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Marc Lawrence Breakstone

Marc Breakstone’s Answers

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  • Auto accident

    I rented a car for a friend who was unable to rent a car because they were only 20. They got into an accident and they was found to be at fault now the rental company is looking for me to pay for the damages, can I sue my friend so the have to pay.

    Marc’s Answer

    Rather than sue your friend, why don't you just ask your friend to cover the property damage on the vehicle. It is possible that if he or someone in his household owns a vehicle that the insurance on that car may provide property damage coverage for this loss. You should explore that possibility.

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  • Was hit by a snow plow, What kind of a case do I have against other driver's insurance

    I was hit by a plow in December of this year and my vehicle was totaled. Plow driver went thru a yield sign and forced me into median. Insurance fault is at 50-50 with no witnesses. What kind of a case do I have against other driver's insurance?

    Marc’s Answer

    I am guessing that you were not injured in the accident, or you would have sought representation. I say this because if you have a property damage claim, only, it probably is not worth getting a lawyer involved. If you had a lawyer, and if the insurer is now claiming it is a 50-50 claim on fault, then an effective advocate could probably get the insurer to accept greater responsibility. Unfortunately, you will have a difficult time getting a lawyer involved in a property damage claim. If you have any injuries, and if your medical bills exceed $2,000, you should call one of the fine attorneys on this list.

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  • Mother right to sue

    My mother was involved in a car accident two weeks ago. she was cited fail to right of was. the other vehicle rolled over but the passenger was thrown from the vehicle because the SUV rolled over a few times. he was not wearing his seat belt which...

    Marc’s Answer

    As a practical matter, if the passenger in the other vehicle was injured, and her damages exceed your mother's liability insurance limits, your mother's insurance company will probably offer the full policy limits on your mother's policy and the case will probably settle. The fact that the occupants of the other vehicle are from Mexico and the fact that they were not wearing seat belts is not relevant. Finally, your mother cannot sue because the driver did not have a license. The only reason she could sue the other driver is if the driver was negligent in the operation of the vehicle and if your mother was injured in the crash.

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  • Can I take legal action, would this be small claims?

    Can I take legal action against an Airline for mistreatment, itinterary manipulation and unprofessionalism?

    Marc’s Answer

    As a practical matter. No lawyer would represent you on a contingency fee basis. Your damages are too small to make it worth getting a lawyer involved. You could certainly send a claim letter directly to the airline. However, the overwhelming likelihood is that you will not get any satisfaction.

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