Peter N. Munsing's answer For starters look at the paperwork they gave you. Big problem is the storage charges which they can still rack up. At $30 or more a day most companies will keep the wrecks as potential money makers.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends what you were charged with. Get the police report. See if there's a video. Get photos of your car. Consider hiring an attorney who hanlde tickets if you can afford it. Respond to the summons.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer If you are sued for Tort Damages, then you need to defend yourself. Possibly hire an attorney. It sounds like the wreck was your fault, and without insurance, the Judge will probably give the Plaintiff a Judgment for money damages. If you do not appeal or pay, then either him or his Insurance Company will report you to the Department of Safety for Lack of Financial Responsibility. The State will then revoke your TN DL. A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy might be a good option. Also the Judgment...
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer There are several Rule of the Road Violations that you might be charged with, but it is very doubtful... If something happens, then hire a competent attorney to represent you. Do not ignore a Citation, Summons, Civil Warrant or Notice from the Department of Safety.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer The other car's Driver, Owner or Insurance Carrier, can all sue the other driver which caused the wreck. If your Father had Insurance then he should let them handle the Claim. If not, expect to at least have his License suspended for Lack of Financial Responsibility, and possibly other Rule of the Road Violations. You need to talk to a competent attorney about whether his Assets are vulnerable such as Real Property
The Road Violation occurred. If you plead Guilty and pay the Citation, it will appear on your MVR. You may wish to hire a lawyer to represent you, so something besides a conviction might go down. Your Insurance Company might help, but it is doubtful. Your Lawyer might work out some type of Restitution for the Victim, where the Citation is Dismissed.
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer If the other car hit you in the rear this would tend to indicate the other driver has some fault. You have a duty to make sure before changing lanes that it can be done safely. If truly you were making a lane change and the other driver sped up then probably more the other driver's faut than yours.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Hopefully either your employer or you had liability insurance. If the damaged car's owner is not paid for his damages, then either him or the police can report you to the Department of Safety for failure to abide by the Financial Responsibility Statutes, which will suspend your Driver's License. Otherwise nothing will happen.
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer If this happened Arkansas an Arkansas lawyer should answer. Generally a bicyclist on a bike is a "vehicle" not a pedestrian and the rules would apply. Whoever has the right of way in the intersection, the other vehicles will need to yield the right of way.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Someone can be at fault even if no one charged. She has a duty to inch out if her view is obstructed and to take an alternate route. If she has no insurance bigger problem is that her license could be suspended.
Unless there's some reason to believe the other person is at fault, the only other option is a possible claim against the owner of the obstruction, but if the obstruction is permissable under the town and state codes that's another question.
Peter N. Munsing's answer generally, the law has not caught up with carfax and claims of diminution of value from the car having been in a crash. You get the book value in most cases. You can try that argument, and I'd suggest call the Insurance Commissioner but generally no.
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer There are really too many factors to consider to respond meaningfully to this. I am assuming from your note that a judgment has been entered and based upon this judgment your wages are being garnished. I would suggest you contact a bankruptcy attorney and walk through all of the facts.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer The suit would have to be filed in Tennessee where the defendants live or where the accident occurred. You can't sued them where you live for something they did in Tennessee..
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer Pulling out of a private drive, a driver should yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. You mention a traffic light - and that the other driver came into the intersection on a red light. If the intersection was controlled by a traffic light then if you entered the intersection on a green light you would have had the right of way over someone with a red light.
Not having insurance has no bearing on fault. However, having no insurance may impact your driver's license. Hopefully...
Peter N. Munsing's answer This is why you need to contact a lawyer after a crash. This sounds like the usual insurance baloney where they try to say you are 10,20.30% at fault based on---well, it's an "accident" so it's no-one's fault (until they are trying to soak you for contribution).
1. I assume you've had your damages evaluated by someone you want to fix the vehicle. If not do so--most dealers will do it for free.
2. Contact a member of the Tenn. Assn for Justice who handles crashes--they give free...
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