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Mark Andrew Greenberg

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  • Lent out my car to a friend, they got into an at fault accident I found out my insurance was lapsed but they do have insurance..

    I have an auto repair shop, I have a few friends that hand around most of the day. A daughter of one of my buddies has a breakdown and called to see if we could help her with a tow. I said sure, sent my friend to tow her.... I also sent one of t...

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes, Yes, and Maybe. If your shop owned the truck, then they can sue both your friend and the shop. If the truck was titled in your personal name (not business), then they can sue both your friend, you personally, and possibly your shop if they claim your friend was working for your business at the time of the crash.. Your friend's insurance will cover him, but it will not cover you. His insurance may or may not be sufficient, depending the amount of his Bodily Injury Liability coverage (ask him), and the extent of injuries.

    How long had your policy lapsed for? Many carriers allow for a grace period on late payments. Also, they are supposed to send you a notice of coverage lapsing due to non-payment and/or a renewal notice if the policy was at the end of its term.

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  • I was just sued for an accident that took place in 2008. I was given the ticket, although I was hit and my car damage...

    I went to court to fight the ticket and they didn't show. They threw the ticket out. What should be my next step? And if I write the court myself, what information should I include?

    Mark’s Answer

    Call your insurance company, asap. They have an obligation to defend you in the suit. They will pay for the attorney, and pay any judgment up to your policy limits. BUT, if you delay notifying the insurance company, they might be able to deny coverage if they can show they were prejudiced (or "harmed") by your late notice. So it is critical to call them now.

    If you have no insurance, then contact the Plaintiff's attorney and file a response in the court records. You file it by going to the clerk of court (located inside the courthouse), and handing them the document with the name of the case and case number on it.

    As a practical matter, however, most attorney's will not go after someone who has no insurance and no other assets because there is no money to recover. You driver's license, however, can be suspended if there is a judgment against you from an automobile accident. So again, it is best to call your insurance company or hire an attorney.

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  • 9 months has passed since my accident. PIP exhausted and Im ready to settle. But for how much?

    accident details. Stopped at red light with one car in front of me. was rear ended with the at fault car going around 50mph. rear collision then front collision. My injury results from the accident. 6 bulging dics and 2 herniated dics. most of whi...

    Mark’s Answer

    Hi, there are a lot of variables to what is a "fair" or appropriate settlement. Did you have any pre-existing injuries? Are there other claimants? What is the extent of your shoulder injury? Has anyone recommended surgery for your herniated disks? You need to speak with an attorney. Most PI attorneys will offer a free consultation. A reputable PI attorney can advise you, and then if you want you can try and settle it your self or go through the attorney. Keep in mind once you settle, the case is over - forever. So if you settle it yourself, and later find out your injuries are worse, there will not be anything you can do at that point. Good Luck!

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  • I read that after writing a demand letter I should send it certified mail and regular mail. My question is where do I send it

    the work office or home address

    Mark’s Answer

    If it is to an insurance company, send it to the adjuster who is working on the claim. That is the best way to reach the proper person. Be sure to include the claim number, as the mail is usually delivered to a mail room, and they will cross check the name with the claim number since adjuster's often change files.

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  • If a bench warrant is issued in the state of California for failure to appear will I it come up in a different state?

    A misdemeanor bench warrant for a failure to appear on a citation for under the influence. (non- traffic)

    Mark’s Answer

    It might. The bigger question, however, is would they extradite you back to CA for a misdemeanor? It's possible, but not likely because of the cost. Best thing to to do is to contact an attorney back in CA and try and get it resolved.

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