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James J. Wascha
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  • How much will his insurance pay for my car if we decide to go threw the insurance company?

    I was at a friends house and her fiance backed into my car pretty hard. I took the car to a body shop the next day and they gave me a quote of $2,972.12. My car is in my dads name and I only have plpd on the car. The body shop said the insurance c...

    James’s Answer

    I assume your car was parked normally. The fiancé's insurance is responsible. What you do with the car or the repair facility is up to you. Maybe let the insurance total the car and get what you can since you don't want the car.

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  • My father is a veteran, he resides at the VA nursing facility, his careteam let him fall 7 times and as a result he broke his h

    hip and we requested an investigation and of course by the time our lawyers jumped on it all evidence has been cleaned up should we still pursue a neglect case and find another firm?

    James’s Answer

    You really should have this reviewed, "Cleaned up" really doesn't mean much and is not at all conclusive.

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  • Should I contact an attorney if my airbag failed to deploy properly?

    I was recently in a car/deer auto accident, and when my airbag deployed it didn't deploy straight out as they should. It ended up deploying to the right. I have no major injuries, other than my back/neck being sore, and minor scrapes a d viruses.

    James’s Answer

    I have experience auto with restraint system litigation. Given your stated injuries I would suggest that the cost of investigating and or litigating this matter would be about three dozens times what ever damage you may have. MY OPINION: Do not chase this matter; a complete waste of your time.

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  • Got in a car accident & I'm not at fault, the other atty left a VM for me - do I need to call back>

    Got in a car accident - I'm not at fault and neither of the drivers were really hurt. I have some whiplash and the other driver went to the hospital as she was on blood thinners and she had a lump on her head. The other driver's insurance compan...

    James’s Answer

    You do not have to call the attorney if you don't wish to. Assuming that you had insurance on your vehicle and that there were no serious injuries you have nothing to be concerned about. You may wish to call your insurance company and have them call the attorney. Also you may call back to find out what is being asked and why. Either way, if you have insurance yourself and there are no serious injuries, you should have no concern.

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  • Can you help me fix this lawsuit from insurance company

    This person I sold a car to crashed it and im being sued. Apparently my name was still on the car. I was confused about the details because I never dreamed a scam would happen. These 2 men were at a bar drinking and they are trying to slam me with...

    James’s Answer

    As a general rule, if your name is on the title, you are considered an owner. AS owner, if a driver of your causes serious injuries to another, them you can be held responsible. Was there insurance on the car involved in the accident.
    You need to get all the facts before an attorney to determine if the sale/money transfer, etc. exempts you from the general ownership rules.

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  • HOA subrogation question

    Each Co-Owner and the Association hereby waive their own and their insurer's rights of subrogation and recovery as to any claims against any Co-Owner and the Association -- this is from bylaws of HOA. Does this mean that my insurance company canno...

    James’s Answer

    You will have to get some information from the agent or from the insurance company regarding the policy.
    AS a general rule, an "insured" (you) cannot waive the insurance company's right to subrogation. This would be true no matter what the HOA rules stipulate. If insurance company agreed to waiver of subrogation, then o.k., but I would doubt it.

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  • I was in a car accident and did not have insurance at the time ..other driver at fault..do I have any legal rights for loss .

    A 22 yr old ran a red light as I was going through the green and hit me..he said he feel asleep at the wheel and it was the second time he caused an accident by falling asleep..I did not have insurance on my car at the time which I know is so wron...

    James’s Answer

    Sorry! You are out of luck completely.

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  • My husband & I were in an accident & he was the passenger & left the scene

    I was driving & went thru the yellow light & was broadsided & my husband was injured (not seriously(?) bruises, pain) but not wearing a seatbelt. I'm concerned about my job because we were in a company vehicle. WHO do you sue? Doesn't he have to p...

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    Hard to understand what it is that you are asking. However, if your question is about medical bills, then your employer's insurance company would have responsibility. The seat belt item really doesn't change anything unless your husband believes he has a claim either against the other driver. If his injuries are minimal, then there probably is no case against anyone.

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  • Taking care of a loved one while in the hospital

    My brother needs care 24/7 at home and while he is in the hospital one of his care givers are with him due to the hospital not being able to be with him all the time...he has a lot of anxiety since his car crash can we still get paid to take care ...

    James’s Answer

    There are a lot of questions which require attention. Many of these are provided in other answers to your questions. However, if this was an auto accident, there are life long benefits which must carefully reviewed and considered. You should not procrastinate on this matter.

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  • I was charged and arrested for reckless driving . The other vehicle in this case was a semi truck that hit my truck 3 times.

    He first forced me off the interstate and knew exactly what he did. I followed him into a rest area and he ran his truck into my pickup truck 3 times intentionally. He then used his semi truck to push me into the side of another semi truck traile...

    James’s Answer

    This would be placed in the "criminal" area of Avvo. However, this sounds that there may be a little more to the story.

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