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Michael G. Geoffroy
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  • How long does UIM Subrogation stay effect after the lawsuit case closed?

    I was involved in a car accident 4 years ago. I just received a dismissal letter from my attorney, notify that my case was dismissed and the insurance company settled with the plaintiff. However, the insurance company did not agree to waive uim ...

    Michael’s Answer

    There is a two year statute of limitations, the same that applies to injured party from the date of the collision against the at-fault driver, under OCGA 9-3-33. It is discussed by a case, Whirl v. Safeco Ins. Co., 241 Ga. App 654, (1999). There are circumstances that can toll this, so beware.

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  • Was this Assisted Living Elderly/Resident Abuse?

    88 y.o mother/wife of 95/husband/step-father x 30 years. Signed themselves into "ASSISTED LIVING". Assisted living felt my mother "interfered with care" of 95 y.o step-father w/moderate dementia. She assisted him to bathroom etc. Assisted living ...

    Michael’s Answer

    I recommend you speak with a local nursing home abuse attorney, such as William Franklin Smith III or Michael Prieto, whose information is on Avvo. My only advise would be to temper expections as cases that do not involve physical harm, but emotional harm and mental trauma are difficult to bring. You did the right thing removing them immediately. Good luck with your case.

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  • I was wondering if I could sue the insurance company for negligence and pain and suffering?

    Me and my 8 year old were rear ended by a driver in traffic. I hit the car in front of me, she hit the car in front of her. He was texting and didn't see that we had come to a complete stop. There were no skid marks or evidence showing that he ev...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes you have a case for damages including emotional distress. But please note, you do not sue the insurance company except in very rare instances. You would sue the at fault driver and their insurance would step in their shoes to defend then and pay any settlement or damages up to the limits of their policy. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help with issues like these. Avvo is a great place to find a lawyer in Lawrenceville or nearby areas, like Conyers.

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  • Car Accident- Getting Insurance adjuster to pay chiropractor's bills and pain/suffering

    I am in the mist of negations with a insurance adjuster from progress and need some help. 1. We have reached an agreement on all of my medical bills but one- the chiropractor: - The original bill was around $5000. After much negotiation, I ha...

    Michael’s Answer

    It is impossible to value your case without looking at all records. Consider taking your best settlemwnt offer from the insurance adjuster to a qualified personal injury attorney. Instead of paying 33% of overall recovery to the attorney, ask to pay 50% above the offer. I have worked this way on certain cases, but it doesn't work for all cases. Keep in mind attorneys do more than negotiate a settlement, they can find more coverage, assist in finding treatment and ultimately try the case if no reasonable offer is made. Without working with an attorney, the threat of suit is not real for the insurance adjuster and their best offer stays in their pocket.

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  • I need guidance on a car accident 5 days ago, that involved my 2005 Ford F150 truck accelerating in reverse while in park.

    The truck was never taken out of park and the truck immediately began to accelerate in reverse and i attempted to slam on the brakes which did not work, truck with myself, daughter her friend and another passenger ended up going through the neighb...

    Michael’s Answer

    If no one was hurt, you are very lucky. Contact your insurance and make a claim with Ford. If

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  • Power of Attorney for 42 yr old son with traumatic brain injury received on 04/2/2015.

    He is unable to conduct his financial or medical business. Injury occurred in Kingsport, TN when he was assaulted by 2 men at a hotel. He remains at Wellmont Hospital in Kingsport. TN. The hospital is looking for a skilled nursing center to mov...

    Michael’s Answer

    If your son lacks capacity, he will need a guardian appointed by the county where he lives. That guardian may be you. This can require a hearin and is more time consuming. If not, an attorney from his homestate, where he lives, banks and owns property, is needed to draft a POA and maybe a living will or Healthcare directive. This can be done faster. An attorney can help you determine if your son lacks capacity to make a POA. Avvo can help you find a qualified local attorney.

    Your son will be in my thoughts and prayers, I wish him a speedy and full recovery.

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  • My son has a warrent in ga for posting a stupid comment on his blog. He lives in colorado..is it possible to get it dropped?

    An ex girlfriend family stalk his blog daily . He doesn't even live in ga...The comment was a Halloween joke..

    Michael’s Answer

    A local criminal defense attorney from where the warrant is issued is needed. Do not ignore the warrant or try to work out without an attorney.

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  • Can I sue?

    A year ago I hit a cow in a company vehicle, which injured my back to were I live in constant pain. I went to a workers comp Dr for a while till they told me all they could do was give me pain meds which enabled me to do my job. Since I decline me...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should seek an attorney who practices workers compensation and personal injury. Avvo is good place to look. Good luck.

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  • My child and I were involved in an auto-collision a few weeks ago. I was wondering at what point should I hire an attorney?

    Someone hit my car on the passenger side trying to by-pass me although not yet cleared to do so. My Child was sitting in the back passenger side in his car seat. The report clearly shows I was not at fault so no problem there. I did not go to the...

    Michael’s Answer

    You and your child should seek medical care ASAP, nothing is more important than your health. Then, contact an attorney. You can find a good one here on Avvo. Do not speak to anyone from the insurance company before you hire your attorney. Good luck and I wish you and full and fast recovery.

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  • Satisfaction of Judgment Issue

    I won my car accident case in the Magistrate Court but the adverse carrier did not add the post-judgment interest and filing fees except for the payment of the judgment amount. In the court the judger did not mention the interest and filing fees. ...

    Michael’s Answer

    The check likely has language such as "accord and satisfaction " in the by line and came accompanied with a letter explaining it is for full and final payment. Cashing the check will likely extinguish any further right to recovery. The judge's order must state interest and fees are due to collect them. If the order states this, then send a copy to insurer and tell them their failure to pay in full will give rise to a bad faith claim.

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