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John Michael Phillips

John Phillips’s Answers

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  • What do I do if I slipped and fell in a hotel lobby with wet floors and broke my wrist?

    John’s Answer

    You definitely should hire a lawyer to explore this.

    Injury claims are complex and this is definitely one. Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like your family. The question is- how much injury, scaring, etc., is there and what caused it?

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully and review them on AVVO. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are hiring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest on these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and wrongful death cases and should stick to what they know. Other lawyers are just too young and inexperienced to be able earn the respect of insurance companies or have never tried a case by themselves. Insurance companies hire experienced lawyers on their side. You should, too. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    If you were injured, get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important. John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we'd recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference.

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  • Who is responsible for a chain reaction crash with a hit and run driver?

    John’s Answer

    You definitely should hire a lawyer to explore this if you were injured. We can fight through liability issues.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like your family. The question is- how much injury, scaring, etc., is there and what caused it?

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully and review them on AVVO. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are hiring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest on these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and wrongful death cases and should stick to what they know. Other lawyers are just too young and inexperienced to be able earn the respect of insurance companies or have never tried a case by themselves. Insurance companies hire experienced lawyers on their side. You should, too. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    If you were injured, get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important. John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we'd recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference.

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  • HOW CAN I SUE A MEDICAL FACILITY FOR OVERMEDICATING ME , SENDING ME TO THE ER , I HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE NOW ?

    John’s Answer

    This needs more discussion and review of your records. Happy to discuss it.

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  • What can i do?

    John’s Answer

    You definitely should hire a lawyer to explore this. It's not your insurance that matters, necessarily. It is the insurance of the at fault party.

    Injury claims are complex and this is definitely one. Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like your family. The question is- how much injury, scaring, etc., is there and what caused it?

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully and review them on AVVO. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are hiring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest on these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and wrongful death cases and should stick to what they know. Other lawyers are just too young and inexperienced to be able earn the respect of insurance companies or have never tried a case by themselves. Insurance companies hire experienced lawyers on their side. You should, too. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    If you were injured, get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important. John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we'd recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference.

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  • I would like to find an attorney for a personal injury case that is licensed in both the state of Florida and Georgia.

    John’s Answer

    Our office is based out of Jacksonville and I am licensed in BOTH Florida and Georgia. Our number is 352-444-4444. Or you can search AVVO for other options.

    Here is some general injury information.

    Injury claims are complex and this is definitely one. Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like your family. The question is- how much injury, scaring, etc., is there and what caused it?

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully and review them on AVVO. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are hiring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest on these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and wrongful death cases and should stick to what they know. Other lawyers are just too young and inexperienced to be able earn the respect of insurance companies or have never tried a case by themselves. Insurance companies hire experienced lawyers on their side. You should, too. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    If you were injured, get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important. John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we'd recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference. Our office is in Jacksonville.

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  • Can I receive back pay, for the cost of living raises my ex husband has not paid in ten years?

    John’s Answer

    You need to petition the court, based on the unique facts of your case, to modify or enforce the terms. Many divorce lawyers offer free consultations about these issues, our office included.

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  • Need a divorce from my wife ??

    John’s Answer

    This requires more information. Many divorce lawyers offer free consultations about these issues, our office included.

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  • Prostitution sting?

    John’s Answer

    Yes, as long as they have probably cause to suspect prostitution.

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  • Will I owe child support

    John’s Answer

    More information is needed, as there is a formula which needs to be computed based on your unique facts. Many divorce lawyers offer free consultations about these issues, our office included.

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  • Do I have to pay alimony if my wife got arrest for domestic dispute with another man?

    John’s Answer

    Relief is not automatic, even under these circumstances. Many divorce lawyers offer free consultations about these issues, our office included.

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