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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Hello, I cannot afford a lawyer, but I need one for a slip and fall case. Bayside, NY 11360
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Aug 8, 2019

Hi – so sorry to hear about your situation. Most attorneys will work on a contingency basis. That means that it will not cost you anything out-of-pocket. We are happy to discuss this with you further! I hope you are feeling better.

Jon

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: My daughter was hit by A car while crossing the street she had the light was in the crosswalk he was turning

Driver was issued a summons for failing to yield my daughter was taken to the hospital with a broken scapula. Other injuries as well can we sue?

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Mar 26, 2019

Hi - I would highly suggest you contact an attorney to review your options. We are happy to consult with you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: My son got hit by a car he’s brain-dead what do I do how do

Is the first time in this kind of situation what do I do do I should as the driver who hit my son or the other Driver that hit him the second time

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Feb 21, 2019

Hello – I am terribly sorry for your situation. You should contact an attorney immediately in order to discuss causes of action. We are available if you would like to speak further.

Jon Ripps

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: MY SON WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT 6MO AGO AND HE WAS A PASSENGER IN AN UNINSURED CAR WHO WAS IN THE WRONG, CAN I SUE

THE ACCIDENT WAS IN FLORIDA, THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS UNINSURED AND MY SON WAS THE PASSENGER. APPARENTLY HIS FRIEND RAN THE STOP SIGN AND HIT ANOTHER CAR, MY SON LIVED FOR 3 WEEKS,THEN DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES, BUT THE LAWYER IS SAYING ME AND HIS FATHER CAN POSSIBLY SUE EVEN IF THE FRIEND... Read more »

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Mar 12, 2018

Hi - I'm so sorry for your loss, that is awful. There are many factors that may permit you to initiate a suit. You can call an attorney to get some more insight as well as a referral to an attorney in your area.

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1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for New York on
Q: Does my band need to have an internal band contract? Should we consult with an attorney about that?
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Nov 17, 2017

Hi - you need to think of your band as being similar to a marriage. If there are assets (equipment, recording contract or incoming revenue streams), and there is a breakup, there are going to be disputes on how the assets will be split up. If you are in that position, congrats! That indicates that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: I was in a car accident as a passenger of a taxi cab i want to know the next step with filing a claim
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Oct 16, 2017

Hi - so sorry to hear about your accident. Where did it happen? Were you injured?

Best,

Jon

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Chittenango police want me to come to station to be questioned regarding a statment i made threating to issueawareant

What do i do not go and refuse to talk let them isuue the warrant

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Aug 17, 2017

Hi - if they are threatening a warrant, there is a good chance you are going to be charged with a violation of the law. They are most likely attempting to speak with you prior the charge(s) being filed in order to get a statement from you, which can only hurt you at this point. Once charges are... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Question my daughter n law has a permit got a ticket for failure to keep right what happens she has a permit
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Jul 31, 2017

Hi - so sorry to hear about her ticket. If she has a permit, or is a junior driver, a conviction for that ticket will result in her permit being revoked. You should seek counsel in order to attempt to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, which will not have a negative impact on her... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: I want to find out if there is a way I can get my past convictions sealed or if I can get a certificate of some sort
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Jun 6, 2017

Hi - New York has never had the ability to get a criminal conviction sealed absent a drug diversion program. However, in the near future, you may be eligible for sealing under a new statute that will be effective in the fall. Feel free to call the office to discuss further.

2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for New York on
Q: Trying to find out what the common practice is for an agent's cut of a person's salary

- this is for my child who is interested in acting.

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Jun 2, 2017

Hi there - an agent's commission can be between 10 and 20 percent, depending on what type of project is procured. Each agent or manager should have a commission structure in their agreement. I hope that helps!

Best,

Jon

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I got 4 tickets. One for unlicensed driver, imprudent speed, turn signal vi, and registration vio. Can I go to jail ?

I'm 17 and I accidentally crashed my dads car. I don't have a license or permit. I didn't get arrested only the tickets. It's my first time getting in trouble. What could possibly happen at court?

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on May 10, 2017

Hi - jail while possible, is unlikely. You should retain counsel and work out a more favorable disposition.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New York on
Q: Is it likely that a driver will have their license suspended after their first DUI offense?
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Apr 28, 2017

Yes, it is very likely. A driver also faces a suspension at their arraignment, which is the first court appearance. This is called a pre-conviction suspension, and will apply if the BAC is .08% or higher. If there is a refusal, there will also be a suspension as well as a 1 year revocation as a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in White Collar Crime for New York on
Q: Can someone go to jail for using a stolen prescription pad?
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on Apr 28, 2017

Hi - yes, if one uses a stolen prescription pad, there are several felonies that are being committed. If one is under investigation for that conduct, it is imperative that you contact an attorney in order to weigh your options and get sound advice.

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