What is the statute of limitations for negligence in Georgia?
Generally speaking, the statute limitations expires two years from the date of the negligence act. However, there are many exceptions. Four instance, if the adult person was prosecuted the statute maybe told against the person and possibly others. There are exception however, there are many exceptions. Four instance, if the at fault person was prosecuted the statute maybe tolled against the person and possibly others. The statute can be tolled if interstate is not set up quickly. Many different scenarios and if there is any doubt you should contact an attorney. Jeff Shiver www.shiverhamilton.comSee question
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...
Quite possibly, depending on several factors. If there have been prior falls due to similar hazards, you'll be able to establish that the business owner had actual knowledge of an unsafe condition. Even if there's not actual knowledge, you may be able to establish constructive knowledge (that they should have known) if they did not have a reasonable inspection procedure. It will be wise to seek consultation from an attorney who specializes not just personal injury law but premises liability to investigate and collect video, photographs, have someone inspect the same if possible to gather evidence.See question
I was in an car accident and suffering from a back injury now. My girlfriend was in the car with me. We spoke to our insurance company and we are in need of a personal injury attorney. We haven't gotten one yet because we don't know how to tell la...
Most likely no damage has been done, particularly if she was truthful. Although, I always instruct my clients not to give recorded statements and less necessary. This is one of the reasons why you should consult a lawyer promptly. The insurance adjuster's can contact you immediately and many have decades of experience coaxing Injury victims into saying things that may hurt their case or ultimately save the insurance company money.See question
I have a scar on my right arm about 5 inches long that I have to wear for life and headache something. I have a lawyer from a different state that practice in NC and I don't think he fighting for me to get a reasonable amount.
Doesn't sound reasonable based on the limited information you provided. You should certainly expect your lawyer to fight for top value. Jeff Shiver
Is a limousine carrier's insurer subject to a direct action in Georgia?
Georgia law allows a direct action against the insurance company of a "motor carrier." Limousines are motor carriers under Georgia law. An exemption might apply to the limo or it might not, depending on the use of the limo. This is a heavily litigated topic and depends on the facts. Jeff ShiverSee question
I have decided to let the other party offer their dollar amount first because I am not sure how high they will go. I didn't want to under bid. I am not sure what my case is worth but I have a ballpark figure in mind
Case values are highly dependent on facts, injuries, etc. The smaller the case, the less likely a lawyer needs to be involved. If Damages are significant, broken bones or surgical, you can bet that hiring a lawyer will net you more money, even after lawyer fees.See question
and use of my left arm. And am no longer able to work. Can I sue the driver, the trucking company and auto manufacturer?
Absolutely. You can sue the driver, the company he was driving for, and in most cases, the insurance company directly. We often find evidence that the driver had a history of dangerous driving and the company either knew, or should have known, which often allows us to seek punitive damages. You will likely need a competent commercial vehicle lawyer. Make sure your lawyer has vast experience, and large verdicts and settlements specifically involving tractor-trailer crash cases.See question
at fault driver caused accident in ga. Suffered ankle injury and leg injury. Torn tendon and cartilage in ankle. Medical treatment s 4weeks PT steroids injection boot brace for 3months soft brace 2 months. Dr said could take up to 2 years to recov...
Absolutely. Any consequences of the wreck, including falls due to weakened lower extremities are recoverable against the person who caused the injury. Jeff Shiver /Shiver Hamilton LLCSee question
A 25 yr old woman hit my mom in April. She was hurt bad and lucky not to be killed. Now we heard that the woman has a history of wricks and tickets. How can I get her driving record or history? Will Dept of Driver Service or GHP release it?
You'll need to sue and send a subpoena to the MVR. We do it all the time. You'd be amazed at how bad many drivers are!See question
I was attacked and shot at a apt complex. I have just found out the policy wont cover med bills. I have not seen the actually policy but in the denial letter that was stated. I am wondering if I can still sue them for my med bills, lost of pleasur...
Whether you have a claim against an apartment complex is highly dependent on the facts. If that particular apartment complex was the location of criminal activity, and you can establish the management or owners knew about the criminal activity and did not do anything to prevent it from continuing to occur, you most likely have a good case. You must also establish that you were authorized to be on the property, either a tenant yourself or were there visiting someone who lives at the complex. We just recently settled a case against an apartment complex in Atlanta where someone was shot by robbers for over $5,000,000. That was paid by the apartment management's insurance. Negligent security cases are much more complicated than a car wreck case. If you consult a lawyer, make sure you consult a lawyer who regularly handles negligent security cases. Ask them to give you a list of their most recent verdicts or settlements involving claims against apartments.See question