Christopher Matthew Simon’s Answers

Christopher Matthew Simon

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I need an attorney who can practice law in Alabama! Accident occurred 6-15-14 in Alabama on Greyhound bus, State Farm liability!

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Drew Norman Early
    2. Jeffrey G. Casurella
    3. Christopher Matthew Simon
    4. Michael R Crosner
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Look up Ken Riley on Avvo. Great lawyer, great guy

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  2. In a Publix grocery store I was overtaken by a chemical reaction and I was taken to the hospital.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Did the fire department arrive and determine what had spilled in the store? You have to be able to identify the particular agent that caused the reaction and show that it got into the store through their negligence.

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  3. A friend of mine fall from scalffold at work and broke his ankle and bottom of foot , how much compasensation can claim

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Jesse Cole Kent
    4. Michael Henry Friedman
    5. Nathan Edward Woody
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    The amount to be "awarded" would be a portion of the salary until he is medically cleared to work again plus the payment of the medical bills. The only lump sum would be if after surgery, there is a permanency to the injury and the workers comp insurance company wants to cut off future medical and lost wages exposure. There is no way to know exactly this early but it is a no brainer to hire a lawyer if there will be a permanent injury.

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  4. Small claims or superior court?

    Answered about 1 year 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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  5. Not sure if I need an attorney

    Answered 4 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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  6. Car accident in 2006.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
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    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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  7. 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
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    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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  8. Can the childern sue the spose for wrongful death

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Kenneth L. Shigley
    3. James Otto Heiting
    4. Guy Scott DiMartino
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    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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  9. Should I file for pain and suffering with medical from my insurance company if the at fault driver did not have valid insurance?

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Robert G. Rothstein
    4. Christopher Matthew Simon
    5. Aaron P. Marks
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    You paid for the uninsured motorist coverage. You are not taking advantage of thee situation, you are availing yourself of what you paid for. It is no different than using AFLAC if you bought it

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  10. Can I back out of a settlement offer?

    Answered 5 days ago.

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