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  • In ohio, if i got hurt when a ceiling collapsed and sue, can child support take my money. Even before i get it.

    I live in west chester , ohio

    Joseph’s Answer

    Yes, the Child Support Enforcement Agency can place a lien on your claim.

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  • I was rearended by a motorcycle, while on my motorcycle. Riding down the road.

    the driver was intoxicated and no liscense to be riding a motorcycle. He has insurance. And thoughts

    Joseph’s Answer

    You can make a claim to his insurance company for injuries and property damage caused by his reckless conduct. You should report the accident to your insurance company. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your rights. Best of luck.

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  • Should the insurance of the at fault person pay full price for my totaled car?

    My car 2009 cadillac dts. My insurance company paid me less than what i owe. I was told the at fault insurance should pay me full price. is this so?

    Joseph’s Answer

    The insurance company owes you the actual cash value of the car. If the outstanding balance of your loan is more than the ACV, the insurance is not required to pay it off. Check to see if you purchased GAP insurance from either the car dealer or loan company. GAP insurance will pay off the balance of the loan in the event you owe more than what the car is worth. Best of luck!

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  • Do I need an attorney?

    I have a now 2 year old who was placed on methadone at birth because of lack of research from the nurses at the hospital. Now my child is having growth problems, brain development problems, eating problems, anything you could name. Should I seek a...

    Joseph’s Answer

    There are not enough facts to answer your question. Malpractice claims are very fact specific. It is best to contact a trusted malpractice attorney to discuss the case in detail. Best of luck to you!

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  • How much am I entitled for pain and suffering after a car accident in Ohio?

    I was hit in the rear by a construction company truck. It's been 10 months of physical therapy to recover. The insurance company for the construction company has been handling everything...ie, my truck getting fixed and checking on me every mont...

    Joseph’s Answer

    No attorney could answer your question with any reliability given how little we know. It's best to sit down with an attorney to discuss the case. Most attorneys provide free initial consultations. Best of luck.

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  • I want to know if my son & daughter n law should peruse legal help.

    My grandson was born on 2-20-15. The cord was wrapped around his neck. The dr didn't use anything to assist her to help free him. My son said she grabbed the baby's arm, put her foot on the bed and yanked as hard as she could to free him. He requi...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandson. I agree with my colleagues that have already responded. Your daughter and her husband should consult with an experienced attorney who could have the doctor's conduct reviewed for a malpractice case. I hope there is no long term injury to your grandson and wish you the best of luck.

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  • Can I file a 1st party diminished value claim when hit by an uninsured motorist?

    I purchased a used 2011 Honda Odyssey with 34k miles 2 months prior to the accident. An uninsured motorist struck my wife, resulting in over $14k in repairs. My insurance provider has been unhelpful when i inquired about a DV claim. I have r...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Take a look at your auto insurance policy. Because you are making a first party claim (a claim against your own insurance company), whether you can make a diminution of value claim will be controlled by the whether the language of your policy allows such a claim. Your policy is like any other contract that controls the rights and duties of the respective parties. If a DV claim is allowed, it will be in the Collision or UMPD coverage section of the policy. I would urge you to contact an attorney so the policy can be reviewed.

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  • Do I have any recourse in a personal injury at a local sport complex?

    Another player fell on my leg during a hockey game and I broke my leg pretty bad. I have not worked since the accident (1/30/15) and my bills are starting to add up and I can not pay them. I do not go back to the Dr. until 3/30/15 so I know I wi...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Generally, Ohio law precludes liability claims for injuries suffered during a recreational activity. If you participate in a recreational activity then you assume the ordinary risks associated with that activity. Unfortunately, it sounds like you were injured as a result of an ordinary risk of playing hockey. However, you should speak to an attorney about the details of your claim in order to better convey how your injury occurred. With regard to your medical bills, you should contact the rink and inquire whether their policy of insurance provided "medical payments coverage." If such coverage was provided, then you can submit medical bills for payment up to the policy limit. Good luck!

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  • Whats the procedure to file in small claim court against a uninsured motorist who hit me and damage my car

    as I was in my left lane to turn left a vehicle coming from a parking lot on the right ran into my car causing damages which he was cited from the police

    Joseph’s Answer

    The jurisdictional limit in Small Claims Court is $3,000. If the damage to your vehicle exceeds that amount, you will not be able to recover your full loss. Also, keep in mind, as with any lawsuit, winning a judgment is different from actually recovering money for your loss. If the driver is uninsured, you may get a judgment but never see the money from the judgment. I suggest that you contact your auto insurance company and ask if you had collision coverage or uninsured motorists property damage coverage (UMPD) and the deductible amount. Either coverage would allow you to make a claim for the damage to your vehicle and have it paid (minus your deductible). The burden to collect from the at-fault driver would be shifted to your insurance company. While I understand if you are hesitant to make a claim under your insurance policy, it most likely is the easiest and fastest way to have your vehicle repaired. Best of luck to you!

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  • Hit and run and filling a police report

    I was parked in walmart parking lot when someone side swiped the passenger side and left a pretty good amount of damage well i didnt find it until six days later i went to the police station to make a report and they said they cant because its bee...

    Joseph’s Answer

    If you had auto insurance at the time of the incident, you can make a collision claim subject to your deductible. Best of luck!

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