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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Is there an impact for plaintiff attorneys when a hospital discounts a patient's bill 100%?

A patient goes into the hospital for emergency surgery* and is discharged ~2 months later. The hospital discounts the 800K hospital bill 100%.

I understand the part about needed to contact a malpractice attorney in the area, but I'm actually looking for answers that explain the... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Jun 18, 2020

The short answer is no. It does not matter the hospital did with the bill.

To win a medical malpractice claim, the injured person must prove a professional health care provider's treatments departed from the standard of care met by those with similar training and experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I order a salad from a local restaurant and as I was eating and bit down on hard piece of metal and broke my dentures
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 17, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, these can be difficult cases because the damages are often limited to dental repair/replacement services, and those can sometimes be out of proportion with litigation costs. One option is to contact... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Georgia Law, how likely is a lawsuit to follow through for a 2 year old car accident which was handled by the insurance

plantif in this case told the emergency services they were fine when they arrived , refused to share insurance information and was uncooperative

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 10, 2020

Because you are writing from Florida, you post is being viewed by attorneys who subscribe to Justia posts coming out of Fla., so the odds are against your post reaching a Georgia attorney. Only members of the Georgia Bar may opine on a matter of Georgia law. However, the question of "how... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: What rights do i have renting a room in a private residence?

We had entered an agreement that i would be working from home and now its been 2 months of heavy loud construction here and my quality of life has significantly diminished. Also ive recently found out i likely have a disability being unable to process high volumes of sensory input and before the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 2, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. A Georgia attorney would be in the best position to advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. The things that you describe, in terms of construction noise or clocks, are really more in the territory of a landlord-tenant attorney than a personal injury... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I was in Winn Dixie, and slipped and fell in human feces, hurt my knee pretty bad how much is my settlement claim worth?

As I was walking back from the bathroom in WinnDixie, I slipped and fell to the ground hitting my knee very hard during the fall. When I got up I realized I had slipped and fell because of feces laying in the middle of the aisle. It was all over my foot as well. I have a deep contusion on my right... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on May 18, 2020

The value of your claim is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, the seriousness of your injuries, the permanency of your injuries, the nature of your treatments, the amount of your medical expenses, the amount of your lost wages, and pain and suffering. Until you... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: If I work for an employer and I go into a building and fall threw the floor injuring my ribs. Can I sue
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on May 12, 2020

You absolutely may file a claim but the person or party against whom that claim is filed will depend on the specific circumstances of your injury. If your employer was the negligent party which led to your fall, you may file a workers' compensation claim but you will not be able to sue your... Read more »

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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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Q: I need to talk to a lawyer about unlawful termination from Emory Johns Creek medical in 2019 over Getting terminated

Yeah they stated that I was abusing substances and diverting medications yet never could show me any kind of paperwork or proof and there’s tons of safeguards so I know that there’s not anything that they had against me one because I didn’t do it and two they reported me to the board of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 25, 2020

At this point, you might be better off reaching out to attorneys to discuss your matter instead of waiting further for a reply. You're looking for an attorney and this isn't really a referral service; it's only a Q & A Board. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: i need an attorney in Georgia who can assist with a personal injury. I was infected with infective urethritis and hsv1.

I have been depressed, harassed, taunted and he has gone to people and lied about the fact that he is doing this. He has slandered, libel, intentional injured, its on tape as well that he admitted and does not care.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 23, 2020

Sounds like it was a person you are acquainted with. The problem is even if you sued them you probably wouldn't see any money if he has no money to pay with. If he was a medical person attending to you that would be different. You may be able to press an assault charge if he knew he was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Does 51-12-14 unliquidated damages act require plaintiff atny to send a copy of the demand for settlement to the insured

In order to collect interest from the date of the demand to the date of trial verdict?

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Apr 23, 2020

Yes. There is a Georgia Court of Appeals case which provides "a demand sent by certified mail to the insurer alone as notice to both insurer and insured does not comply with [O.C.G.A. 51-12-14's] plain language and does not authorize prejudgment interest on unliquidated damages in a tort... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: State of Georgia, may I file on Monday, personal injury statue of limitation ends on the Sat. They'reSelf Insured/Good

( History:January 2018 radiation for lung cancer). Incident April 2018 I suffered swollen left foot/left fracture scapular Spring2019 brain aneurysm discovered also evidence of cancer Oct2019, Stroke 2019 Jan2020COPD

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Apr 20, 2020

If the last day for a statute of limitation falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, you have through the following Monday. Of course, because of the current pandemic facing Georgia (and the world), the Honorable Harold D. Melton, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, extended the statute of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Who is liable if a child knocks unlocked car out of park in neighbor's driveway and causes damage?

Is child's parent or owner of unlocked car liable?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 14, 2020

Parents could be liable as a GENERAL legal premise, but it can also hinge on elements of state law. States apply their own standards as parental liability arises (statutory liability of parent, liability arising out of negligence, or other theories). You'd have to check with a Georgia attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Communications Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: What can I do about the place where I’m staying there’s some discrepancies, my belongings are being missed placed

I just need to know what do I do or what can I do about it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 11, 2020

Your post includes Personal Injury as a category, but there did not appear to be any injury-related issues in the brief description. In terms of the discrepancies with belongings you describe, it might be helpful for an attorney to know more information - were these discrepancies in connection with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Can an inmate be held in prison without an institutional file? If no what kind of lawyer would one need?

Inmates institutional file was lost and he can not take classes he need to take to parole out because of this.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 6, 2020

What kind of lawyer? A criminal lawyer would be the best bet. You could try reposting your question there (and leave off Contracts and Personal Injury), you could try contacting a lawyer you find here or on your own, or you could see if the State Bar of Georgia has resources that might be helpful.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Six months ago I was shocked in my ear by a blu phone I’m having issues now with my head
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 1, 2020

A Georgia attorney would be able to advise best, but you await a response for two weeks. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering if you would have rights arising out of the incident, it sounds like it would be a difficult case. Considerable time has elapsed since the event that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a private pond. What can I do to notify others and legally protect myself in the event a trespasser gets injured?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

Legal measures could consist of checking existing insurance coverage, providing adequate notice in the way of warning signs, and checking local ordinances. Safety measures could consist of fencing (if feasible, based on size of pond), grill or cover (if pond is small enough), safety equipment such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: My apartment has locked my rental portal to pay is going to a payment center and that is putting my daughter

My apartment has locked my rental portal to pay my rent and are saying the only way I can pay it is to go into a payment center however that is putting my daughter and I at risk for covid-19 and I would like to know what are my options in terms of suing or forcing them to unlock the account

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 26, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could try reposting in the Landlord-Tenant section, or you could directly contact a Georgia L-T lawyer you find here on this site (Find-a-Lawyer, above), or one you find through your own independent search. You're in the Personal Injury section and your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: If the Georgia courts are guilty for punishing a child victim and the court abandoned and covered up thier negligence

And then hendered the victims rights to Justice. How can any statute be valid for the civil suit against the state

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 22, 2020

What statutes apply in a civil suit are going to be fact dependent on your individual circumstances. If you are considering filing suit against a governmental agency, you should consult with a civil rights attorney.

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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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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 »

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