Christopher Matthew Simon’s Answers

Christopher Matthew Simon

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  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 8 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. I was rear ended and ended up in ER 2 days later with concussion, medically missed a week of work. Will insurance cover my loss?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Jeremy Mathew Hayes
    3. Todd Robert Henningsen
    4. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    5. Philip Wesley Lorenz
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    Yes, the insurance for the other driver will cover the medical bills, lost wages and a reasonable amount for pain and suffering. With a concussion, be patient. You want to make sure your head is 100 percent clear with no long term consequences before settling out. In the meantime, if you have health insurance, run it through that.

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

    Answered 5 months 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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  4. Is there a time limit in which a personal injury claim must be settle after filing the claim?

    Answered 8 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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  5. Am i at fault and should i be held responsible

    Answered almost 2 years 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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  6. Can i sue a fake tax preparer for pain and suffering if she was charged with theft by deception and i have yet to get my money

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Henry Daniel Lively
    4. Jerry Bruce Harkness Sr.
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    You can't sue for pain but can sue for punitive damages. The problem is some on that would sink to stealing your tax return likely has no money to pay any judgment you might get against them. The result is an expensive piece of paper to hang on the wall and no justice.

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  7. My neurologist refuses to confirm or deny whether the car accident caused my seizure. What are the next steps? Still a case?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Peter James Pearson
    3. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    4. Jarome Emile Gautreaux
    5. Robert Scott Dufour
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    Under Georgia law, you must have medical testimony establishing that the crash was more likely than not the cause of the seizure. If this doctor won't do it, then get a second opinion. Without the medical testimony, the claim is not allowed before the jury and therefore will not be paid by the insurance company.

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

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. William L. Swank II
    4. Lloyd Noland Bell
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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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  9. How do I sue a person who hit me (a pedestrian) with their vehicle and then FLED THE SCENE?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Drew Norman Early
    5. Noah Howard Pines
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    Yes you can claim against their car insurance and/or sue them. Most insurance companies would also be liable for punitive damages. Get the police report and consult with a few lawyers. They can work out the medical care issues for you as well.

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  10. Car accident the other person receive a ticket for failure to yield was unconscious spend two nights in the hospital had

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    4. Jayme Elizabeth Simpson
    5. Shoran Reid Williams
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    With a crash that bad with surgery and scars, the key question is often how much liability insurance is on the at fault driver and whether you have access to underinsured motorist insurance. Is there are specific question you have?

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