John Maurice Holcomb’s Answers

John Maurice Holcomb

Hamilton Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Does my husband get most of the settlement or how much?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Randall Richard Sevenish
    4. Michael Lynn Walker
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    When a married person is injured, there are two claims: the person's claim for personal injury, and the spouse's claim for what is known as "loss of consortium." The settlement check will be issued in the names of "Jane Doe, married, and John Doe, her husband," and both of you will be expected to sign the release. The bank will require both of your signatures to cash the check. If you and your husband cannot agree on how this money will be divided, do not sign the check, and consult a...

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  2. Can I lose my linensce if I was in a accident but it was not my fault if I didnt have insurance

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You will have to serve a Financial Responsibility Act suspension, pay a reinstatement fee, and file an SR22 bond.

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  3. I was taken to the hospital due to having suffered a seizure. I was ...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. Jann Collette Washington
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Norman Antonio Stiteler
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
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    Yes, a person is responsible to pay for the reasonable value of emergency services. Uninsured patients are routinely billed outrageous sums. You should try to negotiate these bills down to a reasonable amount. If the providers will not work with you, then dispute the charges, and, if they sue, defend on the basis that the charges were unreasonable.

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  4. Backing up i "bumped" someone. His insurance co is taking me to court for 4000.00 in damage!

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. Amy Lavonne Wells
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Albert Lee Crosner
    5. David B Pittman
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    Did you have liability insurance? If so, get the company a copy of the suit papers immediately. Your insurance company has a duty to defend you. If you were uninsured, you will have to hire your own attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you will have to do the best you can. Perhaps the other driver's insurance company will be willing to enter into a settlement. In the meantime, you must keep all court dates.

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  5. If I hire an Attorney for a Hit & Stop ( Hit & Run ) in Fair born , Ohio , will I be able to keep my license ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. David B Pittman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. J. Timothy Smith
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    While it is unethical for a lawyer to guarantee a specific result, your expectations are reasonable, and a lawyer who regularly practices in the court where you are charged can likely help you achieve them.

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  6. Will my charge possibly get dropped?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. Andrew Richard Bucher
    3. Chester Leroy Palumbo
    4. John Michael Stryker
    5. Philip Daniel Hache
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    It's unlikely that the prosecutor would just "drop" the case, but your lawyer might be able to use these facts to defend you at trial, or wrangle a plea bargain out of the prosecutor.

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  7. I have been indicted in federal court for wire fraud and money laundering. Is there a minimum sentence or is probation possible

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson
    2. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    3. John Maurice Holcomb
    4. John Robert Kormanik
    5. Joshua Sabert Lowther
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    It should be "possible," but that doesn't mean it's likely. You need a lawyer who has Federal court experience to defend you; part of his job will be to advise you of both the sentences that are possible, and those that are likely.

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  8. NURSING HOME REFUSED IV DEATH BY DEHYDRATION….

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. George Costas Andriotis
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. David B Pittman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It may very well depend on whether or not the patient had a living will and/or durable power of attorney for health care specifying that artificial nutrition and hydration be withheld under the circumstances.

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  9. 2nd dui offense in 6 years..hired a dui lawyer..is it worth it?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. Chester Leroy Palumbo
    3. Zachary Douglas Mayo
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
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    There is a line of thought amongst drinkers that they needn't hire a DUI lawyer, since "everyone who gets convicted gets the minimum punishment anyway." This is absolutely false. First, I've never seen an unrepresented person get a dismissal, not guilty, or reduction. Second, I have seen judges on MANY occasions put "extra" time (more than 3/6/10, etc., days), on defendants convicted of DUI, not to mention license suspensions longer than the minimum, ignition interlocks, "party plates," etc....

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  10. What is a fair settlement from an accident where the total medical was under $300. The vehicle has been replaced and rental car

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Maurice Holcomb
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Lisa Douglas
    4. Michael Ryan Juarez
    5. Timothy Leo Bowden
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    Whatever the company is willing to pay and you are willing to accept. Contrary to popular belief, there's no magic formula for valuing cases. However, one you settle, the case is done, even if hidden injuries creep up later. You'll want to be sure that you're fully recovered before settling. The statute of limitations for a personal injury suit in Ohio is two years.

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