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John Michael Phillips

Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I was involved in a vehicle accident 3 days ago and am wondering should I handle this case alone. Not reading many good reviews

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. John Michael Phillips
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    You should not do this alone. A good personal injury lawyer will often make up his fee in (1) an increased amount of settlement and (2) negotiation down of medical bills. If you can't find one in your local area, call the best you can find outside your area but licensed in Georgia. We handle cases all over Florida and Georgia which don't often require court appearance or much local investigation. Essentially, insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100...

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  2. Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance adjustor from Walmart regarding a recent slip and fall accident in the store

    Answered 11 months ago.

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    2. John Michael Phillips
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    Generally, that answer is no. If you can retain a lawyer, let all communication come through them. The problem is a very business friendly slip and fall law- (1) If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence...

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  3. Will a Florida Insurance settle after a person has been to a chiropractor twice in 9 months?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alyson Marie George
    2. Jesus Novo III
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. John Michael Phillips
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    The short answer is yes, they will settle but they won't offer anything but nuisance money. The question is- was there no treatment because there was no injury and no pain OR was there no treatment because you didn't have time and made other things a priority? We got a million dollar verdict last year where the client didn't treat for 10 months except for an initial hospital visit but needed 3 surgeries after. It all depends on the facts. Either way, a local personal injury lawyer can...

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  4. A woman ran a stop sign at approximately 50mph and hit the rear of my wife's truck, causing it to roll. What are options?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Anthony Francis Belotta
    2. Michael T Warshaw
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    So sorry to hear this. Call a local lawyer. X-rays have severe limitations, as it is the tissues around the bones that cause the worse problems- as they stretch, tear and herniate.

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  5. Where can I find a personal injury lawyer

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Hughes Harris
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Daniel Marc Berman
    4. Michael R Crosner
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Find one on here. Lots of them, like us, would love to help. Jmp@knowthelawyer.com 800-656-6952

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  6. Car accident with no insurance, not sure if its my fault or how to handle any claims.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
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    Hi, it is John Phillips, a lawyer in Jacksonville. I am happy to help you with this, but here is the general answer you are looking for. Florida is a comparative fault state. Meaning, whether you are 1% or 99% at fault, you can recover for the part you were not at fault. So, you can recover. The question is- what happened and what would a reasonable person have done? Well, the (I suspect) reasonable people in front of you got caught up in the wreck as well. Why? Because it was likely a...

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  7. Im concerned about a rear end collision and the insurance coverages available to me.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
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    Your PIP will pay for some medical bills. Then, the next level is the at fault driver / car owner / anyone else we can find responsible 's bodily injury coverage. The would be your UM / UIM. When you see a line $25k / $50k, the line separates per person and per accident. So, all one person can get is the first number. However, If you had multiple cars or your insurance is stacking, you may be entitled to $25k for each automobile. Insurance companies do not want you to understand...

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  8. This is a question regarding fault in a Florida car accident.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    2. Jose Ramon Fernandez
    3. John Michael Phillips
    4. Robert Kenneth Tucker II
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    PIP is a bad law in most instances, but is designed to be no-fault insurance. Insurance companies may for your medical treatment without judging, subrogation and the like. So, no. It is what it is. However, you can aggressively pursue the tortfeasor through a bodily injury claim. I'd suggest a lawyer to help as insurance companies aggressively fight to save their own money.

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  9. Car totaled, Geico refuses to pay 100% loss when their insured ran stop sign Does rule 316.122 mean nothing?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Ronald William Slonaker
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. John Michael Phillips
    4. Jeffrey Robert Davis
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    GEICO is the worst right now. All of those personal injury and insurance commercials come at a cost- Short changing the consumer because that money has t

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  10. HOW TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF LOSS OF USE OF A TOTALED CAR?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    2. C. Donald Briggs III
    3. John Michael Phillips
    4. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
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    Generally it is fair market value plus possibly diminished valor if repaired or possibly loss of use while being replaced. Insurance carriers vastly underpay these claims. You can possibly settle any potential injury claim to make up the difference. Give a personal injury lawyer a call and we might can help.

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