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Q: I was in a car with a friend driving. She hit a deer. I thought I was ok but weeks later I’m having headaches. My dr

My dr says it’s a result of the accident

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Dec 7, 2021

You might---but with the passage of time and the lack of a report being made, it is more difficult but still can be done. I recommend that you immediately contact a few accident/injury lawyers in your area and set up consults with them---most will provide a free first consult so take them up on... Read more »

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Q: My friend hit a deer when we were on our way home from the mall. No police report was made. I thought I was ok

A month later and I’m still getting headaches. My dr thinks it’s from the accident. Can I get compensation from her insurance

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Dec 7, 2021

You might---but with the passage of time and the lack of a report being made, it is more difficult but still can be done. I recommend that you immediately contact a few accident/injury lawyers in your area and set up consults with them---most will provide a free first consult so take them up on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I made a dumb decision tonight. I was waiting in a long line at drive thru late, and a kid blatently cut me off in line.

The kid ended up being 17 years old. I pulled out of line and threw a thin plastic, mcdonalds cup at his passenger window and left. He followed me even though I tried to lose him to my parents where my daughter was sleeping. He got out of his car making threats, so I grabbed a golf club and yelled... Read more »

Marcus A. Ross
Marcus A. Ross answered on Nov 24, 2021

Sir,

If you are unsure whether the surveilance video cameras will show you causing damage to the window at the McDonald's then you can arrange with the young man to pay for the damage and make full restitution based on a written estimate he gives for the costs of the repairs and/or...
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Q: My ex fiancé Was in a car accident in my car, the car was totaled, my ex sued the at fault party. Can I sue my ex?

We were together during the accident, after the car was totaled she left. I do not believe she was found at fault. The loan was paid by my insurance company. But she hired and accident attorney and is going after the other party.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 18, 2021

Why do you want to sue your ex? What damages did you have from the accident which you believe you are legally entitled to recover from her?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Insurance Bad Faith and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: What does this mean, and what do I do? Summons on Complaint. Required to serve upon the plaintiffs attorney. An answer?

I got into an accident, my steering locked up on my vehicle and I went into another vehicle pulling out of a gas station. Damaged were done and I didn't realize my insurance that I paid for 6 months in advanced had expired a few weeks prior. The other party has State Farm insurance and they... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2021

Only an Ohio attorney can advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. You should consider reaching out to an Ohio attorney without further delay. I'm sorry, but from what you describe, it appears that you are being sued by the other motorist. Writing an informal note as you describe... Read more »

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Q: I scratched an illegally parked car, what happens now if we were both illegally parked?

The car was parked extremely close to mine, the parking lot was also not legally a parking lot (cars had just pulled to park) I’m aware we are both a fault (because it’s not actually a lot nor a parking spot) I also stayed and exchanged information with the driver.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, the fact that a car is illegally parked doesn't usually result in negating its owner's property damage rights. An attorney could need additional details here, but it's possible both... Read more »

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Q: I got accident on 4 way stop sign and the police give me ticket without my foult
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 14, 2021

You have not asked a question. But if you believe you were not at fault, you can contest the ticket in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I was rear ended yesterday ..my tags and license had expired..and no insurance..i was not cited..i don't think the other

Driver was either only listed as at fault..will my license get suspended..am now current on tags and license..do i have any recourse for damages.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It's possible you could have a basis for recovery - but only an Ohio attorney could advise for certain what types of damages are included or excluded. In many jurisdictions, those violations on your part could... Read more »

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Q: Who’s fault was it in the Accident?

I was in an accident yesterday when I was on my way to get blood results from my doctor and then to work. I was on the freeway when it happened I turned my blinker on to get in the left lane when I looked nobody was there so I started to get over next thing I know a car came up behind me and side... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 26, 2021

It sounds like you were at fault in the accident. When you change lanes it is on you to be sure no one is currently occupying that lane and this sounds like a classic blind spot mistake. As for the marijuana allegations and the sobriety testing, if you are charged with a drug offense or a DUI, you... Read more »

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Q: My underage son was in a car accident the insurance was is ready to settle and the lawyer is saying his case will go to

I'm his legal guardian why would it go into probate until he turns 18?

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner answered on Aug 5, 2021

When someone under the age of 18 gets a settlement in Ohio, the probate court in the county in which the minor lives has jurisdiction over the settlement. The court will review the settlement, and approve it if it seems fair. It will also act to preserve the minor's money, and put... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket for improper backing in state of Ohio very minimal damage but was accident. I have no insurance .
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident, but am glad no one was hurt. You may have already done so by now, but you could reach out to a Traffic Ticket attorney in the Marion area to discuss the violation and the no-insurance... Read more »

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Q: I got a improper backing an have no insurance . Accident very little damage.
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 16, 2021

No question is asked here. If you're looking for an attorney the Find a Lawyer tab on this webpage is a good place to start.

Best of luck.

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Q: Can I take someone to civil court who hit my car and won't pay for damages? We both had no insurance at the time.

He's from Africa and I just have the name he gave me, a video of the damage, his plate number and texts

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jun 3, 2021

Yes you can. You can review the Ohio rules of civil procedure for the process. However, doing so on your own can be difficult. You may want to retain an attorney to assist you.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I was in a work truck hauling a trailer. I jackknifed the trailer to far and messed up the truck. Who pays damages?

No injuries occurred. I was on the job. Pulling away from a job site.

More clarity on accident : Made a wrong turn out of a house. Went to turn around in a driveway. While backing out the trailer jackknifed to far and hit the bumper messing up the back end a little. Company is trying to... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 25, 2021

To a certain extent it depends on the agreement you had with the company. If the crash was due to your actions you may be liable, at least to some extent. You may want to contact your insurance company. Depending on the policy, they will usually pay for the damages. For a definitive answer I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Is it worth pleading my case in court or just pay the fine for a failure to yield to a right of way driver?

I was stopped behind another car at a 4 way stop heading North.After the car in front of me went across the road,I proceeded to move up to the stop sign when another car heading West was coming to a stop about the same time I was stopping for second time.I waited for her to go across but she... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 21, 2021

It sounds like a defensible case. For a definitive answer you're going to need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail and figure out the best game plan. Sometimes these issues continue on if the other driver tries to sue you civilly.

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Q: If a pedestrian was hit by a car in a parking lot and refused medical treatment at the scene can they make a claim?

The husband was the person hit by the vehicle and did not want to call police and said he was fine but his wife insisted and had the police and ambulance show up. He refused medical treatment and the ambulance left without him. Can they make an insurance claim on my insurance?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 13, 2021

Yes they can. Injuries from an auto accident sometimes become more obvious only a few days after the incident. It's not uncommon for someone to think they are fine and refuse treatment initially only to go to a doctor a day or two later. If they file a claim, your auto insurance will... Read more »

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Q: My girlfriend is 17 turning 18 she got into an accident and currently lives in another county if she moves before her

If she moves before her court date which county has jurisdiction?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 12, 2021

Moving does not change what Court has jurisdiction. The location of the incident determines jurisdiction along with other factors such as damages. Here is a link to a brief overview from the Ohio State Bar Association.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Construction Law for Ohio on
Q: Who is at fault for ice buildup due to clogged downspout that subsequently fell 30 feet onto a car?

Car owner parked in a parking lot next to a building. The 30 foot tall downspout had ice accumulation due to the fact it was clogged and did not allow proper water drainage. While away, a large section of ice sheared away from the downspout hitting the car and causing major damage. Ice was large... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 2, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. It could depend on a number of factors, including condition/maintenance of the waterspout, conditions for use of the lot, warning signs or disclaimers, and other possible factors. An Ohio attorney could offer better... Read more »

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Q: My car was hit. The registered owner said he sold the car. Who is responsible to pay? Their car has no insurance.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. One option is to look at your policy here - check the provisions for uninsured motorist coverage. You could explore whether that's a possibility through your carrier; an Ohio... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: I got in a car accident that I was at fault for but on my ticket is say no crash, what can i do with this?

It is an ovi charge

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and time is probably very much of the essence in your actions. If you have not already done so, you should consider reaching out to an Ohio criminal defense attorney. Only an Ohio attorney is qualified to advise you on... Read more »

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