I am an INSURED driver, but I borrowed a friend’s car for one day when my husband was using ours. I was not aware that my friends car was uninsured! I caused a fender bender and the officer asked me to provide insurance. After calling my friend, I learned he didn’t have any. Now I must appear... Read more »
Read your own Insurance Policy. See if it insures you driving another's car. If it does, then make a Claim on your Policy and provide the same to the Prosecutor at Court. If not, be prepared to become financially responsible to protect your TNDL.
In short, yes. Leaving the scene of the accident with damage to another vehicle that appears to be less than $1,500 is a Class B Misdemeanor. A Class B Misdemeanor carries a maximum jail time of 6 months and fines up to $500. The court in addition to or in lieu of those penalties can require you to...Read more »
If you did not carry liability insurance on the vehicle you sold, then you have a problem. Hire a competent attorney to immediately request a hearing before the Department of Safety. You may be able to submit a Bond or other requirements to keep your TNDL.
I was rear ended by a company car in Feb. The owner agreed to cover the cost out of pocket to avoid his insurance going up. He's been giving me the run around ever since. Can I sue for the cost of the damage?
Yes. The Defendants include: the Company as principal and master for their agent/servant Driver; The Driver individually; and whoever the owner of the car is. Remember the accident report is inadmissible in evidence. And suing the Company can be tricky if a corporation, etc. His insurance...Read more »
Licenses are not generally revoked as an ordinary consequence of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Your question remains open for three weeks, and you might need to respond/take action where time is of the essence. If you are under threat of license revocation, you could contact a...Read more »
A Tennessee attorney would be able to advise best, but you await an answer for three weeks. As a general matter in most any jurisdiction, the judge would ask for the evidence you mention - preferably an itemized printout from a reputable body shop outlining estimated charges for parts and labor -...Read more »
I hydroplaned in the rain across the highway and hit the guardrail going 70mph. The car had a recall on it back in 2011 for faulty airbags sensors but I just bought the car a few months ago from a dealer and they told me it was no recall on the vehicle. I was sent to the ER with a concussion and... Read more »
Well, you may- but you mention that the vehicle had a recall in 2011- almost 10 years ago. Tennessee has a statute of repose for products liability actions - 10 years from the date the product was first purchased. If the car is more than 10 years old and sold more than 10 years ago - then the...Read more »
A Tennessee attorney could give you direction best, but your post remains open for four weeks. You mention needing help. What is it you need help with? If the help you need involves finding an attorney, you could find one here (there is a section for Arbitration/Mediation) and there is a tab above...Read more »
There may be more facts that could be relevant here. Was the person driving the car with or without your permission. I recommend you consult with an attorney experienced in traffic tickets and car licensing issues. Good luck.
Regardless of how the incident came to the officer's attention, it requires action on your part at this point. You should consult with an attorney in Tennessee, but your question remains open for four weeks. If you haven't already, contact an attorney to discuss what your next steps...Read more »
Your Daughter will probably need to sue the other driver and/or owner. I recommend initially filing in General Sessions Court. She needs to go to the Court Hearing on the other's Citation for a Rule of the Road violation, and make sure the Judge knows she is there as a victim on his case....Read more »
She looked at and felt her bumper and said she had no damage. I had no damage. She then yelled and said it was good there was no damage then she got in her car and left. She didn't get my info, I didn't get hers. She seemed anxious to leave and did. No police were called - it all... Read more »
A Tennessee attorney could advise best on any state-specific requirements, but your question remains open for four weeks. It looks like there is nothing to report because nothing happened. As a general matter in virtually any jurisdiction, such an encounter would require no action - no injury, no...Read more »
Sold a friend a vehicle, he supposedly register it but some how only got temp plate, no insurance and got in accident, turns out vehicle still is register to me. Now the other insurance seeking liability from me since its still under my name. Friend stated he title it but never receive new title.... Read more »
Whatever proof you have of selling the vehicle needs to be put together now. You might have a witness or a bank deposit. You will have to defend yourself and it will not be easy. The alleged negligence of your purchaser is also an issue, as well as that of the plaintiff. Comparative...Read more »
5 weeks to the day, our vehicle is now being repaired. Insurance company, we feel, has been dragging their feet. The personnel have been wonderful but hands are tied by regulations, policy and what State Farm is legally obligated to do. We are encumbered to supply insurance and deposit for the... Read more »
Normally the rental car company will accept your insurance and you don't have to supply extra insurance while you are driving a rental car. The deposit should be returned to you when you are done with the rental. Your insurance company will only provide what they are required to supply...Read more »
I am not sure why your Mother-in-Law's insurer is refusing to pay. If the car has "full" coverage there should be coverage for this accident. Also, even if the other driver was uninsured - if there is full coverage, there would be uninsured motorist coverage as well....Read more »
Was driving down to our field (a mile and half from my house) our neighborhood hit my car he wasn’t paying attention to the road. I got a ticket for no license and no insurance I did have a 28 year old in the car with me, he told me he didn’t see any reason to arrest me since I was honest and... Read more »
If the accident was the other driver's fault then the fact you didn't have a license is likely not admissible on fault. Who is fault is determined by what happened in the accident. As to the ticket- It is good that you now have your learner's permit and insurance. The fact that...Read more »
It depends upon whether you have a subrogation agreement with your insurance co. or not. If you have an insurance policy, read it. If not, call your insurance carrier. It is very possible it is your money if you did not make a claim on your on auto ins policy. It also sounds like you should...Read more »
I was the rear most vehicle in a 3 car collision. The vehicle had merged in front of me and I had little to no time to slow and make space between us before the front car brakes suddenly. I was unable to stop before colliding with the vehicle in front of me.
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