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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: I was at fault but I know it wasn't my fault. How can I get them to pay for my damages?

I was in a no injury , car accident yesterday. I was cited and considered at fault. They said I ran a red light. Which I did not I even said the light was yellow as I was moving through an intersection. A truck in the left turn lane hit me as I was going straight. My car is most likely a total loss... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on Jun 24, 2019

I'm glad you were not injured. But from the standpoint of liability, the citation and your statement that the light was yellow place you in a difficult position. If it's possible to retrieve video imagery of the accident that might support your position, that's a possibility to explore. But four... Read more »

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Q: I hit a parked car on private property in Ohio. The other party called the police.

I received citations for driving under suspension and driving with no insurance. Can the police cite me on private property even if that company has cameras?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

I'm not sure what private property has to do with cameras. You caused destruction of property. The police may investigate that. If they find you are driving under suspension with no insurance, likewise. You are looking at a looooooooooooooong suspension, as the Judge may figure the first one didn't... Read more »

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Q: Me and my brother broke down a freeway Pam transport semi truck smashed into the car an car was not running it was broke

When Semi hit car I see Pam trantport side of the door an Pam transport on back of trailer based on in facts alone can I file lawsuit ?

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2019

You should contact a member of the Assn for Justice of the state where it happened, get the names of their members in the county where it happened, they give free consults. Get a copy of the police report. Yes, it is enough to go by but it's good to have the complete picture.

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Q: if you have two vehicle policies and have a wreck can you draw off both

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 30, 2019

It's not clear but I'm assuming you are speaking of medical benefits or liability?

Each state has different laws regarding combining policy benefits or "stacking." Most policies have "household exclusion" rules to prohibit this though some states--Pennsylvania for instance--has done away...
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Q: I was recently in a non injury auto accident. Grange is my insurance co and Fine Line is the body shop.

Initially it was deemed repairable and then was marked as a total loss. Fine Line is basically holding my car hostage asking for an exorbitant amount for work they were not even authorized to do. The insurance company wants me to pay the difference between what they feel is reasonable and what Fine... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 6, 2019

If fine line did it without authorization it should be on them. Your position should be that the insurance company should pay and then go after fine line. File a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Talk to your state rep.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: In OH, If I co-sign for my 19yr sons auto loan, n he holds full coverage ins., will I be held responsible for accidents?

Matthew Williams answered on Feb 20, 2019

If you co-sign a loan, you’re in the hook for the loan, not any accidents he may get into with the car he buys with the loan proceeds. If the car is titled to you, you need to make sure there is insurance on the car. If it’s titled to him, that’s his problem. If you are driving the car when... Read more »

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Q: My car got hit in school parking lot the police said its private property it doesn't matter who is at fault

Is that true the police cant do anything because its private property

Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 21, 2019





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Q: Is another vehicle owner liable for damages related to a crash if there is no showing of fault?

A dump truck was traveling east when the left front tire failed (blow-out or unknown cause, possibly road hazard). The truck ran into the highway median, hit the Armco-style metal barrier which shredded the tire and totally destroyed the truck. Part of the barrier (a wooden post) was projected into... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

You can take the same approach--it's a single vehicle accident they have to show that the tire blew, they have to make a claim against the tire manufacturer, not you.

In most states they have a duty to promptly and fairly settle cases. If they don't and you had property damage give them...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: My dog ran away and someone claims to have hit her. Is it my responsibility to pay

My dog ran away late New Year's Eve. I posted about it on Facebook, searching for her. I was contacted 3 days later via text by a woman who claims she may have hit her, now a week later, she's coming after me to pay for the deductible, can I fight this? There is no proof the accident even happened,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

You should report her claim to your homeowners insurance. Did she pay the vet bill? Generally,you are responsible in most states for your animal's actions. If you let them loose, then you may be responsible.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Ohio on

Q: I got injured in a car accident in Ohio but I was visiting there from Kentucky. Do I still have to go through court

there or can I file in Lexington?

Dimitrios Makridis answered on Dec 27, 2018

Typically, a lawsuit is filed where the defendant (1) resides; (2) has a principal place of business; (3) conducted activity giving rise to the claim; or (4) where all or part of the claim took place (i.e. where the accident took place). However, a lawsuit can be filed where a plaintiff resides, IF... Read more »

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Q: Someone hit my dog and drove off. Can I hold them accountable for animal cruelty?

My dog snuck out of the house and ran towards a car that was going down the street pretty fast. The car slowed down slightly as my dog ran towards it and she bounced off of their tire. The car never stopped and sped off down the road as I tried to flag them down. My dog went into shock, but we... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 14, 2018

I doubt it. If they violate a speed law that's one thing. However duty to stop is if property is damaged and they caused it. Your pooch ran into them, it sounds like. Time to dog proof your fence.

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Q: Hey I had a car accident and I give the person my info and went home and changed my plates and put some old plates on

and got a ticket for close distance And wrote the old plates down on the ticket and I had my court and paid for the ticket and they said they wanted prove of insurance that they will send the information to my address but never got it but the person old plates got the information but in his name... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Oct 23, 2018

Eventually, they will probably figure out that you did these things and file criminal charges against you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Ohio on

Q: I was in a car accident 3 years ago. I received $900,000 from the insurance. Capitol First is not allowing access.

Capital First, will only deal with my mother. They act like she has power of attorney over me. My mother is now trying to keep half of my monthly settlement. This was done while I was still suffering from my brain injury. I no longer am, and that was proven by a doctor two years ago. I'm now... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2018

I don’t practice in Ohio but your question remains open for four weeks. If you were represented by an attorney, it could be worthwhile to ask them to go over the terms of your release and other closing documents for the case.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: what if I was involved in a hit and run and I was not sited at fault. My passenger is trying to sue me for medical bill

payments, but at the accident neither one of us was hurt. The police report list no injuries

Matthew Williams answered on Oct 11, 2018

Then you will want to defend the lawsuit. Your insurance is likely to defend if you were not listed as at fault. Have you reported the accident and the suit to them?

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Q: What can I do when my car was hit on private property and the police won't give me the correct statement

Or insurance information? I have a copy of the video from speedway.

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 28, 2018

What do you mean by "won't give me the correct statement?" Whose statement? What does it say? What do you think it should say?

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Q: My bro was pulled over charged with too many kids in the car and tampering of evidence 2yrs ago. Speeding ticket last yr

Rear ended someone the day before his 18th bday. Is his license suspended?

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 28, 2018

There is no way to know that based on the information provided. The BMV can certainly tell you though, give them a call or visit their website.

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2018

Yes, and if you have uninsured motorist coverage that can cover your injuries if you were hurt. If you were hurt, contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: Im 17 and got into a minor collision, got cited for a stop sign violation and have a provisional license. What'll happen

No one got hurt and the collision wasn't that bad. This is my first accident.

Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 5, 2018

Your license could be suspended and/or you could be fined.

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Q: I was in an accident 3 years ago, she hit me. I didn’t have ins, 3 years later my license are suspended bc of no ins thn

Originally her ins company was going to send an adjuster but when they found out I had had ins coverage at that exact moment they then turned it on me sued me w out me knowing and now I have to pay them. I was on medical leave from work and couldn’t pay the amount per month anymore and then lost... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

If you were not at fault you may be able to reopen the case if you can show they never served you properly. If you were hurt contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice for the county where it happened.

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Q: I was involved in a 3 car rear ending. I hit the car in front of me because the car in front of him stopped fast.

The 2nd car driver said the first car stopped fast. Could there be any liability for the first driver if there was no apparent reason for him to quickly stop?

Matthew Williams answered on Aug 21, 2018

The law says you have to maintain an assured clear distance ahead of your vehicle so that you can stop in case the driver(s) in front of you do. It does not say you cannot stop suddenly. Unless you could show that the first car pulled out in front of traffic when it wasn't clear, the liability is... Read more »

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