One year ago my daughter and grandson were in an accident.
One year ago my daughter and grandson were in an accident. He was driving on a permit, made a left turn on a flashing green and was hit by a truck coming from the other direction. The truck hit them so hard there car was turned completely facing the other direction. He made no attempt to slow down, no skid marks, could have gone into the lane on his left but did not. My grandson was taken to a local hospital, minor injuries, got ticket for failing to yield. My daughter had to be cut out of her car, police blocked intersection so a helicopter could land to pick her up. She was flown to Cape Girardeau, Mo. and from there to St. Louis Barnes. Among other injuries her pelvis was badly broken, had surgery later that morning. After two weeks was transferred by ambulance to Herrin, Il. for rehab. She came home two weeks later in a wheelchair. She still walks with a limp, her leg is one inch shorter than the other, and she is in constant pain. The truck driver was not injured and very small damage to his truck, did not go to hospital for treatment nor did his passengers. Now my grandson , now eighteen, received notification that he is to pay $16,995.00 to the Secretary of State or his license will be suspended as of November 11,2016. My daughters car was smashed, so totaled, she can't work, and they live in housing. My grandson is an A student with several offers from colleges for next fall, but now has this hanging over him. Is there anything at all that we can do ?JA: License regulations vary from place to place, so can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: What do you mean by anything?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The only other thing was his permit had expired two days before the accident, but the police officers said nothing about that, and no ticket was issued for that.
I got into a car accident on my learners permit and I don't
I got into a car accident on my learners permit and I don't ha e insurance and I have to go to court what might happen?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: Ohio and a 2004JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No it just happened todayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I was told I caused it because I was to close so when the car in front of me stopped I didn't have time to and it hit another car
My son received a traffic citation in County Colorado. He is
My son received a traffic citation in Douglas County Colorado. He is 18 yrs old and was driving a car registered to me.The officer made my son sign something and then gave him a physical paper that has my name on the ticket, my name as the registered owner of the vehicle and this copy has no signatures on it.There is no mention of my son's name anywhere on this paper and it is requesting a court appearance on August 3rd.Is this correct or did the officer make a big mistake or error when writing the ticket.Thank you, Briant.
On may 9th in bumper to bumper traffic in my 2015 cadilac
On may 9th in bumper to bumper traffic in my 2015 cadilac ATS. My foot slipped off the braake and it the gas pedal. I hit the back of an 18 wheeler no damagge to his truck. No injuries. The PA state trooper took the report and said by law I have to charge you with Careless drivingJA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: pennJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
I just got a Dui in Pa yesterday. Is my license still valid
I just got a Dui in Pa yesterday. Is my license still valid until I go to court. My bac was high .24 I believe. Will I be eligible for ARM? How soon does insurance find out. I did wreck a car but it was not mine. Will I need to spend 3 days in jail or can I get house arrest? They took blood at the hospital. Is it worth getting a lawyer. What are the pros of getting a lawyer. I have read a bunch online so I know a lot about pa dui laws. First offense btwThank you
My roomate was involved in a car accident driving my car.
hi my roomate was involved in a car accident driving my car. What happened was that he was in my car, parked in a parking lot, and another driver backed into him. The other driver and i both use Geico as insurer. The police came and made a report, and the report clearly and only says:"From the statement from both driver's and evidence at the scene, the following was determined. Driver 1 was backing out of parking and his vehicle struck driver 2's vehicle (my car). No injuries were reported on this date." That's all the police report says. Now Geico, after almost a whole month, is saying they have determined that both drivers are at fault and each need to fix his own car using his own policy ( i have to pay the $500 deductible)....I told them i don't want want my premium to increase and i dont't understand how they can determine that i am at fault when my car was just there and got hit by another driver backing out of his parking space; and the police report clearly says that.... my car was not illegally parked or anything. I told geico to go to hell and that i will be talking to a lawyer. please help.
I was involved in a traffic collision with no injuries, only
I was involved in a traffic collision with no injuries, only property damage. The other driver was at fault. The insurance company has accepted liability on behalf of their policyholder. During the settlement process I had an estimate fro repairs done at a body shop that also happens to contract with the insurance company. The insurance company contacted the body shop and received a copy of the estimate and scheduled an appointment for me with an adjuster so they could look at the vehicle. The insurance company then mailed me a check for about $75 less than what my estimate was for. The vehicle was repaired and I asked the insurance company for the additional $75 as well as $6.25 for Uber fare to the body shop.The insurance company has refused to compensate me for the extra cost, claiming I did not follow their process. The difference of the cost is apparently due to the labor rate at the body shop. The offer from the insurance company was for their contracted labor rate while I paid for the consumer labor rate. Due to the labor rate difference I have ended up paying the additional $75 out of pocket. Small amount, I know.Let's say I decided to take the other driver to small claims court. Should I cash the check that was given me and then claim the difference and Uber fare as my damages or not cash the check and claim the entire repair and Uber fare. If I really failed to follow this insurance company's "procedure" would that render my claim unwinnable?To be honest.. I am asking because I'm more curious as to how this works than really needing the money but I'm the kind of guy who might find actually going through with this a cool learning experience, having never been to small claims court before =)
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I was in a serious head-on collision, my boyfriend picked up
I was in a serious head-on collision, my boyfriend picked up the traffic report and it showed the other person was at fault. After being bedridden for 2 weeks (I was bedridden for several months, then wheelchair), the police dept sent me a revised accident report saying I was at fault and issued me a ticket (without ever speaking to me; I was knocked out, but I would have expected a visit from him at the emergency room...especially if he thought I was at fault...but he didn't). Are they even legally allowed to pre-date a ticket like that? I am representing myself contesting the charge before a jury. I believe I need a not-guilty outcome in order to be able to collect from both auto insurance policies for my rapidly rising medical expenses (I'm still seeing many specialists regularly & have two major surgeries pending). I'm concerned they will just dismiss the charge, or the policeman won't show up (he has not responded to my requests for discovery & isn't cooperating with the PA). How can I prevent this from happening? I believe dismissing the charge won't help me to win a lawsuit against the insurance companies (mine admitted fault even though I never did!). By the way, my airbags didn't deploy and I want to sue Hyundai for that, but do I have a case when the car has already been crushed? I have photos showing them intact. Additionally, I was mistreated in the emergency room and am interested in suing them for malpractice. I had been knocked unconscious, with a 5 cm gash down the back of my head and a large lump/bruise on my forehead, yet when asked directly if we needed to be vigilant in the wake of a concussion, he claimed I didn't have one. I'm still under the care of a neurologist and ENT for post-concussive syndrome. Worse yet, when I got unstrapped from the backboard to go to radiology and I tried to stand and walk to the bathroom, I had excruciating pain in my lower back and pelvis and down my legs. The ER doc ordered ONE xray of my pelvis...which, everyone knows, it takes about 4 angles to be able to see pelvic fractures. They shot me full of dilaudid, put on their report that I felt better, so I was released, and caused me to walk around for weeks on 5 fractures-two in my pelvis, both sides of my sacrum, my tailbone and my right hip. I am suffering chronic pain and incontinence since the accident with severe ill effects on my quality of life, including not being able to have sex. Do you think I have a case on any/all of these?