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My Husband is self employed as an Independent Owner Operator

Hi.JA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: My Husband is self employed as an Independent Owner Operator of a trucking business. He hauls livestock. A few months ago, another trucker was picking up cattle at a Ranch ahead of my husband who was waiting to load. This guy asked my husband to move his semi away from the chute. My husband helped him and moved his truck, well it was in hill country and the after my husband got out, the truck moved forward causing a jack knife to occur and damaged the guys sleeper. Well they exchanged insurance info and now this guy is demanding we pay the damages because our insurance company denied the claim and his insurance will pay for it but his insurance rates will increase over 3 years time. We do not feel we owe this guy anything, it was an accident. And it would not have happened had the guy moved his own truck forward. What should we do? He is threatening to take legal action against us.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: I believe it ocured on a Ranch in Nebraska. We reside in Nebraska and carry commerical insurance through Progressive.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: My husband states that he called the local sheriff dept at time of accident but was told by officer it ocured on private property and report was not needed. My husband took photos of the damage thoughJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The guy is also threatening to suit for "lost wages" for the two weeks it will take to repair the sleeper.

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In Los Angeles County, California; I pulled over to the side

In Los Angeles County, California; I pulled over to the side while I was driving. In a double-parking manner but never violated the space of the oncoming traffic. This happened in a residental area. As I was parked, a car backing out of her driveway hit me. Who is at fault?

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If I get into an accident without collision insurance and

If I get into an accident without collision insurance and someone hits me from behind while at a red light, can I ask my insurance company to sue them for the damages. No police report but she has admitted to being at fault.Thanks

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Can't get the insurance of the other party who ran a red

Can't get the insurance of the other party who ran a red light and hit the driver side upfront of my truck to return my calls. Accident occurred 8/15/16 and it's 9/20/16. My insurance has denied payment for the other party's damages based on the fact they believe no fault of mine as caused this accident.

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I was in a parking garage and was completely backed out of

I was in a parking garage and was completely backed out of my stall, stopped and shifting into drive, when another party came around the corner and hit my back driverside bumper. A security guard took both our statements. The other party stated he did not see me in time. The security report stated based on the statements and broken glass, I was fully out of the stall when the collision occurred and the other party was either driving too fast or not paying attention. His insurance services company said I was 30% at fault "for failing to keep a proper lookout while backing out". When I denied to accept their claims and stated I even had a report from security that supported my statement, they said theyou completed their own investigation and I wasn't all the way out of the stall and he had the right of way and I should have been aware of him driving up the ramp and coming around the corner. Then wanted to know when I was going to set up a time with my insurance to get the repairs done. I do not want to go through my insurance at all and have that on my insurance record and raise my rates. I also do not want to pay my insurance company deductible and not be reimbursed if I do go through mine and they do subrigation. What would be my next step to take with the I surname company? They do not give any appeal language, just saying if I do not agree to contact Nebraska Department of Insurance. Don't they legally have to give instructions on how to file an appeal? I was under the impression this was required by all insurance companies if they were denying all or part of a claim.

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I am looking for information concerning New Jersey Courts

I am looking for information concerning New Jersey Courts and filing a claim in a Special Civil Complaint. I have the packet and do not see my specific issue listed.I was involved in a MVA last fall and the defendant was 100% at fault. My insurance paid for my vehicle and deductible, which was a total loss, but I have yet to be able to get the other parties insurance to cover any of my other losses.I am a self employed contractor and my van was my rolling work shop. I was totally unable to work for 8 days, (verifiable), when I was searching for, unloading my tools from wreck, and re-stocking the replacement van. My cash loss was $4000. I also was not re-imbursed for the rental van above what my insurance covered ($320), the installation of a new bluetooth radio and security system in my replacement van ($800), and the difference between what my insurance payout and the cost of the replacement van of $5000 plus an extended warranty for $1800. I could not find a suitable replacement for the amount that I received for my van.Is this something that I can recoup in a claim like this. I see that it covers lost property, and damages but not specifically what I am looking for.Do I have a legitimate claim?

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I put in an auto claim with my insurer on 7/25 and it's

I put in an auto claim with my insurer on 7/25 and it's still not resolved. Is there a legal time limit to resolve this?

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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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