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Edward M. Wynn

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Can I file against my auto insurance and the insurance of the person at fault?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron P. Marks
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Edward M. Wynn
    4. Matthew Chase Swanson
    5. L. Ty Wilson
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    As an initial matter, if you are represented by an attorney, you should direct these questions to him/her. However, I assume since you have submitted your question here that you do not have an attorney. I also assume you are asking about a personal injury claim rather than damage to your vehicle. With those assumptions in mind, I am sorry to say that there is no hard and fast deadline by which an insurance company MUST settle with you. In fact, they do not have to settle with your husband...

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  2. Do i need an attorney for a small slip and fall case

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    2. Jonathan P. Sexton
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Merry Melinda Fountain
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    If you want the best chance to recover, then the answer is almost always yes. It is usually a good idea to have an attorney handle any type of personal injury claim, but that is even more true in a premises liability case like a slip and fall. Slip and falls are often difficult to settle for a reasonable value without a lawsuit because of the type and nature of defenses that the other party usually has in such cases. The insurance company might prefer to take its chances on getting the...

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  3. I got hit by a semi truck in Ga 4/11.Fired one lawyer but new lawyer hasn't worked on new demand package hired 12/11 what to do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Edward M. Wynn
    2. Jason Ramsey Schultz
    3. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
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    Without knowing anything more about your situation than what you've stated here, there is almost no valid reason (outside of severe illness or disability of some sort) that would excuse a lawyer's failure to return a client's calls for months and months at a time. On the other hand, there may be several perfectly-good reasons why a demand package in your case hasn't been sent yet. If you were injured and are still receiving medical treatment, it is also reasonable for a lawyer to wait...

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  4. Can I sue the owner of a dog for getting attacked by there pitbull?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Jesse Cole Kent
    3. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    4. Noah Howard Pines
    5. John Michael Phillips
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    Yes, you can sue the owner, and it sounds like your case has merit. The key is whether the owner has insurance coverage, such as a homeowner's or personal liability policy, that will cover your damages if you do sue him. It is difficult (and sometimes impossible) to obtain a settlement or recover a judgment from someone without significant assets. Therefore, finding adequate liability insurance coverage is of the upmost importance. My suggestion is that you meet with a personal...

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  5. Do I have a case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    2. Merry Melinda Fountain
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Noah Howard Pines
    5. Edward M. Wynn
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    You have a case, but the question is: can you win it? Many things would need to be investigated before an attorney can confidently advise you that your case has a good chance of success. While the lack of a wet floor sign tells us that the store did not do anything warn someone like yourself of the puddle, this would not matter if the puddle was so fresh and new that they did not know there was anything there to warn about. Some of the questions that would need to be answered to give an...

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  6. Why can't I sue the DFACS office?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jesse Cole Kent
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Edward M. Wynn
    4. Josh P Tolin
    5. Albert Lee Crosner
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    Technically you can *sue* anyone, including DFACS and any other government entity; the question is will you win. I have no opinion based on the info you provided whether or not you have a valid claim factually. But as you have apparently found out, it is very difficult to win against a government entity because they usually have a strong immunity defense. I certainly understand your frustration. Hundreds if not thousands of citizens, many of them with meritorious cases involving...

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  7. My son came into contact with peanut butter at school and began to break out in hives. It took the school 30 min to call 911

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Edward M. Wynn
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Public school districts, public school officials, teachers and staff are generally entitled to immunity from liability. While the law recognizes here exceptions to that rule, those exceptions are very narrow. Many if not most lawsuits against Georgia public schools or their employees are tossed out of court because they don't fit into an exception. This doesn't mean your case won't, but it will take you hiring an attorney who can research the law in this area and investigate the...

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  8. Do I need to hire an attorney or can I handle this on my own?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward M. Wynn
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    It is almost always a good idea to hire an attorney to represent you, whether on a personal injury case or other legal matter. As the old saying goes, "he who represents himself has a fool for a client." Studies have shown that most insurance companies place far more value on claims that are being handled by an attorney. The reasons are obvious. Insurance companies are huge corporations with teams of experienced adjusters, investigators, and lawyers of their own. They handle thousands...

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  9. Law suit pending against me from other Insurance Company, because I did not sign agreement.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sam Louis Levine
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. Albert Lee Crosner
    4. Jesse Cole Kent
    5. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
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    There are potentially many important facts that could make a difference in your situation. Neither myself nor anyone else on this website can know exactly happened based solely on the information you have provided. You and your attorney are in the best position to know the most important and relevant facts. It does seem that you were obviously reluctant to settle your case. However, you do not say that you never actually agreed to settle it. It seems that you may have authorized your...

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  10. My ex husband refuses to do mediation. Can i get a court order to make him attend and if so how can I go about doing that?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward M. Wynn
    2. Thomas Richelo
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    Some courts require parties to attempt alternative dispute resolution ("ADR"), or mediation, before the judge will allow the case to proceed to trial. It sounds like the court where your case is, which sounds like it may or may not be a divorce or some kind of domestic relations law matter, does not require mandatory ADR/mediation. To answer your question: can you get a court order to "make him attend" a mediation? Maybe, but probably not if the court doesn't already require it....

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