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  • Does the state of Maryland compensate for damages caused by a deer accident?

    My boyfriend was just in a car accident in which he hit a deer. The insurance is liability and does not cover fofr those damages. However, someone was telling us that he can get compensated through the state(we live in Maryland). Does anyone know for sure if this is true, and if so, what do or who we have to call to get that?

  • Im an american resident and i had a accident and now i cant move my arm im 18 and cant work?

    is there anything i can do to get help i mean can i appy for social security disablity checks or something

  • Is there a case, in the UK, for banning the use of mobile phones whilst walking in the streets.....?

    . .. Much play is made of the ban on mobile phone usage whilst driving, because it is a distraction from the task, and rightly so. In the meantime, pedestrians are still legally allowed to use a mobile phone whilst walking, crossing the road and generally negotiating the street.. Is it not time to make pedestrians responsible for their own actions.? I saw an incident, very recently, in which a pedestrian stepped out into the road and collided with a car, at a road junction, with her mobile phone firmly stuffed into the ear, eyes up in the air and arms swirling about like a windmill.. Clearly, this person was not in contact with the real world, and was stunned to discover that a car might actually turn into the junction.. The lights on the pedestrian crossing were at green for the traffic (and was therefore, by default, at "WAIT" for the pedestrians).. Luckily, the car driver was alert and observant and was able to stop almost instantly.. The woman just shrieked "Where the F*** did that come from.?" in reference to the car.. She was lucky that it was only the car's door mirror that made contact with her.. She claimed that she never saw the car even though it was already passing her before she stepped out, nor that the crossing lights were against her.! The question also poses itself.. Why was the motorist singled out as the responsible person, and why was he breathalised when he was clearly not drunk.. The driver was treated like a criminal, whilst the pedestrian was treated like a victim.. She was a victim of sorts, a victim of her own carelessness.! So, the question remains - Should pedestrians be banned from using their mobile phones whilst walking in the streets.? .. .

  • Can my friend really get sued for a little fender bender?

    A friend of mine just got into a little fender bender. Problem is she is 19 years old and she drives a range rover. She swerved into the other lane to avoid hitting cones/other objects that signified the lane was closed. The man she barely hit was an asian man who barely spoke english who drove a piece of crap honda. He got out of his car holding his head and complained to the police that his head won't stop hurting, etc. He went to the hospital and the police told my friend they don't even know why he went because the wreck was not that bad AT ALL. Can he seriously sue her?

  • 2nd No fault accident in 1 year.?

    I had one accident in April 2007, and I had one last week. And interesting thing is on both accident, I was not at fault. In the first accident one drunk driver hit me from the back and on the second accident one careless driver hit me on a traffic light/Red light. On both occasion, I was not at fault. On the first accident I was injured in the back, and I sometimes still feel pain and on this second accident, my car is totalled and I am hurt again. One of the attorney told me that my case is weaker the second time because I had a previous case (the last case is pending) and I the injuries in this accident could be linked to previous accident. So what should I do any suggestion. I am in florida.

  • Car accident settlement.. idiots?

    i was in a car accident reciently ... the idiot was not looking and rear ended me.... i my car was messed up... i had a small car and he was in a big freakin truck .. anyways what do you think ill get out of it,,,, i have to do therapy for like 3 months and fix my car .. im probably gonna loose my job.... does anyone pay attention anymore,.. i remember the days when all you had to mess with was the radio and your kids,,,, now its cell phone, mp3 player, radio, gps , kids., tv's in the car, sound systems, why dont people pay attention to the road anymore

  • What law in Arizona states you must carry car insurance?

    What law is it, and what does it state...verbatum..

  • Can i claim compensation for whiplash against my partner?

    Hi, my partner was driving my car, he is insured to drive it, however due to his own fault as unfortunate as it was, we were hit from the side, resulting in me getting whiplash and receiving medical treatment for it. My question is can i claim compensation for whiplash when its my car on my insurance with him as a named driver yet he was driving. Many thanks in advance xx

  • I was at a dead stop and was involved in a rear end collision.?

    I was uninsured at the time, I already know this is irresponsible.. (Lets just say being a single parent is very difficult in these economic times). To make matter worst they suspended my car registration the very same day. Does the insurance company have to pay for my car damages? I know pain and suffering is not an option.

  • Can I be compensated for a car accident that wasnt my fault?

    I got into a wreck and it wasnt my fault. I was wondering if i could be compensated anything more past the cost of repairs to my car. I did not got to the hospital...yet. This happened 2 days ago.

  • My mom was in a car accident last year and she can sue the person driving?

    My mom was in a car accident with her best friend last year and she has already received compensation from the person that hit them in the rear of the car . She has has multiple problems since then , And her chiropractor says thathe4r insurance will not pay for her visits because she has trauma to her back that comes from a car accident and the physical therapy that he was giving her is not and will not help So she wants to know if she is able to sue her friends insurance? if so what steps do she have to take ?

  • Can someone explain somethings about Car Insurance to me?

    Okay, long story short. Last week I got in a car accident with some friends. My back is messed up and I went to the doctor Monday. He told me that my lower back muscles, tendons, and my lumbar are all swollen and sprained. My parents want my friend's family's insurance to pay for the doctor bills, plus they want to get me something (I think it's called compensation or something, I can't remember) basically, the insurance company will pay me money. I guess my questions are just these: If you were my friend's parents in this situation, would you be mad? Is my family technically suing my friend's family? Does her family find out about this or is it all confiential between me, my parents, and the insurance? We live in Washington state and got in an accident on the Interstate, heading down to Seattle for the afternoon, if it changes anything

  • Am i being scammed by friend?

    I received a insurance settlement on November 25 for a car accident lawsuit as I was the passenger. I went through a friends moms attorney and went through physical therapy. I went too friends mom too pick up my settlement check and she wouldn't hand over check unless I promised too give her son $500 with no just cause or with no reason for me too give them any money because the check was under my name and she didn't do anything for me that would warrant her or her son to receive any compensation. I went too pick up check and she made write a document saying I (me) promise to pay (friends mom) $500 on November 28. Is that a legally binding contract if there was no reason givin on note or there was no compensation on my behalf? She disnt give me money or loan me anything she just had possession of my check which was rightfully mine. She just wanted money as a thank you. Can she Sue me if I don't pay? She didn't do any services for me in order for her too receive any settlement money. I just signed the paper cus she wouldn't hand me my check? I didn't write any specifics on the paper I just wrote I will give you $500 and I didn't put no reason. I don't know how too reply too post so if anyone answers please tell me how to reply. Thank you

  • Can a company legally get away with this?

    The company I work has an really unreasonable set of rules in our employee handbook. It came to light last week that it is not enforced unilaterally across the company either. The front office area does not follow the "demerit system" for attendance while the data processing and call center areas have fired several employees over the past several months for reaching the "maximum" points allowed for calling in sick or being late for work. There is no grace period for being late...including things out of your control such being in a car accident. They even gave one of the employees a demerit for leaving work early...she had a heart attack at work and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. My employer states that the line "manager's discretion" saves their butt but I don't believe it does. Is what they are doing legal?

  • How successful is a no win no fee personal injury claim?

    I have had a traffic accident, as a passenger. my friend was driving a hired car. he lost control and hit it into a tree. i got some whiplash from the hit, and my neck is sore. it was previously sore due to a sports injury but now is more sore and gives headaches. so what size of compensation payout am i looking at? i mean, i'm not taking time off work, but need physio and need painkillers. also what are the flaws of no win no fee? if i don't win, don'it i have to pay the opponents costs? also when they do the medical checks to see the extent of pains, would they be able to attribute the pains only to the accident, because i don't want them minimising the importance of the accident with the excuse that it was from an old injury? does anyone have a similar experience?

  • What does indemnify mean? what does this letter mean?? MIB letter?

    hi my son died in a car crash and his passenger is claiming from the Motor Insurance Bureau for his injuries. I received a letter yesterday asking me to sign this agreement so the MIB can represent me. it also said "i hereby agree to indemnify mib or thier agents, and to repay them all sums paid by them in respect of any settlement of any such claim (including the costs of the claimants). what does this mean? i was told MIB would pay everything including his compensation, is this right? what does this sentence in the agreement i have to sign mean?? I am going to phone them on Friday when the person dealing with it is there but i really want to know now. please help

  • How do they continue to live?

    My friend was in an auto accident and was badly hurt. She can't go to work because she was injured so badly. Is she out of pocket for the money? Can't she go to her company and use insurance or something. I mean...what happens to her living expenses? Does she just have to live off credit cards until the car that hit her pays up?

  • What should I do in this minor accident?

    I am a 17 year old teen driver, and recently had an altercation in a small T-intersection in a residential district in the state of Georgia. I was driving behind a car and I stopped behind a lady at a stopped sign. I was watching my left and right to anticipate traffic before my turn like I always do and sped up seeing that there was no crossing traffic. The most decisions was not looking forward and assuming that the car in front had already turned and already left. I hit her with a small thud. I exited to small car and confronted the lady. We were both very calmed and I apologized. I gave her my name, home phone number, insurance company, and policy number. However, I told her not to call the police because as a young (and dumb) driver I was really scared. The damage was very minor, with no damage on my part, and a very small dent on her car. I did not ask for any of her information (number, name, and contact) because I was really nervous for this was my first accident. Is it okay that we didn't call the police and file a police report? Can I settle this by just making a financial payment to her for compensation? I would not want it to go through insurance because my parents would kill me if the insurance rose up.

  • Car Accident How Much Should I Push For?

    I was in a head on collision a guy ran a red light and hit me head on while i was waiting in a turning lane (not moving) and then he tried to get away lucky for me someone went and chased him down they my vehicle was totaled and priced at 5919.92 my face was extremely bruised and burned. my shoulder is still very sore along with my ribs my newborn was in the back seat although unharmed he will need a new car seat being it was in a accident. my new under armor hoodie was always burned from the air bag and i needed medical attention afterwards how much should i push for a settlement with allstate?

  • What is the point of all these compensation adverts?

    when you ring them they more or less tell you "you should've been looking where you're going". But surely, thats what an accident is...? I just don't get it!!