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  • How do I know how much to settle for a personal injury claim?

    I was recently involved in a motor vehicle accident. The other party was found to be at fault. My medical bills are not extensive only around $1,600 and I missed 7 days of work (I earn about $200 a day) because of the soreness from the injuries...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your accident. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person's negligence (carelessness), you potentially have claims for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages from missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car. However, without knowing all the details of your accident and injuries there is no way for me to evaluate how much their case is worth. You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests.

    It is great that you sought medical treatment like you did. Are you still experiencing pain? If you do not have the means to pay for additional medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. For example, I have relationships with several local doctors and have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment with no out of pocket expense for them. The client must only pay for treatment when his/her case settles.

    It's very important that you do not fill out any of the paper work that is being mailed to you. The language in the documents from the insurance company can be very misleading. Insurance companies may send documents requesting medical records prior to the accident and ask that you sign a HIPAA form, etc. By filling out these documents, it could significantly jeopardize your case as they will get access to your entire medical history. It is very important that you do not say or do anything that could jeopardize your claim. The goal of the insurance company is to devalue your claim as much as possible. While you can attempt to represent yourself against the insurance company, it is almost never in your best interest to do so.

    As I stated before, it is very important that an attorney reviews what is signed and being sent to the insurance company. Only after an attorney reviews it, the only information that should be sent to the insurance company is pertinent medical records, bills, wage loss information, and anything else that directly pertains to the accident. You should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able consider all the relevant facts and tell you what the case could be worth. In the meantime, please do not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any of the correspondence that they are sending to you. Good luck.

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  • July 17, 2015. Was involved in single car accident. Lost control of '07 Chevy Malibu, power steering and braking system failed.

    Lost control of my car on expressway ,doing speed limit, avoiding road debris resulting in me hitting center wall. The car had recalls, one being the BCM (Body Control Module) which disable the crash avoidance features such as traction control, st...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. It sounds like you and your brother are in a great deal of pain and I'm sure this has taken a toll on the both of you emotionally. I strongly urge you to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can begin handling and evaluating your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life.

    Whenever you are involved in an incident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. Due to the circumstances of this incident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able to consider all the relevant facts.

    An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. Without an attorney to represent your interests, you are at a disadvantage. The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation against the manufacturer, the better. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get you to admit fault in the accident.

    Either way you need to make a decision soon as there may be some time limitations which may prevent you from making a claim.

    Good luck.

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  • Should I go see a doctor first after a car accident or a chiropractor?

    My brother and I was in a car accident 10 days ago which we were hit from behind at a traffic light. we were not seriously hurt but I started feeling pain in my back I thought it would go away by taking asprin but it continue to increase

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident, it sounds that you are in a great deal of pain. I strongly urge you to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can begin handling and evaluating your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    Of course, whenever you are in a car accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. I would have you see a doctor as soon as possible, both to rule out any serious injuries and to document your pain. Make sure you follow up with the health care providers as necessary, both to ensure proper healing and also because people (claims adjusters, attorneys, and even jurors) are often suspicious of those who claim to be injured but fail to follow their treatment plan. If you do not have the means to pay for continued medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. For example, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor at no cost to them, with the understanding that the doctor will be paid once the case settles or we win at trial.

    You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent your interests. Without an experienced attorney, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get you to admit fault in the accident.

    The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better. Either way you need to make a decision soon as there may be some time limitations which may prevent you from making a claim.

    I hope you feel better soon. Good luck!

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  • I have no insurance and can't get medical attention I need for my Walmart claim I need MRI and surgery from slip and fall

    I fell over boxes in floor where they was stocking a girl that worked there was there also

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall. As you stated you sustained injuries and need surgery, I am sure that you are experiencing a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, your experience is not uncommon. I practice personal injury law in Atlanta and have handled similar cases against Wal-Mart. While you can represent yourself against the insurance company, it is almost never in your best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Don't you deserve an experienced attorney to protect your interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue your claim as much as possible.

    Ideally, Wal-Mart would be liable but it must first be proven that they did not take ordinary care to maintain a premises. I encourage you to continue seeking medical treatment for your injuries. If you do not have medical insurance, an attorney may be able to help you see a doctor with no out of pocket expense. For example, I have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them. The providers treat my clients with the understanding that the client will reimburse them once the case either settles or we win at trial.

    I would also encourage you to speak with a personal injury attorney about a possible claim against the Wal-Mart. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages for missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life. The store's only goal is to settle your case for the smallest amount of money possible. Remember – the store has many attorneys to represent its interests. Without an attorney to represent your interests, you are at a disadvantage. The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better. Either way you need to make a decision soon so the store's evidence does not "disappear."

    Personally, I meet with all of my clients for free and you would only pay for my services if you were awarded a settlement. In the meantime, please do not speak with any store representative, in person or over the phone, without an attorney present. The store’s risk managers and claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured party can claim and may try to get you to admit fault. Please visit the following link for more information. http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/five-things-to-know-if-you-are-injured-at-wal-mart
    Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  • Daughter was in an accident the car was not damaged that bad. Had to go to the doctors she have whip lash

    The insurance company would not pay all her medical bills they offer her $6000 her bills are over 8000 they would not offer her anymore don't know what to do need some legal advice

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s accident. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person's negligence (carelessness), you potentially have claims for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages from missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car. However, without knowing all the details of your daughter’s accident and injuries there is no way for me to evaluate how much her case is worth. You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests.

    It is great that your daughter sought medical treatment. Is she still experiencing pain? If she does not have the means to pay for additional medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. For example, I have relationships with several local doctors and have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment with no out of pocket expense for them. The client must only pay for treatment when his/her case settles.

    Your daughter should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent her interests. Without an experienced attorney, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get your daughter to admit fault in the accident. I hope your daughter feels better soon and I wish her the best of luck in resolving this matter.

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  • Got T-boned by a guy that ran a red light got a sprained back and totaled truck how much should I ask for in this caseI

    The truck I was driving was my mother's I was on her insurance as a driver

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that you were in an accident. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person's negligence (carelessness), you potentially have claims for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages from missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    However, without knowing all the details of your accident there is no way for me to evaluate how much your case is worth. You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent your interests. Without an experienced attorney, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get you to admit fault in the accident.

    Of course, whenever you are in a car accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. Make sure to follow up with your health care providers as necessary, both to ensure that you heal properly and also because people (claims adjusters, attorneys, and even jurors) are often suspicious of those who claim to be injured but fail to follow their treatment plan. If you do not have the means to pay for continued medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you. For example, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor at no cost to them, with the understanding that the doctor will be paid once the case settles or we win at trial.

    I hope you feel better soon and I wish you the best of luck in resolving this matter.

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  • What do i need to do if I fell at a hospital?

    I was visiting someone at the hosp. As I was leaving, there was something wet on the floor, I slipped and fell and hurt my knee. They asked for my insurance info which I did not give.. but a few days later they called asking why? I was out of work...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your accident. As you stated you sustained a knee injury, I am sure that you are experiencing a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, your experience is not uncommon. I practice personal injury law in Atlanta and have handled similar cases against hospitals. Ideally, the hospital would be liable but it must first be proven that they did not take ordinary care to maintain a premises. As you stated that you had you have been getting medical treatment for your knee. I encourage you to continue doing so. If you do not have medical insurance, an attorney may be able to help you see a doctor with no out of pocket expense. For example, I have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them. The providers treat my clients with the understanding that the client will reimburse them once the case either settles or we win at trial.

    I would also encourage you to speak with a personal injury attorney about a possible claim against the hospital. To answer your question, whenever you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages for missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life. The insurance company’s only goal is to settle your case for the smallest amount of money possible. Remember – the hospital has many attorneys to represent its interests. Without an attorney to represent your interests, you are at a disadvantage. The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better. Either way you need to make a decision soon so the hospital’s evidence does not "disappear."

    Personally, I meet with all of my clients for free and you would only pay for my services if you were awarded a settlement. In the meantime, please do not speak with any hospital representative, in person or over the phone, without an attorney present. The hospital’s risk managers and claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured party can claim and may try to get you to admit fault. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/30303-ga-aaron-marks-1720877.html

    Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

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  • Who is liable? I was in an accident with a tractor trailer transporting cars for a large car manufacturer. I've lost a finger

    and use of my left arm. And am no longer able to work. Can I sue the driver, the trucking company and auto manufacturer?

    Aaron’s Answer

    You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent your interests. Without an experienced attorney, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get you to admit fault in the accident.
    Of course, whenever you are in a truck accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. I understand that you have been to the have lost a finger and the use of your left arm. Make sure to follow up with your health care providers as necessary, both to ensure that you heal properly and also because people (claims adjusters, attorneys, and even jurors) are often suspicious of those who claim to be injured but fail to follow their treatment plan. If you do not have the means to pay for continued medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you. For example, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor at no cost to them, with the understanding that the doctor will be paid once the case settles or we win at trial. For more information regarding accidents involving tractor trailers please visit http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/georgia-trucking-accidents-101-why-trucking-accidents-are-different.
    I hope you feel better soon and I wish you the best of luck in resolving this matter.

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  • How can I get someone's driving record?

    A 25 yr old woman hit my mom in April. She was hurt bad and lucky not to be killed. Now we heard that the woman has a history of wricks and tickets. How can I get her driving record or history? Will Dept of Driver Service or GHP release it?

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear your mother was in an accident and I hope that she is okay. To answer your question, a personal injury attorney could subpoena the at fault party’s driving record. While your mother can attempt to represent herself against the insurance company, it is almost never in her best interest to do so. It's very important that she does not fill out any of the paper work that is being mailed to her. The language in the documents from the insurance company can be very misleading. Insurance companies may send documents requesting medical records prior to the accident and ask that she sign a HIPAA form, etc. By filling out these documents, it could significantly jeopardize her case as they will get access to her entire medical history. It is very important that she does not say or do anything that could jeopardize her claim. The goal of the insurance company is to devalue her claim as much as possible.
    If your mother has not already sought medical treatment, I encourage her to do so. Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If your mother does not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help her see a local doctor. For example, I have relationships with several doctors in the Atlanta area and have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them, with the understanding that the client will reimburse the treatment providers once the case settles or we win at trial.
    As I stated before, it is very important that an attorney reviews what is signed and being sent to the insurance company. Only after an attorney reviews it, the only information that should be sent to the insurance company is pertinent medical records, bills, wage loss information, and anything else that directly pertains to the accident. Your mother should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able consider all the relevant facts and tell her what the case could be worth. In the meantime, please do not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any of the correspondence that they are sending to you. Good luck.

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  • How can i sue a store that i was injury at while working for the owner

    Mr muhammad ghazipura asked me to replace some glass at one of his store the glass feel out and cut my hand i had to be rushed to the hospital

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your injury. As you stated you sustained a serious cut to your hand, I am sure that you are experiencing a great deal of pain. Ideally, the store you were injured at would be liable but it must first be proven that they did not take ordinary care to maintain a premises. I encourage you to continue to seek medical treatment for your injuries. If you do not have medical insurance, an attorney may be able to help you see a doctor with no out of pocket expense. For example, I have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them. The providers treat my clients with the understanding that the client will reimburse them once the case either settles or we win at trial.
    I would also encourage you to speak with a personal injury attorney about a possible claim against the store. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages for missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life. The store's only goal is to settle your case for the smallest amount of money possible. Remember – the store has many attorneys to represent its interests. Without an attorney to represent your interests, you are at a disadvantage. The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better. Either way you need to make a decision soon so the store's evidence does not "disappear."
    Personally, I meet with all of my clients for free and you would only pay for my services if you were awarded a settlement. In the meantime, please do not speak with any store representative, in person or over the phone, without an attorney present. The store’s risk managers and claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured party can claim and may try to get you to admit fault.
    Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.

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