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I have an Au Pair who was involved in a fender-bender. The

I have an Au Pair who was involved in a fender-bender. The cause was the other driver backing into my car with the Nanny. The other Driver's insurance only wants to pay 50% of a low ball estimate that they had their estimator submit, ignoring the two i obtained from an independent body shops. I plan to take it to small claims court. My nanny will be leaving the country in several months, so I want to get her official statement I can use in court. How can I do that with out huge expense?

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If someone totals another person's car and doesn't have

If someone totals another person's car and doesn't have insurance, what can happen? This is in California

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I live on New Mexico. I was involved in a rear end collision

I live on New Mexico. I was involved in a rear end collision with minor injuries. (The person received chiropractic care afterwards). I was issued a citation for careless driving. Now I'm being sued for punitive damages and the suit sites (reckless driving, which indicates willful and wonton disregard). But since I was only cited for careless driving due to inattention do they still have a basis for punitive damages? Thanks.

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Auto insurance damage settlement question: A few weeks ago

Auto insurance damage settlement question: A few weeks ago the tire on my recreational vehicle blew (travel trailer) causing considerable damage to the body. We are covered for both collision and comprehensive, and the company determined this was a "no fault" damage situation, covered by our comprehensive, minus a deductible. Because the company had no adjusters in the area, they told us to take the rig to an RV body repair shop, have them take photos and provide an estimate. We did so.The estimate for damage repair exceeded what the insurance company determined was fair market value. They then determined they wanted one of their own adjusters to evaluate the damage. Since we were traveling, we had to wait until we found a town where an adjuster was available. The adjuster they sent was not at all familiar with RVs, but did shoot pictures, take information.The adjuster has concluded the company will "total" the RV, and offers what appears to be a reasonable settlement. The rig was inspected by both a body shop and by the company's own adjuster. We provided a copy of the RV's registration. The adjuster says we can "keep" the RV if we wish (we do want it) and they will simply cut us a check and mail it to whatever address we provide.However, when we purchased the RV, the seller did not immediately have the title available for us. When we received the title, we noted that it was a "branded" title (State of Arizona) as "salvage/restored." Apparently the RV had been totaled in a prior accident and repaired.Question: Are we under legal obligation to advise the insurance company about the title brand? The company is not asking us for any paperwork, simply asking us for an address to send the check to. We assume our endorsement on the check will free the insurance company of any further obligation, and guarantee our acceptance of the deal.

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My car was rear ended by a commercial vehicle at an

My car was rear ended by a commercial vehicle at an intersection while I was waiting for the traffic to clear to make a left turn. The individual left the scene of the accident after hitting me. I was able to get the name of the company the was inscribed on the vehicle and an identity description of the individual driving. Once the police arrived they took my version of the accident, called for EMS service, waited until they serviced us and asked that I pick up my report in 3 days before he parted. Once we were ok I went to the store location to report the accident. (I also informed my insurance prior to leaving the scene.) When I got there I spoke with the store manager on duty who informed me that the officer had not long before me had completed an investigation and the individual and vehicle had been identified. A week later I now have a copy of the police report. I notified my insurance once again to follow up with procedure because my insurance only covers liability and comprehensive damages not collision. Long story short the insurance information noted on the police report for the second driver cannot be located by the code provided. In other words the info is invalid. I've been in touch with the company a couple times to retrieve info but thus far nothing. My question is what would you recommend as my next step before I attempt to go any further. Meanwhile, my vehicle is in no condition to drive.

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I live in the state of florida. I am a former employee of

I live in the state of florida. I am a former employee of comcast. while at comcast i was involved in a traffic collision while at work in the company vehicle. I recieved a supina n thursday as myself and comcast are being sued by the other party involved in the accident. I need to know what to do

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I was in a car accident. A minor one - roughly $1500 in

I was in a car accident. A minor one - roughly $1500 in damage. I was driving on a side street when a driver pulled out of his driveway and hit the front driver's fender and wheel. I am a 27 year single mom and I had my two young children in the car. The driver, a older bigger male, jumped out of his car and proceeded to yell at me. He asked why i didn't see him ( I should have asked him the same question but was too afraid). I said I did not know I was looking at my speedometer. That is what went into the police report. To the point; I only have liability insurance and his insurance company is refusing to pay out. My thought is that he hit me as I was driving down the street? I do not believe this is a fair settlement, and my insurance company is not willing to help since I do not have collision. Any advice?

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I had been in an auto accident a couple nights ago in

I had been in an auto accident a couple nights ago in Illinois.I knodded off at the wheel for about a second and ended up clipping construction vehicles. I was on call, and been working my day job and side work to try to make some extra money.Nobody was struck, or hurt. Due to this being in a construction zone I'm very scared before my court date. I see a lot of signs talking about going to jail on the road. Any advise would be useful. I have a great deal of anxiety over this.

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I WAS IN A CAR ACCCIDENT WHICH I EAS FOUND TO BE AT FAULT,

I WAS IN A CAR ACCCIDENT WHICH I EAS FOUND TO BE AT FAULTJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: HEADD-ON COLLSOION.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: THE DAY BEFORE I WAS CONTQCTD BY PHONE BY MY INSURACNNECDE CMPANYAND TOLE AT 330 ON THE ATERNOOF TOBE THERE BY 530 WITH $158 IF I DID NOT WANTMY COVERAGE TO BE INTERUPTED.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I WAS GOING THRU I DIFFICULT FINIANCIAL TIME AND HAD NOT HAD MY PHHOONE WORIKINGRFOR A WHILE ANND NO INTERNET/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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: NESST DAY I WAAS GOINTG TO GET A TITLE LOAN FOR Y TRUCCK AND WSO I COULD PAY IMY INSURANCDE AN WAEW IN TH EHEsd onn\

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