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Jon Ethan Lewis

Birmingham Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Hit by an unlicensed and uninsured motorist, What do I need to do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    3. Mark Christopher Wolfe
    4. Jon Ethan Lewis
    5. Randy William Ferguson
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    Did you have collision coverage? Depending on what you find about the owner, you may have a negligent entrustment claim. Was the other driver under the influence? You should also get his driving record. Finally, you may have more than $25/50 if you have more cars in your household.

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  2. How much can I expect from a slip and fall?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Mohamed E Seifeldein
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    That is impossible to answer without knowing more facts. What were the injuries and medical treatment? Did the apartment complex know about the stairs and railing? If not, they may not even be liable - again, depending on the facts.

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  3. What is a fair settlement from a rear end collision of a 7 month pregnant woman hit while stopped by a 91 year old man ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    5. David J. McCormick
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    That is impossible to answer without seeing the medical records and bills and speaking with you. If you have no injuries and the baby has no injuries, a fair settlement would be what you owe your health insurance for what they paid on the bills in addition to your mental anguish and any pain and suffering, i.e.: if you had $5,000 of medical bills related to the incident, and BlueCross BlueShield paid $2,000.00, you would probably want to settle the case for approximately $5,000-$7,500. Of...

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  4. My son was killed in a MVA July 9, 2011. He was a passenger, the driver was a 17 yr old male, driving with out Insurance.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Mark Christopher Wolfe
    3. John Clint Wallace
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    I'm sorry to hear about your son. You have two years from the date of the wreck to file a lawsuit if one is warranted. In Alabama, we have the "Guest Passenger" Statute which essentially says you cannot recover civilly from the driver unless he was "wanton" (Essentially grossly negligent) or if he wasn't a guest - paid for gas, etc. You may also have a claim against anyone who might have negligently entrusted the vehicle to the driver. From a criminal standpoint, it is up to the...

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  5. Does my wife have the right lawyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. G. Whit Drake
    2. Jon Ethan Lewis
    3. David Philip Nomberg
    4. Kevin Coluccio
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    It depends on whether your wife's physician relates the surgery to the wreck. If yes, I would think her damages are greater. If no, probably not. It is difficult to get a jury to get past the damage, but not impossible. The noose that hangs a man shows no damage either.

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  6. Can i get an attorney tolook over my slip and fall case. i have my completed filesin hand.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    5. Randy William Ferguson
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    Did your attorney decline your case? These cases are very difficult in Alabama due to contributory negligence - if you are 1% at fault you cannot recover. But, if Winn Dixie is pointing at the cleaning service, it could help your case. If you still have an attorney, you should make an appointment to go sit down and talk to him face to face. If not, I would need to discuss your case more in depth, I.e.: injuries, medical treatment, facts, etc.

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  7. Can i sue wal mart if i slipped because of water..and im pregnant.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Jon Ethan Lewis
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    5. Scott J. Corwin
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    It depends. You have to show that WalMart did something wrong, i.e.: an employee spilled the water and didn't clean it up; the water had been there for so long that they should have seen it and cleaned it up; that a customer notified the employees, and yet they failed to warn the other customers and clean it up., etc. Essentially, you have to show actual or constructive notice on the store to create a duty. Then, you have to defeat any contributory negligence argument they will make, i.e.:...

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  8. Do i need a lawyer for my accident

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Paul Michael Veillon
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. Jon Ethan Lewis
    4. Kent Neil Doll Jr.
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The problem with what the officer said or put on the report is that none of that is admissible in court because the officer was not at the scene and did not witness the wreck; therefore, the wreck report and what the officer determined is essentially hearsay - unless he can be qualified as an expert. Additionally, officers are not always aware of how the civil laws work. In Alabama, we have contributory negligence. We are one of three states in the country. If the other driver was 99% at...

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  9. I signed a Waiver for UIM in 2007. I added a brand new vehicle in Dec 2011. No new waiver signed.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark Christopher Wolfe
    2. Jon Ethan Lewis
    3. Morris Herbert Lilienthal
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    Mark has provided some good information. The only additional advice I could add is whether or not you had any other vehicles in your household under different insurance policies which might have uninsured motorist coverages available to you. You can access other household relatives' coverages, i.e.: if your spouse had a separate vehicle with UM coverage, you are entitled to obtain that coverage. I encourage you to seek the advice of an attorney in this situation. Also, in the future, you...

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  10. I was struck by a truck while making a left turn at intersection when he decides to pass two cars.. who is at fault ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Maki Imakura
    2. Jon Ethan Lewis
    3. James Lawrence Magazine
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    5. Robert Haslam
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    That's hard to answer without more information. Was it a two lane or four lane road? Was the truck traveling in the same or different direction? What do the witnesses say? What were the speeds? Was it a double yellow line?

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