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Q: Its my first time in Georgia traffic court. I receive a ticket for not yielding the right of way leading to an accident

I dont want any points or no fines or reduce fines. the other car had on the turning signal like they were going into the gas station that i was coming out . Then they hit my car.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Much will depend on who was where. Even with a turn signal, they have the right of way until they turn. You guessed--it's not the greatest argument. You can plead not guilty and give it a shot.....

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Q: I was citied E671211 O.C.G.A. § 40-6-71 but not found at fault. The vehicle that hit me, hit my rear passenger side.

How can i fight this? She was speeding because my airbags exploded.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Sounds like you were not at fault. So......what do you want to fight. If you were injured, and were not at fault, contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in the County where the wreck happened. They give free consults.

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Q: Im 17 and received my first citation for improper left turn. Do I still have to go to court even if I pay the citation?

I got into a car accident which was my fault and then received the citation

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols answered on Aug 17, 2019

It depends on if the citation was the result of a car wreck. If another vehicle was involved many times the court will require you to appear in court and address restitution. However, if it is just a citation for improper left turn, then you will be allowed to merely pay the fine in lieu of... Read more »

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Q: If I am married but separated, and receive a settlement from a car accident am I entitled to give any to my spouse?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

Not in most states. Consult your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Please recommend next steps for Personal Injury case where Atty withdraws and files lien against Settlement?

I have a Personal Injury Case that has gone on f/ 2 1/2 yrs. It went to Mediation, at which my former Atty and I disagree over Doctors fees from Doctors he referred me to that are outrageously inflated. With no resolve reached at the Mediation. A week later they Respondents upped their offer 1k.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

First, if the case is in court as you have seen he has to have permission of the Court. You may object. Second, does the lien include the physician amounts? The attorney can ask for a lien but a court may limit it to a) a percentage under the contract of what he got them to provide, or the worth of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hey I have a question on used tires. Is it illegal to sell dry rotted tires?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 17, 2019

From a safety standpoint (and you can find professionals in the transportation and highway safety industry who are better qualified than attorneys to explain this), tires with dry rot can experience catastrophe failure leading to serious injury or death. From a legal standpoint, a Georgia attorney... Read more »

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Q: I left my car at the scene when I lost control & hit a tree. No injuries & damage won't be filed. Do I have to report

Vehicle left at scene to retrieve later. No claim to insurance . No injuries

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 15, 2019

You can't lie about it. So be careful what you say to the insurance company and if you are still making payments to the lender. However, I would still consult an attorney with more information to make sure you are good.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Left car at scene when lost control & hit tree. No injuries & damages to my auto only. Am I required to report?
Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 15, 2019

You can't lie about it. So be careful what you say to the insurance company and if you are still making payments to the lender. However, I would still consult an attorney with more information to make sure you are good.

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Q: Going to court for striking a fixed object, will the judge/court order a drug test? I left the scene
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

No, but leaving the scene could be a problem. I would turn the damage over to your insurance if you did the damage, make sure the person is paid, pay a fine if it it's not for leaving the scene. If it is please get yourself an attorney who handles traffic court. Leaving the scene is a serious... Read more »

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Q: If I’m stop and get hit in the back which makes me hit the person in front of me is that in violation with code 40-6-49?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

If you were hurt contact a member of the Ga. Trial lawyers Assn.

You should turn any claim the car in front makes to your insurance even though you are not at fault.

The car behind is responsible. Don't worry about code sections. Worry about your taking care of the fallout.

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Q: CAN I FILE A CLAIM FOR AN ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED 30 DAYS AGO FOR DAMAGES TO MY CAR?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Sure. The statute of limitations is well over that. The 30 days is the time within which companies have to resolve property damage claims if their insured is at fault.

However, if you were hurt in the collision, you should consult a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free...
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Q: My cousin was involved in an accident approximately 6 years ago in someone's vehicle. Other party involved in

accident had insurance through Geico. Geico obtained a judgement and had license suspended. She was incarcerated (unrelated) for two years. Had no way to pay Geico. Fast forward several years pulled over and fined for driving on suspended license, no insurance.

Since then I... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

Get another attorney. The old attorney breached the contract so you should get some money back. Don't move without an attorney But especially considering her criminal history you never want to chance it. I pray this helps.

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Q: If I am driving down the turning lane and someone pulls out of a store and hits me am I at fault?
Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jul 10, 2019

Hey we would need more information. Call a Criminal Defense Attorney or a Personal Injury attorney and they can review the police report and tell you what your options are. I pray this helps.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hit a free running dog and received a lawyer for monetary damages

Last month, my SUV hit a free running dog in our community. His owner was not watching him. I did drive legally. I did not speed and I was driving very carefully. I have drive camera can prove that. I did not report to police. Now the owner wants me to pay for the medical bill, and she hired a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

see my response to the identical post.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hit a free running dog and his owner wants me to pay his vet bill.

Last month my car hit a free running dog. I was driving very slow and carefully since there was a speed bump in front of me. The dog just run to my car from right upper corner. I did not realize I hit a dog until I saw he was injured in my mirror. I have a driver recorder recorded everything. In my... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

Make a copy of the letter, give it to your car insurance.

First, you are not responsible if a dog is running free. Get a copy of the borough code section and send a copy to your insurance company.

Do not speak further with the lawyer or the person.

Do not discuss this on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: What are the current Georgia codes for insurance companies paying a claim or misrepresentation?

Accident was 4-19-19. Insured motorist under USAA claimed 100 % responsibility in complete loss of my car(27500). They have misrepresented themselves and told me to go through own insurance company. I told them no and I would like to go through USSA. No money for personal loss.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 17, 2019

I hope you are okay as a result of the accident. It's possible that what you were told does not amount to misrepresentation, although it could have been a recommendation that might not have been the best course of action for your interests. Before further time elapses, try to arrange a free consult... Read more »

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Q: What is the maximum amount of feet that you can drive in the turning lane before making a turn?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

It depends on how the turning lane is marked. You can't enter a middle lane a half a mile before the turn, that is for certain.

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Q: Are recapped tires by Yokohama allowed? They almost cost me my life.

Had 2 blow outs in two days that damaged my car. Front an back. Almost crashed an made others run off the road because of the rubber that came off an all the pieces of my car. What can I do

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 30, 2019

Depnding on where you bought them you may have a claim for breach of the implied warranty of merchantibility. If you were injured consult a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn- for your area--they give free consults.

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Q: How do you get pictures from a camera at an intersection to prove your position in an accident?
Jeb Butler
Jeb Butler answered on Apr 24, 2019

We've looked into this for a lot of clients, and unfortunately the answer isn't very good. You see those cameras above intersections and interstates and hope that they will have a record of exactly what happened so you can prove who is at fault, but most of the cameras are live-action only. Most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Court date yrs ago that I was not aware and now I have 2 warrants. What to do to not get arrested but get new date?

Had a car accident around 2015. Received 5 misdemenaors and 1 felony charge. Went to first court date and was told that they were trying to send it to Federal court and would receive a letter for court in 6 months to a yr. Never received a new court date. Recently was working at a job that I have... Read more »

Samantha Embry
Samantha Embry answered on Apr 23, 2019

Bench warrants are issued in circumstances were (1) you failed to appear for a court date (2) failed to pay a court fine on time (3) failed to obey a court order or violated probation. The main way to get a bench warrant lifted is to appear in court - either through your attorney or in person.... Read more »

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