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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was driving someone else's car and another vehicle hit me behind
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 31, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There was not a question included in the post, but you might be wondering about your rights here? I hope you weren't injured, but if you were, you could reach out to attorneys to discuss in greater detail. Most... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: If pain and suffering, injuries etc exceed the policy limit of the at fault persons insurance. What can I do?

Can I still sue the insurance company for more money?

Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jun 25, 2021

Typically, you cannot sue the insurance company for more than their insurance policy limits. There are one or two exceptions, but unless you have made a demand for the insurance policy limits (with a whole bunch of provisions in it), then you are probably limited to the insurance money. You can... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: Was in car accident not on insurance and seeking guidance

A couple of weeks ago I rolled into an intersection and got t boned. It was not my car and I'm not in the insurance. The insurance company contacted the provider and is threatening to sue for this. (This is what I gathered over the phone call I just had with them) this is the first car... Read more »

Doug Goyen
Doug Goyen answered on Jun 18, 2021

From the way you phrase the question, it sounds like you believe you caused the collision. You may want to go over the details with an attorney, just in case.

If you were driving someone else's vehicle:

Did you have permission to use the vehicle you were driving?

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Q: Can someone sue me if my sister(she was unlicensed) was the one who caused a accident in a car/ins under my name?

I received a demand for payment letter stating that i was liable for a car accident i wasn't even involved with my sister was the one driving the car, my insurance denied the claim and now the person is coming after me for payment. can i be taken to court for this even if i wasn't even involved?

Doug Goyen
Doug Goyen answered on Jun 14, 2021

Yes, if she was unlicensed you can possibly be responsible for "negligently entrusting" your vehicle to an unlicensed driver.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: hello, my driver license is suspended by the state because of a accident that happened 11 years ago. what do i need to d
Doug Goyen
Doug Goyen answered on Jun 3, 2021

You need to contact the Texas Department of Public Safety if this is a driver's license suspension in Texas. There is a page on their website that covers what to do in the case of an auto accident suspension due to no insurance. See:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: ConsumerAttyCase? 4 Brand new wheels & tires bought & installed 1hr later had blowout wrecked car sustained back injury

Accident on NB IH35 in Hays Cty Tires were bought & installed in San Antonio My car was the only one involved in the accident I was headed home after installation I had a blowout on driverside rear tire which spun me around and I landed against retaining wall smashed into my front passenger... Read more »

Todd Kelly
Todd Kelly answered on Jun 2, 2021

It certainly sounds like you have a valid claim against either Discount Tire, the tire manufacturer, or both. The real question in my mind is whether there were significant injuries from the crash, as these can be expensive cases to pursue.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Lady lets man w/o license nor insurance but with criminal past drive her car. 2-car wreck results. Whom do victims sue?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 23, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter nationwide, the victims would probably go after the woman (as the registrant of the vehicle) and the driver. The fact that he doesn't have insurance is irrelevant. Insurance follows the car,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: If my husband hurts or kills someone when driving drunk, can I be sued? He has own car and own insurance.

I have the papers for divorce. I am hoping he will get help. But he drinks and drives. Even though I have tried to get him to stop, he continues to do it. But I am scared one day he is going to hurt or possibly kill someone. If we are married, can the person or person's family sue me as... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 17, 2021

While I hope it never comes to this, however, if you live in a community property state and/or you jointly own assets, then it is possible that you could be made a part of a lawsuit seeking to seize assets in which you have an interest. Of course, before this occurs, there would have to be a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hi I rented a vehicle and let my cousin borrow it. While he was driving he got into an accident and fled the scene.

The plaintiff is suing me. Am I 100% liable for damages

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 22, 2021

You may be liable for negligent entrustment, depending on the circumstances. Check with your auto insurance carrier ASAP to see if they will cover this and handle the defense of the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: What could be done against former Temporary Administrator of the Estate of a deceased for making a false claim?

In an accident 30 years ago a person died but his wife survived. A wrongful lawsuit followed that resulted in surviving wife receiving compensation for death of her husband and her injuries. Surviving wife found out recently that Temporary Administrator of the Estate of deceased also received a... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 19, 2021

It has been too long for a criminal conviction because there is a 10 year period specified by the statute of limitations for theft from an estate. See: Texas Code of Criminal Procedure article 12.01(2)(A)

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hi i had a homeless man commit suicide by throwing himself infront of my truck can i sew the city fir damages against me

Happened 2 years ago

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Mar 1, 2021

The short answer is no. Because first, it's not clear that you have any damages, second, you've given no indication of why the city should be responsible for what the man did, and third, it's extremely difficult to sue government for anything, even the things they Are responsible for.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Is my son entitled to compensation if a driver hit his father (pedestrian) causing possible permanent disability.

He was paying child support and can no longer work, due to injury and possible mental capacity changes.

I am also curious if there could be any payment for my son for time missed with his father. we are looking at long time hospitalization with no visits.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Only a local attorney could advise meaningfully as to the operation of first-party benefits and the type of jurisdiction Texas is in terms of such benefits, but as a general premise, a number of different forms of money... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Confessed having sexual relations with 2 elderly women at last job nothing has happened and frud in car accidents

Confessed at 8pm central time what is happening in Oklahoma

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

It's not clear that you have a question. However as it involves some serious issues, and this is a public site, I suggest you contact an attorney who handles criminal defense in the states where you are charged or where you have concerns and do not discuss these issues on any social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My child’s father was involved in an accident with my child, can I request a copy of the police or accident report?
Thomas Young
Thomas Young answered on Feb 9, 2021

Yes, you can. However, it will be a redacted report. You would have to request it under the freedom of information act at the particular police department that took the report.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: If someone is refusing to pay for damages they did while driving my car, can i sue? Or what would be my best option?

I let someone use my car and they damaged the whole driver side. They said theyd pay for damages, but now they are giving me a hard time with getting it fixed. Refusing to pay. I have text messages stating they would pay for the damages but no other proof that they were driving.

Anwar Sadat Montgomery
Anwar Sadat Montgomery answered on Jan 27, 2021

Do you have collision insurance? As a general rule, auto insurance follows the vehicle rather than the driver. If you do have collision coverage, your best bet may be to file a claim, pay the deductible, and work out a deal (in writing) with this person to pay you back anything you had to pay out... Read more »

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Q: Hello, my granddaughter wrecked a car that was in her granddad's name, she was supposed to keep INS on it but did not.

then she got into a wreck that was her fault she rear ended a car, no one was hurt. Now my husband "her granddad" is being sued because the vehicle was in his name.

The Question is can we turn it around and put it on her since she was driving?

ALSO can we turn around... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jan 25, 2021

Unless Grandfather has insurance that will cover this, it sounds like he may be on the hook to pay the damages. Can you sue granddaughter to recover? Sure, but collecting anything is unlikely.

I suggest grandfather take the car back immediately.

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Q: Can I be sued from a car accident my daughter was involved in in another state? I don't live in the same state.

Car was registered to me but I live in a different state. Texas she lives in Washington state. I received lawsuit paperwork.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jan 25, 2021

Well, you have been sued, so I guess they can sue you. What you really want to know is whether you have any liability for the damages. Typically, if you weren't the one driving, the answer is no - you're not liable, unless they can show that you allowed someone you knew to be dangerous... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: Can a insurance claiming company claim more than a cars worth?

Can a insurance claiming company claim more than a cars worth?

Back in january of 2020 I got into a wreck with no insurance, the lady's insurance company came after me for a dent in her door and a dent in the door frame. Her car was a 1998 toyota. The insurance company is trying to... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jan 20, 2021

Her insurance company can't "charge" you at all, but they can sue you for the damages they had to pay, whatever that is. Typically, if the cost to repair the damages are more than the car is worth, they pay the value of the car. I suggest you get a release in exchange for your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Rear end accident hos. Has a lean on claim, I have medicare

Hospital said that they didn't have that information

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 27, 2020

A Texas attorney could answer best, but you await a response for two weeks. Hospitals might not have up-to-date lien information. If an attorney is representing you in this accident, it's possible they could have been placed on notice by the agency(s) asserting rights from the proceeds of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: My wife was arrested and charged with Intoxication Assault w Serious Bodily Injury (a 3rd degree felony).

Her lawyer advised it would be better to plea to Agg Assault w/ Deadly Weapon (a 2nd degree felony). Is there any sense to pleading to a higher degree felony? Probation is offered in both cases by the prosecutor.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 24, 2020

As a general rule, a second-degree felony is more serious than a third degree. However, nobody on this forum is in any position to second guess your wife's attorney. There are reasons why this could make sense, so your wife should simply ask her attorney for an explanation.

For...
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