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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: What court in Georgia do I file bad faith against an insurance company?

I wasn’t driving my vehicle when it was in an accident, however the police report listed the driver of the other vehicle at fault. I put the property damage claim in with her insurance and in two days it was denied without any kind of investigation, I wrote a demand letter it was rejected. My... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

You file your bad faith claim in the court where you live or the court where the insurance company maintains an office.

You can file a complaint with the insurance commissioner.

If the sheriffs cant find the liable person you can in most states arrange for service by publication....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: How can I collect my small claims settlement properly?

How can I collect my small claims settlement properly? This was a from a car accident in 2019 was put on continuance due to my being ill and then the courts were closed due to COVID19.

I won my case in court (finally) and have not heard from the defendant's insurance company or lawyer... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on May 28, 2021

Congratulations on your success in Magistrate Court. Winning is one thing. Collecting is another. Unfortunately, you have found this to be the situation in your case. Worse, there is no way at all any of us can provide any assistance to you. We always have to adapt our actions to the needs of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: We have a court order stating my ex is required to provide insurance for our kids. He quit his job-lost kids insurance.

He lives in Ky, I live in GA. He says he has to use my income to get our kids Medicaid and put it in my name, but he would pay premium. Is this considered him providing insurance for kids?

Note: he’s failed to abide by the court order in all terms.

Should I just file contempt... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on May 27, 2021

If he’s not following court orders then you should file for contempt. Consult with an attorney who can help you address these issues legally.

3 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Can I still file a lawsuit for property damage against insured if their adjuster sent a check that I didn’t agree to?

Hello I put in a claim with at fault insurance for damages to my car, they deny me in 2 days. Almost 2 months later they change it to 60%, I reject it because their client was fully at fault. A year later the person that was driving my car wins his personal injury claim for $25k, six months after I... Read more »

Chris White
Chris White answered on Mar 30, 2021

Call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: My insurance company reversed a check on my totaled car, can they do that after 90 days of the check being deposited?

I deposited the check on September 29 and they reversed the check January 7th. There is a whole lot more pertaining to this event, but I am wondering if they can do that after 90 days

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Feb 17, 2021

It is very unusual for a check payment to be reversed after such a long period of time. We would need additional information to determine why this may have occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: Greetings who handles bad faith homeowners insurance claims for a home in Coweta Co Georgia?

My sons had a water pipe break on the second floor of their home, causing major interior damage. A restoration company had done the demo work, finishing just before Christmas. Due to lack of response from the insurance co., nothing else has been done since (today is Feb. 17th). What can be done... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Feb 17, 2021

Our office handles insurance claims throughout Georgia and Florida. Two months is more than enough time for the insurance company to have made their initial determination of coverage. We are happy to speak further with you on your rights to pursue payment for this claim.

Ellaretha...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: Is it my right to see my deceased fathers will and insurance policy?

My father passed away and his wife refuses to let me see his will and insurance policy. My father left me something and I would like to know what it is.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but you await a response for four weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. At this point, you could repost your question and add the categories Probate and Estate Planning. Not all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: Can a hospital billing office refuse to contact an insurance company directly over a problem with the claim?

So my father had surgery in March to reverse is ileostomy, and the insurance company says that the provider listed on the claim was incorrect. They want the hospital billing office to contact them directly. However, the billing office simply says "we don't do that". So we are stuck... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 23, 2020

A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, one of the things you could look into is the correct information for the provider. Although any large hospital has its inhouse billing/collection operations, there... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: Cox worker parked vehicle in my driveway blocking. Would not move when asked, (Assaulted) me on property, Can You Help?

I have a question about trespassing & assault. I cox tech came onto my property parking his van, blocking my driveway. When I asked him to move, he got Aggressive and HOSTILE saying no! He was asked to move it more than 3 times.

He was "TOLD" he is now Trespassing, to get off... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Aug 20, 2020

It is best to start by filing a police report against the individual who assaulted you on your property. Secondly, it is best to contact an attorney who can assess the specifics of your circumstances and provide you with a more tailored response.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law...
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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 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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: I am a hit and run victim with pictures. Claim denied cause police asked accused to send evidence of guilt. What now?

I was driving home in the middle lane on 75 S around 4:15 pm on a bright sunny day surrounded by traffic. An OTR truck w/trailer jump in my lane. Cars around me therefore I hit the horn and brakes but could not avoid accident. As I pulled over I noticed the truck was not stopping. I sped up and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 10, 2019

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn for the County where the crash happened. They give ree consults. Sounds weird they'd ask someone to send pix--and did those pix have the same plate as the one involved?

In any event, if you weren't hurt likely small claims will be your best bet.

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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 Products Liability and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: Am I liable for a damage to the bathtub floor that broke when I was taking a shower
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 6, 2019

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, you should not be held liable, unless you did something out of the ordinary to break the floor. From the sound of it, it appears to be a structural failure that would under most any circumstances... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: if i have an email that says my claim was approved why di now have to have my claim investigated
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2019

It's hard to say without seeing the file, the type of insurance involved, and details about the loss and coverage. As a general matter, anything is possible - an inconsistency in witness statements, questions about the amount of damages, questions about how the damages arose, verifying... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: Can I use my step mother for withholding my father's life insurance if he verbally acknowledgements to give his kids to?

Can I use my step mother for withholding my father's life insurance if he had now I'll but he told his mother,father and siblings? Could we use these as witnesses?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 16, 2019

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and provide you with the options. We would need more information on the facts to provide you with guidance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: CIGNA called me. They made a mistake on my short term disability payments. They state I have to pay them back. Do I?

I applied for automatic deposit. 4payments we’re electronically deposited. I also received weekly paper checks. CIGNA states electronic deposit was done under a different persons account and deposited in my account. They say I have to pay them back the 4 payments that were electronically deposited

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 31, 2019

Yes, you have to pay back money that was erroneously sent to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: What can the state of GA do if i have a balance to a car insurance company?

I got a call from a lawyer saying they were going to report my balance to the state since i havent paid the balance in 6 months. What happens now?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 28, 2019

Contact your insurance carrier or your agent at the soonest and clear this up with them. As a general matter, state agencies do not go after people who have balances on their insurance premiums; many people pay their insurance bills on installment plans and have balances. That, by itself, is not a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: What are the current Georgia codes for insurance companies paying a claim or misrepresentation?

Accident was 4-19-19. Insured motorist under USAA claimed 100 % responsibility in complete loss of my car(27500). They have misrepresented themselves and told me to go through own insurance company. I told them no and I would like to go through USSA. No money for personal loss.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 17, 2019

I hope you are okay as a result of the accident. It's possible that what you were told does not amount to misrepresentation, although it could have been a recommendation that might not have been the best course of action for your interests. Before further time elapses, try to arrange a free... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: how do i file when the father is ordered to provide health insurance but refused?

my son is on medicaid right now but his father refuses to get him health insurance and makes more than enough to provide insurance?

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Mar 27, 2019

If the Court Order requires him to provide insurance, then your remedy would be to file a Contempt action against him.

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

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