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  • How can i sue an uninsured motorist?

    I bought a motorcycle and was riding home when a truck ran a stop sign. I swerved to avoid hitting the truck and caused me to slide and hit two parked cars. the motorist in the truck continued driving and was later caught and arrested for running...

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    You should contact a personal injury attorney in your area. You might also look at your own insurance policy. Some states provide for policies to include coverage for uninsured motorists (UM Coverage). I'm in New York, so I'm not sure if you'll have that in Colorado. This coverage stands in the place of the coverage that should have been provided by the uninsured person that caused the accident. Using this type of insurance should not make your rates increase as you can only use it if you are not at fault.

    Additionally, an experienced attorney can get to the bottom of the other person's coverage. Even if the other driver had no license, there might be coverage on the vehicle.

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  • Should I contact an attorney 4 prescribing a wrong dosage of medication?

    My sleep Dr prescribes me a med 2 help me sleep. Its a 10mg cap. I usually only need 2 take 2-3 before bed. I went 2 my psychiatrist & he as well prescribes me medicine. But he 4 some reason gave me a prescription 4 the medicine my sleep Dr pres...

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    You can consult a personal injury attorney in your area. An attorney can discuss the value of such a claim, the chance for success and the potential cost of bringing the lawsuit.

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  • I have question over ownwership of a pet. please see the details.

    I have a dog in my house that me and ny ex girlfriend bought ove 2 years ago. The dog has a chip with her information as the owner and bill of sale was in her name. Since then sher had to move to Hawaii for a year and the dog stayed with me mainly...

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    Your new roommate really has no ownership claim to the animal. Neither does she have standing (a legal connection to the harm) to make the claim. If the dog is in your possession, and you agree it belongs to the old girlfriend, your new roommate has an uphill battle on her hands.

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  • If all other terms are equal and identical, must a seller accept an offer that is the highest price ?

    Bidder A makes a low offer which seller counters. Before Bidder A responds, seller accepts an offer from Bidder B lower than the counter offer. Bidder A responds meeting the counter offer. Seller informs Bidder B of the higher offer. Seller doe...

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    This depends upon the circumstances. A formal auction may have rules that force the seller to accept the highest bidder. In a less formal arena, usually a seller can accept any offer they want.

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  • Can someone else insure my car

    The title to my car is in my name. But I'm trying to see if maybe my brother which lives in my household can insure it. Where both going to drive it but he wants to put in insurance in his name would I have to change the title over to his name ...

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    You might be able to add him to the title. At least that way, you would retain some formal ownership of the vehicle. You might also consult with a local insurance agent.

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  • What can be taken from me (or my spouse) in a civli suit? I was in fault of a car accident, 3 years ago?

    I was driving my parents truck. They did not have me listed as a secondary driver. I am a student with four children, no income of my own. No assits. I have since married? Are my husbands assits in danger? At the time of accident the other drive...

    Stephen’s Answer

    I'm going to give you the New York answer. South Carolina law may be different. The car insurance for the vehicle you were driving should cover you. However, that coverage will be limited to the amount that your parents purchased. If you are sued, that insurance policy should also provide you with defense counsel at no cost to you. It might be a good idea to contact your parent's insurance company to find out about coverage.

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  • Is the officer allowed to bring the person you stole from to your home to identify you? owner wrote down liscence plate info.

    Owner saw vehicle leave his premises and wrote down liscence plate info.

    Stephen’s Answer

    Yes.

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  • What falls under perjury law?

    A friend of mine was mistaken in evidence for a criminal case as someone else. The officer swore under penalty of perjury that she was the one in the video, can this be considered perjury? Can the officer correct himself and try the correct person?

    Stephen’s Answer

    Not likely. If the officer had a good faith basis for making the statement, even if he/she was mistaken it will not likely be considered perjury.

    Here's a link to the perjury statute in Indiana.

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  • What kind of punishment would a person with no prior record be likely to recieve for forgery and grand theft 5000.00 in F.L

    no priors, age over 25 , 1 speeding ticket

    Stephen’s Answer

    3rd Grand theft is a violation of 812.014(2)(c)2. ($5,000 or more but less than $10,000). That is a 3rd degree felony. You should seek legal counsel immediately. The penalties for 3rd degree felonies in Florida can range from PTI (Pretrial Intervention) to prison term of up to five years.

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  • At 20 years old I received a DUI in March 2012. Two days ago I received an underage consumption charge. What should I do?

    When I received the DUIcharge back in March, I spent $3000 and got a very good lawyer, and I had my aggravated dui reduced so I would be able to enter the interlock program and have my DUI expunged. I have never, nor do I ever plan to DUI again. I...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should contact the same attorney who helped you in the first case. If this new charge is considered a violation of your probation, the consequences could be severe.

    You might also look into some alcohol abuse counseling.

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