Jack Todd Ivey’s Answers

Jack Todd Ivey

Houston Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Do I need an attorney for a lawsuit?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jack Todd Ivey
    2. Brian Heath Crockett
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Brent Allen Devere
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    Yes. Since the opposing driver is insured, you can most likely collect if you win a judgment. I you have bodily injury, hire a personal injury attorney to assist you with the lawsuit. If you only have propery damage you may want to file it on your collision coverage (if you have) and let your insurance company pursue the other driver for aubrogation, which they normally do. Otherwise you may want to file a PD only case in JP court and represent yourself. Good luck.

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  2. What kind of figures can expect from a car accident with an injury of 2 herniated disc, 3 pinched nerves, and a tear?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Olga V. Blotnis
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Brian Heath Crockett
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    11 lawyer answers

    You have received excellent comments from the attorneys who have already answered, and there is not much more I can add that may be of assistance. However, since you were a passenger in the back seat of a car, you need to likewise contact the insurance company for the driver of your vehicle to advise them of the collision and the fact that you believe you are injured as a result of this collision. In this situation you are considered an innocent passenger and the fault of the collision will...

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  3. Can an insurance company use criminal background against me in court to win a case in a liability lawsuit to keep from paying

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jack Todd Ivey
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Brian Heath Crockett
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Matthew C Simon
    5 lawyer answers

    You fail to state where your injury occurred, but since you are from Dallas, I will assume that you reside in the D/FW area. You need to look at Texas Rule of Evidence 609, which in general states that for the purpose of attacking the credibility of a witness, evidence that the witness was convicted of a felony, or crime of moral turpitude (lying/cheating/stealing), is admissble if the probative value outweighs the preducial effect. However, the conviction is not admissible if the conviction...

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  4. What is the amout that walmart will settle in the even of a slip and fall and there were no signs up for that?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Hunt Edwin Bonneau
    2. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    3. Adam Joseph Flood
    4. Jack Todd Ivey
    5. Josh P Tolin
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    My fellow injury lawyers have given you excellent advise. I can add that there is no automatic right to payment merely because you fell in a Wal-Mart. In fact, all things being equal, Wal-Mart owes you nothing for your fall. In fact, the only means by which Wal-Mart will owe you money is if you file a lawsuit against them, produce credible evidence that meets your burden of proof, and a jury of twelve strangers from the county where the injury occurred decide that you should be paid money...

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  5. Surgery needed after slip n fall at buffalo wild wings

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Knight Dinneen
    2. Jack Todd Ivey
    3. Paul Hilmon Cannon
    4. Michael R Crosner
    5. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
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    9 lawyer answers

    Slip and Fall cases are difficult. You should consult with a injury lawyer specialist at once since it is your burden of proof to establish that Buffalo Wild Wings was negligent and now liable to you for your damages. Knee injuries are especially difficult due to the fact that many insurance companies will try to argue that the injury is preexisiting or the result of wear and tear, not the fall in the bathroom. For that reason alone your should get a lawyer now.

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  6. Is a settlement still 3 times medical expenses?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Jack Todd Ivey
    2. Elizabeth Marguerite Broussard
    3. J. Trenton Bond
    4. Daragh John Carter
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    There was a time back in the 1970's and 1980's that many auto wrecks were resolved for three times the medical bills. Those days are long gone in Texas. Every case is evaluated on its own liability and damages facts. The stronger the facts, the greater the value. Given the significant amount of medical care that you have incurred and perhaps will need in the future I strongly recommend you consult with a board certified personal injury lawyer in your area.

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  7. Is it too late to file a law sue on macy's from 3 years ago?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Paul Hilmon Cannon
    2. J. Trenton Bond
    3. Jack Todd Ivey
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Robert C. Slim
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    9 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues that you most likely have lost your right to sue Macy's based on the Texas two year statute of limitations for this type of case. However, it appears that you have contacted Macy's about this injury before and were advised that they were unwilling to voluntarily pay you on the claim due to no witnesses. You may want to contact the person who advised of that fact, if that person is a claims adjuster for Macy's insurance company. You should inquire if there is any "...

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  8. What are the steps necessary to break a contract with a personal injury lawyer?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Jack Todd Ivey
    3. John L. Schroeder
    4. Vuk Vujasinovic
    5. Mishka L Marshall
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    Before making a final decision on terminating your lawyer, you owe it to yourself to first meet with him to discuss the status of the case, including the factual issues that are developing, the legal issues related thereto and the overall posture of the adverse parties. In many, many instances, clients assume that a lawyer is doing a bad job because their expectations of how long a matter may take to resolve are not met. Let's face it, most client's want their cases settled and funded...

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  9. I was injured by an 18 y.o. driver as I was walking to work one night. Accident happened on 10/11/12 at 11:00 p.m. I suffered a

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Jack Todd Ivey
    3. Hunt Edwin Bonneau
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    There is no requirement that a lawyer take a case, or even continue to work on case that he or she deems unviable. This typically arises in contingent fee situations where the outcome of the case determines whether or not the lawyer will be paid for he or her time and reimbursed for all advanced expenses. If the lawyer believes that the odds of winning are very low, or even impossible, that lawyer will not proceed because there is little to no chance that anyone will get paid. However, you...

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  10. Should I get an attorney for an accident involving a drunk driver?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Slim
    2. John Gus Zgourides
    3. Gene Raymond Beaty
    4. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    5. Daniel Nelson Deasy
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    15 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Arbuckle. It would be disingenuous of me to state that you must hire a lawyer. In many instances injured persons deal with directly with insurance adjusters to resolve their claims and are satisfied with the outcome. Hiring a lawyer will most likely increase the amount of time needed to work out a resolution. However, as many of the posting lawyers have stated you will ensure by getting one that all of your damages are being considered and all legal theories of recovery...

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