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  • Can I file a lawsuit against a hospital for negligence in this case?

    I went to a hospital emergency room with chest pain, shortness of breath, and swelling of the hands. Received x-ray and ECG. The doctor told me I could leave, but when I asked about the ring on my swelling finger, he said they needed to remove it ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    That is not a malpractice case. Malpractice cases do not settle without a lawsuit and that requires an expert affidavit. The harm you suffered does not justify the expense it would take to even get started.

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  • Is this an example of wrongful death

    My father was working for a man and his roofing company, details of the job are unknown other then a 3 stories building he fell off from and it killed him, the owner if the company never contacted Osha so the can do an investigation it's like he c...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If your father was an independent contractor, there's a chance that there is a liability claim against the man and his company. Many roofing companies treat their staff as independent contractors so there is a good chance. You should retain a lawyer and start an investigation immediately.

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  • How can I receive a settlement from my first car accident lawsuit before proceeding with the second?

    Hello, on April 1st I was rear ended in a car accident that has resulted in herniated discs in my neck and bulging disc in my lower back. I have been going to a physical therapist for the past 3 month and received steroid shots to help with recove...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You are kinda screwed. Georgia does not allow you to sue both in the same case and let the jury apportion damages. As a result, the only sure thing is the damages from the first wreck up until the date of the second. For everything else the subsequent driver will blame the first crash and the first driver will blame the second crash. There is rarely a happy ending to these types of cases. Your lawyer knows the facts of the first and should give specific advice.

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  • Is it too late to file a claim

    I was a passenger in a vehicle with my friend when she hits several cars on 6/4/15. we both were arrested, I was arrested for possession of marijuana and I am Not sure what she was arrested for. I injured my ribs and back, but while I was in jail ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It's not legally too late to get medical care but imagine how a jury would feel if you were complicit in the drivers drug use and had to explain the delay in medical care due to incarceration. Proceed with caution because an insurer will likely deny the claim.

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  • "Release of Bodily Injury Claim" after being subrogated and settled with the insurance company doesn't sound right

    I was at fault in an accident and my insurance company settled with the other person by paying off my policy limit in exchange of a limited liability release. Recently I was subrogated by the other person's insurer. I paid the amount due and got a...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The limited liability release is not a shield to a subrogation claim by the um insurer unfortunately. Most insurers aggressively pursue people for these sums. You can strike a payment plan or wait for them to sue you and get your insurance involved again and ask for a free defense lawyer. The downside is if you did cause it and it was a legitimately bad injury worth what the um insurer paid on top of your policy, you may have to deal with the judgment. Each situation is fact dependent.

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  • My attorney settle my case without my permission. so I terminated his service, will I have to pay him if I don't accept anything

    an attorney settle my case without my permission, and the insurance company is not going to pay unless I sign a release form

    Christopher’s Answer

    That's a mess. So the law says the lawyer can bind you to the settlement with the insurer regardless of permission. Offer will never go up. Your fight is with the lawyer. if the lawyer won't reduce fees to the point that works for you, contact the state bar of georgia fee dispute division.

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  • I was in a car accident where my car was totaled it was someone else fault so shouldn't they have to see about me a rental?

    I was in a car accident on April 15 2015 with another person where my car was totaled the other person's insurance rented me a car but i only had it for about 2 weeks because they said i could only have the car for so many days but i don't think t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    They owe you a rental for the period of time it takes to fix the car. You sure you didn't get the rental through your own insurer, then it is limited by contract?

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  • My 18 yo daughter had permission to drive my car she allowed her boyfriend to drive and he wrecked what do I tell insurance co?

    My 18 yo daughter let her boyfriend (who is insured but not under my policy) drive my car. I did not give permission. They were in a wreck and 1person was taken to the hospital. Feeling certain car is totaled. Would like your advice as to what I...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you gave your daughter permission to drive and she gave permission to the boyfriend to drive, then he is a permissive user and is insured under the policy. Tell the insurance company the truth. If she had injuries in the crash, and it was his fault, she would have a claim against him.

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  • What is the most that I can sue Mcdonalds for finding a dead moth in my large Ice tea

    Purchased this am and I do have the cup and the receipt

    Christopher’s Answer

    That's not the way the legal system works. No harm, no foul. Just tell the manager and get a free drink and move on with life.

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