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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I hit a car turning left in front of me. The cop gave me a ticket for failure to maintain a lane.

The cop said someone told them I was racing another car before the wreck so it’s my fault.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 4, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Without knowing more about lane markings, signage, or traffic control devices, it's difficult to offer meaningful input. You should consider a consult with an attorney, and learning what your insurance carrier... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Injured in a car accident as a delivery driver while at work. Was told to see WC doc now lawsuit is paying for WC costs?

Was not given option to see WC doc or my own VA doc.

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Sep 18, 2020

Hi, this is Tristan Morrison with Morrison & Hughes Law in Marietta, Georgia. When you have an on-the-job motor vehicle accident, and you get hurt, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. This is true even if you were found to be at fault for the vehicle wreck. If you were... Read more »

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Q: Can a towing company bill ins under property damage for a car overturned in a creek.

We own a towing company and the Ga State Patrol called us out on a vehicle overturned in a creek to recover and tow from accident scene. The owner of the vehicle had liabilty only. So we were going to bill the insurance company under property damage to get paid for the recovery of the vehicle.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 1, 2020

A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, if the liability policy is all that is available to pick up the tab for the tow and the vehicle owner's carrier is denying, it's possible the other vehicle is liable. See if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Ok about two years ago i purchased a car now the car had not yet been registered but did have liablity insurance. Well

Long story short lost the key and the car was hit while parked and some one had canceled insurance policwbreport was filled havebit hward a thing what to do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 31, 2020

A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Since your own policy was cancelled, you would need to look to the policy of the other vehicle for coverage of property damage. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Is there any way I can get compensation on a wreck even though they say it was my fault
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 12, 2020

This is something on which a Georgia attorney could advise best. But your post remains open for two weeks. If you have an insurance policy that covers collision damage even where you are at fault, that is one way, and you are probably already aware of that if you have such coverage. The other way... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue my auto detailer for the damage he caused on my vehicle?

I hired a auto detailer back in February and received interior steaming service to my 2014 Toyota Tundra. After the service got completed, I asked the guy if I would need to open windows of the vehicle making sure the seats and carpet get dried completely. He told me it was not necessary.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

if you have comprehensive that may cover the cost of remediation. If you paid him by credit card you should be able to get some more information. The zip code should allow you to figure if he's registered as a busienss. And yes, there are phone books.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I was hit from behind by a lady claims to be a minister in the middle of prayer meeting call on her phone what can I do

She ran me down at a red light she claimed she was having a very serious prayer meeting over her Bluetooth, I looked in the rearview mirror and saw both her hands in the air trying to catch the phone before she hit me so it was not Bluetooth she was holding her phone, now she is saying this... Read more »

Walter Gabriel
Walter Gabriel answered on May 9, 2020

What happened in the traffic court hearing does not necessarily carry over into your personal injury claim. Technically the traffic court judge didn't declare you "innocent." Instead you were found "not guilty" of the citation as charged. It may sound like a technicality,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Can I use my fiance's uninsured motorist? We've been together for over 21 years, live together, & have an 18 yr old son?

Me, our son, & my grandson were all in the wreck & I was hurt the worst, but the person responsible for wreck doesn't have enough to cove everything. I have full coverage & was never asked or offered so I assumed it was automatically included in my full coverage insurance, but to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where the wreck happened. They give free consults, and can best advise you. Each states law on underinsured motorist coverage varies. You may have other options.

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Q: Am i liable for causing an accident ? My vehicle was rear ended on the side of the interstate

My car broke down and sat on the side of the interstate for over a month. I get a phone call that someone wrecked into it and the officer is trying to make me believe that im at fault. First i did not have the vehicle towed BC I did not have the funds to do so and 2nd I have a title pawn w title... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

Pull the car off the road.

Report the car to your insurance. The other person is responsible if your car was off the road. Whether you violated a regulation by leaving it there doesn't give someone the right to plough into it if you parked it off of the road. Photos help. You can sue...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Will a judge automatically find me guilty since I made the left turn and fender was hit?

I received the 40.6.71 ticket

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

'Sorry that your post remains open. It may be a moot point by now if you already arranged a Georgia attorney to handle the matter, or if it was already heard. As a general matter, they're difficult scenarios. But there are sometimes mitigating factors - excessive speed of an oncoming car,... Read more »

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Q: if i had to get into the HOV lane to avoid an accident, can i contest a citation for being in the HOV lane?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 24, 2020

It sounds like a legitimate reason for swerving out of a regular traffic lane. You could contact a Georgia attorney who handles traffic tickets (there's a section for that here) and discuss the matter with them. You posted in Car Accidents. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: We are not happy with the lawyers we have can we change and if so will we have to go through all the medical procedures

We was in car accident june 2019 instead of separate cases they put us as 1 and the offer they gave won't cover our medical bills

Joe Kunes
Joe Kunes answered on Mar 18, 2020

If you are not happy with your lawyer(s) you can fire them by notifying them in writing, such as with a letter or email. Sometimes a lawyer can help you keep more of the settlement money for yourself by asking the medical providers to share in the costs of recovery by agreeing to reduce the bills... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was sitting at a red light and my foot slipped off the brake pedal, in doing so i bumped the car in front of me.

The police officer gave me a ticket for following too closly. Is that possible sitting at a red light?

Joe Kunes
Joe Kunes answered on Mar 18, 2020

The short answer is yes. Even though the other car wasn't moving, so technically your weren't "following" it, anytime you hit another vehicle in the rear end you generally will be cited for following too closely.

This answer is offered for information purposes only and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: We are not happy with the lawyers we have can we change and if so will we have to go through all the medical procedures

We was in car accident june 2019 instead of separate cases they put us as 1 and the offer they gave won't cover our medical bills

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Mar 15, 2020

Yes. You can change attorneys. Who you choose to represent you is 100% up to you. In terms of your second question, your medical treatments should not have to be duplicated simply because you change lawyers. In other words, in this scenario one aspect of your case should not have anything to do... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Can we change our lawyers we was in a accident in June 2019. They have NOT been working for us

The offer they made us will not cover our medical bills we will have to come out of our pockets

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Mar 15, 2020

Yes. You can change lawyers. Who you choose to represent you is 100% your choice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Asking for a friend, who was served papers filing a claim for an auto accident, with significantly incorrect info.

Asking for a friend. If being served with papers after a MVA, the documents are not correct: the dates of the accident as listed by hospital/letter from doctor with service dates is incorrect, listing of medical procedure follow up for apparent injury unrelated to claims/manner of accident are... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Mar 10, 2020

First, your friend needs to notify his/her auto insurer about the lawsuit immediately. The insurer should pay for a lawyer and pay any judgment/settlement.

Second, the factual errors may entitle your friend to several remedies including possibly a dismissal of the case. Even if they...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: My second DUI charge an accident was involved..what could my bond be
Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Feb 29, 2020

Your bond will be determined by other factors than just the charges. What court will you be going to for the bond? Was anyone hurt in the accident? How far apart are your two dui charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: If i was asked to return to scene of hit & run but only got a citation, will i go to jail on my court date?

I hit a car and notified owner of place but not vehicle. I left and got a call because someone got my tag number. I returned to the scene the next day and was givien a citation. I have to go to court so will i have to serve jail time for this? I already have 3 points on my license also. If i get... Read more »

Patrick Kunes
Patrick Kunes answered on Feb 24, 2020

A judge can sentence you for up to 12 months in jail and $1,000 fine for any misdemeanor charge. I would recommend contacting a local criminal defense attorney to get specific information about the court where the charge is pending.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I just need help I am not sure how full out a Georgia secure power of attorney form for my total loss vehicle

I need step by step instructions

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 22, 2020

your DOT office should be able to help you. The forms are usually self explanatory.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Can an accident judgement be forgiven if bankruptcy is filed? Judgement is not on my credit but is affecting my license

The accident happened when I was 16 years old. According to the police report, I was at fault. Although the other party hit me. The attorney for state farm insurance filed a lawsuit against me once I was of age and right before the statue of limitation. The judged ruled in their favor. It has been... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 20, 2020

File bankruptcy. Consult a competent practitioner to review all your options.

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