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Richard Kopelman

Atlanta Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Can the car owner be held responsible when it was a friend that was driving the car and caused the accident

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Michael Paul Ehline
    2. Joseph Dewey O'Neil
    3. Brian Wyld Freeman
    4. Andrew Armour Magwood
    5. Richard Kopelman
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    6 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear of your unfortunate situation. As you are learning first-hand, property damage claims can be extremely frustrating, but don't despair. I say this because you mentioned "GAP" insurance. I'll come back to this in a moment. Many car owners do not have such coverage and when they find themselves in your predicament, end up being what we call "upside down" on their car loans. By that I mean they owe more on the loan than the vehicle is worth, even though they've paid all car...

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  2. My mother passed away and her husband has given items that she told my sister and I we were to have? What do we do?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Richard Kopelman
    3 lawyer answers

    First, I am sorry for the loss you and your and your siblings have suffered, and the additional anguish you have endured as a result of this most unfortunate legal issue. That said, unless you can have the will legally declared invalid -- this can be extremely difficult to accomplish -- the Will will dictate the manner in which your mother's estate is distributed, i.e., all issues of inheritance will be governed by the Will. Unlike a surviving spouse who has certain rights of inheritance...

  3. Car accident rights

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Richard Kopelman
    1 lawyer answer

    I am sorry to hear your children were injured, but it sounds as if they are going to be ok; I hope that's the case. I will do my best to answer each of your questions in the order they were posed. I am not surprised to hear that the insurance company "does not want to pay" the medical bills. This is typical. Remember, despite the commercials they run on TV and elsewhere, insurance companies are in business to make money, not to pay claims. That said, the reluctance to pay claims does not...

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