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John Robert Sauter

Columbus Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I have a case pending since 2010. My lawyer wont answer my calls. what can I do? can i fire him?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Amy Lavonne Wells
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can fire your attorney. You control the attorney-client relationship. Should you fire your attorney, based upon the fee agreement you signed, your attorney may ask you to pay some minor costs, such as the costs of records, postage, etc. As the previous commentor noted, you only have two years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit seeking damages. Since time is running out on your case (if it hasn't run out already), you'll need to act quickly.

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  2. I was biten by a dog and the dog owner is claiming to not have insurance, what can be done?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Jay Sternberg
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    There are some services that plaintiff's attorneys use to find out insurance information, but in your case, its advisable to file a lawsuit against the individual and his girlfriend in your local common pleas court. Should he or she have insurance, they will contact their insurer in order to get legal representation. Should they not have insurance, they'll need to contact an attorney to provide them with representation. Either way, you'll be taking control of the situation and doing what is...

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  3. I was bitten by a dog while running, how long can a settlement take to get awarded and what are my chances of winning?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Andrew A Esposito
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David Jay Sternberg
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
    6. ···
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    There are several possible outcomes in such a case. The homeowner's insurance company could accept liability and agree to settle your claim before trial. The insurance company could dispute liability, or, could offer you less to settle your claim than you believe it to be worth. In those instances, filing a lawsuit may be your best option in order to receive adequate compensation. The amount that you receive from a settlement or jury verdict depends largely on your medical expenses. Your...

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  4. I have complained to rental manager about the dogs barking for hours An nothing has been done what can i do

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    There are several ways in which an apartment tenant can deal with barking dogs. First and foremost, have a conversation with the person who owns the dogs. Explain to them your frustration and ask that they ensure their dogs do not continue to bark. If that fails, place your landlord on notice. Explain to them, in writing, them problem and ask that your landlord speak to your fellow tenant about the problem. At the same time, don't hesitate to call your local police department on their non-...

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  5. My 13 year old daughter had a really bad accident at school and I am trying to determine if a lawsuit is justified.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    As the owner of the premises, the school has the duty to exercise ordinary care to keep the property in reasonably safe condition. Whether or not they would be found liable (or partially liable) in a court of law depends on the foreseeability of the injury. Was it foreseeable that by not locking or placing a warning sign on the attic door that a student would enter and fall through the ceiling? Other considerations include whether or not your daughter was negligent herself in exploring an...

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  6. Can I sue?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Jacob Adam Regar
    4. Christine C McCall
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Can you sue? Sure, nothing prevents you from walking into a courthouse and filing a lawsuit. SHOULD you sue? Well, what are your damages? Imagine yourself as a juror - what would you give someone with food poisoning? A couple hundred bucks? Odds are that it will cost you a couple hundred dollars to file a lawsuit....leaving you with little to no actual recovery. If your damages are more substantial - medical bills, lost wages, etc., it might be worth you time to consult with an...

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  7. Can I fight a person trying to secure a judgement against me from an accident I was at fault in?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Mark William Oakley
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    If the driver chooses to sue you for his injuries, according to the terms of your policy, your insurance company will provide you with an attorney and defend on your behalf. Cooperate with your insurance company. If the drivers medical bills are really 50k, your insurance company and the driver will likely settle for your policy limits.

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  8. Is the posting of excerpts from a court documents on a public forum legal, if one also posts the court and case number.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Truth is a complete defense to actions for defamation, such as libel. Additionally, most court records are publicly available documents. So long as the poster did not modify any of the information, a suit for defamation against the poster would not likely be successful.

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  9. Will my vehicle be fixed and or replaced?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. David Allen Herman Jr.
    3. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    3 lawyer answers

    You can have a valid claim for personal injury damages or property damage, despite not having automobile insurance. You'll have to work with her auto insurer to reimburse you for your vehicle repairs.

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  10. Can I sue a state park for negligence for not providing a safe and secure environment.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Dennis Edward Sawan
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    First and foremost, I hope your daughter has recovered or is on the road to recovery from what had to be an extremely traumatic ordeal. Holding a landowner (the state) accountable in a civil court of law for the criminal actions of a third party (the rapist) is possible, but, generally speaking, very difficult. These cases typically hinge on a variety of factors including: the type and seriousness of the criminal activity, the landowner's prior knowledge of criminal activity on or near...

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