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George B. Jones

George Jones’s Answers

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  • How can I sue the school for my son's injury?

    George’s Answer

    I understand your frustration. Cases like this can be brought against the school for failure to supervise if the facts support that claim. I have seen successful claims against the school when a child is injured by falling off a swing, for instance, when a teacher failed to adequately supervise. More similar to your situation, I have seen a case where the school was sued because a child was injured in a hazing incident by other students during PE class. The school's liability was premised on the PE teacher being on his phone instead of supervising the kids when the incident occurred. You need a good and creative personal injury lawyer to discuss the facts of your case to see if a viable claim can be pursued. Good luck.
    George Jones, Personal Injury Attorney

  • Can I contact some ones parents for final resolution before taking there adult child to court ?

    George’s Answer

    You really ought to hire a lawyer to assist you with this. A claim needs to be made against the responsible party in order to trigger coverage by their insurance company. If the child was driving, the child is responsible if he caused the accident. If the parents own the vehicle, they too are legally responsible. Either party may have insurance that would cover your injuries and damages. In addition, you may have coverage under your own policy that would cover both your property damage and your personal injury. A lawyer can help you navigate this and save you a lot of uncertainty and hassle. Good luck. George B. Jones, Auto Accident Attorney.

  • What can I do to make my adjuster up the price if we never negotiate a price?

    George’s Answer

    You need to turn up the heat on the adjuster by hiring a lawyer to assist you. Good luck.

  • What can I do now that my knees started to hurt after a getting hit by a car?

    George’s Answer

    Under Iowa law, you have one year from your 18th birthday to bring suit for injuries that happened prior to age 17. That means that if you can prove that the pain you now suffer was caused by the accident that happened in grade school, you can still recover. If you know who hit you and have information about their insurance coverage at the time, it might be worth pursuing. You should contact an Iowa personal injury attorney. Good luck on your claim. George Jones. Personal Injury Attorney.

  • Should I sue the company the driver worked for?

    George’s Answer

    Your situation demonstrates why you need a personal injury attorney to assist you with this claim. The driver of the vehicle that hit you, as well as the owner of the vehicle, and his employer may all be liable for your injuries. In addition, you may be able to claim MedPay benefits to further reduce the requirement to pay back the medical lien created by the bills you incurred. If you incurred $13,000 in medical bills, your claim is likely worth much more than that. A good personal injury attorney will help you get all the money the law allows. That attorney may also be able to reduce the sum you have to pay (out of your settlement) to medical providers or health insurers. A fair settlement is no accident. Call a good personal injury lawyer today! George Jones, Iowa Personal Injury Attorney

  • Do I have a case ?

    George’s Answer

    Yes. Most school districts in Iowa are liable for the simple negligence of their employees. This sounds like such a case. The value of your case will depend on the cost of the medical treatment, the level of pain suffered by your son, and whether your son will have any lasting impairment after he heals completely from his injury. You should contact a personal injury right away so the case can be started while the facts are still fresh and the witnesses to the event can be more easily located. Good luck.
    George Jones, Iowa Personal Injury Attorney.

  • Can I get them to lower it?

    George’s Answer

    You need to hire a criminal defense attorney before your first court date on this ticket. Most prosecutors will work with defense lawyers to make minor adjustments to the speed charged on the ticket. If you can get a slight reduction in speed it will save your license. Find a lawyer in Polk County who does criminal defense work, and they should be able to help you. Do NOT plead guilty, and do NOT miss your court date. A missed court date on a speeding ticket results in a conviction. If you cannot afford a lawyer, show up at the initial court hearing and ask to speak with the prosecutor. If the prosecutor is unavailable, plead not guilty, ask for the prosecutor's name and contact information, and contact the prosecutor before the second court date. Ask the prosecutor to amend the ticket down to a speed that is only 24 over the speed limit. If he/she will do this, your license will not be suspended. You can plead guilty, pay the fine for the lower speed limit violation, and you don't lose your license. Good luck.

  • When when taking a airline to small claims court where do I file where I live where I flew out of or closest city they fly out o

    George’s Answer

    You may need to consult an attorney to review the rules on this, but you should be able to sue Frontier in Polk County, because they do business there, by flying in and out of Des Moines. You probably can't sue them in your home county, because they don't do business there. You could sue them in another state, including where their headquarters may be, but that would be inconvenient to you. Sue them in Polk County, and if they try to say it is an inappropriate venue, you will likely prevail on that issue. Good luck.

  • Typical out come of a probation violation (public intoxication arrest) while on probation for a second OWI?

    George’s Answer

    I suggest that your attorney try to get a favorable recommendation from the probation officer. If your PO thinks you will comply with the new requirements, and recommends that you be given that opportunity, the judge might go along with it. Unfortunately, most OWI cases in Polk County are handled by Associate District Court judges, many of whom are rather inflexible with probation violations. Your attorney may be able to push for an intermediate sanction (not prison) such as a contempt finding and a few days in jail. You really need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help determine the best strategy for your case. Good luck.

  • What is fractured ribs and rotator cuff injury in bus accident

    George’s Answer

    It is important in any accident case where you have been injured, to seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you with the investigation, advise you concerning how to best proceed with your medical treatment in order to be able to later document your injury, and can assist you in dealing with insurance adjusters, who will not have your best interest in mind. You should schedule an appointment with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the facts of your case. A good lawyer will be able to help you get all of the compensation the law allows. Good luck.