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John Robert Sauter

Columbus Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Being sued 1 year after fender bender where I was at fault, what happens now?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Paul Y. Lee
    3. Matthew William Clark
    4. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4 lawyer answers

    The terms of your automobile insurance policy likely dictate that in the event that a lawsuit is filed against you, your insurance company will provide you with legal representation. It's advisable, however, that you check the terms and conditions of your policy to confirm this, and relay any new or recent information to your claims adjuster.

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  2. Car accident settlement

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Erik Francis Ladenburg
    3. Richard Eugene Lewis
    4. Michael S Altman
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5 lawyer answers

    The payment of financial compensation stemming from an act of negligence is a highly fact-dependent matter. The determination of what is 'fair' is something that only you, in consultation with a experienced personal injury attorney, can determine. If you have not retained a personal injury attorney, it would be highly advisable to do so. An insurance company has its best interests in mind, not yours, when it negotiations with someone who is unrepresented by counsel. If you don't feel...

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  3. Why is the other driver using an attorney and stop going through his insurance?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Steven Sjaarda
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. John Robert Sauter
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    While the other driver is the only one who truly knows his or her own motives, its likely that because you were cited as being the at-fault driver, he other driver has retained the services of an attorney to obtain adequate compensation from your insurance company. When a person is unrepresented by legal counsel, they often receive a 'take it or leave it' low-ball offer from the insurance company. This offer is meant to compensate them for their injuries, expenses, and pain and suffering....

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  4. Injury in ohio prison due to irrate c.o. busting window & causing glass to hit & cut face and eye of inmate

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Mitchell D'Amico
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Josh P Tolin
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, inmates in Ohio's prisons have right to legal representation. Employees of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction owe prison inmates a duty to keep them safe from unreasonable harm. These types of claims are filed in a special court, due to the fact that the lawsuit would be brought against the State of Ohio. Should you desire more information, my contact information is on my profile page.

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  5. I have a question, I am a renter and have lived in the same house for 13 almost 14 years, in this time i've had the same carpet

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    While landlords to have to abide by applicable health, building and safety codes and keep the apartment in a "fit and habitable condition," there is no Ohio law that makes a landlord replace carpet or repaint walls. If you think you're paying too much in rent, explain this to your landlord. Ask him/her to replace carpet and repaint walls. If your landlord refuses, move out.

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  6. My landlord sent a letter stating that we have to pay for water now ( 1 person $25, 2 people $35) I received a bill for $31.00.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    Double - even triple check your lease to be sure which utility payments are, and which utility payments are not contemplated in the lease. If you're sure it is not, write your landlord and tell him or her so. Be prepared to pay your rent into an escrow account until the matter is settled. If you landlord doesn't back down, consider consulting with an attorney and asking the attorney to take a look at your lease and offer you his or her legal guidance.

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  7. How do I clean up a misdemeanor record of parphenalia, solicitation, domestic violence? What steps to I take to seal it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    You are going to have problems sealing your criminal record. First, in Ohio, domestic violence under O.R.C. 2919.25 cannot be sealed. Second, unless an exception applies, only those who are first-time offenders are eligible to get their record sealed (applies to misdemeanors and felonies). I'd advise you to contact a Marysville criminal defense attorney for a consultation. After reviewing your record and looking for an exceptions in Ohio law, they could conclusively advise you whether...

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  8. Will the judge believe me and dismiss my speeding ticket if I tell him that I didn't know what the speed limit was?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. David Keith Greer
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. James M. Osak
    4 lawyer answers

    Ignorance of the speed limit is no defense. If it was, everyone could walk into court, claim they didn't know what the speed limit was, and get their ticket dismissed. Your best shot with the judge may be getting your fine reduced because of your age, inexperience, and/or financial situation. Good luck.

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  9. What do I do if a company goes out of business without fulfilling their agreement?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    At the very least, please call the Ohio Attorney General's Consumer Section and make a complaint. The Ohio AG has attorneys and investigators dedicated to holding companies responsible under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act. Occasionally the Ohio AG's Office will file suit against a company on behalf of consumers and will seek to recover a consumer's damages.

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  10. A motion in limine, and a motion to compel discovery was filed in my case. what do these motions exactly mean?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. David Keith Greer
    2 lawyer answers

    A motion in limine is a motion filed with the court to include/exclude certain evidence at/from trial. A motion to compel discovery is a motion filed with the court asking the court to compel the non-moving party to produce discovery (evidence). Should you not have an attorney, I'd strongly suggest you contact a competent attorney in your area for legal representation, as these motions, should they be granted by the court, could drastically impact your chances at trial.

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