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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 »

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 Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: What is the first step I need to take in helping my brother file an on the job training accident while in prison in Ga?

He was left with 70% nerve damage to ear after helping outside electrician. They both were hit with a large amount of electricity. My brother was thrown back several feet and knocked unconscious. The electrician was taken to hospital, my brother was not. He was just taken to doctor yesterday after... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 6, 2020

The best step could be for you to reach out to attorneys to determine what type of coverage he would be entitled to. Most attorneys who handle injury claims would offer a free initial consult. Some might tell you that they would need to speak with him directly, but hopefully, some would offer you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Are you the type of lawyer that handles in home health care senior abuse neglect and exploitation
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 2, 2020

Your question suggests that you're under the belief you reached a law firm. This is not a law firm; it's a forum where lawyers answer questions. If you're seeking a lawyer, you could go to the lawyer listings on this site, or you could search through your own independent efforts.... Read more »

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 Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Search person website was totally misleading. It said it might. They knew that they could not answer. False advertise

Yes I called them to find out why they said that she didn't have a driving record and that's when the lady told me it was against the law to give me the driver's license well it told me for 18 more dollars that there was a chance they could I didn't know it was against the law... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 3, 2020

The question isn't fully clear. It sounds like you might be trying to find out information on behalf of someone from an agency/organization, and they won't divulge it to someone other than the person herself or himself? If that's the case, you could try reposting and include what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: What policies exist to prevent police from using your personal information to contact you outside of official business?

I live alone in a rural area and filed a report against neighbors whose dogs have repeatedly entered my property, killing and injuring my animals. The deputy that came to my home began following me on social media the next day using information he gathered during official business to search for me... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 31, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to consult an attorney who can review and assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I get my employer to complete part on a form, send to the Long term disability insurance comp? trying for 3 mths

The ins. can't process my claim without it. Been out of work since April 2019 for a disability.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2020

Your post remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could contact Georgia employment law attorneys you find on this site, or through your own independent searches, and discuss the matter in confidence with them. Based on these brief facts, it's anyone's guess why the form has been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: What is the time frame for work comp adjuster to request independent medical examination to be done after the injury

Work comp doctors treatment with what approved, no benefits,

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Jan 9, 2020

There’s no deadline for the adjuster to schedule an IME. Speak with a workers comp lawyer ASAP to fully understand your rights and responsibilities.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Can we sue attorney who cancelled approval for medical treatment resulting in more serious injury?

Attorney controlled program for providing medical care until my husband's auto accident case settled. He cancelled 10 approved physical therapy visits almost immediately, even though we asked to have PT be a priority because the one visit he had yielded positive results. A few months later,... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 30, 2019

The circumstances of your case are unfortunate. Without more information, it is difficult to provide you with an answer. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

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

I wish you...
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