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Jonathan S. Safran
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  • Can i own a gun for protection if I live with my boyfriend who is a felon?

    I've been in close calls with criminals in my milwaukee neighborhood and it's getting worse out there. I want to have protection for myself, I'm home often alone with my child when my boyfriend is on week long business trips. I feel like I'm a wal...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    The issue is not going to be for you, however, it is potentially a problem for your boyfriend if the police found a gun in the home, with your boyfriend living there. If he is on probation or parole, he should check with his agent to find out more of the concerns. He should review the sentencing he received in his felony criminal case and my concern would be that if it is found that he "possessed" the firearm, he might be charged with another felony.

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  • Does uninsured motorist coverage apply if I'm hit by someone on a bicycle?

    I broke my arm and need surgery - was hit on my bicycle. I was riding on a bike trail in Milwaukee, and another bicyclist ran into me. She was swerving out of the way of a goose, she said. She admitted to the police who came to the scene also. C...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    A regular, non-motorized bike, is generally not going to be covered by automobile insurance, but the bike rider's homeowner's or renter's insurance, or an umbrella policy will generally provide coverage to you for your injuries and damages. Most uninsured motorist provisions will require that the other uninsured "motorist" will have to be a motorized vehicle also, so it is doubtful that your own American Family auto policy will be able to assist you in this case. I would also recommend your consulting with a qualified personal injury attorney in the Milwaukee area to determine if he or she can assist you in this claim. I am sorry about your accident and injuries, and hope that you recover quickly. Be aware that there is generally a three year statute of limitations in Wisconsin for you to either settle your claims or to commence a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

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  • Better to get a lawyer in Wisconsin or Il.? Better to go to court in Wisc. or Il. ?

    Daughter had an accident in Wisconsin. The facts are not in dispute. Insurance company is dragging its heels on agreed upon settlement. The accident was one year and ten months ago. I was driving the car, she had stepped out of the car.

    Jonathan’s Answer

    The proper venue for the case, based upon the facts which you provided, would be in Wisconsin. I would recommend consulting with a qualified Wisconsin personal injury attorney about your options.

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  • Can I still use my $100,000 uninsured coverage?

    I was injured in a car accident and need surgery on my wrist. I was hit by an uninsured driver and I wanted to use my uninsured coverage. I was at fault in the accident (ran a stop sign).

    Jonathan’s Answer

    If you were more than 50% at fault, Wisconsin law would prevent you from pursuing a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage. If you have medical expense coverage, that would still be available to you to pay for your medical bills. If you have collision coverage, that would be available to you for your vehicle damage, less your deductible.

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  • Since I was a minor, can I still file a personal injury lawsuit after the statute of limitations have been reached ?

    When I was 16 years old I fell down the stairs of the current college I attend. When I filed a report with public safety , I was told the janitor admitted that the Floor was wet and she did not leave a sign because she was going to get cleaning su...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Your mother could have pursued the claim for your injuries from your fall while you were a minor, however, as an an adult you would have been able to pursue the claim yourself up until two years after the age of majority, so I believe the stature of limitations would have already expired, given the facts which you provided. the potential medical
    malpractice case is also filled with problems, and the time to pursue that claim may have also expired, but I would suggest you discuss the facts and evidence with a quailed medical malpractice attorney.

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  • Do I still have case if I didn't have a driver's license at the time of the accident? I was driving my car, but no license.

    I was in a car accident, and was injured. The other guy ran a red light and broadsided my car. I have a broken wrist that may need surgery.

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Whether you have a case is dependent upon whether the other driver was negligent, and the percentage of negligence, in causing the car accident. Based upon the facts that you provided, the other driver is certainly negligent and more negligent then you, so you should have a case to be able to pursue against the other driver and his insurance company, Your not having a valid driver's license, although it may result in a ticket to you, has no bearing on the negligence in the car accident, so your not having a driver's license will not prevent you from making a claim. I would recommend contacting a Milwaukee attorney rated by AVVO with a 10.0 rating to assist you in pursuing your case for your injuries and damages, including your vehicle damage, your medical bills, any lost income, and your pain and suffering.

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  • Do I have a lawsuit?

    I purchased a sub from Pick and Save last night for dinner, after a few hours I became very very sick, I'm still sick today. I think I have food poisoning. The lettuce on the sub that was left uneaten is black and dark green. Can I sue? I called t...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Food poisoning cases are difficult to prove. You will generally need medical proof that you have the food poisoning and then proof of where you obtained the tainted food. I always recommend reporting it to the store, in addition to your local Health Department. They will generally investigate the business and determine any health issues. They are also a source of establishing causation to the particular business, especially if others also make a similar complaint. Note that in Wisconsin, there is a three year statute of limitations to either settle your potential claims or start a lawsuit for your potential damages.

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  • Car accident, insurance company, should I settle?

    This week I was rear ended at a stop light by a driver going full speed (30-35mph). My car was declared a total loss, and I believe his was too (his insurance company just told me that it was "substantial damage", but his vehicle looked even worse...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    It is always best to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney, by phone or in person, to find out all of your rights and to explore what the attorney can do for you to insure a full monetary recovery for your injuries and damages. Having practice personal injury law for more than 30 years, I have seen too many individuals accept a settlement such as this, only to have longer term problems and not get fully compensated. Do not agree to any settlement for your injury claim at this point.

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  • My sister flee the accident scene because she wants to make sure her boyfriend is okay because he took off.

    She got so scared she filed as stole car, but cops not buying it. What to do?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    It would be important to have your sister consult with an experienced and local
    Criminal defense attorney before having further contact or conversations with the police. The attorney can give her advice and get involved, potentially before things result in potential criminal charges against her.

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  • Can i sue doctor for giving me Zofran

    I was given Zofran in my first trimester of pregnancy son came early I was 6 months no complications at first had heart defect passed away after 25 days

    Jonathan’s Answer

    I am also very sorry for your loss. We are working with firms which are pursuing Zofran claims and help them with the screening process and other local matters, if you need assistance. It is important to discuss your claim with a personal injury firm involved in investigating and pursuing pharmaceutical liability claims.

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