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  • What do I do as a hit & run victim?

    Dec. 6th, 2014, I was walking and was hit by a car, it was a hit & run. I suffered very badly and spent 2 months in the hospital & 6 months in a nursing home to get physical therapy. My life will never be the same and I don't even know who did it ...

    Sidney’s Answer

    You can use UM coverage thY you have on a car and the UM of anyone in your residence, but you need to be cautious how you approach both the insurance companies and the medical providers.

    Sid Weinstein
    Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
    405-522-3108

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  • If the Uninsured Motorist Coverage-Reduced by At-Fault Liability Limits is lower than the at-fault driver’s liability coverage..

    If my Uninsured Motorist Coverage-Reduced by At-Fault Liability Limits is lower than the at-fault driver’s liability coverage, for example, $25,000 vs. $50,000, how will my Uninsured Motorist Coverage-Reduced by At-Fault Liability Limits break out...

    Sidney’s Answer

    Is it add on UM?

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  • Can i leave my information with him and go home?

    Say i hit someone in the back and I've been waiting for the police for two hours now. No one is hurt and i only smashed the back light.

    Sidney’s Answer

    Just to be safe, I would stay at the scene until the police arrive so that you can be sure the officer gets the correct story from you. You don't want to find out later that the other driver said he saw you doing something you were not doing that would make the case against you worse. I would also get the names of witnesses and take pics of your car and the other driver's car while you are waiting.

    Sidney Weinstein, Attorney At Law
    Atlanta, Georgia
    404-522-3108

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  • What would the judge do if he gets to hear my story? Will it effect my insurance?

    I'm 19 years old, i just home from college the other day and my mom asked me to put up my sister from the hospital early in the morning because she works long shifts and gets tired. I have never driven on the road before and i was pulled over for ...

    Sidney’s Answer

    I concur with the other attorneys above. Hire an attorney. It will be worth the money. Find an attorney that is regularly in that court in that county/city.

    Sidney Weinstein, Attorney At Law
    Atlanta, Georgia
    404-522-3108

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  • How would a medical insurance company know if I have pre-existing condition unless I say?

    I have to plan a surgery which I have been diagonised to do. I have to change my insurance provider to get a better plan, so How would a medical insurance company know if I have pre-existing condition or if I schedule a surgery with in a week or two

    Sidney’s Answer

    You will be required to disclose your pre-existing conditions when you apply for the new policy. Having said that, if you are obtaining new Obamacare insurance through the exchange, you can't be denied the insurance, but there may be a delay as to when you can receive the treatment from the date the new policy goes into effect. Carefully check the rules for the new policy. If possible, you may have to put off the surgery in order for it to be covered by the new marketplace medical insurance policies.

    Good luck.

    Sidney Weinstein, Attorney At Law
    Atanta, Georgia
    404-522-3108

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  • Hello ,there is something that concerns me .my daughter was employed by a company and she worked night shift6:30-5:00am my

    Daughter worked and told the shifted supervisor she was tired(exhausted) and the supervisor let her clock out at 3:19am which she was suppose to get off at 5:00amso she can go home and 30 minutes later my daughter fell asleep in her vehicle and st...

    Sidney’s Answer

    Sorry for your daughter's accident, and I hope she did not sustain any serious injuries. Based just on the facts you have provided, I am not sure I see how your daughter could hold the employer responsible. Many people work 12 hour shifts, 3days a week, rather than 8 hours for 5 days. Your daughter could have rested in her car at work before driving or called a cab or friend to pick her up. If she pursued her employer for injuries she may have received, the employer would There are similar type cases which are actionable where a bar doesn't prevent a patron from driving after serving him/her many drinks and he/she is obviously impaired, but I have not seen cases with your daughter's facts as you have given them where she would be considered impaired. I

    If there are more detailed facts like the type of work she does causing exposure to physically altering conditions or some, then I don't see the fault of the employer. I encourage you to look at it further if your daughter's injuries were serious and ask other personal injury attorneys for their opinions.

    Sidney Weinstein, Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
    404-552-3108

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  • Can I sue a motel for my 15 month old contracting a staph infection?

    I live in an extended stay motel for the past 10 months. The room above mine had two separate leaks back to back causing their water to leak onto my kitchenette floor. My daughter got some of the water in her hair and face as well as touched it wi...

    Sidney’s Answer

    If not clear from the prior attorneys' responses, "causation" refers to the connection between the wet areas of the room and your daughter's contraction of staph. Staph is very hardy and can live on people and be easily passed among people. People can carry the staph bacteria and never show symptoms. It can also live on inanimate objects even after cleaned, however, that doesn't mean it was the moisture you identify that was the culprit for the staph and may be very difficult to prove. Did you have the water tested? Does your daughter attend daycare where she could have contracted the staph? Have other people had physical contact with your daughter before she began showing signs of staph? Did you clean the wet areas accessible to your daughter? Did you try to move to another unit?

    Very difficult to prove without the testing having been done.

    Sid Weinstein, Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

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  • Can I pursue a claim against my landlord due to a severe injury sustained to my ankle on my front porch of my house that I rent?

    This effected work, due to sick days taken, along with the inability to perform my duties. Medical bills are coming in because of the injury. Photos have been taken, notes documented as well. Injured area is still painful, and may require surgery.

    Sidney’s Answer

    The devil is in the details with premises liability claims. Was the defect there was a long period of time or was it new? Did you have knowledge the defect before you were injured? Did you cross the area that was a danger in the past before you were injured? What was the surface of the ground like? Was it wet or dry? Light or dark out? Did your landlord have prior knowledge of the defect? Did you complain about the defect to the LL in the past? What was the defect? Was the defect "static", "moving", intermittent"? And more questions.

    Call an Atlanta, Georgia personal injury attorney with experience in premises liability cases.
    Sid Weinstein, Esq.,, Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
    404-552-3108

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  • Incident happened last night the car infront of me suddenly backing out and hit my headlight and bumper broken who's fault

    who's responsible for the repairs my insurance or their insurance do I need to call my insurance or their insurance.

    Sidney’s Answer

    Immediately report this to your insurance company if you have not done so already. You don't want your insurance carrier to deny coverage, if you need their assistance, because you did not make a timely incident report. Did you call the police and have a written report? If so, call the other driver's insurance company as well and verify that a claim was made by the driver. If not, make the claim yourself. If your car is new enough with less than 10K miles on the odometer, make sure you also seek diminished value which is mandatory in Georgia.

    Sid Weinstein, Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
    404-522-3108

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  • Will the owner of the stolen vehicle insurance covers my car getting fix?

    My car was hit by a stolen car; I like to add my car was parked when the thief hit my car. I found out someone car jacked my neighbor. She just got home from work She was sitting outside late in her car listening to music. I like to add this girl...

    Sidney’s Answer

    This is one of the reasons you pay for auto insurance. Speak to your insurance agent to make sure you have the proper coverage and let your insurance company pay to fix your car and seek reimbursement from the other car owner's insurance. Make sure you also collect for diminished value if your is new enough and has not too many miles on the odometer. If you car insurance has coverage for rental car, you should also be able to have a car to drive while yours is being fixed.

    Sid Weinstein, Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
    404-522-3108

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