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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Q: In Texas 12-20-2019 I had a rental car for an extended time because my car was waiting on parts. We were legally stopped

We were rear ended at about 50 mph. I was a passenger and wife was driving. I was injured with severe pre-existing back injury 10 been ated discs from last rear-ended and was listed as inoperable back then!

Girl that hit us was driving mommies car and listed as excluded from policy and was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 17, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Are you certain the driver was listed as excluded from policy, or was it that she was not included? Was she in the same household? What you describe is a severe accident if your approximation of speed is accurate. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Collections for Texas on
Q: I'm not happy at all with the low settlement offer from attorney.options?

I was in an accident where they had it closed down to one lane of traffic and the concrete arm off of a Mack truck swing out in front of us and busted through the windshield it could have killed us if we had been going fast enough which I feel like is a major mess up on their end the guys already... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 12, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Your post raises many issues and could be too involved for a simple response such as "do this," or "do that." As a GENERAL matter, it is possible that what you describe could result in a lien on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Is my school liable to damage to my car due to negligence on their behalf?

I attend a small private school and they have the students park in a parking garage. However, whenever it rains they sometimes move the gym class and will have it take place in the garage. Normally there is not issues but today, they decided that it was going to be a good idea to play dodge ball... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 12, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on whether there are property damage disclaimers the school has in effect for staff cars parked on the premises. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: My vehicle was damaged by another driver backing out of a parking lot and now I'm suing, what can I do?

I was driving through a parking lot and a driver backed out whilst I was behind his vehicle and dented my fender. He claimed that he did not hit me to his insurance so they said it was a he said/she said since there was no damage to his vehicle. I have a third party witness that saw the incident... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 9, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, it sounds like you prepared extensively to make your case. You took the effort to obtain the statement of a witness. Something to think about (if it is still available) could be an surveillance... Read more »

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Q: I let someone use my truck and they never brought it back i cant afford the payment what will happen if i quit paying?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general premise in such finance plans, the debtor (you in this case) usually remains liable for continuing to make monthly payments. In most jurisdictions, one possibility is that they could repossess the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Contracts for Texas on
Q: I have free oil changes on my car and now they saying I have to pay why

A friend of mine purchase a new car from the same place a year later and he still get free oil changes

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2020

A Texas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a month. One possibility is that the facility had entered into a different type of agreement with the other person than they did with you. Another possibility is that the program was good for a set period of time - your program... Read more »

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Q: Is the vehicle owner liable instead of driver in Texas? Can the owner be sued?

Driver was not the registered owner. A claim was then filed against her insurance company after the accident. She provided her insurance information to me. Her insurance declined the claim. The Insurance do not provide liability coverage for any person for that person's liability arising... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis answered on Oct 4, 2020

In theory, an injured Plaintiff might sue the owner of a car even if the owner was not driving under a cause of action for "negligent entrustment."

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Q: I’m about to go to boot camp but I have a pending civil court case for a car accident. Will I be able to go to BC?

Does boot camp qualify the trial to be put on “stay” status?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2020

A Texas attorney should advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a Texas attorney with time looming, you could check with the judge's clerk on your case. Based on your description, it sounds like a note of issue has been filed and that you may be... Read more »

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Q: Car accident lawsuit defense

I was involved in my car accident. Other truck driver with trailer was on phone and came in front of my car suddenly without any flasher or other sign/indicator. It has resulted more damage to my car. Other truck trailer got minor damage. Driver was fine, no visual injury. Insurance parties had... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks, and time is of the essence in your response to the summons and complaint. I hope you are okay. Without knowing more details, as a general premise, you should contact your insurance carrier and turn over all... Read more »

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Q: My wife was rear ended last week, the other driver did have insurance and they are saying our car is a total loss.

But they are not offering us what we feel is right. If we take their offer we will still have to come up with $200 to pay off our loan. We feel that they should at least pay off the old car and give us enough for a down payment on another car. Do we have any recourse here?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 30, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, this is a common situation in total loss declarations. A local attorney might be able to identify additional options under state law. But as a general premise applied in these settings nationwide,... Read more »

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