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Q: I was driving down the street and a property owner had his trash can near the roadway I hit it.

I was driving down the street and a property owner had his trash can near the road way and I hit it with my vehicle I broke my mirror

I reported it to the police, they said it was my fault.

Couple of days later I did some research and found that the property owner was prohibited... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: I was driving down the street and a property owner had his trash can near the road way n I hit it.

I was driving down the street and a property owner had his trash can near the road way n I hit it with my vehicle I broke my mirror.

I reported it to police they said I'm at fault but after doing some digging the city ordinance prohibited his trash being placed there on the incident... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 22, 2024

In order for someone to be liable for your damages, their negligence must have been the cause of the damage. Here, what you describe is that the cause is your inattention, not that the object was at the street.

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Q: If it's been 7 days since the accident with no police report, what can I do?

The Accident happened 7 days ago and I've been waiting for the police report so we can start the insurance process. It was the other driver's fault and he refused to give us the insurance info until the report came out. Driver is a 21 yr old star football player for a popular school here... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: My wife hit my parked car while I was in bed sleeping-Progressive has listed me as an active drive of my car and refuses

To Remove it from my record-driving my rate up more than it should be-the agent got angry at me because when she refused to file the claim in the beginning I had to speak to her boss who also got angry with me for trying to file the claim-so I guess they got even with me and they refuse to remove... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 15, 2024

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If the claim was reported, they made it part of the record - you could also try to learn how the claim will be treated. In some cases, carriers could deny on claims involving spouses or other family members. Good luck

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Q: I have a friend who was driving a vehicle insured for another person. Therefore; she was not listed as a driver. She was

She was injured in the accident. The Police did show up to do their report but nothing was ever said about checking her urine, blood or anything. But now the insurance company is investigating. How can they get her records from hospital and is their any way the police dept could come back now and... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In this situation, your friend should be aware that insurance companies often conduct investigations to assess liability and determine the extent of coverage. While she wasn't listed as a driver on the insurance policy, her involvement in the accident may still be subject to scrutiny.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Can you tell me what I should do about finding out who I should contact about a settlement from 2013 =2014

My granddaughter was hit by a car when she was 4 or 5 and she was given a settlement of $25,000 but she can't get it till she is 18 but we lost everything in a fire now we trying to find out who was the lawyer and about the settlement

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2024

Until you're able to speak with a Georgia attorney as to state-specific guidance, a starting point could be court records, as my colleague correctly indicates. In just about every state, minors who are plaintiffs in an accident go through a court process where their funds are placed under the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hello there I was wondering if I am liable for my stolen truck being involved in crime?

I called the police, but he didn't file stolen car report, he only gave me case number as it was stolen by the mechanic, and I think the officer thinks of it as civil case. So I cancelled the registration, and insurance, since I worry what crime might occur with my name to the truck. Will I... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

If your truck was stolen, and you reported it to the police by obtaining a case number, you have taken the appropriate steps to notify law enforcement about the theft. Canceling the registration and insurance on the stolen vehicle may be a responsible action to take, as it prevents any potential... View More

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Q: What is it when ur in a accident with muiltiple people,with different lawyers and you start ur case first but paid last
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 26, 2023

Where an attorney takes on a case with no money up front for attorney fees, and no attorney fees as the case progresses, and the attorney is paid out of what is collected, is called a contingent fee.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I was in a car accident last year Jan 2022 due to human trafficking suffering from severe anxiety disorder

I have documentation to verify I’m a human trafficking victim and I would like to supplement the police report and add my documentation so I can get the right justice I deserve

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 21, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your accident and the ordeal it has caused you. Only a local attorney would know protocols about changing reports, but if you are represented by an attorney, you should advise them of this.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was in an auto accident with no injuries. should I ask for inconvenience compensated from the insurance company?

The damage to the car and diminished value is being covered by the at fault driver's insurance company. should I ask for inconvenience compensation also?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 8, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney on state-specific insurance practices, inconvenience is generally not a class of damages in such matters in general nationwide. Depending on a policy, things that... View More

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Do I have a good case?

I was rear ended while sitting at a light. The impact cause moderate car damage, immediate neck & back pain, a concussion( continuous headache for 2 1/2 days) and aggravated my pre-existing neurological condition which cavernous ingioma which is the malformation of vessels over the brain which... View More

James Clifton
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James Clifton
answered on Oct 24, 2023

When you are rear-ended in a car, liability almost always lies with the car that struck you from the rear. Absent an exception to the general rule or negligence on your part, liability has been presumptively established against the other driver. Any accident that causes a concussion is serious.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I was rear ended. Immediately had neck pain, back pain. Have pre/existing neurological condition. Is this a strong case

I have occasion hemorrhage over brain. Accident caused light headiness, feeling of brain swelling with tightness in my face plus lips tingled. Neurologist said the rattle of brain inside skull in rear end collision cause my pre-existing condition to regress backwards. Neurological symptoms lasted 6... View More

James Clifton
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James Clifton
answered on Oct 24, 2023

Even if you have a preexisting condition, any aggravation to that condition or additional damage is the responsibility of the at-fault party. Schedule a free consultation so your medical records can be fully assessed. Don't wait too long though because the statute of limitations is 2 years for... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Are medical bills directed to deceased victim resulting from head on auto accident consider restitution ?

How about if some medical bills were paid by the deceased's group health policy and/or a portion forgiven by the hospital?

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James Clifton
answered on Oct 12, 2023

Restitution includes any expenses that result directly from the crime. Medical bills are definitely recoverable. If automobile insurance does not cover the losses, you should discuss other possible avenues to recoup the damages from the loss of a loved one. Schedule a free consultation to make sure... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: A Personal Injury Attorney, representing the plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident, has filed a complaint/lawsuit

The defendant/respondent has had the opportunity to file an answer and has done so with a MOTION TO DISMISS. My questions are these? Is the plaintiff's Attorney REQUIRED to respond to the motion to dismiss and if so is there a specific deadline to respond to that motion to dismiss (i.e. 30... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 3, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week, and time is generally of the essence in motion practice in any jurisdiction. Court can dismiss, but that could depend on the court and the motion. It looks like you may be represented by an attorney. If that's the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: When a Personal Injury Attorney (motor vehicle accident) files a complaint/lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiff...

and the defendant/respondent has had the opportunity to file an answer and files with a motion to dismiss, is the plaintiff's Attorney required to respond to that motion to dismiss? And if yes, does the Attorney for the plaintiff have a certain deadline to respond to that motion to dismiss... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Sep 27, 2023

An attorney should respond, though it is possible there might be rare reasons no to.

The court might automatically dismiss the case, or part of the case, for a failure to oppose.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Someone hit me kept going I had 3 passengers in my car who was injured I have insurance what are my options
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Sep 25, 2023

Assuming you did not cause the wreck, you and your passengers have what is known as an uninsured motorist claim. While such a claim exists under Georgia law, that does not necessarily mean there is compensation available under your policy. The key is whether your policy has uninsured motorist... View More

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Q: Someone hit the back of my car at a Chick-fil-a drive-thru and that person fled the scene. How can I get my $500 back?

I took a picture of the back of the other person's car, as well as filed a full police report. I have not had any luck finding someone to help me resolve this problem. I had to pay a $500 deductible for the damages this guy had caused. All for food! He is costing me $500 for my food!!!! I need... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 17, 2023

You can sue the individual who damaged your car for the entire cost of repair and loss of use. Your own insurance company will be subrogated to any recovery to the extent of what it paid.

Very small claims like this are perfect for your local small claims court. You shouldn’t need an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I have uninsured motorist coverage on my car here in Georgia. My car was stolen today. I have no comprehensive coverage.

Will I be able to recover anything for the loss of my vehicle under my uninsured motorist coverage. My car was driven away from my home by the thieves. Technically they were not insured to drive my car. The police are not optimistic about me getting the car back. How do I proceed with my insurance... View More

James Clifton
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James Clifton
answered on Aug 13, 2023

If you do not have comprehensive coverage, you likely will not receive any compensation from your insurer as it covers theft and vandalism.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: is it illegal to drive with my right brake lamp out?
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Aug 13, 2023

Yes. You are subject to being stopped as well as citation.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Injury claim issues: Privacy breach, delayed subrogation, negligence. What legal recourse? Statute of limitations?

I recently experienced an auto collision and filed a bodily injury claim with the 100% at fault parities Insurance. However, the adjuster's communication has been lacking, and they failed to address important direct questions about the settlement offer. There were delays in receiving... View More

James Clifton
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James Clifton
answered on Jul 26, 2023

The insurance company has a duty to act in good faith when administering a claim. Georgia Code § 33-4-7 establishes that an insurer “has an affirmative duty to adjust that loss fairly and promptly, to make a reasonable effort to investigate and evaluate the claim, and, where liability is... View More

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