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Michael G. Geoffroy

Conyers Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Is it OK to change lawyers in the middle of a case, if totally dissatisfied with current counsel?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Michael G. Geoffroy
    2. Kevin Paul Parker
    3. Nathan Taylor Williams
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
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    Yes, you can fire your attorney. But before you do, carefully consider what your attorney is recommending. All of the facts of your case are not available to me, but often in my practice in Georgia, uninsured motorist coverage, what you may be referring to as "your insurance" is the only way to recover from accident. This is coverage you have paid for in your premiums and have for just such an occasion. Yet insurance companies often discourage these claims, and further the lie that your...

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  2. Do I need to hire an attorney

    Answered 8 days ago.

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    Your employer is giving you bad advice. You will need an attorney to handle 2 different cases you have: a workers compensation case against your employer, and a personal injury case against the driver who hit you. The same attorney can handle both, or a team of 2 attorneys can help. I highly recommend you contact an attorney immediately, you can use Avvo to do this.

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  3. Can I sue the party responsible for an auto accident for expenses I incurred that are indirectly a result of the accident?

    Answered 11 days ago.

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    2. Michael G. Geoffroy
    3. Peter N Munsing
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    Yes, based on the facts given, you can sue for expenses suffered solely as a result of the accident and reasonable under the circumstances. However, Texas may have some limits to this and it sounds like you may have already settled if you have accepted money for property damages. In addition, why was a rental car not secured for a longer time period? Parties do have a duty to minimize damages, what is called mitigation. I strongly advise you contact a local attorney through Avvo.

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  4. Can I fire my attorney? I call and they never return my call or email? They haven't eeally discuss anything about case.

    Answered 6 days ago.

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    2. Michael G. Geoffroy
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    Yes, you can. I would advise you schedule an in person meeting first and try to ask them why they aren't communicating, you may find things get better. If you do fire them, fire them by letter or email to make a record and ask for your file. Understand that there may be fees owed to that attorney depending on what your agreement said.

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  5. How much time does a person have to change their mind after they sign the released form for a case

    Answered 8 days ago.

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    2. Tristan Blain Morrison
    3. Michael G. Geoffroy
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    Once a signed release has been given to the insurance company it is binding. If you have delivered your signed release, then it is too late.

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  6. Do I need an attorney

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Michael F. Hupy
    2. John M. DeProspo
    3. Michael G. Geoffroy
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Contact an attorney. If they offer $500, they likely would offer more if an organized demand is made.

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  7. Can I sue without an attorney? If so, how?

    Answered 2 days ago.

    1. Stephen E. Garner
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. Michael G. Geoffroy
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    Yes, you can represent yourself. To file a lawsuit, you draft a "Complaint" naming the other party, where they can be served, their negligent act, your damages as a result and sign. However, I do not recommend suing without an attorney except in Magistrate, small claims court, where cases are limited to $15,000. The rules of court fill volumes of books and can be difficult to navigate on your own. Many attorneys will take your case for a contigency fee of what you recover, costing you...

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  8. Using my UM, my claim adjuster sent me docs that include accident and medical history forms to fill out and return.

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. John L. Schroeder
    3. Tristan Blain Morrison
    4. Michael G. Geoffroy
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    No Georgia law requires you to complete those forms. If you choose not to complete, the insurance company will use it as an excuse to drag out your claim and not pay. If you do complete the forms, I will bet you the insurance company will only ask for more forms and more information. Every day they don't pay is a win for them. They will delay and lowball offers until you tired of dealing with them, they have no motivation not to. To echo the other answers, you really must get an attorney, the...

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  9. I think I have a solid case of libel concerning a group on Facebook, ~1300 members, made damaging claims against me for 2 years.

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Waymon S. Harrell
    2. Michael G. Geoffroy
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Printing out all statements is vital as digital posts can be deleted. Libel cases are very difficult to bring and you must show the value of your reputation and how it has been diminished as well as the libellous actions of the other party. You absolutely need to meet with an attorney in your area who handles slander and libel, you can find one on Avvo.

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  10. Can I sue for pain and suffering?

    Answered 11 days ago.

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    You should contact a workers compensation attorney immediately. You may be able to sue or appeal or take some action, but it likely will be required to be through the workers compensation system.

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