Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer Our office utilizes databases associated with Westlaw. There are also similar databases offered by Lexis-Nexis. These are paid databases and are not open to persons just searching the internet. There are some services that offer a one time report to compare verdicts and settlements for various injuries. However, such comparisons have only a limited value. The facts of each case is the most important determining factor in the value of a case due to the liability issues in every medical...
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer I do not know Mr. Gilmore and have not heard of him winning a medical malpractice lawsuit of $137 million. If a medical malpractice verdict was renedered in this amount in Georgia, I think it would have been reported in the Daily Legal newspaper. It is possible I just did not see the story.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer If Savannah Cat's are prohibited in Georgia, it is very, very unlikely that you can obtain a license to simply have one as a pet. I would also discourage you from expending money on counsel fees trying to obtain the right to own the animal. The result will likely be just a lot of money spent and no right to get the animal. Also, if you own the animal, your insurance coverage may not cover any injuries or damages caused by the animal. Accordingly, if the animal did harm someone or property, you...
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer Generally, a person who is a convicted felon loses the right to carry a firearm unless and until his sentence is fully complete. He or she would then likely have to have their right to carry a firearm restored by the Court. Your rights are also likely to be impacted by the sentence you received and any restrictions which it provided.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer This form is simply a reporting requirement created by Georgia law. The disposition itself occurred when a judgment or dismissal was entered in the case. I would recommend going to the courthouse and requesting a copy of any judgments or dismissals. This will inform you about how the case was closed. If you then believe it was closed incorrectly, you can file a motion with the court to re-open the case. Whether that motion is granted will depend upon the basis of the judgment or dismissal and...
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer Traffic laws are criminal violations. However, unless there is a significant injury, a death, damage to property or drinking involved, the person generally receives a fine.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer It depends on the type of health plan. If you work for a large employer, they likely have a self-funded ERISA plan. This is the type of plan in which the employer pays the medical benefits, but the plan is often administered by a health insurer such as United Healthcare or Blue Cross. Under this type of plan, they have a strong legal right to seek reimbursement as the law stands right now. However, if you have a health insurance policy issued by a health insurance company which is not...
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer You will likely receive a fine and possibly required to go to driving school. It depends a great deal on your driving situation and whether there were any other aggravating circumstances involved in the collision such as drinking.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer No. It depends on how the accident occurred. If the accident was unavoidable and no traffic laws were violated, then no charges will be made. Also, if a minor violation occurred, the police office may exercise his or her discretion not to charge the driver.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer Motocycles generally do require special insurance policies in Georgia. In other words, they generally will not be placed on a standard automobile policy. In fact, many automobile policies will exclude them.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer Depending how the court handled the charges, it could add points to your record. It is unlikely to result in the loss of your license unless you have a substanital number of points already or something else occurred during the accident.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer I suspect the insurance company simply did not want to take responsibility for the accident. You have a right to go through the intersection on yellow, but must exercise caution. Further, the other driver was also in the intersection on the yellow. Since he was turning left, he had a duty to yield the right-of-way to you. If your description of the accident is correct, the other driver should have been cited.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer It depends on your driving history, if anyone was injured and if the incident resulted in property damage. If you do not have a negative driving history, no one was injured and there was no property damage, you will likely receive a fine. However, if you hurt someone, damages property or were drinking while driving, you may get some level of jail time depending on what occurred.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer Any company or person who is receiving a vehicle has an obligation to verify that the person selling or delivering it has the right to transfer ownership. Otherwise, the person receiving it is at risk of being prosecuted for theft of stolen property. Good businesses have procedures in place to verify ownership.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer I would strongly recommend getting a lawyer. Even though the offense seems minor and you feel you know what the victim will say, you remain at risk. Things seldom work out just like you think they will in court. Having an experienced attorney will certainly help you make sure you do not develop a criminal record for assault.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer The time to go to trial varies widely from court to court. Some judges are very effective at moving their trial calendars and others are not. After a lawsuit is filed, there is a 6 month discovery period. The court then deals with any motions for summary judgment. Presuming the case is not dismissed, it is then placed on a trial calendar. It then has to move its way up on the trial calendar. You can contact local attorneys or the calendar clerk to obtain a more accurate estimate of the time,...
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer I would suggest you retain counsel to assist you in sorting out the situation. Simply answering the lawsuit, denying the person is you and denying you owe the debt will not subject you to liability for the debt. However, the lawsuit would need to be properly answered and then would need to be properly handled thereafter to make certain it was dismissed as having been filed against the wrong person. Failing to answer the lawsuit could result in a judgment being entered against the person named...
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer I am not clear on what you are referring to as a "cc company." However, in order to file suit on a contract, you do not have to have the original. You simply need to be able to prove the terms of the contracts in accordance with Georgia's evidence code. There are other ways to prove the contract other than having an original copy.
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer Presuming they have a second mortgage, they have a right under their promissory note to file suit. I would recommend retaining counsel who can assist you with the lawsuit and in negotiating a resolution.
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