What to tell the other driver's insurance company after a car accident in Georgia

Let me start this post with a personal story of a car accident I was in several years ago. My wife and I had taken our dogs to the park and were heading home. We came upon a line of cars stopped for someone waiting to turn left. There was nothing sudden about our stop--it was normal, safe driving.

After being stopped for several seconds I looked in my rearview mirror and saw the other car immediately before impact. Screech!. Bang! The other driver was not paying attention and had his cell phone in hand when he collided into the back of our car. He was going pretty fast and did not brake until just before impact.

To make a long story short, my wife and I declined having the police officer call an ambulance. We were both full of adrenaline and very concerned about our dogs. Neither of us felt any injury when the police officer arrived and wrote her report.

My wife began to feel abdominal pain about an hour after the wreck where her seatbelt had been. Did I mention she was four months pregnant at the time?

My mother, a registered nurse, who had come to pick us up after the wreck because our car could not be driven, let us know my wife needed to be taken to the emergency room immediately. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries to my wife or child.

How fast do insurance adjusters begin to handle auto accident cases?

Some companies have their adjusters respond to the scene and begin photographing and taking statements immediately. In our case, I received a call on the way to the hospital. It was the "friendly" adjuster from the other driver's insurance company.

The call was being recorded for "quality assurance" (I was not their customer, why would I care?). He wanted to "help" us get a claim started to "take care of" the damage to my car and "help" us get set up with a rental. But first, he wanted to let us know he was glad there were no injuries and to "make sure" everyone was okay (i.e., document in that recording that there were no injuries in the wreck). I politely told him to pound sand by informing him that my wife and I were being driven to the hospital and that I could not speak with him.

Is the other insurance company really trying to help you get a claim started, get a rental car, etc.?

No. They want to pay as little as possible for the damages their insured caused. Even little things you say after a car accident can have big impact if you are injured.

It is completely common to not feel hurt right after a wreck when the adrenaline is flowing.

It is completely normal to report to an EMT or nurse or doctor that, for example, your head hurts and that is why you need help when, in fact, on a pain scale of 1 to 10 your head is an 8, your shoulder is a 4, and your leg is a 4. The next morning your head is a down to a 4, but your shoulder is an 8, your leg is an 8, and your back and neck are 9s. The insurance company will say you only had a head injury when you reported your injuries.

In the fight to settle your case months or years later, the insurance company will use your statements against you as proof that you were not injured or that you have exaggerated your injuries because they were either minor or involved one area of the body.

What should you do after a car accident that was not your fault?

1.  If you are hurt to the extent you need immediate medical attention, call 911 or ask someone to call on behalf. 

2. Be completely truthful with the police and any medical providers such as EMTs, nurses, or doctors. Do not exaggerate injuries. You need proper medical care. But, if any part of your body was hurt you need to let the medical professionals know. Even if you have one injury that seems worse than others, let the doctor or nurse know of ALL of your injuries. Your medical charts are one of the first things an insurance company will look at in evaluating a case.

3. If able to, document the accident scene by taking photographs of the damage to all vehicles involved and any other evidence such as skid marks. Your health and safety come first and you should only do this if you are physically able to and if existing traffic conditions allow for it to be done safely.

4. If any witnesses stopped and are on scene, if physically able and existing traffic conditions are safe to do so, ask for their names and phone numbers and/or jot down their license plate numbers. Many times this information does not make it into police reports and crucial witnesses cannot be found later. 

5. Politely decline to speak with the insurance adjuster. Again, they are trying to document their file to demonstrate a claim that minimizes the amount for which they are liable. 

6. Follow all advice of treating medical professionals including following through on their treatment plans. You have a requirement to mitigate your damages. If a doctor recommends you do physical therapy or any other follow up treatment and you do not do it, the insurance company and, potentially, a jury may discount your actual damages. If a medical professional says you need treatment, get treatment. They are the medical experts. You should follow their advice and never follow the advice of an adjuster or lawyer on how to care for your injuries. 

7. Promptly call personal injury attorney Richard Armond at 678-661-9585 for a free consultation. This is listed after the part about calling 911 if hurt and getting treatment because your health and well-being come first. However, the earlier I get a case the more value I can often add. Evidence has a way of disappearing if it is not retained quickly. If you need help finding a doctor to treatment your injuries and do not have insurance I can help. If your injuries exceed the other driver's policy limit or the other driver was uninsured, you may have a uninsured motorist coverage to protect yourself, but these policies typically have strict time deadlines and requirements. I can help. But the earlier, the better.

Q: The answer to what to tell the other driver's insurance company after a car accident in Georgia?

A: Nothing (or, I just met with Richard Armond and he is my attorney, speak to him).

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.

Georgia storefront car crash news story

This blog post by Lawrenceville, GA personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Richard Armond focuses on storefront car crashes. The Armond Firm, LLC, is located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and litigates cases throughout metropolitan Atlanta and across the State of Georgia. If you or a loved one have been injured or lost in a storefront car crash accident contact trial attorney Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation regarding a potential personal injury or wrongful death case.

Today a pickup truck reportedly crashed into a business in DeKalb County, Georgia. According to the AJC news report no injuries were reported. As you can see in the linked story there was, however, significant damage to the business and some power lines. 

Statistically storefront car crashes can be quite dangerous. According to the Storefront Safety Council operator error (30%) and pedal error (26%) are the leading causes of storefront car accidents. Their site reports this data was compiled from analysis of 11,000 accidents from 2013-2017. 

Storefront car crashes are a public safety concern. Fortunately in the local Atlanta news story nobody was injured. However, there are nearly 500 deaths in storefront car crashes nationwide each year. 

From the perspective of a personal injury and wrongful death attorney, most of the time the driver of the at-fault vehicle will be liable and the driver's liability insurance carrier and the victim's (if available) uninsured motorist insurance carrier will be sources of recovery. 

However, as the Storefront Safety Council points out, proper safety practices by a business can prevent these crashes. In parts of the country ordinances and laws are in place with safety measures designed to protect innocent victims of these car vs. pedestrian accidents. Additionally, some businesses have had a history of more than one of these types of crashes. In some instances it is feasible a business could also be subject to premises liability depending on all the facts and circumstances of a case.

If you or a loved one have been injured or lost in a car accident, pedestrian accident, storefront car crash, or any other accident in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based car and pedestrian accident lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.

Georgia hit and run car-pedestrian accident

Georgia personal injury case issues in a hit-and-run car and pedestrian accident

A sad story out of Cobb County, Georgia, is in the AJC regarding an incident yesterday in which an alleged hit-and-run driver struck with his car a six year-old boy who was a pedestrian. As a personal injury attorney based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, (Gwinnett County) who handles car accident and pedestrian accident cases all around metropolitan Atlanta and the State of Georgia, I will analyze this news story for potential issues in a Georgia personal injury case. Fortunately, according to the story, though a witness feared for the life of child, he suffered two broken legs but no permanent damage.

Liability in a Georgia car accident or pedestrian accident case (duty and breach of duty)

According to the AJC report linked above the hit-and-run driver is alleged by police to have "improperly passed the stopped traffic and drove on the wrong side of the roadway and struck the victim in the crosswalk." These allegations, if proved, could form the basis for a claim of negligence on the part of the driver for violating Georgia's rules of the road. That one quote alleges multiple different obvious traffic violations.

  1. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-44 provides:  "No vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center of the roadway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken. In every event, the overtaking vehicle shall return to an authorized lane of travel as soon as practicable and, in the event the passing movement involves the use of a lane authorized for vehicles approaching from the opposite direction, before coming within 200 feet of any approaching vehicle."
  2. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-40(a)(1) provides:  "(a) Upon all roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows: (1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;"
  3. O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-91(a) and (d) provide:  "(a) The driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching and is within one lane of the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling or onto which it is turning. For the purposes of this subsection, "half of the roadway" means all traffic lanes carrying traffic in one direction of travel. . .(d) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle."

Additionally, the allegations against the driver, if provable in court, will likely result in additional criminal charges for Reckless Driving in violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-6-390 (driving in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property), felony Hit and Run in violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-6-270 (a hit and run in which the accident is the proximate cause of serious injury or death), and felony Serious Injury by Vehicle in violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-6-394 (accident that temporarily rendered useless the legs of the child, which is one of three qualifying injuries to prove a violation of this code section--case law makes it very clear uselessness only has to be temporary).

These violations, if proven, would show that the driver had a duty under the law and that he breached that duty.

Causation

Causation should be very clear in a case like the one outlined in the AJC. The driver striking a child in a crosswalk with his car caused the two broken legs.

Damages

The six year-old child suffered significant injury. Two broken legs, weeks to months in casts, physical therapy, lost time playing with friends and doing the things a six-year old boy likes to do, the significant pain he suffered, the medical and rehabilitation bills--all of that adds up to damages in a case such as this. Fortunately, the child apparently did not suffer life-altering injuries as this Georgia traffic accident between a car and pedestrian could have been much worse. 

Sources of Recovery

The first source of recovery will be the insurance company who insured the alleged hit-and-run driver. Hopefully he had insurance on the vehicle. A major issue with the driver's insurance coverage will be how much his policy is worth. Did he have bare minimum coverage under Georgia law which would involve only $25,000 in liability insurance? A case such as this will likely involve damages well above the minimum.

A second potential source will be whether any person in the child's household has an automobile insurance policy with uninsured motorist coverage. If so, any such policies are a potential source of coverage in the event the driver (1) did not have insurance, or (2) damages exceed the policy limit on the driver's policy. Even if the driver had insurance, uninsured motorist coverage typically covers damages exceeding the policy limits of the other driver's policy in a case such as this. One note of caution:  uninsured motorist policies typically have strict time limitations and notice requirements which must be complied with to avoid a coverage denial. This is why in cases such as this it is smart to get a Georgia personal injury lawyer involved immediately.

Again, fortunately the child was not injured worse. Let's all hope and pray for a speedy recovery for him. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car or pedestrian accident in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based car and pedestrian accident lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.

 

DeKalb County, Georgia School Bus Pedestrian Fatality Accident

This blog post addresses an incredibly sad story in the Atlanta news today. It involves a wrongful death of a child in an auto accident/pedestrian accident case and personal injury to the child's mother. This incident happened in DeKalb County, next door to Gwinnett County where my practice is located. I handled personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. This post addresses some of the legal issues in a Georgia personal injury and wrongful death case such as the tragic one today.  

Today the AJC is reporting heartbreaking news from DeKalb County, Georgia, where an eight year-old girl and her mother were struck by a car. The girl has died and her mother has moderate injuries. Reportedly the girl and her mother were in a marked crosswalk and crossing the street for her school bus, which was stopped with its lights flashing and stop sign out. The driver of the car, whose name has not been released, has allegedly been arrested and charges are allegedly pending.

First and foremost thoughts and prayers should be with the mother of the child and her family.

Potential Liability in this Georgia Pedestrian Fatality and Injury Accident

I have written before about Georgia's rules of the road applicable to school buses (click here for that post). From a legal perspective this case would, after full investigation to determine if the driver was at fault, involve potential claims by child's parents for wrongful death and a personal injury action for the mother based on her injuries. 

In addition to evaluating negligence of the driver of the car, the early reports from the AJC seem to indicate the potential of violations involving O.C.G.A. § 40-6-163 for unlawfully meeting a school bus and O.C.G.A. § 40-6-91 for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. 

Investigation in a Georgia Pedestrian Fatality or Injury Case

Typically in fatality accidents such as this one the accident investigation unit of the DeKalb Police Department will complete a full investigation including an accident reconstruction report. They will typically download any data from the onboard computer of the offending vehicle to determine potential negligence based on speed or lack of braking. They will also typically do a full analysis of the vehicle to determine if there were any defects with the vehicle and to determine if it was properly maintained in areas such as the braking system and tire tread. Sometimes they will also look at cell phone records of the driver to see if phone usage at the time is an issue (distracted driving or texting and driving). 

Sources of Recovery in a Georgia Pedestrian Fatality or Injury Case

If it can be shown that the driver of the car in this Georgia pedestrian accident is liable through negligence and/or other violations of the rules of the road, the amount of automobile liability insurance she carried will be the first source of recovery of damages. Hopefully, this is more than the Georgia minimums of $25,000 per person and $50,000 total in any one incident. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for motorists in Georgia to have bare minimum coverage.

A second source of potential recovery, and a major reason why a Georgia personal injury and wrongful death lawyer should be retained promptly, is uninsured motorist coverage on any auto policy in the household of the mother or child. It is important to protect your household to have this coverage on all of your auto policies. The reason is because this coverage can be a source of recovery in any accident involving a motor vehicle, including when a member of your household is struck as a pedestrian. This coverage can cover any loss should the driver of the car not have insurance or any amount of loss that can be proven as greater than the other driver's policy limit. Uninsured motorist coverage typically has strict time limitations and requirements for how your insurance company must be notified in the event of an injury. Failure to comply with your policy can result in a denial of coverage and a personal injury lawyer can ensure this is done correctly. 

Again, car accidents and pedestrian accidents such as the one today are tragic and heartbreaking. One family will never be the same. Our thoughts in prayers are with the girl and her family. 

If a loved one of yours has been injured lost in a car accident, pedestrian accident, or any other type of personal injury or wrongful death incident in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based personal injury lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.

Georgia Legal Issues: Fatal Car Accident in Gwinnett County

Fatal Car Accident in Gwinnett County

This past Monday a construction worker was fatally injured when he was struck by a car in a tragic accident near Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, according to a report from the AJC. This post will outline someone of the issues a Georgia personal injury and wrongful death attorney practicing in Gwinnett County or metro Atlanta would look at if a loved were to do a free consultation for a case such as this. Trial lawyer Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, offers free consultations on Georgia personal injury and wrongful death cases.

The essential facts of the AJC report are that a construction worker who was wearing a reflective jacket and helmet was struck by a car in the area of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road (Ga. 317) and I-85 near I-985 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The construction worker died later at the hospital. According to the Gwinnett County Police Department charges are forthcoming on the driver. 

"Modified comparative negligence" law in Georgia

One of the first things a Georgia injury attorney in a wrongful death case would look at in a case like the fatal car accident in Gwinnett County outlined in the AJC story is liability. In a consultation setting, this may not always be clear. Georgia law is a "modified comparative negligence" state, as per O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33. A plaintiff can recover if he, or in the case of wrongful death those who can recover on his behalf, is less than 50% at fault. If the deceased was negligent in some way (example: was he in the roadway where he should not have been or was he follow proper safety protocols), but 49.9% responsible or less, there can be an award. If a jury ultimately finds the plaintiff 50% or more at fault, there is no recovery. Also, the plaintiff's recovery is reduced by the percentage he is at fault. An attorney would not necessarily know enough details at a consultation to know who all the parties in a lawsuit would be, but the driver of the vehicle, the worker's employer, other construction companies working at the site, conditions of the site, etc., are all things an attorney will analyze.

A Georgia personal injury and wrongful death attorney in a fatality car accident case such as this one will try to determine:

1.  Was the driver of the vehicle at fault? The police seem to indicate charges are forthcoming. I stress that at this time full details are unknown as to whether the driver violated any laws or was negligent in his or her operation of the vehicle. However, if there is evidence of negligence and/or a violation of the rules of the road the driver and his insurance company will be a potential source of recovery. Later, we would be able to determine how much insurance coverage was in place.

2. Was the construction worker an employee at the time (and not an independent contractor)? Georgia law has some limited allowance for recovery for a death during the course of employment at O.C.G.A. § 34-9-265 (workers compensation). A Georgia personal injury and wrongful death attorney will certainly look to see if the workers compensation laws are applicable to any wrongful death in the course of employment.

3. Was the victim responsible in any way? Again, not knowing all the details of the investigation, this will be difficult to ascertain at a consultation, but it is something to analyze when investigating the case. 

4. Are there any other parties who were negligent or contributed to this death? You always have too look at all aspects of the case. Were other companies working on the road and may they be responsible?

5. Did the victim have uninsured motorist coverage on any auto insurance policy in his household? If so, the insurance company must be notified promptly as any such policy may likely cover him for this wreck, but there are typically strict time limitations in those insurance contracts which require notification in writing to the insurance company promptly. 

Who is the proper person to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased?

A Georgia personal injury and wrongful death attorney will need to determine who can bring a claim and lawsuit in a case such as this. I have posted before (click here) on who the proper party is in a lawsuit. The correct person must bring the action. Additionally, if workers compensation is applicable, Title 34, Chapter 9 will control who, if anyone, has a claim as a dependent of the deceased.

The initial AJC report seems to indicate this tragic car accident may have wrongfully took the life of a person. Our thoughts and prayers are with those he left behind. Georgia fatality traffic accidents occur too frequently and leave families without a loved one and often in financial distress.

If a loved one of yours has been lost in a car accident or any other wrongful death at the hands of another in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based personal injury lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.

Georgia Uninsured Motorist Insurance: Strict Deadlines

A recent case from the Georgia Court of Appeals highlights just how important it is to comply with your insurance contract's time limits when you have an uninsured motorist claim. It also is an example of why a Georgia personal injury lawyer is needed to properly handle a claim or lawsuit. 

In Sharpe et al. v. Great Midwest Insurance Company et al., Docket Number A17A1421, decided by the Georgia Court of Appeals on December 15, 2017, the plaintiffs had two personal automobile insurance policies with uninsured motorist coverage, as well as an additional policy with coverage through an employer. All three of these Georgia uninsured motorist policies were a potential source of recovery for damages. 

I have written before (click here for prior article) about uninsured motorist coverage and what it is. Basically, if another driver is at fault and strikes you while you, whether you are the other driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, and the other driver either (a) is not insured or (b) has insufficient coverage to cover your loss, uninsured motorist coverage can provide another source of recovery for the damages.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage is a Matter of Contracts Law

I cannot stress enough that uninsured motorist coverage is a matter of Georgia contracts law. It is an agreement between you and your insurer. Thus, the time period to pursue a claim can be very short compared to typical statutes of limitations. The time limit to properly notify your insurer of a potential claim, accident, or loss is determined by the contract you agreed to when purchasing the insurance coverage. If the insurance company is not notified timely AND in accordance with the method specified in the contract, your claim and right to recover can be DENIED.

The Example of the Sharpe Case

The Sharpe case is a prime example of why it is important to have an attorney handle a Georgia auto accident or pedestrian accident case. The Sharpes notified the applicable insurance companies timely. One of the insurance companies (in which they had two applicable policies) was first notified of the auto accident six months after it occurred. The contract required notification within 90 days. The Court did not excuse the ignorance of the policy holder. The terms of the contract were strictly construed and Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of the insurance company (the appellate court ruled that the lower court was correct in deciding that the insurance company did not have to cover any proved loss).

Similarly, the other insurance company was first notified 15 months after the accident. That contract required "prompt" notice. The Court of Appeals again affirmed in the trial court's ruling in favor of that insurance company. Fifteen months was not prompt and they cited a case where notice more than a year after an accident was not considered "prompt."

Further, to top things off, the lawsuit summons was not properly served which was also a basis for dismissal of the case as to one of the insurance companies. 

Summary

  1. If you have uninsured motorist coverage or are not sure if you have this coverage, speak to an attorney immediately. Insurance contracts can have very strict time limits (and they can be even shorter than 30 days) to notify the company of a claim, loss, or accident. Some contracts have language as to a required way to notify the insurance company.
  2. Lawsuits can be complex and even serving the complaint and summons must be accomplished correctly, which sometimes, such as with uninsured motorist coverage, requires service on a non-party to the suit such as the uninsured motorist insurance company.
  3. Uninsured motorist is a great coverage to protect yourself, your family, and passengers in your vehicle in the event of an auto accident or pedestrian accident with injuries. However, it is best to speak with an attorney immediately following an accident to protect your rights under the contract.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or loss in a traffic accident or pedestrian accident in metro Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based injury lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.