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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If I were at a drive-thru and was being cut off after waiting a long time and I bumped the car in front of me can I get

In trouble if I drove away and she was calling the police? There are two ways to enter the drive-thru. She pulled into the one side about 7 minutes after me and insisted that she was first.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Yes, you can get in trouble for leaving the scene of an accident.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I’m being sued for $12,000 for a car accident that was legally my fault. Would I be able to file bankruptcy?
Joseph Michael Romano Esq
Joseph Michael Romano Esq
answered on Aug 10, 2022

It depends on the cause of the accident. Don't answer that in this thread. You'll need to sit with an attorney to discuss what happened in order to see whether the debt to be incurred would be dischargeable in a bankruptcy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Ok at work there is the row of parking a small drive behind them I lightly bumped a car parked on drive.

It clearly says no parking all along the drive yet they parked rite behind me so when I backed up I looked left and right but not behind me because no1 should be there. Isn’t the illegally parked car owner partially at fault for parking behind spots illegally?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 3, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You're correct, they are. But as a general rule nationwide, being unlawfully parked doesn't usually create immunity for vehicles that hit the offending vehicle in most instances. You could bring that point... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Bankruptcy and Collections for Ohio on
Q: I live in ohio. I was unaware my insurance lapsed. I let my son use my car. He had an wreck. Other car was totaled

The insurance company is suing me and my 18 year old son for almost 30 thousand. I own a car and a double wide mobile home on a rented lot. We do not have money like that, none in savings. I also have 2 other children who live here. The insurance company said they will get their money by all means... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 9, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about the accident. I hope your son and everyone else are okay. It sounds like you are being pursued by the carrier's subrogation department. At this point, you could consider reaching out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Who is responsible for a power line/box/meter being ripped off onto my car?

A power outage occurred. The power company was repairing a transformer. A semi went by, had to get over as far as possible to get by the power company vehicle and in the process it ripped a line/pole/box/meter down onto my car. The power company employees said it occurred because the pole was too... Read more »

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner
answered on Jul 8, 2022

Generally, a truck driver is responsible to make sure he/she only travels through proper clearances. Accordingly, there is a legitimate argument that he/she was negligent. The owner of the property may also be negligent in maintaining a nuisance on their property and infringing upon the public... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Car rear ended me on the highway pushing my car into another vehicle. Car that hit me, drove off and can’t be found.

My car is totaled. Car that I hit has minimal damage. Car that hit me and caused me to hit car in front of me drove away and license plate number I had doesn’t match vehicle description. Any way to avoid being at fault for hitting the car in front of me? I was not cited. This happened on the... Read more »

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner
answered on Apr 22, 2022

I am sorry you had this experience. When you are struck from behind and pushed into the car in front of you, you are generally not at fault. Assuming you have full coverage, you should go through your own carrier. If the people in the car in front try to bring a claim against you, then your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Last evening my 19 year old son passed out while driving on interstate then when off the road striking 4 signs, a

Drainage cap and traveling 1700 feet. He was transported to hospital. Police searched his car which the found pain pills he was prescribed due to wisdom teeth out Tuesday and marijuana. He advised police he took pain pill at 11 that day and hadn’t smoke since last weekend. He consented to... Read more »

Brian Smith Esq
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Brian Smith Esq
answered on Apr 17, 2022

He should contact a local experienced OVI attorney.

At the first court date, your son will be given the opportunity to enter a plea. If he cannot afford an attorney, he can also ask the court to appoint one. To challenge the charges, a not-guilty plea would need to be entered....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My car was involved in a 3 car accident . The humane society hit somebody , they are coming after me now ?

Can they come after me for claims of injury when they hit my car in a result of being hit by the humane society .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 13, 2022

An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A claimant could pursue anyone they choose in the aftermath of an accident. But that in and of itself does not mean that everyone they point to is liable. It could be that the opposing attorney is very cautious and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Do I have a worthy case to pursue a lawsuit against someone who totaled my car bit had insurance?

My car was rear-ended at a red light due to negligence on the other drivers part. His insurance covers the value of my vehicle but my car was not finished being paid off and I am now out of a car and have missed a few days here and there or spent money to get to work. For two weeks after the... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 16, 2022

There is no need to handle this by yourself, especially if you have uncertainty. I recommend that you consult with an injury lawyer in your area----most will provide a free consultation so there is no reason not to contact a few, ask them your questions and then if necessary, hire the one with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: What should I do if an at fault driver‘s insurance refuses to pay 100% of my damages?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 8, 2022

If the at fault insurance company does not play nice, then you need to hire an accident/injury attorney to represent you and protect your interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: My son was in accident and at fault. He had no insurance. On the ticket they put the wrong first name.

Will he have to show proof of insurance in court or will it be thrown out? There were no injuries but both cars totaled. The ticket said the offense was "stop sign". It also says he does not need to appear in person. Can this be thrown out without showing proof of insurance?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Feb 2, 2022

Tickets with incorrect names on them do not get thrown out. They get corrected. He is going to get a license suspension from the BMV for not having insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I was in a car accident which I was found not at fault for (rear ended at stop light)

The other parties insurance company is only paying 11,000 dollars. I still owe 14000 on the car and am left with a 3000$ bill and no vehicle. Do I have any options or am I stuck with this?

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro
answered on Jan 28, 2022

You can always sue the other party as long as you do not sign a release. I would also contact your insurance company and notify them of the accident. Furthermore, I don't know if you bought GAP insurance when you bought your car. If you did, then it would cover the difference. If you are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Am I entitled to my lost wages due to time off because of medical related to a car accident

I was passenger of the vehicle not at fault we were parked and parking spot at a convenient store. A commercial box truck slammed into us so hard they totaled the car we we were in. Me and the driver went to the ER my friend was off work 3 days with wip lash. During a MRI we found a brain aneurysm... Read more »

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Jan 23, 2022

Under Georgia law, those that are injured through no fault of their own may be entitled to damages, which includes compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. The insurance company will be responsible for paying out these sums and will most certainly try to limit their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
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.

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