Q: I was in an auto accident caused by another driver but her insurance company wont accept liability. What are my options?: The other driver attempted to make a left-hand turn across traffic directly in front of me as i proceeded straight. Her insurance company wont accept liability because they say she has not responded to their inquiries. I have two witnesses who saw the crash, and I provided their contact info to the insurance company, but they say they have to talk to the driver before deciding liability. It has been two weeks since the accident and my car is not driveable. Do I have any legal options to move the situation forward?
Craig’s answer: If the cost to repair the damage to your vehicle is less than $10,000, you may sue in Circuit Court using an Oregon statute that allows you to collect attorney fees and litigation costs from the liable party. Contact a personal injury lawyer in the Portland area for specific details. Good luck.
Q: Do I need a lawyer get my drivers license reinstated: My brother had an accident in my car and now its a judgment for payment out against me for damages. My brother received a notice to appear in court .When we went the judge don’t show up ,so we went down to the clerks office and they told us they would send out new court dates Bt I don’t get one. Now my license are suspended
Craig’s answer: Your question is a bit unclear as to why your license was suspended or who suspended it. If it was suspended by the court, you will need an attorney to explain to you why and if you have any chance to challenge the court ordered suspension. If the licensing board suspended it, you need an attorney to request an administrative hearing to challenge the suspension. Several types of attorneys handle license suspension matters. Try a personal injury lawyer or a DUI/DWI lawyer. Good luck.
Q: An O.D.O.T driver hit my car and it was there fault. Should I get a lawyer just to help handle the claims.: No one was hurt but the car was totaled. They do not have like regular insurance it is handled through ODOT and seems like a long process. Meanwhile we have to pay everything out of pocket like rental car and still make car payment until the claim is processed
Craig’s answer: Ask a local personal injury lawyer to give you some guidance on filing the claim against the governmental agency. Very short and strict time limits apply in these types of claims, so don’t delay. Most attorneys offer a free consult but you may have to pay an hourly rate if you want an attorney to handle the entire claim. Good luck.