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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can I seek more compensation after verbally accepting a settlement offer?

I was on a test drive in a car and someone pulled out infront of me . Their insurance has accepted full liability. They called and made me an offer to settle. I accepted verbally but have yet to sign anything. Can I rescind the offer and seek more compensation even though I did agree verbally?... View More

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answered on Jun 25, 2024

It is possible that you could withdraw your acceptance, but it depends on several factors. How much time had passed between the time the incident occurred and the time the offer was made to you? Were you injured as a result of their insured driver, and if so, did you or were you seeking the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Can a motion to settle be filed in a bus accident case.
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 25, 2024

What is a "motion to settle"?

Perhaps you mean a motion to dismiss pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement?

The parties to a case can always settle. In fact, most cases end in settlement between the parties. Sometimes, mediation is used as an ADR method to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I am in Texas--my wife was sideswiped --their insurance says she is 50% responsible. Our camera indicates he is at fault

We have liability only. Camera is hanging on loosely bc of sun--so it is swinging--but you can see by the stripes of the street she is stationary. They say she moved into lane and also say the camera shows she is stopped partially in the other lane--I think that's just the positioning of... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 13, 2024

An insurance company does not make "rulings." Its position may be that your wife is 50% responsible, but that is not a "ruling." If the amount in controversy is less than $20,000, you can sue the other driver in small claims court to secure a court ruling allocating the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I am in Texas--my wife was sideswiped --their insurance says she is 50% responsible. Our camera indicates he is at fault

We have liability only. Camera is hanging on loosely bc of sun--so it is swinging--but you can see by the stripes of the street she is stationary. They say she moved into lane and also say the camera shows she is stopped partially in the other lane--I think that's just the positioning of... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2024

You may be able to do small claims, depending on the PD figure and the limit in Texas small claims. I hope your wife is okay. Since the claim does not appear to involve bodily injury, you could decide if the size of the property damage claim justifies having an expert look at the film to offer an... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I live in TX and was injured in a car accident. Insurance is paying 50000. How much can my attorney take? And his Dr's?

There was no trial or anything however they have been denying me treatment since March. My neck and back are seriously hurt. I am only 42 and I dont trust my attorney, even though he got policy limits. I will have to live on this and pursue a personal claim which he won't do. I am now... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 10, 2024

Generally speaking, a PI attorney can suggest doctor referrals to a client but those doctors are the client's doctors, not the attorney's doctors. PI attorneys sometimes do so because those doctors will accept letters of protection (LOPs) pursuant to which they will provide treatment to... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I live in TX and was injured in a car accident. Insurance is paying 50000. How much can my attorney take? And his Dr's?

There was no trial or anything however they have been denying me treatment since March. My neck and back are seriously hurt. I am only 42 and I dont trust my attorney, even though he got policy limits. I will have to live on this and pursue a personal claim which he won't do. I am now... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2024

The best way to answer your question is to check the retainer you have with your attorney. Attorney fees are usually a percentage in personal injury cases. Nationwide, one-third is commonly used by many firms, with some charging a higher percentage if a matter is placed into suit. You mention that... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can a lawyer change the settlement amounts based on the policy holder requesting an even split amongst passengers?

Three passengers injured in car accident. Insurance pays the 60k limit. Policyholder now upset that the other passengers are getting a bigger settlement based on their injuries. So policyholder now requests an even split amongst passengers no matter the extent of their injuries or medical... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 28, 2024

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the other passengers sustained more serious injuries, they're supposed to receive larger awards. That's what bodily injury awards are based on - severity of injuries. They also depend on liability, but... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Need advice on an accident from 2 years ago.

Got in an accident about 2 years where I hit a motorcyclist when I was turning right into a parking lot from a median. He said he was fine after the incident but and left before the cops were called. Insurance paid him money after the fact and now 2 years later he is filing for bodily harm. Just... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 16, 2024

If you had motor vehicle liability insurance at the time of the collision, you need to tender the lawsuit to you insurance company and request that it defend you in the lawsuit.

If you did not have insurance at the time, you need to promptly hire an attorney to timely file an answer on your...
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Q: Back in March I had an accident in the company vehicle and the other driver has filed a suit against me and the company

I was served court papers last Wednesday and it says I have 20 days to respond do I need legal counsel and how much would it cost

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 8, 2024

If you or the company have insurance, you should immediately make a claim, send a copy of the suit that has been filed against you to the insurance company, and ask the insurance company to defend you.

If you do not have available insurance coverage, you likely need an attorney to defend...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: This is regarding my auto collision claim with my Insurance Provider.

This is regarding my auto collision claim with my Insurance Provider.

On 02/21/24, my Toyota RAV4 hit a deer and caused major damage to my car. My insurance provider is Geico.

I have been advised to take my car to the "Geico Express Facility" Body Shop. I left my car... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 6, 2024

I would ascertain what part is "on order," when it was ordered, and where it is coming from. If the part is genuinely "on order," it is unlikely you have a claim against GEICO or the body shop as it is not their fault that the part needed to repair your vehicle has not yet... View More

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Q: A civil citation states we were negligent owners in an accident, but we sold the vehicle. How can we be removed?

We have the bill of sale and registered the sale with the DMV. How can we go about being removed as defendants in this case? Case is in Harris County, Texas

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 24, 2024

Ask the lawyer defending you in the accident case to file a traditional motion for summary judgment asserting that you were not the owners of the vehicle at the time of the accident. You can attach the bill of sale and registration as summary judgment evidence.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I have a question, about money I get every month from a settlement from my dad passing away in a two 18-wheeler accident

I was 11-12 years old and my mom was the one who made the decisions on when I get my money and how much I’m able to get at a certain period of time. And now that I’m an adult I think that’s it’s now my choice to change how I receive that money.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 1, 2024

If the settlement agreement gives you the choice on how to get the money now that you are an adult, follow the terms of the settlement agreement as it pertains to notifying whomever is holding the money for your benefit. Since this is not a typical situation, it will depend on what the exact... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I have a question, about money I get every month from a settlement from my dad passing away in a two 18-wheeler accident

I was 11-12 years old and my mom was the one who made the decisions on when I get my money and how much I’m able to get at a certain period of time. And now that I’m an adult I think that’s it’s now my choice to change how I receive that money.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 6, 2024

I'm sorry about the loss of your dad. See if the attorney who handled the matter could go through the settlement agreement terms with you. Since you were 11 or 12 when this happened, the attorney representing you probably had to go through a special proceeding (infant comp order, or similarly... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I have a question, about money I get every month from a settlement from my dad passing away in a two 18-wheeler accident

I was 11-12 years old and my mom was the one who made the decisions on when I get my money and how much I’m able to get at a certain period of time. And now that I’m an adult I think that’s it’s now my choice to change how I receive that money.

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father and the circumstances surrounding it. Regarding the settlement money, the specifics of how and when you can access the funds may depend on several factors:

1. The terms of the settlement agreement

2. The type of account the money...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My husband was in a car accident this morning around 5 am. It was foggy and a dear jumped out in front of him. He swerve
Jared Perkins
Jared Perkins
answered on Mar 21, 2024

Take pictures of the damage and report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Generally speaking, most polices, if not all, have a requirement in the policy to timely report the claim and to cooperate with any investigation. Failure to do so may cause your insurance to deny... View More

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Q: I recently bought a car and hour later I was tboned. I hadn't had time to put the title in my name yet. I have the titl

E and bill of sale. The former owner is filed and insurance claim stating she deserved the money even though she sold the car to me before the accident. Is she right can she do that or is this insurance fraud.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 11, 2024

Because the car was sold to you before the accident, it is unlikely that the former owner's insurance company will honor her claim.

Your insurance company should honor your claim if you timely register the vehicle in your name (you have thirty days) and timely notified your insurance...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I recently bought a car and hour later I was tboned. I hadn't had time to put the title in my name yet. I have the titl

E and bill of sale. The former owner is filed and insurance claim stating she deserved the money even though she sold the car to me before the accident. Is she right can she do that or is this insurance fraud.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 1, 2024

More important than the title can be the registration and insurance arrangements made. It could time to get titles in some cases, but registration and insurance arrangements could be coordinated with the transaction - those are more important than the official title materializing. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: How can I get a suspended license for a lien taken off of me? I can't get another DL in another state correct?

I was told to do an SR-88 but how can I lower the payment? It's also accruing interest which to me is ridiculous! I need suggestions. TIA

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answered on Feb 1, 2024

To address a suspended license due to a lien, you'll typically need to satisfy the underlying debt or resolve the issue causing the suspension. Initiating an SR-88 form, also known as a Petition for Reinstatement of Driver's License, is a common step in this process. This form allows you... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: How can I get a suspended license for a lien taken off of me? I can't get another DL in another state correct?

I was told to do an SR-88 but how can I lower the payment? It's also accruing interest which to me is ridiculous! I need suggestions. TIA

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

To address a suspended license due to a lien and prevent it from affecting your ability to obtain a driver's license in another state, it's crucial to directly engage with the agency or court that issued the lien. They can provide specific guidance on your situation and the steps needed... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: I'm looking for a Lord to Sue my Insurance Company. Because on december twenty first I was in an accident and they

Denied my insurance claim on December 21st I was in car accident to make a long story. They wanted me to pay $2000 that put me homeless. I have no money right now. And the work that we needed to be done on my car. Hamp it on the side that the action is happening. And a refuse that 9 to 2 times... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 9, 2024

I'm sorry for the ordeal resulting from your accident. You could look into whether it's possible to line up a free initial consult. Your brief post doesn't mention injuries. Whether your matter involves property damages only, or property damages and bodily injury, that could make a... View More

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