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Jason Ramsey Schultz

Peachtree City Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. I got hit by a semi truck in Ga 4/11.Fired one lawyer but new lawyer hasn't worked on new demand package hired 12/11 what to do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Edward M. Wynn
    2. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    3. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Andre' Dennis
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I generally agree that not returning multiple phone calls is unacceptable. You need to schedule an appointment with the attorney and discuss the outstanding issues as soon as possible. If that doesn't do the trick, you can always file a bar complaint. If you fire your second lawyer, you may be seen by other lawyers as the 'problem' even if you were not the 'problem'. Many attorneys I know, including myself, are very leery of picking up files that have been worked on by previous lawyer(s)...

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Self Insured Trucking company in AZ

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark P Breyer
    2. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    3. Howard E. Spiva
    3 lawyer answers

    Have your insurance company handle the property damage claims and let them do the "heavy lifting" to get the trucking company to pay up. Once your insurance company gets their money back, they should reimburse your deductible.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. There was a car that had run out of gas on the Jimmy Carter overpass. I hit them from behind. Whose at fault? See below.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    2. William M. Brownell Jr.
    3. Thomas Andrew Miller
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Brian Thomas Dailey
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    Probably a combination of fault. Obviously, one should "run out of gas" and not be able to get out of the travel lanes. That is negligence. You, on the other hand, potentially have a legal "excuse" known as the "sudden emergency" doctrine. In the end, you you were not seriously injured, the claim is probably not worth pursuing in court as the other insurance company will blame you and probably get some traction with a judge/jury and it would reduce whatever damages you proved in proportion...

  4. How much of a personal injury case do you feel I have given info below:

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    2. Houston Dillard Smith III
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3 lawyer answers

    Definitely contact an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate whether you have a strong chance of recovery. The owner has a duty to exercise reasonable care to keep its premises and approaches safe. If this was an "unsafe" condition that the restaurant either knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known about, you likely have a case. The devil is in the details and without photographs, it is hard to tell. Another important issue is whether there were any previous...

  5. I co-signed for someone to buy a car;can I take the car from him and make him pay to fix it because he failed to pay the insuran

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    1 lawyer answer

    This really is more a question about contracts than auto insurance. If you had an agreement (written is obviously better than oral for proof reasons) that he/she would maintain auto insurance, I would think that as co-owners of the vehicle, he/she would owe you half of the value of the car just before the wreck occurred. The REAL question is collectibility - if they needed a co-signor in the first place (and then on top of that failed to pay for insurance), does this person really have the...

  6. Can a attourney fee's be more than my settlement amount?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    2. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer depends on the contract that you signed. First, the attorney has to have his/her client's authority to settle the matter. It is good practice to let the client know exactly how much they will get in their pocket at the settlement table so there are not any misunderstandings. It is true that contingent fees are usually taken off the top and then medical bills are the responsibility of the client. Under the scenario presented, I assume the attorney could have taken 40%.

  7. Insurance of druck driver that tolal my truck wants a statement of the accident from me

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Jeffrey Lee Weinstein
    3. David Gordon Hart
    4. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    4 lawyer answers

    It is not wise to give a statement to the at fault driver's insurance company without consulting with an attorney first. If you give a statement, tell the TRUTH and tell them that it will be limited to the collision and the property damage and nothing else. Remember, you can have your own insurance copmany repair the damage to your truck and then they will go after the other driver's insurance company and also recover your deductible if you were not at fault.

  8. A friend of mine took my motorcycle without asking and was cut off by another vehicle.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    1 lawyer answer

    You probably already have the answer to your question but here goes: you only have to show that your motorcycle was damaged due to their insured's negligence or fault. you don't have to show or prove that your "friend" had permission from you or had a license.

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