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William Patrick Allen

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  • I was rear ended while pregnant.

    I was in my first car accident and am 5 months pregnant I got rear ended and theres not much damage to my vehicle but I dont have insurance on my car, I was shook up and didnt think bout getting insurance information from the guy who hit me (its m...

    William’s Answer

    You need to contact a local attorney. You MAY be able to access uninsured motorist coverage and/or Medical Payments coverage under your own policy. Also, an attorney can help try to track down the individual responsible for the accident.

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  • Case for personal lnjury in ohio

    if there is a red light and i am riding my bike through it on a crosswalk and my brother is walking next to me and then car goes over the crosswalk line and hits me throwing me from the bike, i was rushed to trauma hosp, and have a witness that t...

    William’s Answer

    As with other responders, you need to consult counsel, sooner, rather than later. If the claim is your brother's, and he is deceased, an estate will have to be opened, and an estate representative appointed to pursue the claim on behalf of his estate. If his passing was the result of the accident, wrongful death beneficiaries will have to be identified, and their losses from his passing determined. Liability does not depend on the police decision to cite, or not to cite, anyone. It is important to get witness recollection documented NOW, consult local code/ordinances regarding bikes, and obtain the lighting sequence from the local traffic engineer. Good luck!

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  • My car was parked outside my house legally and a city ambulance on a service call to my neighbors totaled my car.? what happens?

    my 99 accord was parked in front of my house where i always park because we don't have a driveway, and a city ambulance on a service call to my neighbors house clipped and totaled my car while pulling up. 3 Police officers witnessed it and took a ...

    William’s Answer

    Ohio has bestowed political subdivisions, such as your city, with certain qualified immunity. In many instances, where a city worker operating a city vehicle negligently causes personal injury or property damage, the city will be held responsible for damages, but ONLY for the damages they caused, and ONLY ones you do not have OTHER insurance to cover (health, auto, etc.). Further, emergency personnel on emergency runs MAY be granted absolute immunity from a claim, which, believe it or not, may actually preclude you from recovery, even from your own auto insurer. Unless you are contacted in short order by an adjuster on behalf of the city, you may find the quickest resolution is to turn it in to your auto carrier, and let them seek repayment from the city.

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