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Q: I was in a car accident,Find a lawyer to take the case,But now I'm worried they not doing there job.Well it's been 2 yr

And I'm doing more calling and trying to find out about my case should I find another attorney to take my case I'm just getting a run around from them and insurance companies.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2024

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Clients are free to change attorneys, and attorneys are free to withdraw from representing clients (with several exceptions). If you do change attorneys, it's possible your attorney could assert a lien for the... View More

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Q: How much could I potentially recover if a truck accident left me disabled in Georgia? Is anyone willing to help me?

A student driver was left unsupervised and slammed into my parked vehicle. I sustained 11 spine injuries and severe symptoms.

They fled the scene before the police arrived.

The insurance company accepted liability however they thought my injuries were minor because the previous... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 17, 2024

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but you posted last week. You mention needing legal assistance. One option is for you to reach out to law firms to try to set up a free initial consult. In terms of your question of how much you could potentially recover, more information is needed about your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Personal injury claim settlement question. On the injury portion of my claim, insurer doesn't want to pay me one amount.

The at fault drivers insurance company , State Farm says they can't pay me one lump sum to settle my injury claim. They want to pay me an amount for pain and suffering and they want to pay my medical bills directly instead of paying me and letting me pay my medical bills out of the settlement... View More

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jun 15, 2024

If there is no lien, I have never heard of an insurance company insisting on paying the medical bills and the pain and suffering separately. In fact, one would think the insurance company would not want deal with the hassle of paying individual medical care providers. Simply issuing one check to... View More

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Q: Personal injury claim settlement question. On the injury portion of my claim, insurer doesn't want to pay me one amount.

The at fault drivers insurance company , State Farm says they can't pay me one lump sum to settle my injury claim. They want to pay me an amount for pain and suffering and they want to pay my medical bills directly instead of paying me and letting me pay my medical bills out of the settlement... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2024

It sounds like State Farm would like to exercise control over the payment to medical providers. Their practice of doing things this way COULD be over concerns that some claimants might negotiate with medical providers to reduce their bills - and if a doctor feels shortchanged, they'd pursue... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Insurance company state farm, is telling me I have to give them my social security number to settle my injury claim?

I have an injury claim with state farm, the at fault drivers insurance company and they are telling me that before they will settle my claim and pay me, that I have to give them my full social security number. Is this true and is this required by law if I'm not comfortable providing this... View More

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jun 15, 2024

Yes, providing your social security number is typical. The reason that insurance companies ask for your social security number is they want to confirm whether Medicare/CMS paid any of your medical bills. If the answer is yes, Medicare/CMS has a lien which, if left unpaid, can result in the... View More

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Q: what is the statue of limitation for filing damages after an auto accident?

Can damages be claimed after a settlement has been accepted?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2024

A Georgia attorney would need to advise on your question about SOLs, but your question remains open for two weeks. On your second question about claiming damages once settlement has been reached, it could depend on how the other side or their insurance carrier drafts the release. Most insurance... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: How does general damages apply my case? When it says : it may be recovered for any amount with or without proof

I was involved in a collision caused by a construction company’s trainer and supervisor , who fled the scene without exchanging proper contact information.

I sustained severe injuries, including lumbar stenosis and cauda equina syndrome, resulting in chronic pain, mobility issues, and... View More

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on May 31, 2024

Definitionally speaking, general damages are those which the law presumes to flow from any tortious (i.e., wrongful) act. There is no formula in calculating them. Ultimately, general damages (frequently referred to pain and suffering) are determined by the enlightened consciousness of fair and... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: How does general damages apply my case? When it says : it may be recovered for any amount with or without proof

I was involved in a collision caused by a construction company’s trainer and supervisor , who fled the scene without exchanging proper contact information.

I sustained severe injuries, including lumbar stenosis and cauda equina syndrome, resulting in chronic pain, mobility issues, and... View More

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on May 31, 2024

Car wreck damages are complicated, and this sounds like a serious wreck. Frankly, you should not be trying to handle it on your own. When I used to work for insurance companies, I saw them bamboozle people like you all the time (i.e. people without a good lawyer). Get an attorney. Get one... View More

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Q: Is a parked car a ‘fixed object’, and should my fine of $850 and mandatory court be less?

I rear ended a parked car in my neighborhood and was cited with striking a fixed object. I received a fine of $850 and a mandatory court date. Should my penalty be different? Is it worth bringing it up to the judge? This was in Woodstock, Ga

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 15, 2024

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks, and it's likely you already consulted with local attorneys by now. Definitions could be specific to a given jurisdiction, but a fixed object is often understood to mean something fixed to its surroundings -... View More

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

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Mar 28, 2024

Michael is correct. If your attorney has already sent a demand to the insurance company for the drunk driver, and they paid, then you can seek money from your own UM/UIM (underinsured motorist) coverage. This is insurance that you can buy (before an accident) to provide you with extra money if the... View More

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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 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

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

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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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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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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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 26, 2023

It sounds like you do. In terms of liability, it seems straightforward in your favor. You've covered the medical aspects of your injuries in considerable detail. This would be of interest to medical professionals who your attorney could consult with to evaluate the severity of your injuries. I... 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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