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Q: Can I use a POA to handle an insurance claim?

I’m a roofing contractor in Georgia that specializes in storm damage to an insureds property. Can I use a power of attorney to represent the insured during the claim process to include negotiating policy provisions?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 16, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general observation of such an arrangement, some might see the potential for a conflict. For instance, you if are negotiating for the approval of a certain construction task or repair task, could someone... Read more »

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Q: what justifies a termination of a contract between two contractors after work has already been preformed mid project

Also have only been partially paid. And this is a verbal contract but i have substancial physical and mathematical evidence to prove my litigation. This is for a residental paint job about half complete

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 6, 2019

A Georgia attorney could address your question in the best possible manner because your remedies could involve elements of Georgia law. But your question remains open for two weeks. As a general manner, without regard to jurisdiction, such justification could be governed by the terms of the... Read more »

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Q: What do I need in court to prove a client owes the general contractor?

I provided contracting services and am owed over $6000. I have one day left in the job for touch ups of multiple projects and the client who was happy the entire project refused to let me come finish and is with holding the money.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 23, 2019

I do not practice in Georgia, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, the contract for the project should serve toward proving that there was an agreement for work to be performed. Additional evidence could include work specs, engineer or architect blueprints/drawings,... Read more »

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Q: If the arresting charge is dropped. Then is any evidence found in search incident to arrest "fruit of a poisonous tree"?

Hi, I was currently arrested and charged with poss. Of marijuana less than 1oz. And my brother of driving without a licence and a few more charges along with the poss. Of less than an oz.

I feel as thou this is easily resolved. I have done some homework on this.

The arresting... Read more »

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Apr 6, 2018

Could be. Need to know a little more information. Why were you stopped? Did officer claim to smell marijuana? There are other reasons to search besides search incident to arrest, and even search incident to arrest doesn't automatically allow a police officer into the car. Feel free to... Read more »

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Q: what type of lawyer do I need ? we hired a contractor company to redo the kitchen, it was a 45 day job still going...

The 45 days change to 3 months, 3 months still going, all we want them to do is fix what you mess up. We can't put the inside of the house together until they finish what they got to do. They want their money, we will pay them when they finish the job, on what they mess up. We will pay you for... Read more »

Richard Michael Gee
Richard Michael Gee answered on Aug 21, 2017

You probably need a Georgia licensed attorney with construction law experience. Look for Construction Lawyers. I would probably look for lawyers on this site and then look at those lawyers you find here who have been rated AV by the Martindale Hubbell lawyer directory near where your home is... Read more »

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Q: Who gets the left over material when the job is complete ?

I have a signed contract to supply materials and labor for $$$$$dollars to do a roof. The job was completed and there was 10 bundles of shingles left over. Whose bundles are they?

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 18, 2017

It would depend on the contract that you entered into. You should note that a contract is merely a legally enforceable agreement -- not a particular piece of paper. So even if you sign what people think of as a contract, there still might be one from emails and texts. Did those emails say, But... Read more »

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Q: What county do I list for a construction waiver and release upon payment?

On a construction waiver and release upon final payment, there are spaces at the top to list state and county. For the county, is it where I am located or where the job is located?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 7, 2015

It is probably for where the job is located.

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