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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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Does speeding turn an accident into manslaughter?

Assume a person is driving down a posted 40mph road, but doing considerably over the speed limit, say 60-70mph. A person on the pavement trips and falls in front of the speeding car, is hit, and dies. ...
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Is homicide by misadventure illegal?

Recently I was looking over the definitions of the different types of homicides and I came across the term “homicide by misadventure.” This is when somebody accidentally kills somebody else while ...
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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 a purely accidental act preclude civil liability for its resulting damages?

A recent answer by Dale M. States that: A pure accident without any negligence on your part does not expose you to liability. Is this the general rule? What is the basis for that being so if it is? ...
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Renting a car and liability

Let's say someone (Person A) rents out a car to someone else (Person B). They sign a contract that states that the renter of the car (Person B) cannot hold the owner (Person A) financially liable for ...
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What are the Legal obligations of a bicyclist who accidentally scratches one’s empty parked car?

What are an uninsured bicyclist’s legal liabilities and responsibilities in England who accidentally runs into thus leaving a minor scratch on an empty parked car? In case of a motorist who is ...
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What possible penalties can there be for failing to comply with rule 286 of the UK highway code?

Rule 286 requires one to give one's name and address to another party in the case of an accident, but what is the penalty range for non compliance?
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Who is at fault in a car accident when running a red light?

This question is prompted by me sitting at a green light today while multiple people streamed through from the opposite direction, turning to their left, against a red turn arrow. (Throughout this ...
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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 or innocence), can we charge the driver ...
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When must someone identify themself after damaging someone else's property?

After a car collision the law (in the UK at least) requires the drivers to give their name and address to each other. Does this apply to car accidents on private property, such as carparks? Are there ...
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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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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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What is the law concerning running over wild animals?

It is in the news that police are investigating an incident where someone ran over three ducklings as they were crossing the road, with the Wildlife and Countryside Act cited. What is the law ...
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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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If a 12 year old child uses his mother's car without her consent

A 12 year old child uses his parent's car without her consent. He loses control over the steering wheel and hits his twin brother, which causes his brother's death. In this case, who is held ...
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Have been waiting for the seat belt part without any ETA for more than 10 months now [closed]

I got into a minor accident last year. My car is at the repair shop ever since. All the repair work is complete except for the seat belt part. The repair shop has placed an order with the dealership. ...
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Suing lease financing Company

Let's say someone (person A) leases a car financed by the bank in the state of Pennsylvania. Then Person A drunk drives and severely injures several people one of them being Person B. Can Person B sue ...
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What is the correct traffic pattern for this intersection?

The intersections in question is where Government St splits off from Douglas St. (Victoria, BC, Canada) I have to use this intersection every day on my way to work and have witnessed several near-...
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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 oncoming traffic. It was just ...
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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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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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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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What does the law say about the standard of cosmetic repair for a car scratch?

Prompted by this recent question: What are the Legal obligations of a bicyclist who accidentally scratches one’s empty parked car? When someone accidentally causes cosmetic damage to a vehicle, there ...
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What compensation can be claimed in case of a road accident resulting death in Denmark?

The victim was on the way to work in a cycle, travelling in the cycle lane when got hit by a truck and died immediately. What compensation would the family be entitled to and claim (either from ...
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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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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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Who is at fault right turn into u turner?

This is in the UK, where we drive on the left. We were stopped at T-Junction waiting to turn right (crossing over lane). Parked on the lane into which we were turning was a car, parked facing the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wife involved in car accident, minor injuries, not her fault, driver failed to yield [closed]

my wife was in a car accident back in March of this year. She was in a 2001 Toyota Sequoia when a car failed to yield and turned left in front of her causing the accident. The air bags did deploy and ...
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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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Rent Car to Friend using the friend's car insurance

Let's say someone owns a car and rents it out to a friend. the owner tells the friend "you can't drive this car unless you put your own car insurance on the car" and has the friend sign a ...
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At-fault accident in someone else's car, but car was not damaged

Recently, my wife was involved in an accident that was (likely) her fault. She and I are both insured drivers. She was driving her Grandfather's car at the time. From what I understand, his insurance ...
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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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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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Source of compensation in an accident Involving an under-insured motorist

Background I was the victim of an auto accident and the other driver was found to be 100% at fault. The other driver's auto insurance bodily injury liability coverage and property damage liability ...
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Not at fault vehicle accident - can I refuse to allow the car to be written off?

This is a simplified/fictionalized event to help me understand the law/my rights. If jurisdiction matters, I am in New Zealand. I have a vehicle which has sentimental value to me in excess of its ...
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Liability of a drug addict and alcoholic having a accident in a rented car

Let's say In the United States there is a person with a drug and alcohol problem. The person goes to rent a truck from Home Depot for a few days. The person then gets involved in a drunk driving ...
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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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