Questions tagged [accident]

An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

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If I cause a crash can I delete my dash cam footage?

If I am driving a car and get into a crash that is 100% my fault can I rip my dash cam down and delete the footage or completely refuse to give the footage to anyone or am I legally required to ...
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In the state of Michigan, can an employer be legally liable if an intoxicated employee hits and kills someone driving into work?

Under the doctrine of "respondeat superior", can an employer in Michigan be legally liable if an (intoxicated) non-salary employee hits and kills a person on their way to work? Would the ...
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Am I liable for damages if my car was pushed into another car by force?

Recently I've been the victim of a hit and run. My car was legally parked parallel to the street next to an garage entrance, another car was parked behind mine. Behind them also a garage entrance with ...
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Does replacing a gated fence with a gateless fence reduce backyard liabilities?

When I put in a pond, the city engineer warned I must have it built within a fence, to reduce liability, e.g. if a child entered the backyard and fell in the water. Though there is a fence, I'm sure ...
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Police report says a driver was at fault for accident, but that person wasn't

Suppose that a police report says that a driver was at fault for a car accident but in fact the driver wasn't. Is the driver screwed if the driver takes it to court, or does the driver still have a ...
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Foreseen consequences of accidents caused during a fully driverless service

Waymo has just opened its fully driverless service to the general public in Phoenix. What happens if such a car crosses the red light and causes a deadly crash? Who and what punishment will be given ...
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In Switzerland, is accident insurance legally required to have medical care vetted by a third-party doctor?

I work in Switzerland, so I'm legally required to have accident insurance. I had a bicycle accident about three months ago and sustained a few injuries, including an ongoing rotator cuff problem for ...
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Harming a nearly dead person

Bob is walking down the street when he slips on a banana peel. He bumps his head on the pavement and starts convulsing. Given the seriousness of his concussion, it seems that he's about to die. Bob's ...
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Found at fault in non-left turn collision

I was involved in an accident and am being found at fault by their insurance company, but I do not understand why. We were both stopped at a red light. I was in the left turn lane. They were in the ...
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Neighborly liability?

My wife and I have been building a playhouse for our kids on the backyard. Our neighbor keeps telling my wife that we must put up a fence and/or get lots of insurance because if her son gets hurt in ...
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Does mens rea completely absolve responsibility/culpability of the parties involved?

Using the English Law's definition of mens rea, does not meeting the standard of it completely absolve the parties involved of any guilt and responsibility for the incident? Mens rea Direct ...
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What portion of a medical bill does the insurance has to pay?

In a car accident, not at fault, what portion of a medical bill does the insurance company of the other driver has to pay? The hospital will most probably bill my health insurance, and there is the ...
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What is the difference between thinking auto insurance claim with or without a lawyer?

When in an accident, i contacted my insurance company to start a claim. My general understanding that if I'll take lawyer to pursue the other insurance company, any settlement would be split between ...
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Volenti non fit injuria in English Law

An interesting situation had just happened to me and made me think about a potential line of defence in case of troubles. From the beginning: my neighbour asked if I could let him jump from my ...
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Car accident and now charged Assault

This took place in NJ. So I was in a minor fender bender car accident with a mid age woman. I was at fault being that I hit the rear bumper. I right away asked her if she was ok and she asked me to ...
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What is comprehensive insurance for

Let's say someone is in a car accident, and it's determined that both drivers bear some fault in the accident. The car is declared a total loss by the driver's insurance company. Also, in the ...
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Contesting At-Fault Car Accident

Scenario: You're travelling on the highway with stop and go traffic. As a driver (Car A) you are distracted (starting at the sky, changing the radio, on your cellphone, whatever). Suddenly traffic in-...
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What if persons involved in the accident with the same Insurance company?

I really don't know how to ask this question properly, but this is my situation. Last week, a car rear-ended me while I was waiting to make a left turn, because there was on-coming traffic. It was ...
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Expert trying to blame me for an accident

First off, this is happening in France (although any advice is welcome). Last December, as I was driving home on my motorbike, a car suddenly changed lanes and cut me off. Despite trying my best to ...
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Accident with a truck stopped on the road side to do road work with no sign

Today I had an accident with a truck stopped on the roadside for doing some road work with no signs showing that. Only the flashers were on. My question is Should that truck have had. Only the ...
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Should I settle with a car insurer (Uber) and reimburse a medical insurer after car accident? (subrogation) [closed]

I was a passenger in an Uber ride, and there was an accident. I had medical treatment, paid with my medical insurance from work, and now they want to get a reimbursement (subrogation). This is totally ...
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Got into a car accident, do I need a police report?

I got into a car accident today. There are no injuries involved. Do I need to file a police report? I live in California. One police station tells me that I don’t need to file a report, another tells ...
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Can you charge someone with perjury during a traffic stop

If a dashcam shows one party is 100% at fault, but they tell the officer at the scene another story and tells it very loudly (like volume vindicates their guilt), can we charge the driver with perjury?...
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Must I report a car accident to the police?

I live in Connecticut, and that's also where I have my car registered. If I get into a car accident in Connecticut, am I required by law to inform the police? https://www.dmv.com/ct/connecticut/auto-...
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Who should pay damages when a person gets injured in two car crashes in two weeks?

I was at fault in a minor car accident and the other driver was already injured (after another crash, 1-2 weeks before my accident). Who is responsible for paying the hospital costs of the other ...
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Non-fault accident, while driving someone else's car and car has been sold

My financée was involved in an accident that was not her fault. The other driver's insurance does not want to cover the cost of damages. Here is where it gets complicated. The car belonged to my ...
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Street cleaning in France led to broken leg - Can City be sued?

My brother is Irish (thus EU citizen) he moved to Nice, France earlier this year to work in a bar restaurant. He finished work at 530am, street cleaners were out (Nice City power wash/clean many ...
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Do I need to hire attorney? What next steps for me on this case?

My daughter was sued for an accident that happened 2 years ago. Police responding to the accident determined she was at fault. For sake of argument, let's say my daughter's name is Jane Doe, and she ...
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What would be the fastest way to sue someone in a traffic accident? Post Accident Legal Strategies

(In America), when there is a traffic accident, it is generally a civil matter that can be resolved between the parties. Several courses of action are available to the parties to resolve the dispute ...
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I was late to file a report in auto accident

A guy hit my car about 3-4 months ago, it was fairly minimal hit on my front passenger door. since it was his fault, he offered me to help me by fixing it at his dad's for free rather than calling ...
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Hit during traffic stop

Ameer is driving in fast traffic on a highway when Bob, a police officer driving behind him, lights up the blues for a traffic stop on reasonable suspicion of speeding. Ameer looks for a safe place ...
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Am I responsible for this car accident?

It is an accident that nearly occurred. It is in UK; so cars go on the left. I was standing at a junction, and there was busy traffic on my right. Occasionally, there are cars turning left, and I was ...