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John Michael Phillips

Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. If I discharge my PI attorney, after the final written offer by the insurance co., can my PI attorney place a lien on check?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Hughes Harris
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    4. Chadwick Joseph Lawrence
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    By contract, the lawyer will get his fee. You may be accused of fraudulently trying to circumvent the contract.

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  2. Do I need a New personal Injury Trail Lawyer? need a certified trail lawyer?do I need a lawyer that has tried both sides?

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    3. Bruce Ward Bain
    4. John M. DeProspo
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    Cases like yours can vary. You have a lawyer and you need to talk it over with him or her. Some lawyers build cases from the bottom up- meaning they start with the amount of bills and expenses. Or start from the top down- focusing on those intangible losses you have suffered such as loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish and pain. No calculator will add those up. We've seen people who have given up active play with their children, gardening, motorcycles and many other things that make a...

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  3. Auto injury- USAA wants me to fill out "AUTHORIZATION FOR DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION"

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Michael Phillips
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Charles Salvatore Spinner Jr.
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    While you have contractual obligations to cooperate with the claims process, that authorization is over broad and puts them in control of your claim. You should be in control of your claim. It is bad enough insurance carriers routinely underestimate and take advantage of victims, but the manner of negotiation and resolution should be left up to you. Call a lawyer- soon. One of us would be happy to give you further information and help.

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  4. Med Pay Subrogation

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
    3. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
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    The primary answer is their is a right to medpay subrogation, but whether the insurance carrier will waive it all depends on a number of factors- your bills, injury, etc. if you are doing this on your own and quoting "the made whole doctrine" trying to save money, I've often seen insurance carriers take advantage. We'd recommend you hire a personal injury lawyer.

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  5. Can the statute of limitations be extended if the injured party is too incapacitated to testify?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Bennett James Wills
    3. Ronald William Slonaker
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Jeffrey Robert Davis
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    The suit must be officially filed by the Statute of Limitations. It would be a bar if it were missed. Testimony could come anytime after the suit was filed and would be flexible.

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  6. How to get your personal injury attorney to get you a offer?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Marc Berman
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Michael K Grife
    4. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    5. Wayne William Bilsky
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    The first priority is getting medical care you want and need by doctors you trust. There are lawyers who would send you in for a spinal fusion if it would put more money in their pockets. There is a lot more to it than running up medical bills and attorney's fees. This all depends on insurance limits, offers, bad faith and causation of those injuries and cannot be answered quickly and easily here.

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  7. Need lawyer experienced taking action involving death and against governmental defendants. Sep. 2012 dad died hit by schoolbus

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Alyson Marie George
    4. David A. Papa
    5. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
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    My deepest condolences. The key to suing a sovereign (government) entity is often a product of patience and perseverance. The path to justice can be very frustrating and choosing a lawyer who is interested in more than the "last offer" is key. As governmental liability is limited to $200,000/$300,000 in ordinary instances and the value of a life is immeasurable, the process may require legislative approval of a judgment- a process known as a claims bill. We are involved in a few high...

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  8. Do I need an personal injury accident attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    3. Norman Richard Miller
    4. Peter Jonathan Ross
    5. Kenneth Ray Bernard Jr.
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    Certainly hire a lawyer. They can help with steering you through the complicated hurdles insurance companies put up and punitive damages may be available against the drunk driver. 800-6-know-law Jmp@knowthelawyer.com

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  9. Is it wrongful death attorney or personal injury attorney that I need for someone who died after being struck by school bus?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David John Glatthorn
    2. Scott W. Leeds
    3. Brian Robert Dettman
    4. Jesus Novo III
    5. John Michael Phillips
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    A wrongful death lawyer who is familiar with the details of the unique claims process of making a claim against sovereign (government) entities.

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  10. Over 25 wrongful death suit FL?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Albert Lee Crosner
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David H. Burns
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    Your question is based on the status of someone under 25 as a minor. Is need more details, but essentially you get the benefits that would apply at the particular age and they change as ages change. There are several factors which need to be discussed and the statute of limitations and evidentiary issues in death cases are extremely fragile. Call a local wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

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