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Hawaii- Got into a car accident august 17, My Blood alcohol test came back 0.18 My first offence, help?

QUESTION: Got into a car accident and had a passenger in my car that was not wearing his seat belt so he got hurt the most by hitting his head on the dashboard. I also hit another car which there was one person in the car. She had the least amount of injury and her car was already taken cared of by my insurance company. I had AIG as my insurance at the time and I was under my parents on their plan which was no fault. I made an illegal turn into a road but was not speeding. I did not see the car coming in the oppositie direction and we collided. I was drinking that night and I just found out yesterday my alcohol level was a shocking .18 which is 3x the legal limit. I am 22 years old and this is my first offence I am scared to death I am going to get sued and get a DUI which will prevent me from living fully. I got pregnant 1 week after the accident which was a blessing but i'm pregnant with twins and am a worried wreck. The two other people both have attorneys and I cannot afford one. I don't have a job either.. if I get sued I will have to file bankrupsy.. I am scared about the DUI I heard I get a greater penalty for having an alcohol count of THAT high. Can anyone tell me what will happen to me?

ANSWER: Charges may most likely be filed against you for DUI. If the car is registered under your name, and based on what you've described, you'll be "at fault". I assume the police showed up, and if they did, then the insurance company will get a copy of the police report. Once the insurance company determines that this is your fault, AIG will cover all of the expenses for damages for each car; and any hospital expenses, if any. Lets hope that the damages will not exceed your maximum coverage. Your insurance appraiser will make that determination. If you're covered under your parents insurance policy, this entire incident will be taken care of under the policy. However, during the meantime, it would be in their best interest to eventually drop you off of their policy. Their policy with go SKY HIGH or possibly get canceled due to this incident. Now, you're on your own in the event you continue to drive and need a new insurance policy. You'll pay dearly if and when you happen to find any new insurance company that'll cover you (you're now considered "high risk"). Your DUI issue, you'll have to deal with the criminal DUI issues if your receive a summons to appear in court. If you can't afford an attorney, go see a public defender at the courthouse BEFORE your scheduled court date (again, this is only if you receive a summons to appear in court for the DUI). They may be able either represent you or explain the process you'll need to go through when you're in court. First offense for DUI will more than likely be no jail time, however your driver's license may be either suspended for restricted & limited to travel to/from school and/or work. Usually some type of DUI school, etc.... As you know, Hawaii has an excellent public transit system "The Bus" (at least in Oahu)

 

I was a shuttle driver 2 years ago and broadsided a car...now being sued, please help.?

QUESTION: State of Hawaii. As a shuttle driver, can they go after me directly? In the summons, the are going for me AND the company I worked for at the time. The accident happened while I was on shift. The person sueing me is the driver of the car I hit, not my passengers. As an employee working on the clock at the time of the accident, can they sue the driver, the company, or both? They filed the suit 1year and 364 days after the incident. Hawaii's statute of limitation is 2 years. So they bled it to the last penny. Also, the suit was made May 27th, 2008. Someone, a courier perhaps, delivered it to my former address (parents house) yesterday, July 26th, 2008. Says I have 20 days to come up with a reply to the attorney in the summons. Confused.

ANSWER: GET A LAWYER! You can be held directly liable as well as your employer. You can be held personally liable because you were the one who broadsided the car. As for your employer they can be held liable because you were directly performing a job duty (driving the bus) when the accident occured. Legally an employer can be held liable if an employee does something negligent while performing job duties. I can't remember the legal term for it... Good luck :(. And get a lawyer! *****If you are not able to get a lawyer within the amount of time, send a response stating that you are aware of the complaint and that you are in the process of seeking counsel. They will extend the amount of time you have to have to answer respond to the complaint. Contact your local court on how to do this....

 

What happens in 25. episode of Las Vegas TV Show? Read on PLEASE?

QUESTION: The 24. episode is when Sam quits, Danny's dad gets killed in an accident, Sam's ex husband wants to buy Montecito, Nessa finds out she has a sister and flys to London to see her with Delinda. MAry goes to Hawaii with Jake, her secret admirer. Can you remember that episode? PLEASE GIVE ME INFORMATION WHAT HAPPENS TO EACH OF THE CHARACTER AFTER!!! (Mike, Sam, Nessa, Delinda, Ed, Danny, Mary) Thanks

ANSWER: I am not quite certain, but; I know that everybody else is wrong, and; they seem to have skipped quite a few episodes to get to the end of that season and the beginning of another. Plus, they just scewed up on the whole buying of the Montecito thing. Let us see, as I remember it Danny gets incvolved with a real estate scammer who is trying to get him to sell his father's house Basically, Danny becomes well off and the scammer is trying to play the love card on Danny to get as much of it as she can. By the way it was no accident. It appears that he was murdered for something related to the construction company. The scammers even pull out a woman who dated his father before the "accident." It turns out that she is the mother of the agent. They both go to jail. I am not certain if it was that episode or the next one but Mike end up in the hospital and everyone is wondering who put him there. It turns out that he had something that did not belong to him and lead to a freight car filled with contraband Cuban Cigars. Ed salavates at the possibilities. Nessa's sister is from her criminal parent. She goes to find her but is never heard of again. Mary came back and Jake, the district attorney, proposed to her. She always thought she would marry Danny but that had already fallen through. By season's end, mary and Jake are gone. Delinda is tired of being under Ed thumb so she quits and moves on to another Casino to manage their club. Sam told Casey that it was over between them. As I remember it, Casey then sold the Montecito, and; the new owner planned to blow the place up. That is where you get to the final episode of that season where the casino is destroyed. The next season starts up and you have a new owner. Ed is still in charge of the day to day stuff. Danny is still in charge of security. Mary, Delinda, and Sam are gone and Mike is in security as well. Ed rehires Delinda, paying her more to open the new club, Sam who he gives a higher percentage to get her back, and Mary, whose relationship fel through and is put in a a manager. He has a power struggle with the new owner over Mary and how things are run, so he quits, and; Danny takes his place up until the new owner dies and leaves the casino to charity. The Charity sells the casino to Casey. Sam divorces him and takes half of it in her settlement. (That is right! They were never divorced and always married to that point. He was not her ex husband) Ed is back in charge of the casino and Danny is back in security with Mike. Delinda is in the club. Mary is manager. And Sam , has stolen a book of whales from a dead man and is now pulling in even more business exclusively to the Montecito. And that is how its was up until the whole Danny Delinda romance kicked back up.

 

Can you answer the Trivia Quiz from the 1950's on up to 2004?

QUESTION: 1) Who was the "Singing Cowboy" in Television westerns from the 1950's? 2) What was the name of the drama in the 1950's starred Jock Mahoney and his friend and Indian? 3) What was the name of the Indian in that same show with Jock Mahoney? 4) What was the name of the detective show Warner Brothers produced in 1950's that was so popular? What were the names of the 3 actors that starred in it. And one of them had a song about him? 5) What Warner Brothers show in 1960's was filmed in Hawaii and had Ponce Ponce as one of the cast members? Who was Cricket? 6) What actress starred as Gidget after the original Gidget and who were the long secession of actresses that reprised the role of Sandra Dee, but James Darren was always Moondoggie? 7) What was the show that Joe Penny & Perry King played partners in what TV drama in the 1960's? 8) What was the name of the Burt Reynolds show that was on Warner Brothers in 1950? 9) Who played Maverick in the 1950's Warner Brothers Western set in the old west? 10) Who played the part of Cheyenne in another Western for Warner Brothers? 11) What show was Nick Adams on in the old west for Warner Brothers? 12) Steve McQueen started out at Warner Brothers lot playing in what Western tv show? 13) Anne Francis starred in her own detective show called ? 14) John Forsythe starred opposite Noreen Corcorrin who played his niece, what was the series called? 15) Who was Skipper Frank? 16) Who was Ben Hunter? 17) What was the name of Gene Autry's horse? 18) What was the name of Dale Evan's horse in Happy Trails show with her husband Roy Rogers? 19) What was the name of Roy Rogers beautiful horse and what kind of horse was it? 20) What was the name of Roy Rogers dog and what breed was it? 21) What two actors played the parts of the Hardy Boys on Mickey Mouse Club in 1950's? 22) What was the tv show called Kate and Allie about? Who were the two actresses who were on the show? 23) What is actor Stewart Granger's real name ? 24) Who played the part of Donna Reed's husband in Donna Reed show? 25) What was the name of the movie that had Donna Reed and Lana Turner as sisters with names so similar that the man who loved one of them asked for the hand of the wrong sister to come to marry him and lived a terrible life after he realized he had written the wrong name? 1940's movie. 26) Gregory Peck starred in a Classic film about a deer and his son what was it called? 27) Cary Grant and Constance Bennett starred as husband and wife that died in a car accident and the 1940's comedy movie was called? Which later became a TV show too. 28) Bruce Cabot, Fay Wray, and Robert Armstrong starred in a Classic 1930's movie that is shown every Saturday night in Africa, what is the name of the movie? 29) In the 2004 movie Dear Frankie who played the part of man who pretended to be his Dad? 30) What was the name of the drama that William Shatner starred in before he got the part in StarTrek? 31) Who played the starring role in the 1950's movie Beau Brummell? 32) What comedy team starred in the 1930 edition of Babes In Toyland movie? 33) What comedy team did the Who's On First skit? 34) In the movie called Paternity Burt Reynolds wants Beverly DiAngelo to have his baby. What is the name he has picked out to call that baby? 35) Which son of John Wayne starred in Sinbad and The Eye of Tiger? 36) What star played opposite John Wayne in this film about searching for a girl stolen by the Commaches called The Searchers 1956 movie?

ANSWER: 1) Gene Autry 2) Yancy Derringer 3) Pahoo 4) 77 Sunset Strip -- starring Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. -- Edd Byrnes had a novelty song called,"Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" ... 5) Hawaiian Eye -- starring Robert Conrad, Connie Stevens Connie Stevens as Cricket Blake. Poncie Ponce as Kim 'Kazuo Kim' Quisado 6) Within ten years of the film's release, two sequels, a television series, and a telemovie were produced. Theatrical releases included the sequel films Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) starring Deborah Walley, and Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) starring Cindy Carol. In 1965, Sally Field played Gidget in an ABC television series that was canceled after one season. In 1969, a telemovie Gidget Grows Up starring Karen Valentine was aired. The adult Gidget character then appeared in the telemovies Gidget Gets Married (1972) starring Monie Ellis and Gidget's Summer Reunion (1985) starring Caryn Richman. Another television sitcom was produced in 1986, The New Gidget starring again Caryn Richman. 7) 60's? The series called "Riptide" featured Cody Allen (Perry King) and Nick Ryder (Joe Penny), two former Army buddies who decided to open the Pier 56 Detective Agency (later known as the Riptide Detective Agency) in Los Angeles. This show ran on NBC from 1983 to 1986. 8) Riverboat .... Ben Frazer (21 episodes, 1959-1960) 9) James Garner 10) Clint Walker 11) The Rebel 12) Wanted: Dead or Alive 13) Honey West 14) Bachelor Father -- John Forsythe as Bentley Gregg. Noreen Corcoran as Kelly Gregg 15) Skipper Frank Herman - Cartoon Carousel for kids 16) Ben Hunter, the author of "The Baja Feelings", and host of the "Ben Hunter Movie Matinee" (KTTV). He also pioneered the idea of offering orphans for adoption. 17) Champion 18) Buttermilk 19) Trigger 20) Bullet 21) Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk starred as Frank and Joe Hardy 22) The show starred Susan Saint James as the free-spirited Kate McArdle and Jane Curtin as her more traditional childhood friend, Allie Lowell. The premise: the two decide to share a brownstone in New York City's Greenwich Village after their respective divorces, raising their families together. 23) James Lablache Stewart 24) Carl Betz 25) Green Dolphin Street (1947) 26) The Yearling (1964) 27) Topper (1931) 28) King Kong (1933) 29) Gerard Butler 30) Dozens of shows such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Defenders" (1961), "The Outer Limits" (1963) and "The Twilight Zone" (1959). He also starred in the drama For the People in 1965 as an assistant district attorney, costarring with Jessica Walter. The program lasted for only thirteen episodes. 31) Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor 32) Laurel and Hardy 33) Abott and Costello 34) I have no idea! 35) Patrick Wayne 36) Jeffrey Hunter,Vera Miles, Natalie Wood

 

I'm watching my mom slowly die from my dad's abusive ways. help please.?

QUESTION: i don't know where to begin. I have a very cold hearted, father and mainly its my mom that suffering. My mom can't be caught chit-chating with a guy weather its a teenager or an old man, weather a friend of mine or my sister's friends or boyfriend. He will torture her all day and all night about how she is a slut and is cheating and other hurtful things that he says. My mom take cares of my dad a lot but my dad makes it where she MUST cook for him, yet if she cooks too little he will tell her things such as that she's a lazy uncaring wife, if she cooks too much he will go crazy thinking she's cooking for someone else. If she kindly brings food from her job he will constantly accuse her of her of receiving the food from a lover.. And if he does suspect she has a lover he will call her job constantly, call each and everyone of her friends, or stalk my mom wherever she goes. Even to a point of forcing my mom to arrange a meeting at her friends place so he can investigate. If my mom comes home even 5min late then usual he will torture her verbally insinuating she went somewhere, if she comes home a little too early he will do the same. If someone calls her phone by accident he will go crazy as well,calling and calling that caller even to a point of upsetting that stranger, yet if an accidental caller calls his phone he laughs it off. He will nit pick everything in her car even a little mud, wondering where could she have been that has mud, if the passenger seat is not in place like it normally was for example backrest is leaned back,he will investigate and make all these accusations as well. he checks my moms phone constantly and investigate each number on the call history.if she happens to have her phone on her chest when sleeping he will keep her up all night with accusations that she's expecting a call. .He chooses what she can and cannot wear, he chooses what he can do to her money, my mom even told me she has not held even a dollar of her money. She once got into a car accident because she was so emotionally hurt all he could ask was "how is the lexus doing" i thought that would make him learn his lesson. after the accident and a less then a day at hospital he still had her work. You think this is enough to make you hate him? he cheats on my mom over and over. everything he has accused my mom of is something that he does. He has sent money to his mistresses and yes even my moms money. The cheating alone makes my mom want to commit suicide imagine adding to that is having to handle his accusations and hurtful treatments. How do we get out? i told my mom try taking a vacation back to Philippines be with your sister a while, but she don't have money for that either, every attorney we tried getting so far requires that you pay a grand first before he gets started..Am i just waiting till i finally explode and kill my dad? am i waiting for something tragic to happen between them two?and one i'm most concern about..am i waiting for my mom to commit suicide? My dad better get his act together before the day my mom dies because if this is how her life ends there wont be any forgiving. But yeah everything we try seems to be a dead end. help me please?

ANSWER: You don't know how your Mothers' and Fathers' relationship works on the inside. She can open a checking account in her name. She can go to her personnel office and ask that her check be deposited into her checking account. She has the power to do that. It is her money - she can put it where she wants to put it. It is really not your job to fix their marriage. Maybe they like it that way ? You are their child - not their therapist. As far as the physical / emotional abuse ? Why don't you report him to the police. A call to the police is free. It is up to your Mother to make a change - not you. She has the power to leave and start a new life if she wants to. See the links below. Peace.

 

Is it time to stick-a-fork-in-Obama, he's done?

QUESTION: This will be an interesting turn of events if it does come to the surface. Obama May Be In Deep Trouble ... with Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court: According to sources who watch the inner workings of the federal government, a smack-down of Barack Obama by the U.S. Supreme Court may be inevitable. Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama's major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used the venue of the State of the Union address early in the year to publicly flog the Court over its ruling that the First Amendment grants the right to various organizations to run political ads during the time of an election. The tongue-lashing clearly did not sit well with the Court, as demonstrated by Justice Sam Alito, who publicly shook his head and stated under his breath, 'That's not true,' when Obama told a flat-out lie concerning the Court's ruling. As it has turned out, this was a watershed moment in the relationship between the executive and the judicial branches of the federal government. Obama publicly declared war on the court, even as he blatantly continued to propose legislation that flies in the face of every known Constitutional principle upon which this nation has stood for over 200 years. Obama has even identified Chief Justice John Roberts as his number one enemy, that is, apart from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, and so on. And it is no accident that the one swing-vote on the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy, stated recently that he has no intention of retiring until 'Obama is gone.' Apparently, the Court has had enough. The Roberts Court has signaled, in a very subtle manner, of course, that it intends to address the issues about which Obama critics have been screaming to high heaven. A ruling against Obama on any one of these important issues could potentially cripple the Administration. Such a thing would be long overdue. First, there is Obama Care, which violates the Constitutional principle barring the federal government from forcing citizens to purchase something. And no, this is not the same thing as states requiring drivers to purchase car insurance, as some of the intellectually-impaired claim. The Constitution limits FEDERAL government, not state governments, from such things, and further, not everyone has to drive, and thus, a citizen could opt not to purchase car insurance by simply deciding not to drive a vehicle. In the Obama Care world, however, no citizen can 'opt out.' Second, sources state that the Roberts court has quietly accepted information concerning discrepancies in Obama's history that raise serious questions about his eligibility for the office of President. The charge goes far beyond the birth certificate issue. This information involves possible fraudulent use of a Social Security number in Connecticut , while Obama was a high school student in Hawaii. And that is only the tip of the iceberg. Third, several cases involving possible criminal activity, conflicts of interest, and pay-for-play cronyism could potentially land many Administration officials, if not Obama himself, in hot water with the Court. Frankly, in the years this writer has observed politics, nothing comes close to comparing with the rampant corruption of this Administration, not even during the Nixon years. Nixon and the Watergate conspirators look like choirboys compared to the jokers that populate this Administration. In addition, the Court will eventually be forced to rule on the dreadful decision of the Obama DOJ suing the state of Arizona. That, too, could send the Obama doctrine of open borders to an early grave, given that the Administration refuses to enforce federal law on illegal aliens. And finally, the biggie that could potentially send the entire house of cards tumbling in a free-fall is the latest revelation concerning the Obama-Holder Department of Justice and its refusal to pursue the New Black Panther Party. The group was caught on tape committing felonies by attempting to intimidate Caucasian voters into staying away from the polls. A whistle-blower who resigned from the DOJ is now charging Holder with the deliberate refusal to pursue cases against Blacks, particularly those who are involved in radical hate-groups, such as the New Black Panthers, who have been caught on tape calling for the murder of white people and their babies. This one is a biggie that could send the entire Administration crumbling--that is, if the Justices have the guts to draw a line in the sand at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In passing this on it is no wonder Americans of every race and political persuasion are disgusted.

ANSWER: Not with the media, Black Panthers and the current Attorney General all on his side. Anything bad that's gonna happen to him will be after he loses the November General Election.

 

Can I Sue For Legal Fees And Missed Work?

QUESTION: So this crazy lady said I hit her car one day while we were in traffic. This was complete bs, so I ignored her and kept it moving. Apparently she then went and filed a police report saying that I hit her and ran, left the scene and caused damage to her car. More bs. I have a very nice luxury car, she had a pos truck, so if I did hit her, my little car would have been banged up, not to mention I would have felt it. So she gets a copy of the police report with my address and the very next night my car is damaged over night. I am not stupid, I can put 2 and 2 together. I file a complaint and keep it moving. So I get an attorney to the tune of $1000 and go to court for the first appearance and she does not show. The court says they didn't mail her a letter to show so I get a new date. Last week I go to court again and she no shows, this time the court did send her a letter. My attorney had the judge dismiss the case and now I guess it is over. I know she has 30 days to reopen the case if she was deathly ill or in the hospital on the court date but we all know that was not the case. So now I am out $1000 for an attorney, 1 missed day of work, 2 days having to leave early for court. Not to mention this 'mysterious' dent on the hood of my car. Out all this when I didn't even do anything wrong and she gets to walk off free as a bird even though she lied to the cops, filed false police reports and no showed in court? How is this fair? I just want my money back for the attorney fee. I want to use that money for a vacation to Hawaii, not to entertain some crazy, jealous broads need for attention. Anyone care to help, do I go to Small Claims? How do I end up not getting screwed for something I didn't do?

ANSWER: You may be able to sue her but you must prove malice on her part which is very hard to do and would end up costing you more in the long run than what you could possibly win in a small claims case.

 

I caused a crash in Florida - please help with my question!?

QUESTION: This is a "no-fault" state. I found out that my insurance crash limitations only covered $10,000 in coverage (lame, I know!). But my car alone had $2,500 in damage. But the two other cars had very little damage, HOWEVER, one of the cars was a 2006 Cadillac (EEK!). So my insurance company sends me a certified letter stating that the amount MAY be more than what my insurance can cover and that I MAY want to retain a lawyer. (We're a military family, so we'd be using the SJA.) But I talked to someone and they said Florida (like California) is a no-fault state and that if my insurance DOES run out, the woman's insurance would then pick up that tab. Is this true? I know this is truly unfair, but I just want to know where I stand and do I need to talk to a lawyer anyways?

ANSWER: First, you need to understand what no fault insurance is. It doesn't eliminate the possibility you will be sued, it merely puts some limitations on it. How no fault insurance works "No fault insurance" is a general term that is used to describe any auto insurance system that both requires drivers to carry insurance for their own protection, and that places limitations on their ability to sue other drivers for damages. In an accident, under no fault laws, your auto insurance company will pay for your damages (up to your policy limits), regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Any other drivers involved will be covered by their auto insurance policies. Under a pure no fault system, drivers would be completely covered by their own policy, and would be barred from ever suing another driver for damages. However, no state uses a pure system. Instead, all "no fault" states actually use parts of both the no fault system and the standard liability system (under which you're financially responsible for the cost of damages you cause). States do this by permitting lawsuits in certain cases. See http://www.autoinsuranceindepth.com/no-f... for more on that subject. California is NOT a no fault state. If the woman has under insured coverage on her policy, her insurance would indeed pay, but then they would want the responsible party (you) to pay them back. Instead of talking to 'someone' I suggest you do as your own insurance suggested, and talk to an attorney now rather than later. There are some preemptive steps that can be taken. So you will be better informed: Currently 12 states and Puerto Rico have no-fault auto insurance laws. Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have verbal thresholds. The other seven statesu2014Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utahu2014use a monetary threshold. Three states have a "choice" no-fault law. In New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, motorists may reject the lawsuit threshold and retain the right to sue for any auto-related injury. Note that CA is not mentioned on the list. See http://www.iii.org/media/hottopics/insur... for more.