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Aaron P. Marks

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  • How can I file a civil lawsuit in georgia

    I want to sue my ex husband for physical and emotional abuse, and I cannot afford an attorney. How can I do it myself. I have proof that he was abusive to me physically and emotionally, and it's been a year and a half. Thanks

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. It sounds like you are in a great deal of pain and I'm sure this has taken a toll on you emotionally. As you inquired about the next step, 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.

    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 as there may be some time limitations which may prevent you from making a claim.

    Personally, I meet with all of my clients for free and you would only pay for my services if you were awarded a settlement.

    Good luck.

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  • Can a store be responsible for my medical bill when I fell in the store

    I fell over a box that was left in the floor of a store. I went to the urgent care later that night because my back was sore. Can I get this store to pay my medical expenses.

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall. As you stated you sustained a back 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 grocery stores. Ideally, the grocery store 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 medical bills, I assume you have been getting medical treatment for you back. 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 grocery 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. Please visit the following link for more information.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=baNBzr0P9IA

    Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  • Drunk driver hit my fiancé head one going the wrong way on highway using a rental car. He has insurance. What do we do for money

    The man was arrested for DUI, open container, and driving on the wrong side of the highway. My financee's car is totaled, but we are wondering what to do about Pain And Suffering compensation. and How much we could possibly obtain from the re...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your fiancé’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. You may also be entitled to “punitive” damages, which are intended to punish a person for acting in a way that endangers others. Punitive damages are often awarded to people hit by drunk drivers. Although Georgia law limits punitive damages in most cases, there is no limit when a drunk driver causes injury.

    However, without knowing all the details of your fiancé’s 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. Your fiancé should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent their 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 your fiancé 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. I would have your fiancé see a doctor as soon as possible, both to rule out any serious injuries and to document their pain. Make sure your fiancé follows 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 your fiancé does 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. For more information regarding Georgia DUI accidents, please visit http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/georgia-drunk-driving-accidents-101-why-drunk-driving-accidents-are-different. I hope your fiancé feels better soon and I wish you the best of luck in resolving this matter.

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  • Got in to an accident today

    A car hit me while I was driving. Other driver was at fault now I'm at home and my wife is complaining of some neck pain. Do I go to the hospital and take case number to make insurance pay for hospital bills?

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear you were in an accident. Of course, whenever you are in a car accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. I would see a doctor as soon as possible, both to rule out any serious injuries and to document your pain. 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.

    You should, at the very least, speak with an attorney. Most attorneys, including myself, will not charge a fee to speak with you about your case. There are many, many issues to consider, and I do not recommend you attempt to deal with all of them yourself. Also, please do not speak with any insurance adjuster before consulting with an attorney. The same is true for signing any documents that are sent to you from the insurance company.
    Feel free to contact me for a free consultation.

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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...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear you were in an accident. It sounds like you are in a great deal of pain so I am glad that you are okay. To answer your question, Yes- You do need an attorney. 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.

    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. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Don't you deserve an experienced attorney to protect your interests?

    If you have not already completed medical treatment, I encourage you to continue seeking treatment to address your injuries. Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If you do not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you 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. 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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  • Do I need a lawyer in which I was hit by a DUI driver on prescription drugs that ran a red light?

    It happened on my way home from work @ 11:15 pm. she hit me causing me to hit car in lane beside me and then I bounced off them and ran over a curve and sign into some trees. We both went to ER and released. I just got bruises and sore from the we...

    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. You may also be entitled to “punitive” damages, which are intended to punish a person for acting in a way that endangers others. Punitive damages are often awarded to people hit by drunk drivers. Although Georgia law limits punitive damages in most cases, there is no limit when a drunk driver causes injury.

    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. I would see a doctor as soon as possible, both to rule out any serious injuries and to document your pain. 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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  • Who would be a best lawyer for slip and fall cases

    I had an accident at howard johnsons hotel I slept on some ice and tell down 6 stairs

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall. Unfortunately, your experience is not uncommon. I practice personal injury law in Atlanta and have handled similar cases.
    First, you need to make sure that you get whatever continued medical attention you need. An attorney may be able to help you see a doctor even if you do not have health insurance. 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.
    Second, you should definitely talk to a personal injury attorney about a possible claim against the hotel whenever you are injured as a result of another party’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 hotel’s only goal is to settle your case for the smallest amount of money possible. Without an attorney to represent your interests, you are at a disadvantage. Any good personal injury attorney will be willing to have an initial meeting with you for free. The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better.
    In the meantime, please do not speak with any representative of the hotel, in person or over the phone without an attorney present. The hotel’s representative might persuade you to minimize the damages or may try to get you admit the fault. You can contact me for any further questions. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.

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  • I want to know If I should press charges and how can I do it. Is his insurance doing enough?

    My mother and I recently got into a car accident. A guy wasn't paying attention and ran a red light and T-boned right into my mothers car which totaled it. I was driving and my mother was in the passenger seat. Me and my Mom were taken t...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your accident. You potentially have claims for both any injuries you
    suffer, as well as damage to your car. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person’s
    negligence (carelessness), 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. If the other driver was acting in a particularly heinous way, you may also
    be entitled to “punitive” damages, which are intended to punish a person for acting in a way that
    endangers others.
    Whenever you are in a car accident, the first and foremost consideration is getting
    whatever medical attention you need. Even though you sustained no serious injuries as per the
    observation in the emergency room, if you have a doctor or other healthcare provider that you see
    regularly, you should definitely make an appointment as soon as possible for a treatment and follow up. If you don’t have health insurance or means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help see you a local doctor. Personally, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor- with no out of pocket expense to the client when necessary. The police officer that responded to the accident should have the other driver’s insurance information. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience in handling car accident cases. An initial consultation is free, and an attorney will be able to tell you what steps to take next, with regard to the police, your insurance company, and the other driver’s insurance company. While it can seem bewildering, an experienced attorney will know exactly what to do so that you can get all the help that you need. Good Luck.

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  • I was recently in a car accident on monday as a passanger. The driver in my vehicle was not found to be at fault.

    I previously was in an accident in july and i was released from my chiropractor in december. Should i keep the same lawyer that i used before? is that better for my case? i also am not fond of the chrioprator that i am using and my lawyer doesnt ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your recent collision. It sounds like you are in a great deal of pain and I'm sure this has taken a toll on you emotionally. I am concerned that your current attorney does not have any connections with physicians in the area especially as you are not pleased with your current chiropractor. It is very important that you continue seeking medical treatment if you are in pain. Any gap in treatment will be used against you when the insurance company begins to evaluate your claim. Whenever you are involved in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If you do not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you 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.

    I strongly urge you to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with a second opinion and properly evaluate your claim. If the other insurance company has accepted liability (it sounds like they clearly should), 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. 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. It is proven that they take your case more seriously when you have representation working on your behalf.

    You should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able to consider all the relevant facts and tell you what the case could be worth. In the mean time, please do not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any correspondence that they send to you. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  • Is there anything that can be done?

    The owner was driving a 2005 Mazda 6 when a deer came out and caused her and the passenger to crash and flip the car about 5 or 6 times. The air bags failed. There was a recall on the vehicle that was not repaired. The driver has a broke collarbon...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your friend's accident as it sounds very serious. Given the circumstances of this case, the first thing that should take place is speaking to an experienced attorney. An attorney would need to investigate the recall to gain more insight on what can be done. As a deer caused the collision, there is no additional insurance for your friend to pursue. Pending a thorough investigation, your friend 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. In the interim, is very important that they do not say or do anything that could jeopardize their claim.

    It is great that your friend sought medical treatment. Any gap in treatment will be used against them when the insurance company evaluates the claim.
    If he/she is still in pain, I encourage them to continue seeking medical treatment to address any injuries. Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention is needed. If your friend does not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help them 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.

    Your friend should talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able to consider all the relevant facts and tell them what the case could be worth. In the mean time, please advise them to not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any correspondence that they send to them. Good luck.

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