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Q: Is a shop responsible for damages to my vehicle

My car was deemed a total loss after being in a accident while in a repair shop and the insurance company is only paying the book value leaving me with a balance on the car

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 4, 2015

You are entitled to the fair market value of your damaged property at the time it was totaled. You might be entitled to other damages, such as rental car coverage for a period of time. A local lawyer can confirm.

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Q: Do I have any recourse to pursue compensation for my vehicle?

My insurance expired. I was involved in an accident that was entirely the fault of the other driver. Is there an option for me to file a claim for the loss of my vehicle? It's totalled. None of the parties in my vehicle were injured.

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on May 13, 2015

It does not matter that your insurance expired. If the other vehicle is at fault and the owner has insurance, you can make a claim with that insurance company for your property damage.

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Q: in an car accident do I have the right to know the worth of the other drivers insurance policy.
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a personal injury attorney and retain them to assist you. The attorney will explain the procedures and disclosures common to this type of case. Representing yourself in such a matter is not advised.

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Q: I was injured in hit and run. Insurance says must file and use collision and medical portion and not uninsured portion.

This is RI law since we don't know who driver is. Is this true?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Mar 27, 2015

When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a personal injury attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: If you didn't have insurance at the time of an accident but was not at fault can you get fined for it? Got ins after

Got insurance a couple days after the accident, received a letter from the dmv saying they will suspend the license and trying to make my friend pay for the damages of the other persons car. When they cut across two lanes of traffic that wasn't cleared

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 6, 2015

Insurance is not usually retroactive. There are many factors that go into determining liability for accidents. I am not sure of your friend's role but it sounds like you could benefit from the services of an attorney to advise you of your rights and responsibilities after a confidential... Read more »

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Q: What constitutes a "highway"

In regards to this law, what is the definition of a "highway" they are referring to.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 5, 2015

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE31/31-1/31-1-23.HTM

TITLE 31

Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-1

Definitions and General Code Provisions

SECTION 31-1-23

§ 31-1-23 Types of roads. – (a) "Bicycle lane" means a portion...
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Q: DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANYONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD TO DRIVE MY CAR EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON HAS DRIVEN IT IN THE PAST
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 5, 2015

If it is your car elusively and you are the sole owner, you have the right to decide to whom you share your property with.

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Q: hit by drunk driver with no insurance

Now what?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 15, 2014

I recommend you consult with an attorney to review the particulars of your situation - in private- at no cost.

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Q: How long does it take rhode island motor vehicle records to be cleared
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 19, 2012

Rhode Island generally retains moving violation records for 3 years.

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