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Jeffrey Todd Jones

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  • Car accident 3 years ago, lawyer represented me and settled. 12/1/15 was hit due to negligence of other drive now I've aggravate

    I've aggravated my pre existing injury (neck). I just tried to settle with the insurance company myself and they are only offering me $2500. Is it too late for a lawyer to help me ? I only went to the ER initially and now I am experiencing neck s...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You have a huge gap in treatment. I think you would have a hard time proving the relationship now since you have had no medical treatment for 8 months. While this is not a case my firm would take it never hurts to contact a lawyer for advice.

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  • State Tax Lien - I thought I had already paid.

    Good Afternoon. Upon entering my name in to the Maryland Case Search system, I was shocked to see that my name was there -- for a State Tax Lien of about $886 which I thought I had already paid through the Maryland.gov website. This is for the 2...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    it sounds like there is a lien against you and any property you may own. I would call the State and discuss this with them and tell them you think you paid it and when and see if it can be traced. You also might want to check your bank or credit cards records for payment. If you can't prove you paid it. Then you will have to pay it again if you want the lien removed. After it is paid you can ask them to remove/release the lien.

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  • Recently dropped by my attorney due to the difficulty of my case and lack of financial award at the end of the case.

    I have been fighting a vehicle accident since March where I was rear-ended. The other party took 100% fault. I had been working with an attorney since the accident and after a recent counter offer on our settlement demand I pretty much got dumped....

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If the injury in the car wreck is to the same place you were injured before then you may have a tough time proving a new injury, especially if you were still getting treatment for the first injury. If the insurance company is not offering their policy limits there must be something in the medical records that they feel will support their position. It looks to me like you arte going to have to try your case to a jury.

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  • Tripped and fell backwards at walmart over a 2wheeled board that was left half under a rack of clothes

    I fell backwards after stepping back onto some kind of 2 wheeled kids board that was left half under a shelf of clothes.. I broke my tailbone and injured my hand/wrist and my back.. the pain is excruciating.. they made a report and there was a wit...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I think consultation with an attorney is what you need. As stated you will need to find out what the board was doing there, how long it had been there and when was the last time an employee had checked the area. I will tell you that Wal-Mart is difficult to deal with a lot of times so having an attorney will probably be beneficial to you.

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  • How much settlement should i ask for

    i was a passinger in my boy friends truck we were in a wreck another truck hit us hard in the drivers door i was knocked out i dont remember the wreck at all. i got 4 staples in the back of my head 2 big knots on my head my butt was bruised all o...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The other lawyers are correct. You are not in a position to settle. You do not know what the extent of your injuries are or what medical treatment you will need or the cost. Remember once you settle the case is over and you can never go back and get any more money. You should consult with a WV attorney you does personal injury and car wrecks. One thing you need to find out is how much insurance is available to you. If the person that hit you only had minimum limits then you would need to explore other possible insurance coverage.

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  • Meeting with attorney in regards to auto accident. What now?

    Meeting with attorney following auto accident where other is at fault. Looking to recoup damages to vehicle, medical bills, pain and suffering, re aggregation of current physical condition, damages related to concussion, aggregation of pre existin...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Sometimes the insurance company won't contact you until they talk to their insured about the wreck. I am sure the attorney will ask all the right questions and get to the bottom of the problem. You need to realize that most legal matters like this don't resolve quickly(except the property damage claim) so be prepared for that.
    Remember once you settle your claim it is over and you can't ever go back to get any additional money. So be patient and follow your doctors orders to try and get better.

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  • I had a tooth extracted about 4 months ago. recently I had my teeth cleaned with xrays and they found a piece of root remaining

    now im going to have to have surgery to have the root removed. should I contact a lawyer

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Whether you have a case depends on first whether there was any negligence by the dentist, second of all what kind of damages did you suffer. Were you having pain in the area, did you go to the doctor for any of the pain. The your surgery, is it going to fix whatever problem you have or are you going to have further problems because the root was left in.
    If your case is just that he left the root in, you had no problems and you are having surgery to take it out, then you are going to have a hard time finding a lawyer to take your case. malpractice cases are usually expensive to litigate so unless you have substantial damagers most lawyers won't take them.

    With that being said, after your surgery you should call a lawyer and get an opinion

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  • Will my tax refund be effected by money owed to IRS in back taxes by ex husband?

    My ex and I divorced in 2014. While married, we owed taxes for 2013 tax year. I was not employed the entire time we were married. He was the only one with an income. He still owes for 2013 taxes. When I file my 2014 taxes will my refund be effect...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    if you two filed a joint tax return, then yes the IRS may take your refund for 2014

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  • I recently won a settlement against the insurance company of the apartment I rent. The roof fell on me.

    Do I have to pay taxes on the money I received? I am on SSI so I had no list wages

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Normally in a personal injury case the award is not taxable. Not knowing the specifics of your settlement I would check with an account and your lawyer for advice.

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  • Auto accident, found not at fault, injuries have gotten worse.

    I was in an auto accident two months ago, was found not at fault, I was stiff on scene, and since my injuies, neck/wrist have gotten worse. Didnt go to ER because of medical insurance issues. Have witness statements that confirm my injuries before...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If you haven't seen a doctor it's going to be tough to present a claim. Insurance companies want medical documentation of problems and juries want to see that you are actually hurt and seeing a doctor. I would go see a doctor as soon as possible, just to see what's wrong with you. If you have problem that can be treated and you will get better you should do that. Don't wait until it gets so bad that it can't be fixed.

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