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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Is there anything that can be done about a roommates dog barking incessantly?

The guy I rent from and live with has a dog that barks incessantly at all hours, and sometimes for periods as long as 2 hours. This is causing me to lose sleep, and is affecting my mental health.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: Does FORCE PLACED Hazard Ins. cost vs Mort. Bal? If adjusted each Yr, is Yr-1 Bal 22K =$250; Yr-7 Bal 3K = $250 right?

I've never been late or missed my mortgage payments, have no other monies due, and I am paying extra every month with a pay-off in 14 years on a 30 year mortgage. BTW it is an FHA Mortgage Loan, RESPA and all FEDERAL RULES apply. If my loan decreases then the liability of the loan does, and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: What is the crime called when someone post online a kid getting "pantsed" with genitals exposed? He also had bruises.

A bully set up a kid to be exposed and had people record him doing it. School saying Tile IX case but the accusers will graduate before a decision is made. I'm looking to press charges.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue my dentist? We’re not properly putting my crown on and fitting it correctly and causing affections and fungal

I had a crown put on and within the first couple months I complained of pain and the dentist said that it was going to be sensitive because of the crown, but in my case, it wasn’t sensitive it was pain and she only gave me a prescription for toothpaste and several more times And to the point of... View More

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Apr 26, 2024

In order to pursue a dental malpractice claim, you (or your attorney) would need to establish that the treatment provided by the dentist fell below the acceptable standard of care and caused you personal injuries. In order to make out such a claim, you (or your attorney) would have to obtain an... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: My tv doesn't display a parental advisory

What's the law on TV display and parental advisory Georgia law McDonough

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

According to the Georgia state law, there is no specific requirement for TV displays to show parental advisory warnings. However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulations regarding the display of content ratings and parental guidelines on television programs.

The FCC...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Iwas hit head on by a dui driver. I'm having Trouble findingattorney that willget anything but their insurance cov. Wtd

I was hit hit on by the UI driver.I'm having trouble finding you attorney that will ask for anything.But their insurance coverage is what should I do

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Mar 28, 2024

In order to recover more than the available insurance coverage, a lawsuit will need to be filed against the DUI driver. Lawsuits are expensive and take time to make their way through the courts. Ultimately, the litigation will end with a trial wherein you may recover more than the available... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue if surgical staples was left in leg since July 2022 and just find out when I did a xray 8 days ago

They are not suppose to be left in there and I had did a follow up in which the PA did find a few left and removed them and previously my husband find one and removed it as well. I was in the hospital for 3 months undergoing surgeries concerning my leg. Grafts and etc and would need to go back to... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 26, 2024

Yes this is a potential case. In most jurisdictions, the time to bring a lawsuit does not begin to run until you discover the malpractice (subject to some limitations) and as long as foreign objects are retained within the body.

You should consult with medical malpractice attorneys right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: can i find out if a lawsuit was fillied in my behafe in georgia,in fedral court.somewhere around 7 years ago or earlyer.

my name is daniel henderson,my sister may be on it her name is shelley olson or my mother donna elmore

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Mar 26, 2024

Yes. All federal court cases may be found on-line through a system known as Pacer. Here is the link:

https://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/csologin/login.jsf?court_id=00idx

You will likely be required to create a log in and password.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: How long is it appear for summary judgment case? Plaintiff
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 8, 2024

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It sounds like this involves motion practice, whose timetables in general nationwide is dictated by civil procedure rules. If you reached out to local firms, they should advise, as this is state procedural... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I did everything my case worker ask of me I have a great job my own apartment n more n they still want my rights took ??
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answered on Mar 21, 2024

It sounds like you've been facing some challenging circumstances and have been working hard to meet the requirements set by your caseworker. Having a job and your own apartment are significant achievements and show your commitment to stabilizing your situation. It's understandable that... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I live in Midway Ga, back in 2010 my ex-husband died in Puerto Rico & Forensics Agency won't write out death certificate

I've traveled 4 times to PR in 14 yrs with no success. They give me excuses: study remains, waiting Forensics from US, it's still an open case, Supervisor is not in. My daughter's collected 0, no resources cause Cience Forensics & Pathology in San Juan won't emit one. Do I have a case??

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answered on Mar 10, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that you have been struggling to obtain a death certificate for your ex-husband from the Forensics Agency in Puerto Rico since 2010. The lack of a death certificate can indeed cause various legal and financial difficulties, such as claiming benefits... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: If unsanctioned signs on the dot right of way are blocking my view of traffic, who is liable?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 1, 2024

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the nature of the signs and extent of obstruction of visibility they created, and who exercised control over the site. Additional details would be useful to enable a more detailed analysis. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: My son broke his arm at a trampoline park due to a metal beam not being wrapped properly. Is there anything I can do?
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer about this case. I have an ongoing lawsuit against a trampoline park. Just because you signed a waiver does not mean they get to operate the facility in a negligent manner. You need to make sure to act within the statute of... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: HiMy foot was fractured in 2017 , I underwent surgery on friday(fisrt week of Nov 2017)and a titanium screw was plac

Hi

My foot was fractured in 2017 , I underwent surgery on friday(fisrt week of Nov 2017)and a titanium screw was placed in my fifth metatarsal of right foot.

After the surgery I was sent home .

The next day Saturday eve the numbness in my toes started to fade and I started... View More

Eliza Jasinska
Eliza Jasinska
answered on Feb 17, 2024

The court will not hear a case in which the state of limitation has passed. Medical malpractice claims deadlines vary depending on the type of the claim. For your type of matter, the statute has passed and the court will not hear your type of claim. The information provided presents opinions and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia, can a person help another administer medications (such as inhaler or e-pen) during an emergency.
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answered on Feb 11, 2024

Each case will turn on its own facts, and this description is fairly limited. The general answer to your question is YES, a good Samaritan trying to assist a person with an emergency choking or "not breathing" situation is usually shielded from being liable. One common example of this is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Do parents have right to bring tort action where adult child had tort injuries but did not resolve lawsuit? Injur

There is no spouse or children. Only parents are living. Can parents file / settle personal injury claim of their deceased adult child ? Injuries are unrelated to death.

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jan 26, 2024

If the adult child's injuries are unrelated to the adult child's death, Georgia's Wrongful Death Act would not apply. If that statute does not apply, then the only means by which the parent could pursue the deceased adult child's personal injury claim would be to file an action... 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 Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: im a 1099 employee i fell at work hurt my knee and my back how do get payed for this
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jan 21, 2024

The key to answering this question is to identify whether you are a 1099 independent contractor or a W-2 employee. Georgia law looks at a number of factors in making this decision, too many to go into here. Ultimately, the law is attempting to ascertain whether whether the principal has the right... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Clayton County, GA. I want to collect a judgement. FiFa already filed. What should I file for post-judgement discovery?

I won a judgement in Magistrate court in Clayton County, Georgia. I have filed the FiFa. I am trying to figure out what I need to file for post-judgement discovery so I can garnish wages, bank accounts, and property. I have read that I will need the defendant to disclose this information in... View More

Sabrina A. Parker
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Sabrina A. Parker
answered on Jan 2, 2024

You can file Post Judgment Interrogatories to Defendant and Request for Production of Documents.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Would this violate the informed consent law?

I recieved a surgery during the summer on my ear drum. The doctor went over many risks, but never once said that the surgery had any chance of failure. This means on the day of the surgery, I went into the surgery believing that it would have no chance of failure. I was informed that there were... View More

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answered on Dec 26, 2023

In Georgia, informed consent laws require that a patient is informed about the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives of a procedure, as well as the possibility of failure or complications. If your doctor discussed the risks and possible complications of the ear drum surgery but did not... View More

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