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Marion Thomas Pope III

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  • Possibly auto iinjury cliam?

    Rear ended by tractor trl while stopped making a left turn on a straight away so driver of tractor trl clearly not paying attention no serious life threatening injuries but injuries to back and neck

    Marion’s Answer

    Even though your injuries may not be serious at this time there could be permanent damage to your spine. You would certainly want to speak with one of the capable trial lawyers on this list. It is not uncommon for 18 Wheeler drivers to be fatigued. They are often tired and many times they have not inspected their tractors and trailers to the extent they malfunction. Be happy to speak with you.
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  • In georgia if i was in a car accident and wasnt at fault and after the accident my insurance is cancelled what happenns

    when the police came my insurance was active but later that day it was cancelled does the driver at fault still have to pay

    Marion’s Answer

    Has no affect on your injury claim whatsoever. Negligent party will be responsible for any injury directly caused by the collision. As previously noted, if injured you should contact an attorney who litigates personal injury cases like yours. You may have med pay that can be used to help with your treatment. Lastly, do not speak with the insurance adjuster. They will record your statement to be used against you later in the claim. I'd be happy to talk to you. Give me a call at 770-479-0366.

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  • I was involved ina hit and run. I have unisured motorists on my coverage. The person left the scene.

    Can I sue my insurance company due to this? The other person left the scene which is hard for me to prove my case. I did not experience any pain until days (2) after my accident and I have not had a good night sleep since then. I wake up in sweat ...

    Marion’s Answer

    If you can prove with admissible evidence that another vehicle caused your damages then you can file a claim with your own Uninsured Motorist policy. Some evidence to obtain would be the accident report, photos of your vehicle and paint chips left by the other vehicle. These will help you prove that another car caused the accident. Also, you and the passenger must treat for your injuries soon or the claim will be denied.

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  • While driving is it OK to hit someone in a crosswalk if the light is green?

    Not that I want to do it but J-walkers who take their time are very bothersome.

    Marion’s Answer

    Believe it or not I have been asked this question several times and represented client's who were hit in the crosswalk. Short answer is "NO". You may not plow down a pedestrian as they cross the street in the crosswalk ...... even though they are crossing at the wrong time. The law requires that you "mitigate" the damages. That means that you have a duty to avoid an accident if it is reasonably within your power to do so. Good question though.

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  • I was involved in a wreck at work where a driver pulled out and hit me in company vehicle.

    At the time I was only having minor pain/discomfort so I did not goto doctor that day. the next few days i started having back pains, shoulder pains, and wrist pain, so I requested to goto doctor. My boss told me that he could not cover my shift a...

    Marion’s Answer

    You have a workers' compensation claim. You have given your employer "notice" of the claim and you have requested to treat with an authorized physician. You have satisfied the requirements and should request to HR that a report be documented and a claim opened. You need to treat for your injuries before they progress. Hope this helps.

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  • What if my doctors and I STRONGLY disagree with designated doctors MMI and IPR?

    On 7/22/09 the designated doctor saw me and stated, I was not at MMI. The doctor, addressed an issue that the insurance was not accepting along with issues that were accepted by insurance. The doctor also said I needed an MRI. The insurance compan...

    Marion’s Answer

    If you have been paid benefits during the life of your claim you have the right to have your own Independant Medical Examination. You may choose the physician and the Employer / Insurer are required to pay for the evaluation up to a certain amount set by code in your state. This exam should address all your concerns and hopefully will provide some objective support for your case.

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  • Who can be held responsible if an auto accident happens and the title is in 3 heirs names?

    This car is titled in MO. to 3 heirs. two live in MO. and the 3rd out of state. We are trying to get the title sent to us so we can get our name off of it. if the car is driven and a wreck occurs and injuries happen would all 3 heirs be held respo...

    Marion’s Answer

    The responsible party in your fact pattern would be the "driver" of the car..... not the owners. The law holds the negligent party liable for damages in automobile accident. However, there is a situation in which the owners could be held liable for the negligent acts of the driver where the owner's new the driver had a propensity to drive in an unsafe manner. For example, if the owner of a car knew a person was drunk and gave that person permission to drive their car they could be held liable for negligenct entrustment. Hope this helps.

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  • No insurance accident

    HI, I was in a small fender bender last month. My car was parked a cars width behind a truck in Buffalo MN. The guy got in his car and reversed it right into my car. It ruined my front bumper and the grill. There was no damage on the other car. I ...

    Marion’s Answer

    It sounds like the other driver, lets call him the defendant, was at fault for this accident. Luckily no one was injured. The first thing you look for the defendant's property insurance to pay the damage. You state that he has none. So then you would need to look at your Uninsured Motorist property coverage. Sounds like you filed a claim under the "collision" section of your insurance. You should contact your insurance company, give them proof that the other driver was uninsured and they should pay you the $500.00 back as you properly have a UM property damage claim. Hope this helps.

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  • My company says I have to pay for damage.

    I Work for a trucking company-standard employee as a driver. I had a minor accident where I hit another semi in a parking lot and broke the headlight and caused minor damage to the hood. The company truck is undamaged. My company says its about ...

    Marion’s Answer

    A company is only "required" to have insurance that pays when another person has bodily injuries as a result of negligent driving. Companies are not required to have "collision" insurance. Short answer is that if your company decided not to have "collision" protection the owner of the truck that you hit can require you to pay the damage.

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