I was in an accident in Morristown TN and received a due care ticket. A car was behind my trailer and I could not see him in my mirrors when I backed up. If I can prove the vehicle has been repaired and the police officer and other party do not contest, will a judge dismiss the ticket as long as... Read more »
If you or your insurance paid for the other vehicle's repairs, then get a paid in full receipt from them. At Court this will help getting the Failure To Exercise Due Care Citation dismissed. More than likely noone opposing you will show up at Court. Even if they do, be respectful to the Court...Read more »
A Tennessee attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. If you were not hurt, you do not receive money. That's the simple answer. If you were not hurt but were driving your vehicle, and the other vehicle was liable, you could have the right to bring a claim for...Read more »
I am unfamiliar with the traffic laws of TN and have never been to court before. It was for running a stop sign. I am not being sued and neither car was totaled. Please let me know if it is required to have a lawyer. If not, why would I need to get one if it is not required for me to have one... Read more »
Being liable for tort damages is one thing. But the amount of damages is another. If you were sued then hire a competent attorney to represent you, to at least lessen the amount of damages. That judgment might follow you to Georgia.
If the car had insurance then the claim can be turned into the owner's insurance company. Also make sure your company is aware of the loss. If you have insurance the claim can either be handled under your uninsured/ underinsured motorist coverage- or if you have full coverage then your company...Read more »
The other driver's insurance is not required to advance or pay your medical bills at this point. Some adjustors will as a courtesy- but again not required to and often times not done- so don't take that as a reflection that the insurer is denying fault or that the insurer is taking some negative...Read more »
Got rear ended but I figured everything was ok and I told the other driver I didn’t want to file a report. But they offered to fix scratches out of pocket. I didn’t take pictures or file a report but now I would rather go through her insurance. I have her name and number that’s it. Can I... Read more »
You can. Hopefully you have the person's name and contact information. If they don't return your call and you don't have their insurance information you should send them a letter asking for them to contact you. If that doesn't work there are some other steps. But let's see if this works. If...Read more »
Better but the problem is it won't cover you for the damage to the other vehicle. If there was no damage to someone else not a problem. If you were hurt and it's not your fault, contact a member of the Tenn. Assn for Justice in the county where it happened--they give free consults.
Dodged a deer, got stuck in ditch. Didn't call the police. No one was hurt, truck not damaged. No property damage. Stayed 3 hrs trying to get several ppl to pull it out, but no one could. A neighbor said that in the morning her husband coukd pull it out with a tractor. So we all went home. The... Read more »
You probably committed the charged offense. But a General Sessions Judge might Dismiss it. But you will still have to pay for the impoundment fee and maybe other costs. If he finds you guilty, it should not affect your License, and if it does, demand a DOS Hearing.
If I am understanding you correctly, your car was totaled in an accident. Your car was financed and you are wondering if after the accident you continue to be responsible for the payments for the vehicle.
You would still be responsible under your contract for purchase. Whoever is...Read more »
Nafa all I want is my 2003 Acura put back the way it was. Geico is claiming a total loss because it needs a rear quarter panel. Based on the condition of the vehicle prior to this accident it was valued at $5K.
It's their choice to give you either the total loss value or cost of fixing. If you say it's valued at 5k then your argument is that their total loss value is incorrect. If you were hurt I suggest you contact a member of the Tenn. Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
At the time and basically haven't recovered due to a brain injury suffered in the accident. My question is then, are there cases where lawsuits can be filed after the 1-year statute of limitations? Is anything from the car wreck considered in the judgment? Or is it an absolute that you have to... Read more »
Unfortunately the only thing that can sometimes void it is some type of latent injury (and that may not) or fraudulent concealment to avoid service (which presumes you tried suing them). Call a lawyer or two to see--most members of the Tenn Assn for Justice give free consults.
The Accident Report is inadmissible in evidence, but insurance companies will usually act in accordance with them. You need to photograph any evidence on th e roadway/emergency lane such as skid marks prior to them disappearing. And yes you can still sue for your property damages, but it will be...Read more »
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...Read more »
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