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James Martin Roth

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  • My car have minor damages, its a old 88 chevy, yet i am in alot of pain. Rear ended at a stop light.

    Dr. said case may be thrown out since there was little property damage. Why? My bumper did its job yet I was jerked around profusely!

    James’s Answer

    You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow your doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to your medical records. Photograph your injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.

    Do not delay in seeking counsel.

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  • Should i get a lawyer for hit and run?

    I hit a car in the driveway of a residence, then backed into a stop sign. I left the scene, but the following day, I gave the person my insurance info.

    James’s Answer

    That is an unfortunate situation, but my advice (as the other lawyers have stated) is to cooperate with law enforcement, contact your insurance representative, and if asked to provide criminal testimony--consult an experienced traffic court attorney in your area.--Good Luck!

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  • How long can a body shop hold my car after they have been paid but refuse to finish the work its been 90 days already

    they had my truck since march 18 recieved payment on the 26 and have not given me a due date its now almost 90 days and the owner is agitated when i call or stop buy the shop he has not even ordered all the parts

    James’s Answer

    I agree with the Attorney advise above. Pick up the car ASAP and demand a refund. That is an unfortuante situation, but you should ultimately prevail.

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  • I was rear ended in a car accident and have neck,shoulder and back pain. What should I do?

    The insurance company for the driver who hit me says they need to record me recording my injuries but will not talk about repairing my vehicle.

    James’s Answer

    I agree with the answers above. You should seek medical attention for your injuries immediately. Please contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

    As stated above, I would advise you not to speak with the other driver's insurance company until you have at least been advised by an attorney.

    Good Luck!

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  • Can I have an attorney represent me if I cannot come to an agreeable compensation with an insurance adjuster?

    I was involved in a no fault rear end accident last year. The man that hit me managed to push 5 stopped cars into each other at a stop light, my car being the first 1 to get hit. I am planning to submit a demand letter to the insurance adjuster fo...

    James’s Answer

    I agree with the attorneys above. My only additional advise is that I would consult a quality experienced personal injury attorney ASAP and avoid speaking to the at fault adjuster and compiling your own demand. As I have seen many times, folks with the best intensions will damage their case by trying to reason with the insurance adjusters. Keep in mind, the adjusters are trained professionals and will try everything they can to minimize the value of your case.
    Good Luck!

    JIM ROTH

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  • How can I get a proof to show my insurance co. that my traffic ticket was dismissed and I was not guilty.

    Who and how do I contact to obtain a proof that my traffic ticket was dismissed by the judge and I was not guilty in order to appeal to my insurance company of their decision? What other information should I use to support my case to appeal to ...

    James’s Answer

    Contact the clerk of the court in which the citation was issued and for a small fee, they will mail you a certified copy of the 'dispostion' of your ticket. You should be fine.

    JIM

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  • Car towed illegally

    Car was parked in an apartment complex, no signs are posted but I have to now pay because car was towed.

    James’s Answer

    The answer would depend upon the exact facts and your question does not have enough information to give a proper answer. I do wish you luck, but if you were parked on private property improperly, you most likely are responsible for this charge. Good Luck!

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  • I hit a dog in the road, and have no heath insurance. What do I do?

    I was in a charity ride involving 85+ motorcycles, a dog ran infront of me and caused me to crash (I did hit the dog, and totaled out my motorcycle) the owners did claim the dog. Unfortantly I have no health insurance and no place will do MRI on m...

    James’s Answer

    I agree with both attorneys above - speak with a local personal injury attorney ASAP. The dog's owner may likely be responsible for your medical treatment/bills.

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  • Is the at fault party still responsible for paying for your injuries if you attorney quits without giving u a settlement amount?

    I was involved in a accident in 08 and my attorney never gave me any info about my case and never saw him but 1 time. When I ask him to give me a copy of what the settlement offer was from the insurance company, he filed a motion to withdraw the d...

    James’s Answer

    It sounds like you need to consult with a new Georgia attorney that specializes in tort (injury) cases. Good luck!

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  • Can I be fired due to my prescription drugs?

    I was involved in a car wreck and the police report concluded that I was NOT at fault and that it was impossible for me to avoid the crash. I have a prescription that causes drowsiness and my employer has stated that I could be fired if the drug t...

    James’s Answer

    I practice tort law, so I suggest you contact an employment lawyer for confirmation, but if your employer has warned against driving while taking your prescription and you drove anyway (crash or not) then unfortunately my interpretation would be that you are in violation of company rules and you can be fired. I wish you luck, and if I am misinterpreting the rules, some 'grey area' may exist. GOOD LUCK!

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