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Sam Louis Levine

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  • Bad faith Med Pay claim or justifiable denial?

    I have State Farm insurance on my car and Med Pay is included. Back in November 2012 I was in two car accidents 5 days apart from each other. Both accidents were rendered the fault of the other parties involved and not mine. I informed State Farm ...

    Sam’s Answer

    All of these kind, smart, talented & brilliant attorney's who previously answered this question are rock stars & I want backstage passes! They all contributed to what is collectively a very good answer to your question. You need to continue a dialogue about this issue. It's sort of like when you talk about a problem with a therapist, friend or family member -- it just makes you feel better. What I tell people is that if a sitting United States Senator (Trent Lott) can be denied his own insurance claim, what does that say for the rest of us? State Farm is in the business to collect premiums and they are at times very difficult to deal with when it comes to paying claims. You need to talk with several different attorney's licensed in Georgia who are experienced in this area. I am one of them, but like I said there are many fine & effective attorney's available to help. Also, State Farm does not have a monopoly in the insurance industry. You do have other options. Take care & know that this is just a blip on the radar.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
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  • Can the insurance request to access my credit history,bank statement ,utility payment history to settle a claim I filed ?

    I own a small business which was burglarized a week ago. I filed insurance claim. Now the insurance company send me a form to sign so that they can have access to my credit history, bank statement, utility payment history,....etc. The bugler is i...

    Sam’s Answer

    I hear that you are upset & concerned. The best thing you can do is to talk about this further with a Georgia attorney experienced in this area of law. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
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  • Injury occured in Md but company headquarters in GA...do I file a claim in Ga and all decisions governed by GA law?

    Its a large corporation that I'm dealing with...and have gotten nowhere with their franchisee in my area. I was injured moving the washing machine they installed incorrectly. The hoses werent connected properly upon first use of the washer and cau...

    Sam’s Answer

    I am so sorry that this happened to you. The short answer to your question is maybe. There is no harm in talking with a Georgia attorney to answer questions and help clarify some things. Whatever the case, I hope you feel better. Your injuries do sound very serious and you need to continue treating until released. Best wishes.

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  • When you should fire your lawyer

    The family hired a lawyer after our mother was killed in a car accident in feb of this year since then we have spoke with our lawyer twice one when we hired and second time in July we have emailed and called the office and no return ? We have alre...

    Sam’s Answer

    You should try to reconnect with the attorney, if at all possible. Keep trying to reach him/her. Email, fax & write the attorney. Go by the attorney's office if necessary. I'd say reserve judgment until you are able to find out what is going on. If the attorney is non-responsive, well, that's not right or responsible on the part of the attorney. However, there may be something going on with the attorney. Take a deep breath & be reasonably patient. Best wishes.

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  • Hit by a car while walking can we sue?

    My nephew who is a senior in high school was walking across the street in front of the school last week in the cross walk and was hit by a car. the driver did not call the police because my nephew thought he was ok. when he got to school the teach...

    Sam’s Answer

    That is awful. I am so sorry. You r son needs both legal & medical help...An attorney who will walk him & you through the process. It's very likely that your son has a claim. The first step is to call an attorney to discuss the case. One that is empathetic & will take decisive & deliberate action on behalf of your son. I hope your son heals quickly. My thoughts are with you and your family. Best wishes.

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  • I slipped and fell at a grocer store and suffered a back injury what do i need to do now?

    The grocery store did admit it was their fault by paying for the prescriptions i received after i went to the emergency room to make sure i did not break anything or had any fractures. but i need further medical attention because my back is reall...

    Sam’s Answer

    I am so sorry that this happened to you. I'd recommend that you speak with a personal injury attorney in Atlanta who practices premises liability law. Someone who will listen, be empathetic & attentive. There several things that need to be avoided by you at this time that need to be discussed. I hope feel better.

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  • DUI driver hit my car by making a left turn on a green light and tried to run away, but I chased her down. Can I sue her?

    I was driving straight down the road at night on a green light. The car on the opposite side was waiting to make a left turn. She ended up crashing into my car by making a left turn too early. I stopped my car, but she drove off. I chased her down...

    Sam’s Answer

    What a nightmare. I am sorry that this happened to you. Yes, you can most likely sue her. The insurance coverage would need to be sorted out first, which is an easy process. You need an attorney that handles these type of cases, is familiar either professionally and/or personally with back injuries & one that is prepared to try the case, if necessary. I'd recommend trying to find someone who is attentive, empathetic & assertive. Best wishes & I hope you feel better. :-)

    Sincerely,

    Sam Levine, Esq.
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  • Do I need an personal injury accident attorney?

    My husband was hit head on by man who was charged with DUI (he was on prescription drugs that were his wife's ) we believe it totaled the car as well. My husband he suffering from severe head and neck aches now.

    Sam’s Answer

    First of all, I am so sorry that this happened to you. I hope your husband is feeling better. Under the circumstances, yes, your husband should consult with an attorney. It's impossible at this point to know the full extent of your husband's injuries.

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  • Denied life insurance benefits after 26 years of payments.

    Hello, My grandmother was denied life insurance (February) when her husband died. The alleged reasoning is because she retired in December. Thank you for any help.

    Sam’s Answer

    All I can say is to give myself or another qualified attorney a call to talk. That's really the first step. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
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  • Can we utilize uninsured/underinsured motorist?

    My fiancé received policy limits from the insured that hit him because of surgery scheduled for next week. I am primary and he is a secondary driver on my full coverage policy. Can we access my uninsured/underinsured motorist policy? If so is ther...

    Sam’s Answer

    To the extent that um is available & was not contractually waived and if a special kind of release called a "limited release" was executed, then most likely, yes.

    I am available to assist & there are many fine attorneys on this list serve who could also help. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
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