Everything listed under: MVA

  • Liability Question

    Defendant is a permissive user of the vehicle involved in the collision. Insurer for vehicle has tendered limits. Will Defendant be covered under his parent's liability policy as a resident household member, if he is not a named insured?

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  • Rear-End Collision with Stolen Police Vehicle

    I have been contacted by a family whose 18 year old daughter was injured when her vehicle was struck from behind at a high rate of speed on October 21, 2012. The catch is – the defendant was driving a stolen police car. Apparently, the police officer left his vehicle running while it was parked, allowing it to be stolen. The accident occurred during the high speed chase. Of course, the City Attorney sent a letter to the family denying the claim based on the fact vehicle was stolen. However, being unfamiliar with applicable state law, would liability lie for the officer’s conduct?   Read More...

  • Venue/Writ

    I filed suit in one county under MVA venue statute which allows suit to be filed where any of the damages arise. Judge then granted the defendant’s motion to transfer to a different county. I’m considering seeking a writ, but wonder if there’s any chance of success?   Read More...

  • MVA and Homeowners' Insurance

    In a straight negligence MVA, is it possible to tap into the tortfeasor owner/driver homeowners' insurance policy?  Read More...

  • Is Mom's Claim Precluded?

    1. Minor involved in MVA; 2. Minor's parent's incur medical bills; 3. Minor files lawsuit medical bills not allowed in suit by judge; 4. Minor loses lawsuit (asking for P&S only); 5. Mom wishes to file lawsuit to ask medical bills be paid. Is mom's claim precluded?
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