month. They didn’t tell me my car was in an accident and-

Apart of the reason they said it was so high is because it was in an accident but I wasn’t the owner of the car when said accident happened. Can they still charge me for it on insurance?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 11, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the car was in an accident with a different driver, that should not adversely affect the elements that go into computing your liability coverage premium. If you're talking about a situation where the accident... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Car Accidents and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: what happens if im driving a company vehicle and im not high but weed is in my system and someone hits me or i hit some1

i usually only smoke like one bowl a day and if i get a medical card will i be ok no matter what

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answered on Mar 29, 2023

It is illegal to smoke marijuana in Ohio. This is true even if you have a medical card. Your employment is also not protected from the use of marijuana even if you have a medical card. Marijuana in your system will likely be determined to be a contributing factor in any accident.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, DUI / DWI and Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Q: Do I legally have to disclose my Umbrella limit after an at-fault accident? Or can a judge force me to disclose it?

Does having a higher Umbrella limit make me a target for a larger settlement after an accident? Is this a State by State Law and if so, is there a good source to check?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 5, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Until you are able to consult definitively with a local attorney, your carrier might be able to provide guidance on this. Case law on disclosure could differ by state - but carriers nationwide are attentive to the... View More

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Q: I was in a auto accident and started a claim but decided to not go forth with claim, my insurance company said I could

No longer drop my claim because other party is asking for injury and damages for vehicle. IS that true insurance company can keep my claim open?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 8, 2022

An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The short answer nationwide in such situations is "yes," they can do that. Your carrier is likely using the same claim number for all claims associated with the accident. Your portion of the claim could have... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Can I hire a different lawyer if mine doesn't believe in me

My attorney only received some of my medical records and as I was telling him he didn't have all my records he made it clear he didn't think I was hurt in my accident but I was hurt and I just feel like he hasn't tried to ever get in touch with me or ever call or send me an email in... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 15, 2023

You can fire your attorney at any time. The attorney is entitled to some portion of the contingent fee. Consult with other attorneys before firing your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I am located in Ohio… on June 20, 2021 I loaned my vehicle to my adult son… he was in an accident. His insurance took

Care of the claim, and paid out. I was on vacation for three weeks and just got home to find a letter from a lawyer telling me that I am being sued since the car was registered in my name. Is this something that my insurance should now take care of or am I liable otherwise?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 10, 2023

This should be reported to your and your son’s insurance companies. They will handle your defense.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Can I still sue after someone hit my parked car and I sold it instead of getting it fixed?
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 3, 2023

Yes you can still sue. But you will still have to prove the damages.

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