John Michael Phillips’s Answers

John Michael Phillips

Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Do I have to accept this or can I aspect to get more?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jason D. Holbrook
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. William David Umansky
    4. David Irving Shiner
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    There are several issues here- your property damage claim, your lost item claim, your injury claim and a claim for each of your daughters. The value of every claim is chiefly based on what injuries/losses you have and how we prove them. Value of injury claims is based on medical bills, nature of permanent injury, and/or surgery, whereas property damage is based on replacement or market value of the item. These days the amount you can recover is also governed by the amount of insurance someone...

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  2. Me and my daughter fell in a private parking lot in miami and i broke my elbow a hair line crack my daughter got her wrist hurt.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. David Alan Wolf
    3. Ian Matthew Thomas
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Keith Patrick Ligori
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    I agree with my colleagues. I will add that it's also a matter of associating the condition with negligence of the owner or showing the knew or should have known about it essentially. For instance, it a car had just leaked oil in their parking lot, there may be no responsibility on the land owner or tenant. It just depends. More information is located at www.knowthelawyer.com.

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  3. I rented a car a family member took the car without permission and another driver crashed into her

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Christopher John Gansen
    4. Andrew Lawrence Weitz
    5. C. Donald Briggs III
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    The law of the contract is the most important. Secondly, liability is somewhat limited where a vehicle is stolen. You'd need to do a police report. It would be a good safe bet to contact a local lawyer. The rental car company will likely try and pin much of this on you.

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  4. Should I hire a lawyer? I was hit on a car accident a week ago, I sustained some injuries, and new ones coming everyday...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. David Irving Shiner
    4. Guy Irvin Wade III
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    Hire a lawyer. Essentially, insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to the Board of Directors. Even in soft tissue injuries, those tissues stretch and scar, or cause corresponding pressure on nerves in the spinal cord, leaving behind permanent problems for some. I have had clients need surgeries years later because of a bulging disk and have their entire world collapse for what seemed inconsequential at the time. Insurance...

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  5. Your Opinion About My Claim? Potential Value? Need Attorney

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. David Charles Rash
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. Timothy Charles Felice
    5. Scott Raymond Dwyer
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    Cases like yours can vary wildly. Some lawyers build cases from the bottom up- meaning amount of bills and expenses or from the top down- meaning you start with those intangible losses you have suffered such as loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish and pain. This is a 6 to 7 figure case and bad faith depends on the set-up and what the carrier has done or not done to this point. Any Florida injury lawyer can help you- preferably one Board Certified in civil trial law. It is the Florida...

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  6. On July 30, 2012 I was rear-ended by a neglectful, speeding 18 wheeler. My insurance lapsed 2 days prior to the accident. Help?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. David Herman Hirsch
    3. Clifford M. Miller
    4. Sean Cleary
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    Fairly simple question- why haven't you hired a lawyer to handle this? This seems to have been a critical time in your life which caused a substantial downfall. The time to act is now.

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  7. Who pays for medical with respect to a car accident? I was not at fault.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Jay Weinstein
    2. Joseph John Bernardo
    3. Clifford M. Miller
    4. John Michael Phillips
    5. Michael David Myers
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    You should talk with a Florida personal injury lawyer. You have PIP which will cover medical bills (usually up to $10k) and it sounds like you or the other driver may have medpay. Then, the at fault party is responsible. On top of that, the owner of that car or his/her employer may have liability. Finally, if you have UM/UIM, your carrier may have a final layer of coverage. We'd be happy to talk to you about all of this. There are doctors who will treat you while all of this gets worked out....

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  8. How long have a lawyer to pay my hospital bill after he received settlement check from the insurance company. Already past three

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Clifford M. Miller
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Stephen G Charpentier
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    Ask your lawyer what is going on. It sometimes takes days and sometimes takes months for final negotiation of a bill.

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  9. Can i file a personal injury claim against my daughters school?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Michael R Crosner
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Charles B. Upton II
    5. Joyce J. Sweinberg
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    I have cases similar to this and agree, they are tough, but there may be a claim here. You can sue for negligent supervision or for essentially a teacher's negligence in performance of his or her duties. Anything remotely relating to a school nurse is virtually untouchable by lawyers because of a combination of tough governmental immunity laws and tough medical malpractice laws. The tug-of-war concerns me and likely was a foreseeable injury that the teacher could and should have prevented or...

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  10. Should I see the same doctor or go to the different doctor office to treat the new car accident injury?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Harvey Hesse III
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. John M. DeProspo
    5. Mike Nick Koulianos
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    I agree with the consensus to let your lawyer handle it. Sometimes these cases even have to be tied together for the jury to apportion appropriate causation. What you DON'T want to do is seem like you are trying to hide one accident from another or seem to be trying to maximize both. It is what it is and if your injuries were worsened, let your doctors say that.

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