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Anthony Charles Kalka
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  • Pending PIP claim

    I was in an auto accident and the other driver was at fault. I have been seeing a chiropractor due to injuries sustained from the accident. While my car was not totalled, it has not run the same since the accident. I never cashed the check prov...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Georgia automobile insurance policies have medical payment coverage, which you maybe confusing with PIP. If you were involved an out of state accident in a state such as FL then there may possibly be PIP coverage. Regardless, you need to speak to an Attorney to properly handle your situation.

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  • What are my legal rights when hurt in a supermarket?

    I slipped and fell on my knee in a grocery store due to chicken juice being on the floor. I went to the emergency room where they took X rays of my knee and foot. They have advised me to stay off my foot and referred me to orthopedic. I have misse...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Based on your question it appears that you have a case under GA law if in fact you slipped on chicken grease and if the store knew or should have known that the hazard was present. It is important to speak to a lawyer in the very near future so that any video evidence taken by store cameras is preserved and not thrown away by the store. I would consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Feel free to call our firm or any other qualified AVVO rated attorney.

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  • I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT LAST MONTH AND HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE YET ABOUT A CLAIM AND THE OTHER CAR WAS IN THE WRONG SO HOW LONG DO

    A CAR HIT THE CAR I WAS IN AND THE PEOPLE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE NOT BEEN OUT TO TALK ME

    Anthony’s Answer

    Report this claim to your own insurance company and take pictures to document the damages. In Georgia you have 2'years to file a law suit for injuries and 4 years to file a law suit for damage to your car.

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  • My husband was hit and severly injured by a drunk driver while he was walking. He is suing the drunk drivers insurance company.

    We are married but no longer live together. No legal seperation or snything.

    Anthony’s Answer

    I would suggest that you discuss your case with a local AVVO rated attorney.

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  • My girlfriend and i were in an car accident. Should we use the same lawyer?

    it was her car i was the passenger

    Anthony’s Answer

    Generally- it is permissible to use the same lawyer. However, if the at fault driver has a CSL policy then that lawyer has a conflict of interest. Other situations could present a conflict as well. I would suggest asking that lawyer if he/she feels that a conflict exists and I would also consult with another lawyer for a second opinion.

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  • Can I settle my liability claim with the at-fault carrier for their limits and then settle the UIM claim with my carrier later?

    I was hurt in an accident and have incurred at least 25k in medical bills mostly paid by a group health plan. They want their money back and I have also incurred a lot of out of pocket expenses. The at-fault party has a 25k policy. I have 100k UIM...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Your situation is actually more complicated than you may realize and I suggest you speak with a lawyer. First, your health insurance may or may not have a right of recovery from you under GA law. Often times health insurance companies claim a right of recovery but are actually prohibited from recovery. Second, your UIM carrier cannot pay any sums of money until the liability insurance policy is fully exhausted. Third, there may be additional UM policies that your lawyer can research. Fourth, without properly executing a the proper type of release you may not be able to access your UIM coverage. Fifth, your UIM insurance company will offer you significantly less without a lawyer. Often times clients attempt to accomplish steps 1-5 alone and come to us only after they are dissatisfied with the insurance company's offer. Most often we reject a case when it has not been properly managed from the start. Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.

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  • My son was injured in a one car accident. The insurance wants to settle for little money. Can we still go to trial to get more?

    The driver was a minor with parental permission to drive (the driver was supposed to have an adult in the car but there was no adult present). My son broke his arm and required surgery. The attorney hired says that the insurance company will max o...

    Anthony’s Answer

    There are multiple options for recovery including other vehicles owned by the parents of the driver, umbrella coverages, private out of pocket pay and your own underinsured motorist coverage. Additionally, in Georgia if the settlement for your son exceeds $15,000 it will have to be approved by the probate court of the county you reside. This can include an appointed conservator or guardian ad litem. All settlements on behalf of a minor require court approval even if the matter was settled without filing a lawsuit. I suggest speaking with your current lawyer about all of your options.

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  • I was just in a car accident. Should I get a lawyer before there insurance starts calling me? I even had to go to the E.R.

    I'm concerned whether I should retain a lawyer or not because I don't want to talk to the other insurance company because I know they will record me and try to change my story.

    Anthony’s Answer

    The Insurance Company will want to take your recorded statement; however, if you retain an attorney the insurance company will not be able to speak to you without your lawyer's permission. Furthermore, your lawyer can instruct the the insurance company to ask only specific questions or no questions at all. I highly recommend that you speak to a qualified personal injury attorney ASAP.

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  • Should I seek new legal counsel? (Slip & Fall with spine injury that required surgery).

    Injured back in slip and fall accident in 2010. I left the case in my attorneys hands so I could focus on recovering. One day I decided to look into his reviews, recent verdicts and settlement, that's when I found some unpleasant reviews stating t...

    Anthony’s Answer

    An integral part of our legal system is the right to have a lawyer of your choice. Lawyers specialize in different areas of the law and this is always something that should be effectively communicated between the lawyer and the client. For example, we specialize in personal injury and have many slip and fall case settlements and verdicts. However, we do not specialize in criminal law or tax law and should a client call our office with a tax law or criminal law issue we generally place that person in touch with the properly specialized lawyer. Open communication so that a lawyer and a client are on the same page is a key piece to a successful outcome. It sounds like you have a strong case and that the premise should be held to the standard of having prior knowledge and was placed on notice of the defective condition. Hopefully, you can discuss these issues with your current lawyer, but if the communication fails there are many qualified law firms such as ours that would be interested in speaking to you about your caae.

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  • Can I file with small claims court in Georgia for my doctor to pay for the surgery required to repair the damage he has coused?

    I will need a complicated surgery that will be costing me thousands of dollars out of pocket to try to repair a problem caused by my doctor's negligence. Can I file with the small claims court in GA to recover this cost? You can file for up to 15K...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Small Claims Court referred to as Magistrate Court in GA has a maximum recovery of $15,000. Additionally, you will need a physician's affidavit and other requirements governed under OCGA 9-11-9.1 Accordingly, Magistrate Court is not a good option for your case.

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