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  • Does Ga have uninsured motorist insurance for people who cannot pay

    Grandaughter in Georgia had a hit and run, and speeding ticket when she was 17. She is now 18 and own her own. I coukd get her an older car to drive yo college and work but cani Not afford car ins. At 300.00 per month. Does Ga have a fee you pay ...

    Philip’s Answer

    Yes, you have to pay for uninsured motorist insurance coverage in Georgia. It is relatively inexpensive coverage and is VERY IMPORTANT to have unless you absolutely cannot afford it. You can decline to carry it on your granddaughter, but I don't suggest it.

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  • Does she have the legal authority to forbid me from taking my prescription medication? Can she kick me out if I refuse???

    Okay so I was charged with a crime. A felony. I took a plea deal while in jail. I am now in a program called the Veterans Treatment Court in Macon, GA. It's like drug court but for military veterans. Anyways...I am prescribed suboxone and I have b...

    Philip’s Answer

    You have a serious issue that needs an immediate answer, so consult the local Yellow Pages or go online and find someone who can answer some questions for you at the very least. We have a number of fine criminal defense lawyers in Macon. Good luck to you.

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  • Is this common? And what are things to keep in mind when selecting a personal injury lawyer and reading a contract?

    My father was injured in a car accident. We're in the process of reading contracts and selecting a personal injury lawyer. I've noticed that a couple of the contracts say that expenses incurred by the firm for the case (photocopies, hiring witness...

    Philip’s Answer

    I hope your father will be okay. Yes, it is normal for an attorney to be reimbursed for his or her expenses paid in relation to a case. My firm has always paid case expenses for clients and is then reimbursed for them out of any settlement or judgment once the case is over. If we are unsuccessful for whatever reason, we do not expect to be reimbursed for the expenses. It is normal for an occasional meal to be charged to a client, but in my experience, only when it is on a trip related directly to the case. "Serious" cases require much more travel than the more "routine" matters, and the amount of case related expense is typically much higher in a more serious matter. Keep in mid as well that often in these cases, money has to be spent in order to help maximize an eventual good outcome. Attorneys can't obtain good results for deserving clients for free. Best of luck to you.

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  • How do I start divorce process? What do I need to do. My current spouse is not cooperating.

    How do I start divorce process? What do I need to do. My current spouse is not cooperating.

    Philip’s Answer

    Please contact a highly regarded divorce attorney in your area. Do so immediately and go from there. In the meantime, remain as calm as you can and do not say or do anything that you will regret as the divorce process goes forward. Good luck to you.

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  • Is there anything legal wise I can do to get help with medical bills and time out of work

    I was at a friends house cutting a limb off a tree down when I fell 25 ft off a ladder had to go to the er had a broken pelvis and L2 disk fracture been out of work since called the land lord that owns the property he said he had no insurance come...

    Philip’s Answer

    As is often the situation, there are a lot of unanswered questions that come to mind concerning your fall. I strongly suggest that you contact a respected personal injury attorney within a reasonable driving distance of you and try to set up a meeting to discuss this, once you're physically able of course. Keep in mind possible time limits that could affect any claim you have, so try to speak with an attorney very soon. Sorry you were so badly hurt, and best of luck to you.

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  • So am trying to figure out if they have to tell me their limits but no one sees to be able to answer my question!! Please help.

    My sister was in an accident in Georgia with a car from Nevada and one from Georgia, She was seriously injured. She has been contacted by the insurance companies, but keeps having me talk to me. They want to talk settlement but won't tell me how m...

    Philip’s Answer

    Please have your sister speak with and hire a respected personal injury lawyer with a good understanding of motor vehicle insurance. You describe a somewhat complicated situation, and it isn't one she should try to navigate alone. Best of luck.

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  • Do I have enough for a lawsuit?

    Got 2 broken ribs during therapy. Ribs got pushed into spine. Have MRI to prove it. Have problem now with feet. Toes going numb. Toes are cramping up. My doctor has given me medicine for pain and sleeping pills to sleep.

    Philip’s Answer

    An attorney will need a lot more information to be able to evaluate your situation. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney in your area to discuss what happened to you. You might have something worth pursuing or you might not. Good luck to you.

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  • Do I have a case at this point? What type of action do I need to take if so? How do I go about getting a lawyer?

    I'm a new mom and I took my 5 day old baby into Walmart just to get personal items for myself. I placed her car seat onto the shopping cart securely inside of the baby caring area designated for car seats/small children. About 2 mins after placing...

    Philip’s Answer

    What an awful thing to have happen. The only possible way to have any chance of success against Walmart is to contact and retain a well-regarded personal injury attorney. There are many such attorneys in the Atlanta and surrounding areas and to your south as well. I suggest you do some online research at a site like Martindale-Hubbel. Look for an AV rated attorney and give his or her office a call. Good luck to you.

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  • Can I bring a lawsuit against the bowling alley?

    I was at a bowling alley 2 weeks ago. In the process of me bowling, I slipped and fell and broke my femur. I will be out of work 4 to 5 months.

    Philip’s Answer

    What a horrible injury. I'm sorry to hear this. Whether or not you have a claim will depend on exactly what caused you to fall and how Georgia law applies to those facts. Slip and fall cases tend to be very fact specific and difficult to pursue. You need to contact an experienced, competent personal injury attorney for what should be a free discussion/consultation about what happened to you. Best of luck to you!

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  • I'm uninsured and I hit someone at my fault. Can I get in serious trouble?

    I rear ended someone about 3 months ago with no injuries reported. My car was totaled while hers was repaired. The cost was about 2700$ that their insurance had to cough up. Now they are sending me letters stating if I don't pay it I will have my ...

    Philip’s Answer

    Please immediately contact a respected attorney in your area and get advice about your situation. You certainly don't want to ignore what's going on here. I wouldn't do anything until you actually speak with a competent and living, breathing attorney in your area.

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