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Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart

Lauren Goodhart’s Answers

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  • FTA Warrant

    Dekalb county sheriffs came to my moms house looking for me for fta for missing my felony court date that i knew nothing about what are the odds of me not going to jail. I never recieved any notification about my court date or anything

    Lauren’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. You really need to hire a lawyer to straighten this out. Furthermore,yyoou are charged with a felony, you are facing time in prison. You need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Your charges are very serious

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  • My SUV was stolen from my driveway. One owner. Do I have to settle for what my insurance offers?

    I have not received an offer yet.

    Lauren’s Answer

    You don't have to accept the offer, but your only other alternative is to file a lawsuit and successfully compel them to pay a higher amount. The fact is that filing a lawsuit is usually not worth the time and prohibitively expensive when you are fighting overly what generally is not a large difference in money. Plus there is no guarantee a court will agree with your assessment. The insurance company is very well aware of these facts, which influences their offer. Many people do not always consider what an insurance company may give when paying a total loss. It really should be a factor in choosing an insurance company

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  • What should I do now?

    I was having tooth extracted and the needle on the syringe the dentist was using to numb my jaw broke off in my cheek. They did panoramic X-Ray and can see the needle in a diagonal position with the tip pointed back and up toward my sinus. He se...

    Lauren’s Answer

    The issue of whether to file a malpractice suit hinges on many factors and negligence is just one of them. I personally would need to look at the medical records and have them reviewed by a dentist as well as evaluate tour damages. BEFORE any of that happens, you really need to get the appropriate medical treatment. I would see another doctor promptly. Please remember the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the extraction.

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  • What can I do if I cannot make my reset municipal court date?

    I was charged with public urination and I cannot make the court date due to final exams. What should I do?

    Lauren’s Answer

    It depends on the policies of the Judge, but generally speaking, an attorney could go on your behalf.

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  • Can I purchase a structured settlement agreement from an American living abroad?

    I would like to know if I can purchase a structured settlement agreement from an American living abroad. The settlement insurance company is in Florida but the seller has a brother in Savannah Georgia who's willing to act as his power of attorney...

    Lauren’s Answer

    There are a couple of problems that could arise. 1) the language in the Settlement Agreement itself. There may be specific prohibitions in the language of the annuity (I assume it is an annuity) or agreement itself. 2) Some structured settlements and settlements in general require court approval. If the settlement required court approval, you may need to approach the court for permission to modify the settlement. I would contact an attorney and have them review the Settlement paperwork before you proceed.

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  • Harassed and degraded constantly by child's OBSESSED father, he's saying things to child to make him not want to stay with me.

    My child's father is constantly accusing me of being a bad mother, telling me my son doesn't love me or want to see me, degrading me as a person, etc. he tells my child things like "daddy's house is your home", "go with mommy, don't worry you wil...

    Lauren’s Answer

    I must agree with the other lawyers on this post. There is not much you can do to prevent him from saying inappropriate things besides threatening him with legal action. I would consult with a family law attorney. I don't know what your custody situation is like, but maybe it can be modified.

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  • 0i was arrested for a family violence act for simple battery can i get it thrown out of court ???

    i have a nco and have not violated it at all because it states i can not ontact my faincae she told me my child wasnt mine and shoved me i lost my cool and i slapped her i have no excuse for what i have down but this is the first time in the 3 yea...

    Lauren’s Answer

    First of all, there is no argument for self defense. You were not threatened with bodily harm. Additionally, she is a woman and likely smaller than you. It is unlikely she would be seen as a threat to you. You need to hire an attorney and construct a defense. There may be other arguments here, but you need an attorney to address these charges.

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  • Is there any statue of limitations for suing an attorney for malpractice? Are there attorneys who specialize in this?

    I believe the ineffective counsel meet all qualifications for a malpractice suit. Realizing this is a challenge, should I instead request a refund? I absolutely plan on filing a grievance with the state bar although I believe this is fruitless s...

    Lauren’s Answer

    I am not entirely sure if you mean ineffective assistance of counsel in the criminal sense or if your lawyer did not do something appropriately in a civil matter. Malpractice suits are generally reserved for mistakes that cause large monetary losses in the civil arena. If it is simply fees you are concerned about, whether criminal or civil, the bar has a fee arbitration division designed to resolve fee disputes independently from the complaint process.

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  • Iwas arrested tday for an outstanding trfc violation 4 yrs ago. Paid the fine.Y do i still go to court?

    I was not aware of this outstanding fine nor was i contacted by the pd in the ladt four years! I am worried about why i have to still appear in court since i paid the outstanding fine today.

    Lauren’s Answer

    At lease in my State the following is true:
    I assume your license was probably suspended for failing to pay the first ticket. If that is the case, you probably were charged with driving on a suspended license or driving without a license. Driving without a license is a separate and more serious charge. You will have to go to court or risk being arrested again. I would consider hiring a lawyer to assist.

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  • I was recently terminated for insubordination and filed for unemployment and now have to appeal. how do I do that.

    I have always been loyal and faithful to the company I worked for. My boss and owner passed away last year and the people that came in and took over are the people that terminated me because I contacted his wife and daughter who are owners in his...

    Lauren’s Answer

    The unemployment office should have provided you with a manual. Also the appeals process should have been attached to their denial of your unemployment. You need to follow the procedures within the allotted time frame. A telephone hearing will be granted and you can call witnesses if you wish.

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