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  • Can title max repo your car if its not 30 days pass due

    Not currently working having hard times

    Jon’s Answer

    It would depend on the documents. Usually, however, you have to be given notice, and the documents will provide a grace period.

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  • Stayed the weekend at a motel in alabama.Woke up with welts an bites all over neck,arms,legs,back.Bitten by bed bugs,can I sue?

    I notified the front desk the owner came to the front and said he don't know what but me they don't have bed bugs he's had several occupants in the room in question.So my wife and I went to the room pushed the mattress aside an there they were sev...

    Jon’s Answer

    Did you get photos of the bug? You may have a claim. Did you have any medical treatment?

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  • Can a pro se plaintiff submit a motion to compel mediation or arbitration?

    I'm a pro se Plaintiff that has brought suit against a corporation in Northern District Court as a federal case. In our 16(b) hearing, the judge said our case was ripe for mediation and recommended the opposing counsel to convince the defendant to...

    Jon’s Answer

    Here are the ADR rules for the Northern District of Alabama: http://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/sites/alnd/files/forms/ADR%20Plan.pdf

    The ideal scenario is to file a motion with the court to have the Judge Order mediation. But, if the other party doesn't want to mediate, it may be futile.

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  • I stepped in a deep hole outside a store traveling through Lincoln AL, broke my ankle in 5 places.

    We were traveling back home to Texas after getting our daughter from college so we had a u haul. We parked alongside the curb at this store and was going to meet our daughter when I stepped into this hole. Firemen came and helped with a brace, we ...

    Jon’s Answer

    As has been mentioned, the defendant will argue this was an "open and obvious" hole which you should have seen, and therefore, you were guilty of contributory negligence, i.e.: if you were 1% at fault, you cannot recover. However, "open and obvious" is an "affirmative defense", and the defendant will have to prove that it was "open and obvious". Further, the store and the parking lot could be two separate companies, and the insurance carrier could be different. You need to get all of your medical records together with your bills along with the amounts your health insurer paid, if any, and submit them to the appropriate entity/insurance carrier. It would also be helpful if you had photographs of the hole and of any injuries. As the other attorneys have mentioned, it is always helpful to have an attorney guide you in these efforts. I wish you the best in your recovery.

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  • I want to pay off my loan on my house !!! do i have to also pay off a lien on the house by another company back in 2008

    i want to pay my mortgage off ( my ex husband is paying it off for me ) but do i have to pay off a lien on my home back in 2008 i am on a low income i don't want to sell my home, I would appreicate your input on this matter ...

    Jon’s Answer

    It depends. Did you have a title policy when you bought the house? If so, you might have a claim against the title insurance company.

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  • Will I be cover by my medical insurance if I settle with workman comp future medical

    I torn my meniscus in my right knee a couple of years ago. Workman comp wants to settle future medical. If I settle and torn my ACL or had arthritis in my knee later on will my medical insurance pay for that

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    That's a good tough question. It will depend on your doctors. If your doctor says it's related to your prior injury, there is a chance your health insurer could deny the claim because it's work related and excluded from your policy. If your doctor says it's not related to your prior work injury, your health insurer will probably cover it. What you tell the emergency room or Doctor contributes to what they say, i.e.: if you tell them you hurt your knee doing something in the yard, it's more likely to be classified as a new injury versus if you tell them about the prior injury, they might relate it. I'm not telling you to lie, but I'm telling you to be careful how you phrase things to your doctor. Hope that helps.

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  • What can I do about my job terminating me because they said I was a liability

    On May 2nd of this year I had a car accident and fractured my back and have been out of work for over a month now and I don't know what I'm going to do

    Jon’s Answer

    There is much more an attorney would need to know. Are you seeking help for the car wreck or your job? How many employees are at your workplace?

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  • My question is what options do I have regarding this?

    Hi, my car was involved in a car accident where a garbage truck lost it brakes and crashed into my car, 2 other cards and 3 houses.....No one was physically injured.....My neighbors and I have all been have problems with anxiety and sleep since ha...

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    You have a claim for your property damage, but unless you were in the "zone of danger", there is most likely no claim for personal injury/mental anguish.

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  • Slip and fell

    I had. Slip and fall at one of the food deports and now I have to have surgery and I'm out of work cuz of it let me know what I should do so I know and make sure it is pay for and it was Chicken juice

    Jon’s Answer

    There are many questions which would help an attorney evaluate the case: how did the fall occur? We're there any witnesses? Where were you in the store? Who came to your aid? Did the manager/asst manager complete an incident report? Did you get a copy? Was there any video? Have you been contacted by an insurance carrier? Have you given a statement?

    In order to prove your case, you have the butden of proving that the store knew or should have known that the liquid was there and failed to clean it up or warn customers of the hazard. Or, if you can prove the store created the dangerous condition, you may also be able to recover. I had a similar case with chicken juice at a WalMart.

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  • Can we sue the doctor for medical malpractice as that drug should never be given to children unless dying, & gave us no warning!

    Our just turned 17 year old elite athlete son was prescribed Levofloxacin(by a doc in the box as it was a Saturday) for possible bronchitis at the end of January. He only took 3 pills before his regular pediatrician switched him to a different one...

    Jon’s Answer

    It's possible. An attorney would need to see all the records from the doc in the box and find another similarly situated physician to say that the doctor should have never prescribed the drug to your son because he/she should have known not to prescribe that drug to your son. Depending on the drug warnings, there might also be a claim against the manufacturer.

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