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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was a passenger in a bkseat of a vehicle on Sat nt & I had my support dog with me, we both were in shock

We both urinated and had bowel movement & now he is scared to death to get in a vehicle, I didn't go to the er due to being unsanitary & in shock. Now I can't hardly breathe in, my chest plate is injured, I can't hardly move my right arm up to my breast plate.

My RT... Read more »

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Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Feb 12, 2021

It sounds like you had a serious car accident that was not your fault. Given your injuries, you need to consult with a personal injury attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Are semi trucks allowed on airport grounds? Can I sue both airport and trucking company for its driver negligence?

Semi hit someone on airport grounds, now sue both airport and truck driver

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Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Feb 2, 2021

This could be an extremely complicated situation, and unfortunately there is no quick answer. Whoever got hurt will need to call an experienced personal injury lawyer. There are a great number of questions that would need to be answered, and details provided, to determine who to file suit against.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: If I am fired for not doing the light duty work , are they still liable for the medical bill.

It’s a Workman’s Comp claim, knee injury and I injured my back outside of the job and haven’t returned to work.

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Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Feb 1, 2021

Most of the time, yes! There are basically two kinds of work accident claims: accepted and denied claims. If your claim was accepted, and the medical care is also accepted, then your medical bills with authorized doctors (i.e. the company's doctors) must be paid by work comp. That said, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: in 34-9-221(F), where it states they have 20 days to issue the awarded amount, do you count weekends or business days?
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Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Dec 30, 2020

Under OCGA 34-9-221(f), every calendar day is counted. So weekends are included. However, 34-9-221 is not the only statute that determines payment deadlines in workers' compensation, or whether any payment is due at all. If you are hurt badly enough to be out of work for more than 2 weeks,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Car insurance company totaled my car out, but only wants to pay for the rear end damage. Their client is at fault.

Their client was charged with hit and run, DUI, following to closely. He was arrested. He was at fault 100%. My daughter who was driving my car and a witness drove behind the hit and run driver to try to get him to stop the company vehicle he was driving. He then made a complete sudden stop, which... Read more »

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Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Dec 8, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that your daughter was in an accident. The insurance company is hiding behind OCGA 40-6-49(a), which is the Georgia law against "following too closely". That law states: "(a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Injured in a car accident as a delivery driver while at work. Was told to see WC doc now lawsuit is paying for WC costs?

Was not given option to see WC doc or my own VA doc.

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Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Sep 18, 2020

Hi, this is Tristan Morrison with Morrison & Hughes Law in Marietta, Georgia. When you have an on-the-job motor vehicle accident, and you get hurt, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. This is true even if you were found to be at fault for the vehicle wreck. If you were... Read more »

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