Last week my son went through a horrific car accident on the highway. The driver of the car smashed into him and then fled the scene, leaving my son flipped over in the middle of the highway with traumatic injuries. The owner of the car is now rep...
First, I am sorry to hear about your son's serious injuries.
To answer your question directly, the owner of the car can report it stolen at any time. However, whether their insurance company accepts their claim that it was stolen is another issue. Either way your son has a right to pursue compensation for his injuries, and may hold the owner and operator responsible. In fact, he has potentially several cases that are linked together. You and your son should consult with an experienced car accident, personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There are many issues that need to be addressed. A consultation is free.
I hope this helps in the meantime.
How long do you have to serve a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court in Massachusets? (over $50k) If you haven't been able to serve what kind of motion do you use to request an extension?
You have 90 days to file the Return of Service with the court (not to make service on the defendant). If you need more time you can file for an extension during that time period.
If you are pursuing a lawsuit and do not have an attorney, I suggest that you consult with one in the field of law that you are involved in.
I had a green light taking a left to get into another steeet. I took the left turn because the vehicle in front of me flashed there lights and came to an abrupt stop to let me know to go. However, this was a yellow solid intersection and another v...
I'm sorry to hear about this preventable crash. If you are still injured you should continue to seek follow-up medical care. See your PCP. Ask whether you need x-rays or physical therapy. If you do need medical treatment then you should consult an experienced car accident attorney in Boston. Based on the facts that you stated, your lawyer would need to do a full investigation including getting the videos, if possible. Do you have photos of your car or the accident scene? In the meantime, be very careful how you answer questions about the incident, such as filling out a Personal Injury Protection Application. I suggest that you call an attorney for a free telephone consultation. I hope this answers your questions.See question
I was side swiped while parked. My policy was canceled without my knowledge. Will i get my car repaired thru the other i surance if theyre at fault?
The real answer to your question is possibly. Let me explain. Your auto insurance could have (and probably would have) covered you if it had not been cancelled. Then you insurance company would go after the other insurance company to get their money back. However, you may well get paid despite your policy being cancelled. To do that you will have to know the at-fault vehicle, and driver, (hopefully you reported the incident to the police). You make a claim against the other driver through his or her insurance company but they may decide not to voluntarily pay. If that happens, you will have to bring a claim in court, most likely small claims court depending on the cost of repair. If you had had Collision coverage - not just Limited Collision coverage - on your active policy you would not have to deal with the other driver or his/her company at all.See question
If a municipality does not properly keep a street and you suffer an injury, do you sue for negligence, for personal injury or both? One causes the other but do they get listed separately in a lawsuit?
"Personal Injury" is not a legal theory for a case. The theories might include "negligence" or "strict liability" or "breach of warranty." Also, cases against a municipality are very specific and governed by Mass. General Laws c.258. There are other considerations that would need to be addressed once more facts were provided.See question
When the city is negligent of not keeping proper lights on a street and there is an accident that it has been their fault and someone dies, is the claim for negligence, for wrongful death or for both?
I would need to know additional facts to properly assess your situation. However, as far as suing a city for not keeping proper lights on a street, there are a number of specific issues that include: a "Presentment Requirement," a monetary cap for damages against a city ($5,000 for a defect in a public way and $100,000 for general negligence). There are also a number of cases that have been decided to protect a city from similar situations, such as a case against the City of Cambridge. If you post more details I may be able to better advise you.See question
If you were driving without a driver's license in Massachusetts, does your auto insurance have to cover any claims against you if you hit someone and they get injured?
Without knowing details about who owned the car, who registered the car, who was the "named insured" on the auto policy, generally the answer is probably not.See question
The specific situation is: she was travelling in the most left lane and she realizes that a police officer wants to pull her over. but the police officer did not tail gating her instead, he lower down his window and pointing his finger at her and ...
As a Massachusetts car crash lawyer I suggest that you do not contact the police at all. You can find out when the officer's report will be completed and then request it or pick it up at the police station. A lawyer like me can review it for you at no cost and better apprise you of the situation and advise you of what your options are. Alternatively, you can consult with an attorney who can request the police report directly. In the meantime, to the best your wife can, hold off speaking with any insurance companies. hope this helps for now.See question
A roommate borrowed my car while I was out of town. They do not have a license or insurance. They got into an accident that basically totaled my car. The other driver drove away and did not exchange info. A state trooper was on the scene and infor...
I am sorry to hear about your situation.
There are a few considerations to answer your question: did your roommate have your permission to drive your car at the time of the crash? Did you know, or should you have known, that he was going to drive it? Did you know that he didn't have a license? Did your roommate "regularly" use (drive or ride as a passenger) in your car?
Also, check your auto policy to see if you have "Collision"coverage - not just "Limited Collision."
All that said if you did not have insurance coverage then you will not be covered. Unlike a claim for injury, there is no "Uninsured Motorist" coverage for property or collision damage.
I hope this answers your question.
I wish you the best of luck.
I was at fault in an accident in which my vehicle was totaled. My valuation of my vehicle (I have evidence) is $1111 higher ($4561) than their valuation ($3450). The insurance company no longer wishes to negotiate and is invoking arbitration. Do I...
The initial question is: whose insurance company are you referring to? Your's or the other vehicle's (assuming it is a 2-vehicle crash). It would be the other vehicle's insurance company if you did not have "Collision" (or "Limited Collision") coverage on *your* policy. If it is your company, then you are bound to arbitration by the terms of your policy. If you are making a property damage claim against the other driver's insurance company then you may well have the option of filing in small claims court. I trust this answer helps.See question