Christopher Matthew Simon’s Answers

Christopher Matthew Simon

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Small claims or superior court?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Robert G. Rothstein
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christopher Matthew Simon
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    The offer is likely a function of either or both: 1. dealing with a local insurer (as opposed to a national carrier) who only writes 25k policies. They tend to make offers like that. 2. The damage to the cars involved was not serious. Anything under $1,500 can cause you trouble. That said if the other driver received a traffic ticket, the 2 year statute can be tolled (extended) for the number of days it took for the ticket to resolve. We recently had a case where we successfully argued...

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  2. Not sure if I need an attorney

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Ashley Anne Digiulio
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Michael F. Hupy
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    There are two answers. 1. When I hear people tell me that the brakes failed, it usually mens the driver failed to apply them in time. Is that the case or did the police confirm that there was actually a mechanical defect? If there is a confirmed mechanical problem then the case becomes very complicated and involves notice, maintenance and last repair issues. 2. The more likely answer is that the driver erred in which case you will definitely need to find more than 25,000 in coverage. Broken...

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  3. Car accident in 2006.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    1 lawyer answer

    The statute of limitations on Uninsured Motorist John Doe claims is two years unfortunately. (please note that there was huge change in the law 9/28 so read about the change to Georgia Statute of Limitations from the link below.) That said the change will not affect your case because they never located the driver. Unfortunately the statute of limitations on your case ran out two years ago unless the uninsured motorist policy you had at the time was issued to you in another state and then...

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  4. I was involved ina hit and run. I have unisured motorists on my coverage. The person left the scene.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Marion Thomas Pope III
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2 lawyer answers

    Given that you have a witness, the John Doe requirements are satisfied if they corroborate your story and you could make a claim and eventually file suit against your own Uninsured Motorist coverage for your injuries. I would make an immediate appointment with your family doctor an urgent care clinic and follow their advice on further care because gaps in care, even if well intentioned can be deadly to a case. Below is a link to my post on Georgia Hit and Run issues. As far as your friend...

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  5. Can the childern sue the spose for wrongful death

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Kenneth L. Shigley
    3. James Otto Heiting
    4. Guy Scott DiMartino
    4 lawyer answers

    There are not enough facts in your question to answer the question of whether there was a negligent act that caused the death, but you as the children may be able to take control of the Georgia wrongful death claim under the Court's analysis in Belluso v. Tant, 258 Ga. App. 453, 574 S.E.2d 595 (2002), The Superior Court has the equity power to take the claim from the wrongdoer and to preserve the right of recovery at the same time. It is within the equity power of the Court to allow the parent...

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  6. My son hit the next door neighbor's babysitter in the eye with a plastic baseball. Are we liable for her medical bills?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. Jesse Cole Kent
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    No, there is no legal liability for these actions but be a decent human being and take responsibility for the copays etc. It does not open the door to further liability. Set a good example for your child.

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  7. Who to sue, the owner of the car or the driver who hit my car?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Kevin S Sobel
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Gregory Scott Young
    4. John L. Schroeder
    4 lawyer answers

    "I don't want to use my insurance" is the mistake. You can sue both, the facts will decide if owner of vehicle stays in. The real problem is you will get killed by the insurance defense lawyer they will have defending them for free. I am not passing judgment on your abilities, it's just that the practice of law is still technical. Go through your insurance and let them subrogate and sue to get their money back later.

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  8. If my son (17) was at a party, drank, then was involved in an accident, can we go after the person who's party it was?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy Lawrence Van Eman
    2. A James Rockefeller
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Sounds like your son crashed the borrowed car and the collision coverage paid the owners of the vehicle. If that is the case, then no you cannot go after the party house owners...but. If you have car insurance, your son should be covered under that policy so that should pay fr the damage. If he is not covered, because of a named driver exclusion for example, then best bet is to offer to cooperate with the car insurer for them to file their subrogation claim against the party homeowner under a...

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  9. Hit and run without a tag

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jeffrey Allen Childers
    4. Alan Joseph Robertson
    5. Stefano Vincenzo D'Agostino
    5 lawyer answers

    Georgia law requires hit and run collisions to be reported to the police so geico has a legal defense to the claim. At this late date you are probably screwed. With alloy damage though the bump in premium will cost more than the repair.

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  10. Can my tenant sue me for falling on through the deck in the specific area she knew it was broken?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Jonathan P. Sexton
    2 lawyer answers

    If you can prove that she had actual knowledge that that specific area was damaged then it would be very hard for a plaintiff to claim you had superior knowledge sufficient to allow a jury to find against you. That said, call your insurance company and let them get a free defense lawyer for you. Just because someone should not prevail does not mean you wont get sued.

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