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Kenneth L. Shigley

Atlanta Trucking Accident Lawyer.

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  1. What does Homicide with Conditions mean?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. James B. Hernan
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
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    The phrase "homicide with conditions" does not appear in Georgia case law or statutes. Are you sure they did not say "homicide by vehicle"? In any event, I have reclassified your questions under criminal defense as it relates to the criminal aspects of the case rather than a civil claim for personal injury or wrongful death.

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  2. My son hit the next door neighbor's babysitter in the eye with a plastic baseball. Are we liable for her medical bills?

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. Jesse Cole Kent
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Under Georgia law, a 6 year old is below the age of tort responsibility. Parents can be responsible for torts of a child when they entrust a dangerous instrumentality to the child with knowledge of a dangerous propensity, or when they negligently supervise the child. Neither of those appear to fit these facts. However, your homeowners insurance policy probably would cover these medical bills under a no-fault "medical payments" coverage line. If you have such coverage, I would send the bills to...

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  3. If a person in the passenger seat in the front is drunk, can the driver be charged with a dui?

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Michael David Barber Jr.
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Peter John Marek
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    Not unless the driver is also intoxicated. If stopped, the passenger in VA may be charged for public intoxication. The designated driver, if stopped, may be subject to a sobriety test, but if sober should not be charged with DUI.

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  4. I need a medical malpractice attorney.

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. Robert P Garven
    4. Clifford M. Miller
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    Medical malpractice cases are extremely difficulty, complex, expensive and time consuming, so it is very hard to find a lawyer willing to take on a medmal case that does not involve truly catastrophic injury or death that is clearly the result of malpractice. See http://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/rpt/2012-R-0373.htm. For prospects, do a web search for "florida medical malpractice attorney board certified." Pick 10 well qualified attorneys, rank them in whatever criteria look good to you (credentials,...

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  5. As a personal injury attorney handling auto accidents cases, why would you refer your clients to a particular chiropractor?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James B. Hernan
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Lawrence A. Newman
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    I would never refer any client to a chiropractor. If a chiropractor is a modest portion of the overall chain of treatment, that is fine. However, I would never accept a case in which chiropractic is the primary mode of treatment. I have withdrawn from representing clients who refused to go to an MD. That is because in my observation jurors and insurers take injury claims much less seriously when the main treatment is chiropractic. Life is too short to waste time on such cases.

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  6. In May 2012 my daughter and her fiancee were in a motorcycle accident in Cherokee NC. My daughter was severely injured

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James B. Hernan
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Kenneth L. Shigley
    4. Todd Robert Henningsen
    5. Russell Greer Keener
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    You definitely need to consult an experienced NC trial attorney. The laws regarding the effect of road defects vary dramatically from state to state.

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  7. I was in a car accident and insurance company is offering 6000 for settlement. However I sustained a herniated disk in my back.

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Michael Evan Greenspan
    2. Wayne William Bilsky
    3. Keith Michael Petrochko
    4. Michael Brevda
    5. Alyson Marie George
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    Insurance companies are in the business of buying serious injuries cheaply if they can. You don't say when the accident was , what medical treatment you have had, what current symptoms you have, or whether a doctor has indicated whether you might require surgery in the future. In recent years in metro Atlanta, I have seen cases with similar injuries settle anywhere from $150,000 to $850,000 if there was surgery. However, every case is different. The specific facts of the accident, preexisting...

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  8. In Personal Injury case - is it normal for attorney to "bad mouth" plaintiff or defense to one of the uninvolved witnesses?

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. Bruno Patrick Bianchi
    3. Richard C. Southard
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
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    Trash talk of this sort is common among some cynical insurance defense lawyers, particularly those who work in-house for insurance companies. While not sanctionable, it is not highly professional. The best defense lawyers are polite, respectful, and effective without being nasty about it. One cure for this would be for the lawyer's boss to have a friendly coaching and counseling session, but I suspect that will never happen because it is the culture of the firm.

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  9. I received $80,000 dollars after the bills was paid for a wrongful death suit for my son

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Kenneth L. Shigley
    4. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Generally, money received in compensation for personal injury and wrongful death is not taxable. However, the devil is in the details. Talk to the lawyer who handled the case and your CPA.

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  10. Do i have a case? Two clots were found one in my leg and one in my lung they sent me home to die. I now take blood thinners dail

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. Abdulhakim Saadiq
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    Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex and filled with trap doors for the unwary. There are many factual issues that are not clear in your description. Moreover, the risk and expense of litigating such cases is extreme. You should consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in the Atlanta area.

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