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Gil Shuga

Mesa Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Photo radar ticket--can i fight it or just ignore it???

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    2 lawyer answers

    It is unclear from your question, but I will assume that your father received a photo radar ticket on a car registered in his name, but which he was not driving. Also, your father lives in Minnesota but the ticket was issued in Arizona. Under Arizona law you cannot be required to identify the person in the picture. Of course, you may voluntarily identify the person, whether it is you or not. The burden is on the state/county/municipality to prove who it is. These tickets are often issued...

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  2. Personal injuries

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Dennis Michael Phillips
    3 lawyer answers

    I am licensed in Arizona. These other guys are not. I don't know why they try to answer questions for jurisdictions in which they are not licensed. There is no third party bad faith cause of action in Arizona. That means you cannot directly sue somebody else's insurance company because you feel they did not treat you fairly. The insurance company may be acting in bad faith with respect to its own insured (the negligent party) and, in certain circumstances, that person's bad faith claim...

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  3. Can I get a diminished value compensation in a car accident?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    2. Jeff Adrian Biddle
    3. William C. Head
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you are entitled to compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle. Unfortunately, most insurance companies fight these claims and will require you to file suit. Then you will need an expert witness to prepare a report and testify to support your claim. Unless you have a high-value car, and your claim is substantial, the cost of the lawsuit and the witness fees would be prohibitive. The best way to determine the diminished value without hiring an expert would be to take your car...

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  4. Is the lawyer supposed to get more in a personal injury suit than the client?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Jason Eric Kipness
    3 lawyer answers

    I don't understand why out-of-state lawyers continue to answer questions for states where they are not licensed and not qualified. I am a personal injury attorney licensed in Arizona. The out-of-state lawyers are correct when they saying that the attorney's fee is governed by your written contract. There is also an ethical requirement in Arizona that the attorney's fee be reasonable. If you do not feel it is reasonable you may contact the State Bar of Arizona for assistance. Before...

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  5. Car accident, determining the value of a totaled car in WA state

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3 lawyer answers

    If you want your car fixed by the responsible party you're going to have to wait until somebody takes responsibility for the crash. If it turns out that one driver was in fact responsible, that person's insurance (presuming they had some) will would be responsible for all damages caused by the collision. Unfortunately, in a multi-car collision that is the fault of one driver, there is often insufficient property damage coverage to repair all of the vehicles. In that case you have to look to...

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  6. Where can I find the description of what consitutes running a red light, and testing of the traffic lights for delay in AZ

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    1 lawyer answer

    ARS 28-645 A.3. (a)Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c) of this paragraph, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal alone shall stop before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown.... "Intersection" is defined elsewhere in Title 28. A report regarding the timing of traffic lights can be obtained from the street department of the city in which the ticket was received.

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  7. I rceived a ticket for going 40 mph in a 25 mile zone. I asked the police officer to show me the radar and he did not.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Florencia Candy Rueda
    2. Gil Shuga
    3. Thomas Harlan Swain
    3 lawyer answers

    I am an attorney licensed in Arizona. The police officer was not required to show you the radar. In Arizona typical traffic cases are civil, not criminal. Therefore the state has a much lower standard to find you responsible. An Arizona licensed attorney experienced in handling traffic cases may be able to successfully defend you. But you have to decide if it is worth the expense. Gil Shuga Law Office of Gil Shuga Mesa, AZ 480-854-4766 www.gilshuga.com

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  8. I have received 3 speeding tickets from those ridiculous radar sensors...

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    1 lawyer answer

    When you say your dad was “served” do you mean a process server actually served him with the summons, or did he simply receive the ticket in the mail? Either way, he should not be responsible unless he accepts responsibility and “admits” it is him in the photos. You still must be properly served in order for the court to find you responsible. Mailing it to you is not service under the rules unless you voluntarily accept service by signing it and sending it back, acknowledging that you...

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  9. Sue a company

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Gil Shuga
    1 lawyer answer

    I do not know if your husband is an idiot. But whether his “signing off” (or agreeing to a settlement, if that is what really occurred) is binding on you, depends upon the type of claim it is. If it is an injury claim where you were separately hurt then no, he can not waive your claim. If he was hurt, and you want to bring a claim for loss of consortium (love and affection) because of his injury, then it is waived as your claim only exists if his does (that is called a derivative claim.)...

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  10. Car Crashed Into My Home, Now what Should I do?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. A J Mitchell
    2. Gil Shuga
    2 lawyer answers

    Check with your own insurance company before you make any claims against the driver who crashed into your house. By accepting money for your losses from your own policy you may have assigned your right to purse the individual who caused the damage to your own insurance company. If so, that company may file a claim against the other driver and get your deductible back in the process. If your insurance contract has this requirement and you pursue the other driver without your insurance company’...

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