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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: If I am sued after a car accident but have no money, what happens

I dont own anything. The only money I get is widows benefits and workmans compensation

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

If you had insurance at the time that would cover you. If you are concerned, you can file for bankruptcy. If you were not at fault you may have a claim.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for Texas on

Q: Where and how could I find the copy of a thirty year old out of court settlement resulting from a wrongful death case?

Almost thirty years ago, my husband died in a car accident in which I was badly hurt too. A wrongful death case was brought against the party responsible and eventually settled out of court. Now, the brothers of my deceased husband have filed a criminal case in another country against myself,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2019

if it was an estate then the estate would have been set up in the county where it happened. That would have shown if there were heirs.

In most states, and I believe in Texas, the spouse gets everything unless there are children. Brothers get zero. That's if there is no will. Even if there...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon (vehicle )

So I got into a fight with another individual who gave “ consent “ something like mutual combat I have proof of the consent through text message. He texted my ex telling her to bring me to the house so he could “ give me them hands “ So as we began to fight 2 other individuals jumped in and... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 6, 2019

This question is marked TEXAS so my answer below is based on Texas law. It appears that the question was asked in Georgia... if the alleged crime happened in Georgia then stop reading now because nothing below will help you.


There is no need to go down the CONSENT rabbit...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: Is it too late to sue for damage?

My vehicle was totaled last year while parked at a tire shop, the driver involved allegedly fell asleep while driving. He totaled my car and some other vehicles that was parked. The driver does not have an insurance and not listed in his parent's car. My car was in pristine condition & was fully... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

I believe the statute of limitations for damage to property is two years. Contact your insurance because they may sue him in "subrogation,"

and would include an amount that covers your deductible.

But first I'd ask him to pay you and see if he agrees. If not you can report that to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: Hit & run accident, other driver had no insurance, he hasn't been caught yet. My car was totaled, what can I do?

I was involved in a hit and run accident. We were able to get the license plate # from a witness but the police haven't been able to find him yet. The license plate shows no insurance on that vehicle. My car was totaled. My uninsured motorist insurance is paying but I still have to buy a new... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jul 25, 2019

We handle cases like these but only if you are injured. If you are injured give us a call and we can explain the process and options after obtaining additional info from you. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Texas on

Q: I worked for car dealer and they let me use the cars in the lot. On Sunday I got hit, little damage

on the right front fender (I was not a the scene,found it like that). I got fired and now he wants to withhold my commission from a two car sales last week? If this is legal, how can I make sure he is not overcharging for the repair and adding extras to the damage?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles employment matters. It's not legal to withhold pay. If the fender damage was not your fault tell him his dealer insurance should cover.

If fired you can collect unemployment as you would contest his saying it's for "good cause"...
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Q: Is there one honest attorney out there who will take my accident case, that has been in court filings for over 2 years?

I am very disappointed in the legal system, at this time. I know there are some good attorneys out there, but I only find the bad ones. Three generations of my family were badly injured in an accident over 4 years ago, and several lawyers have tossed the case around, then handed it back to us. We... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2019

Houston has many excellent and honest attorneys, and I've worked with some of them on maritime and other cases. Your fundamental problem may not be finding an honest attorney - there is no shortage of fine attorneys in Houston. You mention going through several attorneys in a case that appears to... Read more »

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Q: Been sued for car insurance accident

2years ago, March 2017, I was trying to move my things so a friend of mine who stayed in same apartment approached me with a plan to help me out with cash to rent a truck to move and will also run into his car so he can claim insurance money from the truck company and give me part of it. I ran into... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

First, ask the website to take this down. You have hopefully mis written what is there. You need to speak to an attorney who handles criminal matters because while you have a defense to the civil claim, that defense has implications for other matters. Do not mention this in emails to friends (not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on

Q: friend got a citation for no license in my car. They used my insurance. Will my parents find out? Or will my rate go up?

Insurance under parents

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 12, 2019

Was there a crash? If not no problem. Even if there was, I don't see a problem under most scenarios. Rates only go up if the driver is at fault in causing the collision, if there was one. The question of fault has nothing to do with the license.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: Do I have to accept what the insurance company is offering to replace my truck?

I was involved in a MVC on 5/9/19. It involved 5 vehicles with my vehicle being in the middle. The vehicle that caused the accident was a moving truck with a trailer. It took over a week before their insurance company would authorize me to get a rental. Because when the person that caused the... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on May 22, 2019

They should pay for your towing bill as well. But, you could have determined the FMV of your vehicle and counteroffered the company and possibly been able to get some money in your pocket for a down payment. Good luck to you and we hope that you were not injured in the accident.

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Q: If i was involved in a accident hit and run and filed a police report and then i get a warrant for that hit and run?

Filed a police report and never did hear back? But then I get a warrant for that hit and run?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 30, 2019

Leaving the scene is a serious offense so even if you have a clear defense it's best to get a consultation from a lawyer who handles traffic cases in the county where the case will be heard.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Small Claims and Products Liability for Texas on

Q: Who is liable for repair costs of my truck that caught fire from lithium battery?

My truck caught fire while I was driving. Firefighters informed me the cause of fire began from weed eater Ryobi 18v lithium battery in the bed of my truck. I purchased from Home Depot. I have been advised by Ryobi employee to file an insurance claim with my car insurance. I would prefer not to do... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 26, 2019

As you didn't cause the claim and as they would have a "subrogation claim" your rates shouldn't go up.

You want your vehicle fixed or totaled. Don't worry about your company.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: can power of attorney be appointed to a lawyer by the spouse of someone who is already in a coma.

How can a spouse have enough power to grant power of attorney to a lawyer on behalf of their comatose spouse, if they can't get power of attorney themselves??

Ross Diamond III answered on Apr 15, 2019

A power of attorney by a comatose person would be invalid.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on

Q: I unfortunately was in a 3 car head on collision. I was Injured beyound repair. 3 attorneys later 0 action. I’m livid.?

Each Accepted case/ yet did absolutely nothing. I feel I been duped. Hoodwinked by GREAT FRAUDULENT INTERNET ADS. Injury happened nov 23 2017. Now on 3rd attorny and I visited and 2 promises WERE MADE as all paperwork I supplied, from a lil girl that at least gathered 2 inches thick ON A PLATTER,... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen answered on Apr 15, 2019

I am sorry to hear about your experience. Like any profession, there are good attorneys and bad attorneys. Without knowing the situation, I cannot promise you that I can help you, however, I am happy to review your case and let you know. I will not give you false promises. Good news or bad news,... Read more »

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Q: I was a pedestrian hit by car that fled. I know there were no damages they saying there are how do i prove it?

I was in front of walmart leaving the store when car hit did not yield and struck me and fled the scene. they say there are $973 in damages to the car when i did not hit it very hard and know there were none. Charged with failure to yield right of way. How do i prove no damages. claim keeps getting... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 1, 2019

If you were hurt and have substantial medical bills you should pursue your case by retaining an attorney with your proof.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: I was trying to make a uturn into a 3 lane which I had no stop sign. I needed to get to the far bottom left lane.

There was driver waiting at a stop sign trying to turn into the same lane. Does that person yield to me? Also can that person get in trouble for purposely trying to brake check me and hit me?

Daniel John Christensen answered on Apr 1, 2019

In general, if one driver has a traffic control device and the other does not, the driver without the traffic control device has the right of way. It is difficult for me to advise you on your specific situation with the facts given. Please call us and we can see if we can help you. 512-888-9999.

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Q: If I was involved in crash and I left my drivers license in the car. And the officer obtained the drivers license.

Without my consent. Did the officer violate my 4th amendment. Or is he allowed to get in the vehicle because it is an active seen

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

It's an abandoned vehicle and as long as he didn't have to break in he can get the license--it was a crash, he needs to do his investigation. Focus on the big issues--if you are at fault, focussing on whether the officer could have /should have gotten your license isn't a useful use of your time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on

Q: . The family is looking for help to get his murderer(s) brought to justice. What can we do? She also is his beneficiary

We believe my brother in law was murdered. Our local cops had him have done a horrible job and now haven't even tried to arrest the woman who at least fled the scene of the crime. They want to give the woman 2 to 10 yrs and if it murder it should be a higher charge and way longer sentence. She is... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 7, 2019

If a beneficiary on a life insurance policy is found guilty of murder of the insured, she/he will not receive the proceeds of the policy. You will have to talk with the DA assigned to the case regarding prosecution. Sorry for your loss.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: young lady backed into me at sonic. denies it. have film footage from sonic cameras showing accident.

what kind of attorney would handle this? with the film footage it should be straight forward. and quickly resolved.

Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 3, 2019

A personal injury/car accident attorney who has handled property damage claims should be able to handle this.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: What do I do if my airbags did not deploy in two separate high impact accidents in my truck?

I have been in two car accidents in my truck in the last 3 months. The first one was when I hit a deer going around 60 mph, and the second was a collision with another vehicle yesterday. It seems to me like the airbags should have deployed given the high impact and speed of both accidents.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 18, 2019

If your injuries are very serious and the airbags should have deployed then it may be a claim worth pursuing. But, your injuries would have to be indistinguishable from those that would have occurred in the first place.

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