Jonathan Peter Hayes’s Answers

Jonathan Peter Hayes

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. In Georgia can I back out of a verbal agreement for auto accident settlement

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Jonathan Peter Hayes
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Chong Hae Ye
    5. K William Gibson
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    you should have another attorney look at this case. if the statute did in deed expire, i'm surprised they offered anything. it's possible the statute is tolled (for example if criminal charges were pending against the other driver) and your lawyer does not recognize the statute has not expired.

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  2. What should i do? walmart contacted me today from a slip&fall in their store on yesterday, they will send it to the claims dept.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    2. Michael Rene Braun
    3. Matthew Chase Swanson
    4. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    5. Glen Edward Ashman
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    you need to speak to an attorney and do not give any statements (recorded or otherwise) to the claims department prior to speaking with a lawyer. make no mistake about it, the claim representatives will do what they can to find a basis not to pay on a claim and in georgia, slip and fall cases routinely get dismissed by the court on summary judgment. focus on your health and getting the medical treatment that you need. let the lawyer handle the liability aspects with walmart.

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  3. Are heirs not named in the style of a wrongful death case brought by the husband privy to the case other than sharing recovery ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin Whitaker Price
    2. Robert G. Rothstein
    3. Jonathan Peter Hayes
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    the children share in the proceeds, but are not represented by the same lawyer unless they retain the attorney.

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  4. Can i legally find out how much coverage the person that hit me has or do i have to get a lawyer to find out?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Peter Hayes
    2. Jesse Cole Kent
    3. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    4. Kevin S Sobel
    5. Peter James Pearson
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    yes, you can find out the coverage but you are not doing yourself or the case any favors by trying to handle this alone. even if the insurer provides you with the primary auto insurance information, there could be additional policies or claims that you may overlook. personal injury lawyers almost always give free initial consultations and i'm sure most of the lawyers responsive to your inquiry would find out the insurance coverage available with no charge. a disc injury can cause a lifetime...

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  5. Premises: My daughter was injured at a pool owned by a homeowner's association. It does not look like a permanent injury.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Chase Swanson
    2. Jonathan David Marx
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    5. Robert G. Rothstein
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    what a terrible experience, but i am glad to hear it doesn't appear that your daughter will have any permanent physical injuries. Sounds like there could be multiple parties liable, from the HOA , the management group or a product liability case. do not let your daughter speak to any insurance adjuster or claim rep; let the attorney you hire take care of everything and focus on her health.

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  6. Small Claims Car and Truck Accident

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Ian Zimmerman
    3. Jonathan Peter Hayes
    4. Benjamin Whitaker Price
    5. Shane Edward Bartlett
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    may want to reconsider filing in magistrate court and hire a lawyer to file in state court. sounds like the insurance carrier has been setting up a defense for a while now.

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  7. Changing auto accident lawyer

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Brandon Snellings
    2. Evan A. Watson
    3. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    Yes you can change attorneys. As others have pointed out, expect your current lawyer to try and collect either his applicable fee percentage on the offer or an hourly rate. Get a copy of your complete file, including all correspondence, demands, offers, medical records and bills, case expenses, and your contract if you do not have a copy already. Then I would at least have another lawyer review your case. PI consultations are generally free and while it may be difficult finding another...

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  8. How can I appeal a judge's decision to dismiss my personal injury case against an insurance company for improper service?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Chase Swanson
    2. Kevin Chandler Ford
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Young-Ji Ham
    5. J. Phillip Boston
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    You need to immediately contact an attorney in Atlanta that regularly handles personal injury cases (and perhaps legal malpractice cases). If I understand you correctly, your current lawyer settled with the liability carrier (hopefully for a limited liability release) and the lawyer did not properly proceed with the um claim. Again, speak to another lawyer right away and try and get a copy of the dismissal. It may be possible to re-file the case.

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  9. Truck driver made a right-turn and crash on my car in my lane. Is he at fault ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Younes
    2. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    send the claim to the truck driver's insurance carrier, but do so through an IL lawyer.

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  10. If a persons bodily injury coverage is 100k.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Parker Shiver
    2. Christopher Matthew Simon
    3. William L. Swank II
    4. Lloyd Noland Bell
    5. Philip Wesley Lorenz
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    Yes, you can sue for more but your issue is the total available insurance coverage and how much money you can actually collect. The insurance carrier is typically only responsible for payment up to policy limits. Your attorney needs to ensure there is no additional or excess coverage. (We've had several cases where the insurer initially represented a $100k policy and later disclosed $1M+ excess policies.

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