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C. Jeffrey Kaufman
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  • RE: daughter's accident with tractor trailer. The attorney advised me to get a second opinion, as I have two years to file.

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    C.’s Answer

    I responded to your first post in detail but yes, please get your former attorney's entire file immediately and contact another attorney ASAP. Look in AVVO and attorney sites. Find an attorney with experience in tractor trailer wrecks. It is difficult enough for you and your family to deal with the loss of your daughter. You need an attorney who will take the burden of the case off your shoulders. Please see my response to your first post for additional details. Again, my condolences and my thoughts are with you and your family.

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  • My daughter was killed in an automobile accident involving a tractor trailer. Analysis has shown that she was liable.

    It was a rainy day, the truck driver said that he gained speed (48 mph / 55 mph zone). In his taped statement, he said there was a medium rain. When asked if he could have done something differently, he responded, to the effect, that he could hav...

    C.’s Answer

    I am so sorry for your loss. As a parent myself, I can't begin to imagine what you've been through. While I cannot speak to what your previous attorney did or did not do, I can tell you that different attorneys approach cases differently and that just because one attorney does not feel your case is worthwhile, that does not mean you have no case. Over almost 40 years I've often encountered cases that were though to be hopeless by other attorneys and I have nonetheless obtained justice for my client. Without having additional details about your case specifically, it is difficult to know if more can be done, but do not give up hope. Please get your entire original file from your former attorney and contact another attorney experienced in tractor trailer wrecks. They are a different animal entirely than your typical car wreck. My hope is that a proper investigation was done that yielded data from the black box in the truck, and that potential safety violations were looked into. My best to you and your family and I hope you do not give up.

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  • Im looking for a good attorney to help me on a insurance claim!

    I was injured in an auto accident, back in april, totaled my truck and injured my right shoulder, gonna have to have major surgery to repair the damage, the insurance company dont seem to want to cooperate and pay for my injuries,

    C.’s Answer

    You clearly have a serious injury that requires expensive treatment. The insurance company will do everything they can to get out of paying for your losses. Insurance companies, even your own, are not your friends. I have been practicing for 37 years and I can tell you from personal experience that insurance companies rarely, if ever, do the right thing on their own without an attorney involved. Go online and research attorneys. Find one you are comfortable with that will treat you like a person and not just a case number. Feel free to look over my website (kaufmanlaw.net). I would be happy to answer any questions you have and assist you with this case. My staff and I are available around the clock for our clients.

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  • Situation - Driver turns in front of motorcycle, killing motorist. There are two passengers in the front passenger seat.

    Can these passengers be considered as contributing to the negligence that caused the accident? Will their, or their parents, auto or umbrella policies pay in this situation if pursued by the deceased family?

    C.’s Answer

    The answer to this question is very dependent on the facts of the case. Certainly with a death involved, it is wise to pursue all possible sources of recovery for the deceased's family. It would be a very good idea to speak with an experienced attorney in detail about this situation.

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  • My PI negotiations have now went from the paralegal to the attorney directly. Is this a good sign?

    MVA 2012 suv crossed two lanes of traffic and hit my car. I have have lost a year of work have to have surgery acdf. My medical bills are over 40k with another 80k coming soon from acdf and lost wages of 80k

    C.’s Answer

    It is not entirely clear from your question what you are referring to. If the paralegal for your attorney has been negotiating a settlement on your behalf, that could be a serious problem. The attorney should be the only one negotiating a potential settlement on your behalf. If you are referring to communications between your attorney's office and yourself, then the attorney becoming more directly involved is always a good sign. If you are unsure of what is going on or why, try to talk directly with your attorney and address your concerns. If you are not satisfied with his/her explanation, consider the possibility of seeking a second opinion. Good luck to you!

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  • My 9 year old son was hit by a car, he was charged with the accident AT NINE years old. Can I sue for pain and suffering?

    I only ask because I lost wages at work, 3 days in the hospital. Trips to Atl to see specialist. No 4-6 weeks of therapy. I am loosing money on my job. He has Geico insurance.

    C.’s Answer

    Every case is different and you should consult with an attorney about the facts of your case. Just because your son was found to be responsible by the responding officer does not mean you don't have a claim. Please contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights.

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  • WHAT LAWYERS ARE DOING THE PARIATEX MESH RECALL

    I had surgery in 2007 (went septic) and again in 2012 (infection caused narcosis) caused by Pariatex Mesh. I am deformed! I have nerve damage, pain on and off, can't wear clothes that are rubbing against the scar. Jeans and we live out in the co...

    C.’s Answer

    I am so sorry this has happened to you. My office handles these cases. If you'd like a free consultation, please feel free to call (404-355-4000) or email (info@kaufmanlaw.net) my office at any time. My associate and I have almost 60 years of combined experience representing injury victims in Georgia. We would be happy to discuss your case in further detail with you.

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  • I just got in a car accident that was not my fault what steps do I take next

    The at fault driver rear ended me, I already contacted my insurance company, do I need to contact the other parties insurance as well

    C.’s Answer

    If you are injured or in any pain, before talking with the insurance company, you should at least consult with a lawyer and go over the facts of your case in greater detail. All too often, insurance companies try to take advantage of those who are not represented. If you'd like a free consultation, please feel free to call (404-355-4000) or email (info@kaufmanlaw.net) my office at any time. My associate and I have almost 60 years of combined experience representing injury victims in Georgia. We would be happy to discuss your case in further detail with you.

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  • Can i sue the at fault parties insurance as well as my own insurance?

    I was in an auto accident and was not at fault. In what case can you file a claim on your own insurance and receive compensation?

    C.’s Answer

    Generally speaking, if the Defendant's insurance company pays you the limits of their liability coverage, or if the Defendant does not have valid liability coverage, or if the Defendant is unknown, you can file a claim for bodily injury with your own insurance company if you have UM (un/underinsured motorist) coverage. If you have medical payments coverage, your insurance company will pay your medical bills related to your wreck up to the limits of your coverage. All too often, insurance companies try to take advantage of those who are not represented. If you'd like a free consultation, please feel free to call (404-355-4000) or email (info@kaufmanlaw.net) my office at any time. My associate and I have almost 60 years of combined experience representing injury victims in Georgia. We would be happy to discuss your case in further detail with you.

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  • Would hiring an attorney guarantee a more decent settlement then without one?

    I was in an auto accident and was not at fault. Car damage was 1400 and medical bills totaled 9100. The doctor signed a lien and the at fault insurance company is only paying 5259 of the total. I would be receiving 4067 and still have about 3800...

    C.’s Answer

    No lawyer can promise you a specific result but before agreeing to anything with the insurance company, you should at least consult with a lawyer and go over the facts of your case in greater detail. All too often, insurance companies try to take advantage of those who are not represented, and that could be what is going on in this case. If you'd like a free consultation, please feel free to call (404-355-4000) or email (info@kaufmanlaw.net) my office at any time. My associate and I have almost 60 years of combined experience representing injury victims in Georgia. We would be happy to discuss your case in further detail with you.

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