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Jeffrey Parker Shiver

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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...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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.

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  • What do I need to do now? How to go about getting a good lawyer? What harm could she have done to our case?

    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...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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.

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  • I was in a car accident back in May of dis year. I was a passenger and the insurance company is willing to settle for under 20

    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.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Doesn't sound reasonable based on the limited information you provided. You should certainly expect your lawyer to fight for top value. Jeff Shiver
    www.shiverhamilton.com

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  • Is a limousine carrier's insurer subject to a direct action in Georgia?

    Is a limousine carrier's insurer subject to a direct action in Georgia?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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 Shiver

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  • How can I be assured that I am receiving a fair settlement?

    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

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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.

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  • Who is liable? I was in an accident with a tractor trailer transporting cars for a large car manufacturer. I've lost a finger

    and use of my left arm. And am no longer able to work. Can I sue the driver, the trucking company and auto manufacturer?

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    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.

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  • Car accident from at fault driver caused ankle and leg injury that caused fall and fx back will injury be part of settlements.

    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...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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 LLC

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  • How can I get someone's driving record?

    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?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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!

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  • I was shot and robbed in a apt complex. I just found out the policy doesn't cover med pay so they say. Can I still sue them?

    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...

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    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.

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  • In a civil case, if I drop the charges against the defendant, can the defendants lawyer make me responsible for attorneys fees

    I got hurt in a car accident and dealing with the defendants lawyer (Insurance Company). I got a ridiculous offer of $ 500.00, but have medical bills of $20K. I would like to refuse the $500.00 offer, and make a much higher counter offer t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You need a lawyer. Handling that case without a lawyer is stepping on dollars to pick up pennies.

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