Pennsylvania Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: Filed linjury law suits by persons name

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
not sure what your question is. Could you restate it with more detail?

Q: death due to negligence

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The car accident was the cause of her untimely death not the fact that she was in the car going to an interview.

Q: MVA in PA after sunset on PA Hwy. Oncoming motorist had no headlights on collided with left turning vehicle. Caselaw?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If you're asking for a Pennsylvania attorney to do free legal research for your case, good luck with that.

What you ought to do is contact a Pennsylvania attorney and arrange for a consultation. Many attorneys *do* offer free consultations, but at least go through the proper channels to get to that point. If you want an attorney to do work on your case, however, expect to pay that attorney -- just like you expect to be paid to do your own job.

Best of luck to you.

Q: I got in a wreck and I was at fault both cars are totaled what happens if insurance doesn't cover it?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
Mark Scoblionko's answer
If you were a properly authorized driver for a car you did not own, the insurance should follow the car and pay the other person’s damages, irrespective of whether you were or were not a named insured. If the owner has collision coverage, that should cover the owner’s damages. If not, that is between you and the owner.

Q: Wife and Daughter hit head on with serious injuries. Will the guy who crossed the yellow line be criminally liable?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
I will be happy to represent you and your family in the civil case. In working on the civil case I will push what can be pushed in the criminal case. My office number is 412-391-7135. Web site www.tarasilaw.com

Email emt@tarasilaw.com

Q: RENTAL REINBURSEMENT

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Your car rental under your policy is only for the period when they have not paid you. It ends at that period. If you have 1700 in coverage, they will pay whatever your max is per day toward your bill.

By the way, responsibility under an auto policy continues from the time of the wreck. For instance, if you were hurt and need to see a doctor, even when your policy is cancelled they have to pay under it. However if your policy is gone you have to give the rental place new insurance or be...

Q: My son was 17 got a old truck an was in a wreck his fault lady was hurt I have insurance can I be sued over my policy

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 2, 2018
Mark Scoblionko's answer
If the truck was in your son’s name and he was a licensed driver, I would not expect you, as a parent, to be named in any suit or to have liability potential.

Q: If a person in pa was not authorized to drive a motor vehicle and was involved in a car accident does my ins pay out?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If that person was at fault? Or not? You aren't being clear.

If your vehicle was at fault, then your vehicle's insurance will pay for the driver's mistake. If the person was not authorized to drive that vehicle, the insurance may either a) not pay or b)pay under a "reservation of rights."

Much depends on the "not authorized." If the owner is just saying that to protect their rates that's one thing. If they reported it stolen that's another. "I told him not to use it"(but left...

Q: I was in a car accident and saw an attorney for damages. I did not submit my interrogatories because I did not want to

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You need to authorize your attorney to withdraw. However as to your question you need to speak with the attorney, and if necessary go to court.

Q: I was driving a friends car and got into an accident - are they exposed to get sued if they own the car?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
They could be depending on the facts. Their insurance company should pick up the claim.

Q: Is it worth it to fight a citation for failure to yield at a yield sign?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 18, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
I think so. Usually if you do fight it, either the officer or the magisterial district judge will voluntarily reduce the charge to something that carries no points -- and that's a good thing. Just let them know that is what your goal is: no points.

You'll probably have to pay the entire ticket in advance and then request a trial. If you win, or if the charge is reduced to something with lower (or no) points *and* a lesser fine, then you'll get some money back in the mail....

Q: I was involved in a car accident where I was hit and it is not completely clear who is at fault. Scam?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Anyone can sue anyone for anything, so you just can't worry about that. If it's to be, cross that bridge if and when you ever get to it.

As for the other driver's demand for cash from you, you certainly don't have to give her anything. You can send her a certified letter advising her not to contact you anymore as well. If she then still continues to do so, you can contact the police and file harassment charges against her. Let the insurance companies work it out, and put an end to...

Q: My mom is 89. Parking at my work-she hit a building and my car, and left. She reported this next day. Is that hit & run?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Technically depends on the damage. She should report it to her insurance, building owner only care's about getting things fixed, you only care about your mother's well being, so all should be well.

Q: My parked car was hit by a drunk driver and it was deemed total and will only pay off my loan. Can i recover lost wages?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 25, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You can only recover wages if the crash physically injured you such that you could not work. You are allowed a few days of car rental to purchase a car. The law unfortunately doesn't cover the situation where you have a loan on the vehicle that's big enough so that you can't turn around and buy another one easily. However, under the state's Crime Victims Compensation Act you may be able to make such a claim though they may say that you are only covered for a short period of time. If you need...

Q: My tire blew and hit guard rail, police showed while waiting for a tow. No ticket/warning.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Under Pennsylvania law, the police normally have 30 days in which to issue a traffic citation -- but they have up to one year to issue a citation concerning any accident which involves bodily injury or death. So, if you weren't hurt, then the cops have 30 days to issue the citation; if you were, even in a one-car accident and the injury was your own, then they have up to one year to issue the citation. In any event, however, any court proceedings must occur within three years....

Q: If I buy back my totaled car from my insurance company. How does the DMV know that my car was totaled. Is it possible

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No insurance will pay you without getting your title changed. That's the law. To prevent people passing off totaled vehicles as not having been in a wreck.

Q: I had my children out of wedlock fathers is on the birth certificate and also singed the. Paternity. Does he have rig

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
You may have waited too long. One of the ways to demonstrate to the court that a parent's rights should be terminated is to show that, for a period of at least six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition, there was no performance of parental duties, including contacting the child. Since he's clearly done that, you may have missed out. Also, the court usually won't terminate the parental rights unless here is a pending adoption and that is usually expected to be by a stepparent,...

Q: Hit and run injury - my friend didn't get the license plate, but he saw an UBER sticker on the car - can he sue UBER?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Mark Scoblionko's answer
If the injury is serious enough to warrant suit, a police accident report should be promptly filed. That will enable your friend to make a claim for uninsured motorist benefits under his auto policy, if he has that coverage. He might also be able to assert claims under the auto policies for any family members in his household which contain this coverage.

A lawyer could also sue Uber and send out written questions to learn the identity of the specific driver who struck your friend....

Q: I was in a car accident several months ago and my car was totaled. I thought I had full coverage on my car

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I'm assuming it's their car. Assuming you have insurance, make a claim under the liability part of your policy--that's what it's there for. May be an exception if it is deemed a loaner.

However their insurance should cover them for the damages

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