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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 »

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 »

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