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Jon Ethan Lewis

Jon Lewis’s Answers

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  • What happens if I cash a check I got in the mail from workers comp

    Now don't get it wrong I got hurt on the job in Alabama but I didn't sign a release could anyone tell why did I received this check from the circuit court

    Jon’s Answer

    Very odd to receive a check from the Circuit Court if you did not have a settlement hearing where money was paid into court. If it's for Temporary Total Disability, you will probably see TTD somewhere on the check. An attorney would have to see the check at minimum.

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  • While purchasing a truck, the dealer called us back 2days later and said we needed to sign new contract? OK? NOT! with us.

    We went into a dealership on Saturday August 22,2015 and purchased a truck with 2.99% interest rate. Two days later on Monday the dealership called us and said we needed to come back and sign some more paperwork.. in fact they called us twice sa...

    Jon’s Answer

    This is called a "yoyo" transaction, and here is my article on the issue. I'm glad to discuss it with you.

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  • How much monies can I gain from a slip and fall in Walmart and cracked a vertebrae in my neck and had surgery with titanium?

    I also tore tissues in my coccyx bone area and am in large amounts of pain and am on ortho rehab and am taking the strongest ms contin with muscle relaxers and pills to help me sleep? I am also in therapy for the emotional suffering I am now going...

    Jon’s Answer

    No one can answer that question without more information. Slip and fall cases in Alabama are some of the most difficult cases to prove. You have to prove the store employees did something wrong to cause your fall and injuries. Alabama is a contributory negligence state which means that if you were one percent at fault, you cannot recover.

    I would need to know what caused your fall. Did Walmart create the condition? Did Walmart fail to do something they should have done? Did a customer spill something which had been there a significant amount of time such that it should have been cleaned up? (More than 30 minute - an hour). Were there any witnesses, etc.

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  • I want to know I estimate on my settlement

    I got hurt on the Job i was holding a board for our saw man and when he went down to cut the board the skill saw kicked back and roll over my hand it cut off my left index finger completely off and almost lost my middle finger i can't move my midd...

    Jon’s Answer

    Hard to fully answer without more information, i.e.: your average weekly wage, any impairment rating, any disability rating, and whether any psychological issue will be considered a body as a whole. Here is the statute on fingers:

    a. Amount and Duration of Compensation. For permanent partial disability, the compensation shall be based upon the extent of the disability. In cases included in the following schedule, the compensation shall be 66 2/3 percent of the average weekly earnings, during the number of weeks set out in the following schedule:

    1. For the loss of a thumb, 62 weeks.

    2. For the loss of a first finger, commonly called the index finger, 43 weeks.

    3. For the loss of a second finger, 31 weeks.

    4. For the loss of a third finger, 22 weeks.

    5. For the loss of a fourth finger, commonly called the little finger, 16 weeks.

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  • Would his children have the right to a lawsuit against the hip manufacturer?

    My ex husband/children's father, had 2 hip replacements. The first in 2001 and the second in 2009 along with an antibiotic hip spacer. Everything went great with the first artificial hip until 2008 when he ended up with an infection in the hip whi...

    Jon’s Answer

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your children's father. Potentially, but the problem will be the statute of limitations and causation. No one made him commit suicide. He chose to do that. The statute of limitations most likely accrued when the infection first set in. It would be a difficult case at best..

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  • My settlement for my daughter is $4,875, is it a pro ami case or no?

    we were in a auto accident and her medical bills $875 and they offered $4000 so we took it and now there saying its a pro ami case, which I read that $5000 and over was considered a pro ami case

    Jon’s Answer

    pro ami is as Joshua stated below. The hearing will protect the child and the insurance company and defendant. The $5,000 is the threshold most courts consider as far as when a trust or conservatorship is required, not where a pro ami is done. Anything over $5,000 is considered to require a conservatorship set up (although there is an argument for $15,000).

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  • Contract and agreement

    if you send someone an email confirming an oral agreement that they made with you. Then they send you back an email confirming the agreement and their name is on the email.Is that agreement legit?

    Jon’s Answer

    As stated, a lot would depend on the facts. However, I think it could be argued that the emails memorialized the deal and constitutes a writing. The question would arise as to whether the specific terms could be proven.

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  • If the GAP addendum was paid for when the vehicle was purchased and it was totaled. Is it legal for the finance ppl to garnish?

    My husband has his wages being garnished for a vehicle that was totaled and he never finished the payments on it. I finally got copies of the paperwork for the purchase of the vehicle and he paid for the GAP addendum. Why are they garnshing him w...

    Jon’s Answer

    I would need to look at all of the paperwork. Did they file suit against him? When? Did he fight it? If not, why not?

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  • Do i need a lawyer for the car i purchased

    I purchased a vehicle from a auto sales. The car had completely worn out shocks. Three recalls i wasn't informed if and that werent fixed and the check engine light keeps coming on for the same problem.

    Jon’s Answer

    If this was a used car, you probably signed an "as is" agreement which would make the case difficult at best. If the car is still under the manufacturer's warranty, you may still have a case, but more information would be needed.

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  • Do i need a lawyer

    Purchased a used car it has three recalls i wasnt informed about and that havent been fixed is there anything i can do

    Jon’s Answer

    Was this a new or used vehicle? It sounds like it was used. If it was, you do not have a lemon law claim, and you probably signed an "as is" agreement which makes the case difficult, at best, against the dealer. If it was still under the manufacturer's warranty, you may still have a case. More information would be required.

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