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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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Can the liable party of an accident personally close a claim made on them after they are found liable?

I was rear ended and went through the liable parties insurance. After a few weeks, he was found liable and I obtained the incident report which corroborates my story as well as supports my statement that he was, "inattentive." I was texted by the liable party stating that he has closed the claim... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 17, 2019

You can still submit your damages to his or her insurance company for direct payment. There may be supplemental repairs to your vehicle so it is best to let the insurance company deal with it. Sometimes, these repairs are really costly and some damages are not seen until they begin repairing it.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: If they say it was my fault being hit by a car will that effect my settlement
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 13, 2019

Yes you may not be able to recover at all if you’re more than 50 percent at fault. You should get an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I bought a car from a used car lot that sales highend cars. I bought a 2008 honda civic. The car had no fuse to the

Airbags. They never let me know this or that it had a recall on it for the airbags. It somehow passed inspection though. Anyway my girlfriend and myself were both injured. The insurance people wont call me back. 2 honda dealers said it should be totaled and anther gave an initial estemate alot... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Jan 7, 2019

You have a potential claim for your injuries. It will be important to not lose possession or access to the vehicle. If you would like our help, please call our office at 512-888-9999 for guidance.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Would I be able to sue for wrongful death? My mother was the passenger in a car accident.
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 23, 2018

Sorry for the loss of you mother. You may have a wrongful death claim and also a survivor's claim. Was your mother married at the time of her death? How old are you? There are deadlines that have to be followed in order to recover as well.If you would like us to evaluate this claim for you feel... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Why is a a trial date set in a personal injury lawsuit, if they’ve been offered policy limits?

I have no assets, liability is not an issue, there were no serious injuries, so I’m a little confused as to why they choose to continue on with this. I’ve said since day one, the accident was my fault, she was not seriously injured, yet she chooses to get a lawyer and go on with this nonsense,... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 14, 2018

Sadly, it’s often your insurance company that may not be providing the plaintiff with full disclosure that indeed the amount being offered is the policy limit. Also, for the policy limits to be offered there were probably some serious injury there. Communicating with your insurance company’s... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: I was involved in truck wreck on Halloween evening 2018.

I was involved in truck wreck on Halloween evening 2018. I was driving my friends company vehicle when another driver failed to yield to right of way and stop sign and pulled out infront of us. I am an Independent contractor for a firm here in Odessa and have not been able to go back to work. I do... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 6, 2018

You need to get right on it and begin investigation on the details of this accident. But, your delay in seeking medical treatment may devalue your case. We do handle these cases and can get you to a doctor asap. It does not matter that you do not have health insurance if the other responsible... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Liberty Mutual Insurance just totaled my vehicle, but I believe my car is worth more. What can I do?
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 4, 2018

If you believe that your vehicle is worth more then we would negotiate for the higher amount. We would do our own evaluation with your input. First, make sure that you have exhausted all options. We represent those who are injured and have for many years so if you have any more questions please... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: What are my options with my sons father who has never been in his life wants part of the settlement for my sons death
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 2, 2018

This may be of some help:

Sec. 71.004. BENEFITTING FROM AND BRINGING ACTION. (a) An action to recover damages as provided by this subchapter is for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased.

(b) The surviving spouse, children, and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Can someone in us take legal action for something that happened in mexico?

A person crashed me in juarez mx and the insurance she gave me was not valid what legal action can i take?

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 28, 2018

You need to hire a lawyer in Mexico where it occurred for a proper answer. Laws differ in Mexico and the United States.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Need help with a hit and run case but with no personal injury just total loss of my vehicle.

I was the victim of a hit and run which resulted in my only vehicle being flipped and totaled but there was no major personal injury so Ive been unable to find a lawyer to help me get compensation outside the car insurance company. The person was found and yes we are currently working with their... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 21, 2018

Based on the severity of the accident it is highly unusual for their not to be any injuries sustained. So, therefore you are highly blessed. But, sometimes a lot of folks don't feel the pains and discomforts right away immediately after an accident and I would suggest that you get checked out and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: What's a "reasonable time" to report a car accident to the insurance company?
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 21, 2018

There is no set guidelines on what a reasonable amount of time to report the accident to the insurance company. Read your policy for guidance and if you need a copy of it get it from your agent. It may provide you with some details. This answer assumes that you are the policyholder and that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: When it comes to dash cams and posting accidents to YouTube

When it comes to dash cams and posting accidents to YouTube, if the dash cam belongs to the driver but the driver is in a company vehicle; does the driver need the vehicle owners permission to post the accident on the internet/YouTube?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 8, 2018

The company could have terms and conditions restricting disclosure of such information. Even if the dash cam belongs to an individual, its information involves the company.

Tim Akpinar

9 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My son was killed by a semitruck driver who was on the job when he ran a stoplight. Do I sue the driver, the truck's

owner, or the truck company the driver worked for? Can I sue all three?

Gregory S Baumgartner
Gregory S Baumgartner answered on Oct 29, 2018

Proper defendants usually are the truck driver and the trucking company. Others can be a potential defendant, depending on the facts, like the maintenance company (if the truck is improperly maintained) or the leasing company in some circumstances. I am sorry for your loss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I

I was backed into on domino's parking lot by a delivery driver. Domino's took care of the medical bills but is saying to me as of today they aren't obligated today me lost wages know that it wrong I looked. I needn't money.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 11, 2018

You have a claim for your injuries and lost wages. Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn for the County where it happened. They give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I got in a car accident while rushing my pregnant wife to the hospital.

Are there any exceptions to negligence laws for emergencies like that?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 8, 2018

Congratulations! I answered a similar question. Generally, no exception. If the ambulance service or hospital said for you to bring her then you have a defense. If she was oK but then had contractions in the car and was having them when you were stopped, you can claim it was a sudden emergency.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hello, a car cut me off and i hit him from the back. nothing major. I signaled for him to follow me but he left

He called the police and gave them my plate. I filed the report this morning

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 8, 2018

Turn it over to your insurance. Be guided by them. If there was a camera at the intersection go to see if it covers that part. If there was a camera at a business across from where it happened that was pointing toward the street see if it caught it. Otherwise, you get cited plead not guilty. If you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Lights green car breaks to fast for me hit them .going 5 mph they said i got a citation but didnt sign anything

They both hopped out fast and normal wouldn't give me their insurance til cop came

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 8, 2018

The description doesn't tell me anything-- you had a green light? They did? Someone is going 5 mph?

Anyone can say anyone got a citation. Not sure who "they" are.

Assuming it's the other insurance, they often give a baloney statement.

If you were hurt, contact a member of...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I need a lawyer regarding a car accident in tx
Donivan Flowers
Donivan Flowers answered on Oct 3, 2018

Most car accident lawyers give free consultations. If your car wreck occurred in the Houston area, there are a LOT of options. Find someone you feel comfortable with and you feel you can trust and have good communication with. Find someone who has good reviews. And ask any prospective lawyer about... Read more »

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