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Howard E. Spiva

Howard Spiva’s Legal Guides

29 total

  • The Georgia Civil Justice System PART #2

    Premises Liability Premises Liability refers to the legal responsibility a property owner has to take reasonable steps to safeguard their property from causing harm to a person while on the owner’s p

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  • The Georgia Civil Justice System PART #1

    Contingency Fee The contingency fee system is the “key to the courthouse” for thousands of Americans. It allows an individual injured by a negligent wrongdoer to hold them accountable without needing

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  • Georgia Supreme Court extends plaintiff's time to file suit.

    Case on hold until the traffic court case against the person at fault is concluded. On September 27, 2009 the Georgia Supreme Court held that the two years statute of limitations for personal injury

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  • Georgia Workers Compensation ~ Income Benefits

    HOW MUCH WILL MY WEEKLY BENEFITS BE? You will receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage, but not more than current maximum income benefits of $500 per week. HOW LONG WILL I RECEIVE WEEKLY BENEFI

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  • Questions & Answers - Georgia's Workers' Compensation Law

    WORKERS' COMPENSATION ~ Medical treatment? Workers' compensation is an accident insurance program paid by your employer which may provide you with medical, rehabilitation and income benefits if you a

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  • In Defense of Good Doctors

    Those who seek to weaken our Civil Justice system want to take decisions away from juries . An allegation they often make is that doctors practice “preventative” medicine, allegedly driving up health

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  • It’s not just the money. ~ Settling your personal Injury case.

    How much is enough? Once you have determined a value of what you think your case is worth; and your attorney is negotiating with the insurance company (or you are at a formal mediation or even at tri

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  • What information to tell your injury lawyer on the first visit?

    Maintaining evidence is important. Save all documents. Take photographs of any relevant matters, in a car wreck that would include the scene, vehicle damages and any visible injuries. For a lawyer t

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  • What’s my case worth?

    There are general values for most injuries and they are usually determined in value ranges For example an attorney may determine that a herniated disc without surgery is generally worth $50,000.00 to

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  • You have been injured in a wreck? You need an attorney?

    Always take photographs. Meanwhile take photographs of the scene. any property damages and any visible injuries. To fully answer a legal question for an inured client... As far as any injury claims,

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