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John Robert Sauter

Columbus Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Can I sue someone for chasing me in a fit of drunken road rage with a gun?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Andrew A Esposito
    2 lawyer answers

    Sure, you can successfully sue him in a civil court of law for assault if you can show to the court that the individual's acts placed you in a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful contact (even if no contact resulted - that would be called battery). Your potential problems include proof (did anyone else witness his actions?) and damages (how much money do you think will fairly compensate you for the stress you were put through?). Finally, if you did win an award, could you collect or...

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  2. I have a question I slipped at the pool over at the apartment and dislocated my elbow. Should I send them the bill. Just curious

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. C. Andrew Campbell
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the answers provided by my fellow attorneys. It is important to reiterate that you first should meet with a personal injury attorney. Often injury attorneys will agree to meet with a prospective client for free, for the purposes of determining if the would-be client has a valid claim. Injury attorneys commonly work on a contingency basis, meaning they don't bill hourly - instead they take a percentage of your recovery, if any. If you negotiate with the insurance company of...

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  3. I got into a wreck with my boss his fault his limit 5000 medpay medical will be more. I have pain.fired,stress.who do i go after

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Andrew Michael Korduba
    2 lawyer answers

    You'd be best served by talking to an attorney in your area who focuses on civil litigation, including personal injury and workers compensation law. Were you on the job when the collision happened? Without knowing details - including details of your employment situation, it is difficult to determine whether you have a valid claim for wrongful termination or whether you have a traditional personal injury claim or workers comp claim. It is important that you realize that your employers...

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  4. Can an ex-boyfriend or neighbor call the police to come to your property because he suspects your son is smoking marijuana.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. Anyone *can* call the police and tell them anything. Are you asking whether it would be *legal* for a person to call the police to report a crime (smoking marijuana) in progress? Again, the answer is yes. There is nothing illegal about reporting crimes - in fact, a significant percentage of police-work is based upon citizens calling in tips and reporting crimes.

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  5. When an eviction notice is filed with the courts how much time do I legally have to move?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Brandi Nicole Buchenau
    3. David Jay Sternberg
    3 lawyer answers

    Once the 3-day notice has passed, the landlord can file an eviction action in your local court. At that point the court will issue the tenant a summons for a future court appearance. In the county in which I practice, the tenant's first court date is generally set for about three weeks after the filing of the eviction action, with a second court date set nearly a month after the second.

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  6. Can i sue my company for a personal injury i received at work?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Barbara L. Horan
    3 lawyer answers

    In Ohio, an employee who is injured at work is eligible to receive Workers' Compensation benefits. Those benefits can include Wage Loss, Temporary Total Disability, Permanent Partial Disability, and Permanent Total Disability, depending on the severity of the injury and length of treatment. Ohio has a 'no fault' system, which means that most people, regardless of whether they were at fault, are eligible to receive benefits. Because Ohio has adopted a Workers' Comp system, absent willful,...

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  7. What is supplemental response to request for discovery

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    It is simply an additional response by a party to a lawsuit providing the other party with additional discovery (documents, interrogatories, admissions, etc.)

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  8. Should i sue or settle? if a settlement how much?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David Allen Herman Jr.
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    4 lawyer answers

    I'd recommend you do several things. First and foremost, focus on your physical recovery, taking any and all necessary steps to get you back to 100% health. Follow doctor's orders, take your medication and make all your appointments (failure to do these things can devalue your claim). Second, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in your area. The attorney, who will likely work for a % fee of your recovery - and won't charge and hourly fee or take any money up front -...

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  9. I was charged with possession of drug paraphinalia and would like to know what the minimum penalty is.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Dennis Armand DiMartino
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    3 lawyer answers

    Standard possession of drug paraphernalia in Ohio is a fourth degree misdemeanor. Your maximum sentence is a jail term of 30 days. Your minimum penalty would be getting your case dismissed by the judge or prosecutor. Each case is different - your outcome may be highly dependent on your prosecutor, judge, the evidence, and your (lack of) prior offenses. A judge has great latitude when determining a punishment for an offense like this, and possible punishments can include payment of a fine,...

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  10. Can i sue the Metro Bus company for more than just car damages?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. You could claim any damages that are related to the collision, whether they be damages to your car, your person, or damages such as lost wages. Consult with a Cincinnati-area personal injury attorney to determine the best course of action.

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