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Michael G. Geoffroy
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  • Me & my 2 children were in a auto accident.. The claims representative gave me an offer. Does this sound fair?

    She has offered to pay the girls medical bills. They equal $6015 & they pay medicaid directly.. She would also cut me a check for $750 each child & that would equal $1500..As for mine my hospital bills they equal $16,000 & she would cut a check fo...

    Michael’s Answer

    You need to counter offer, but you need to do so with the help of a personal injury attorney. The attorney can help you get more money, find other sources of insurance coverage and make sure all medical providers, Medicaid and others are paid back so you don't get a surprise bill later. I work with clients in your situation by giving you credit for what you have negotiated yourself and only taking a fee on any amount above your own offer. Find an experienced personal injury lawyer near Rincon who will do the same, you do so through Avvo. Good luck.

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  • How much can I expect to receive for bodily injury. A policy holder ran a red light admitting she was on her cellphone .

    Total my car ... head bump with soft tissue neck sprain

    Michael’s Answer

    It will depend on the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and the harms and losses you suffered. The cell phone issue is an aggravating circumstance, but without the help of a good personal injury lawyer, you will not attain full value for that fact. It is important to note that cell phone use does not justify punitive damages under Georgia law. I highly recommend you contact an attorney in your area, you can do so easily through Avvo. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  • Am I entitled loss of use money's for my boat which was being towed by my vehicle and hit by another at fault driver?

    The at fault drivers insurance is covering damages to boat and trailer , but I have been without the boat for a month and the parts are 5 weeks out for delivery and installation .

    Michael’s Answer

    You can recover all actual damages you suffered. It could be difficult to calculate the value of lost recreational use. If you did rent a boat to replace your boat while you were waiting for a replacement, that could possibly be recoverable, it would depend highly on the facts. I recommend you contact an attorney through Avvo.

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  • I was in a 3 car collision. I was the lead car of 3.

    The last car pushed the second car into my vehicle. I and the second car was already sitting still waiting on another accident to clear. The last car was the only one to receive a violation. As far as responsibility I am guessing it all falls on...

    Michael’s Answer

    It very much depends on the facts of your case. The last car is at least partly responsible to someone if their careless act caused the first collision. But the second car may also be to blame if they were following you too closely. I recommend you consult a personal injury attorney in you area to see what you should do to fully recover. Avvo is great place to start your search. Good luck with your recovery.

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  • I am in need of a lawyer to help me with a fall that i had that the store said they are not responsible for because of the time

    frame that the spill was there b4 I fell. I have nerve damage due this fall and need help with the medical bill because of it.

    Michael’s Answer

    The store is looking out for themselves and not taking responsibility for their actions. You are correct that you need an attorney is this instance. It is very unlikely the store will ever take your claim seriously until you hire an attorney.

    Slip and fall cases depend heavily on the exact facts that happened in your case. Here in Georgia, the store has a duty maintain a safe, clean premises to a degree of reasonable care, but shoppers also have a duty to avoid obvious hazards. Contact an Atlanta attorney through Avvo to help with you case.

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  • Another driver ran a red light, and is trying to sue me for bodily injury. What do I need to do?

    Several months ago, I had the green light and was entering an intersection, when another driver, coming from my left, while speeding, ran the red light and flew in front of me. I slammed on my brakes and swerved to the left to try and avoid the a...

    Michael’s Answer

    Alert your insurance carrier immediately.

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  • Can,I sue a insurance company.

    I had a car accident when,I call my insurance company to let them know that,I had a car accident they say my insurance was canceled.I know my insurance was paid.

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, I have sued an insurance company for bad faith failure to provide coverage. You should send a certified letter(return receipt requested) to your insurer demanding coverage asking for all information about your policy, including cancellation date, all notices of cancellation and attempts to contact you about cancellation. Keep a copy of the letter and all receipts. Research your payments, get copies of cleared checks, bank statements, credit card statements or whatever payment method. Forward evidence of payment if possible, but always keep copies.

    Do not expect the insurer to cooperate or admit they were wrong. If they do not provide coverage, go hire an Athens attorney, use Avvo to find a good one. You will likely have to pay a retainer and hourly rate for the attorney to help you. It could get expensive. If you case is clear, you may be able to recover attonrey's fees, but it is difficult. Good luck.

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  • What type of lawyer do i need?

    i was driving and a pole fell off a dump truck and hit my car. it put a hole in my front bumper and put a hole in my roof as well. the driver of the dump truck has said that he didn't see anything fall off of his truck so their insurance won't do ...

    Michael’s Answer

    A personal injury lawyer can help if an injury was involved. If there was any sort of significant impact you should go see your family doctor to make sure no injury was suffered. Many times a person does not realize they suffered an injury immediately after the collision. If there was no injury and only property damage, contact your insurance carrier and get an estimate done on the car damage. You may not need an attorney but need to make sure you recover the full amount for your property damage to your car. Do not accept the insurance companies estimate just because they say it is reasonable, use website like kbb.com and edmunds.com to determine the value of your car if it was totaled. Good luck.

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  • Do you have a telephone number to an attorney who handles negligence in a hospital, and as a result the patient dies?

    He fell in the hospital while he was admitted and hit the hard floor and injured his head, and later he developed gangrene in his hand, it turned black, and peeled.

    Michael’s Answer

    Use the "contact this attorney" function on Avvo to contact an Atlanta area attorney with medical malpractice experience. I am sorry for your loss.

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  • Have I been a victim of libel and slander.

    An insult directed at my character states, "I know for a fact she drives by peoples homes who she disagrees with." And that I'm crazy. The publisher replied to my report of the vile libelous by saying what was said was fact, backed up by a witness...

    Michael’s Answer

    Libel and slander is difficult to prosecute and recover under Georgia law. One critical element is showing how you have lost money or otherwise been damaged as a result of the other parties actions. From your facts, that seems unlikely. You may want to contact an attorney who specializes in this.

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