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Ronald William Slonaker

Ronald Slonaker’s Answers

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  • Who pays for my bills the leasing office or my employer

    I slipped and fell in a puddle of water and algae hurting my lt knee hip and back outside an apartment complex where I clean apartments thru my employer I notified my supervisor he said tell maintenance supervisor that person took me into leasin...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Likely your employer's workers comp would pay. You actually may have 2 separate claims: one for the workers comp benefits; and, a possible personal injury claim against the apt complex. You should call a personal injury lawyer and have a consult to go over your case.

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  • My father died in a car accident. . I just identified the driver years later. Can my family sue the driver and/or their estate?

    My father was behind a truck on I-95 when something fell out of the back of the truck causing my father to swerve out of the way. His car flipped and he was killed. I was told by police at the time that they couldn't identify the vehicle or driver...

    Ronald’s Answer

    I am sorry for your loss. Sadly, it is my opinion that the Statute of Limitations has expired - unless one of the other attorneys on here is aware of an exception based on these facts.

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  • Can an attorney help?

    Has two fines exceeding 1600 dollars. Was caught driving on suspended licence. Now additional 250 court cost.has 4 kids 15 and under. Clears 300 a week. Has till Sept 23 or goes to jail. And still owes the money, plus jail fees. At that point, lo...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Frankly, the judges in this county don't care about the kids, etc. It sounds like he has a suspended sentence and must do certain things by Sept 23 or go to jail for X number of days. I would suspect the things required are to show proof of a valid drivers license and pay the fines and costs associated with the criminal case of DWSL. Although, he may have to also pay fines to get his license problem cleared up. Typically, the incarceration fee becomes a lien of record that has to be paid to the County and will not result in jail time. Should he not have enough money by the 23rd he needs to file a request with the Judge for more time ASAP. THe Judge may or may not grant it. My best advice is for him to beg or borrow the money to pay whats due.

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  • What happens if you receive a claim to pay for damage for a utility pole

    My bf brother took my jeep while being fixed without permission long story short he flipped it and tore down a cable off a utility pole they said but when the guy came to check when the accident happened the utility guy said no damage. He got tick...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Under Florida law the owner of a car is responsible for the damages it causes, both property and injury. However, if the car was being driven by someone without express or "implied" consent then you are not liable. Does the driver have car insurance, if so he should report it and let his company pay the damages. Yes, your license can be suspended in Florida for unpaid accident damages, but in this case, if you can prove non-permissive use, you likely have a defense. You may need to hire a lawyer to help ;you with this mess so as to get your jeep fixed and to avoid losing ;your license.

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  • How can I get medical help from a car accident after my PIP is used up?

    I was in a car accident in January and called one of those big firms that advertise. The other party was at fault told the cops and his insurance right away. I am in serious pain that is preventing me from being able to get a job and even take car...

    Ronald’s Answer

    As the other attorneys said, a lot of what can happen depends on how much insurance coverage the car at fault had - and should you have UM insurance that may apply. First, you need to talk to your "lawyer" not one of his/her assistants or case managers at the TV firm, which based on what clients I have represented may be difficult or impossible. Most good injury attorneys know doctors that will treat a patient once the PIP is exhausted based on a "Letter of Protection" also called an LOP - again this depends on the injuries you have and the amount of insurance on the other vehicle. Good Luck.

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  • What happens if someone is driving your car and has a hit and run accident and the car has no insurance and is financed

    The accident was in pinellas county the owner of the car lives in hillsborough county

    Ronald’s Answer

    In addition to what the other attorneys have said, if your car was being driven with your permission, and caused damage to another vehicle or injury to other persons you are also liable for those damages and risk having your drivers license suspended until any damages to others are paid.

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  • Should mediation be done before a lawsuit is initiated?

    Or is it normally done as part of a lawsuit. I am in the process of suing a business partner and am wondering if I should try to mediate first.

    Ronald’s Answer

    You can always do what is known as a "pre-suit" mediation if both sides are agreeable. In some cases it results in a resolution of the dispute and may save both sides a lot of time and money - but again, all parties must agree to mediate and on the mediator. You may want to speak to counsel to help get it scheduled and to represent you at the mediation. Good Luck

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  • I was in auto accident in may. Just received letter of being fired since 2 day after.. Have medical orders.

    Auto accident. 2 days after fired and have dr note. Can they do that. Company has less then 50 employees

    Ronald’s Answer

    I would suspect that they can - most employment in Florida is "at will" meaning you can be fired whenever for whatever at the discretion of the employer. Was the accident work related - if so then you should consult a worker's comp lawyer who may have another answer for you. If not, and the accident was not your fault then you should contact a persona injury lawyer who can make your lost wages part of your claim. Finally, if you had PIP you can wage reimbursement under that part of your own policy. Do yourself a favor and call a local attorney asap to evaluate your claim and your rights.

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  • Went to court June 2nd got a yellow paper to pay fine by August 26th

    Received today in the mail that I failed to show and they want me to report to the sheriff's department and I have all the paperwork to prove my innocence how do we stop crooked Marion County here your guilty until proven innocent this is for traf...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Based on the very limited facts your situation sounds more like a "Commit" order on a criminal traffic matter -NOT a simple moving violation. People are not told to report to the MCSO for simple tickets. It sounds more liket you had criminal charges and that you had a certain number of days to take care of various things and if you failed to do so then it became an automatic report to jail and serve time. As suggested, call an Ocala criminal attorney and they may be able to schedule a Motion with the Judge to set aside the commit order. It will likely depend on what you didn't do and why you didn't do it and which judge you had as to whether the order will be set aside or you would be given more time to take care of things. Good Luck!

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  • My son slipped and fell at Walmart the other day hes 10 he hurt his knee and back really bad do I have a case

    he was getting waters from the shelf and slipped in something wet on the floor that he didn't know was there we called 911 while we were there and they to him to the hospital from the store we have a witness and also the store manager was there al...

    Ronald’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers that there aren't enough facts to determine if there is a valid claim that can be brought on your son's behalf. Merely slipping and falling and incurring an injury in a store is not enough. Please contact a local attorney and discuss the accident with them.

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