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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hi, I am a 20 year old and cant afford a lawyer for a summons and don't have much money at all.

I was uninsured in a vehicle but needed to work in the pandemic, I live by myself and have been since my mom threw me out at the age of 18. I have been working low income jobs and have struggled to survive everyday. At one point I was homeless due to financial struggles. What should I do? I am... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2021

A Georgia attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for a week. Your situation is a difficult one, and is really needs a more meaningful response than a brief textbox answer. You could look into legal aid society/pro bono services. However, those organizations tend to handle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: how will you be charged
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If a car accident resulted in a criminal charge (or traffic violation), attorneys in those areas (Criminal Law or Traffic Tickets) would be able to advise better than accident attorneys, who are more involved with... Read more »

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Q: One of my employees had a accident in my company vehicle and totaled it out. Legally what can u sue him for?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 1, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Unless there are details not mentioned here, there should not be a need to sue him. The vehicle's insurance should cover the loss if he was authorized to use the vehicle. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Do I have to provide the defendant with my evidence when they’re served?

I filed a claim online against an insurance company, and provided evidence with my claim. The claim was accepted and now I’m seeking a process server to serve the register agent of this business.

My question is when I have the person served do I have to also provide them with the... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 27, 2021

Why don't you have a lawyer representing you? Is this a case of supposed no insurance by the at fault driver?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was passing a vehicle in the left lane bobtail semi truck .4th of July 12:30 at night stayed a little to long in lane

I am a safe driver there was no traffic in front or behind in that lane or would as always moved over. I'm 65 years old and this is my lively hood should I fight the ticket or not .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 12, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There's no point losing further time reposting under Traffic Tickets. You could reach out to traffic ticket defense attorneys in the Atlanta area if you haven't already done so. See the tab above -... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: I was in an accident, the police officer could not determine who was at fault (although it was evident).

I took this to small claims court to prove that I was not at fault and won my case. This accident happened in 2019 and I was diagnosed with cancer a month afterwards.

I had to request several contingencies due to radiation, chemotherapy, physical therapy and recovery time. During this time... Read more »

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols answered on Aug 11, 2021

They're going to try and scare you into accepting a lower amount of money by threatening to appeal.

You need an Attorney who will represent you in the appeal. Otherwise they will appeal the case a demand a jury trial.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: I was in an accident where an 18 wheeler ran a Stop sign running me off road. He ran. Will my insurance go up? Not at f

The 18 wheeler left the scene to avoid repercussions. The accident was ruled not at fault. Will my insurance go up as a result? The damage was around $3300 charged to my insurance with a diminished value claim as well.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 2, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But ANY attorney might not have a universal answer because the way these are treated can vary by carrier. It's in your favor that you were not the at-fault driver so far as liability goes - that would be more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Products Liability, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: how do i go about getting damages to my vehicle fixed or at least compensated?

If i were the victim in a hit and run accident, and made a police report at the scene and whom they later arrested

P. Charles Scholle
P. Charles Scholle answered on Jun 29, 2021

I’m glad to hear they found the hit and run driver. There should be an amended accident report from the resulting arrest with the driver’s information and their insurance company. You can file a claim against their auto insurance carrier to get compensated for your vehicle and injuries as a... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Do Recklessness falls into intentional tort? If the driver was driving while being high but was careless?
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Jun 22, 2021

The short answer is no. Intentional torts require the wrongdoer (known as the tortfeasor) to do something on purpose. A person who is driving high does not intentionally try to get in a car crash. Accordingly, while driving under the influence is certainly reckless behavior, it is not an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: What court in Georgia do I file bad faith against an insurance company?

I wasn’t driving my vehicle when it was in an accident, however the police report listed the driver of the other vehicle at fault. I put the property damage claim in with her insurance and in two days it was denied without any kind of investigation, I wrote a demand letter it was rejected. My... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

You file your bad faith claim in the court where you live or the court where the insurance company maintains an office.

You can file a complaint with the insurance commissioner.

If the sheriffs cant find the liable person you can in most states arrange for service by publication....
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Q: When involved in a accident hitting someone else’s property I am only obligated to pay what is damaged correct?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 30, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Yes, you're correct. That basic premise is applied nationwide. But there could often be more to it. Some factors to consider include whether one side concedes liability, to what percentage they do, whether the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: If a bystander took pictures of an accident scene with fatalities shouldn't the accident scene have been secured better?

My brother died in a horrible car accident where another person lost their life as well. Someone managed to take pictures of the scene & sent them to an ex of his who in turn sent them out again through fbook & sent them to me. These pictures graphically show my brother in the vehicle still... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on May 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there is no cause of action against anyone for securing the scene. It is up to the first responders and police to investigate and preserve all evidence that they can. It gets into a really slippery slope if the bystander may have gotten there before the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Driving to a two way lane is there a speed limit to them? Because someone hit my car pretty hard.

I was trying to go to the two way lane and there was a 4 way light ahead that she was trying to turn left, it was about 500 ft. Where she hit me There was traffic so I was driving slowly to the Middle Lane she was in-patient because she said she was late for work. But the cop said it was still my... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on May 13, 2021

Under GA law the person making the left turn should always yield to oncoming traffic. See if you can find a good traffic ticket attorney in your area to fight it in court. You can dispute this as officers are not always correct. Also make sure you file a claim with her insurance and tell your... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: My daughter was in an accident, 3 weeks ago, her lawyer is stating that medical costs being left open is not a thing.

My Daughter was in an accident in GA. She is currently dealing with 2 fractured discs in her back, a fractured elbow and blurry vision. Her lawyer is stating that there is a $130k pool for the 3 occupants and that medical being left open for future issues related to this " Is not a thing"... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on May 13, 2021

Your lawyer is correct. Following an accident, the insurance company will make one payment to settle your daughter's case. Out of that one payment by the insurance company, all expenses will need to be paid including attorney's fees, cases expenses, outstanding liens, medical bills, etc.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Construction Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: If a construction company had a bucket above barrels in my lane an the bucket hit my mirror who's at fault

The officer's report said I misjudged distance but a vehicle was next to me an was as close over as I could get I never hit the barrel's so what's to misjudge the lane should have been closed if to narrow to pass

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 6, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could be a situation where fault is seen by a court on both sides. A Georgia attorney might be able to offer deeper insight in terms of the construction site and its practices in stacking barrels and buckets in that... Read more »

Q: my car caught fire today at my workplace, I believe it was an electrical fire due to a recall on the 2017 NissnSen
Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Apr 28, 2021

I'm sorry to hear about your car. If you were injured while working, then you have a workers' compensation claim. If the injury was serious, you should speak with a lawyer to bring your claim immediately. If you were not working, but you were seriously injured, then you will need a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Hello, why is it illegal to have custom tags on custom plates in Georgia? Is it who gets the money based on § 40-2-60.1?

I am unable to find the answers explicitly stating why you can only have a custom tag i.e. something like CSTOMTG on the plain white plate instead of on the other sponsored plates through other agencies and organizations. I've heard several people say "because it's state law" or... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on Apr 27, 2021

Personalized plates in Georgia are known as Special license Plates or Prestige License plates. You have to submit aMV-9B form to the Georgia Department of Revenue. Your on the right track as far as who gets the money.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was in a minor car accident. I was at fault and was unaware that my insurance was expired. Police was called. I gave t

I gave the police my insurance info. I did not receive any tickets. The other driver contacted me and told me my insurance was expired. I offered to pay for the minor damages and the driver stated he was going to press charges against me for no insurance and ask the police to give me a ticket for... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 26, 2021

Yes, the driver can do that. The police have the discretion whether or not to proceed with issuing you a citation for no insurance. Depending on whether or not you dispute if your insurance should be expired, you may want to contact a personal injury or contract lawyer to review whether or not... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I have had 3 auto accidents in the last 2.5 years. The last two I was not at fault, and the first going to court over

I was originally injured in the first wreck but never thought it would be anything lasting, so I didn’t seek treatment because I only had liability insurance and they were saying the wreck was my fault even though I disagree and am waiting to go to court. I was then rear ended and side swiped and... Read more »

Christine King
Christine King answered on Apr 1, 2021

I am so sorry you are going through this. It can be difficult to distinguish injuries from accidents that are so close in time. This is not something you can do on your own, you will need an experienced attorney who can help you sort through the medical records and the injuries suffered from... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Can I still file a lawsuit for property damage against insured if their adjuster sent a check that I didn’t agree to?

Hello I put in a claim with at fault insurance for damages to my car, they deny me in 2 days. Almost 2 months later they change it to 60%, I reject it because their client was fully at fault. A year later the person that was driving my car wins his personal injury claim for $25k, six months after I... Read more »

Chris White
Chris White answered on Mar 30, 2021

Call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

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