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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: I was in an accident where an 18 wheeler ran a Stop sign running me off road. He ran. Will my insurance go up? Not at f

The 18 wheeler left the scene to avoid repercussions. The accident was ruled not at fault. Will my insurance go up as a result? The damage was around $3300 charged to my insurance with a diminished value claim as well.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 2, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But ANY attorney might not have a universal answer because the way these are treated can vary by carrier. It's in your favor that you were not the at-fault driver so far as liability goes - that would be more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: We have a court order stating my ex is required to provide insurance for our kids. He quit his job-lost kids insurance.

He lives in Ky, I live in GA. He says he has to use my income to get our kids Medicaid and put it in my name, but he would pay premium. Is this considered him providing insurance for kids?

Note: he’s failed to abide by the court order in all terms.

Should I just file contempt... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on May 27, 2021

If he’s not following court orders then you should file for contempt. Consult with an attorney who can help you address these issues legally.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Probation ordered person to leave inpatient detox to come to Aiken sc, could not leave for 3 weeks, overdosed and died

Person was in a court ordered drug program, relapsed (which is common in the beginning). Voluntarily checked themselves into a 5-7 day detox unit. Aiken SC probation made him leave the inpatient facility (where he was being given Ativan (or something similar), which stays in your system several... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on Apr 28, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss and this is as very tricky situation. In most Personal Injury cases you need to prove liability, causation and damages. Here we have the damage portion which would be the resulting death. The hard part is placing the liability on someone and proving that they In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: I had all my water lines replaced about 10 months ago. I had a leak that ruined my floor. Am I liable or is the company

They replaced my pipes about 10 months ago and said they couldn't get to one area, so they just tied into the existing pipe. I discovered a leak about a week ago and they came to fix the problem yesterday. The fitting from where they connected to the old pipe burst and caused water damage and... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Apr 19, 2021

No way to know online and without an inspection. However, it would seem that the problem was the pressure brought in by the new line was too much for the old line to handle. Professionals should know this. Yet, it appears that you knew about it and gave your consent to proceed.

Bottom...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: If I hit someone from the back y it my fault

When the person slam on brakes

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 17, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, the person hitting the other vehicle in the rear is at fault. There could be mitigating circumstances, like you describe, but how they are proven and how the particular jurisdiction (in terms of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Is it my right to see my deceased fathers will and insurance policy?

My father passed away and his wife refuses to let me see his will and insurance policy. My father left me something and I would like to know what it is.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but you await a response for four weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. At this point, you could repost your question and add the categories Probate and Estate Planning. Not all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: My estranged husband has my UI going in his account, I changed pin and password and he changed again. What do I do
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Aug 13, 2020

Divorce him.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: I lived with a man for nine years he passed away and he left all of his belonging to his son in a will be he left a life

Insherency policy to me my name is the onley one on it now his son is trying to claim it .

Can he get it or half

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 11, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your loss. You could additionally add Probate and Estate Planning to your categories. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but it would have better chances of being seen in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: I was let go 1 month after my transplant was approved through our insurance. Do I have a case?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 17, 2020

It's difficult to say, based on these facts alone. It could depend on the provisions of the health care plan, whether you were working under a contract that addressed such benefits, whether Georgia law provides for options for employees to continue their health care coverage, and other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I get my employer to complete part on a form, send to the Long term disability insurance comp? trying for 3 mths

The ins. can't process my claim without it. Been out of work since April 2019 for a disability.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2020

Your post remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could contact Georgia employment law attorneys you find on this site, or through your own independent searches, and discuss the matter in confidence with them. Based on these brief facts, it's anyone's guess why the form has been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Hello, My brother is held at the Atlanta airport for offense ‘fugitive from justice’. How should I deal this issue?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 13, 2019

You should contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your brother’s case. We are glad to assist you. Contact whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: How should I be handling this? Getting my own attorney or going through the auto insurance company?

I was driving my spouse’s company car and was involved in an accident 22 months ago. I had permission to drive the car and was told by a company representative that as a spouse I was covered by the automotive insurance policy because my spouse also uses the vehicle for personal use. Yesterday I... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

It is best to consult an attorney versus going through the insurance company. An attorney will work to protect your interests, and the insurance company’s primary objective is to protect their own interests.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Am I responsible for a medical bill they never billed my insurance

I received service at a ER in Florida 2017. I gave the hospital my insurance information, they billed my insurance and received payment. However, the ER doctor seems to work independent from the hospital and never billed my insurance. They claimed they sent Bills to me which I never received... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 22, 2019

It is not uncommon for ambulatory services to be billed separately from the hospital’s bill. It may be best to contact an attorney who specializes in collection services. You may be able to contact your insurance carrier for other options.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: What should I do?

In 2013 I was involved in a car wreck and was a passenger, the ambulance bill was billed to me and then I faxed to the drivers insurance agency so they could pay for it since it was their fought. Now currently in 2019 the ambulance bill is still in my name unpaid and sitting in collection. The bill... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 22, 2019

Your next step should be to consult an attorney immediately. It is in your best interest. We are glad to assist you.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I received a notice of cancellation of insurance. Am I eligible for an extension if I’ve been hospitalized & unaware

I received the notice after the date of cancellation and was unable to reapply or file a written request for a review before policy was cancelled. The policy was canceled due to driving record and or claim history dating back to two accidents in 2016. Please tell me how I should go about this as I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 16, 2018

Save the envelopes! Many companies date the letters, but save the mail until they have enough for a cheap rate bulk mail. So it could have gone out days after the date on the letter. They are supposed to give you advance notice.

You want all records of your cancellation.

Notify them...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: My daddy had General libality insurance million dollar policy for his company and died of multiple myeloma cancer

multiple myeloma cancer its consider as a occupational disease what type of lawyer to get to file a claim

Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr. answered on Jul 19, 2018

You probably need a personal injury lawyer or a lawyer specializing in insurance law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Is a copy of child's insurance card considered a record in GA?

My ex and I have joint legal custody with me being primary tie breaker and him having visitation every other weekend.

I obtain and maintain insurance on the children by court order with him having to pay 65% of expenses not covered by insurance.

Is a copy of a child's... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Mar 27, 2018

Yes. It sounds like your order would require this, as is typical of most parenting plans.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: My policy is in Md I was hit in Ga.Their insurance couldnt find a policy.I have UM but dont have a police report

I took pictures and got there information myself. So the police werent called. When I filed the claim they couldn't find an active policy. My insurance is asking for the police report saying it may be required. But if they presented insurance at the time of the accident I wouldn't have... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

You are required to file a report within 30-60 days under most policies. If it's not over that file one. Second, ask DMV to have the guy's license & tags suspended. If he has a policy that should do it. Last but not least contact a member of the Md. Assn for Justice-they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: I had a auto accident trial med bills =12k. The defense mentioned to the jury I had healthcare to cover my bills.

I was told the mention of insurance declared a mis-trail. I believe the jury awarding me 1345.00 out of 12k played a part in the decision. I did not understand why a mistrial was not declared. The defense attorney was representing Progressive Insurance and it was never discussed and I this created... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 16, 2018

Your attorney should be discussing the appeal issues with you. If there was a healthcare lien then that would have been something the jury should consider. Juries may consider that if you didn't pay the total amount of the bills that someone else did so that's not a mistrial. I disagree... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Can I plead Nolo if I have already taken a defensive driving course?
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Sep 17, 2017

It is up to the Judge whether to accept a nolo plea. Taking a defensive driving class would have nothing to do with it.

For more info, check my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

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