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Christopher Matthew Simon

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I'm trying to find out if I have a strong case being the passenger in an auto accident last night? I really need help

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
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    You have a valid claim. Whether hiring a lawyer makes sense, only time will tell. If you have health insurance and access to medical care, you can hold off on hiring a lawyer until you know that the case is complicated enough to need a lawyers help. For simple matters where you heal up soon, the lawyer costs more in fees then they generate. A cost benefit analysis can be found on my website. As to the question of whether they were on the phone, Georgia has ruled that texting and driving is...

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  2. How much is my case worth...

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. William Franklin Smith III
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    5. Philip Wesley Lorenz
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    Case evaluations require a lot more detailed information. If you have a lawyer already, they know the facts much better than any post ever could. If you don't, take advantage of a free in person consultation. Chiropractic care and an MRI showing herniations is not uncommon. Are you having any radiating numbness? If the answer is yes, get thee to a real doctor. Chiros cannot read an MRI anyway.

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

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Noah Howard Pines
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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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  4. A uninsured driver hit my truck and my wife went to the hospital. now we are receiving medical bills

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Jennifer Brooke Gore-Cuthbert
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    This is one where you will definitely need a lawyer. There are a few places to look for coverage: 1) How do you know there really is no insurance? Who did the driver live with? Who owned the vehicle? Was the insurance properly cancelled? Were they driving for an employer. 2) Uninsured motorist coverage whether through you, your resident family members or employer. This is not a "do it yourselfer"

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  5. How likely would i get 80,000 lien reduced in a personal injury case

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Charles C. Hamilton
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Richard Todd Rosenstein
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    It is very likely it can be reduced; the question is by how much. We would need to know a good bit more about the facts of the case to be more specific. Feel free to email the details.

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

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. J. Jeffrey Williams
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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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  7. 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 10 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Gary Oman Bruce
    3. Ashley Anne Digiulio
    4. Matthew Chase Swanson
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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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  8. Am I legally liable for injury sustained from son's car accident? He owns car & was driving. I carry the GA ins policy.

    Answered 10 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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  9. I was in a hit and run accident in Atlanta, GA. The owner of the vehicle insurance company are paying med bills. That's all...

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Evan A. Watson
    2. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    3. Christopher Matthew Simon
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
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    It's sounds like the hit and run driver was not located and you were a passenger in someone's car? If that is accurate then, yes the medpay on the car you are in will pay some bills but the personal injury claim has to be against your own uninsured motorist insurance. No choice on that unfortunately.

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  10. Is it necessary to hire an attorney to handle the car accident if the loss is not very much?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. William Franklin Smith III
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Ian Zimmerman
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Brandon Hilmar Reid
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    If there is not going to be any other care, then you are in a tweener zone. There is nothing wrong with sending your own demand letter to the insurer and seeing what happens. If the results are lousy or you are having trouble negotiating the bills down, then go meet with a lawyer. It never hurts to give it a try, just do not sign a medical authorization for the insurer as they will dig into your past and conjure problems where non exist. See the link below for more information.

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