Jonathan Craig Reed’s Answers

Jonathan Craig Reed

Las Vegas Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. My lawyer pre negotiated chiroproctor bills, but when the settlement was offered he raised the bills, is this legal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    5. Richard Andrew Harting
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    Unfortunately, an absurd aspect of the American medical system is that health care bills, whether chiropractic or hospital or surgeon bills are often hugely inflated, only to get knocked down by insurance companies, attorneys' etc. it is virtually impossible to say with certainty what any particular treatment is really "worth." I practice personal injury law in Nevada and I expect to compromise most medical liens at settlement time. The amount of compromise usually depends in part on the...

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  2. Our personal injury attorney told us there was a offer from the insurance company. He never showed us.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    2. Samuel Cohen
    3. Ross Carl Goodman
    4. Jonathan Craig Reed
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    As others have pointed out, often offers are verbal. However, that does not explain why the lawyer does not respond to your inquiries. Typically, a client wants to know what they will net from an offer. For example, if you net $15,000 from a $30,000 offer that is better than netting $12,000 from a $45,000 offer. Sometimes, I will not INITIATE a conversation with a client about an offer I have received until I can tell the client what they will net and that often involves asking lien...

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  3. Personal Injury/Bad Faith

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bradford Charles Brereton
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    5. David B Pittman
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    I cannot be sure from what you have written that your own insurance company is on the hook for bad faith damages if there is a judgment against you in excess of your insurance. But this is a strong possibility. Ask your insurance company attorney if your insurance company will pay for you to hire independent counsel. If they will great. (And I believe they have to.) If they won't, reach into your pocket and hire your own attorney. Your own attorney will then attempt to make a deal with...

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  4. How much can a plaintiff obtain from a defendant for an orbital eye fracture?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stuart Gregory Steingraber
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Cary Michael Johnson
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    I would like to address the issue of whether your friend's lawyer will really go after the individual assets of the defendant with minimal policy limits and "assets." Many lawyers practice their entire careers without ever refusing a policy limits offer. It IS very difficult to get personal assets out of a defendant because typically this means filing suit and going to trial and hoping that the defendant doesn't spend or lose or hide his or her assets before you get a judgment. I have...

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  5. If I hire an attorney for and personal injury due to and car accident how long after should the attorney wait to file the case

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Michael Ryan Juarez
    4. Steven Mark Sweat
    5. Scott J. Corwin
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    The reasons I file suit are these: 1) We are within a few months of the statute of limitations, 2) The defendant refuses to settle on fair terms, and 3) I want to start the formal discovery process which requires filing suit because I am afraid evidence favorable to my client will be lost if I wait or I am afraid there may be some confusion as to the responsible parties so I want to know as much as possible about who is responsible before the statute of limitations runs. 4) I have made a...

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  6. Should the injured plaintiff accept the policy limit from a rental car company?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Edmund Hawkins
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Jonathan Craig Reed
    5. C. Donald Briggs III
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    My web page below, How much is my case worth, explains why you and other will never get a reliable answer as to how much a case is worth on this forum. In your example, it would take hours of poring over medical records, reports, deposition testimony to arrive at the threshold question of what the case is worth. Assuming that the case was worth more than the million dollar policy limit, it would be important to know what country the foreign national resides in. In general rental car...

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  7. How long does it take to settle an auto accident claim by self? How long will it take if handled by a lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren Weiss Pincus
    2. Matthew A. Dolman
    3. Calvin R Robinson
    4. Adam L Rothenberg
    5. Fesner Petion
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    Your case cannot be evaluated with the info you have provided. Progressive will argue that your positive MRI findings could have been pre-existing. Your prior claims history, work history, and medical history all come into play as do the forces involved in the car collision. This is where a lawyer's experience and advocacy come into play. Personal injury fees are variable and negotiable. I don't practice in Florida so I am not fishing for your business but here in Nevada where I do practice, my...

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  8. Are rollover accidents really the safest accidents to be in?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan Craig Reed
    2. Farid Yaghoubtil
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Of course not. They can be especially deadly for an unbelted occupant. The roof can cave in. Usually the victims are subject to great force at the vehicle rolls.

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  9. In the State of Nevada, if you are stopped at a red light and a car hits you and pushes you into another car, who is at fault?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Matthew William Hoffmann
    2. Keith Pickard
    3. J. Scott Dilbeck
    4. Jonathan Craig Reed
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    I don't know what a "safe distance behind the car in front of you is" so I would go with there being zero fault on your part. Since this answer seems so obvious I wonder if you are asking because you got rear-ended, pushed into another car in front of you and the occupants in the car in front of you sued you as well as the car at fault behind you. Unfortunately, the law sort of encourages Plaintiffs' attorneys to sue more people at the outset than less people. If I have correctly guessed...

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  10. I broke my ankle at a job site not owned by the company I was working for also I'm a union employee, do I have a lawsuit.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. William Berry Palmer
    2. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. David J McAuliff
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    From the simple fact that you broke your ankle while on the job you have a workman's comp. claim, regardless of how the accident happened. However, whether you, in addition, have a personal injury claim, depends on the issue of fault: Was there some tripping hazard that caused the ankle break that a reasonable and prudent premise owner would not have allowed to exist? The other matters you mention are not as important as what exactly was the reason you fell and was that due to condition...

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