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  • WA state, fender bender, no injuries, minor damage, info exchanged. One party calls police. Are both parties required to wait?

    Assume a slow moving rear end collision. it is obvious who is liable, both parties properly exchanged DL, contact and insurance information per RCW 46.52 and there are no injuries. No alcohol or drugs are involved. One party insists on calling pol...

    Gregory’s Answer

    One is not required to wait in this situation, but it would be best to wait.

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  • Do I need car accident attorney

    A kid rear ended me to he has no license he hit and ran the police found him cause I got his plates I'm not sure if his parents have insurance

    Gregory’s Answer

    If this was a collision with injury, I would recommend contacting a personal injury attorney for assistance. If you were not injured, you will want to pursue a claim through the at-fault's liability insurance. If the at-fault was driving uninsured, contact your automobile insurance company. You may be able to receive financial compensation through your car insurance policy.

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  • I was injured in an auto accident, the drivers license was suspended and he did not have insurance. He was at fault and sited.

    Can I sue for this and how? I had a broken sternum in 3 places, 8 fractured ribs, and several vertebrae fractured. I had a large hole on my chin and a large hematoma on the same shin. The person who hit us was sited and at fault and he is also...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Depending on your car insurance coverage, you may have under or uninsured motorist coverage. This is insurance coverage available to you through your own insurance provider to help pay for damages. Secondly, it would be best to have an attorney perform a thorough investigation, with the assistance of private investigators, to find out about the at fault party. If they were on the job at the time of the collision, their employer may be held liable. It is important to focus on your recovery and let a legal professional do the investigating for you. Most attorneys work on a contingency fee, allowing you to retain counsel without paying a retainer fee or hourly fees. I would recommend contacting a personal injury attorney near you.

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  • Can a Canadian student sue for vehicle damage after a collision in Michigan. There was a police report and she is 100% at fault.

    I have a Canadian license. and Ontario car insurance. It seems in Michigan, the way it works is everyone has their own insurance to cover them selves. And they gave up their right to sue each other. But I am from Canada. In Canada, our insurance c...

    Gregory’s Answer

    If you have car insurance, then your insurance company should be reaching out to the insurance company of the at fault driver. They should be responsible for paying the damages. I would suggest calling a personal injury attorney near the area in which the collision occurred. Using AVVO to select an attorney in that particular location is an excellent idea.

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  • Does son need defense attorney?

    Insurance company notified son they were in receipt of a settlement demand. Advised that he may employ personal counsel. He was involved in a multi-car collision. Passenger of one vehicle retained attorney and is "demanding" from son's insuranc...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Your son's insurance company will use their own attorney to handle the case, but you may also want to check with a civil attorney outside of your insurance company just to be safe.

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  • Do you handle insurance claims not paid out over period of years.

    I am one of many retired disabled firefighters from the City of Atlanta who did not receive insurance money owed according to the insurance policy in force at the time of my injury. This injury led to my disability.This issue goes back as long as...

    Gregory’s Answer

    I would recommend contacting an attorney in your area about this as soon as possible. It is important to act quickly on this!

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  • If I have been given a home for 1 dollar , and it burns am I insured under the policy

    yes my house burnt last year , my dogs and partner where inside and me as well , they ended up hospitilazed and me kinda ok, and my partner had given me a deed that was preepaired by attorney and notorized , house burnt following month and never r...

    Gregory’s Answer

    You should speak with a legal professional who can go over the facts of the case. There are many factors, as listed in the previous responses, that play a major role in your case. I would recommend contacting an attorney in your area as soon as possible.

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  • What do insurance company's HAVE to give if your vehicle is totaled in an accident where the other party is at fault?

    Blue book value on my vehicle is about 1800.00 BUT that's not considering it's in EXCELLENT repair. I also had it painted less than 2 weeks ago. I will not be able to get a quality vehicle for that little. Comparable miles and quality are running ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Unfortunately, next to physical injury, property damage is often one of the greatest losses in any collision. Property damage claims can be costly to pursue, and this is the reasoning behind many legal professionals' tendencies to not pursue these types of claims. Most of the time an insurance company will only offer you something around KBB value. If you can demonstrate that you recently paid for work done to the vehicle, then you may want to share the receipts with your insurance company.

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  • Will my auto insurance help me if my deductible is higher than the damage caused by the other driver?

    I was rear-ended by a driver in Redmond WA. The driver originally offered to pay out of pocket, bypassing their own insurance. After I showed the driver a written estimate from the body shop for $500, the driver stopped responding to me. My ded...

    Gregory’s Answer

    You may want to ask your insurance company to contact 3rd party's insurance on your behalf. These are questions that you should be asking your insurance company as well.

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  • How can my Grandparents avoid $12,000 Monthly in nursing home fees? This fee is impossible.

    My Grandparents moved in a home 3 weeks ago & recently discovered that they are responsible for $12,000 monthly. My Grandmother is in independent living & Grandfather was in nursing (up to a few days ago.) Now, Grandfather is in the hospital due ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Contact an Elder Law Attorney as soon as possible.

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