Our cars breaks didn't react fast enough to stop and they t-boned the car on the side my son was sitting. Everyone is fine, besides for bumps and bruises. I'm wondering what to do beyond filing with insurance, which has already been done? And what to expect?
I am very sorry this accident happened to your family. I am glad everyone seems fine--except for bumps and bruises. It is difficult to tell from this question who might be at-fault. If the brakes were not working due to failure to fix them, knowing they were in need of repair, that could be an...Read more »
I was in an accident were liability was determined to be completely the other drivers fault. Both of us have the same insurance carrier (Progressive). The insurance company forced me to use my own PIP to pay my medical bills. I would have rather not used my own policy (PIP) and filed a third... Read more »
Because that is how it works until you settle with the insurer for the at-fault party. That insurer has no obligation to pay you anything until you settle or take them to court. This is why PIP exists, so you can get medical care and lost income while you wait to be able to settle with the other...Read more »
To answer this question, further questions need to be asked. State law could affect the answer. If I had to guess, you have personal injury protection, PIP. In addition to policy limits, there is usually 10-15k of PIP depending on whether you live in Oregon or Washington or whatever state you...Read more »
It could depend on additional facts. Although the person opening a vehicle door is generally responsible, if they did not have enough room to open door adequately to get out, they could claim they were squeezed in with no other choice. Good luck
My wife and my 11 year old son was driving through a strip mall, and a Lyft driver reversed out of a parking stall and reversed into the front right side my wife’s car. We had no insurance being that we had the car sold, and my wife had no drivers license.
They are at fault. Doesn't matter about your situation. If they were hurt contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice. They give free consults. Unfortunately, you may be considered limited tort depending on a number of things.
IF YOU ARE THE REGISTERED OWNER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE YOU...Read more »
A 14-yr.-old was struck by a car on the corner by our property in 9/17. We learned of this in August 2019, when we received a letter from a lawyer saying we are partially liable because our hedge was overgrown, and our homeowners insurance should pay. The hedge was overgrown/very tall when we... Read more »
No witness, no proof to prove someone's fault. We said, "we are OK, no one hurt, just small damage". However to repair his car (I don't need to repair my car) he said he was going to call his insurance company that day later or tomorrow, and so did I. After one day leaving the... Read more »
Your statement is really vague. You can at least tell your insurance adjuster what you know (ie the street you were on, the direction you were driving, what lane you were in, when you first notice the other car, etc) and let the two adjusters figure it out. They will consider stuff like whether...Read more »
He was going to call police and me without a license didn’t know what to do. So he told his insurance as well as my boyfriends insurance it was my fault. So now I am so scared and don’t know what to do. A claim has been filled with both insurance company’s.
I think you are responding to questions I asked you when I posted a response to a question you posted earlier but I really can't tell for sure as this post is not linked to the prior post. Please understand that the Attorneys who respond don't know who you are and don't work for...Read more »
Definitely tell your boyfriend's insurance. They will probably cover the accident if you had permission to drive his car and your are not a member of his household. If you are a member of his household meaning you live with him, there may be a clause in the policy which excludes members of the...Read more »
My mother in law filed a PIP claim against my auto insurance, for an accident I had no involvement in from 11/16. It's is a last ditch effort by her lawyer to get money. She is not written on my policy but did live with us at the time. GEICO has left it in limbo for months and it looks like my... Read more »
I stopped and came out and check to see if person was ok and persons car was ok and she said no damages but she still has to call the police, so I got back in my car and left because I was scared. What do I do ? I’m scared
If you are 100% sure there were no damages to any persons or property there is probably nothing the other driver can say or do. However a person doesn't always know at the scene of the accident if there are no damages and no injuries. The other driver had the right to get your information -...Read more »
Your uncles should get a personal injury Attorney. Since you say you weren't at fault your uncle's Attorney will likely look to the other driver and their insurance for damages. Similarly an Attorney can represent your two boys against the other driver and their insurance.
This isn't phrased as a question so I can't tell what input you are looking for. Is your son trying to get damages for his injuries? If so, all he needs to do is contact a personal injury Attorney in your area. A personal injury Attorney might take the case on a contingency basis and...Read more »
If you had auto insurance all you have to do is call your auto insurance company and they will assign an Attorney to defend that lawsuit at no cost to you. The same is true if you didn't have your own insurance but you were driving a car owned by someone else who had insurance on that car....Read more »
Not exactly. There is a law that if you were driving without insurance you cannot recover what are called non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. And if you did not have a license, you may not have had insurance either.
But, even if that is the case, you can still get economic...Read more »
An at fault party's insurance company has neglected to reimburse for car rentals, which they agreed to pay for, or provide any closure. Even with police report (which I had to provide at my own expense) and video evidence it took almost 2 months to accept liability. One month after having my... Read more »
I was a passenger in a single vehicle accident. The driver fled but its my truck and I panicked and fled too. The truck flipped but no other cars were involved. I live in Hermiston, Umatilla County, Oregon
You should not post online about or otherwise discuss this incident with anyone until you speak privately with an attorney. You can seek one out on your own, or you can contact the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service. This service can refer you to a local lawyer who might be able to...Read more »
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