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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on

Q: Me my brother and my aunt got rear ended me and my aunt are sore but fine my brother is hurt. Can we get compensation.

Hospital visit

aunt got meds and checked out can work

Aunt has insurance

I got meds and checked out can work

I have insurance

Brother got checked out hospital did nothing cannot work

Brother has no insurance

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 20, 2017

Contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice. They give free consultations. If rear ended, answer is yes to all.

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

Q: My daughter was in a car accident she was the victim but got citation for the accident. My Daughter was hit from lt. bk

My daughter was going straight in right hand lane the other young lady was making a left hand turn into the right-hand Lane that my daughter was in and hit her in the back panel on her left side of her vehicle. The young girl said that my daughter ran a red light my daughter assumed she did . The... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 24, 2017

It's only illegal if the left hand turn lane had a designated left turn signal and that signal was red.

Big question is does she have time to plead not guilty. If there was significant damage or injuries, there would be a police report. Important to see that. Was there a camera at the...
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Q: Is it legal to have green tag lights in Oklahoma?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2017

White. Only two, as well!

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: Liability for accident while turning left on a red light.

I was in an accident in Nov where I was turning left to clear an intersection on a red light and was hit head-on by a driver who ran the red light. His insurance is claiming they have no liability, my insurance is fighting it but still says I will probably have 50% liability. How can I have... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 26, 2017

First no one takes anybody's word. Big question is what do neutral witnesses say. And for insurance companies how police report is written.

Understand in general vehicle turning left must yield to oncoming traffic.

Why not contact a member of the Okla. Assn for Justice? They give...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: Is there legal recourse to recoup payment for property damage after the statue of limitations has expired?

I was an auto accident in 2014. I was rear ended and only had the car for 2 months at this point. I am now trying to sell the car and cannot. I had no idea that a "diminished value claim" existed. Is there any legal recourse to get my lost money back?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 18, 2017

Very difficult to prove. However the statute of limitations says no claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: Man hit my bumper in a parking lot his insurance estimated 600 still have lien on car do I have to get the car repaired

The insurance company wants to make the check out to me and a repair company

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2017

You don't have to but if you want to have it fixed and its a newer model have the dealer give you an estimate.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: In the case where a petition of interpleader was granted, who has to notify the medical providers?

We have a case where a petition of interpleader was granted, we had a medical lien filed in the county where services were rendered. We had been in contact with the patient's attorney and provided a copy of the lien and medical records and documents. We received a copy of the granted petition on... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 31, 2016

move to reopen based on lack of notice--check the filings at the court to see a) how the other side notified you or b) at what address.

Not sure what your role in this is. If you are a provider, maybe time for an attorney?

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Q: My insurance company told me today my truck if totalled. Deduct is 500, how much is my claim worth?

Is salvage cost what towing to a salvage would be? Would my claim be MSRP minus deductible and towing to a salvage? Thank you

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 5, 2016

First, if it was other person's fault you have a claim for injuries and should contact a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice--they give free consultations. Also You will get your deductible back.

If you have collision, or if it's the other persons fault, insurance pays for towing,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Contracts for Oklahoma on

Q: Will it be cheaper to let the car go back, or insure tag n get out of impound. Car was in wreck, no ins. Its in impound

My mom put it in her name for me. The guy who sold it to us was very pushy, never gave a price of car, which ended up being 15grand(almost20grand after financing)Nd they only told us 13,000, folded paperwork put in envelope n pushed us out door. We were in a hurry too im afraid. He lied several... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 28, 2016

zyou need to insure it for now regardless. You need to speak with a consumer attorney. Go to www.naca.net

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: SF took truck and did not pay you or you sign anything oking them taking truck. Say truck is totaled you cant have it.

Is it legal SF picked up truck for valuation then went lower. They took truck July 29. Aug. 1 said they would not bring it back it will be totalled. Aug 3rd went from $4300 to $3700 It is a 93 dodge diesel. Aug 8th said if you want to buy it back take my offer. I am 3rd party victim. Called CCC the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 25, 2016

If you are injured third party and State Farm's driver at fault you need a free consult with a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: my son hit a cow on the road is the owner libel?

we live in ok, it was night,the cow black and it totaled our vehicle.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 25, 2016

Owner of the cow should be liable. Ask for his insurance information. If son hurt, contact a member of the Ok. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: Needing information on why part of a cash settlement was locked away due to the receiver being a minor.

As part of my automotive accident case, me and my son, who was in the vehicle during the accident and had his right arm injured as a result, received a cash settlement from the other driver involved. Our lawyer handled us both as separate cases, and while I received my settlement, my son had his... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 16, 2016

Sory, but thats the way courts are thrughout the US. for good reason. This way he'll have something to start education with after HS

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Q: How do u find out if i have a trust fund that was set up for me when i 3 due to a car accident.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2016

Go to the courthouse.Look up any lawsuits under your name, your mom/dad/caretaker relatives name. Contact the attorney representing you at the time. Ask them. Also look to see if there was a "petition to authorize minor's compromise" or similar.

Look at that--that would list a bank. Last,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: My insurance company offered me $25k for totaled car, when my car has NADA clean retail value of $30k. What should I do?

Other driver was at fault. His ins. recommended I file under mine for time's sake and they'd reimburse them.

I did, and got a valuation report for around $25K (Including OK taxes and fees). None of the comps they chose had nav or premium sound like mine. Then they deduct outrageous... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2016

Lawyers give free consultations. If it did that much damage you may have an injury but just want to say "Oh, my shoulder, that 's nothing..." then months later you get a rotator cuff. So contact a member of the OK Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults. Look at your policy--do you have more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Insurance Defense, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Oklahoma on

Q: if I was convicted of a UUMV am I liable for the money the insurance company gave the owner? Car was undamaged, returned

I was given the key by the owner. I did take a drive her car for a while before being arrested, whereas the car was returned to either the insurance company or the owner. There was no damage to the car. However, they are suing me (insurance company) for a sum of money equaling 6,800 dollars... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2016

Presumably they have an appraisers report saying there was damage. You have to prove their wasn't. Won't be that easy.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: How do I go about responding to Interrogatories?

I was in an auto accident July 17,2015 and I've received court documents stating I am being sued. I'm unable to pay for an attorney, or even remotely pay what they have requested. I own NO property I don't have a bank account and I am on government assistance.They received payment from the... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 8, 2016

Did you have automotive liability insurance at the time of the accident? It is required in many states: either get insurance or don't drive. If you did have insurance, your insurance carrier should pay for an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: My daughter jump out of a car after asking driver to stop. Can we sue the woman's insurance company?

My daughter was riding with someone when they got into an argument. My daughter asked the driver to pull over and let her out but she didn't so my daughter per the driver open the door and jumped out which I don't believe which cased the truck tire to hit her head. She died a week later from... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 8, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Talk to a local injury lawyer, who can review the details and advise. Yoiur daughter's decision to jump out of a moving care makes it a tough case.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: If a car owner leaves their engine running and car unattended. Is that considered negligence on their part

Someone ran into my house leaving a giant whole in it and busted pipes. Along with destroying the last few things I had of my husband. On July 18th around 3am someone ran into my home then fled the scene leaving the car behind. The car owner then reported the car stolen several hours later. The... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 5, 2015

It does sound suspicious. Talk to a local injury lawyer about your rights and options. They offer free consultations.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: Do i.neeed a lawyer ...

I was recently injured in a car wreck that wasn't my fault ...my car was totaled ...my injures are strained neck amd back ....doin physical therapy and chiropractic care

John M DeProspo answered on Jun 3, 2015

Yes. You should not be trying to represent yourself. Call a personal injury lawyer, or two, in your area for a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: My son was in a car wreck and hit by a drunk. He is 16. When case is settled. Is it by law it go in trust fund?

John M DeProspo answered on May 18, 2015

Yes, in most states a minor cannot directly receive money from a personal injury settlement. The settlement normally has to be approved by a judge and the judge directs that the money be placed into a trust account until the minor turns 18.

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