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
The other party in a child support case has filed a "recusal" of the judge because they were not satisfied with the judgement , claiming the trial was "unfair"
Typically, a Motion to Recuse is made *before* the case goes to trial. The motion is - believe it or not - decided by the same judge who the motion is trying to recuse. There is a 2-step consideration for the judge making the decision: the first is subject (can this judge believe that he/she could be fair) and second, objectively, would a reasonable person conclude that this judge be fair.
That said, it may well be too late for the party to file a motion to recuse. There are other motions the party could file or an appeal. You may want to file a short opposition.
I trust this answer helps and sets you in the right direction.
Although not stated in your question, I assume you were injured in the fall.
The next couple of issues to answer your question are:
(1) What caused you to fall down the stairs? Was there something wrong with them?
(2) Who owned the house? Was the stairway a common stairway in a complex?
(3) If you did not own the house was there a maintenance company that was responsible for the condition of the stairway?
Once I have this information I could answer your question.
In short: Friday I was hit on MA 24 southbound, when somebody swerved into my lane, then she sped up in traffic, and I pursued her until she eventually pulled over (Long enough for me to get her plate number). She approached my car and offered me...
First, I am sorry to hear about your ordeal and the damage to your tooth.
Based on the information that you provided you may have several options and should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible; you can find one on Avvo by looking at ratings and reviews. If the driver and/or vehicle was identified then you could have a personal injury case against her, and possibly the owner of the car if it not her. You likely have what is called an "Uninsured Motorist" claim. This type of claim is made with your insurance company - you have been paying for this coverage. The amount that you could recover depends in part on your auto policy. If I were to see your "Coverage Selections Page" I could tell you what the limits are. In the meantime, you should follow-up getting all the dental and medical care that you need. You can sort out the payments later.
I hope this information is helpful to you.
Was a passenger in husbands vehicle, I was injured, they decided it was his fault months later and he was giving a surcharge.
First, I am sorry to hear that you have been injured. The situation that you have is not necessarily one in which you would sue your husband but rather you would make an insurance claim with his auto insurance company. They would not give him another surcharge or sue him. I can provide you more information once I have more details. There is no fee for a consultation. Thank you.See question
I am a mail man and was bit in the face by a dog. After I delivered a package and was returning to my truck I noticed a mand and a woman both walking dogs and they were walking towards me. I tried to walk off to the side but the dog that was bei...
First, I am sorry to hear about this incident and your serious injury to your face.
There are many questions to address and an attorney would want to view the wound and scar in person. You should consult with a Personal Injury attorney who has successfully handled both dog bite cases and scarring, preferably facial scarring, cases. You can look on Avvo for a top-rated personal injury attorney and read his reviews to see if any of them are from dog bite or scarring cases.
I hope this helps.
I have a law suit right now against my neighbor as there dog attacked me three years ago and I have injuries, there house is for sale right now, can I put a Lein on it now, or what can I do, as the homeowner insurance is avoiding me.
I am sorry to hear the injuries you suffered from being attacked by the dog.
The first question is do you have a formal lawsuit filed or have you just made a claim against the dog owners? You have 3 years from the date of injury - called a Statute of Limitations - to file a lawsuit. Check the exact dates and make sure the 3 years has not expired. If it is close you need to act immediately.
To answer your question directly, if the owner of the dog or the person in control of the dog at the time you were attacked has homeowners insurance, and the insurance policy is large enough to fully compensate you for your injuries then you probably do not need to worry about them moving or attaching their property. If, on the other hand, there is not enough insurance, then you may well want your lawyer to file a Motion for an Atachment, which would be decided by a judge.
I suggest that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney who has successfully resolved dog bite cases. You can check attorney reviews on Avvo to help you find one.
You may contact me for a free consultation. And review of your specific situation if you would like.
I hope this information helps for now.
Thank you, Scott
I started pallet jack training today at cns and halfway through the training they had the instructor had us run a course he had stood there for a little bit watching us then decided to leave and talk to the other trainer on the other side of the b...
First let me say that I am sorry to hear you have been injured at work.
The short answer to your question is yes, you should talk to a lawyer. You have 2 potential claims: 1 for worker's compensation and, depending on the facts, another for negligence/product liability.
You can find a personal injury lawyer through Avvo and consider the lawyer's rating and see what his clients say in their reviews. Please feel free to let me know if I can provide you with any more information.
I was in a car accident to where I was the passenger, who I was injured had to have back surgery.
First and foremost, I am sorry to hear that you have been seriously injured due to other drivers.
The short answer to your question is that if both drivers were at least 1% at fault, then yes, you can bring a claim against both drivers (which would be covered by their insurance companies). This means that if one car was mostly at fault but the other car (either car) was somewhat at fault and contributed to the crash, then you can have claim against both. That may - or may not - be the best way to proceed. I can explain in detail over the phone but not in this brief reply. There are many other facts that I would like to know before I could give you more specific options.
I, like others, offer a free consultation. I strongly suggest that you research personal injury injuries on Avvo who have extensive experience in motor vehicle cases, and whose clients have been pleased with their representation. But don't wait; time is not on your side. You want to be represented as soon as possible.
I hope this helps for now.