Christopher Matthew Simon’s Answers

Christopher Matthew Simon

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I have been out of work for 10 months on workers comp. If I return to work, can I recoup any of my lost salary and wages.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Judy Greenbaum Croy
    3. William Gregory Pope
    4. Jaret Adam Spevak
    5. Richard Todd Rosenstein
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    It's a little unclear if you are asking can you recoup the difference between your workers comp wage and what your salary would have been or any wages whatsoever for the ten months. Any way you slice it though with a complex case involving two surgeries and likely permanency, you ought to a least do a free in person consultation with a lawyer to make sure you are not making any mistakes.

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  2. What is the legal definition of pre-exsisting injury & when is it relevant?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    3. T. Michael Flinn
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    There is in not really a legal definition but it is a common term. Georgia has an actual jury charge on this issue. You would be known as an "eggshell plaintiff." You take the victim as you find them. If you were teetering in the verge of becoming symptomatic but had no symptoms previously or had drastically less symptoms and the crash aggravates it to the point that you need surgery, then you could legally recover. Whether a jury would agree with you would depend on the prior pain...

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  3. Does the fact that my liscense were suspended change anything in my personal injury suit?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. Christopher Matthew Simon
    5. Paul Jonathan Sieg
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    Shiver is correct that it won't affect your case. The question you should have asked is; why am I not comfortable with my current lawyer? With a chiro and epidurals involved, it is highly likely that you have one. Be sure that you have had in person sit down meetings with the lawyer so that important questions like this are asked and answered. Insist on good customer service.

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

    Answered 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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  5. 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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  6. A friend of mine fall from scalffold at work and broke his ankle and bottom of foot , how much compasensation can claim

    Answered 4 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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