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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Who should I do?

I work through a temp agency for a company. Several weeks ago I pointed out to the company that the drain on my machine was clogged and causes the floor to get wet from overflow. I fell yesterday and hurt my wrist and possibly my back. Was offered light duty work through the temp agency 45 minutes... Read more »

Christine King
Christine King answered on Apr 7, 2021

You need a workers comp. Attorney. I would call Laura Lanzisera.

404-445-6010.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: If driver caused bodily harm without insurance, then tries to fight citation with new insurance does driver get a pass?
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Feb 20, 2021

It is often the case that should an uninsured driver appear in Court and show proof that subsequent to the accident he obtained insurance, the solicitor will drop the no insurance charge. Of course, it is purely within the discretion of the solicitor if he wishes to drop the charges. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: What should I include in my response to a civil calendar call via letter?

I got a letter for a "call of the calendar of pending civil actions". It states that in lieu of making an appearance, I can respond in a letter. I am representing myself as a defendant, and my response to the plaintiff was a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. No judge has been... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Your frustration is understandable, but unfortunately, it would be difficult for an attorney to advise on something of this nature through a Q & A board. An attorney would likely want to see your file and review... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Doctors mutilated my genital area and my organs to remove trocars doctors left

Never been told I was operated on. I was to have cystoscope and was discharged with same. Pathology can’t find anything on me. My flesh and instruments must have left the hospital. No doctor will help me heal not even hospitals. Please help me.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 12, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week, and it sounds like you are in need of medical attention as well as legal guidance. I'm very sorry for your ordeal - you should reach out to Georgia medical malpractice attorneys (see the tab above "Find a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Am I within my rights to change lawyers after much dissatisfaction?

I retained a law firm almost a year ago to handle my auto accident case (not my fault). Sustained injuries that required hospitalization for three days, but still have residual effects. My attorney got a partial settlement of a small sum and I have not had much communication since. A couple of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 11, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Whether you have rights to pursue further damages could depend on the terms of any release(s) you signed. You could reach out to Georgia attorneys to review the release, statute of limitations, and other issues to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Are semi trucks allowed on airport grounds? Can I sue both airport and trucking company for its driver negligence?

Semi hit someone on airport grounds, now sue both airport and truck driver

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Feb 2, 2021

This could be an extremely complicated situation, and unfortunately there is no quick answer. Whoever got hurt will need to call an experienced personal injury lawyer. There are a great number of questions that would need to be answered, and details provided, to determine who to file suit against.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: i have question about a medication that messed up my life

i took a medication for six days and dead three time . and was on lifesupport for six days it has caused me to go on disability

Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Jan 28, 2021

Well certainly that sounds like there would be something to question both by the MD who prescribed it, the pharmacy who filled it and the manufacturer. Glad to explore the facts, but clearly you need to provide more information to me or any other lawyer to really be able to determine if there is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Is failed to file a complaint so relief can b granted in a personal injury case a bad thing. Can my case b dismissed

Im just tring to understand what this means and do i have to worry about it in my case i emailed my lawyer office but of course no response

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 18, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and time is usually of the essence in responding to motions and pleadings. What you describe sounds like it could possibly be something problematic - but still needs more information. As a GENERAL matter in ANY... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: What is first appearance of a defendant?

When a defendant files a motion for extension to answer a complaint, is it considered a first appearance of a defendant?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 16, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for a meaningful and accurate assessment, as a GENERAL RULE, filing a motion could SOMETIMES be considered an appearance. But it could also depend on the type... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: How to find out tha status of my lawsuit when complaint jas been filed and its been over 45 days and still havent heard
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Jan 3, 2021

If you know the county where the suit was filed, I suggest going to that clerk of court's website. Many of Georgia's counties have their dockets on-line. By inputting the parties' names and/or the civil action file number of your case, you can pull up the docket and see the latest.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: How is a personal injury policy of $100,000 split 3 ways and 2 people being minors
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Dec 17, 2020

Based on your question, it sounds as though the policy is a $50,000/$100,000, which is to say $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident. If so, the $100,000 proceeds may be split between three people but in no case may any one claimant receive more than $50,000. It does not matter if the three... Read more »

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?

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