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James J. Wascha
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  • Can I get mini tort if the at fault driver has the same insurance company as me?

    Recently involved in an accident. The other driver was at fault. No injuries. I want to file mini tort but just found out the other driver has the same insurance company I do. Can I still claim the mini tort?

    James’s Answer

    Yes, it is not the company that makes a difference. It is the individual's coverage. Just happens to be the same company.

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  • Can I sue My travel insurance company AIG

    My Travel Insurance company AIG doesn't want to pay my claim its been over 7 months Can I sue them I provided them all the documents needed claim over $10,000 claim was for injuries and expenses on my travel. They responded by saying documents we...

    James’s Answer

    At bit more information is necessary here. However one has to compare the nature of the AIG coverage to the actual facts (injuries, etc.). Has AIG indicated "what" additional information they need. I gather they have not "denied" coverage, rather they are just delaying. You may need an attorney to pursue this.

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  • Can I sue the other driver for my deductible and/or any rental fees I incur while my vehicle is being repaired?

    I was involved in an accident this week and there is quite a bit of damage to both vehicles. The other driver was cited, I was not at fault, and due to the weather and road conditions, could not avoid the collision. The other driver takes no respo...

    James’s Answer

    Under the Michigan No Fault law you are limited to $1000 against the other driver, unless they were uninsured. Your insurance company should assist you in acquiring the $1000 against the other driver's insurance company. I AM ALSO ASSUMING THAT YOU WERE NOT INJURED IN THIS ACCIDENT; this would bring into play issues unrelated to your property damage question.

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  • Parking Lot Automobile Accident

    The car was parked in a chain supermarkets parking lot. Returning to the parked car, noticed someone backed into the car & didn't leave their contact information. Is the store and/or the parking lot owner liable for damage to the car...

    James’s Answer

    The short answer is no, the lot and stor owners are not responsible. If you have collision coverage on your vehicle, then your own insurance company is responsible for repairs. Sorry

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  • Can I sue a drunk driver who hit my park car

    I was at work and the dishwasher came and told me a man just hit your car

    James’s Answer

    If your car was parked in a reasonable, non dangerous manner, then the offending party can be responsible for the entire amount of the damage.

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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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