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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse for Georgia on
Q: If my mother had 4 kids and 2 have not had nothing to do with her in 10 to 15 years and she excluded them out of her

Will Stated that they should not receive anything from her estate if a wrongful death suit was filed with would they Able to get something from the reward

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 30, 2020

A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for four weeks. This sounds like a complex setting where an attorney might need to see how the pleadings were drafted to offer meaningful input. You could reach out to Georgia attorneys to discuss terms for a brief initial consult.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: I want to install a wheelchair lift in my home in place of the stairs. Is this allowable or do I still need stairs?

I am going to purchase the lift from a dealer. Have it professionally installed and enclose it. This will be for a 2 story residential dwelling. I will get it inspected. The question really is do I still have a stair requirement?

What are the laws for selling aftward

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. If you are unable to consult with an attorney on this, a Georgia architect could possibly offer guidance about where to research building codes, fire safety codes, or other applicable statutory authority. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Contractors were cutting a tree fir me, they went into the neighbors backyard and a limb from the tree they were removi

Ng struck their back, who is liable?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 8, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in such settings, the workers' comp carrier should pick up any costs of medical expenses or lost wages. If there was something that gave the worker cause for a third-party claim, that could... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: CRPS 2 diagnosis after ORIF ankle surgery. No risks/complications explained &neglected by Dr. Ankle still broke; ignored

Never signed consent form, never told CRPS could happen, recent xrays show bone still broken (radiologist diagnosed), Dr. ignored my complaints of nerve pain, procrastinated w/referral, denied wrong doing in surgery, no post care(no weight bearing, ROM or instruction), patronized by the practice... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 31, 2020

See a medical malpractice attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I am at school and snapped my tooth. I did this while eating school lunch. Can I sue the school?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 30, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you consulted with an attorney, it's likely they would ask if there was a foreign object in the food, whether you saved the object, the condition of your teeth, and the cost of dental work this caused. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I need a copy of the store video where I fell and broke my pelvis. Can a citizen get a subpoena?

I fell at a Big Lots store in June of this year. I maintain that the clerk filled the sack with too many items, making it too heavy to lift; and that I may have tripped on a mat, causing me to fall and break my pelvis. In August I started a medical payments only claim with their headquarters in... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Oct 22, 2020

I suggest serving the subpoena on the company's registered agent. That is legally sufficient. While this information may be located on line, it is provided below:

Big Lots Stores, Inc.

c/o Corporation Service Company

40 Technology Parkway South, Suite 300

Norcross, GA 30092

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Hi I was eating French fries from Walmart and there was a rock in my fry and I didn’t not know and it cracked my tooth

Is there any legal solution I can do.

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 9, 2020

Sure, this could be a suit. The problem is the damages do not sound large.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: 39y/o without my consent, a doctor put saline breast implants in me. Can I receive compensation for pain and suffering?

When I say without my consent, he told me there wasn't any way he could put implants in me. I was measured and marked for the augmentation, when I woke up from surgery, I couldn't breathe, he had put the implants in. I have irregular Heart rhythm (controlled by medication and not related... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 7, 2020

Unfortunately, the issue you describe is far too old for legal redress.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Is it considered solicitation if I hand out pamphlets with our country's amendments and constitutional rights?

In public, on the corner of an intersection. Handing out pamphlets with our country's constitutional rights, amendments, and advice on how to interact with police in certain situations. Utilization of the pamphlet would only be regarded as a reference guide to allow a person the utmost defence... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Sep 29, 2020

Were you cited? What is the Code section listed in the citation?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Georgia on
Q: I am being harassed via a drone, I need to find a lawyer in Georgia.

I have evidence and research on my own as well as PI research that advised that my underage child and I were being stalked via a drone. My findings and the PI findings were that I was being stalked for illegal medical research by a clinician girlfriend of a man I worked with. This doctor is an... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Sep 27, 2020

What was the result of your police contact? What is PI research? What is the nature of medical research?

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 Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue for significant loss of bowel and bladder functions if I was never told about a bowel obstruction that rupture

During multiple attempts to get help for abdominal pain at an emergency room I underwent several emergency surgeries because of an infection in my abdomen at one point the same doctor said he reviewed all of my previous visits and told me I had a gynecological problems that would result in me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. I'm not clear as to whether you have been trying to have local doctors look at your records for diagnostic and treatment purposes, or for evaluation of a potential med mal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I fell on wet floor headed to clock in. They wont pay because they said I had on wrong shoes and hadn't clocked in yet

What can I do to get help with doctor bills and time off work

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Aug 26, 2020

Hire a workers comp lawyer to represent you. Based on the facts provided, it sounds like you should be covered.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Settled in court for 50,000 and 100,000 per medical bills .. well my lawyer only gave me 12,000 total out of the 50,000l

He told me the rest of the money was being held because a lein was put on it .. andy medical bills were 300,000$ and policy only covers to 100,000.

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Aug 12, 2020

The result you experienced is typical. An attorney is legally required to pay any liens out of the settlement proceeds. In fact, given the amount of the medical bills it is a nod to the attorney's fine work that you were able to recover anything. It sounds as though the attorney was able to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: How can a person go from misdemeanor stalking to criminal stalking when the other party is tracking them?

This woman has hacked my husbands phone tracks his whereabouts, has people follow him. Throws feces in his clothes and infects him with a parasite, she puts the TPO out on him and she doesn’t go to jail but he gets these charges. She shows up unannounced with out an officer present.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Aug 1, 2020

It is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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 »

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