Jami Sue Oliver’s Answers

Jami Sue Oliver

Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Automobile accident in 2005, I was not at fault, I sustained injuries, went to trial on Feb 7 2011. Lost, whats next can i do ov

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jonathan Craig Reed
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    In Ohio, as in most states, the only option you probably have is an appeal. If it is a common pleas court civil case, the appeal time is very short. Unless your prior attorney believes that there was an error made at the trial court level, he or she is probably not willing to appeal a jury verdict. However, if you believe that serious errors were made, you should have it reviewed by a different lawyer who concentrates on personal injury matters. You will most likely need to purchase a...

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  2. Should I file a personal claim?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    I have a slightly different take on the situation. I handle a lot of premises cases. Your drinking had nothing to do with the "accident," and therefore should be kept out of the case, so far as I can estimate. A door should NOT cut a patron. If it does, there is a problem. I would hedge that there have been other situations where people have complained. They may have fixed the door by now, but maybe not, since there was no incident report. Your delay in going to the ER does not bother...

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  3. I had a home relaxer put in and it fried my hair only had it in for 7 minutes it turned my hair into rubber, can you help?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. David J. McCormick
    2 lawyer answers

    Any product that is placed in the stream of commerce and is either defectively manufactured (not the correct chemical composition) or defectively designed (not safe for intended use) can be labeled a defective product in Ohio. In these types of cases, particularly hair-related products, it can be very hard to prove that you followed the directions carefully and that it was not user-error. A lawyer experienced in product defects can figure out whether similar failures and injuries have...

  4. Can i sue the club owner for their bouncer picking me up and dropping me head first on the cement?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. James Cannon Huber
    4 lawyer answers

    I have handled many bar premises cases and it does sound as if the bouncer used more than reasonable force to remove you. That being said, you may be entitled to damages. The one thing to be very careful of is whether there is insurance to cover the bar, as many bars have had insurance cancelled because of multiple claims and their liquor licenses are very expensive, making some of these bars not very profitable. On the other hand, if it was a popular and busy club, there is probably...

  5. Can i sue the club owner for their bouncer picking me up and dropping me head first on the cement?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. James Cannon Huber
    4 lawyer answers

    I have handled many bar premises cases and it does sound as if the bouncer used more than reasonable force to remove you. That being said, you may be entitled to damages. The one thing to be very careful of is whether there is insurance to cover the bar, as many bars have had insurance cancelled because of multiple claims and their liquor licenses are very expensive, making some of these bars not very profitable. On the other hand, if it was a popular and busy club, there is probably...

  6. I have 3 months left on a 39 month lease and I totalled the car yesterday. What will the insurance company?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Nima Taradji
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    The insurance company's responsibilities are written in the contract of insurance and otherwise regulated by Ohio law. An insurer is not responsible for paying off a lease, which is why some people choose to purchase "gap" insurance. The insurance carrier is only responsible for giving you the fair market value of the vehicle (which is negotiable and subjective) as well as tax and title on a new vehicle. You may also be entitled to compensation for loss of use and rental car costs, depending...

  7. Should i get a new lawyer

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    You have a right to get a new lawyer at any point. If you do decide to discharge your lawyer, take a look at whatever agreement that you signed with him. Otherwise, the ethics rules in Ohio would require that the attorney turn your file over to you (no charge for copying) as soon as possible. Your new lawyer will help you deal with issues such as obtaining the file and figuring out whether you are required to pay the first lawyer anything. Generally, if it is a contingency arrangement, then...

  8. Do I need a lawyer for lead poisoning

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Justin Lee Lawrence
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, I would say call a lawyer immediately. It's a complicated matter so I would suggest sitting down and consulting with someone about all of your options.

  9. Can an employer hold dress code rules and regulations only to female employees?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jami Sue Oliver
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, employers can (and quite frankly should) have dress code requirements and some may be gender specific because they have to be. You wouldn't want the employer to force you, as a woman, to dress in a suit and tie, for instance. However, if they start applying performance reviews based upon "unfinished appearance," without defining the term, and apply that term to women and only men, there could be a problem down the line. But just having the dress code is not in itself discriminatory.

  10. How do I know if I've been discriminated against based upon my gender?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Wagner
    2. Jami Sue Oliver
    2 lawyer answers

    It's possible that this is discrimination under both Ohio and federal laws. Quite honestly, there could be more violatoins than that, including ERISA regulations, although that would need to be researched as this is the first I've heard of such a thing happening. I think this is going to happen more and more as the new mandatory healthcare plan takes effect. I would suggest that you retain a lawyer to investigate and research the issue.