Do I have to Submit to a Deposition?

A deposition is a formal event and is part of almost every litigated case in a Workers’ Compensation Claim and in automobile injury cases.  The deposition gives the insurance company, through their lawyers, a set time when the insurance lawyer may obtain sworn testimony from the injured worker or the plaintiff in an automobile accident case. They can only put you under oath one time (there are a few exceptions).

A Longtime and loyal client…

A Longtime and loyal client just referred a friend of his to me for representation in a work-related injury case. This gentleman called my office and was interviewed by one of my paralegals who really “knows her stuff”. The potential client presented a good case and we could certainly help him. But before she set an appointment she wanted to talk to me. The problem was that this fellow has been represented by another lawyer for about a year.

Workers herded like Cattle

It is saddening and sometimes quite disheartening to see the injured worker “herded like cattle” into the corral of the insurance company panel of doctors after an injury. Georgia is one of the five states where, once a worker is injured, you MUST pick a doctor from a made-up list of insurance company doctors.

“Read before you Sign”

You all have heard the statement: “Read before you sign anything”. That applied even to documents presented to you by your own attorney. I represent a lady who sustained a job injury in mid-July 2019. As I am handling her workers’ compensation claim and preparing her for her testimony, she told us she had a prior automobile accident that occurred in early 2018.