Andrew Payne Copenhaver’s Answers

Andrew Payne Copenhaver

North Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Do I need an attorney for automobile accident settlement in Georgia?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    2. Anthony Charles Kalka
    3. David H. Burns
    4. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    5. Philip Wesley Lorenz
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    Interesting question about the total loss and your research into CCC. I deal exclusively with injury claims but occasionally help client's out with property damage claims when the insurance company is being a problem. From what I've seen, CCC is typically pretty good at calculating the total loss. They go by actual sales price of like vehicles as opposed to what you see listed. That said, if you press them many insurers will go ahead and expand their CCC search into additional states which...

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  2. I want to know what all I can sue for my husband was hit by a car as a pedestrian helping someone and passed away 46 days after

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John A. Jackson
    2. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    3. Michael David Myers
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    Terribly sorry to hear of your loss - it sounds like your husband was a kind man. Based on your question, it seems that there could be an issue as to whether you can establish that the collision was the cause of death. The causal connection is key - without it you can't bring a wrongful death action. If you can relate the collision to your husband's passing, you will need to establish the estate and sue the driver for all damages available which would include all medical and funeral...

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  3. Can I be sued for an accident my daughter had? The car was in her name but she was on my policy.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    2. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Robert G. Rothstein
    5. George Costas Andriotis
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    If a lawsuit is filed, your daughter will be the named Defendant but your insurance will be paying for the damages. Because the car was in her name, Georgia's family purpose doctrine does not apply so you will not be a named Defendant. If a lawsuit is filed, the insurance company has an obligation to defend her; however, it would be advisable to hire independent counsel to represent her as well. Last but not least, if the pedestrian had UM coverage, the pedestrian's insurer could seek...

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  4. How do I release my current attorney from my auto accident according to our verbal agreement and his lack of due diligence?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    2. David B Pittman
    3. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. David T. Lashgari
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    I agree with all of the other lawyers regarding terminating your current representation. As far as medical care, I assume that you do not have access to health insurance? If you do not, I would suggest that, upon terminating the relationship with your current lawyer, seek the services of a reputable attorney in your hometown. Lawyers often have good relationships with Doctors in town and they can refer you to a good Doctor who treat you provided you they are reimbursed from any...

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  5. Am I entitled to treble damages?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    2. Larry Alan Apfelbaum
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David B Pittman
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    Given the facts provided, I would be pleased with them offering to reimburse the $6,800.00 in vet bills and would try to negotiate for more if you lost time from work to care for your dog, suffered anxiety etc. I think you are a little confused about the "False Claims Act" as that pertains to claims that have defrauded the Federal Government a/k/a a whistleblower or qui tam action. NY has some consumer protection laws to cover your claim but your claims are not well suited for class...

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  6. Loss wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills paid.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    3. Noah Howard Pines
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Ainsworth G. Dudley Jr.
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    If you have not consulted with an attorney you should do so as soon as possible. It sounds like the other driver has $25,000 in liability coverage and you have $25,000.00 in uninsured motorist coverage. Georgia has two types of uninsured motorist coverage, one allows you to add or stack your coverage and the other does not. If you have add on coverage you can get to $50,000.00 based on the facts you provide. Also, if you live with any resident relatives that have their own policies or have...

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  7. Interstate Collision? What to do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sidney Weinstein
    2. Henry David Bullard
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Peter James Pearson
    5. Kimberly Waters Grant
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    My condolences to you regarding your injuries...they are frightening. I agree with the other lawyers but would also suggest that depending on the make/model of your vehicle and the amount of available insurance, you should consult with a lawyer who has experience with motor vehicle products liability cases. Although this was a high speed impact, your gas tank should have never exploded like that. Motor vehicle product liability cases can be extremely expensive to pursue and your attorney...

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  8. Can you sue employer for negligence for work related injury if employer is self insured for workers compensation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    3. Sarah Elizabeth Stottlemyer
    4. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    5. Douglas Francis Kaleita
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    Workers' Compensation is the exclusive remedy and you should consult a lawyer for your workers' compensation claim. When consulting with your lawyer tell him or her about the faulty equipment. If the injuries are severe, it could warrant an investigation of a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the equipment or a third party who serviced the equipment. I wish you the best.

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  9. My daughter is 15yrs old and was in a car accident.she had back and neck problems and got burnt on her arm.and the insurance

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    I agree with the others that $3,000.00 sounds awfully low for the injuries you describe. If indeed that is the insurance company's final offer I see no reason not to file suit - you daughter will end up with little from this settlement so she is not at risk of losing much of anything if you put it before a jury. Additionally, your lawyer can negotiate the medical bills for you; however, Georgia has a hospital/physician lien statute. If the hospital or medical care provider properly perfected...

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  10. Will an insurance company sue me after my insurance company pays out its policy limit if they have to pay UIM coverage?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Chase Swanson
    2. Jonathan P. Sexton
    3. Andrew Payne Copenhaver
    4. David Craig Lee
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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    The short answer is pobably yes. Assuming that liability is not an issue, her lawyer will demand the policy limits in exchange for a limited release that allows her to collect any UM coverage that she may have. Georgia has two types of UM coverage, if she has opted for "add on" UM coverage, there is no offset for the compensation she has received from your policy and if her insurer pays they can and likely will go after you for the money that was paid. If this happens, your insurance...

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