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Aaron P. Marks

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  • I was a passenger in a car accident. I own the car and my fiance was driving. He failed to yield and I ended up in the hospital

    I was a passenger in a car accident. I own the car and my fiance was driving. The police report said my fiance failed to yield, and I don't remember anything about the accident because I was got knocked out. He is on my insurance policy with Stat...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear you were in an accident and that you have suffered an injury as a result. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person's negligence (carelessness), you potentially have claims for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages from missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    While you can represent yourself against the insurance company, it is almost never in your best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Don't you deserve an experienced attorney to protect your interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue your claim as much as possible.

    It's very important that you do not fill out any of the paper work that is being mailed to you. The language in the documents from the insurance company can be very misleading. Insurance companies may send documents requesting medical records prior to the accident and ask that you sign a HIPAA form, etc. By filling out these documents, it could significantly jeopardize your case as they will get access to your entire medical history. It is very important that you do not say or do anything that could jeopardize your claim.

    If you have not already completed medical treatment, I encourage you to continue seeking treatment to address your injuries. Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If you do not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you see a local doctor. For example, I have relationships with several doctors in the Atlanta area and have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them, with the understanding that the client will reimburse the treatment providers once the case settles or we win at trial.

    As I stated before, it is very important that an attorney reviews what is signed and being sent to the insurance company. Only after an attorney reviews it, the only information that should be sent to the insurance company is pertinent medical records, bills, wage loss information, and anything else that directly pertains to the accident. You should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able consider all the relevant facts and tell you what the case could be worth. In the meantime, please do not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any of the correspondence that they are sending to you. Good luck.

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  • Electrocuted while staying at marriott hotel in Atlanta

    while staying at a Marriott in Atlanta I stepped out of the shower in the room reached over to light switch to turn on the light. wires were hanging out of the wall where is the switch should be and I was knocked down buy the electricity I didn'...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your injury. As you stated you have sustained permanent loss of feeling in your feet. Unfortunately, your experience is not uncommon. I practice personal injury law in Atlanta and have handled similar cases against hotels. Ideally, the hotel would be liable but it must first be proven that they did not take ordinary care to maintain their premises. While you can represent yourself against the hotel's insurance company, it is almost never in your best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Don't you deserve an experienced attorney to protect your interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue your claim as much as possible.

    I encourage you to continue seeking medical treatment for your injuries. If you do not have medical insurance, an attorney may be able to help you see a doctor with no out of pocket expense. For example, I have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them. The providers treat my clients with the understanding that the client will reimburse them once the case either settles or we win at trial.

    I would also encourage you to speak with a personal injury attorney about a possible claim against the hotel. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages for missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life. The hotel's only goal is to settle your case for the smallest amount of money possible. Remember – the hotel has many attorneys to represent its interests. Without an attorney to represent your interests, you are at a disadvantage. The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better. Either way you need to make a decision soon so the hotel's evidence does not "disappear."

    Personally, I meet with all of my clients for free and you would only pay for my services if you were awarded a settlement. In the meantime, please do not speak with any hotel representative, in person or over the phone, without an attorney present. The hotel’s risk managers and claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured party can claim and may try to get you to admit fault.
    Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  • Who would settle for 4K as a result of an accident where a foot is permanently ruined or surgery required?? Help me I'm stuck!

    I was in an auto accident 4 months ago and have been treated by a chiropractor mostly for my neck back and ankle, my treatments are over and my last request was to have an X-ray done because my ankle has been in such pain I refused to believe it w...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear you were in an accident and you have suffered multiple injuries as a result. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person's negligence (carelessness), you potentially have claims for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages from missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    While you can represent herself against the insurance company, it is almost never in her best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Don't you deserve an experienced attorney to protect your interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue your claim as much as possible.

    It's very important that you do not fill out any of the paper work that is being mailed to you. The language in the documents from the insurance company can be very misleading. Insurance companies may send documents requesting medical records prior to the accident and ask that you sign a HIPAA form, etc. By filling out these documents, it could significantly jeopardize your case as they will get access to your entire medical history. It is very important that you do not say or do anything that could jeopardize your claim.

    If you have not already completed medical treatment, I encourage you to continue seeking treatment to address your injuries. Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If you do not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you see a local doctor. For example, I have relationships with several doctors in the Atlanta area and have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them, with the understanding that the client will reimburse the treatment providers once the case settles or we win at trial.

    As I stated before, it is very important that an attorney reviews what is signed and being sent to the insurance company. Only after an attorney reviews it, the only information that should be sent to the insurance company is pertinent medical records, bills, wage loss information, and anything else that directly pertains to the accident. You should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able consider all the relevant facts and tell you what the case could be worth. In the meantime, please do not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any of the correspondence that they are sending to you. Good luck.

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  • My wife slipped on Kerosene and Paint without slip stop or Grit in the paint causing 2 fibial fractures and a chipped tibia.

    My wife stopped at a gas station to get a drink , parked next to a handicap spot that had a Kerosene pump in front. She walked up to the side walk stepped, her ankle rolled breaking her fibial bone in two places.She didnt notice it before but ther...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear about your wife's fall. As you stated she sustained multiple fractures and a chipped tibia, I am sure that she is experiencing a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, her experience is not uncommon. I practice personal injury law in Atlanta and have handled similar cases against gas stations. While you can represent yourself against the gas station's insurance company, it is almost never in your best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Doesn't your wife deserve an experienced attorney to protect her interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue her claim as much as possible.

    Ideally, the gas station would be liable but it must first be proven that they did not take ordinary care to maintain a premises. I encourage your wife to continue seeking medical treatment for her injuries. If your wife does not have medical insurance, an attorney may be able to help her see a doctor with no out of pocket expense. For example, I have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them. The providers treat my clients with the understanding that the client will reimburse them once the case either settles or we win at trial.

    I would also encourage your wife to speak with a personal injury attorney about a possible claim against the gas station. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages for missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life. The gas station's only goal is to settle your wife's case for the smallest amount of money possible. Remember – the gas station has many attorneys to represent its interests. Without an attorney to represent your wife's interests, she is at a disadvantage. The sooner your wife find an attorney who can represent her and begin an investigation, the better. Either way you need to make a decision soon so the gas station's evidence does not "disappear."

    Personally, I meet with all of my clients for free and your wife would only pay for my services if she were awarded a settlement. In the meantime, please do not speak with any gas station representative, in person or over the phone, without an attorney present. The gas station’s risk managers and claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured party can claim and may try to get your wife to admit fault.

    Good luck, and I hope your wife feels better soon.

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  • Accident happen on 05/08/2016

    My husband and kids were involved in an auto accident on 05/08. There were hit in the back by a hit and run driver and my husband ran in the wall on the highway to avoid hitting other vehicles. My kids age 18, 22 & 24 did not want to go the doctor...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear your husband and children were in an accident and I am glad they are okay. I understand your family's concern and confusion in using your UM coverage in this collision. I recommend that your husband and children speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Doesn't your husband and children deserve an experienced attorney to protect their interests? The only goal of the insurance company is to devalue your claim as much as possible.

    Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If your husband or children do not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help them see a local doctor. For example, I have relationships with several doctors in the Atlanta area and have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them, with the understanding that the client will reimburse the treatment providers once the case settles or we win at trial.

    Whenever you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life. Your husband and children should talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able consider all the relevant facts and tell them what the case could be worth. In the mean time, please do not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any correspondence that they send to you. Good luck, and I hope everyone feels better soon.

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  • What should I expect from a personal injury car accident?

    Myself and my two children aged 7 and 9 were in a car accident the other driver was at fault and she received the ticket she also cause my car to be totaled out. my 7 year old went to the chiropractor and she was referred to her primary care physi...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear you and your children were in an accident and that all of you have suffered multiple injuries as a result. Whenever you are injured as a result of another person's negligence (carelessness), you potentially have claims for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages from missed work, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    While you can represent herself against the insurance company, it is almost never in your best interest to do so. The insurance company has an army of lawyers to protect their interests. Don't you and your children deserve an experienced attorney to protect your interests? The goal of the insurance company is to devalue your claim as much as possible.

    It's very important that you do not fill out any of the paper work that is being mailed to you. The language in the documents from the insurance company can be very misleading. Insurance companies may send documents requesting medical records prior to the accident and ask that you sign a HIPAA form, etc. By filling out these documents, it could significantly jeopardize your case as they will get access to yours and your children’s entire medical history. It is very important that you and your children not say or do anything that could jeopardize your claim.

    If the either of you have not already completed medical treatment, I encourage you to continue seeking treatment to address your injuries. Whenever you are in an accident, the first and most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. If you and/or your children do not have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you see a local doctor. For example, I have relationships with several doctors in the Atlanta area and have been able to arrange for my clients to obtain medical treatment at no cost to them, with the understanding that the client will reimburse the treatment providers once the case settles or we win at trial.

    As I stated before, it is very important that an attorney reviews what is signed and being sent to the insurance company. Only after an attorney reviews it, the only information that should be sent to the insurance company is pertinent medical records, bills, wage loss information, and anything else that directly pertains to the accident. You and your children should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able consider all the relevant facts and tell you what the case could be worth. In the meantime, please do not speak with the insurance company, give a recorded statement, or fill out any of the correspondence that they are sending to you.

    I hope you feel better soon and I wish you the best of luck in resolving this matter.

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  • What should he do about insurance and I guess should he get a lawyer, should he go to the hospital

    My husband was in a car accident this morning. Cops are leaving it up to insurance to see who's at fault. My husbands car flipped and he has some cuts on him but did not go to the hospital. The other guy was walking around on his phone and the ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that your husband was involved in an accident. I strongly urge him to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can begin handling and evaluating his claim. Your husband may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    Of course, whenever you are in a car accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. I would have your husband see a doctor as soon as possible, both to rule out any serious injuries and to document his pain. Make sure he follows up with the health care providers as necessary, both to ensure proper healing and also because people (claims adjusters, attorneys, and even jurors) are often suspicious of those who claim to be injured but fail to follow their treatment plan. If your husband does not have the means to pay for continued medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. For example, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor at no cost to them, with the understanding that the doctor will be paid once the case settles or we win at trial.

    Your husband should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests. Your husband should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent his interests. Without an experienced attorney, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that your husband gets fairly and fully compensated for his injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get your husband to admit fault in the accident.

    The sooner your husband finds an attorney who can represent him and begin an investigation, the better.

    Good luck!

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  • What steps can I take to file and injury suit against Trans Waste. I was injured by one of their trash trucks.

    I was driving my Chevrolet cobalt down the dirt road I live on, I had just pulled out of my driveway and driven about 100 yards when' a Trans Waste trash truck came flying down the opposite was and hit the back end of my car swirling. I had to sla...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that you were involved in an accident. I understand that you have sustained injuries to your neck, back and wrist and I am sure you are in a great deal of pain. I strongly urge you to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can begin handling and evaluating your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    Of course, whenever you are in a car accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. I would have you see a doctor as soon as possible, both to rule out any serious injuries and to document your pain. Make sure you follow up with the health care providers as necessary, both to ensure proper healing and also because people (claims adjusters, attorneys, and even jurors) are often suspicious of those who claim to be injured but fail to follow their treatment plan. If you do not have the means to pay for continued medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. For example, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor at no cost to them, with the understanding that the doctor will be paid once the case settles or we win at trial.

    You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent your interests. Without an experienced attorney, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get you to admit fault in the accident.

    The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you the better.

    Good luck!

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  • Do I need a lawyer to get further medical treatment and my bills paid since I can't work

    I was in a motorcycle accident yesterday. Hurt pretty good and in alot of pain. The driver claimed 1st his breaks went out...the said he hit loose gravel. I think he was going to fast around the curve because we never made it around the curve..he ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that you were involved in a motorcycle accident. I understand you sustained injuries to your hands, left arm, thigh and shoulder. I strongly urge you to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can begin handling and evaluating your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    Of course, whenever you are in a motorcycle accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. Make sure you follow up with the health care providers as necessary, both to ensure proper healing and also because people (claims adjusters, attorneys, and even jurors) are often suspicious of those who claim to be injured but fail to follow their treatment plan. If you do not have the means to pay for continued medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. For example, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor at no cost to them, with the understanding that the doctor will be paid once the case settles or we win at trial.

    You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling motorcycle accident cases and who can represent your interests. Without an experienced attorney, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get you to admit fault in the accident.

    The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better. For more information please visit, https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/georgia-motorcycle-accidents-101-why-motorcycle-accidents-are-different.

    Good luck!

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  • I've already declined their offer so what would my next step be?

    I was involved in an accident and the insurance adjuster and I can't come to an agreement to settle. What would my next step be if I'm not represented by an attorney? I've already declined their offer and I don't know what my next step will be?

    Aaron’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that you were involved in an accident. I strongly urge you to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can begin handling and evaluating your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for (1) medical bills, (2) lost wages, (3) pain and suffering, (4) any permanent injury or disfigurement, and (5) inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, and (6) any property damage, such as damage to your car.

    Of course, whenever you are in a car accident, the most important consideration is getting whatever medical attention you need. I would have you see a doctor as soon as possible, both to rule out any serious injuries and to document your pain. Make sure you follow up with the health care providers as necessary, both to ensure proper healing and also because people (claims adjusters, attorneys, and even jurors) are often suspicious of those who claim to be injured but fail to follow their treatment plan. If you do not have the means to pay for continued medical care, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. For example, I have made arrangements for many of my clients to see a doctor at no cost to them, with the understanding that the doctor will be paid once the case settles or we win at trial.

    You should know that the driver’s insurance company is interested in settling for the least amount of money possible and that they have hired attorneys to represent their interests. You should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling car accident cases and who can represent your interests. Without an experienced attorney, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage in any negotiations. An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, and retaining a good attorney is the best way to ensure that you get fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, please do not talk to anyone from the insurance company without an attorney present. Claims adjusters are trained to minimize the damages an injured person can recover and may try to get you to admit fault in the accident.

    The sooner you find an attorney who can represent you and begin an investigation, the better.

    Good luck!

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