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William Bliss Hicky

William Hicky’s Answers

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  • How long do you have to file a law suit on injury from auto accident in state of tenn

    Driving company car was hit by another person which was driving without insurance. uninsured motorist part of company policy is taking care of claim.

    William’s Answer

    You have 1-year from the date of the accident. It is strongly recommended that you speak with an attorney regarding your injuries and whether you missed time from work.

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  • Can my employer withhold wages because i am not physically able to perform a task?

    My employer scheduled a camping trip for the kids i work with. I asked not to participate because i have sleep apnea and use a c-pap machine. I also have back problems. I work on salary and he told me if i do not go on the trip i would be off wi...

    William’s Answer

    This is an employment question and not a personal injury one. I would re-ask under the category of employment. As far as I know, since you are on salary, I do not think the employer can withhold any of your income. The company could make you use vacation days but should be allowed to withhold your salary.

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  • I was hurt in a Wal-Mart Slip and Fall. What are my options?

    While walking through electronics, I slipped and fell on a slippery substance encircling a DVD display. There were no signs and the substance wasn't in a puddle and was complete invisible from my perspective. Only from a distance could you see t...

    William’s Answer

    After obtaining medical treatment in order to get healthy, You need to contact the Wal-Mart store about getting a copy of the Incident Report as well as contact a good premises liability attorney.

    I would not recommend dealing with Wal-Mart's insurance adjusters as they will not as truthful with you as they would with an attorney.

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  • I had neck fusion on two levels with a 19% impairment rating what can I expect from a lawsuit

    had injured my self as a welder on my job in 2010 workcomp doctor said it was neck sprain so 2012 was injured again went to same doctor and he repeated the same thing. I went to my doctor he sent me for mri which showed to bulging disc in my neck...

    William’s Answer

    Worker's compensation awards vary greatly depending on the employee's compensation rate, age, education, and other factors that your lawyer should discuss with you. If you have not retained an attorney, I would strongly recommend that you immediately contact one. Feel free to contact me if you have other questions.

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  • Does uninsured motorist cover rental car for free until a settlement is made?

    I was hit by an uninsured motorist, and I'm paying for a rental out of my pocket. My insurance company told me that my policy covered a rental for 15 dollars a day. I'm wondering if because I'm not at fault in the accident should they pay 100% for...

    William’s Answer

    I think you may be confused about uninsured motorist coverage. The person who hit you and is fault has no insurance; therefore, he has no uninsured motorist coverage as well. Your car insurance policy may have an uninsured provision which covers you in this very situation. If you do have that provision, your insurance would pay for the car (which in this case they are willing to do).

    Since your regular policy and uninsured policy are with the same ins. co., I am having trouble understanding your question about who is supposed to pay for your car since it would come from the same entity.

    My question is why are you paying out-of-pocket when your ins. co. is willing to pay $15/day towards your rental car? My client recently had their car repaired and his ins. co. would only $15/day and that covered the entire rental payment.

    I am also confused about the "settlement" since you have not mentioned personal injuries. If the only damages are property damage, you uninsured policy will probably only cover the amount to fix your car and the rental car (which would have originally been paid for your ins. co.).

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  • What am I entitled to if my uninsured car was severely damaged by an uninsured driver who will not respond?

    In a nutshell, * My vehicle * My husband was driving. * My car was totaled by an uninsured motorist. * He was coming out of a parking lot and entered into my husband's lane hitting the front of my car. * There are several thou...

    William’s Answer

    In a nutshell, you are not entitled to anything. Uninsured/Underinsured motorist insurance coverage is put in place for people when they get hit by a driver with no insurance. While it is unfortunate that you have no insurance coverage because of your husband being out of work, this exact situation is the risk you run by driving on the road without any insurance.

    You could file a lawsuit on behalf of yourself against the other driver, but even getting a judgment against him may be worthless if he has no money to pay you for the damages.

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  • Full coverage do it follow the Car or the Person If the agent confirms the the company will pay.

    March 2013 I was in a friend vehicle and hit another car. I called my agent on the scene and asked him if I was covered under my policy while driving a friend car. The answer was yes just give the police your insurance paper and fax me the police ...

    William’s Answer

    Car insurance covers the vehicle involved in the accident and not the driver. Therefore, since your vehicle was not involved in the car accident, your insurance would not cover the damage caused by the wreck you had while driving your friend's car.

    Since your friend's car was involved in the wreck, her car insurance would be responsible. Your friend's insurance can pay for the damage or you can pay the $850.

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  • Can I be held responsible for a car gave as a gift but never registered.

    I gave my daughter a car she never registered. She was in a wreck and my expired tag was on the car. I signed the title and gave to her months ago.

    William’s Answer

    It's possible, but I would need more facts. First, how old is your daughter? If she is a minor, you could be liable. Assuming she is not, it looks from the facts that you passed title to her months leading up to the accident, and she failed to register the vehicle, pay taxes (if any), and get new tags.

    The transfer of title should be enough to help you avoid liability. However, since the vehicle was still titled in your name when the accident occurred, you will in all likelihood be named in the lawsuit.

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  • If I'm driving another persons vehicle with them as my passenger, and wreck-do I have to pay the deductible to have it fixed?

    The owner of the vehicle I wrecked lives in Lebanon TN, which is also where the accident occurred, and I live in ky. I'm 19 and the owner of the vehicle I wrecked is 26.

    William’s Answer

    From a legal standpoint, you are not required to pay the deductible. However, if you were at fault, the owner of the vehicle could bring a lawsuit against you for damages to his vehicle (even if you had permissions to drive it) and obtain a judgment against for the amount he paid to have the car repaired.

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  • Was in a car accident (other party at fault with Allstate Insurance), the party file bankruptcy. What happens to the my lawsuit?

    I was rear ended and filed suit. I was recently told that the person at fault has filed bankrupt. How does this impact the lawsuit. Aren't I suing Allstate insurance?

    William’s Answer

    It should not impact your lawsuit unless his policy limits are less than what is owed to make you whole. In that case, you would normally go after the person individually. In this case you would not since he has filed bankruptcy and presumably included this potential debt within it.

    Do you have an attorney?

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