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Jon A. Swartzfager

Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Preview and categorize your question Question Almost three years ago my grandmother was rear-ended by a 17 y/o boy. The boy wr

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    You have three years from the date of the accident to bring a suit against against the person who hit your automobile. Your grandmother should consult an attorney and have him/her write a letter to the boy and advise him suit will be filed against him unless he pays the cost of repairs he caused. If he had insurance to cover the vehicle he was driving then the insurance company will pay. If not, you could actually sue him if the repair cost would justify doing so. Also contact your insurance...

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  2. Is there anything illegal about this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    1 lawyer answer

    You should immediately call your local Department of Human Services ( DHS ) and tell them that you know someone who is being abused. The telephone number will be listed under State of Mississippi or under the county you live in. If you can't reach the DHS call the District Attorney's office and tell them what is going on. Stress that this is an emergency situation. If all else fails call your local police station and ask for help! Good luck to you and your friend and God bless you fro helping...

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  3. Small Claims Court In Mississippi

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    You really need to talk to an attorney who handles Plaintiffs's (people who have been injured) cases. There is some very complex law involved in a malpractice/medical negligence cases. These lawyers will usually represent you on a contingent fee basis. By that, I mean they will not charge you anything you will have to pay out of your pocket, but they will take a percentage of what they recover for you from the dentist who injured you. You really shouldn't try to handle this by yourself!!! Good...

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  4. Can they take my husband's car, money, etc. because I have student loans that I cannot pay?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    1 lawyer answer

    No, they cannot hold your husband responsible for your student loans if he didn't guarantee them in some way and his car and other property is not in your name as well. Beware of joint banking accounts, saving accounts and other co-mingling of your assets with his. Also certain property is exempt from being taken from you up to a certain amount. However, the best thing you can do is to contact an attorney in your area who is knowledgable about student loans. Such a lawyer will be able to look...

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  5. Can my landlord legally turn my water off?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
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    Whether the landlord can have your water cut off depends on several things. Do you have a written contract with him? If so, then the answer may be in the contract. Of course, he has the right to be paid his rent and if he isn't then he can have you evicted from the lot. Talk to his minister if you know where he goes to church and ask him to talk to your landlord for you. Perhaps you can pay him something the next time you get a check. You must tell him that the children need fresh water and you...

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  6. Can I get child support lowered if my son is in college and getting full grants which is paying for all of his expenses.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    1 lawyer answer

    Whenever there is a "material change in circumstances" you can go back to court for relief. The circumstances you describe should entitle you to a substantial reduction in child support. Good luck.

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  7. Can bank seize my other assets...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to contact a lawyer in the Hattiesburg area. There is an excellent chance something can be worked out with your lender other than a short sale or foreclosure. You may be able to refinance your home at a lower rate of interest which would reduce your payments every month. Your property is worth much more than what you owe on it so contact a lawyer to work with you on keeping your home and acreage. Good luck.

  8. I was charged for a crime that i was innoncent of served prison time and now they dropped the charges

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
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    You need to contact a lawyer on the Gulf coast. Call the Harrison County Bar Association and ask for a recommendation of a family law attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney you should contact the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project in Gulfport or Jackson. You can "Google" the name for their telephone number. Good luck and may God bless you.

  9. Small Claims Court In Mississippi

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    Denise, Yes you will need a dentist to testify to the standard of care involving the procedure you went through and point out where the dentist that injured you failed to meet that standard of care. It has been my experience over 45 years the periodontist is not going to go to court for you. His deposition will almost certainly have to be taken outside of court and then be used in court. The taking of a deposition is expensive ( the periodontist will charge you a fee to testify and you...

  10. I have three felonies I plead guilty to one I have arraignment in two days will I go to jail I bonded out on them already

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon A. Swartzfager
    3 lawyer answers

    The purpose of the arraignment is for you to plead guilty or not guilty. You are entitled to a lawyer before you plead. If you cannot afford one then you must tell the judge and he will appoint one for you. It is essential that you get advice from an attorney because a third felony would make you an habitual offender and your punishment severe. Remember you must talk to an attorney before you plead !!! Good Luck !