The answer depends. In South Carolina, an insured is any named insured and in home resident relative unless that relative is a named excluded driver on the policy, but of course other rules apply at that time. You should consult an attorney who handles auto accident litigation....Read more »
A South Carolina or Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the terms of the policy, and handling of the deductible if there is one. I'm not clear why they want to write the entire amount. In many instances, their property adjuster...Read more »
I was in a four car accident. I was not a insured driver. According to the police report I was at fault what happens if insurance pays the policy amount and there is still remaining balances that I’m responsible for and not able to pay for it??
A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Hopefully, the other policies could have decent underinsured coverage in the event that happens. Unfortunately, there is always the possibility in any accident that the claimant could come after the person...Read more »
A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, if his vehicle was insured, that should be the primary source of covering the other side's claims for damages. A South Carolina attorney familiar with the operation of state laws for...Read more »
I had minor damage and filed claim with ins company. I want to file police report for documentation. I do not think an investigation is needed. If I file police report Will police open investigation? SC
A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but you await a response for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, such a situation would not elicit an investigation in most jurisdictions; you are correct. A cursory investigation could be made in terms of T/P/O, extent of damages, and some other basic...Read more »
Before you settle your claim, I highly suggest you at least have a brief consultation with a local attorney. Most should be willing to give you advice on an hourly basis if you want to try and handle settlement negotiations on your own (although, I don't recommend that generally)....Read more »
My dad was in a car accident that was not his fault about a year ago where the air bag did not deploy. There were no recalls and he suffered serious injuries due to this . There were lawyers working on the case, but my dad recently passed away due to the lung issues he was having and for some... Read more »
His insurance company doesn’t want to file under his UIM cause the police officer didn’t put that information about the boat seat in the report. However the officer did state it in the newspaper and he took pictures at the scene. My son also has witnesses. What does he need to do?
I hope your son is okay. This is really a question that a South Carolina attorney could handle best, but your post remains open for four weeks. The long answer to your question involves examining the results of the crash site investigation. contacting those witnesses and gathering other evidence....Read more »
I had to file a lawsuit against two drivers that collided with eachother. I was at the red light when they hit each other and ended up hitting my car. Both of their insurance companies are disagreeing on the liability so my car is a total loss and has not been replaced and my medical bills are... Read more »
Some people actually send the discovery requests with the complaint when it gets served. I would suggest waiting until they file an answer, wherein they will probably deny everything, and then send the interrogatories, request for production of documents and anything else you might want to send...Read more »
If you your family were hurt, you need to at least get a consultation. I suggest you contact attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleston, an attorney of great experience who gives free consultations. Tell him I suggested you call. Don't give any statements or talk about where you hurt to any company...Read more »
no but you may have other issues. You need to watch what statements you give--and which he gives. Do thank him for not filing charges. Thinking you have permission isn't theft--but talk to an injury attorney if it was someone else's fault and you were hurt.
If he was a permissive user, that means he had permission to use the car by the owner, or someone who had permission by the owner, he may be okay. The insurance company wants you to file charges against him so they don't have to pay the claim. If you contact an attorney I'm sure they...Read more »
Other illegal issues aside (drinking while driving, etc.,) If he was using the car with the permission of the owner, then perhaps not. You need to talk to an attorney and give more details but it is possible he will be ok. I wish you well.
It sounds like the insurance company along with its representatives may have failed to have you sign the release. If they ask you to sign it, I would suggest you do so. Any court will make you sign it. Otherwise, there really is no issue although you cannot again make another claim. That would be...Read more »
Yes, he can call the police after the fact and have a report made. If he has gotten injured he can make a claim for any injuries and the damage to his car. Your insurance company will pay him, if appropriate, and your premiums will go up a bit.
You should call a local injury lawyer and discuss your case with them. Even if the ticket was dropped, you may still be at fault for the accident in a civil case. The criminal court and the civil court are two different worlds. Your case involves a very fact specific inquiry. It is possible...Read more »
I was hit by two trucks on my motorcycle waiting at a stoplight in January. I sustained spine injuries and my motorcycle was totaled. I retained an attorney three days after the accident and have yet to have settled the claim. In addition to the lack of sense of urgency my attorney is very... Read more »
This is a very sensitive subject. It is unfortunate that you feel this way, especially concerning such a severe case. It is best for you to speak with another attorney who is licensed to handle similar cases in South Carolina.
A lot depends who was where when. Generally, you have the right of way and the person coming out of the driveway has to make way for you. Consult an attorney before you give any recorded statement. If you were hurt, give attorney Carl Jacobsen in Charleston a call--tell him I suggested you call.
A South Carolina attorney would be best suited to answer your question, but it remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, standard motor vehicle forms (depending on the jurisdiction - it's not a sure bet) sometimes contain information on their reverse sides on how to file for...Read more »
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