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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Hi I missed my court date for a speeding ticket on the 13ath I'm in Florida and the ticket is from Adel Georgia. Help!

What happens now? What do I do bc I can't find a probono in that area. I've never been in trouble so I don't know what to do. Any advice is greatly appreciated

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Latrice Latin answered on Jul 20, 2021

Call the court and ask them to reset the court hearing date. See if you an reach out to the prosecutor and work out a plea in abstentia.

Otherwise, find an attorney in the area who can handle that for you without you having to appear.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Do Recklessness falls into intentional tort? If the driver was driving while being high but was careless?
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Latrice Latin answered on Jun 22, 2021

Recklessness in Georgia is actually a criminal misdemeanor. If a driver is found to be guilty of recklessness they are usually found out fault which leads to liability on the part of the insurance company. A Reckless conviction may also help you get punitive damages in addition to actual damages... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: If a bystander took pictures of an accident scene with fatalities shouldn't the accident scene have been secured better?

My brother died in a horrible car accident where another person lost their life as well. Someone managed to take pictures of the scene & sent them to an ex of his who in turn sent them out again through fbook & sent them to me. These pictures graphically show my brother in the vehicle still... Read more »

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Latrice Latin answered on May 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there is no cause of action against anyone for securing the scene. It is up to the first responders and police to investigate and preserve all evidence that they can. It gets into a really slippery slope if the bystander may have gotten there before the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Driving to a two way lane is there a speed limit to them? Because someone hit my car pretty hard.

I was trying to go to the two way lane and there was a 4 way light ahead that she was trying to turn left, it was about 500 ft. Where she hit me There was traffic so I was driving slowly to the Middle Lane she was in-patient because she said she was late for work. But the cop said it was still my... Read more »

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Latrice Latin answered on May 13, 2021

Under GA law the person making the left turn should always yield to oncoming traffic. See if you can find a good traffic ticket attorney in your area to fight it in court. You can dispute this as officers are not always correct. Also make sure you file a claim with her insurance and tell your... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: My daughter was in an accident, 3 weeks ago, her lawyer is stating that medical costs being left open is not a thing.

My Daughter was in an accident in GA. She is currently dealing with 2 fractured discs in her back, a fractured elbow and blurry vision. Her lawyer is stating that there is a $130k pool for the 3 occupants and that medical being left open for future issues related to this " Is not a thing"... Read more »

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Latrice Latin answered on May 13, 2021

Hello,

I am very sorry about your daughter. Under GA Law each insurance holder has specific insurance limit amounts that can be paid out by the at fault driver depending on their coverage. Typical GA limits are 25/50, 100/300 and so forth which means 25k for an individual per accident...
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Q: my car caught fire today at my workplace, I believe it was an electrical fire due to a recall on the 2017 NissnSen
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Latrice Latin answered on Apr 28, 2021

First and foremost you need to secure the vehicle or make sure that it is in a place where you can get access to it in the event it needs to be inspected. Check online to see if there is any pending litigation, class action suits or open investigations on your issue.

Contact a lawyer in...
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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 »

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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 Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I was arrested for a warrant that did not exist

After spending 3days in jail and losing my job I was released and apologized to

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on Apr 28, 2021

You can attempt to file a civil suit against the underlying arresting agency for damages depending on their insurance situation. This may be easily handled with a demand or may lead to protracted litigation.

Contact my office to discuss and we can go over your options 678-890-5868.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hello, why is it illegal to have custom tags on custom plates in Georgia? Is it who gets the money based on § 40-2-60.1?

I am unable to find the answers explicitly stating why you can only have a custom tag i.e. something like CSTOMTG on the plain white plate instead of on the other sponsored plates through other agencies and organizations. I've heard several people say "because it's state law" or... Read more »

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Latrice Latin answered on Apr 27, 2021

Personalized plates in Georgia are known as Special license Plates or Prestige License plates. You have to submit aMV-9B form to the Georgia Department of Revenue. Your on the right track as far as who gets the money.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was in a minor car accident. I was at fault and was unaware that my insurance was expired. Police was called. I gave t

I gave the police my insurance info. I did not receive any tickets. The other driver contacted me and told me my insurance was expired. I offered to pay for the minor damages and the driver stated he was going to press charges against me for no insurance and ask the police to give me a ticket for... Read more »

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Latrice Latin answered on Apr 27, 2021

Another driver can not sue you for lack of car insurance. That is not a civil matter. Only the police can give you citation or the state can suspend your license based on lack of insurance.

The most the other driver can do is sue you in small claims court for the cost of the damages to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: What can I do if I feel that my personal injury case settlement is too low, and I haven't received my money yet?

I was in a car wreck March, 2018. The other driver was at fault. I suffered a compound fracture on my right ankle and crushed bone in the top of my right foot and had to have surgery that day. I still suffer daily with pain in my foot. My attorney pretty much gave me no other choice other than to... Read more »

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Latrice Latin answered on Apr 28, 2021

I am sorry you are going through this. Have you already signed the documents agreeing to settlement? If so the amount is set. Do you know what the policy limits were on your case? That is the max amount your lawyer could request prior to trial. The bankruptcy part is tricky because depending... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I have had 3 auto accidents in the last 2.5 years. The last two I was not at fault, and the first going to court over

I was originally injured in the first wreck but never thought it would be anything lasting, so I didn’t seek treatment because I only had liability insurance and they were saying the wreck was my fault even though I disagree and am waiting to go to court. I was then rear ended and side swiped and... Read more »

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Latrice Latin answered on Apr 27, 2021

Please consult a personal injury attorney in your area at your earliest convenience. They can help you navigate through the liability with each accident and help you navigate the medical records and treatment options. In the meantime if you have health insurance go through your doctor to get the... Read more »

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