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  • I live in Fl. Got a speeding ticket for going 83 in a 70. It's a criminal offense? How/What is the best way for me to go?

    I was in Sussex, VA on I-95. Please help me find out what to do. I live in Jax, Fl and was on vacation, just driving through VA and got a ticket. Just paying the fine, is that sufficient?

    John’s Answer

    You need tompeak with a ticket lawyer in Sussex, VA, AVVOs find a lawyer feature can help.

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  • Can my attorney drop me if I am unable to pay her bill in full? I have been paying, but this is dragging on too long.

    My attorney has not been working on my case. She will go months without doing a thing, ignores my emails, until finally she gives me an appointment. I have begged her to get this moving, she says okay, and then does nothing. I will get a settle...

    John’s Answer

    You should demand a consultation and get up to speed and on the same page. You can always consult another lawyer. Our office takes on cases like this as does a lot of local firms. Avvo's find a lawyer feature can also help, but your lawyer really should sit down with you.

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  • Custody? What to do.

    Ok well long story short I moved my ex wife out of a abusive relationship back near where I live I currently have my daughter which my ex wife has primary custody my daughter is enrolled in school under my address my ex wife moved back into the ab...

    John’s Answer

    Speak to an experienced family law attorney in your area immediately. Initial consultations are usually free. We handle these issues locally and Avvo has a wonderful lawyer search feature.

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  • How to request the Judge to move the court date sooner than currently scheduled

    My brother was placed on PSI probation in Tennessee and violated so he is currently incarcerated. His court date is on Jan 19 which means he will serve 60 days. The punishment for DUI is only possibly 45 days how could he request the judge hear th...

    John’s Answer

    In Jacksonville? Call a local lawyer. There are ways we can help with this.

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  • Got in car accident in company car, clean license,, couldn't go right to hospital but I'm going now,this was8pm last night

    Couldn't go right away , has to get home to my kids, the state trooper is completely on my side saw everything and the report says I had no.other choice I'm going now to hospital, I'm going honest I do not use drugs but I am prescribed Klonopine...

    John’s Answer

    Your question is a bit rambling. Yes, your employer can request drug testing. You could refuse but it might cost you your job. Were you at fault?

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  • Fell into sub-basement, how much is my case worth?

    I'm 27 years old. After asking my apartment (huge company with several developments) several times, over a 1 year period, to fix my floor that had started to slop after water damages. (I have pictures and documentation of both) one night I fell 6 ...

    John’s Answer

    It'd be inappropriate to sideline quarterback this case, as you have hired a lawyer. You need to direct questions to them, sit down with them to get a full understanding of the situation and consult a second opinion if you don't like the answer.

    The answer depends on your prior injuries, what you could have done to prevent this, the overall perceived value of your life and losses and more. It could be a policy limits case or could be far less. It depends on the story and how it is told.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall), as well as the interplay of coverage and timely decision making, far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim. We assume you hired a lawyer who specializes and is experienced and trained in personal injury to answer these questions for you. Good luck.

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  • Hit by commercial vehicle tearing arm all most off and the drivers policy limit is 10,000??!!

    A Commercial vehicle hit me and tore my arm almost off needing surgery etc with high risk wounds.. As I was walking my bike along side trail of road. The adjusters are screwing me around saying the drivers limit is 10,000 and all they seem to care...

    John’s Answer

    It'd be inappropriate to sideline quarterback this case, as you have hired a lawyer. You need to direct questions to them, sit down with them to get a full understanding of the situation and consult a second opinion if you don't like the answer.

    Insurance coverage issues, such as whether an individual or a business's insurance carrier has financial exposure over that policy, whether they were required to have more, whether there are collectible assets and questions of liens are complicated and a diligent personal injury lawyer can answer those for you. We had a brain injury case which similar to yours and there is nothing more tragic than a tragic accident which not only destroys a life but leaves them destitute. Insurance carriers offer uninsured/underinsured medical insurance for that reason and part of the blame lies at Florida legislators for mandating such low minimums.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall), as well as the interplay of coverage and timely decision making, far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim. We assume you hired a lawyer who specializes and is experienced and trained in personal injury to answer these questions for you. Good luck.

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  • Can I sue amazon for giving me and my family a mental torture. I am a seller at amazon. details in the blog i posted below:

    http://amazonneedstoinvestigate.blogspot.com/

    John’s Answer

    No. You cannot and this appears to be an attempt to get hits for your blog.

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