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Jason Lomax

Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Car Accident Settlement Check- How long does it take

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Yolanda Navarrete
    2. Jason Lomax
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Peter E Briskin
    5. Joel Jay Kofsky
    5 lawyer answers

    It is a standard procedure in New Jersey (and probably elsewhere). An insurance company will issue a check once it receives the appropriate settlement documents (i.e. signed release). They send you the letter simply to keep you informed. The check is typically sent to the defense attorney (that represented Geico's insured). Then, in turn, the check would be forwarded to your attorney. However, this is not the end. Now the check has to be endorsed and processed. The check will be...

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  2. In a car accident making a left need some advice?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Jason Lomax
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    The first thing you should do, if you have not done so already, is call your auto insurance company and advise them of the accident. Your insurance company will investigate the accident and, if necessary, later provide you with an attorney to represent your interest. Also, I assume the police were called to the scene. If not, you may want to file a police accident report. As to who is at fault, generally speaking, the person making the turn is primarily at fault. However, any number of...

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  3. I filed a false police repot do to an accident and was driving on a susspended licence

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    2. Jason Lomax
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Paul Michael Veillon
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    IMMEDIATELY consult with a criminal defense attorney. Say nothing to anyone else on the face of the planet until you talk to an attorney first. Additionally, do not post anything additional regarding the facts of the situation on this or any other website. It is a bad situation. Avoid making it worse and hire competent counsel in your state immediately.

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  4. I was in a car accadent and the police had my dads car towed

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Jason Lomax
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Nathaniel Bryon Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    If the car is properly registered to your father, he should be able to remove it from impound with proper identification. I am sure they will charge towing fees and storage fees prior to release. The sooner you remove it from impound the better. Otherwise, the fees will start to accumulate. Additionally, when you turn the accident in to your insurance company (as noted above), they will want to assess the property damage (assuming you had that type of coverage).

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  5. Is it appropriate / acceptable to cite case law from the 8th Circuit court in a brief submitted to a MN district court?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jason Lomax
    2. Edward Iturralde
    3. Vernon Paul Hein
    3 lawyer answers

    You may always cite law from any jurisdiction. This includes citing to the Federal Circuit Courts in state court. The important part is how relevant the case law is to the point you are citing (i.e. are the facts of the case similar or does it illuminate the law and give guidance). That being said, the difference is between "binding" and "persuasive" authority. Case law from other jurisdictions typically only has persuasive authority. This means that a court MAY follow what that other...

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  6. I'm thinking a DPOA is what I would need to get for my sister. She makes stupid mistakes with her money & I want to protect her.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Jason Lomax
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    People often misunderstand the nature of a Power of Attorney (POA). A POA only grants the Agent the power to act in the shoes of the person granting the power (the Prinicipal) and only for the purposes specified in the document itself. It does not allow the Agent the authority to act unilaterally. All actions are to be at the behest of the Principal. To act in what you think are the "best interest" of the Principal, but contrary to what the Principal wants is a violation of the...

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  7. I fell in my neighborhood and broke my ankle due to broken/uneven pavements that were recently made. Do I have a case?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew Christian Barber
    2. Jason Lomax
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Francisco Javier Gonzalez
    5. Andrea Gabriela Dwyer
    5 lawyer answers

    The answer is maybe. You have not provided enough facts to determine the answer one way or the other. A lot depends on the case law that has developed in your area (Florida) with regard to this type of case. What was your legal status on the property as an individual (i.e. invitee, trespasser, etc.)? Who owns the property? It sounds like it is residential, but still under construction. Is there something the construction company should have done to safeguard against a dangerous condition...

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  8. My father in law is the Administrator of the Estate of my deceased intestate wife. How does that legally affect me?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Allen Wenker
    2. Jason Lomax
    3. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3 lawyer answers

    This is not my area of specialty. Therefore, I would recommend that you sit down with a local attorney to further disucss this issue. That being said, generally a letter of renunciation only renounces any right you may have had to be the administrator of the estate. Generally speaking, it is the administrator who will make decisions regarding the case and whether or for how much to settle. Renunciation as administrator would not alter the laws regarding who is a beneficiary of the...

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  9. Am I entitled to a settlement from the insurance company?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Elliott Leighton
    2. Elizabeth Smith-Chavez
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Jason Lomax
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    The first thing I would suggest is that you obtain competent legal counsel in your area that focuses on personal injury. They may offer you a settlement in exchange for a release, but there is no way to know whether the settlement offer is fair unless you can put the offer in context. By "context" I mean any variety of factors which would include, but not be limited to, the nature and extent of your injuries, the apportionment of liability, the "value" of similar cases. Unless you are...

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  10. I am a paralegal and I have power of attorney for my friend, can I represent my friend in a workers compensation hearing?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory Francis Lisowski
    2. David C Leard
    3. Jason Lomax
    4. Brian Coleman Kelly
    4 lawyer answers

    Obviously, each state is different on this. Most states will not allow you to represent your friend unless you are an attorney licensed to practice law within the particular jurisdiction. A power of attorney does not and would not change this answer. A power of attorney allows you to execute documents (and other such powers that are enumerated in the document) on behalf of the principle. It is not a substitute for a license to practice law. Taking such action on behalf of your friend may...

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