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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: 5/5/24 I am not sure my first question went through. I am asking again just in case please excuse it this is duplicated.

On 4/24/24 while backing up to park, misjudged space and tapped my neighbor's car that was already parked. I received no damages to my vehicle except a thin scratch on my rear driver's side. His car had a dent in the front fender but not front of the car(hood) I reported incident to my... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 21, 2024

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You could check with the carrier if the claim was re-assigned. Sometimes at the start of a claim, a single team could handle the intake. After that, different parts of the claim could be re-assigned to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm thinking how hard it would be to do class action, particularly-...

For a class action law suit against a large insurance carrier, where it is not too difficult to surmise that what was improperly done to you, is done routinely with others as well, do you need to discover on your own, who some of those people are, and then contact them unexpectedly and try to have... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 16, 2024

Until you are able to check with attorneys who practice in Pennsylvania, you are correct. It can be difficult to put together a class action lawsuit. Not because of the legal theories - the same laws apply conceptually that apply to individual lawsuits. But there is the administrative burden of... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I be held liable For an accident My brother had if he used my credit card?

Can I be held liable for an accident my brother had if he used my credit card and had no insurance?

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

Generally, liability for a car accident is determined based on the driver's actions and responsibility for the incident. If your brother was the one driving and caused the accident, he would likely be held primarily responsible. However, there might be instances where the vehicle owner, in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good Morning, I would like to know about the compensation that i was awarded previously
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 27, 2022

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This sounds like something your attorney would know best if you were represented in the case. You could call your attorney's office and check with them. Also, if you have a folder with closing documents... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: My lawyer have my check for about a month and won't release it to me and I keep asking but no real answer what can I do

They said they were waiting for the insurance company to send them a letter I'm writing their limitations. I emailed and asked the first emailed no response I had to emailed again and asked for a update and was told they will have a update still no update about when will my check be released... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 23, 2022

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Some of the details aren't fully clear here, but it sounds like it's possible you haven't yet signed the release papers. If that's the case, insurance carriers typically want those papers in... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: My lawyer have my check for about a month and won't release it to me and I keep asking but no real answer what can I do

They said they were waiting for the insurance company to send them a letter I'm writing their limitations. I emailed and asked the first emailed no response I had to emailed again and asked for a update and was told they will have a update still no update about when will my check be released... View More

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Dec 25, 2022

Sometimes there are delays in negotiating insurance liens on your settlement recovery. Sometimes, someone went on vacation, or the papers are just sitting there on someone's desk. Putting your inquiry in writing in the form of a certified letter probably wouldn't hurt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Car Accidents and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can independent contractor bill a person for lost wages

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Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 21, 2022

You would have to see a lawyer to determine whether you can sue the other party for lost wages. Employment laws vary from state to state. I think you'd have a tough time proving that you lost income as an independent contractor. W2 employee income is known and predictable, but yours isn't... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Being sued from car accident, had insurance, have no assets, no savings, live paycheck to paycheck raising 3 kids.

Insurance offered payment, my car was a total loss, guys trying to sue for 50K. I have alot of debt.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 11, 2024

You have nothing to be concerned about. Discuss with your insurance attorney protecting you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Health Care Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a heathcare provider file a lien against my MVA settlement even though Medicare and Medicaid paid my medical bills?

I was the victim in a motor vehicle accident while enrolled in Medicare and Pennsylvania Medicaid as my health insurance. I have zero co-pays, deductibles, and out of pocket fees. I know I have to repay both Medicare and Medicaid from my settlement. Under normal circumstances, “balance billing”... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2024

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you had an attorney on the case, they would be in the best position to answer this - from the case file records, they would probably know how this medical provider billed, their arrangement for payment,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: I need help to write and send a demand letter. Do you offer this service and how much will it cost?

The demand letter will be to an auto insurance company of the other party.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 22, 2024

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This isn't a law firm that offers the service you request - this is only a Q & A forum. You'd need to reach out to law firms and ask them. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: What action can I take against the at-fault policy holder, to cover damages to my wife's vehicle?

A truck backed into my wife's car, police were called and accident report were filed. The insurance information provided was incorrect. we're unable to secure the correct commercial insurance policy, as the policy holder is now avoiding any contact with my insurance company and myself.... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Sep 6, 2023

Your option is to sue the driver and owner of the vehicle.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue an uninsured motors that hit me and totaled my over $100,000 car

I was reared while drive 65 mph on a highway by an uninsured motorist

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 31, 2023

Yes. You may have trouble collecting any judgment if you don’t have uninsured motorists coverage.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Will an accident show on my PA driving record if I was not driving at the time?

I live in Pennsylvania and my car was parked at my apartment complex. An intoxicated person hit it while parked. I was literally hundreds of miles away from the car and was obviously not driving. Will that still affect my driving record. Again, I was nowhere near the vehicle when it happened.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 25, 2023

It will not show on your driving record though it may be tracked in the insurance bureau records.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: I scratched my friends car rim in ma I was given permission to drive the car and he was in the car am I liable

It was an out of state incident and he’s asking me to pay 900 to replace the tire and rim

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 21, 2023

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This might be as much a personal matter as it is a legal matter. If a borrower damages a car, it's usually on them to make good on repairs. However, the handling of that, in terms of the amount and other... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long can it take to get a ticket after an accident?

My son made a left out of a mall on to a main road another car hit him on the front drivers side. Now 4 months we just got a ticket. Is that legal can we fight it?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 16, 2023

Yes it is legal, but, yes you can fight it. An experienced traffic ticket attorney would be who you should consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello, I got into a bike accident and my lawyers didn’t seem for pain and suffering. What should I do?

I already signed the settlement because they told me I had to make a decision right then. They didn’t even give me a chance to think about it. They only let me know of the settlement meeting the day off. Something doesn’t feel right and I’m concerned. I even have a letter from my doctor about... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2023

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your injuries from the bike accident. If a release was signed, it could be difficult to challenge. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss all the details and circumstances of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: I sue my policy with New Jersey manufacturers insurance we are on court this week but on court the insurance lawyer

The lawyer see the his representing the person the hit ous not the insurance and he always then the jurors the he’s representing the person not the New Jersey manufacturer insurance

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 15, 2023

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Something isn't fully clear about the roles of the respective attorneys here. But if an attorney is representing the person who hit you, that would usually be an insurance company attorney. If policy... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Someone was driving my car and backed into another car and then left the scene of the accident what will happen to me.

I was at home.

Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Apr 10, 2023

If the driver had your express or implied consent, you could still be held liable as the owner of the vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Question for a mock trial--is it legal to exceed the speed limit in a life or death situation in NJ? Help please!
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 8, 2023

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to check with a local attorney, in virtually any jurisdiction, ordinary individuals cannot exceed the speed limit for emergencies. It wouldn't be a shield against a speeding ticket or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you file under Uninsured motorists insurance if car is damaged while being towed by Philadelphia Parking Authority?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2023

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage is usually applied when the other side didn't have insurance, or they hit and run. Discuss with a local attorney who could advise more definitively after seeing your... View More

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