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  • If my 19 year old gets into a car accident, can the parent be held responsible

    my son leaves under my roof. He is 19 years old. He is driving just with a permit. He got his own car.

    Mark’s Answer

    It is possible even though he is over 18 years of age. For example, if your son, under these facts, causes a major car accident, with major damages that exceed the policy limits he or you have for his auto insurance, then it is quite possible an attorney would run an asset search and find that he lives at home with you. It is possible that an attorney would then try to go after other insurance coverages you may have (umbrella coverages), or even your home owners insurance. You really cannot avoid this possibility until he moves out on his own.

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  • If I was hit by somebody in an auto collision do I have to send out the SR1 form to the DMV?

    I was passing an intersection and was hit by a driver turning left. Theres only a few scratches. Both party's insurance companies are aware and have determined liability fault but I havent received anything from the DMV. I just got the estimat...

    Mark’s Answer

    You will need to file it with the DMV; and you can print up the forms on line at www.dmv.ca.gov. Do not wait for your insurance, and send it in even though it is past the 10 day deadline. You have to file one if the property damage is over $750.00, and/or there is a bodily injury. Make a copy for your records. If you do not file one, you run a risk that your license gets suspended, because the purpose of the SR-1 is to communicate insurance information. I hope this helps!

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  • I want to know what would happen to my nephew age 17 does not have driversl lic. and bumped into another car with my car?

    i have insurance but my nephew doesnt have a drivers lic. The other driver we agreed that we would not report to police because my nephew is a good kid but in return they want $ 5000 and the damage is merely a dent but thats the only way they wont...

    Mark’s Answer

    This is a civil matter. First, you need to report this to your insurance company and explain the facts of what occurred. Let them negotiate the settlement. Since your nephew was under age, he needed to have licensed driver with him over 25 years of age. Let your insurance deal with this and thank your lucky stars the damage was very little as it is very unlikely there will also be an injury claim; but if so, this is just another reason to report everything to your insurance. I hope this helps.

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  • Minor car accident 10/26/2007- under $1000 proberty damage $10000 in medical expenses between three people tyrng to settle

    Need help and advise on settling case with other party's insurance- they have been reluctant to give decent offer- Need lawyer or legal assist to help file claim in court- HELP

    Mark’s Answer

    I am assuming you either retained counsel or filed your case in Small Claims court yourself since it appears your statute of limitations expired in October 26, 2009. If you need more information, please post another question.

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  • I may need help to wrongful at fault accident.

    I was involved in an accident that the police officer says was my fault back in Sept. 08. I was just notified by my insurance company that the other party has been receiving medical attention and has gotten a lawyer. Is it wrong for them to wait t...

    Mark’s Answer

    You have good counsel right now: your insurance company. Wait and see what happens, but you are entitled to periodic updates. Hopefully the case will settle within your policy limits of $25,000.00. Right now you are in "wait and see mode."

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  • Valid Lawsuit against police dept?

    I was involved in an auto accident. The accident took place in the middle of an intersection. I was going southbound approaching an intersection in which the light was green for at least 5-8 seconds before I entered it. As I am entering the inters...

    Mark’s Answer

    I do not believe your case would be worth your valuable time on these facts; moreover, I am assuming you were not physically injured. It will be costly to go against the police on these facts that also needs to be considered. I highly advise you let your insurance company know your version of events.

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  • If I'm driving down a residential street and someone in a parked car suddenly opens his door and I hit the door, whose fault?

    Who's at fault if they suddenly open their door and I hit it?

    Mark’s Answer

    If you were in the normal flow of traffic, and the other party opened their door while you passed causing it to collide with your car, then the other party is at fault. Let your insurance handle this--give them all the information you have to support what you were doing, and where you were at the time of the impact.

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  • What is the probability that my husband is going to get deported?

    We got married and file the I-130 petition 3 months before he had a car accident. He got arrested because he was drunk. No one got injured and he paid everything. We have a three year old. Right now he is in removal proceedings. He is being here f...

    Mark’s Answer

    Your husband will need an experienced immigration lawyer. Check online with some Catholic charities; they sometimes have pro bono lawyers to help.

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  • My car was hit by a skateboarder while I was waiting to turn. Now, my insurance has notified me there is a lawyer involved...

    I had stopped at an intersection to turn right, moved forward into the crosswalk to gain visibility of oncoming traffic, waited for approximately 20 second before removing my foot from the brake. I had less than 1 mph when the skateboarder hit m...

    Mark’s Answer

    It is normal that they have legal representation. Legal liability will need to be established on these facts. You will need to give all information to your insurance company so they can assign counsel to represent you and protect you on the legal side. Witness statements indicating his speed will certainly help your side on liability.

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  • Hallo, I looking for serious personal injury refill lawyer. She or hi must be willing to come to me, because me disability

    all details I will like to discus in person. Thank you. LB jolienfree@yahoo.com

    Mark’s Answer

    I would be more than happy to help you with an answer if you could provide more information on your particular issue.

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