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I believe I may have tapped a car yesterday trying to back
I believe I may have tapped a car yesterday trying to back out of a tight parking garage space. I was barely moving and slowly reversing/going forward trying to get out of the spot. I did not feel any kind of bump or jolt to indicate that I bumped into them but a passenger in my car thought I hit the car behind me. I did not thinking about leaving a note at the time and wish I had. I'm worried and would like to give them my insurance information. I have my parking stub from the garage still. Should I call the garage and ask if they can assist? Should I call my local police station and report the possible accident and provide my information incase a report is filed? There is no damage or markings (no paint, scratches, anything) on my car so I'm not even sure I actually hit the car.
I am the only witness in a t and Run accident between a car
I am the only witness in a Hit and Run accident between a car and a bicycle in Albuquerque, NM. I saw the whole thing. I immediately stopped to see if the guy on the bike was OK and he was not. Another person then stopped to sit by the injured man and I got back in my car and chased the driver down who was driving away as if nothing had happened. I caught up to her and made her stop by blocking her car with mine. 911 was called and I made sure the lady drove back to the scene of the accident.The police told me to please answer my phone from a blocked number so they could talk to me. I have now been subpoenaed. Twice. The first time through the mail and today by a visit to my house from a guy at the District Attorney's office because of a change in the court date. He was not a polite guy and asked me questions about the house I live in and where I worked. I asked him if this was relevant to the case and he said no. After a two second pause, he turned around without saying anything, got in his car and left.My question is....Am I going to need an attorney because I witnessed this hit and run? Is their attorney going to grill me about my life? Or, am I there to just answer questions about the accident? If I need an attorney because I am a witness then this just exacerbates the idea of never getting involved.
I received a accident citation in the mail. It had a pay
I received a accident citation in the mail. It had a pay amount. Will I be charged with a hit and run if I pay it ?JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I received two tickets. Code 3744 and code 3714 in the mail.JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I did not realize that there was actual contact and I left the scene and went home. The citations came in the mail later.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.
I jut got my license suspended. I am 19 and currently work
I jut got my license suspended. I am 19 and currently work using my car. I got suspended for speeding under the age of 21 in Georgia, I really think there should be a way for me to get my license back I am just not sure how and I need advice please
I was hit by a drunk driver that did not have a license, he
I was hit by a drunk driver that did not have a license, he drove away and I chased him to a nearby park,There I saw that he was under the influence, he convinced me to call his wife so that my car would get covered by their insurance and the only way that would happen is if I said she was driving, otherwise he would just go to jail and my car wouldn't get fixed as I only have the basic insurance on my car. So his wife arrived and we exchanged insurance info, and completely changed the story of how the accident happened, now they are disputing the accident and having me take fault for it. I have a video of the driver whom you can tell in the video is under the influence and him saying he wrecked my car, and also telling me to call his wife,I am afraid to do anything because I have lied to the insurance companies. Is their anything I can do to 1. Not be involved in an insurance fraud.2. Get things straight with the insurance company to fix my car ... Or what other options do I have ?
I committed a hit and run. I changed lanes and another
I committed a hit and run. I changed lanes and another motorcycle hit the back of my car. I left the scene,after the noticing that the motorcyclist got up and walking, without exchanging insurance information. The next day I lied to the officer that I didn't change lanes and the vehicle hit my back and I left the scene without exchanging insurance. The officer said that I may get a court order for a hit and run. After a few days my insurance company contacted me for a recorded statement and I lied in the recorded statement as well. [told the same story which I told to the police officer]. My insurance DECLINED the claim which the motorist's insurance company filed.A few weeks later my insurance company contacted me saying that the injured motorist has hired an attorney and threatening that if my insurance company maintains the denial they will file a civil law suit for injuries and the motorcycle [this was declared totalled]. I am worried that if there is a civil lawsuit, I don't want to lie in COURT [under oath] and be prosecuted for perjury in the civil/criminal court.How can I correct my insurance recording statement so that my insurance will settle with the motorist ?
In February I WAS driving home from picking up my roommate
In February I WAS driving home from picking up my roommate from work as she was in the passangers seat and is on probation for a second DUI. It was rush hour traffic and cars were bumper to bumper passing Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas. Traffic suddenly stopped and the sun was at a position where it was almost imposible to see ahead, and at 1.3 miles per hour (I was looking at the digital display at time of impact) I accidently bumpesd into car in front of me. The driver of the other car got out as I did. I first made sure she was ok and did not need medical attention. Secondly I had her inspect veheicles with me and we both agreed that no damage or harm was done. I told here ther it would be a good idea to go ahead and exhchange personal information in the event anything did come up. I went to the car and started writing down my name, number, vehicle information and etc... My roommate all of the sudden called my name and stated "She is running from the scene. As she drove off I put my writing supplies down, fastened my seatbelt and began to follow her. I thousht for sure she would be taking the next exit for the sake of safety due to road conditions. I was not tailgaiting her car and as a matter of fact was approx. 5 miles behind her, as would any "reasonable and prudent" person would have been. The traffic was so heavy that other cars managed to merge inbetween the lady I hit and my roommate's car. We lost sight of her so took the next exit on Amon Carter headed to Centreport Fort Worth, Texas. We thought she would have pulled over on this exit because it was the closest and most reasonable place besides the busy highway to be traveling on at the time. After our failed attempt to find her we then made the turnabout at the intersection and revisited the road where the accident occurred in hopes that the woman would have gone back. She had not.A week later a hostile and very angry rude officer was banging on our door at around 0800 on a Friday morning. He threatened to tow the car if one of us did not admit to wrecking into this lady who must have gotten our license plate with pics from her phone. I did state that I was driving the car but the the lady was the one that flew the scene of the accident. He issued me a Texas Citation in the Municipality of Irving, Texas which happens to be in the County of Dallas, Texas. I am no lawyer by any means but I am also am a graduate of Texsas Tech University with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Physics and a Master's in public Health from Duke University. I did have recources to do some legal researching. My findings where that a Municipal court deals with Civil and some criminal matters or in what I believe to be Tort Law. So the citation issued by the officer who was not at the scene of the crime admitted that the lady named Brenda called 911 about 2 hours after the accident. He told her she would have to come in to the police station in Irving in the following day to make a report. In his "investigative field note" he made it sound like she was a helpless victim. And stated that there was a small scratch on the bumper that would amount to damages equaling exactly $150.It was then that I decided to find out how to take care of the fines for 1.) Accident with Damage to vehicle 5120, and 2.)a blank violation box and with 5000 in the Code section. I searched the transportation code, the penal code, the family and general health code, and the code DMV website and could not for the life of me find what these charges meant. So I went to the irving municipal court and learned that they were as follows. 1) Accident - Failure to leave identification and 2.) No driver's liscense. So Well, of course I had identification, my DL, and my Concealed hangun liscense along with phone etc. But who was I supposed to leave this information with since the woman drove the hell off? But, I got the ticket? Both citations were payable via the enternet or open for deferred adjudication or no contest. So I plead not guilty of course. (Sorry my deamoner is not professional - it will be at pretrial in suite and tie) - but it chaps my hide everytime I think of the officers alligations. I then immedeatly went to the police department and got the police report. The "victim"'s storey ended up being much differnet than mine and my witnesses. My question is this; For discovery which is due tomorrow, I have already filed the following for the pretrial hearing: My Statement of fact of vehicle accident, My Witness' Witness of automobile Accident, Request for Police Report, Request for professional appraisail of damages, request to dismiss the charges and Request for release-Settlement Agreement & Filing of a Stipulation Discontinuing Action. Am I missing anything important for pretrial? What should I expect at pretrial? Can the court dismiss the charges if I pay the alleged $150. What would you recommend?
My 18 year old son rear ended some drunk people at 1 am theyView more legal questions
my 18 year old son rear ended some drunk people at 1 am they ofcourse said lets just go our seperate ways and call it even (they were students at the same school as my son . boy 17 driver. girl 16 owner of car) the girls dad is a state trooper he had them wait a day then file a police report saying my sone left the scene. and reported that the girl was driving at the time (not true she was too drunk to walk) a county cop tracked ian down two days later put him in the car and gave him a scare tactic speech trying to get my son to admit to a hit and run . my son told them nothing but his name and said i refuse to talk about anything because i know nothing cause i was never in an accident and was never there. the cop left him with a ticket for following too close resulting in an accident and said if he didnt come to him with an insurance card by the end of the week he would be back to write him more tickets for no insurance and more he is trying to help his friends get a fast few thousand bucks from my sons insurance thats the word around school that the kids are bragging about the money they are going to get, my questions are can the cop keep comming back to issue more tickets can the charges be increased to more than they are now ? if he pays the current ticket right away does this close the case so no more charges can be filed