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  • Whose fault was it?

    I was turning left on a green light. Before I could fully exit the first lane I was hit by another car. I have damages to my right side and most of my trunk. My bumper completely flew off. The other car has a minor scratch on their front bumper an...

    James’s Answer

    If you were struck by an oncoming car while attempting a left turn, you are likely listed at fault on the police report even if you did not receive a ticket. Be sure to let your insurance company know of the wreck so as to avoid any claim that you did not timely notify them of the incident.

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  • I was in an car accident an had to return to work I travel for business, I could not take time in the emergency room right away

    The accident happen the same time I was leaving for work, I could not miss, I did not think I was hurt, until a few days later, I travel for business an could not get to a doctor right away, it's been 3weeks now have I lost going to report this to...

    James’s Answer

    Contact an attorney immediately to make sure that they protect your right to bring a claim. It's not unusual for victims of car wrecks to not immediately realize they are injured. The sooner you reach out to someone who specializes in personal injury law, the better.

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  • Hit by car while in the bike lane. Driver was at fault. Have witnesses but Geico won't take their info from me. Help!

    I was in the bike lane going down hill through a green light. A car in front of me did not have his turn signal on and last minute turned right in front of me and I slammed into his back wheel and flew off my bike. Two witnesses gave me their info...

    James’s Answer

    Your experience is pretty common and GEICO will not take your case seriously unless you have an attorney. If you did not do anything wrong, you should not be responsible for even "a few hundred bucks" of medical bill. Most attorneys handling PI cases like yours will work on a contingency fee so you owe nothing up front. Your best bet is to contact and attorney to represent your interests and have no further discussions with GEICO.

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  • How to sue uninsured motorists?

    If I was hit by a driver who wasn't listed on the car insurance. Do I sue the insurance policy holder or the driver?

    James’s Answer

    You are certainly able to sue the at-fault driver who caused the wreck regardless of whether they are listed as an insured or not. They may still be covered depending on the facts of your case even if they were not listed on the actual policy. There is also a possible claim against the owner, but that will depend on the actual facts of your case. These cases are fact specific, and you should consult an attorney to ensure it's done properly.

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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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