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  • Do I have a lawsuit that can be filed, and can you recommend a good attorney in the metro Atlanta, Ga surronding areas?

    I rented car from Enterprise Rent A Car. The previous customer lost their I-phone in the car. I was called by the location that rented the car to me. I was asked if the previous owner could come to my home and search through my personal effects f...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you were called a thief in front of other people, you have a slander case but you need to be positive that they do not have evidence that you have the phone.

    Very few lawyers would take that case as enterprise has no liability, only the stating individual and there is likely no insurance.

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  • My girlfriend of over ten years slipped and fell in the bathroom of our apartment while trying to stop a water leak.

    She's been diagnosed with herniated discs and needs on going medical care. The landlord has asked us to leave, and hired an attorney stating they are afraid we will sue. She has health insurance but is badly hurt. Should we sue?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Sounds like she has no case but unless your lease is up or you broke the lease, you cannot be evicted either

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  • Slip and fall in someone's house

    My friend came to help with house repair. He failed because after water leak the surface was wet. He had a surgery and hired an attorney who filed a demand letter to compensate the damages. The insurance company refused to pay saying that the owne...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Nothing is guaranteed unless there is clear liability. Slip and falls in homes are very difficult to win because none of the commercial duties apply. Have to prove homeowner had notice of an active leak.

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  • Hit by a car while riding a bike. The driver provided false insurance information and I now have 17 grand in medical bills.

    I was hit by a car while riding my $2500.00 trek bicycle. After filing a suit for the cost of my bike, medical expenses and lost wages from missing work, I received a letter from the defendants insurance company and they stated the coverage was no...

    Christopher’s Answer

    No you cannot hold the officer or the government liable. If you have uninsured motorist insurance and put them on notice sithin 60 days then the bike and the injury claim are covered by that. If you don't have that on your car policy, do you live with any relatives with their own uninsured policies because under georgia law, they may cover you. Have you checked?

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  • If the insurance company sends you a letter stating your at fault on a motorcycle wreck.. No one else involced...you have full

    Coverage ..can they refuse to pay

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you have collision coverage you should be covered regardless although they may drop you as a result afterwards.

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  • I was coming from the club and had 3 minor drinks before I left afterwards I was in an accident which cause my cousin to past

    She didn't have a seat belt on. The took my bac at the hospital and my results are not back yet . I'm really worried about these serious chargers that are against me

    Christopher’s Answer

    With any alcohol in your system and a death you can face very serious criminal charges not to mention a civil suit. Hire a criminal defense lawyer ASAP.

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  • Who pays for the bills if my son went to the ER for a slip and fall?

    My son says he was in the hall standing around when he fell to the floor on his back, hurting his back. Hes in the hospital getting xrays and ct scan He told me the floor was slippery.

    Christopher’s Answer

    For right now either your son or his health insurance, if he has it. Down the road there is a legal analysis as James laid out as far as who is responsible. The answer to that question won't be known until there is a great deal more investigation so for now it's on him to pay the bills.

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  • In a premise liability case if I'm concerned a "trespasser" does the property still owe a duty to protect me?

    I was violently injured at apt complex. I was invited by someone and I don't believe they actually lived there, but I was invited. Legally was I trespassing? How can it be proven that the people didn't live there if they were never caught? So if I...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you were invited by a person and attacked by that person, you don't have a good negligent security case anyway. That is a targeted attack that a complex cannot prevent against. There is an appellate case involving a pizza driver who delivers to a call from non tenants intent on attacking him. The court held the complex could not prevent such an attack and there was no duty.

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  • Unlicensed driver in a no fault accident.

    I was driving on a suppended licences and was driving a friends car. hit by a city truck. We agreed to let our insurance handle it and left the scene. When I got home I called to make a report. The police came out and I was arrested for leaving ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    1. The city is not going to pay for damage sin a wreck where you were charged for leaving the scene.

    2. Being unlicensed may mean that Your friends insurance cites the unlicensed driver exclusion in the policy and refuses to pay for the repairs. Some carriers stand on it, some don't.

    3. Get a criminal lawyer to handle the traffic charges as a separate issue.

    On a side note, out of state lawyers who are not licensed in georgia should probably refrain from giving legal advice so flippantly.

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  • I was in a car accident. Can i get sued ?

    I was in an accident a few days ago on I75N/I85N in Atlanta where the SUV in front of me started slowing down so naturally I pressed on my brakes to slow down also. At last minute he swerves into the right lane and thats when I saw a car stopped i...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Can you get sued? I suppose so but the real question is are you at fault. If the stopped car is stopped for traffic, you are likely at fault for following the car in front too closely. Suits occur when your insurer does not settle an injury claim, otherwise it's not a frequent occurrence.

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