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William Franklin Smith III

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  • Does Ga have uninsured motorist insurance for people who cannot pay

    Grandaughter in Georgia had a hit and run, and speeding ticket when she was 17. She is now 18 and own her own. I coukd get her an older car to drive yo college and work but cani Not afford car ins. At 300.00 per month. Does Ga have a fee you pay ...

    William’s Answer

    I might be confused on your question but I think you are asking if you can pay a fee for NOT having insurance rather than asking if "uninsured motorist" coverage cost extra from your own insurance provider. You must have insurance to drive in Georgia. There is no fee you can pay if you don't have insurance. You can and will, however, get a ticket for not having insurance. Hope this addressed your question.

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  • What can I do??

    My 1 1/2 yr old came home from daycare two days in a row with bumps on his head. When asked, the daycare has no idea why or how happened. A day later he comes home with another, yet innocent report on this one. I don't have pictures of the first o...

    William’s Answer

    It's certainly worth speaking with an attorney to determine 1. If you have a case and 2. How you can get the daycare involved in helping you create a safer environment for your child.

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  • Need a lawyer to help with accident case for car lost wages and injurys

    My Boyfriend was. hit by a dr.unk driver in my car. He was injured and my car is totaled. She advised police she was at fault and didnt see the stop sign. Her insurance says they will pay 60% on my car only. They havent said anything about his in...

    William’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear what happened. You need to speak with an attorney soon. You could be looking at punitive damages because the at fault driver was intoxicated. Don't speak with the insurance company until you hire an attorney. The insurance company does not have your interest in mind.

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  • My father is in a rehabilitation center and he has been neglected and has a bed sores how can I proceed?

    my father has a very severe infectious disease and bed sores all the way down to the bone he's falling off the bed the refused to give him a bed with railing nurses don't use gloves

    William’s Answer

    I'm very sorry to hear about your father. The decubitus uclers sound like they are the result of the nursing staff failing to properly turn your dad. You need to speak with a nursing home abuse attorney immediately and possibly contact a elder ombudsmen to help with finding an immediate solution.

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  • I have been in an accident and am receiving surgery on both my wrists.

    The insurance company for the insured has stated that the limits of her liability policy is only $50,000. I am afraid that my medical school come close to that and I have suffered greatly over the last year until they finally did an MRI and got my...

    William’s Answer

    The quick answer to your question is, maybe. You certainly need to put your insurance on notice that you have a potential under-insured motorist claim. Whether you may collect on that under-insured motorist policy, however, depends on what type of policy you have. There is also the potential that the other driver is covered by various other insurance policies. Your best option is to consult with an attorney to determine if there is other coverage. Many attorneys won't charge you if they determine there is no other coverage and you are only getting what you would have before you got an attorney. It's worth consulting and looking into the matter. Once you settle the case you are forever closed from ever filing suit for more money.

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  • Nurse didn't take action after family member got hurt

    My grandmother fell and hit her head. Her nurse, who sees her three times a week came the next day to look at her injury. It was a cut on her head. The nurse told me that my grandmother was complaining of a bad head ache and needed pain medication...

    William’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. You definitely need to speak with an attorney about your options. The mere fact that the nurse possibly breached the standard of care outside a nursing home or hospital setting does not negate her liability. An attorney will be able to gather the necessary medical information and hire experts to determine what the nurse should have done. An attorney will also help you determine who else shares responsibility, i.e., was the nurse employed by a Hospice provider or other at home health contractor. I agree with you that allowing her to take sleeping meds after a fall rather than having her examined seems like an improper course of action. Call an attorney soon. Most local attorneys here in Atlanta offer free consultations.

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  • I was in a 3 car collision. I was the lead car of 3.

    The last car pushed the second car into my vehicle. I and the second car was already sitting still waiting on another accident to clear. The last car was the only one to receive a violation. As far as responsibility I am guessing it all falls on...

    William’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your accident. Yes, the vehicle that received the citation will most likely be responsible given that you and the other car were sitting still. I do suggest consulting with an attorney about your case to determine what your best course of action is to recover medical bills and pain and suffering.

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  • I was rear ended and I wasn't at fault, the guy who caused the accident accepted responsibility for it.

    I was wondering if there's a way for me to find legal assistance even though I cannot afford an attorney. The accident left significant damage to my vehicle, thus it was totalled as a result.

    William’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear that you were in an accident. Personal injury attorneys do not require upfront fees. Instead, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means if and when we resolve your case we are paid a predetermined percentage of the money you receive. The benefit for you is that you don't have to pay anything upfront and if there is no recovery you don't owe anything. However, our firm, for example, does not take a contingency fee for property damage. Our philosophy is that you will need exactly the amount the insurance company offers you to fix your vehicle. You can use AVVO's find a lawyer tool to help you find a local attorney to help you.

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  • DADDY WAS MISTREATED IN A VA CONTRACTED NURSING HOME IN ASHEVILLE, NC. CAN I SUE THEM?

    HAD YEAST INFECTIONS...LEFT ALONE AND HE GOT OUTSIDE AND FELL OUT OF HIS WHEELCHAIR. SENT TO CAF. TO EAT WITH POOP IN HIS PANTS. SENT TO DR. APPT. ALONE AND ALSO NO PAPERWORKI. HE WAS IN HIS 90'S. I HAVE PICTURES OF INJURIES FROM FALL. HIRED ...

    William’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your experience. It sounds like they have possibly violated his Residents' Bill of Rights and possibly violated the standard a care. You need to contact a nursing home lawyer immediately to investigate your options.

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  • If the doctor recommends surgery. Do I have to do it. Or will it mess up lawsuit if I deny to have it going against treatment.

    Personal injury.

    William’s Answer

    The purpose of a personal injury suit is to make you "whole" following an accident. Making you whole means trying to get you back to the state of health and well being you were in before you were injured. This is done is two ways: special and general damages. Special damages are typically the medical bills and other costs you have suffered which have a specific monetary amount. General damages usually involve the pain and suffering you have endured. While it is true that increasing your special damages (here we would be talking about a potential surgery) can increase your general damages your main goal should be your own health and well being. If the doctor recommends surgery you should talk about this with your family and your doctor. You don't need to have a surgery you don't want simply to increase the potential "value" of your case. You need to focus on getting better and trying to get back to how you were prior to the accident. However, you do need to keep in mind that once you settle your case you can't come back years later and get compensation for surgery that you didn't have prior to settlement. Talk with your doctor about the implications of not having the surgery. You can't "mess up" your case by not having a surgery you don't want. But again, you need to think about your health above all.

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