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  • What can I do about a tax lien on my credit report?

    I have a tax lien on my credit report due to my mortgage company not paying the county taxes. I have gone to the courthouse and printed off everything saying that the bill was paid in full. What do I need to do to correct this on my report?

    Sam’s Answer

    You need to, as the other esteemed attorneys may or may not have mentioned, send the reporting credit bureaus the print out showing the tax lien paid in full & ask for a quick update. At most, it should take no more than thirty (30) days for your credit report to be updated to show & reflect paid in full or zero balance. Best wishes for a healthy credit report.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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  • I was in a car accident And not at fault. Offer is $6500, $4092 for medical and $2500 for pain & suffering, is this sufficient?

    I was at a full stop, the at fault driver pulled out and hit a truck, and the truck hit me. Hand and leg bruised

    Sam’s Answer

    It depends. On its face & in the absence of an attorney getting 1/3 of your total settlement, the amount of the settlement offer would appear to be enough to settle your Auburn, Georgia soft tissue car accident injury claim. As long as your medical bills are covered & you walk away with some money for pain & suffering, then that's all you can ask for assuming the injuries are not more serious than what you represented in your question in which case you'd need more money to cover future pain & suffering & medical bills. Best wishes.

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

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  • IS THERE AN ATTORNEY OR LAW FIRM INTERESTED IN A CIVIL RIGHTS CASE INVOLVING A DISABLE PERSON IN PA.

    CASE INVOLVES MULTI CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION , FROM WHAT I CAN TELL BY TURNER VS.S.C

    Sam’s Answer

    Dear Discriminated Against,

    Violation of a person's civil rights is unfortunately a common occurrence, not only in Penn, but all over this country. If you'd like to discuss it offline, I'd be happy to do so with an eye towards putting you in the right direction. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Atlanta, GA Attorney at Law

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  • I need a phone bill removed from my credit report.

    I have a cell phone bill on my credit report and without the company sending me a final bill. This was sent to a collection agency and they claimed to send me one notice as well. How can I get this removed from my credit report and allow me time...

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    I am sorry that you are having to deal with this. I am of the opinion that the credit reporting laws are not completely black & white & that often times there are extenuating circumstances that in some cases support an adjustment or removal of adverse information off of someone's credit report. I am a big proponent of consumers trying to resolve problems on their own w/o hiring & paying an attorney. That said, if you hit a brick wall, I'd be happy to speak with you about your options, etc. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Attorney at Law

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  • Who's homeowner's insurance should pay if my neighbor was cutting their grass and a bolt shot threw our window?

    My neighbor's daughter's boyfriend was cutting their grass and a bolt flew out from underneath the mower and into our window. I was wondering whos homeowner's should be responsible

    Sam’s Answer

    Sorry that this happened to you, but of course it's a mistake, which all humans make. I am sure your neighbor feels bad. That said, you'd probably would want to go through or make a claim with your neighbor's insurance company. I'd expect your neighbor to be cooperative in providing your their homeowner's insurance information. The only alternative, which I do not recommend unless absolutely necessary is that you'd go through (make a claim /w) your own insurance company and they would send subrogate & seek reimbursement from your neighbor's insurance company. Best wishes in getting the matter resolved & take care.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Atlanta, Georgia Attorney

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  • Hello my name is Rodrick and I was wondering can you make a credit place pay you back for filing the wrong person on your credit

    pioneer credit co they have two claims on me one I paid off and the other one is for someone else. It was on my credit report and filed at the court house under me. I was not served papers or nothing from the company or the court.

    Sam’s Answer

    Best advice I can give you is to consider the advice of myself & others (attorney's on this website) & try to correct the problem on your own without hiring an attorney. IF you hit a brick wall, my advice is to hire an attorney to assist you in clearing up the matter & getting it removed from your credit report. Best Wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    Atlanta Attorney at Law

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  • Can I remove a judgement that was satisfied before the court date and shows up on my credit report.

    From 2010 to 2014, I lived in an apartment complex. In 2011, I missed a rent payment and was served a 5 day eviction notice and a summons for court. Before the court date, I made my rent payment and all associated late/filing fees were also paid. ...

    Sam’s Answer

    The best advice I can give you is to schedule a time with an attorney who practices in this area for a Q & A & to go over your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, those items that are reported correctly must remain on the credit report for a set period of time. However, there are sometimes extenuating circumstances to be taken into consideration. CreditInfoCenter.com is another resource.

    Best Wishes,

    Sam Levine, Esq.

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  • We need an attorney to collect a debt but don't know what state has jurisdiction

    My daughter worked for a company based in St. Louis, she lived in New York, and she traveled on business in several states. Her W-2 says that her earnings were in New York. When she left the company in November, 2014, the company owed her $3500 ...

    Sam’s Answer

    If you feel that you have reached a dead end in your own efforts to recover the money, you'll want to hire an attorney to advocate for you for a fair & reasonable price, given that the amount sought is $3,500.

    Sam Levine, Esq.
    sam@samlevine.com

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  • Need help with litigation against CIBAVISION AND VISIONWORKS. My child has color contacts from Vision works. She was on fresh

    looks but was told to try the airoptix color contacts. After wearing the first pair a day she formed a red rim around the contacts on her eyes. We went to vision works and they said to try another pair. subsequently they became worst. We asked th...

    Sam’s Answer

    Hello, I am so sorry that this happened to your child. Do you know what the prognosis is? If so, responding in private to myself or another attorney would be a good idea. Without knowing more, it would be hard to fully answer your question. I hope things turn out ok. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine

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  • Should one send the medical bills to the insurance during the treatment?

    One is injured in the rear end car accident and receiving the treatment. He has received the medical statements. Should he begin to send the bills to the at fault car insurance and demand the insurance to pay the hospital and doctors or he should ...

    Sam’s Answer

    First of all, sorry that you were rear ended. I hope you are ok. With respect to your question, It depends. On one hand, if you have no insurance, the danger/risk of the bills not being paid could result in collection efforts & adverse info being placed on your credit report - not good. On the other, the downside of the insurance company paying the bills as you receive them will remove any opportunity that you or your lawyers has to try to negotiate them down-thus putting more $ in your pocket. Many medical creditors will wait for a reasonable amount of time before beginning collection efforts to give the case an oppty to settle in order fore them to be paid. Generally, you should wait till you reach MMI or maximum medical improvement before you send the medical records/bills to the insurance company. Just make sure that you communicate with your medical creditors. Best wishes.

    Sam Levine, Esq.

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