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James Andrew Robson

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  • Do I have to pay anything?

    yesterday a little girl on a bike ran into my car. her mother was nowhere to be found but a neighbor took the little girl to her mother's house. the police came and asked me to fill out an incident report and did not give me a ticket because they ...

    James’s Answer

    From your fact pattern, it doesn't sound like you did anything wrong. That said, go ahead and let your own car insurance company know what happened. If you get sued later, they will assign an attorney to represent you, provided they were notified timely of the potential for a claim. What you don't want to happen is the insurance company to claim you failed to notify them and refuse you coverage if the you are later sued.

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  • How to go about suing a minor for pain and suffering, due to a hit and run car accident?

    The minor was driving the car with just a learners permit no license.

    James’s Answer

    You can file suit directly against the minor, naming them directly as the defendant. May also be able to sue the parents or vehicle owner as well. These types of cases are fact specific, so if you have serious injuries, consider consulting with an attorney immediately.

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  • My sister punched me on the mouth on Mother's Day. There is NO reason for her doing this.

    I went to the dentist yesterday and the bill was $140 to reset three teeth. Now we are waiting two weeks to see if she did nerve damage. I am so upset because she thinks she doesn't have to pay me back. Everyone knows what happened and another sis...

    James’s Answer

    If you want to prosecute, you should file a police report. if she pleads or is found guilty, you could possibly get restitution. Small claims court is another avenue to recover your medical expenses. But before pursing either of these routes, I'd suggest talking to your sister and see if she'd agree to pay you voluntarily.

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  • Can you sue a Native-American casino for slip and fall?

    My mother-in-law was at Native-American Casino in California. They were about to leave out the casino, just turning out the lobby, when my mother-in-law slipped in a puddle of water, she says there were no wet floor signs placed any where. The lob...

    James’s Answer

    You are governed by the rules and laws of the reservation. You need a lawyer familiar with the laws applicable to the reservation where the incident occurred.

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  • Has causation been made clear?

    I was rear-ended in October of last year. Other driver admitted to police that he was looking over to the left and when he looked back to the roadway, he collided with my vehicle. After going to the ER on the following day with excruciating head p...

    James’s Answer

    Probably. The burden of proving medical causation varies from state to state, but in general, 100% certainty is not required. Be sure to confirm with a local TN lawyer that this statement from the physician will be sufficient.

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  • I had a slip and fall in Marshalls dept. store

    I was walking in Marshalls and slip on some thick gel like clear liquid on the floor and landed on my right knee. This happened on a Friday night on early Sunday morning I was in urgent care because of stiffness and pain in my lower back and the ...

    James’s Answer

    I'm very sorry to hear about your fall. These cases are fact-specific and it's unlikely Marshall's will treat you fairly without a lawyer. A lawyer also knows the steps to take to request preservation of evidence needed to prove your case. Do not delay in speaking with and hiring a lawyer to make sure you are protected. These stores often will delete video and destroy evidence if it's in their best interest. A lawyer can take steps to avoid this from happening.

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  • Do I need a lawyer if I got a concussion from a place of business?

    I was at Cosco and a tile display fell off the second shelf, hit me in the back of the head and I went to the hospital and had a concussion. I just got my medical bills and they are expensive for me. What should I do? Or what can I do?

    James’s Answer

    You need to contact a lawyer to investigate this on your behalf. If you were on the job for Costco, you likely have a workers' compensation case. If you were there to shop, they can be liable to you in tort. These are fact-specific cases, so don't delay in protecting your rights.

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  • Car accident. question back pain , neck pain knee pain now the right side of my jaw hurts.

    on 05 05 2015, i was driving east on i4 center lane of the sand lake exit, lady that was driving decided to stop on the middle of road and i hit her, i have a witness that saw her stop she got a ticket for it and me to, what do do next, i don't w...

    James’s Answer

    First you need to get medical treatment if you are still hurting. Next you need to consult an attorney to investigate the other driver's negligence. There is likely some comparative negligence on your part for hitting her, but an attorney can explore this further with you (e.g., whether you were maintaining a safe speed and following distance). Finally, you need to be sure to get the ticket you were issued addressed in a way that won't jeopardize your case. Speak with an attorney immediately to walk you though what to do.

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  • How can my friend contest 'at fault' decision made by her own insurance company?

    Is there any way she can contest the decision made by her own insurance company about liability? She misspoke while giving her recorded statement to her own insurance company. She has not talked to other party's insurance company. She misspoke...

    James’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there is probably nothing she can do. The insurance company acts as an "independent contractor" on your friend's behalf. Although they got a statement from your friend, they independently decide fault based on everything, not just her recorded statement.

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  • How long do you have to settle an insurance claim?

    I was in a bad car accident and broke my shoulder about four years ago, but was under the age of 18. I still have problems with my shoulder and have been told I will need surgery in order to participate in sports. My mother will not open a claim ...

    James’s Answer

    Your claim is tolled until you reach the age of 18, which means you are legally allowed to bring suit at that time. However, you should be sure to find an attorney as soon as you reach the age of 18 to ensure that you don't miss any important deadlines for presenting your claim (i.e. Statute of Limitations).

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