Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart’s Answers

Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart

Atlanta Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. This question involves an insurance companies duty to defend.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    3. Collin J. Earl
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Tara Burton Rismani
    5 lawyer answers

    It doesn't matter where you are in the litigation. The insurance company decided to defend..they are defending. It's a contractual obligation between the insured and his insurance company. It really doesn't have anything to do with you and you have no grounds to do anything. You are not a party of their agreement.

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  2. How do I get money from a personal injury case (someone broke my back) when my offender has no insurance?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    4. Aaron Scott Hill
    5. Glen Edward Ashman
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    10 lawyer answers

    First, just because you didn't find any insurance, doesn't mean there isn't any. Second, he is still responsible for your damages regardless of his insurance status. There is nothing to prevent you from suing him. If he has a decent income or assets, you will be able to recover a judgment against him.

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  3. I am a defendant in a car accident lawsuit case that was not my fault. I am being accused of negligence. I have a few concerns.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    2. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Mishka L Marshall
    5. John L. Schroeder
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    I assume your insurance company has provided you with lawyers and they should be advising you with regard to these concerns. From a practical standpoint, discovery is construed very broadly, In theory you can be required to turn over anything that the Judge deems discoverable. I would at least make sure your facebook is on the highest privacy settings. There have been times when I have advised clients to remove their profile.

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  4. We filed a lawsuit against our landlord for breech of contract and their insurance company is defending the claim.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Michael David Myers
    2. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Collin J. Earl
    5. Gerald R Stahl
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    It sounds like you amended the Complaint to include the other issues. Is it the same lawsuit? Just because the remaining claims don't involve the initial allegations, doesn't mean that their attorney's can just drop them in the middle of a lawsuit.

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  5. How do I handle a uninsured motorist claim with my insurance company? And make sure I receive a proper claim settlement?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. John Michael Phillips
    3. Douglas Francis Kaleita
    4. Albert Lee Crosner
    5. Robert G. Rothstein
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    10 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you really need to hire an attorney. You are not required to sign anything and should not. Do not give a phone interview either unless it's too late. Anything you tell an adjuster or anything they ask for is designed to reduce the value of your claim. They want to pay you the least amount of money possible. There are also various damages you are entitled to that they are not accounting for. You really need someone with your best interest in mind to handle the insurance...

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  6. Grown son suffered from Stevens Johnson Syndrome after a course of heavy duty antibiotics

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Alan Ray Barnes
    2. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    3. Christopher John Gansen
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You need to consult with a medical malpractice attorney. Vancomycin and Gentamicin are independently very toxic drugs and are sometimes used together for synergy. Because of their toxicity, the doses must be calibrated when using for synergy. It is possible the antibiotics were not used appropriately. Their toxicity is well known and I am not sure what exactly you are trying what information you are ultimately trying to obtain. Please remember, as in any medical malpractice suit, you have...

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  7. 3rd DUI if no one saw me driving? I've only spoken to a public defender and not entered a plea as of yet.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    2. Michael David Barber Jr.
    3. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    4. Kathryn Mary Holton
    5. Christopher Irvin Simser
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    7 lawyer answers

    Because of your history, a conviction could have very serious consequences. If the cop remains on your side, it will certainly help. You also need to get a hold of your friend that bailed on you. As my colleagues have pointed out, the case is now in the prosecutor's hands. This person may not be persuaded by your argument. Where is your case?

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  8. I was rear ended and hospitalized by a taxi cab while riding my bike.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. Peter Jonathan Ross
    5. Michael David Myers
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    15 lawyer answers

    I don't know how injured you are, but I agree with my colleagues that the cab's insurance will try to pay you as little as possible. It is worth obtaining an attorney who will take your case on a contingency basis (i.e. represent you for a third of the of anything he/she can recover). It will not cost you money out of your pocket, you will have your interests protected, and your recovery will likely be significantly higher regardless of the attorney's fee. Do not talk to any adjusters. Do...

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  9. I was involved in a car accident with injuries. Why would the responsible parties insurance rep want to come and see me?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Seth Corchnoy
    2. Michael David Myers
    3. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I am a Georgia attorney, but some things tend to similar all over. Adjusters generally have one goal and that is to pay you the least amount of money possible. Most information they try to obtain is only in furtherance of this goal.

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  10. What can I do to protect my Father's living situation? He is in a Long Term Care Facility and has advanced stage Alzhemizers.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Lauren Elizabeth Goodhart
    2. Kelly Scott Davis
    3. Michael Leo Potter
    4. Daniel Owen Burroughs
    5. Robert Michael Goldberg
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    6 lawyer answers

    They can't just throw him on the street. They might try to admit him into the hospital to get rid of him. Contact a local attorney in your county. The attorney may be able to rush and get a temporary restraining order against the facility form the Superior Court until you can find a proper living situation for him.

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