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  • Do I ask for more or less in my settlement?

    I had an accident Dec.2014, where i was rear ended by another vehicle. Said person was said to be at fault. I was transported to the hospital by ambulance and both cars were totaled. We both had the same insurance company and they have yet to pay ...

    Philip’s Answer

    Since you have an attorney, please ask him or her. That's why you hired this individual. Have some faith in your lawyer.

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  • What type of fines and/ or suspension can I receive ? I have a Florida DL and it is my first offense of any kind in Georgia.

    Was working in Macon , Georgia. Installing cable boxes in personal residence and I struck the customers parked vehicle. It was my first week on the job, I panicked and failed to notify the owners. When the owners called my company I worked for I r...

    Philip’s Answer

    There are several fine criminal attorneys here in Macon. I strongly suggest that you look up one on Martindale-Hubbell who has an AV (excellent) rating and then contact him or her for advice. Alternatively, contact a criminal attorney here based on a solid rating here on Avvo. Good luck to you.

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  • Trip and fall

    I tripped and fell on my own apartment while sweeping the floor. Is it the same as slip and fall? Is it covered by worker's comp. my own health insurance or renter's insurance? I need surgery on my left hand.

    Philip’s Answer

    This does not sound like a personal injury claim because you fell in your own home. Your health insurance should be responsible for your bills with pre-approval from the insurer. That said, to be sure, you might want to contact a personal injury lawyer in the Atlanta area to discuss any facts which might be particular to your situation if you still think you might have an injury claim. Good luck to you.

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  • Medical Liability double dipping legal in Georgia? How to make it work?

    I was in an automobile accident in which the other party is liable. I spoke to their insurance company and their adjuster surprisingly was being extremely helpful. He mentioned that double-dipping in terms of medical expenses are legal in Georgia....

    Philip’s Answer

    Hire a reputable local personal injury attorney immediately. It's not a good idea to rely on what an adjuster suggests you do.

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  • How can I amend or dispute the report. It's totally not right or fair. Or even take it to court?

    I was having issues with my tire on a major interstate. I put on my hazards and was moving slowly when I was rear ended so hard that my car was totaled. After getting the crash report back the officer stated that I was driving erratically and negl...

    Philip’s Answer

    Were you driving under 40 mph when you were hit? What were the weather conditions, traffic volume, etc at the time you were hit? What you describe is complicated, at best. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in your area for advice before you try to do anything.

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  • Personal injury plaintiff Need complete insight on process/ filing/ repercussions implications seeking dismissal wo prejudice?

    Personal injury plaintiff Need complete insight on dismissal without prejudice. 1. process and how too? 2. eligibility to file as a plaintiff on your own? 3. what it actually means? 4. pros/ cons? 5. implications to your case and all...

    Philip’s Answer

    You need the advice of a competent, well respected attorney. There is no one size fits answer to your inquiry. I can tell you that ordinarily a dismissal without prejudice should normally be used as a last resort.

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  • Does Ga have uninsured motorist insurance for people who cannot pay

    Grandaughter in Georgia had a hit and run, and speeding ticket when she was 17. She is now 18 and own her own. I coukd get her an older car to drive yo college and work but cani Not afford car ins. At 300.00 per month. Does Ga have a fee you pay ...

    Philip’s Answer

    Yes, you have to pay for uninsured motorist insurance coverage in Georgia. It is relatively inexpensive coverage and is VERY IMPORTANT to have unless you absolutely cannot afford it. You can decline to carry it on your granddaughter, but I don't suggest it.

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  • Does she have the legal authority to forbid me from taking my prescription medication? Can she kick me out if I refuse???

    Okay so I was charged with a crime. A felony. I took a plea deal while in jail. I am now in a program called the Veterans Treatment Court in Macon, GA. It's like drug court but for military veterans. Anyways...I am prescribed suboxone and I have b...

    Philip’s Answer

    You have a serious issue that needs an immediate answer, so consult the local Yellow Pages or go online and find someone who can answer some questions for you at the very least. We have a number of fine criminal defense lawyers in Macon. Good luck to you.

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  • Is this common? And what are things to keep in mind when selecting a personal injury lawyer and reading a contract?

    My father was injured in a car accident. We're in the process of reading contracts and selecting a personal injury lawyer. I've noticed that a couple of the contracts say that expenses incurred by the firm for the case (photocopies, hiring witness...

    Philip’s Answer

    I hope your father will be okay. Yes, it is normal for an attorney to be reimbursed for his or her expenses paid in relation to a case. My firm has always paid case expenses for clients and is then reimbursed for them out of any settlement or judgment once the case is over. If we are unsuccessful for whatever reason, we do not expect to be reimbursed for the expenses. It is normal for an occasional meal to be charged to a client, but in my experience, only when it is on a trip related directly to the case. "Serious" cases require much more travel than the more "routine" matters, and the amount of case related expense is typically much higher in a more serious matter. Keep in mid as well that often in these cases, money has to be spent in order to help maximize an eventual good outcome. Attorneys can't obtain good results for deserving clients for free. Best of luck to you.

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  • How do I start divorce process? What do I need to do. My current spouse is not cooperating.

    How do I start divorce process? What do I need to do. My current spouse is not cooperating.

    Philip’s Answer

    Please contact a highly regarded divorce attorney in your area. Do so immediately and go from there. In the meantime, remain as calm as you can and do not say or do anything that you will regret as the divorce process goes forward. Good luck to you.

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