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Sam Louis Levine

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  • How can I find out what life insurance my mother had?

    Doing some family history research last year, I came across the name of the insurance company my mother had before she died. The only person that had that information was my sister and she was the beneficiary on the account. We fell out, and I w...

    Sam’s Answer

    Unless you have financial power of attorney or are named the executor of your mother's estate, you will be hard pressed to be able to get detailed life insurance policy information. You should talk to a probate litigation attorney to find out if you have standing to obtain this information. It does not appear that you do, but should check with an experienced attorney to confirm. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Atlanta, Georgia Attorney

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  • Can I cash a diminished value check and demand more afterwards?

    I received a diminished value check from Geico for initial damages amounting to $3000 for $560. After the body shop started taking apart the vehicle, that estimate quickly grew to nearly $8000 (including damages to the frame). Can I cash this chec...

    Sam’s Answer

    No you cannot. Once you agree to the amount of the diminished value of your car presumably from a car accident, accept & cash the check, it would constitute and accord and satisfaction (binding agreement) and you cannot then go back and ask for more money. You can't unring the bell, so make sure that the amount that they give you for DIV is correct as my experience has been that insurance companies tend to low ball claimants on DIV. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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  • Should I get a new attorney?

    I was in the process of settling my child custody case. My lawyer just quit responding to the opposing lawyer. They have completely bullied me during this whole process and I have been made to feel I'm on my own. Should I get a new attorney?

    Sam’s Answer

    Not yet. You should schedule an appointment to meet with your current attorney to air your concerns & thoughts in an effort to try to move forward with your attorney representing you. If that does not work, then consider getting another attorney, but make sure you interview any new attorney very thoroughly. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.

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  • Is this a reasonable offer.

    I had a car accident. The accident is on Video from my Dashboard camera. Today the adjuster called me and offered me under $2000 for 3 lost days of work and Tinnitus and heavy neck pain. The also pay for my car and the medical bills until today. B...

    Sam’s Answer

    It sounds like you have not totally recovered from the car accident and that you have not reached maximum medical improvement. You should continue treating for your Tinnitus, preferably with an ENT. You'll need the ENT or other treating doctor to link this condition to the auto accident. Once you know what your prognosis is & what other medical treatment you may need, then you'll be in a much better position to renegotiate the total settlement. At the end of the day, your objective is to get all of your medical bills, other expenses & pain & suffering paid for by the insurance company. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Atlanta, Georgia Car Accident Attorney

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  • Open collection on credit report?

    I'm originally from another country so I don't really know how things work here. I checked my credit report for the first time in many years and noticed that I have 3 collections. 2 of them were medical bills from the same hospital. My exhusband's...

    Sam’s Answer

    What a pain. I know. My suggestion is that you consult with an attorney or retain one if necessary. This may be a matter that you can resolve on your own. It's a hassle. There are contract, insurance & credit reporting issues involved that have to be navigated. If I can be of further help, please let me know. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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  • A question about representing in car accident

    If one has an attorney representing, can any other party continue to communicate with him? How does the law require the other party to do if one has already had the attorney representing? Thank you for your answer.

    Sam’s Answer

    Only if the other party in your car accident case is not represented or waives attorney client privilege, which would not be advisable if already represented. What you need to be concerned with is that your attorney is actively & ethically representing you. Assuming that's the case, anything else is inconsequential.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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  • How long does Alabama have to get accident report ready?

    If i was involved in an accident in Alabama ( was hit by an 18 wheeler) on the highway, how long does the state trooper have to provide a report? It's been 15 days and nothing. We call everyday and they say the same thing. I am having to pay money...

    Sam’s Answer

    Hello, I am really sorry that you were involved in a truck accident. It must've been scary, but I don't know what it feels like to be hit by an 18 Wheeler. I hope you are ok. In answer to your question, it normally takes just a few days depending on the jurisdiction. Your best bet is to retain an attorney in the Atlanta metro area experienced in handling these type of matters as there as some key things that must be done early on to preserve & strengthen your case. I wish you a quick & speedy recovery & best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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  • Can an attorney somehow intervene and get my benefit expedited ?

    I have an open disability benefit claim with colonial life that is due to pay to me about $6,400.00. I moved from Miami, being terminated from my job and with so losing my BlueCross & BlueShield insurance to having to apply & receive Medicare. Al...

    Sam’s Answer

    Depending on the exact facts, most likely. First step is to speak to an attorney. I know the red tape is a pain. I and others are available to speak to you in an effort to help you get your disability insurance claim squared away.. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.

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  • I was rear ended by another driver, who was determined to be at fault. Can I make their insurance co. pay for new parrts?

    My Mercedes was rear ended and structural components of the rear bumper were damaged. Her insurance co wants to put a used rear bumper on my car. For safety reasons, I would like them to use a new bumper. How can I get them to do thiis?

    Sam’s Answer

    Yes, you can. You need to get the police report documenting the decatur, georgia area car accident & then send it to the at fault party's insurance company. You have the right to decide where to have your car fixed & the right to insist on the use of genuine parts. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, esq.
    Atlanta, Georgia Car & Truck Accident Attorney

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  • I was hit by a car while on my motorcycle and I have lots of broken bones and am in the hospital how do I proceed

    The person who hit me is underage and they ran, the parent turned the kid in, the parents have insurance

    Sam’s Answer

    Hello, I am sorry that this motorcycle accident happened to you. Sort of feel like you were kicked while you were down when the at fault party bolted from the accident scene, don't you? Not a good feeling. The amount & extent of liability insurance now has to be determined along with the extent & required treatment for your respective injuries. It's like putting a puzzle together. Over time, the end result will be clear & that'll guide your tactical & medical treatment strategy. It's important to lawyer up as soon as puzzle as the insurance company vultures will start circling soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery & that you become as whole as possible. Take care.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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