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  • Press charges?

    There was a short film being shot and a cinematographer ended up showing up with his two assistants and the film couldnt be shot and he is trying to use where he asked through text "Ill still get paid right and I will come back?" and was told "Yea...

    Michael’s Answer

    To have an obligation, there must be offer and acceptance under contract law in Georgia. A party can rescind an offer prior to the other party doing the work or preparing to do the work and incurring expense.

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  • I want to pursue them legally. Who can I talk to start this process? What am I entitled to? Can I get emotional distress?

    I helped a family member and his partners get a line of credit for his car dealership. During that time frame of them having my Line of Credit to buy cars, they sold cars out of trust. I know have a UCC filing against my name. Additionally, ...

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    Yes, you can sue for breach of contract and under equitable claims such as quantum meriut. However there is no recovery for emotional damages. Try to find a contract litigation attorney through Avvo.

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  • What constitutes bad faith & punitive damages? Would hit & run be considered egregious circumstances?

    Defendant & Plantiff both share the same major auto insurance and a demand letter was sent back in 2013 asking for the policy limits due to medical billing over $25,000 with policy limits 25/50 & 75/100. Insurance company never responded at all to...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, under Georgia law a hit and run in many circumstances can make punitive damages available. The insurance company should have responded, but more details would be needed to know exactly what happened. Bad faith is a fact specific allegation and I would need more information. In general, bad faith is when a party is stubbornly litigious and forced the other party to spend money on litigation to make a reasonable recovery. There are very specific rules for demand letters above the policy limits, often called Holt Demands, under OCGA Section 9-11-67.1. This is why you need an attorney who specializes in injury law, you can find in your area on Avvo. Good luck.

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  • What kind of lawyer do I hire to sue the county jail for medical neglect?

    I had a miscarriage in jail. Wasn't give proper medical attention. Miscarried in November wasn't taken to hospital until December and they were told to bring me back to hospital, they didn't. Then January had to have an emergency surgery DNC done.

    Michael’s Answer

    While your denial of medical treatment may have been a violation of your Federal and Georgia civil rights to be brought against the Sheriff or other government official in charge of the jail it also may be a Georgia case for medical malpractice against the medical provider who had contracted with the jail. That determination cannot be made without hearing more facts about your case and medical records. I recommend you get all medical records from the hospital you visited. I also recommend you contact an attorney with experience in civil rights cases and medical malpractice. Search Georgia lawyers on Avvo, you may have to look in larger cities to find a lawyer specialized enough, but not always. I am sorry for your loss, good luck seeking justice.

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  • My husband was involved in an auto accident on 03/2014 is it too late to file a claim with the insurance for medical/damage auto

    Accident happened on 03/2014 and we just contact on 09/03/2015 the insurance about medical claim, but they stated it was too late because my husband did not go to the doctor for treatment, so they are closing the claim,

    Michael’s Answer

    As other lawyers have stated, you have 2 years from the date of the accident in Georgia to file an injury lawsuit. And even longer if the at-fault party plead or was convicted of a crime related to the collision. You will need to discuss that with an attorney.
    I wanted to add that you should ask the insurance company to put their denial in writing. This may be evidence of bad faith you could use to get attorney's fees paid by the insurance company.

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  • I was in accident 3 weeks ago and it was the other drivers fault. He was ticketed.

    At this moment I am getting the run around from the other drivers insurance company, stating that their hands are tied because they can't get into contact with the other driver. My insurance company is offering me an amount, that is lower than my ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Insurance companies often misbehave like this. You do not have to take your car insurance company's offer. Do some research and find the best possible value for your car. Look at kbb.com, edmunds.com and find comparable cars on autotrader.com and craigslist. Make sure you get full fair market value.

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  • What do I do? I paid and I have the receipt of payment. Now they say I didnt pay?

    I live in Georgia. I went to the water company to get my water cut in in our new place. I paid them 115.00. They gave me my receipt and paperwork. I get a call at closing time saying they gave me a receipt on accident that they did not receive my...

    Michael’s Answer

    Ask to speak to the manager. Write a letter and hand deliver it demanding your payment be recognized and your water stay on. Attach a copy of the receipt. Be sure to keep a copy of the letter and receipt. If it is a city or county, you may want to contact the board or elected officials that oversee that department as well. Send them a copy of your letter if you can and try to call them. You need to speak of, keep of record of all your demands by making them in writing and keeping a copy and don't quit until you are satisfied.

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  • Renta) car coverage

    My car was involved in a accident driven by a friend. I'm waiting to file a claim w the other party's insurance but can't til a accident report is ready to pick up which can take 5 days I need a rental car now. Can I use my rental car coverage on ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Under Georgia law, you are entitled to a rental car for a reasonable amount of time, if the collision was clearly the fault of the other party. You do need to report this to your insurance company, who cannot use this as a basis to raise rates so long as it was not your fault, and you are not involved in multiple accidents over a few years. You should contact a local attorney who specializes in injury for help. Use the Contact This Attorney button on Avvo to find one.

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  • How do I sue a drunk Drunk driver who hit my car, with no insurance, with bad address?

    May 5th 2015 a drunk driver hit me and was arrested, I got the report contacted the insurance who said he's not insured. Went to his 1st and 2nd appearance in court but the solicitor won't talk to me. I went to Fulton county where he lives filed a...

    Michael’s Answer

    Difficulty in service, selection of court venue and lack of insurance are 3 good reasons to hire an attorney. Let me suggest a fifth, punitive damages. Drivers who injure others while under the influence can be subject to additional damages, punitive damages owed to the injured party. An personal injury attorney in your area will have experience with all these problems and can cut right through many of these issues. Use Avvo to find a good lawyer specializing in personal injury near Smyrna.

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  • Can I sue my husband for wrecking my car in my name. Didn't give him permission to drive it.

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    Michael’s Answer

    No, Georgia follows the doctrine of Spousal Immunity under OCGA Section 51-11-6. But you are free to make him sleep on the couch.

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