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Will filing for bankruptcy help me avoid foreclosure?

It depends on your situation and what type of bankruptcy you choose to file. Filing for bankruptcy could only delay your foreclosure, or it could help you to save your home. If you have already received the paperwork about foreclosure, or if you are afraid you will soon, it means you are behind on your mortgage payments and the lender wants to begin the process of taking your home back in order to sell it. This can be a very slow process. The homeowner must normally miss several payments, and then the homeowner must receive notification. There are many legal...

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What should I do if my child was injured in a car accident in Atlanta?

Unfortunately, if your child was injured in a car accident you are in good company. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of three and 14. Although seat belts and properly selected and installed car seats can go a great deal towards minimizing injuries, even the most diligent of safety precautions do not always provide complete protection for children. In many cases when a child is injured in an accident, however, the child is not properly restrained. It’s critical that as a parent, you use the proper car seat for your child’s age...

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If I file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, is anyone likely to object?

The point of filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to wipe out your debts. In most Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, debts are discharged at the end of the bankruptcy. In some cases, creditors or the bankruptcy trustee can challenge whether a particular debt can be discharged, or even whether all of your debts can be discharged in bankruptcy. These are called objections to discharge. Normally after a Chapter 7, you are not required to pay back the discharged debts once the case is over. Not all debts can be discharged in bankruptcy – some common examples of non-dischargeable debts include...

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Can I sue if I am involved in an accident in an Uber vehicle? Who do I sue, Uber or the driver?

Any time you choose to ride in a vehicle operated by another driver, you are putting your safety in that individual’s hands. You expect the driver to operate the vehicle in a safe manner and to make wise driving decisions. You are also subjecting yourself to the whims of other drivers on the roads as well, without leaving yourself an opportunity to respond to any poor driving decisions they may make.  In most cases, when you choose to take a taxi or a bus, you are dealing with a professional driver who has a great deal of training and experience....

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I have a lot of debt. Can I get rid of all of those debts in a bankruptcy?

Many people think of bankruptcy as their golden ticket to freedom. They may be mired in debt with little income and few options, and decide to file for bankruptcy. They may schedule a meeting with a bankruptcy attorney or even choose to file bankruptcy themselves, only to find out that the majority of their debts cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. The good news is that most Chapter 7 bankruptcy filers will be able to get rid of most or all of their debts. There are, however, several types of debts that are not dischargeable. Also, there are several reasons a...

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What are my legal options if I am injured in a car accident because of snow, ice, or sleet in the Atlanta area?

Fortunately for Atlantans, snow and ice are a rare event. Typically when they do occur we are given plenty of notice so that we can make our plans accordingly, and either stay home or allow ourselves ample time to reach our destinations. There are times, however, such as in 2014, that snow and ice can surprise hundreds of thousands of drivers on our roads, leading to countless numbers of accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 1.5 million automobile accidents occur each year that are attributed to weather. Although most of those accidents are relatively minor, over 7,000 are killed...

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I had my parents co-sign on my loan. Will my co-signers be liable for my debts if I file for bankruptcy?

Some people are unable to obtain a loan for a car, a home, or other debts unless they have a co-signer. Basically, a co-signer is a person who is responsible for paying back your debt if you are unable to repay it yourself. Creditors will sometimes allow someone with a low credit score or no credit and/or a low income to borrow money, but they may require a co-signer with a better credit score, a higher income, or both before they will loan the money. It’s common for a person with a co-signer on a loan to fail to pay...

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I was involved in an accident with a semi-truck that had a tire blow out. What are my legal rights?

There are strict federal regulations that require trucking companies and truck drivers to be conscious of the current condition of their vehicles. Daily records of the condition of the truck are required. If these daily inspections are done, and records properly kept, it should be easy to be able to see when more air needs to be added to tires, or when tires need to be replaced. The daily inspection reports must be kept on file for three months. Unfortunately, these daily inspections often are not done. Drivers may be tired, overworked, and anxious to reach their destination. They may...

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I want to file for bankruptcy but I’m afraid I will be fired. Can I get fired for filing for bankruptcy?

No, you cannot be legally fired for filing for bankruptcy. I will give you a longer explanation about that in a second, but for now you should think about your fears – why are you afraid your employer would fire you if he or she found out about your bankruptcy filing? Bankruptcies are legal and not uncommon, and normally are not necessarily a reflection on your character as a person. In addition, you need to consider how your boss would even find out you filed for bankruptcy. Most employers will not be made aware that you filed for bankruptcy. If...

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