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Proper protocol after auto accident claims request?

(CA) Driver who hit me is uninsured and I've begun the claims process with my ins. co. Should I give uninsured driver a head's up? [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Suddenly Widowed

My husband died recently. We were together for decades and have school-age children. His passing involved severe trauma, and we have social support and frequent therapy appointments to get us through the turmoil. Emotionally, we're holding up. My question is about getting our affairs in order. [more inside]
posted by Fichereader on Jun 16, 2012 - 29 answers

I assume this means I can't end up in someone else's body either.

IANAL, and you may or may not be, but why is it is illegal to marry for insurance purposes? [more inside]
posted by jenlovesponies on Apr 30, 2011 - 12 answers

What is income limit for Iowa Medicaid Health Insurance?

What are the income limits for a family of three (child six year old).... for the child and/or family to be covered under medicaid. (State of Iowa). Any info you have, or websites you know, will be helpful. Thanks.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 15, 2010 - 2 answers

How To Deal With An Unfair Speeding Ticket

Posting for a friend: I got a bogus speeding ticket in Louisiana. I live in Texas. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 15, 2010 - 22 answers

How Much Job Is No Job?

California unemployment: Where's the threshold for a reduction of hours constituting job loss? [more inside]
posted by gum on Jan 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Will there be a single bright light in the middle of the room?

I was in a serious auto accident in October of 2009. I do have an attorney. We've filed suit to settle the case, and my deposition is this afternoon. As the time grows closer, I'm getting more and more anxious about this. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Dec 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Bus bent my bike; am I stuck with the damage?

Locked my bike to a post, and a bus sideswiped my bike. Am I stuck with the damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Liability for fire in the kitchen

Less than a year ago, my SO left a pan on the stove and the rental house burned. Now, the owner's insurance company wants her to pay. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Am I Liable for this Accident?

Liability filter: I was involved in accident and need to know if I will be held liable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Should I report an accident to my insurance company even if there was no harm done?

A little kid ran in front of my car in a parking lot and I hit him. He was not hurt and there was no damage to my car. The boy's mother apologized and told me everything was okay. We did not exchange any information. After I drove away she called the police and filed a bogus report. What to do? [more inside]
posted by tipthepizzaguy on Oct 3, 2008 - 12 answers

How long can I drive a car before turning it over to the insurance company?

Someone hit my car. Their insurance company wants to total it. How long can I drive it before they take it away? [more inside]
posted by tss on Jan 15, 2008 - 21 answers

Blood Test: Legal in Canada?

In Canada is it legal to require a blood test for (A) employment; (B) group insurance eligibility? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jan 10, 2008 - 15 answers

How to advocate for and aid a desperately ill, uninsured man in California?

How to advocate for and aid a desperately ill, uninsured man in California? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jan 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Tell me about this legal letter required for freelancer's insurance

A friend has asked me to write a letter as her lawyer so she can get health insurance from Mediabistro. Does anyone know anything about this? [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Sep 15, 2006 - 12 answers

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money?

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 18, 2006 - 7 answers

i will, now, drive 55

I got an extremely expensive traffic ticket (my first! and $632!) for doing 97 in a 75 on a lonely stretch of road outside of Lovelock, Nevada. I paid the ticket, and asked the court (and the ticketing officer, at that point) about traffic school; they both said that the points wouldn't transfer to California or go on my record, but as far as traffic school to lower insurance went, it was between me and my insurance company, and they'd get in touch with me. However, can't I do something pre-emptively to keep this from going on my insurance record? Or am I screwed? I paid the fine in mid-June, just before it was due (took a little while to save the money); the ticket was issued in mid-May.
posted by luriete on Jul 11, 2006 - 26 answers

Contributory Negligence in a hit-and-run

I was involved in an hit and run accident as a pedestrian a little over a year ago, and I've got some questions about contributory negligence. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Apr 18, 2006 - 26 answers

Do I want "limited tort" or "full tort" auto insurance?

Do I want "limited tort" or "full tort" auto insurance? [more inside]
posted by em on Jul 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Can I recover damages after a power surge?

power surge damage: last night something went wacko on my neighborhood power grid, and stuff started popping and blowing up and burning (in 6-8 other houses as well). We shut off all of the breakers as quick as we could, but when we woke up this morning lots of stuff was destroyed. Will anyone pay for the damage? [MI] [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Jan 3, 2005 - 6 answers

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