Christopher Matthew Simon’s Answers

Christopher Matthew Simon

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. A uninsured driver hit my truck and my wife went to the hospital. now we are receiving medical bills

    Answered about 23 hours ago.

    1. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Jennifer Brooke Gore-Cuthbert
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  2. Debt lawyer needed?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Jason Nicholas Slate
    3. Shelley Ann Elder
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    4 lawyer answers

    If you had collision coverage and did not report the accident, depending on the length of time since the crash, your car insurance will likely refuse to pay the claim. Look at the notice requirements in the contract. That was a bad mistake unfortunately. As far as the repossession, if there are other debt issues, you may want to look into bankruptcy. Sorry, that is just a bad set of facts.

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  3. Can I sue my boyfriend for emotional distress? I live in the city of Atlanta in the state of GA.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Henry David Bullard
    4. William L. Swank II
    5. John Arnold Steakley
    5 lawyer answers

    You cannot claim a personal injury for these facts. The law does not deal well with the human heart.

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  4. Young lawyer w/ a Underinsured Motorist question. Does the underinsured motorist carrier have to file an answer?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Robert Lige Walker
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Christopher Matthew Simon
    4. Zaheer A Shah
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no default for a um for failing to file an answer but they can have a problem down the road if they try the case in their own name.

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  5. My daughter and I were involved in a rear end accident.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Christopher Matthew Simon
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Scott Benjamin Riddle
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    9 lawyer answers

    It wouldn't hurt to drop by your family doctor just in case. That will buy you 2 weeks to see what happens. If it's not getting better after ten days go ahead and make an appointment with an orthopedist. The reality is most insurers will fight paying anything more than an initial visit on a no visible damage case. Tread carefully and assume subsequent care after the initial visit will be on your nickel

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  6. If I sue the person who hit me from behind and totaled my car do I have a good chance on getting money for pain and suffering?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Larea Annette Griggs
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. David Herman Hirsch
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    10 lawyer answers

    Juries award and insurance companies pay for real injuries. Car accidents are not about money, they are about getting fairly compensated. Chiropractic cases are not thought of very seriously in the industry, especially if the damage to the vehicles was not bad. If you have a real injury, get to a real medical doctor before it's too late. As far as lost wages go, an insurance company is not likely to listen to a chiropractor who says you cannot work; a real MD is a different story. Finally,...

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  7. There is a policy limit for 100000 Nationwide.My medical bills come up too 80,000 .And there is still painand suffering n Lawyer

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Andrew Y. Kim
    5 lawyer answers

    If there is no other coverage, then you need to ask the lawyer what the point of retaining them is. The lawyer can bring value to a case in two ways. One way is to find other sources of insurance coverage. The other way is to make sure that most of the money stays with the customer through negotiation eat it with the health insurer or with the medical provider. If your lawyer does not have a good strategy and cannot make a solid estimate of what you will get to keep, then do not hire a...

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  8. HELP

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Kenneth Alan Wilhelm
    4 lawyer answers

    The outside loan is not a limit on your options at all. You said it's been 3 weeks since they filed suit and the insurance co. has not answered yet. Do you mean 3 weeks since a demand went to them? Bad faith is a complicated concept so it would take more facts to explore that. If they really did file suit three weeks ago, the answer is due 30 days after the lawsuit papers are handed to the defendant driver. The bottom line is that it is easy to change lawyers until an offer comes in on the...

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  9. Can I back out of a settlement offer?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Jason Nicholas Slate
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    5. Zaheer A Shah
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    When your Father died, his estate took control of the injury claim (I am assuming the death was unrelated to the accident). Unless you were legally empowered to speak for the Estate, you did not have authority to enter into a settlement and the lawyer cannot bind you. The lawyer may have malpracticed and the insurance carrier may have a separate issue with him. Did you personally ever even sign a contract with the lawyer? Its time to take a meeting with a new lawyer and there is a good chance...

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  10. What happens now? I can't walk with out a crutch or cane, and I am in retail. I had a bad fall and my w/c drs are making light.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lloyd Noland Bell
    2. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    3. Christopher Matthew Simon
    4. Nathan Edward Woody
    5. Jaret Adam Spevak
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Time to hire a comp lawyer and file to get a change of physician. When the company listed doctor starts singing a song like this it's time to make changes.

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