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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: If driver caused bodily harm without insurance, then tries to fight citation with new insurance does driver get a pass?
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Feb 20, 2021

It is often the case that should an uninsured driver appear in Court and show proof that subsequent to the accident he obtained insurance, the solicitor will drop the no insurance charge. Of course, it is purely within the discretion of the solicitor if he wishes to drop the charges. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was a passenger in a bkseat of a vehicle on Sat nt & I had my support dog with me, we both were in shock

We both urinated and had bowel movement & now he is scared to death to get in a vehicle, I didn't go to the er due to being unsanitary & in shock. Now I can't hardly breathe in, my chest plate is injured, I can't hardly move my right arm up to my breast plate.

My RT... Read more »

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Feb 12, 2021

It sounds like you had a serious car accident that was not your fault. Given your injuries, you need to consult with a personal injury attorney immediately.

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Q: Will you get in trouble if you try to report a car accident later? Like a month? The woman who hit me is now not respond
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 4, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, under most ordinary circumstances, the person won't get into trouble criminally. But they could be confronted with questions as to why they waited three weeks to report an accident if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Are semi trucks allowed on airport grounds? Can I sue both airport and trucking company for its driver negligence?

Semi hit someone on airport grounds, now sue both airport and truck driver

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Feb 2, 2021

This could be an extremely complicated situation, and unfortunately there is no quick answer. Whoever got hurt will need to call an experienced personal injury lawyer. There are a great number of questions that would need to be answered, and details provided, to determine who to file suit against.... Read more »

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Q: How do i find out whats goin on in my personal injury case if i filed a complaint 45 days ago

Filed a complaint over 45 days ago how do i find tha status of my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 17, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You filed your complaint 45 days ago. If that means you purchased an index number, another question might be when did you serve the other party? Only a Georgia attorney is qualified to advise on the state rules of civil... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: In taking a left coming out of Apt onto a break in divided highway. Can a car taking a left sit in the break in highway

And wait for traffic to clear or must they wait until all lanes are available to travel

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As general traffic doctrine in most jurisdictions, the vehicle entering the main road (from what appears to be an apartment driveway, based on your description) owes right-of-way to vehicles already traveling on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: How to find out tha status of my lawsuit when complaint jas been filed and its been over 45 days and still havent heard
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Jan 3, 2021

If you know the county where the suit was filed, I suggest going to that clerk of court's website. Many of Georgia's counties have their dockets on-line. By inputting the parties' names and/or the civil action file number of your case, you can pull up the docket and see the latest.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: How is a personal injury policy of $100,000 split 3 ways and 2 people being minors
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Dec 17, 2020

Based on your question, it sounds as though the policy is a $50,000/$100,000, which is to say $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident. If so, the $100,000 proceeds may be split between three people but in no case may any one claimant receive more than $50,000. It does not matter if the three... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Car insurance company totaled my car out, but only wants to pay for the rear end damage. Their client is at fault.

Their client was charged with hit and run, DUI, following to closely. He was arrested. He was at fault 100%. My daughter who was driving my car and a witness drove behind the hit and run driver to try to get him to stop the company vehicle he was driving. He then made a complete sudden stop, which... Read more »

Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Dec 8, 2020

Normally, When some is hit from behind it is the person that follows behind fault. The statute is referred to as following too closely. HOWEVER, if you have witnesses who can show that the person in front improperly stopped in the roadway (another statute) and thereby caused the accident then you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: When a claim has been submitted how long is the review process if other party was given a citation?

Insurance company is state farm

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 4, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on the citation. If it was for something administrative, it could be insignificant. If it was for an operational violation such as "following too closely" or "failure to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was subpoenaed for jury case as a defendant for a car accident from a year ago.

I did not receive the subpoena until a few days ago and it says i have to reply within 30 days. Yet these days have expired. How do you think i should move forward in this manner

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Nov 3, 2020

I would call the court and explain that you just received the notice. The mail has been very slow lately. The hearing has likely been postponed or dismissed anyway but you should call and find out. Have the subpoena ready when you call.

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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
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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