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  • I was just in a car accident that was not my fault she totaled my car. Hit me from behind. no insurance can i still sue for dama

    She has no insurance my care is totaled can I sue her for damages?

    Peter’s Answer

    Yes. However it is unlikely she will have any assets to seize if she has no insurance.
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  • How do i Know if the lawyer got me what i deserved.

    I was in a car accident 2 years ago in wisconsin. I got hurt pretty bad in the accident that i had to get my eye lid reconstructed and the doctors said that i will have problems closing my eye for the rest of my life. It also started a cyst like l...

    Peter’s Answer

    It depends on how much you received which depends on how much your medical bills, wage loss and other out of pocket expenses totaled. Also one must determine how strong your doctors were in supporting your position.

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  • Can I sue somebody who I hit from behind after they accelerated into an intersection then slammed on the brakes.

    I was not ticketed. The other driver was found to be driving while intoxicated. She was in front of me, the light turned green, she went into the intersection and then slammed on her brakes causing me to hit her from behind.

    Peter’s Answer

    Yes if you were in Pennsylvania. You must be able to prove that the other driver was acting in a careless, almost reckless fashion and had no legitimate reason to stop suddenly. Louisiana law may be different. Contact a local lawyer.
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  • Can I sue somebody who I hit from behind after they accelerated into an intersection then slammed on the brakes.

    I was not ticketed. The other driver was found to be driving while intoxicated. She was in front of me, the light turned green, she went into the intersection and then slammed on her brakes causing me to hit her from behind.

    Peter’s Answer

    Yes if you were in Pennsylvania. You must be able to prove that the other driver was acting in a careless, almost reckless fashion and had no legitimate reason to stop suddenly. Louisiana law may be different. Contact a local lawyer.
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  • My daughter's car was stolen and then totaled by the thief. She carries only minimum coverage on her car as allowed in OHio and

    bank servicing the loan. When the accident was reported to bank, they immediately repossessed the vehicle(although there were no prior late payments and were given authorization to take payment from bank account , which would have made the paymen...

    Peter’s Answer

    She is still responsible for the loan payments most likely. Call a lawyer who deals in financing issues.

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  • Injury sustained by a so called bulding contractor while working on my property. His Lawyer asking for compensation.

    An Hispanic man who claimed to be a bulding contractor sustained an injury on one of his leg while working on my property. I offered to call 911, the man begged me not to and that the injury is minor and he will be OK. I helped him as much as I ca...

    Peter’s Answer

    if you have home owner's insurance then pass the information on. They will take care of it.
    You are not responsiblle for his injuries unless you were neglent in some fashion-not just because you are the property owner.

    good luck
    Peter Hart

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  • I am sixteen years old.. I was in a car reck with my four month old son two months ago i was hit from behind my mom is settling

    i am sixteen years old i was in a car reck two months ago with my mom, my four month old son and her friend we were hit from behind and we sued. My mom want to settle and i dont what do i do.

    Peter’s Answer

    if your mom is your guardian you may not have much of a choice. Here in Pennsylvania the court has to approve a minor's settlement. If that's true in GA you can tell the judge you object. Call an attorney in your state.
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  • Prior bumper damage but if behind the side of bumper where hit is damaged shouldn't they pay to replace whole bumper anyways?

    I was hit from behind at a red light.. I had prior bumper damage on left side from backing into a pole that I hadn't fixed. I have liability only. This time I was hit on the right side of my bumper. Adjuster wants to buff out due to a minor damag...

    Peter’s Answer

    Any increase damage you can prove will require them to pay. Take it to a second shop for examination.
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  • My son had his second DUI/car accident march 2011, after completing the ARD program in Jan 2011. Will he definitely do jail time

    Both times his BAC was over .19. Should he have a lawyer at his preliminary hearing?

    Peter’s Answer

    yes. He should seek a PA attorney who practices criminal law.

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  • I was at a stop sign, and all seemed clear, and drove straight to my destination, and the next thing I remember was breaking.

    I realized I'd been hit. The road I crossed was 2 lanes each way, with a middle turn lane. So 5 total lanes. I did NOT see the guy before I drove, obviously, or else I wouldn't have gone. No one was hurt. I figured I was at fault, but was nev...

    Peter’s Answer

    Generally, in most states if you violate a traffic law such as failing to properly stop at a traffic control device you are subject to a citation for the offense. I don't think it really matters that you received it a few days later rather than at the scene. You can plead guilty if you clearly are at fault or fight it at a hearing. However, from what you report you will likely be found guilty and ordered to pay a fine.
    Good luck,
    Peter Hart

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