I slammed into a pickup truck when the at-fault driver failed to yield making a left turn in front of me at an intersection. I clearly had a green light. The other driver was cited for failure to yield, and admitted their negligence. I still have ...
(1) No attorney who has not reviewed all your medical records can even take a wild guess at numbers. Also, different insurers do very different math, and within a particular insurer's office, some adjusters are more generous than others (something an attorney will know and you won't).
(2) It would be a horrific mistake to discuss damages at this time since you're still under treatment. You will get underpaid as you will not be compensated for future care.
(3) People who don't have lawyers are an adjuster's dream as they are paid well to pay as little as they can on claims, and it's easy to take advantageof those without counsel. There are studies that show that on average, unrepresented claimants get 80% less on average than represented ones. In even talking to the adjuster at all, you have already likely devalued your case. It is of course possible that you're the rare exception and their offer may be fair, but that would be rare.
(4) Your lack of regular medical treatment probably devalues your claim especially as to pain and suffering. One doctor visit in 3 months, plus one ER visit, may not support a significant claim, and medically, if you're still in pain, is unwise.
(5) Yousay "I do no need this to consume my time and energy." That is what every insurer dreams for - to have someone in a hurry to settle. That is also why lawyer's help - they do most of the work.
The long and short of it -you are months overdue to hire counsel. You can do a search for counsel here on AVVO, which gives attorney ratings, experience and contact information (click on the names of those who answer you here and are in metro Atlanta, or use the Find a Lawyer feature to get additional names). Almost every lawyer here can be emailed via their profile, or called. AVVO doesn't let lawyers here solicit you, but you can solicit the lawyers.See question
My wife has passed away, we have been separated for a year, but no divorce papers were filled by either one of us. So my question is, am i legally able to marry again and if so what do i need to do? If not what do I need to do?
You're single by virtue of her death and free to marry. Some Court clerks may ask to see a certified copyof the death certificate when you seek a marriage license. You may, BTW, have probate matters to address, as you likely are an heir, although that doesn't affect your marriage plans.See question
Divorced, son does not want anything, do not want my extended family to get nothing
You certainly have a right to bypass family and leave your estate to friends. It is very important to let a lawyer draft this as many online and form DIY wills are flawed or less than optimal, and a will disinheriting family is more likely to face challenge and scrutiny than most wills. Properly done, what you want to do is certainly okay to do and enforceable. Just make sure you have a lawyer draft it. The small expense is worth it.See question
I was granted sole physical and legal custody of my daughter and as such my ex has been granted supervised visitation every other weekend. The temporary custody order states "(mothers name withheld) visitation with the child are to be supervised b...
You very clearly are violating the order. You could be found in contempt. This is serious. Talk to your lawyer and in themeantime, apologize profusely, hope she doesn't complain, and start complying with the agreement. It's pretty clear you get to choose if she doesn't use the maternal grandmother.See question
I'm planning to file for divorce. I'm currently stationed in Augusta, Georgia .My son's (18 mo) father, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. I want to file for divorce ,but I do not want to go to court if possible & I do not want child support I just w...
Change your plans. The right toget child support belongs to the child. If you file and say you don't wantsupport, youalmost certainly will have a hearing, and the fact you have acted against the child's rights may boomerangagainst you if the father later seeks custody, as he can demonstrate the lack of acting in the child's interest. You may or may not be able to file in Georgia with him beingin Florida and you being stationed here, depending on the length of time and your legal residence. Here in Georgia, in many counties, judges waive uncontested hearings if there is an acceptable agreement(one with no support is not going to get an okay that way) and the plaintiff has counsel; pro se litigants usually have to appear. You really need to use a lawyer; pro se divorces rarely go well.See question
I have a 6 week Old daughter that i was originally going to place for adoption, i ended up changing my mind and was going to send her with the Father till i could figure Out how to have her back with me, which i have. In the midst of emotions w...
You obviouslydo need help as you apparently do not even understand the facts of your own case. No, DFCS doesn't take a child because they "don't trust your decuisionmaking." They do it forother factors you chose not to tell us, and hopefully you will share them with your lawyer. This will go very badly for you unless youget a lawyer. A lawyer doesn't guarantee the result you want, as the facts may not support that result (especially since you tried to give up custody), but the lack of a lawyer almst certainly guarantees losing your child. The father, if he files legitimization, can get rights equal to, or superior to, yours. You refusing to hire counsel through all this is hurting you. Reconsider that choice, and ifyou seriously wanthelp, take care of that very quickly. Good luck.See question
My dog became ill during a time I was financially struggling, my friend offered to pay the medical bill and told me I didn't need to pay her back. She used her credit card, and the transaction was done. No signatures or anything written. Fast forw...
A lawyer will cost you a lot more than paying her. Whether you legally must pay her depends on whom the judge believes, but given the fact a suit will be costly for you, do the right thing, mow a few neighbors yards to raise money and pay her back ASAP.See question
My x husband and I had property together before he passed away.His son is the Administer of his estate. Can I pay to get a copy of his son's Letter of Administration? Thanks
It's a public record, and you can get copies from the clerk (I believe it's 50¢ a page). Depending on the wording of the deed it sounds like you own half, and possibly all, of the property, so you may want to show the deed and probate papers to a lawyer.See question
I live in Augusta Ga he is in a half way house in Atlanta Ga can he still file for a divorce there in Atlanta Ga?
Where you got married is irrelevant. In most cases, with a few exceptions based on moves in the past six months, you file in his county and he filed in yours. If the case is uncontested, a venue waiver may create another option. Regardless, you need a lawyer.See question
I recently learned my ex-husband may have hidden money from me during our divorce proceedings. It has been 27 months since our divorce was final.
Depending on whether your lawyer did proper discovery and how and what was hidden you may already be too late. But in some cases, up to 3 years after, you can file still. That is likely an absolute deadline, so since you're close, get counsel immediately to discuss this. This is not a DIY project.See question