Christopher Matthew Simon’s Answers

Christopher Matthew Simon

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. My lawyer want me to talk to the trucking company lawyer in a meeting to answer question is this a good idea? Is this a new law

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    4. Michael Lawson Neff
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If it is your deposition, it is a necessary part of the case. If not, set an in person meeting with your lawyer and make sure you are on the same page.

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  2. Is it against lawyer ethics or illegal for attorney to get their client a cash advance on there settlement

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. David H. Burns
    4. Marc L. Shapiro
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    Your lawyer is honest and 100 percent correct. There are loan companies available out there but the interest rates are worse than pawn shops. Be very careful and be thankful you have a straight up lawyer working for you. If a lawyer ever offers to loan you money to get your business, you can be sure you will get taken by them in the end. Dishonesty is a habit

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  3. Is there a time limit in which a personal injury claim must be settle after filing the claim?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Peter Jonathan Ross
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. John Arnold Steakley
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    You only have two years within which to file the lawsuit itself. So you cannot wait that long. More importantly, it is likely that the insurance carrier will realize that you are filing bankruptcy. Technically the bankruptcy court will own the claim. The bottom line on this is it is a complicated situation involving an interplay between bankruptcy law and personal injury law. This is one that you cannot handle yourself

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  4. Am i at fault and should i be held responsible

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Lisa Douglas
    3. Randy William Ferguson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Benjamin Joseph Sansone
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    You are only legally responsible if 1) you knew that your friend had a lengthy history of careless driving (a negligent entrustment claim) and 2) your friend is found liable. Its hard to prove unless your friend has a disastrous driving record. Either way, your insurance will give you and your friend a free lawyer.

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  5. If a persons bodily injury coverage is 100k.

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. William L. Swank II
    4. Lloyd Noland Bell
    5. Philip Wesley Lorenz
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    You can sue for whatever amount is appropriate. The correct question is whether there is insurance sufficient to cover the correct amount. Assume your case is worth $250,000. The 100k would pay out and if you have uninsured motorist insurance in excess of the 100k, it would pay next. Beyond that, you would hold a judgment against the driver for the balance, but without assets to pay it, the judgment becomes a nice picture on the wall. The reality is, you should negotiate a drastically reduced...

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  6. My father was involved in an auto accident,which was not his fault.He sustained injuries [two broken ribs]

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. L. Ty Wilson
    5. Michael Ryan Juarez
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    The lien cannot be addresses until settlement numbers are know so in a sense you are correct; there are two separate steps. Real issue is with broken ribs, there is notice medical care; it just hurts. Settlement should be about 8 to 10 k on 2500 in medicals. Medicare will have paid about 1500 on 2500 so reimbursement is workable.

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  7. What lawyer can settle my restitution once and for all?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. J. Jeffrey Williams
    3. Robert G. Rothstein
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Gary D. Bollinger
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    The answer is possibly yes. As far s the statute of limitations, it did not start running until the other driver pled guilty or otherwise resolved the criminal charge. If you are inside 2 years from the date of the plea then the statute is not a bar. Beneke v. Parker, 285 Ga. 733, 684 SE 2d 243 (2009). The tolling statute says; O.C.G.A. § 9-3-99 The running of the period of limitations with respect to any cause of action in tort that may be brought by the victim of an alleged crime which...

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  8. Do I need to name the tortfeasor in a MVA if a limited liability release has already been executed and Im targeting the UM?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Gary Oman Bruce
    3. Ashley Anne Digiulio
    4. Matthew Chase Swanson
    5. Douglas Francis Kaleita
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    Absolutely. If this is your first rodeo you need to be very careful. Did the insured give timely notice after the crash to the UM? Usually a 60 day deadline.

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  9. Am I legally liable for injury sustained from son's car accident? He owns car & was driving. I carry the GA ins policy.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. John Reisz Hilgeman
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    If you don't control what he does with the car, you likely have no exposure either under family purpose doctrine or for negligent entrustment. See my article below for more details. http://www.atlanta-injury-attorney-blog.com/georgia_family_purpose_doctrin/

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  10. My son hit another car. The hit person didnt wait for police or acci report.What legal claim does this person have against him?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Matthew Chase Swanson
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Jonathan Peter Hayes
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    Your son just needs to report it to his own insurance company and give that information to the adjuster who is calling. The fact they exchanged numbers shows that it was not a hit and run. The other company does not care so long as your son's insurance pays for the repairs.

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