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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: My lawyers filed a lawsuit for UIM claim and the insurance company is passed the deadline by 15 days to respond.

What should my lawyer be doing to resolve this matter. The para legal said they did receive an email from the defense attorney to discuss the lawsuit before the deadline but she said she is working with my lawyers to figure out what is going on. Are my lawyers just being negligent, shouldnt they... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 25, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In all fairness to your attorney, they may be working toward trying to discuss the claim. You mention the paralegal receiving an email from defense attorney. Based on these brief facts, no one here could say and no... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in an accident a couple of months ago and Noone was hurt it was caused by someone jacking up on her break

There was Noone in front of her she admitted it was her second accident in two months it caused 4 of us to be in this accident the person I hit wasn't hurt and had minimum damage now she's suing for 1 million dollars what can I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 24, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The fact that it was her second accident in two months isn't really relevant. The short answer is that you take the papers you were served with and present them to your insurance carrier. They should assign... Read more »

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Q: On June 24 2021 I was involved in a vehicle accident. Not my fault. I was in a company truck. 2000$ laptop broke.

2 vehicles got into a collision causing one of them to jump a median and hit me. I was rolled 3 time and my 2000$ laptop was broken. Geico is the insurance of both other parties. My company doesn't cover personal property damage. And gieco is giving me the run around. What can I do to get... Read more »

Arturo C. Aguilar
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answered on Aug 20, 2022

This one is pretty easy. You need to use the person at fault and their insurance will kick in and is required to pay your personal injuries and property damage, which includes your computer. Call me for more information. 713-992-1104

Mind you, you have to file suit within two years. You are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was involved in a wreck. after 9 weeks I found out I was not at fault.

I had purchased insurance that covers my car only through my dealership(DS). they told me they would be in contact with the insurance company to get the repairs taken care of (they do some in-house repairs and what not) I requested a bill for the impound fees, the car was towed after the wreck 458... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Yes, you have some legal remedies and at this point in time I think you should consult with an accident/injury lawyer to guide you through this process, especially if you have physical injuries. Most accident/injury lawyers will provide a free consul so please take a few of them up on it and then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Car accident

I was invoiced in a car accident July 16,2020. Insurance didn’t settle with plaintiff because I said he hit my car. I have pictures of my car and videos of intersections. Fast forward 2022 this same guy if trying to sue my friend for 250000. Because my car was on his policy. My friend was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Your friend should turn the summons and complaint over to his insurance carrier. If he is their policyholder, they will investigate the accident and make a determination on liability and their obligation to defend. In... Read more »

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
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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