• Rear-ended someone need help?

    I was about 15 feet back but traveling at 30-35mph and having only front brakes (ford focus) was not enough to bring me to a complete stop therefore causing the rear end. The damage on their vehicle was nothing but a few scratches of paint found on the lower part of her Ford Edge 2015, a part which is universal... show more
    I was about 15 feet back but traveling at 30-35mph and having only front brakes (ford focus) was not enough to bring me to a complete stop therefore causing the rear end. The damage on their vehicle was nothing but a few scratches of paint found on the lower part of her Ford Edge 2015, a part which is universal for all Ford Edge of that year. That is the back story, now to the main problem. I crashed in my parents car, and I was found to be excluded on the insurance policy, so that would mean that the insurance would file a letter to whom i had crashed with stating that they will not cover any damage. The person whom I had crashed into is now sending me her estimate through text, she is looking to get $1500 out of it. That is an amount that I feel is not worth the damage I had actually did to her vehicle, so i had offered her to settle at $1000. She has not responded. P.s. The insurance companies never took down a statement from me about the accident, there was no pictures taken besides one of my license plate from the other driver, it was night time and my car is black so even if there was a picture taken the image would be hard to depict. Do I do the right thing and pay her the full total, or do I take another approach fix my own car with that money and get myself a lawyer, would I have a chance of winning or am I set for failure?
    28 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I get a school/work driving permit! PLEASE ANSWER?

    I live in Maine. I just received my permit from my drivers ed instructor. how long will it take until I can get a school/work driving permit?
    I live in Maine. I just received my permit from my drivers ed instructor. how long will it take until I can get a school/work driving permit?
    7 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Drivers test in North Carolina Do I need insurance Before I take drivers license test? Ill be doing in on my Moms car.?

    I talked to State farm and they said it's after I pass the driving test that ill be added to insurance. But online I was looking at documents I need to take and it said "Proof of North Carolina Liability Insurance You will need 1 document from this category." So yeah thanks in advance
    I talked to State farm and they said it's after I pass the driving test that ill be added to insurance. But online I was looking at documents I need to take and it said "Proof of North Carolina Liability Insurance You will need 1 document from this category." So yeah thanks in advance
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Driving license and renew?

    Ok I’m about start driving What do I need get when I first get a car The license plate and tags how much would that cost ? And I have get registration? And what do I have to renew every year Do I have Renew my license plate, tag and what sticker every yesr? This is so greedy so to drive I around pay... show more
    Ok I’m about start driving What do I need get when I first get a car The license plate and tags how much would that cost ? And I have get registration? And what do I have to renew every year Do I have Renew my license plate, tag and what sticker every yesr? This is so greedy so to drive I around pay insurance every month Now I have to keep paying for same thing yearly Last time I check I already get 280 out my check for taxes my god when it’s tax return time I get nothing
    7 answers · 18 hours ago
  • I failed driver license test?

    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • A friend of mine wants to sell me his old truck but the title isnt there. Anything I can do to get a new title for it? Before I just walk?

    Best answer: You say this, "Thanks for the offer, but I will have to say no thanks." That is it, leave it at that. DO NOT try to explain to him why you need a title. But let me make this clear, you need a title. Is he driving this vehicle on public roads? A lot of times non title vehicles are used on private... show more
    Best answer: You say this, "Thanks for the offer, but I will have to say no thanks."
    That is it, leave it at that. DO NOT try to explain to him why you need a title. But let me make this clear, you need a title.
    Is he driving this vehicle on public roads? A lot of times non title vehicles are used on private property, like a farm or a ranch, but they can not be driven on a public road.
    As for getting the title, again just pass on this deal. But to comment on the question, there are ways to get a title. But the buyer would need to have some paper work, bill of sale, cancelled check, witness to the sale, etc.
    1. This requires the current title holder to cooperate and that buyer needs to trust the current title holder will turn over the title. Current holder applies for a lost title, then signs it over to the buyer.
    2. Go to DMV and go through the process for buyers without titles. Rules vary by state. In most places you fill out some forms and they open a case. They review any documentation you have and may try to contact the current title holder, check if vehicle is stolen, permanent salvage title, etc, and/or make the buyer post a surety bond for the value of the vehicle.
    6 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Proof of inspection when registering a car?

    Best answer: Usually in (most) states the seller is required to provide an emission test w/in 90 days of selling it. But it appears in your case the seller did not and by removing the sticker he/she knows that (you) will need to do yourself, (before) you can register it. So if in fact the last emission test was in September... show more
    Best answer: Usually in (most) states the seller is required to provide an emission test w/in 90 days of selling it. But it appears in your case the seller did not and by removing the sticker he/she knows that (you) will need to do yourself, (before) you can register it.

    So if in fact the last emission test was in September and even (if) the DMV sees on the record it was last September, then that is (over) 90 days, thus will need another emission test.

    Google your state and emission rules and when needed for selling a vehicle.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Car was hit in a parking lot, should I contact my insurance?

    Best answer: There's no way even your insurance agent could figure that one out, however because it was something that happened in the parking lot that wasn't your fault it probably won't increase much if anything at all. Insurance companies are more concerned about things that make you look like a riskier driver... show more
    Best answer: There's no way even your insurance agent could figure that one out, however because it was something that happened in the parking lot that wasn't your fault it probably won't increase much if anything at all. Insurance companies are more concerned about things that make you look like a riskier driver for the future. Don't worry about any type of increase. Get your bumper fixed.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do I fit US license plates onto a car made in the UK?

    Best answer: In all States, a three wheel vehicle is legally a "motorcycle". In all States, a motorcycle only has a rear license plate; no front plate needed. A U,S, motorcycle license plate is only 4"x7". Leave the UK plates on the Morgan, mount a new US motorcycle plate holder just over the existing rear... show more
    Best answer: In all States, a three wheel vehicle is legally a "motorcycle".
    In all States, a motorcycle only has a rear license plate; no front plate needed.
    A U,S, motorcycle license plate is only 4"x7".
    Leave the UK plates on the Morgan, mount a new US motorcycle plate holder just over the existing rear registration plate.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is this considered causing an accident?

    I was driving yesterday, the roads were HORRIBLE! I was taking my time and as I was coming down a slight hill, a car pulled out in front of me. Thankfully I was driving slow enough that it wasn t a big deal. Then all the sudden we are still on the hill and he stops to turn on a side street. I was slipping and I... show more
    I was driving yesterday, the roads were HORRIBLE! I was taking my time and as I was coming down a slight hill, a car pulled out in front of me. Thankfully I was driving slow enough that it wasn t a big deal. Then all the sudden we are still on the hill and he stops to turn on a side street. I was slipping and I knee I would hit him I could not stop in time. So I saw that the other side of the road was clear and I went around him. I know not a smart move. But it was fine. But idk if the car behind me hit the car I was trying to avoid. If they did, is it my fault?? Idk if there was an accident I slowed down but I couldn t tell. If they have my plate number, I m afraid I might have a warrant for my arrest for leaving the scene of an accident (if one happened) answers please ?
    17 answers · 5 days ago
  • I have my license, but I’m scared to drive alone?

    Best answer: At first it feels weird being alone.
    You are just starting to learn to drive.
    You have reached a basic standard.
    You need to start doing short trips. You will get used to being alone.
    Best answer: At first it feels weird being alone.
    You are just starting to learn to drive.
    You have reached a basic standard.
    You need to start doing short trips. You will get used to being alone.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Car accident happened, the other party files a claim 2 months later. Please Advise.?

    So a couple of months back I was in a very minor car accident. Both my car and the other driver s car we re merging into the same lane and we collided briefly. We both agreed not to file a claim as our insurance premiums will increase. So now two months later she files a claim with her insurance. What I would... show more
    So a couple of months back I was in a very minor car accident. Both my car and the other driver s car we re merging into the same lane and we collided briefly. We both agreed not to file a claim as our insurance premiums will increase. So now two months later she files a claim with her insurance. What I would like to know is if I have to respond back to that insurance company? Or Do I have to file a claim with my insurance company? It s been over 2 months since this happened and this minor accident happened last year. Located in Sounthern California, Please help!
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Grandpa is giving me his car. I want to use it for a quick road trip. Do I have to register it?

    So my amazing grandpa is giving me his car because he wants to upgrade. I’m incredibly lucky. I just moved to San Francisco. The car is in Chicago. My dad will be there visiting and wants to drive it to me. The day after he gets here I want to drive 5 hours to LA to visit someone. Should I just go and register it... show more
    So my amazing grandpa is giving me his car because he wants to upgrade. I’m incredibly lucky. I just moved to San Francisco. The car is in Chicago. My dad will be there visiting and wants to drive it to me. The day after he gets here I want to drive 5 hours to LA to visit someone. Should I just go and register it when i get back or should I get it registered while my dad is on the treck over.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Shouldn't I get some kind of a title when I buy a preowned motorcycle from a dealer here in California?

    Just got a temp registration when I bought it and just now received a DMV registration print out. That's it? Where's the title? The motorcycle was paid in full.
    Just got a temp registration when I bought it and just now received a DMV registration print out. That's it? Where's the title? The motorcycle was paid in full.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Advice/question about car accident?

    Best answer: No, don't junk it. If you do that, you don't get anything from any insurance company. Ignore most of the other answers, because they obviously didn't understand your question. Here's what you need to know about your situation, so pay attention... 1) Insurance companies don't want to pay... show more
    Best answer: No, don't junk it. If you do that, you don't get anything from any insurance company. Ignore most of the other answers, because they obviously didn't understand your question.

    Here's what you need to know about your situation, so pay attention...

    1) Insurance companies don't want to pay anything at all, in fact they only pay what they're required by law to pay out. In your case, the law requires them to pay for either the actual cash value (depreciated retail value) of your vehicle or the cost of repairing the accident damage, whichever is less. If the repairs cost less, they'll pay that amount. If a total loss costs less, they'll pay that amount. There's no room for argument, it's all about cold hard dollars.

    2) If the repair cost is more than __% of the vehicle's value in fixed / pre-damaged condition, it's a total loss. I left the percentage blank because it varies by jurisdiction, and you didn't say where you live. When insurance companies offer a total loss settlement, part of the agreement always says that they keep the salvage. The salvage is that smoking ruin that used to be your car. And they're very serious about that condition. They hand you the cash, and you sign what's left of the vehicle over to them.

    3) If you sell your smashed up car to a private junk dealer for $1000, the agreement you sign with the junk dealer says you accept that thousand bucks as full and final compensation for your vehicle. Those words will be on the agreement, full and final. Full and final compensation only means one thing.

    4) You can't be compensated twice for the same loss, because that's very against the law. In every state, province, territory and anywhere else in the civilized world, you can only be fully compensated once for a loss. That means you can't accept one full-and-final payment from a scrap yard and then expect another full-and-final settlement from an insurance company, because full and final only means one thing.

    See how this stuff works? If you sell your smoked vehicle to a junker, you accept that you've been paid in full for that smoked vehicle. The insurance company can then say "sorry, you already accepted full compensation for your loss" and not pay you anything if you do that. And they'll get away with it, because they know the law better than you do.
    9 answers · 4 days ago