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  • Should it be mandatory for victims of a multi rollover car accident to be taken to the Hospital?

    My son was involved in a car accident as a "ride share passenger". He was going back to The University Of Washington where he is a student. It was March 24th 10:00am, and the driver fell asleep at the wheel. An I witness stated the car flipped at ...

    Mark’s Answer

    You didn't state whether your son was actually injured. Need this info before question can really be answered. Also you didn't indicate son's age which is also important.

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  • My husband got into an accident,it was his fault. We have insurance. That was 2011. Now he and the insurance are getting sued.

    They are siring for medical and future medical.

    Mark’s Answer

    Your insurance company should be handling this claim. I strongly recommend that you make immediate contact with your husband's attorney to answer any questions you may have.

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  • Do I need an attorney

    a driver hit my car & her insurer, Amica, wants to declare my car totaled. However, there is a lien on my car and Amica said they'd pay off loan, but that would leave me with nothing to work with to get another vehicle. I am, at this time, in a re...

    Mark’s Answer

    As a NM attorney based in Albuquerque, I must tell you that AMICA is only required to pay you the market value of the vehicle irrespective of what you owe on the vehicle. You are upside down in your loan. Give me a call at 505-883-5000 and I would be happy to give you more detail of your rights under NM law.

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  • Rear-end accident

    Hi, In 05/2011 my car was rear ended on a red light intersection and other drivers insurance company has denied claim. I had to seek medical attention and still have reoccurring pain. Please let me know what are my options. Thank you

    Mark’s Answer

    Use AVVO to locate a personal injury attorney in your city ASAP. Don't let the insurance company take advantage of you. You need a personal injury attorney to fight with you.

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  • Insurance company only offering 1/2 compensation

    says no proof of damage, although made out an accident report stating $949.00 damages, and multiple pictures available

    Mark’s Answer

    Hopefully you only have property damage and no personal injuries. Then you should just file a lawsuit in small claims court and let a judge decide against the insurance company. It appears like you have all the evidence you need to prove the judge that you have a valid claim.

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  • Can you sue a carrier company when something falls off the truck like gravel and hits your windshield and cracks it

    I called the company they said take us to court. Driving down the highway a truck in the far left lane had rocks come off its bed while carrying a bobcat . I had a witness in the driver seat say when everything was falling off to get over well I c...

    Mark’s Answer

    It would be much easier to have your own insurance company pay for the windshield. However, you should be able to sue in the county where the incident took place. No lawyer will take your case. You need to sue in small claims court. The company may just be testing you to see if you are serious about the claim. If you file a small claims suit, they may have to hire an attorney and get the driver back to your state for a court appearance. This would cost them too much money, and they would settle. Don't forget to add the new court costs to the total amount of your claim

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  • In a car v. motorcycle accident who is at fault most of

    the time?

    Mark’s Answer

    Fault is dictated by the actions of the parties involved, not the type of vehicle involved. A good indicator of fault may be the police report. The officer appears at the scene shortly after the vehicular accident, talks with the parties and witnesses, evaluates the damage to the vehicles, considers the design of the roadway and ultimatley makes his best conclusion about who is at fault. Police reports are sometimes wrong, but I have found that they are the best indicator of fault.

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  • I have truck accident case and just curious if, is it allowed or Ok to ask my lawyer how much is my case wort?

    So many people had been bugging me about my case that I now also became curious of how much is my case worth?

    Mark’s Answer

    You should have frank and open discussions with your attorney. It is absolutely OK to discuss the value with your attorney. All communications between you and your attorney are confidential. Your lawyer may not be yet able to tell you the value if you haven't finished treating with doctors.

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  • I drive a tractor trailer and i was in a accident and i was wondering if i could sue them, i did not have medical payments on it

    i did not go to hospital and as a result i now have 3 hernias and may have to quit driving. the insurance was on my own tractor trailer.

    Mark’s Answer

    First, you need to determine who was at fault. You can bring a claim against the other person's insurance company if they were at fault. Second, you need your physician to state whether the hernias were a direct cause from the impact in the collision. Is your doctor willing to state that you received permanent injuries that will prevent you from driving. Third, you should contact a personal injury attorney to help you. Sit down with the attorney over a cup of coffee at a free consultation and let him ask you some questions that will help determine what your next step should be.

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  • I was in a fender bender 1 week back. I was hit on my bumper when waiting to turn. The other driver left. CanI file late report

    I was coming out of a parking lot. I live in CA. What all should I do

    Mark’s Answer

    You should immediately file your own police report at your local police station AND you should immediately contact your own insurance company. You should be able to get the damages to your vehicle repaired under your own uninsured motorist coverage which covers hit and runs.

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