This happened in July 28 of this year. I was stopped at a Red Light at the end of the 91 Freeway where the freeway transforms into Artesia Boulevard. While being stopped, a Toyota rearended me not once but twice. The first impact, pushed my car t...
If you have auto insurance, turn it over to your insurance company immediately. The adjuster for your claim will handle it. If a lawsuit is field against you and you get served with it, turn it over to you insurance adjuster or local agent. That is what you pay all this money for insurance.See question
I was involved in a car accident no injuries In DEC 2015 . I was driving my dad vehicle in which i am not a driver included on his insurance.policy. Police report states it is inconclusive, other party insurance denied to pay for my dad's vehicle...
In most cases the car insurance follows the car first and then looks to the driver. The coverage usually extends to all drivers who live with your dad. The insurance would usually cover your dads's car for any damage caused by careless operation of someone living with him, UNLESS your dad's auto policy expressly excludes coverage if the car is driven by you or anyone other than your dad.
From the limited information it your post sounds like there may an exclusion in your dad's policy. This is very common with lesser known insurance companies who offer small polices that are enough to fulfill California's law that all cars on the road carry insurance. These companies offer very cheap rates because they have so many limits on what they will cover.
In most auto crash cases the insurance companies contact each other to verify there is coverage on the other party's car so they can get paid back for any money they pay their policy holder for damage to his or her car.
In order for your license to be suspended the other driver or perhaps his or her insurance company will have to file a lawsuit against you and possibly your dad. They will have to win the lawsuit by showing you were at fault for the crash. If that happens the court will enter a judgment against you and in favor of the other side. Once a judgment is entered the other side can get papers from the court confirming the judgment against you sent to the DMV and they will suspend your license as long as the judgment remains unpaid. There may be some ways to get around the suspension if this happens. I recommend you contact a lawyer who handles insurance coverage matters as soon as possible.See question
I live in Southern California and last night around 7:25pm I was on my motorcycle and attempted to filter up between cars and two cars were really close together. I tried to see if I could fit between them and I bumped the mirror of one car with m...
Here is what California Vehicle Code, Section 20002 says:
(a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident
resulting only in damage to any property, including vehicles, shall
immediately stop the vehicle at the nearest location that will not
impede traffic or otherwise jeopardize the safety of other motorists.
Moving the vehicle in accordance with this subdivision does not
affect the question of fault. The driver shall also immediately do
either of the following:
(1) Locate and notify the owner or person in charge of that
property of the name and address of the driver and owner of the
vehicle involved and, upon locating the driver of any other vehicle
involved or the owner or person in charge of any damaged property,
upon being requested, present his or her driver's license, and
vehicle registration, to the other driver, property owner, or person
in charge of that property. The information presented shall include
the current residence address of the driver and of the registered
owner. If the registered owner of an involved vehicle is present at
the scene, he or she shall also, upon request, present his or her
driver's license information, if available, or other valid
identification to the other involved parties.
(2) Leave in a conspicuous place on the vehicle or other property
damaged a written notice giving the name and address of the driver
and of the owner of the vehicle involved and a statement of the
circumstances thereof and shall without unnecessary delay notify the
police department of the city wherein the collision occurred or, if
the collision occurred in unincorporated territory, the local
headquarters of the Department of the California Highway Patrol.
(b) Any person who parks a vehicle which, prior to the vehicle
again being driven, becomes a runaway vehicle and is involved in an
accident resulting in damage to any property, attended or unattended,
shall comply with the requirements of this section relating to
notification and reporting and shall, upon conviction thereof, be
liable to the penalties of this section for failure to comply with
(c) Any person failing to comply with all the requirements of this
section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding
six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000),
or by both that imprisonment and fine.
I recommend you spend a few dollars on a short consultation with a criminal defense attorney before you contact the police. Most criminal defense attorneys offer free initial consultations. There may be some defenses that justify your conduct,.See question
So I was in a rear end collision. The person that hit new it was her fault. We exchanged info' and I had her write down the date, street the accident happened. Also that she hit me and that she is at fault. She wants to pay out of pocket but is gi...
If you have insurance contact your company and they should verify if there is coverage for the other driver's car. Don't forget to report the crash to the DMV on their SR-1 form if there was any personal injury or more than $750 in property damage. Google SR-1 and the form with directions will come up.See question
A stranger and I missed a bus out of town this afternoon, but her girlfriends were in a car, offering to take her to try to catch it ahead, a few cities North. An attendant suggested I ask if I could join them. They let me. The driver accidenta...
If what you say is true and you told the truth to police, you should not have any liability.
Unfortunately anyone can sue anyone for anything in our country. The real question is whether the lawsuit will be successful.
Again, if what you are saying is the whole truth, you shouldn't have to look over your shoulder.
You are not obligated to give anyone a statement about the crash unless you are served with a subpoena, which could happen if there is a dispute as what really happened in this case. If you get served with a subpoena then make sure to ask for witness fees - which are $35 plus 20 cents per mile both ways to and from the deposition or court appearance.See question
I was involved in a rear end collision where the driver abruptly in front of me stops in mid traffic without signal to wait to to turn into a parking lot.. This was a two way lane there was no turning lane. I kept a safe and reasonable distance be...
California uses a sliding scale called comparative fault to allocate fault in situations like this. While the fact that you hit the car ahead of you speaks for itself on whether or not you were following at a safe distance, there can be an allocation or parceling of fault among the parties that may impact the value of any injury claim.See question
I got hit from behind by a company vehicle it was in deed his fault. I have back and kneck injury due to the force and impact from behind
Yes you sue the driver and owner, in this case a company, of the car that hit you. I would take advantage of the free consultations offered by most consumer attorneys first to see if you can resolve your case without a lawsuit.See question
-I hit a ladies 2005-2010 Prius in the back, only visible damage was paint trade off -My insurance refuses to cover the cost, claiming our insurance had expired February 2nd (accident occurred February 4th) -I got a letter from the ladies insura...
Take your car to a trusted auto body shop and ask for a repair estimate. Tell the estimator you are paying cash and not going through any insurance company.See question
I was hit from the rear end at a red light.
First things first. Seek medical care if you think you may be injured from the crash.
Whether not you need to get an attorney depends on how you are treated by the involved insurance companies.
Chances are that if you are writing this some insurance Compnay is going to challenge the extent of your harms and losses from the crash.
Since most consumer attorneys offer FREE consultations, why not avail yourself to one?See question
Parking lot fender bender. My insurance company investigated and decided it was a 50/50 accident. The other driver says her insurance company has said they will pay the 50% and my insurance has agreed to cover the other 50%. She has contacted me s...
Yes the other driver can take you to small claims court. You will get an opportunity to tell the court you version of the crash facts.
You should also report any lawsuit you receive to your car insurance agent or company.See question