Jonathan Andrew Pope’s Answers

Jonathan Andrew Pope

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Is it possible to get the medical expenses in a Personal Injury case paid to me in the settlement ?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Matthew Chase Swanson
    2. Jesse Cole Kent
    3. Christopher Lane Rouse
    4. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    8 lawyer answers

    Your situation is unfortunate. The discussion of the actual breakdown of a settlement is something that should occur prior to the acceptance of any settlement. It is not uncommon for an attorney to hold proceeds from a settlement for unpaid medical bills while the medical bills are being negotiated. A 50% reduction in medical expenses can occur in certain cases but it depends a lot on the medical provider's willingness to negotiate. One this is certain, a lawyer cannot hold out money from a...

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  2. Due to pre-exsisting back, neck and knee issues made worse, why do I have to prove the accident created more problems?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    3. Maryam Parman
    4. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    5. Jonathan Andrew Pope
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    11 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. I always recommend a person in your situation schedule an in person meeting with your attorney to get answers to your questions. However, under Georgia law, if I hurt you I am responsible. I am responsible for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and pain and suffering. What injury am I responsible for? Any injury I cause which includes if I aggravate a preexisting or dormant injury or condition you have at the time of the collision....

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  3. Nursing home Doctor charges medicare monthly, claiming to see my Mom at least 15 min. a day, and they let her get an infection.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Ralph Powell
    2. George Samuel Johnson
    3. Heather A Lottmann
    4. Zaheer A Shah
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    6 lawyer answers

    This is definitely a situation that should be investigated and I would suggest you seek the advice of a lawyer. I would also suggest you contact the Office of Regulatory Services within the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

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  4. 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
    4 lawyer answers

    Under Georgia law, a negligent driver is responsible for all injuries caused by his or her negligence. Furthermore, to the extent a negligent driver aggravates a pre-existing conditioon of another person, the negligent driver is liable to the extent the pre-existing condition is aggravated. We encounter this most frequent when dealing with a person injured in a automobile collision who is at or above 40 years of age. Anyone 40 years of age or above will have degeneration of their spine....

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  5. My daughter was hit head on and her car totalled. The driver of the car that hit her hit 2 cars before her. 3 cars totalled.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mark David Link
    2. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    3. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    4. Robert Frederick Glass
    5. Steven I. Goldman
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    6 lawyer answers

    Under Georgia law, a negligent driver is liable to an injured person for medical expenses, lost wages (if applicable), and pain and suffering. Evidence that the defendant driver is under the influence of alcohol may also allow for a claim for punitive damages. I would strongly encourage you to speak with an attorney for a more detailed analysis of your daughter's rights. Please feel free to visit my website and/or contact me directly for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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  6. I got hit by a drunk driver, what am I entitled to?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Houston Dillard Smith III
    2. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Keith Samuel Hasson
    4 lawyer answers

    Under Georgia law, a person is liable for damages caused by his or her negligence. Therefore, the driver who hit you would be liable for you and your friends' medical expenses, any lost wages, and pain and suffering. Also, under Georgia law, a drunk driver who injures another person may be liable for punitive damages for his or her conscious disregard of the consequence of driving while intoxicated. I believe it would be very helpful for you to consult with an attorney. We handle DUI...

  7. Can my friend sue a hotel?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    3. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    4. Jonathan H Levy
    4 lawyer answers

    I am very sorry to hear about your friend and hope he is doing better. Your friend may have a claim for damages. The claim surrounds the hotel's ownership, maintenance, and operation of the elevator. The good thing is owners of elevators and escalators have a higher duty to maintain them and keep them safe. I agree with the other attorneys who have responded that your friend would benefit from the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney who can more thoroughly and appropriately...

  8. Doctors knew I had high blood calcium, never followed up on it. Consequently my baby died in utero. Can I sue?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    2. Steven C Eggleston
    2 lawyer answers

    I am very, very sorry to hear about the loss of your child. Under Georgia law, a physician is liable for any injury caused by a deviation of the standard of care. The issue is whether the standard of care required intervention in your cased based upon the finding of high blood calcium. The law in Georgia requires, in general, that a physician with the same background and expertise review all the medical records surrounding you and your late child's care and treatment to determine if a...

  9. Does medical insurance have to be reimbursed if accident insurance does not cover the cost of injury?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with everything Mr. Shigley says regarding your situation. It is for those reasons that you will need an attorney to assist you in resolving this issue.

  10. How do I subpeona my case file from an attorney?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jon Vincent Forehand
    2. Jonathan Andrew Pope
    2 lawyer answers

    You are entitled to your case file. In the event you have a pending lawsuit, you may use the subpoena power of the court to issue a subpoena to your prior attorney for your complete file. You may also contact the State Bar of Georgia for assistance with this matter.