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Mark Eugene Barbour
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  • Can a car insurance company put an exemption in that says the insured and their passengers are not covered for injuries?

    Missed this change that occurred when I renewed my policy. Also is there a separate item that you have to add to your policy for so called "med pay". If so, this was never mentioned when I purchased my policy, otherwise I would have added it

    Mark’s Answer

    Not sure what you mean but you have to buy med-pay separately.

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  • The law firm I was working with withdrew from my case, what now? Case involves product liability/personal injury/forgery.

    My husband was injured, 2nd degree burns from wet cement. The concrete delivery drivers, two separate drivers, signed my husband's name on the receipt and stuck the papers in the fence post. The receipts contained a warning about exposure to skin ...

    Mark’s Answer

    More information is needed but your husband may have an Ohio Worker's Compensation claim which he should pursue and possibly a third party claim against one of the other parties. You can find a lawyer on Avvo. There are strict time limits.

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  • What is a reasonable settlement for receiving the wrong prescription which resulted in a hospital stay?

    I was hospitalized for eight days due to an overdose of medication because a prescription was filled incorrectly. The pharmacy is offering a settlement and I have no idea what is a reasonable amount. Could you help me?

    Mark’s Answer

    Much more information is needed. Each case can be a little different and there are many factors which can come into play. An experienced lawyer can help you and might be worth the money to you.

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  • A car is jointly owned. It gets in accident, other drivers fault. Insurance company gives $3300.00 for damages. Who's money?

    My wife got in a accident in a parking lot. Other drivers fault. Her insurance company looks at car. Car is in both our names. We get a divorce. The insurance company sends my now ex wife $3300.00 for damages. The car is now in her name only. Sh...

    Mark’s Answer

    I think this would best be handled thru your divorce lawyer.

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  • Can an insurance agency take my truck without giving me an offer

    I was in a wreck on August . A lady ran a stop sign and hit me. No my truck is at a wrecker service and her insurance is telling that the longer it sits there the more they are going to deduct off the offer that I have yet to receive.

    Mark’s Answer

    If they want to move it at their cost maybe you should let them. Probably out to let your insurance handle it if you are getting a hassle.

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  • If you have a car through a buy here pay here and it was totaled insurance won't cover it can you just give it back

    I have insurance but the driver is not covered under my policy apparently so my insurance will not cover damages I still owe more than its worth will they be able to sue me for the car if I give it back in ohio

    Mark’s Answer

    A permissive user is normally covered under insurance. Do you have an SR 22 bond or something? Is this person excluded under your policy for some reason? Assuming the person is not covered does your loan have pay-off insurance? Read it, some do. Otherwise, yes you still owe them the money and no you cannot just give it back.

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  • If you are the beneficiary of an insurance policy, do you have to use that funds to pay for funeral expenses?

    I'm the beneficiary of an insurance policy. Also, had a joint checking account with the deceased. Can I use the checking account monies to pay for funeral expenses? Also, is the money in checking account be liable to the will?

    Mark’s Answer

    The facts of the case need to be reviewed by a lawyer. It is worth the money to make sure it is done correctly.

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  • Can I be held liable?

    My question involves the state of: Ohio My house was broken into and they attempted to steal my car. They wrecked it into my landlords garage. I contacted the police and filed a report of the break in and attempted theft. I immediately calle...

    Mark’s Answer

    Not sure about the facts here. Your car insurance won't cover damage to the garage? Do you have renter's insurance? It might help you. Insurance applies many times even if there is a crime. Get the denial in writing.You should check your lease to see if you are liable for the damage even though you are not at fault.

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  • Caught real estate agent on camera naked with a woman who isn't his wife

    Hi, I have a security camera in the living room of a house I'm selling. I have caught the real estate agent urinating in the kitchen sink, and today, walking around naked with a woman who happens to be not his wife. I'm absolutely disgusted by ...

    Mark’s Answer

    Not really a legal question but you can tell the agency he works for and probably terminate the contract you have with him.

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  • What do I do?

    A few months ago an enterprise rental car backed into my truck. Estimate to repair is over $3000 they are self insured and tell me they will only give me $ 600 based on what their appraiser said. What do I do now?

    Mark’s Answer

    Use your own insurance, or hire a lawyer, or file in small claims court. Get pictures and get your own estimate. Talk to the body shop too.

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