Plaintiff attorneys often ask for more than policy limits even when we know the case may not be worth that much. So that does not automatically mean the case is worth that much. If the injured party has under-insurance coverage that would be next in line. For them to get money from you...Read more »
Your auto insurance "follows the car" so as long as he was using your car with your permission, your insurance will pay for any claims that might be made against your policy by anyone alleging damages. The fact that he did not have a driver's license is a separate issue that he will have to handle...Read more »
They may call you to ask about your injuries and how the accident occurred after verifying basic information with their insured. It's also possible they might not call you, depending on what they learned from their insured. Many South Carolina injury attorneys give free consultations. You could...Read more »
They refuse to pay claim stating that they have not contacted their client. I have a police report stating their client is the only contributor to the accident. Is this legal. Also, adjuster contacted wife and asked to take a statement but did not inform her that she could provide a written... Read more »
Adjusters can talk. Adjuster can ask your wife for a statement and she can refuse. The other insurance has 30 days usually to process the claim. Why not call a member of the SC Trial Lawyers like Chuck Jacobson in Charleston? Tell him I suggested you call. He'll give you a free consult.
Many times the reporting officer is going off of incomplete information when they write the citation. It is important that you get an attorney to represent you that can conduct their own investigation into the situation.
You need a good workers comp attorney. Contact Carl Jacobson in Charleston. Tell him I gave you his name. He'll address other claims besides comp you may have, etc. He gives free consultations. If you need his phone give me a ring.
My husband is financing a car from carmax. He has not had insurance for a year so we have been using my truck. My truck was broken down the other night and my son needed medicine so my husband used his car. We never recieved a letter from SCDMV or carmax about the lack of insurance and his license... Read more »
You will want to consult with a Personal Injury attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. Although the driver is clearly at fault, his insurance company will not want to pay you a fair compensation.
I work for a pest control company. My boss gives me a work truck to drive to my jobs. I accidentally backed my work truck into a small tree I didn’t see while leaving a customers house, 2 years ago. It damaged the bumper. I put in my 2 weeks and today, the day before I’m supposed to leave my... Read more »
Not necessarily. If you are leaving, leave. He can try suing you but you were doing his business. Ask to see the estimates first--make copies. If he tries to sue you you have a defense. Was the bumper deformed?
I drive a big industrial truck and I was headed home from work on the interstate it's a three lane I'm in the far right I am coming up to a construction zone and there are signs that say do not pass .I'm about to take a right and get over on the intersection and this guy whips infront ofme as I'm... Read more »
Generally do not pass refers to people passing on the left. If you're dash cam or intersection cam show him whipping in front of you, great! You may get a reduction in at fault. A lot depends on how the police write it up. See if there is an intersection cam--you have to do this ASAP as images get...Read more »
In TN, you have three years within which to file and serve a lawsuit (there are some exceptions such as if the at-fault party works for a municipality...). There are a few issues i can already see such as have you gone to the doctor yet? If not, that could be an issue. You really should simply...Read more »
I'm 17 and I have been told I broke a few things in my car. One I will pay for, but the rest they claim I broke when I didn't. Can they legally make me pay for it, even though I'm underage and there was no contract?
Technically they'd have to show it was you, but you need to decide how much you want to push the issue. You'd come off more mature saying that you didn't break the other items but you'll be glad to help out by paying them.
A seizure would be a "sudden emergency" which would let him off the hook for a civil case. As you have pointed out, in the citation that may stir up more dust than it's worth. Note that some state say doctors have to notify the state, in which case what you do in traffic court won't matter.
Hypothetically speaking, If driving on the Interstate and I or somebody clips my car, am I required to first stop in my lane and provide assistance OR can I first, pull over to the side and THEN provide assistance? Any help is greatly appreciated.
*Are other people allowed to be released information on the vehicle such as stalker Mom (I am 30/31 on 8/22) with no claim to the vehicle whatsoever? --What privacy laws are there? How can I be charged for storage without any notification whatsoever all week?... Read more »
Call the police department that arrested you. They MUST know where the vehicle was towed. Go get it, and limit your storage fees. State laws allow a tow company to SELL your vehicle, if not picked up within a certain number of days.
My brother doesn't have any money, a low paying job, his wife is on disability. He is being sued for an at fault accident that has already accepted his insurance. They are asking for compensation for a long list of things including him paying for their lawyer. He cant pay for one for himself.
Assuming he has insurance, they should have gotten a release. He needs to talk to the insurance company lawyer they got him. If there's still a problem he needs to consult a member of the SC Assn for Justice that handles "bad faith" cases. Finally, if all else fails he can declare bankruptcy...Read more »
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