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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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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: When brake lights are on and reversing from parking space should a passing car stop?

The passing car was in the parked car's blindspot and was speeding in a residential area.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 12, 2020

Generally, the person on the roadway has the right of way. The person coming out must proceed exceedingly cautiously if they have a "blind spot."

That being said, the person on the roadway has to be cautious and if they could see red lights as from a backing vehicle would have to...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Will asking questions here negatively effect an ongoing lawsuit?

Since this is a public forum, will asking questions here, regarding an ongoing lawsuit, hurt the case or either the plaintiff or defendant involved in the lawsuit?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 7, 2020

It should not have any effects since your name and contact information is not made public. However, it is always best to discuss these matters and present any questions to your attorney. If you have not contacted or secured an attorney, it is best to do so as soon as possible.

We are glad...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Can I be sued

I sold a car to a friend but the deal was the title would remain in my name until he paid it off. I just found out he has been driving the vehicle uninsured and he has had an at-fault wreck involving other vehicles with injuries. Can I be sued?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 3, 2020

Yes, for sure. There may be a way to get out of the coming lawsuit--but you will need a really good lawyer to try it.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: My father died 22 years ago in a car accident caused by someone else. I was a minor and Nothing was pursued.

The other driver was at fault, failed to yield.

My parents were divorced and my mother did not pursue anything. I have just recently found out the details, can I do anything now ?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

Just to be sure, contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn but no, it is too late. There's a statute of limitations for wrongful death and related claims that is long over. Even if you had a claim as a minor, that would have expired on your 18th birthday or 2-3 years after that, depending... Read more »

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