John B Mesirow’s Answers

John B Mesirow

Washington Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. What do I do after an auto accident?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Amy Lynn Jarvis
    2. John B Mesirow
    3. Kevin Francis Guyette
    4. Kevin W Conner
    4 lawyer answers

    If you were in the car and were injured, first, seek medical treatment, then contact an attorney when you are able to. If you were not in the car and the other driver has admitted responsibility, hopefully their insurance company will accept liability and pay for your car. If that's the case, although you should call a lawyer just to make sure you're not missing anything, you shouldn't need to retain a lawyer if the insurance company offers you a fair number for your car. They have to pay...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. Plastic Squeez Cap Left In my icecream in which I choked on and spit up.. Manager was recorded admitting to it. Is it a lawsut?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. John B Mesirow
    2 lawyer answers

    The two essential elements of any negligence claim, whether it is medical malpractice, a car crash, or a claim like yours, are (1) liability and (2) damages. "Liability" just means you have to be able to prove it was the other party's fault. The amount of "damages" is the harm suffered due to the negligence. From what you've written, liability seems clear. However, you haven't said anything about damages. If you were hurt, you should seek out a lawyer immediately. If not, although you can...

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  3. What is my legal recourse when the pharmacy dispensed the wrong RX and I took it for over a month?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Timothy Robert Reilley
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. John B Mesirow
    3 lawyer answers

    You have a claim against the pharmacy. The value of the claim is determined by the severity and duration of the injuries you suffered due to the pharmacy's negligence. Hopefully you fully recovered. If you did, then your claim will be smaller. You should contact a personal injury lawyer in your area immediately.

  4. I was in a car accident in August of last year. My med bills were 5300. How much should i negotiate for pain & Suff?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    4. James Richard Rowe II
    5. Salim John Sheikh
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If cases like yours were resolved simply with formulas, lawyers like us who represent victims would be out of work. Here are just a few factors that a lawyer (and an adjuster, and a jury) will use in evaluating your case: The severity of your injuries; [The amount of the medical bills are not always representative of this. For example, some broken bones are severe, painful injuries that require little treatment and thus produce low medical bills. Also, some medical providers charge unreasonable...

  5. Turning left and hit by car at high speed

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nima Taradji
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. John B Mesirow
    3 lawyer answers

    As you have stated the facts, yes, the accident will likely be deemed your fault because you failed to yield the right-of-way. The only caveat is that the other driver may be found to be at fault if you can prove excessive speed, which is difficult, You should immediately report the collision to your insurance company and tell your side of the story so that they can fight for you. The witnesses, though not independent because they were in your car, may help you. Regarding whether or not you...

  6. What if i was in an accident on a job but was not hurt should i have been seen by a doctor?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Keith Robert Taylor
    2. Dennis Michael Phillips
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. John B Mesirow
    4 lawyer answers

    No. No. No. If you were not hurt, not only is there no point in seeing a doctor, but it's just plain wrong.

  7. How do I file a lawsuit, while I interview attorneys?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher Michael Davis
    2. Michele G Pearson
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. John B Mesirow
    4 lawyer answers

    You should chose a lawyer immediately so that suit can be filed. You don't have to sue your girlfriend if you don't want to, though this may make it harder to find a lawyer if it is not crystal clear that the accident was the other driver's fault. This is because the lawyer wants to be sure that, at the end of the case, he/she will be compensated. This will happen if both drivers are sued, since you were a passenger. Therefore the accident was not your fault, and you will almost certainly...