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David Thomas Dorer

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  • NEED LAWYER TO HELP ME WITH LIEN ON MY DRIVER LICENSE

    HAD AN ACCIDENT IN 2000 DRIVING ANOTHER PERSON VEHICLE. THE PERSON WAS COMPENSATED AND HER INSURANCE PUT A LIEN ON MY DRIVER LICENSE. VAN END UP IN A DITCH AND WAS TOTAL.

    David’s Answer

    There is no such thing as a lien on a driver's license in Georgia. However, what likely occurred is a default judgment in a subbrogation lawsuit against you from the insurance company trying to recoup the money they paid to their insured as a result of your fault or liability.

    I would look and check the records which substantiate their right to recover from you. You may be able to set aside a judgment if the complaint was not properly served. A traffic attorney is the wrong answer, you need a personal injury attorney that does more than settles car wrecks, you need one that litigates insurance issues often.

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  • Is a public defender can work as hard as a hired attorney at defending someone?

    I can't afford to hire an attorney and I qualify for a public defender. Will I get treated the same? Will the public defender do everything they can to prove my case in my favor? I have never been arrested before and I'm scared. I'm facing 10 felo...

    David’s Answer

    Public defenders often have more experience at trying and winning cases than most private lawyers with less case loads. You're in good hands in the PD's office.

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  • How to restrict medical records for the car accident claim process?

    My back was injured in the rear end car collision. I did not have any pre-existing condition or pre symptomatic. Nor did I visit any orthopedist or chiropractor before but I still want to restrict my medical records length of time and conditions. ...

    David’s Answer

    Get a personal injury attorney that specializes in litigation. You have waived your privilege of medical privacy by putting your medical condition in issue. I have successfully litigated objections to requests for production of documents to keep out lengthy or even non-existent medical histories of clients whom were injured in an accident but do not want the prying eyes of some insurance defense attorney looking into their medical past over a car accident.

    Attorneys that know litigation know how to accomplish what you're trying to do.

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  • Can I take him to court?

    I gave my boyfriend at the time my car to drive while i was in it. He got into an accident and when the cops came I took the blame because he did not have license. Him and his dad promised to reimburse me the full price for my car. I also paid the...

    David’s Answer

    Yes you can, however it will not be easy.

    Georgia law does not allow a police report to be entered into evidence; however, it does allow a statement of yours to be used against you. So, you telling the cop that you we're driving will work against you.

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  • Protecting assets.

    My husband, who has seizures and thus no driver's license, continues to drive anyway. My understanding is that if he is involved in an accident in GA, regardless of who caused it, he is at fault because he should not have been there. If I have our...

    David’s Answer

    As the only attorney to comment who's actually a licensed Georgia attorney, I can tell you that an independent tort of negligent entrustment" can be levied against you if your husband drives a vehicle that is registered to you and/or owned by you when you know that he has seizures. His license status has nothing to do with it -- you have actual knowledge of a circumstance where his ability to operate a vehicle does not meet the standard of care necessary to do so.

    Make sure he isn't an excluded driver on your insurance policy, and make sure you do everything you can reasonably do to keep him from driving a car.

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  • Auto-Accident with an uninsured motorist

    I was rear-ended by an uninsured driver. My insurance company couldn't guide me to anything useful. The damages are about 3-5k worth and it occurred in February 19, 2015. I leave for the Army July 7th and I have little time to do anything. Should ...

    David’s Answer

    You may be able to make an uninsured motorist claim, depending on how your state's opt out provisions work.

    Talk to a lawyer. Maybe you can get money from your insurance.

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  • I got into a car accident last month

    I got into a car accident last month. It was the Other drivers fault I was turning left on my green light but the other person insurance is saying I didn't yield at my light? First I received a letter from the insurance saying they'll reimburse m...

    David’s Answer

    You need to hire a personal injury attorney willing to fight for you and your case.

    These guys that are telling you to get a tragic lawyer and to turn it over to your insurance are not the fighting types. Find someone willing to fight for the idea that you are not at fault, someone who can defend and win your citation, and who can hold the other driver's insurance accountable in a jury trial.

    A lot of personal injury attorneys only want a case if it will settle easily. Find one willing to fight for truth, not just an easy contingency fee.

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  • Unlicensed driver in hit and run accident in my fully insured car - will my insurance pay for damage to my car

    driver was my adult daughter. I told police and insurance I didn't know who was driving. I did not give her permission to take the car but by the time I made police report and insurance claim, I did know... I was not truthful with either agency.

    David’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer to help you with the whole situation. It may not be necessary to amend the police report, because it's hearsay and likely doesn't help or hurt your case, since it can't be used against you, depending on your state's evidence rules.

    The biggest issue is that UM insurance policies require you to provide them with sufficient notice in order to make a claim. Call a local attorney that an help you with UM insurance claims who has trial experience to hold your insurance company accountable.

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  • Merging lane accident

    I had an accident on yesterday with a car as I merged on to I10, I checked if I could merge all the way to the left lane and washit in the lane by the driver side middle door, the other driver say she saw me getting over. No ticket was given.

    David’s Answer

    It sounds like you need to get an attorney, because this will likely be a "he said, she said" case where you will need an accident reconstructionist to testify in court that you were not negligent and the other drive was if you're going to collect top dollar on your case.

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  • How long after a fender bender can you to to the doctor for injuries related to the accident?

    About 8 days ago I was rear ended by a car. The damage to the vehicle was her front license plate bolt(screws) we're imprinted into my rear bumper. We exchanged information. She has set up a claim with her insurance to repair my rear bumper. When ...

    David’s Answer

    Gaps in treatment often mean the insurance company will deny coverage for your medical treatment. Cases like yours are ones firms like mine take to trial because the insurance company will try to say they aren't responsible for treatment.

    Find a lawyer who can make sure your medical treatment costs don't have to be paid unless your lawyer wins, and make sure your lawyer has trial experience with car accidents.

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