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Gregory G. Jones

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  • Why do I have to have a drivers license?

    I am just curious. Blacks Law definition of (Drive/r and Travel/er) are completely different. So..If I am traveling in my own personal conveyance..why am I required to have a drivers license?

    Gregory’s Answer

    Texas State law requires it. Good luck on driving without one. I don't think carrying a copy of Blacks Law will help.

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  • Can I recover $7320 from salvage dealer who i later found out he isnt licensed to resale vehicles?

    I exhausted my 401K to purchase my 3rd vehicle from a gentleman that I assumed was a licensed dealer.Would've never thought different since this was my 3rd purchase but 1st to have presented funds upfront.I gave the funds in Oct '12 and we are now...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Yes, you can and you should demand that he return your money or give you the automobile in the same condition as you purchased it...including the miles. If he will not give you the vehicle nor return your funds then you should seek legal counsel to make demand upon him. If he does not comply at that time then you may wish to file suit against him. Best of luck.

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  • Can there be 50% maanging partners in a llc?

    Is it required that 1 of the partners have more interest % in the company or can it be equally shared 50% - 50%?

    Gregory’s Answer

    No, there is no requirement that at least one of the partners has a 51% interest. 50/50 splits are not uncommon particularly with husband/wife businesses. Often, depending on the situation lawyers will often recommend that there not be a 50/50 split because then there could be a "deadlock" on making decisions. Frankly, this is effectively a partnership anyway and if basic decisions can't be made then the LLC or "partnership" would dissolve or fall apart in disarray.

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  • Can an insurance company refuse to continue to negotiate by email and demand phone contact to complete claim process.

    I was in a vehicle accident. At fault driver received tickets for no driver's license and unsafe speed. He was driving a company vehicle. Their insurance has accepted liability. All but the initial contact by me were by email. I was informed I wa...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Yes, they can refuse to communicate by e mail. In fact, it is unusual for an insurance company to allow an adjuster to communicate by e mail. For whatever internal management reason insurance companies do not trust their own adjusters to handle things by e mail and there are other issues related to saying things that could be "used against them later" that prevent this. I am surprised that they were communicating with you in this way at all. You have a complicated situation and i strongly recommend you find a local attorney who is Board Certified in the area in which you need assistance. Best of Luck.

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  • What is the mediation process for a commercial policy lawsuit?. Can i ask for policy max?.. I had to hahave lumbar back surgery

    Company vehicle ran a stop sign.

    Gregory’s Answer

    There is typically no requirement for mediation to take place. This is true of what you refer to as a "commercial policy." I assume that you mean that the policy in question is an insurance policy on a commercial vehicle. Mediation can take place upon agreement of the parties. Since mediation typically costs money...the mediator is not free... the insurance company typically will not engage in mediation unless and until a lawsuit has been filed. There are pre-suit mediations that take place but they are typically in very strong cases where you are represented by an attorney. As they say, you can ask for anything but whether or not you get it is another question. You can ask for the policy maximum but the value of your case is dependent upon many things including, but not limited to your economic losses, such as medical bills in the past and those anticipated in the future, lost income in the past and anticipated in the future etc. It may also include non-economic damages that would include pain, suffering and mental anguish as well as physical incapacity and perhaps physical deformity or scarring etc. Further, it depends on the liability facts of your case, or, who is at fault and why. Lumbar surgery can be a very serious and expensive surgery and can sometimes leave a person disabled from their employment. Vocational, or job, losses in the future can be hard to determine. The bottom line is that you can ask for the policy limits but without an attorney you have no idea as to how, or whether you should ask for the policy limits. In addition, if you have UM/UIM, or uninsured/underinsured coverage then you would typically need to get permission from YOUR insurance carrier to settle with the carrier for the person at fault or you could jeopardize additional coverage that might be available to you. There are clearly some pitfalls and this could impact you long term so I recommend that you consult with an attorney who, like me, is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. While I am Board Certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and CIvil Trial Law you would do well to find a lawyer that is at least Board Certified in one or the other. Good luck!

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  • I need a commercial or business lawyer

    We have a construction business. And we did 2 job for a seal coat contractor value of $5200 dollar. After completing the project he doesn't want to pay us. The bad thing we sign no contract. He agree that he pay cash money and that he would pay tr...

    Gregory’s Answer

    I agree. You need to see an attorney right away so you can file a "mechanics and materialman's lien in the county where the work was done. Time is of the essence. In other words there are deadlines and timelines that you have to follow in order to properly file a lien to protect yourself. If you miss those deadlines then you may have difficulty. Seek an attorney in your area right away. Your information you provided does not allow for a determination of the timing in your case.

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  • Can I request a quickclaim on exboyfriend

    We own a home together he left myself and children 1yr ago and has not paid one mortage payment nor any child support, I have made all payments can I request the courts to quickclaim home to myself or children.

    Gregory’s Answer

    The deed you are referring to is called a "Quit Claim Deed". There is not such thing as a quick claim deed. If you own the home together you cannot take the home unless it is a part of a divorce settlement or a divorce decree entered by a Judge that this takes place . You cant' just go to court and get such a deed. You need an attorney and this is really a domestic relations or divorce attorney question.

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  • Verbal agreemen on property

    My brother and ex girlfriend own a home. She has moved out and on the day his home was burning down, she asked him to pay her out. Can she make him pay her? She wants half of the ins money which will leave him with hardly anything to rebuild. He h...

    Gregory’s Answer

    The other attorney is correct. We have to know who is on the deed as being the owner. Also, were your brother and his ex girlfriend "common law married" ? If they were then she may have rights in the home? Do you have any idea who paid money for the home or when it was purchased? If your brother bought the home himself and then moved in and later his girl friend moved in then she likely has no claim. If she claims that they were common law married then she will have to prove that and that is a whole separate set of questions.

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  • Is it illegal to put a stop payment on a check. i put a stop payment on a check valued at 1500 for work that was not done right

    shop keep my car for a year, after not doing the work right.

    Gregory’s Answer

    It would seem that your problems now is that the shop has your car and has had it for a year? You may have out smarted yourself. Are you saying that the car is still in possession of the shop and has been for a year? Are you intending on getting the car back?

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  • Was involved in a 18 wheeler accident and went through cervical surgery and awaiting 3 weeks after surgery for the report.

    what happens next after the report is sent in to opposing counsel? filed suit a 1 year and 6 months ago.

    Gregory’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney that knows how to handle this type of a case. 18 wheeler cases are typically, but not always, interstate trucking litigation cases. This is an area in which I specialize. I have a trial coming up in Fort Worth District court in the first week of July in Judge Dana Womacks court on an interstate trucking litigation case. Even if it is not "interstate" the state of Texas has adopted the same basic trucking regulations as the Federal rules require. This is an area that requires some degree of expertise. Trucking regulations can be very complex and require a great deal of knowledge about the operation of trucks and how truck drivers work. Also, you need to know that your attorneys is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law as I am. Either that or they can be certified in the area of Civil Trial Law as I am. Either way you want someone who is ready and able to prepare and try your case, not just talk about it. I am curious as to who your doctor is since you mention you are in Arlington and you have had cervical surgery. I just deposed Dr. Jacob Rosenstein in Arlington on a trucking litigation case that involved a 3 level fusion. I used to live in Arlington and know it well. I also know many of the doctors in Arlington and there are a limited number of specialists who would be willing to take on a case like yours. Let me know if I can help. 817-424-9001. I also helped to start the Trucking Litigation Group in the American Association of Justice.

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