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Aaron P. Marks

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  • Can I file a law suit against her?

    I was traveling north on a street when someone in a parking lot on my right pulled out right in front of me, she saw me and failed to yield before turning & went to the turning lane and immediately went into my lane, i had no time to brake at all ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that you were in an accident. I understand you sustained a back injury and I'm sure you are in a great deal of pain. 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.

    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.

    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.

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

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  • Should I hire a lawyer and sue for personal injuries/pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. or should I just settle w/ insurance?

    My husband and I were in a car wreck a week ago (1/12/16). It was determined by police at the scene by witness statements that the other driver was at fault. He also admitted fault to his insurance company (State Farm). I was driving and my husban...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear you and your husband were in an accident and that the both of you have suffered multiple injuries as a result. 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.

    While you can represent herself against the insurance company, it is almost never in her best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Don't you and your husband 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 and your husband 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 and your husband not say or do anything that could jeopardize your claim.

    If the both of 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 and/or your husband 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 and your husband 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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  • About how much can we reasonably sue the driver at fault for?

    My mom Go into a head on collision, in which she is not at fault. the other driver ran a red light in a turning lane pulling in front of her within 15 feet. She has a history of fibromyalgia and panic disorder. The injuries t as a result of the ac...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear your mother was in an accident and that she has suffered fractured bones and other injuries as a result. 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.

    While your mother can represent herself against the insurance company, it is almost never in her best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Doesn't your mother deserve an experienced attorney to protect her interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue your mother's claim as much as possible.

    It's very important that your mother 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 you sign a HIPAA form, etc. By filling out these documents, it could significantly jeopardize your mother's 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.

    If your mother has not already completed medical treatment, I encourage her to continue seeking treatment to address her injuries. 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 your mother. Good luck.

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  • What is the max. amount that I can claim to cover current and future medical expenses, plus pain & suffering?

    I was involved in an Auto Accident as a passenger. The other driver was at fault. She admitted to the Officer that it was her fault and that is stated in the Police report as well as the Witness's account stating it was her fault. I was treated in...

    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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  • Can I still sue even though I signed a waiver?

    I was at lifetime fitness and working out on the basketball court 2 hours before the custodian came in the gym and started mopping around the court that I was on, I didn't know she was mopping, that the floor was wet, or she didn't tell me. I ch...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall. 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 fitness facilities. 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, the facility 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 facility. 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 facility's only goal is to settle your case for the smallest amount of money possible. Remember – the facility 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 facility'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 facility'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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  • Need a lawyer to help with accident case for car lost wages and injurys

    My Boyfriend was. hit by a dr.unk driver in my car. He was injured and my car is totaled. She advised police she was at fault and didnt see the stop sign. Her insurance says they will pay 60% on my car only. They havent said anything about his in...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear your boyfriend was 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. Your boyfriend 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.
    To answer your question, Yes- The both of 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 yours and your boyfriend’s 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 both of your cases 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.
    If your boyfriend has not already completed medical treatment, I encourage him to do so. Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If he does 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. For more information please visit: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/georgia-drunk-driving-accidents-101-why-drunk-driving-accidents-are-different Good luck.

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  • Car accident attorney

    I was in a car accident and the other motorist was cited, and now I'm going through a miscarriage three days later, along with several other body pain. This pregnancy was a blessing since my husband have been trying for 7 years and I am a emotiona...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear you were in an accident and that you have suffered a miscarriage as a result. 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.

    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.

    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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  • Can my husband be compensated for injury, since he did not seek medical attention?

    Husband was involved in an auto accident 03/2015 and was told by the individual he would compensate him, but this never happen, so we finally contact his insurance company on 09/03/2015 and advised them of the accident. The individual denied the c...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your husband’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 husband’s accident and injuries there is no way for me to evaluate how much his 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.
    If your husband is still experiencing pain and he 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.
    It's very important that your husband does not fill out any of the paper work that is being mailed to him. 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 husband’s case as they will get access to his entire medical history. It is very important that he does not say or do anything that could jeopardize his claim. The goal of the insurance company is to devalue his claim as much as possible. While your husband can attempt to represent himself against the insurance company, it is almost never in his 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. Your husband should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able consider all the relevant facts and tell him 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 your husband. Good luck.

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  • My son was attacked by a neighbors dog and required reconstructive surgery. What are my options.

    This dog is being held by animal control and has been classified as a vicious animal. What are my legal options.

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear that your son was attacked by a vicious dog. As you stated your son sustained injuries and needs reconstructive surgery, I am sure that he is experiencing a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, his experience is not uncommon. I practice personal injury law in Atlanta and have handled similar cases against dog owners. Ideally, the owner of the dog would be liable but it must first be proven that they did not take ordinary care to restrain their dog. I encourage your son to continue treatment for his injuries. If he does not have medical insurance, an attorney may be able to help him 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 dog owner. 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 son’s case for the smallest amount of money possible. Without an attorney to represent your son’s interests, you are at a disadvantage. The sooner you find an attorney who can represent your son and begin an investigation, the better. 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 insurance representative of the dog owner, in person or over the phone, without an attorney present. The insurance claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured party can claim and may try to get your son to admit fault.
    I wish you and your son the best of luck.

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  • My spouse was injured today in an escalator accident at the GA Dome, along with several others.

    I'm not sure where to go from here, do I need an attorney? Our medical bills are going to be crazy!

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your spouse’s fall. As you stated they sustained injuries and I am sure that you are experiencing a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, your spouse’s experience is not uncommon. I practice personal injury law in Atlanta and have handled similar cases against large businesses such as the Georgia Dome. While your spouse can represent their self against the insurance company, it is almost never in their best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Doesn’t your spouse deserve an experienced attorney to protect their interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue their claim as much as possible.

    Ideally, the Georgia Dome would be liable but it must first be proven that they did not take ordinary care to maintain a premises. I encourage your spouse to continue seeking medical treatment for their injuries. If your spouse does not have medical insurance, an attorney may be able to help them 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 your spouse to speak with a personal injury attorney about a possible claim against the Georgia Dome. 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 Georgia Dome's only goal is to settle your spouse’s case for the smallest amount of money possible. Remember – the Georgia Dome has many attorneys to represent its interests. Without an attorney to represent your spouse’s interests, they are at a disadvantage. The sooner your spouse finds an attorney who can represent them and begin an investigation, the better. Either way your spouse needs to make a decision soon so the Georgia Dome's evidence does not "disappear."

    Personally, I meet with all of my clients for free and your spouse would only pay for my services if they were awarded a settlement. In the meantime, please do not speak with any representative, in person or over the phone, without an attorney present. The Georgia Dome’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 your spouse feels better soon.

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