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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: My estranged husband has my UI going in his account, I changed pin and password and he changed again. What do I do
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Aug 13, 2020

Divorce him.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: I lived with a man for nine years he passed away and he left all of his belonging to his son in a will be he left a life

Insherency policy to me my name is the onley one on it now his son is trying to claim it .

Can he get it or half

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 11, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your loss. You could additionally add Probate and Estate Planning to your categories. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but it would have better chances of being seen in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: I was let go 1 month after my transplant was approved through our insurance. Do I have a case?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 17, 2020

It's difficult to say, based on these facts alone. It could depend on the provisions of the health care plan, whether you were working under a contract that addressed such benefits, whether Georgia law provides for options for employees to continue their health care coverage, and other... Read more »

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 Criminal Law and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Hello, My brother is held at the Atlanta airport for offense ‘fugitive from justice’. How should I deal this issue?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 13, 2019

You should contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assist you with the specifics of your brother’s case. We are glad to assist you. Contact whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: How should I be handling this? Getting my own attorney or going through the auto insurance company?

I was driving my spouse’s company car and was involved in an accident 22 months ago. I had permission to drive the car and was told by a company representative that as a spouse I was covered by the automotive insurance policy because my spouse also uses the vehicle for personal use. Yesterday I... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

It is best to consult an attorney versus going through the insurance company. An attorney will work to protect your interests, and the insurance company’s primary objective is to protect their own interests.

I wish you well.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Am I responsible for a medical bill they never billed my insurance

I received service at a ER in Florida 2017. I gave the hospital my insurance information, they billed my insurance and received payment. However, the ER doctor seems to work independent from the hospital and never billed my insurance. They claimed they sent Bills to me which I never received... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 22, 2019

It is not uncommon for ambulatory services to be billed separately from the hospital’s bill. It may be best to contact an attorney who specializes in collection services. You may be able to contact your insurance carrier for other options.

I wish you well.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: What should I do?

In 2013 I was involved in a car wreck and was a passenger, the ambulance bill was billed to me and then I faxed to the drivers insurance agency so they could pay for it since it was their fought. Now currently in 2019 the ambulance bill is still in my name unpaid and sitting in collection. The bill... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 22, 2019

Your next step should be to consult an attorney immediately. It is in your best interest. We are glad to assist you.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I received a notice of cancellation of insurance. Am I eligible for an extension if I’ve been hospitalized & unaware

I received the notice after the date of cancellation and was unable to reapply or file a written request for a review before policy was cancelled. The policy was canceled due to driving record and or claim history dating back to two accidents in 2016. Please tell me how I should go about this as I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 16, 2018

Save the envelopes! Many companies date the letters, but save the mail until they have enough for a cheap rate bulk mail. So it could have gone out days after the date on the letter. They are supposed to give you advance notice.

You want all records of your cancellation.

Notify them...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: My daddy had General libality insurance million dollar policy for his company and died of multiple myeloma cancer

multiple myeloma cancer its consider as a occupational disease what type of lawyer to get to file a claim

Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr. answered on Jul 19, 2018

You probably need a personal injury lawyer or a lawyer specializing in insurance law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Is a copy of child's insurance card considered a record in GA?

My ex and I have joint legal custody with me being primary tie breaker and him having visitation every other weekend.

I obtain and maintain insurance on the children by court order with him having to pay 65% of expenses not covered by insurance.

Is a copy of a child's... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Mar 27, 2018

Yes. It sounds like your order would require this, as is typical of most parenting plans.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: My policy is in Md I was hit in Ga.Their insurance couldnt find a policy.I have UM but dont have a police report

I took pictures and got there information myself. So the police werent called. When I filed the claim they couldn't find an active policy. My insurance is asking for the police report saying it may be required. But if they presented insurance at the time of the accident I wouldn't have... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

You are required to file a report within 30-60 days under most policies. If it's not over that file one. Second, ask DMV to have the guy's license & tags suspended. If he has a policy that should do it. Last but not least contact a member of the Md. Assn for Justice-they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: I had a auto accident trial med bills =12k. The defense mentioned to the jury I had healthcare to cover my bills.

I was told the mention of insurance declared a mis-trail. I believe the jury awarding me 1345.00 out of 12k played a part in the decision. I did not understand why a mistrial was not declared. The defense attorney was representing Progressive Insurance and it was never discussed and I this created... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 16, 2018

Your attorney should be discussing the appeal issues with you. If there was a healthcare lien then that would have been something the jury should consider. Juries may consider that if you didn't pay the total amount of the bills that someone else did so that's not a mistrial. I disagree... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Can I plead Nolo if I have already taken a defensive driving course?
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Sep 17, 2017

It is up to the Judge whether to accept a nolo plea. Taking a defensive driving class would have nothing to do with it.

For more info, check my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Due to a misunderstanding between me and my dad I was stopped for no insurance no registration took care of it same week

What do I need to say or do when I go to court

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Jun 19, 2017

Driving without insurance is a misdemeanor. The minimum fine is $200. The maximum penalty is 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Your driver's license could also be suspended. I suggest you hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Need help

My wife's brother left his vehicle at a person's house so that a flat tire could be repaired, but found out that it had been taken by a family member under the influence of drugs and who did not inform the owner of the vehicle thus did not have consent. She then drove it ending with her... Read more »

Kelly Case
Kelly Case answered on May 25, 2017

I believe you are asking if someone who took another's vehicle without consent and was involved in a serious accident, would the owner of the vehicle be liable? If that is your question, then yes, the owner could certainly be held liable under certain circumstances. There is no "yes"... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: ex husband cancelled homeowners insurance without my consent, and cashed the refund check. I was awarded the home.

the house was quit claim deeded to me and we were divorced when he did this without notifying me, is he guilty of any type of theft as I now have to resign for my insurance and take the hit for the $477 refund he was given. both of our names were still on the mortgage which is why they were both... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 12, 2017

I don't think that this would be considered the theft. Most likely, if you were granted the home, you were also ordered to pay all the costs, thereof, which would have included the insurance. If your divorce did not address who would get a refund once the insurance was transferred into his... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Hello. What is the 80% at fault policy and can I fight it?

A car hit me making an improper pass

in a subdivision. I was slowing down turning left as the other car proceeds to try and pass me on my left. The report claimed that my blinker wasn't on but it never claimed my parking brakes were on as the car was very close behind me. I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 20, 2016

It's an argument. "I think the apple is worth 80 cents. I'll give you 60 cents." Now if you were hurt contact a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free conults. Basically, if you have collision run it through your company let them hassle with the other driver.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: If a car with a FL license plate gets into an accident in Georgia with a GA resident, yet the FL insured's liability

is only $10k (as per Florida's insurance statute), does the Florida's insurance then automatically comport to Georgia's, thus making the FL's liability to $25k?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 19, 2016

Usually it does. The Florida person should check with their company. Whoever is injured should contact an attorney who is a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn.They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I got into a car accident in someone else's car. What should I do?

I got into a car accident in someone else's car. I was potentially going to purchase the car from the owner but while test driving it I rear ended a car, which in turn rear ended another. I don't have a car, so I do t have car insurance. I do however have a license. The officer on the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 22, 2016

You broke it you fix it. Why wouldn't you be obligated? He gave it to you to drive, not to run into the back of someone. You want his insurance involved. His rates will go up.Either you pay to fix it plus car rental for him, or your pay for the car.

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