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Jonathan Andrew Pope

Jonathan Pope’s Answers

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  • Can my friend sue a hotel?

    My friend was vising me at a hotel in the Atlanta area and was in the elevator and it drop 3 stories. He didn't know at the time he was dropping until he got to the bottom. He was taken to a near by hospital and have swellen on his spine, have tak...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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 determine the appropriate course of action. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

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

    In Jauary 2009 I had a seizure, the doctors only found high blood calcium. They sent me to a neurologist and cardiologist. I called to follow up on the high blood calcium and wwas told it could not cause a seizure. I later found that that was untr...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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 deviation of the standard of care occurred. We have handled cases where children have died as a result of the negligent care of obgyn physicians and would be happy to meet with you and discuss your case in more detail at no obligation to you if you so desire. Again, I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

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

    A friend was injured in an auto accident. The other driver was cited but only had $25,000 of coverage and her medical bills are over $42,000. Her health insurance has covered therapy, surgery and medications. Does she have to reimburse the heal...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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.

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  • How do I subpeona my case file from an attorney?

    I need to get a copy of my case file from an attorney that sued me for a insurance claim, I need to get both sides of the all papers in the file as they contain hand written notes from the verbal agreement done in 2005 but the attorney has since r...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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.

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  • Car crash... single car acddint....

    i have nerve damange in my right for head....a scar runing from my eyebrow to behaind my right ear....and a scar above my left ear...i had 28 stiches and 7 staples....my bills are close to 22000

    Jonathan’s Answer

    I am very sorry to hear about your accident and injuries. My firm exclusively handles automobile accidents in Gainesville. We would be happy to speak with you about your accident in the event you have not retained an attorney. You most certainly have a claim for damages against the negligent driver who caused your accident. There are many issues, including available insurance and health insurance reimbursement. Please feel free to contact me if I can assist you.

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  • Can I tap into a liable party's towing and loss of use in a situation where they are underinsured?

    I've got 50k in damages, they have 35k in property damage coverage. Can I use their towing & loss of use funds to "free up" funds for property? My towing and rental are ~ 4K.

    Jonathan’s Answer

    First, you would have to review their policy to see what does and does not apply to your situtation; however, I would doubt the towing and loss of use provision of the Defendant's automobile policy would cover your loss as a Plaintiff. Those policy generally only cover the person who purchased the insurance or, in your case, the Defendant. I wish you well with your situation.

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