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Q: My son was using my car and it was hit while parked in front of his house. Can his insurance take the claim ?

The driver at fault has no insurance and I didn’t have insurance for uninsured drivers

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Generally, insurance is designated for a particular car. Unfortunately, it doesn't ordinarily follow the driver. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: My son was borrowing my car and an uninsured driver hit the car when it was parked. Can his insurance take the claim
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general rule, insurance runs with the vehicle. Unfortunately, his insurance is likely to be limited to his vehicle. It could be worth looking into whether the incident qualifies under your policy's... Read more »

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Q: I have had Allstate insurance for 32 years when a person filed a claim against me they said I didnt have it The lady

sued me in civil court and won Help what should I do she should have sued allstate

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 16, 2020

That’s not how insurance works. The injured party still sues you. You’re supposed to report the claim to your insurance and they then step in and take over the case. Not telling them about it is a reason to deny coverage. You need to contact your insurance and find out if you’re too late.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Wasn’t charged with OVI due to my injuries, hospital did a medical screen. Urine. Can it be used against me in lawsuit?

I came up over a hill to find an excavator crossing the road with only one warning sign a half mile back and no flaggers present I t-boned it going just under the speed limit I wasn’t suspected of or charged with an ovi or given a blood test or a sobriety test. The hospital did however do a... Read more »

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Jun 10, 2020

Claims and lawsuits for personal injury require medical documentation, so your records would be admitted to show your condition after the accident. The at-fault party/company/insurance company may try to use evidence contained in those records to their advantage, if there is information that would... Read more »

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Q: Can I file a lawsuit against the city of Cleveland for negligence in a car accident leaving my vehicle totalled?

My vehicle was totalled when another driver crossed the median.

I can obtain a police report.

The other driver didn't show any Drivers License and their car was uninsured. the other vehicle did not have any plates/tags.

The other driver claimed to have been a mechanic... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 7, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but you await a response for a week, and you may need to get moving in filing notices of claim with your insurance carrier if you are able to take that route. It does not look like you have a basis for an action against the City of Cleveland, unless it was a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: I need to know if I have a chance, or if I should just pay her what she is asking.

An ex-gf of mine is trying to sue my in small court for around 2,000 dollars for damage of her car. When we were together I was driving her car and backed into a pole. She said it was fine. I messaged her telling her I was sorry, I’d help her with it, and all of that, which she has messages... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 5, 2020

Since she had and didn’t use insurance, she has failed to mitigate her damages and could should have some trouble if you argue that in court. From a practical stand point, is $1500 a fair estimate of the damage? Can you afford it reasonably easily? Because it’s probably both the right thing to... Read more »

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Q: I have progressive insurance on my car. The garaging address is in Ohio where I live. My daughter was involved in a hit

& run in Al. They have totaled her vehicle and are applying the Al law to her car settlement instead of the garaging state. Please advise

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 24, 2020

I hope your daughter is okay. An Alabama attorney and Ohio attorney should advise on this, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general rule, carriers can apply the law of the state in which a matter occurred. But this could be more complex, because there could be choice-of-law issues... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Collections for Ohio on
Q: long story short I was an accident when to the hospital. had bills that had to wait to get paid until I received

help please now im on hold with the hospital im trying to get receipts and a call log with the notes that were made on my account i don't know what else to do. why would they serve me AFTER i paid them?

ong story short I was an accident when to the hospital. had bills that had to wait... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles answered on Mar 13, 2020

You probably have more than 3 days to answer. you have 28 days from date you were served with summons to provide answer to hospital's attorney and then must file answer with Court within 3 days of responding to attorney.

The hospital most likely referred the matter to collection...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My husband and I are both facing security suspensions. What are our rights amd now do we defend ourselves at our hearin
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2020

Your rights and the potential arguments you might be able to make in your defense could depend upon your particular situation. You could contact traffic ticket lawyers in Ohio who practice near the county where the matter is pending. Some offer free brief initial consults. Such a consult could help... Read more »

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Q: My sons car was hit and totaled by an uninsured driver while it was parked. How does he get reimbursed for the car?

The driver was cited with failure to control and was found guilty. How does he get some kind of restitution for the lost of his car?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 12, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best on this, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you have probably discussed the matter with your insurance people and have learned about these routes. Some of the recourses you might have are to treat the property loss as a first-party claim if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Small Claims, Construction Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Is my company liable for damages to my vehicle?

My company has recently leased a new office space in a newly renovated building (including the parking lot). The parking lot has a utility pole with a guy wire that extends into a parking space. The parking spot doesn't have any warnings (e.g. the spacing being striped for no parking).... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 27, 2020

Talk to the local building dept. whether it is a violation. If not, and if landlord or company will not pay for repairs, you could sue in small claims court. The court will determine if they have any liability for failing to post a warning sign. But if the wire was in plain sight, the court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: can u get in trouble for almost hitting somebody?

My boy friend was taking me home from the mall, we were just about to get on the highway when the car in front of us slammed on their breaks outta no where . we ALMOST hit them but my boyfriend made a sharp left turn so we didn’t . but today an officer came to his house and said the car that was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 1, 2020

Based on these facts alone, it's difficult to determine exactly what happened, in terms of whether your boyfriend's actions were responsible for the accident, whether the other vehicle's damage claim is valid, etc. You could try to arrange a brief consult with an Ohio accident... Read more »

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Q: If you are in an accident but the police aren't notified, are you still liable for damages

If I rear ended someone in a rental car, the police were not contacted. Insurance information was given but there is now no written proof of this accident, correct? Just wondering.

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Dec 6, 2019

Yes, you are still liable.

Trying to deceive an insurance company is insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a felony.

Failing to cooperate with your insurance company can invalidate coverage and make you personally responsible for damages instead of having your insurance company...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Was on the highway car failed to yield at stop sign. Was in accident, he was sited for failure to yield.

He is trying to lie and say I was in left lane then moved to right. But he was sited for it so his insurance has to pay for my car right? They told me at his insurance company that it is waiting on manger to approve liability. Will I get my car taken care of?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 4, 2019

I've seen insurance companies try to claim it was "arguable" or offer only 70 or 80 per cent liability. You could use your own collision if you have it and let them deal with it. If you were injured contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: If the keys are in the car, is it still grand theft auto?

My cousin took a car without permission, but the key was in it. He had Intentions to return the car but on the way back he wrecked it.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 3, 2019

This is something a criminal defense attorney would know. You could repost the question in the Criminal Law section. Car accident attorneys (the category where you have it posted) usually only deal with the civil aspects of collisions, such as personal injury and property damage claims. They... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My daughter was in an accident. The other driver was ticketed for not yielding. My daughter did not have a license.

Or insurance. Does the other drivers insurance still cover my daughter's car?

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Oct 15, 2019

I hope your daughter is doing OK. As long as it was determined that the other driver was liable for the accident, it should cover the vehicle. The insurance may try to fight you on this due to her being an unlicensed driver, but as long as that did not cause the collision, it should be... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Looking to speak to somebody about my wife being in a car accident..
Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Sep 26, 2019

There are many good attorneys who can help you, look through the “find a lawyer” search tool here, or internet search for local attorneys near your home.

I hope she’s doing alright.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Car accident question

If there was a tree down from someone's yard that fell in the street all the way across the road from ditch to ditch that caused us to have a bad accident. Can you go after the home owners insurance. There was no time to stop so we hit it at the rate of speed that the road allows.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 13, 2019

The short Answer is maybe. It depends on why the tree fell and what their policy covers. It’s certainly worth looking into.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: 2 cars traveling in the same direction the first car signals to turn left and then realizes he wants to turn right

as he goes to turn right still in the intersection he hits the side near the front of the vehicle behind him that was going straight

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

See my other answer to which I'd add--the confused driver can claim that the other driver did not leave an assured clear distance ahead of themselves which would have obviated the contact.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: 2 cars traveling in the same direction the first car signals to turn left and then realizes he wants to turn right

as he goes to turn right still in the intersection he hits the side near the front of the vehicle behind him that was going straight

there is only one lane to turn from (no turning lane

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Car that changed his mind in the middle of the traffic stream.

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