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Jonathan Wesley Johnson

Jonathan Johnson’s Answers

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  • Insurance co sent me 15 day letter. Can they close the claim?

    I was in an accident in mid december (not at fault), and i've been trying to negotiate with the other driver's insurance company with no luck. I received a letter today stating that they are offering me the same amount they have been, and "if we ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    They can close their file but that has no meaning as far as you are concerned. You have the right to file suit to collect on your claim for 2 years following the date of the accident. They are really saying that they will not increase the offer and if you want more you are going to have to sue them, which you have a right to do.

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  • What can i do.

    I live in Georgia and I hit a horse early morning while still dark . is the owner liable?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    I think it depends on how the collision occurred. If the horse was standing in the road and you hit it, I think you will have a hard time making the owner liable. If the horse dashed out into the road in front of you while you were moving, I believe you would have a fair chance of success. Good luck!

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  • In a 3 car accident can the middle car claim partial/% of damage be paid from the last car in the accident for the front damage?

    three car accident(Vehicles: a,b,c). Vehicle A stopped first. I'm in Car B and I hit back of Vehi. A. Within 1-2 seconds Car C strikes the back of Veh.B. The insurance companies have issued a check for only damage to rear of Veh B from Insuran...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    I think you could recover from Vehicle A if you could show Vehicle A was at fault in the accident. Usually if you hit someone from behind you get cited for following too close. If you are 100% at fault for the accident then you will have a very difficult time recovering from vehicle A.

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  • Wrongful death

    I’m trustee on a wrongful death settlement and decedent estate is not enough to covered any medical bill, equally the wrongful death settlement is not half of what the hospital claim (medial bill) I wonder if wrongful death settlements consid...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    I am not sure about Minnesota. In Georgia a wrongful death recovery passes outside the estate and is not subject to medical liens incurred by the decedent. Wrongful death recoveries are generally deemed to belong to the survivors and not to the estate, unless there was a predeath claim for pain and suffering.

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