I was in an car accident, i was not at fault. The other driver who was at fault was at fault cause she failed to yeild right of way. Now her insurance wants to only be liable for 60% of the outcome then there adjusters came and looked vehicle and the cost of repairs is more the what the car is... Read more »
Yes you may sue for damages because you were not at fault. The only issue I would be concerned about given the facts as laid out is whether or not you were speeding. That would be relevant because, when speeding, you forfeit the right of way you otherwise may have had. The right of way is not...Read more »
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do unless there was alcohol involved in the accident. The person is allowed to discharge (wipe out) the debt that they owe you for the accident unless it involved alcohol (DUI).
Our car was left inoperable because of a faulty speed bump. We filed a claim with the city and during the investigation process, we had to sell the car to the body shop. Does that negate our claim? We owned the car when we filed the claim.
It shouldn't automatically serve to invalidate the claim, but it could be a source of problems if the city/town/other defendant wants to inspect the vehicle to verify damages described in the claim. At this point, preserve whatever evidence you still have (vehicle photos, repair estimates, work...Read more »
Accident was august 25th. Insurance company was fighting with the towing company for two months to get my car released. It finally got released but they deemed it totaled. The estimate was only 5000 to get it fixed but the cash value of the car was almost 8000. They didn't tell me where my car was... Read more »
Under Wisconsin personal injury law, a person who's injury was caused by the negligence of another may recover that sum of money that a jury decides will fairly and reasonably compensate them for their past pain, suffering, disability and/or disfigurement. That sum includes damages related to...Read more »
If the driver / owner of the vehicle can be identified, there can be a case against the driver / owner. If the driver / owner cannot be identified, there may be an Uninsured Motorist insurance claim if this coverage was purchased by the injury victim or a resident family member. There may also be...Read more »
I believe that the LLC may be or may not be liable for injuries caused by its uninsured vehicle driven by the owner of the LLC in Wisconsin. First, whether the vehicle is insured has nothing to do with the liability question. Rather, liability for the accident and accompanying injuries is a...Read more »
You may contact the lawyer whose name appears on the paperwork regarding the judgment taken against you. You may also contact State Farm directly requesting they tell you who you need to speak with regarding a judgment taken against you. If the judgment was taken in Small Claims Court, contacting...Read more »
I am not sure what kind of lawyer I need but I was in a car accident where I did hit a car and I was not insured now progressive is suing me. I am a low income mother of 3 and i need help to make sure I am not bullied in court or getting taken advantage of.
If I assume that you are being sued in Small Claims Court for an amount of damage that does not exceed $10,000.00, I would recommend you speak with and or retain someone who practices in Small Claims Court. Having said that, you may also wish to consult with a Bankruptcy lawyer but that will depend...Read more »
Yes. You may file a claim over and above the amount of the special damages in this case, your medical bills. If for example the medical bills are $30,000.00 and the medical pay provisions of the applicable insurance policy are $25,000.00 and the liability coverage is , for example, $50,000.00,...Read more »
Without additional facts and circumstances which led or may have led to the accident in question, I am inclined to believe that you are better off taking the "failure to report an accident". The Failure To Report an Accident does not directly involve your operation of your vehicle as it is...Read more »
Can she sue even though she lied about having insurance? She's taking me to small claims for 5000 when the shop her car is at 5old me it's only $900 to fix I even bought her a car till she could get hers back and is also trying to sue for registration fees due parking tickets.
She is suing or can sue for damage to her vehicle. I don't know whether her alleged lying about insurance led you to take the vehicle such that you relied upon representations it was an insured vehicle. That notwithstanding, I don't see the relationship between her lying about insurance coverage...Read more »
Unfortunately, it appears you failed to call the Police who would have taken down the information and issued a Police Report. Nonetheless, you may want to go to the Police Department near you and report the accident so that there is an official record. If you have photographs and names of witnesses...Read more »
Last night my daughter was driving home from work. It was 9:15 pm. A car drove along side her and waved. My daughter thought she knew the passenger and waved back with her left hand. At the same moment she hit a patch of ice and spun into the passenger side just before the door. The driver insisted... Read more »
My son was driving my daughters truck. hit a pedestrian. My daughters truck was under my husband and my auto insurance. My son had his own auto insurance. This accident happened 11/29/2015. My sons auto insurance paid out the policy limits but the party that was hurt refuses to sign off my son. I... Read more »
Thank you for your question. Except in cases of medical malpractice or wrongful death, a minor has two years from the date of his or her 18th birthday to file suit. If however, the victim was an adult, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the accident or from the time s/he could...Read more »
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