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Benjamin Stephen Persons IV

Marietta Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Can i be liable for damage caused by my daughter in a car reg to me and prev wife while legally seperated she had cust of both

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    2. Edward Albert Smith
    2 lawyer answers

    In Georgia, under the family purpose doctrine you can be held responsible for the negligent driving of your child if they were living in your household at the time of the collision and you had control over your child. According to the facts you have presented it sounds like you will not be held responsible, your ex-wife however, may be a different story. I would not build up too much anxiety about this. Except in the rarest of cases, a plaintiff's lawyer is trying to recover the value of...

  2. What if you fall at a pizza resturant and did not have wet floor signs out.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    In Georgia, slip and fall cases are difficult. You should immediately contact a lawyer to evaluate your case. Keep in mind you have two years from the date of the incident to file suit. If your statute of limitations expires your claim will be barred. A property owner (like a restaurant) is not responsible for your injury unless they knew about the hazard or should have known about the hazard that caused your fall and you had no knowledge of the hazard. These cases are very fact specific and...

  3. How do i sue my oral surgeon

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    1 lawyer answer

    If you wish to pursue a case, get copies of all your medical records and contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. I'm not familiar with New Jersey law, however, most jurisdictions require an expert affidavit in order to pursue a case for professional negligence. Meaning, you would need the affidavit of an oral surgeon that the medical care you received was below the acceptable standard of care and as a result caused your injury. Finding an expert to review a...

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  4. I was in a car accident and it was the onther person fault now there insurance is saying it was my fault

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Donald Solomon Nathan
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    4 lawyer answers

    Insurance companies are always trying to figure out a ways to avoid paying claims (property and injury). Typically an insurance company "investigation" involves talking to their insured, who tells them it was not his fault. They then deny liability based on this self serving evaluation. Often it doesn't matter that the insured pled guilty to the traffic citation and/or all the witnesses say their insured is at fault. In situations like this you need to hire a lawyer to build your case and...

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  5. Do I need to consult a medical malpractice attorney?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    1 lawyer answer

    If you have concerns that you were the victim of medical malpractice, then yes you should consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer right away. Most lawyers in this field offer free consultations. Depending on the facts of your case you may have a problem with the applicable statute of limitations and/or statute of repose, so you should not delay. Prescribing an overdose of lithium resulting in lithium toxicity or failure to recognize and treat lithium toxicity can be examples of...

  6. Is this a reasonable amount? Best way to present this to the at fault drivers insurance company.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Steven Walch
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Edmund Alonso Normand
    5. Donald Curtis Kudler
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should hire a lawyer in your area to represent you. The value of your case is dependent upon the severity of your injuries and no two cases are alike. Rarely have I ever seen injured people going it alone get fair offers from insurance companies.

  7. Passenger in a car accident, they reported car stolen.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Edmund Alonso Normand
    3. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    3 lawyer answers

    You should talk to another lawyer and get a second opinion. Just to be safe you should notify your insurance company of this incident as well. If the driver of the vehicle was negligent and caused your injuries you can pursue a claim against him. If the driver was a permissive user (meaning he had permission to drive his girlfriend's car) at the time of the wreck then her insurance should cover this incident. If the driver stole the vehicle then the insurance company is probably correct in...

  8. How much compensation money can i get from a jetski accident?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Neal A. Goldstein
    2. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    3 lawyer answers

    Based on your question, it sounds like you may have a statute of limitations problem. Statute of limitations vary depending on the State and the type of claim. If your statute of limitations expires your claim is barred. If you feel you have been injured due to the negligence of another or due to a defective product you should contact a lawyer immediately to evaluate your claim(s).

  9. Auto accident: woman said she had insurance but that was a lie. what to do?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Stephen Persons IV
    1 lawyer answer

    First, immediately notify your own insurance company of the accident and check to see if you have uninsured motorist coverage. Second, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Most personal injury lawyers offer free consultations. After your free consultation, you will know your options.