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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Do statues begin the day liabilty is determined or the day you're notified?

Does someone need to be notified of their right to file a claim & what the deadlines are before statues can begin?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 21, 2022

A Texas attorney should advise here, since statutes of limitations are governed by state law. But your question remains open for two weeks. In virtually all jurisdictions, statutes of limitations usually use the day of the accident as a reference point. A local attorney could provide specific... Read more »

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Q: My car was considered a total loss, I’m worried the other persons insurance company won’t give me enough money

How should I respond to them without getting played over by them? Or how to negotiate ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 2, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's a little difficult to cover all the important points within the brief format here. But part of your success could depend on your research. Look at used auto reference guides. Check pricing for comparable... Read more »

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Q: A semi smashed into our new 43 ft 5th wheel causing extreme damages while we were parked overnight at a Pilot Truck stop

Progressive hired an attorney ASAP because I'm an investigator & told them I knew insurance tactics. The adjuster had already low balled the damages. The 5th Wheel is under warranty & parts are in short supply. Nobody was hurt in the accident except my daughter is having nightmares... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 2, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for the stressful situation this accident has placed your family in. Unfortunately, as you have seen from your efforts, it is difficult to retain an attorney on a contingency basis when there are no... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: How to get compensation for mental issues after 2 accidents? Can I get car repaired first and seek other damages later?

Our leased car was hit by another driver who was at fault.I am already suffering from severe anxiety & physical injuries from a previous accident last year & I am getting private disability payments.I am still getting treatment from a psychiatrist,surgeons have told me to undergo major... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 19, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. In looking more closely at your description and noticing that you have an attorney, she or he would be in the best position to answer your questions.

But in general nationwide, someone could have their car repaired...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: can my Texas drivers license be suspended if I'm the owner of car but vehicle was wrecked by someone else driving

the car was bought for relative, still in my name and was supposed to have car insurance on the vehicle but found out there was none . The person driving did not have my permission to move that vehicle at all, I was not aware of any other person driving . The car had CPI insurance from the... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 12, 2022

You can loss your TDL if the other party get a judgment against you. You may need to retain a lawyer,

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Will my future surguries be covered after car accident settlement
Anwar Sadat Montgomery
Anwar Sadat Montgomery
answered on Mar 8, 2022

Generally, no. Once you settle your claim with the insurance company, you forfeit your right to seek any further compensation from them related to the accident. Instead, you and your attorney must account for the cost of any expected future medical care in your initial settlement demand. The burden... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in an accident in an not at fault August of 2020. The driver had the minimum coverage here in Texas 30k

My doctors bills take up most up but the insurance submitted a 30k check to my lawyer back in November. We are supposedly going after underinsured on my policy. Is it normal for an attorney to sit on the money like this? Bills haven't been paid or anything.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 1, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It looks like the medical providers on your case (or their insurance companies) are coming after a portion of your award in the form of liens. I'm not certain, but that is my general impression from the limited... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: 9/17/21. Chevey silv Hit 3 of our parked vehicles totaled 1. They left the seen. In closed claim

Hello on Sept 17,2021. Two of my personal vehicles and my sons truck he was test drive for the week but was in were involved in a hit and run . The driver took off and they found the vehicle a couple of streets down and 2 houses from were they live. Police report was done. Sept 20 is when I spoke... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 24, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best but your question remains open for three weeks. You could place the matter into suit, or contact an attorney to do so. You and the carrier would then proceed with the claim through the court system. If you have a denial from the carrier, that would be helpful.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Asked to see the breakdown costs of the settlement, but they said I must sign and receive the check first is this true?

Hello, so a year ago I got into a car accident, and skip forward to now, we agreed on a settlement, but the amount I’m receiving doesn’t seem right, so I asked my attorney if I could get a break down of the settlement , but he said I must sign forms and wait for the settlement to be deposited... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis
answered on Feb 9, 2022

That is not true. You should be permitted to see everything in your file at any time.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense, Collections and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: If I have met my deductible and out of pocket max due to a car accident, why is my insurance requesting I pay them back?

I was in a hit and run car accident in September resulting in severe damage to my left foot and left hand. We have met our deductible and out of pocket max with medical insurance due to the surgeries I have required. I will have to pay those again when the new year comes because I am still... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 22, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your aggravation being compounded by the demand for the repayment of cost of your medical services. Unfortunately, these situations can arise where health insurance carriers assert liens against... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: In a parking lot fender bender,do I sue 18 year old driver or his parents,owners of car?
Ard Ardalan
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Ard Ardalan
answered on Nov 16, 2021

You may need to open an insurance claim first. Open a claim with the parents' insurance company. For a lawsuit, you will need to get a lawyer involved to get the most out of the case. At 18, the driver is no longer a minor and may be sued personally. If his parents negligently entrusted the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Can a pro se case be save/re-energized by a Lawyer

My treatment and facts given in the 5th circuit court Amarillo

Division were totally ignored. Plus i knew of no case law tu associate with my case just State Statues.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear what happened here or what is meant by "saving/re-energizing" a case. One option is to see if it's possible to arrange a free initial consult to look at the file and advise of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was recently involved in an auto accident, I was hit by someone who ran a red light, then a few seconds later I was ht

Again. The issue is I had a witness 2 actually ,who spoke to officer but officer did not include their statement on report as he said he did. So I am being blamed for everything. I ended up with a crushed wrist,had a plate and 8 screws put in,still have a broke bone that was found while doing... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis
answered on Oct 10, 2021

You need to call your own automobile liability insurance carrier. They will provide a defense for you. After you do that, you can hire a plaintiff's lawyer to assert your claims for you.

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Q: Why would a settlement from an auto accident, not caused by me, have the medical bills deducted from the amount?

It was a year ago. I had to hire an attorney after realizing this couldn't be handled with just insurance companies. My car was totalled, I haven't had a car since, for some reason my GAP Ins would pay in full so now I owe Ford more money each month, I have medical bills from the... Read more »

Ard Ardalan
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Ard Ardalan
answered on Oct 6, 2021

You should contact your attorney to have him/her explain every settlement deduction, as deducting medical costs is normal practice in personal injury settlements. The medical bills were likely used to prove up your case and that is one of the types of damages that was recovered. The medical bills... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was driving my friends car and hit another car that ended up killing someone and now I’m being sued do I need a lawyer
Ard Ardalan
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Ard Ardalan
answered on Oct 6, 2021

You need to contact: (1) your insurance company, (2) your friend's insurance company, and (3) avoid speaking with anyone else about the case or posting about it on the internet. Either your insurance or your friend's will provide you with an attorney.

Disclaimer: I am not your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was at fault for an accident in the time my insurance lapsed. Now the other person's lawyer is asking for compensation

I recently moved and my insurance sent a letter to my old house saying that my policy was going to end soon. I didnt know this since I was at a new house and they didnt call nor email. During my accident I didnt stop in time at a stop light and rearended the person in front of me. I got cited for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 29, 2021

Contact an attorney in whatever state you moved from who can tell you what the law is on cancellations. Save the paperwork you got that was forwarded. Postmarks are key--sometimes, insurance companies being cheap, they hold their mail for a few days for a bulk rate. That means if the letter was... Read more »

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Q: How do I make insurance pay for a rental car?

I was in a multiple car collision and was not found at fault. The at fault insurance is refusing to pay for my rental car while parts are on backorder. They say they only pay for rental car while the car is actively being repaired. However with the missing parts the car is undriveable. I'm... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 29, 2021

First, look for a better rental deal. Secondly, get them to put in writing that they only cover it while the car is being "actively repaired." Get a letter from the dealer saying they are ready to repair except waiting for parts. Send that to them. Then contact the Consumer division of... Read more »

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Q: My husband was in a at fault car accident. Due to clerical error on the insurance side.

They where trying draft auto pay from a different form of method than I had set up. The insurance on my vehicle then lapsed 2 days before the accident. I received a letter from the adjusters stating they where covering the cost of damage and could take it to any mechanic to be fixed. A few days... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and it sounds like time is of the essence in your response. I'm very sorry for your loss. A local attorney should advise on the specific operation of Texas law, but as a general rule in most jurisdictions,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: i wasnt given any issurance information from the other person nor the cop when i feel as if the other party who hit my

vehicle actually were over the speed limit on the road and i could of made my turn if he was going the speed limit since i was already turning and about half way in the turn when he hit the breaks and swerved side to side and then hit my truck on the side which spun my 2001 chevy silverado 4x4 2500... Read more »

Doug Goyen
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Doug Goyen
answered on Sep 3, 2021

1. First, it does not matter who was at fault in an auto accident, you are entitled to get the identification and insurance information of any other drivers involved in your auto accident. The law in Texas is that drivers are required to exchange this information - regardless of who the police feel... Read more »

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Q: I got into an accident and the other driver took my license is that legal
Doug Goyen
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Doug Goyen
answered on Sep 3, 2021

If they physically kept your drivers license and did not give it back, then no - they should not keep your license. Both parties involved in an auto accident are required to exchange their identification information and insurance information - regardless of who is "at fault".... Read more »

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