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Jonathan Andrew Pope

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  • My dentist did some terrible work on my mouth which resulted in me losing all my bottom teeth and having to wear a denture.

    All dental work on the bottom teeth was substandard causing me to have them all removed. Additionally, the denture she had made for me contained teeth that were too small causing some facial changes. Had to have a new denture made to stop any ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    You could have a claim for dental malpractice. My firm received a 2.8 million dollar jury verdict in DeKalb County in August of 2014 in a dental malpractice case. It is important for you to speak with an attorney and have a qualified expert review the records and diagnostic studies to confirm each act of negligence immediately. Feel free to contact me for a free, no obligation consultation.

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  • If i fire a personal injury attorney before any suits are filed or negotiations started...can he still charge me fees or a lien

    Hired ga. Attorney for personal injury and property damages concerning accident with comercial semi trucking company. Accident 8/26/14. Hired attorney 10/16/14 truckers ins. Co. Would not make resonable offer to repair damaged propery from acciden...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your experience. If the representation is under a contingency fee agreement, Georgia law does allow an attorney to charge a reasonable hourly fee upon termination of the attorney-client relationship. However, I cannot imagine the attorney attempting to collect any fee from you based upon the lack of appreciable services rendered. You need attorney he's going to give you a clear plan of action and then follow up with you routinely to let you know the status of your case.

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  • Should I take a settlement from an attorney who settled my case without consulting me before hand ? Waiting for complaint forms.

    I specifically told him I did not want to settle the case. The next week he called me to inform me that he had settled the case. I am in the process of filing a complaint but do not know if I should sign any of the paper work I dont want do do any...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    I agree with the previous posts. You need to contact the state Bar of Georgia and file a complaint. Make sure you do not sign any settlement documents and if you granted your attorney any power of attorney, make sure you revoke it in writing.

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  • My wc has been settled with open medical but they are not paying medical bills always and they still have not paid

    My first medical bills that the court ordered. my lawyer does nothing since she got paid , $52.000. What can I do, they have ruined my credit.

    Jonathan’s Answer

    You need a contact a workers' compensation attorney as soon as possibly. I would bring a copy of your settlement agreement with you. Feel free to contact Barbara Figueroa in our office in Canton at 770 479-0366.

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

    My mother is in a nursing home, she had a sore on her left foot. Nursing home told us that they covered it so that her houses shoe wouldn't rub against it. This was at the beginning of Dec. In Mar. they told us that she needed to go to the wound D...

    Jonathan’s Answer

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

    My car was rear-ended while I was at a stop light. 10k plus damage to a 2009 Toyota Venza. I have several pre-existing medical problems which were made worse due to the accident. I don't feel the attorney i have wants to fight for me

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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.

    To prove an aggravation injury, you will want to have any and all medical records surrounding any treatment you received for your preexisting injury or condition. You will want to provide these to your treating physician so that your physician can provide his opinion that the collision aggravated your preexisting injury or condition. Your physician must have a basis for his opinion and his opinion must be stated at least to a reasonable degree of medical certainty.

    I hope this helps. Best of luck.

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

    I just received my settlement breakdown from my lawyer and it less than spectacular. My lawyer barely got my medical bills reduced. I've read about similar situations where without an attorney people were able to reduce that hospital bills over %5...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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 settlement for the specific purpose of paying medical expenses and then keep a portion of it without the express agreement from the client.

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

    for example there are many causes & types of back pain so If John Q has back pain but gets in auto wreck and has more injury that now requires surgery. Would his prior back pain still be be relevant since the prior back pain did not require su...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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. This is part of the normal aging process. However, most above 40 who have this normal aging of their spine do not exhibit any symptoms of pain, discomfort of limitation and do not require medical treatment. However, older persons are more susceptible to an aggravation injury. Thus, when talking with your physician, you need to make sure they understand that the condition or your spine (if it shows degeneration) may not have been caused by the collision but your symptoms of pain and your need for treatment were caused by the collision.

    We handle all types of personal injury matters and have obtained good results even in cases where plaintiff's have had pre-existing injuries. Feel free to contact me at 770 479 0366 for a free, no obligation consultation or visit my website for more information at hastypope.com.

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  • 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.

    At the accident site, he was DUI - drugs - 4 months later toxicology reports have not come back. MY insurance co has paid for all medical bills and her car. They subrogated this claim to the insurance company of the driver and I got my deductibl...

    Jonathan’s Answer

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

    I was stopped at a red light and got rear-ended by a drunk driver. He didnt even see my car. The driver blew a 0.22, and was driving his girlfriends car, which is fully insured. We are in the process of getting my car fixed via payments from hi...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    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 accident cases and have an office in nearby Gainesville, Georgia. We can come to you if necessary. Please feel free to visit our website for more information on my firm and good luck.

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