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  • What are my legal options?

    I was riding my bicycle in a crosswalk when I was struck by a car failing to yield. There was one cyclist right in front of me that should have given the driver time to see anyone if they were looking. The driver paused just enough to make sure th...

    James’s Answer

    You should seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. Even if you do not think they are that serious, you should at least get checked out to be sure. Do not speak with the insurance company of the at-fault driver. Instead, contact a lawyer to protect your rights. Most offer a free case evaluation so it won't cost you anything to do so.

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  • What are my options?

    I was in a hit and run accident. I was driving, my husband was in the passenger seat. He called 911 and I followed the vehicle that hit us. The police came but neither of the two people there would admit to driving. A report was made, the owner of...

    James’s Answer

    You should definitely consult an attorney in Georgia before doing anything further on your own. If the hit-and-run driver does not have coverage, your uninsured motorist (UM) carrier should provide coverage. It sounds like you are getting the runaround.

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  • Does my Lawyer have to give me that portion if I request it

    My case is settled and my attorney is negotiating my liens,and medical expenses but i still have a potion of m settlement that is for my personal injury.

    James’s Answer

    It depends on the language of the contract that you signed w/ your attorney. Some lawyers include language in the contract allowing them to hold money back to pay the liens. If that is not in your contract, then you can demand the money. Also, keep in mind that your failure to pay off valid liens could result in the insurance company that settled with you seeking indemnification from you should the medical provider seek to enforce its lien/

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  • What should it cost me and is there a local attorney willing to help me with my insurance accident claim?

    Accident took place on 9/28/2015. Elderly lady turned in front of me across a Peachtree Road (Buckhead) intersection on a rainy Monday night. Both our cars were totaled. I have accident photos from both the scene and of my injuries. It was an "...

    James’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your wreck and the hassle you are getting from Liberty Mutual. There are so many variables that go into assessing the value of a case. However, the simple fact is that without a lawyer, LM will never take your case seriously. Do yourself a favor and contact a local attorney to discuss your options. The consultation is free (in most cases).

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  • 1) Why can't we settle this in a timely matter? 2)What is a timely matter?

    I have a business vehicle that was totaled in a crash in October 2015. The crash was not our fault. There are NO injuries. The at fault party(s) have insufficient coverage, and have not/will not settle for some time. We did not have full cover...

    James’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it's not surprising that the at-fault party's insurer is giving you the runaround. You are an adverse party and it is in their best interest to drag it out as long as they can. OCGA 33-4-7 applies to third party claims for damage to your vehicle and sets forth the applicable timelines. Uninsured/underinsured coverage only applies where the the at-fault driver did not have coverage or where the losses exceed the amount of his/her available coverage. That is not the situation here so UM has no obligation to you.

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  • Is trucking ins. Responsible for all injuries and surgery.

    Semi accident interstate I 285 Atlanta. Truck driver at fault. Injuries L3 herniated disc ankle torn ligament s. Injuries caused ankle instability. During treatment for ankle injury had fall from ankle give way sustained more injury to L3 (compres...

    James’s Answer

    Yes for sure. The key will be having your treating doctors linking the subsequent fall and injuries to the initial injury. Cases involving tractor-trailers can be complicated. You should not delay in contact an attorney who routinely handles these types of cases in order to maximize your recovery for what you are going through.

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  • Am i able to sue out of court even thought there is no personal injury?

    Well i stayed at a hotel in Savannah Georgia, on 12/23/2015 as a guest and after an long exhausting trip i tried to settle down and relax for a cup of coffee. I brewed some coffee took a sip and noticed a weird taste so I checked the water too see...

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    I'm sorry this happened to you, it sounds disgusting and you are understandably upset. The difficulty in cases is like this is that the cost of pursuing a case is oftentimes more expensive than what you would receive from any settlement. You are probably better off bringing it to the hotel's attention on a local level and if that turns out to be ineffective, elevating it to the corporate level. At the very least, they should comp your room for that night and probably even give you some additional free stays for the future. I doubt there would be many (if any) lawyers willing and able to pursue the matter on your behalf.

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  • Can I sue Workcomp what's my case worth

    Ok I stay in Ga. I slipped and fell at work due to water on the floor caused by busted pipes in a room. I sustained low back injury and suffer a concussion/post concussion syndrome now I work at nursing home but was told I can't sue them for negli...

    James’s Answer

    If the fall occurred at work while you were engaged in job-related activity, then you would need to file a workers' comp claim. It sounds like the injuries you suffered are serious and you should consult an attorney to ensure you receive everything to which you are entitled under the law. Make sure the lawyer you hire handles workers' compensation claims in particular as it is a specialized area of law with its own set of rules that apply.

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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,

    James’s Answer

    Not surprising you are getting the runaround by an insurance company. They will never treat you fairly if you are unrepresented. You should immediately contact and attorney to discuss your options. There is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in GA. Given when your wreck happened, you do not have time to spare. Failure to file suit before the statute runs will bar the claim forever (absent very exceptional circumstances which do not seem to be present in your case).

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  • I'm 5 months pregnant & slipped & fell at work. Now I'm sore & scared to go back. What should I do?

    I went to hospital right after. There were no witnesses at the time of accident. No cameras. I have report of injury. I took pictures of scene. Numerous coworkers complain about floors. Customers & coworkers have also fell.

    James’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your fall and injury. If you were on the clock at work when you fell, then you potentially have a workers' compensation claim. You should immediately speak with an attorney specializing in workers' compensation cases as they have specialized rules and specific deadlines that apply. Do not delay as it could affect your entitlement to wage and medical benefits.

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