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Robert Neal Katz

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Is double dipping legal in ga for auto accidents?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Neal Katz
    2. Muna H. Claxton
    3. Matthew Chase Swanson
    4. Donald Joseph Quinn II
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5 lawyer answers

    You are allowed to collect both from medical payments coverage and from automobile liability insurance coverage. The medical payments carrier can seek reimbursement from your settlement with the liability insurance carrier, but can only recover reimbursement if you have been fully compensated for all of your economic and non-economic losses (ie: pain and suffering). However, the automobile liability insurance carrier may not discount your settlement based upon the fact you have medical payments...

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  2. Trust fund question

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Neal Katz
    2. Matthew Chase Swanson
    3. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3 lawyer answers

    I would start by investigating the settlement which occurred. I would start by speaking with your parent or guardian who negotiated the settlement. If this is not practical, your settlement had to be processed through the probate court in the county in which you resided or through a trial court. You can contact one of those courts to learn about the settlement and the proceeds. Likewise, you can contact the insurance company who paid the settlement. It is possible that your settlement was "...

  3. My friend is trying to make me pay for damages to her car and she has insurance, am I responsible for all damages?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Robert Neal Katz
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Linda M. Shick
    4 lawyer answers

    Even if she reports it to her insurance company, there is some potential for you to have to pay for the damages if you were found at fault. However, if the accident was caused by the person who got in the car that night, you would not have to pay. You were not clear in your question on what caused the accident itself. In the end, it is more a practical issue. If you do not have the funds to pay and she wants her car fixed, she will have to report it to her insurance company, which is her...

  4. My son had a single car accident during bad weather (40-6-48 ticket). What exactly can I expect at court. What do we do now?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Peter James Pearson
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Robert Neal Katz
    3 lawyer answers

    I do not really expect anything more than a fine and some points on the license if he has no prior driving issues or criminal offenses. In an abundance of caution, you can bring an attorney with you to court. However, I would start by calling the court to determine what is the normal fine for this ticket with a person your son's age. You may find he can simply pay the ticket if you want to avoid the hearing. Although the judge may just waive the fine and any points given the nature of the...

  5. What is the likely outcome to mis-battery charge?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Robert Neal Katz
    3. David J McMorris
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    I would strongly suggest you get an attorney. If you have to go to superior court, then you are likely charged with a felony. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint one for you.

  6. Help !! they said i didnt need full coverage insur.,and denied about the emergency brakes not working...Now without a vehicle...

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Neal Katz
    2. Dana L. Manner
    2 lawyer answers

    Although I understand you are frustrated, but there is very likely no apprpriate action against the dealer. Prior to purchasing any used vehicle, it is important to have an independent mechanic review the car or truck. Used vehicles are usually sold "as is" without any warranty or guarantee that it is mechanically sound. I think you can explain your story to the traffic court judge in an effort to reduce or eliminate your fine from the ticket. However, he or she may not be willing to offer you...

  7. Can I sue the nail salon that damaged my fingernails and eyes?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Lloyd Noland Bell
    2. Robert Neal Katz
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4 lawyer answers

    Although the nail salon may have been negligent, the level of damages is not likely sufficient to make the case worthwhile for you or an attorney to pursue. Absent a significant injury that involves substantial medical expenses or a permanent injury, most experienced attorneys will not get involved in your matter and it is unlikely that it is worth the financial committment by you to pursue.

  8. I bought a dodge neon in march and i have had numerous issue with the car like the radiator and engine light keeps coming on

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Neal Katz
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joshua David Wallace
    4 lawyer answers

    Georgia does have a lemon law. However, only new vehicles are covered. Therefore, if your car was used when it was purchased, it is not covered by Georgia lemon law. For used cars, you must file a lawsuit to enforce the warranty if the company is failing to honor the warranty. I would encourage you to take your vehicle to another repair shop to see if they can solve the issue before taking other action.

  9. I used a hair care product by the name of bigen and had a horrible affect on me had to go tho the hospital and now im on steriod

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron P. Marks
    2. S Quinn Johnson
    3. Robert Neal Katz
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    While you may have a potential product liability action, it may not make practical sense for you to pursue the case if the damages are limited. If the incident is recent and occurred in Georgia, you will generally have 2 years to file suit. I would finish a bit more treatment. If you end up recovering without a permanent disability or requirement for long-term treatment, a well qualified product liability attorney will be unlikely to become involved in your matter.

  10. Is it common to be sued after a car accident?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Neal Katz
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, claims for personal injury are settled without the need for a trial. In fact, 95% of cases are resolved without a trial. Therefore, I think it is unlikely that you will find yourself in a trial. Your insurance company will provide you with counsel who will handle the entire matter. You will only need to assist him/her with answering written questions (interrogatories), giving your deposition and, if necessary, attending a brief trial. You should relax about the situation and go about...