Jon Ethan Lewis’s Answers

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 over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    3. Mark Christopher Wolfe
    4. Jon Ethan Lewis
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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 about 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. Injured in auto accident I was not at fault for but I currently don't have health insurance to treat injuries.

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Robert Aaron Gartlan
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    Yes, but you may not have to sue. Did the "at-fault" party have insurance? Did you? If you did, you may have medical payment benefits to help. Also, some doctors will take a letter of protection and treat you based upon that. I hope this helps some.

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  4. 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 over 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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  5. 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 about 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Mark Christopher Wolfe
    3. John Clint Wallace
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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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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  6. Does my wife have the right lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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    2. Jon Ethan Lewis
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    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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  7. What should I do about falling through our rental house porch?

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Frederick J. Moore III
    3. Tara Laine Helms
    4. John M. DeProspo
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    You have to be able to prove your landlord knew or should have known of the defect in the porch and failed to fix it. You can make a claim against the landlord, and if the landlord has liability insurance, you may have a claim. It will all depend on what the landlord knew.

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  8. Improper treatment by ortho in er and for follow up treatment.

    Answered 27 days ago.

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    First, you probably have a workers compensation claim which you need to file with your company. Notwithstanding that, the question would be whether the ultimate surgeon will testify (or at least put in writing) that the hospital/physician who sent you home breached the appropriate standard of care for such medical professionals, and as a result, you were seriously injured by the delay and state how you were injured. Medical Malpractice in Alabama is very difficult due to the Medical...

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Ethan Lewis
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Scott J. Corwin
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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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  10. Can i sue wal mart if i slipped because of water..and im pregnant.

    Answered over 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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