Testimonials

Deysi-Atlanta, GA

"I was very satisfied with the service I received from Mr. Shurman's office. They answered all my questions in a prompt and courteous manner. I highly recommend attorney Shurman to anyone who's been injured in an auto wreck."

Johan - Lilburn, GA

 "Mr. Shurman forced the insurance company to pay me their entire policy limits for my auto wreck case. Before I spoke with him, they would not even pay me for my bills."

Michael - Marietta, GA

  "From the first call I made to Mr. Shurman (very late in the evening on a Saturday night) to the final settlement, his attention to detail really made the difference. He kept me informed throughout the process and I was treated fairly. His staff was exceptional, as well. Their work behind the scenes once again really made the difference as their diligence afforded me the highest settlement offer. I always felt as though I was in control. What a nice feeling it was to truly feel like I was the customer."

Lawyers.com Client Review

  "Greg came to see me in the hospital the day after my car wreck. He took pictures and was ready to assist from the first day. He got to work immediately, began handling the claims adjuster, and prepared the lawsuit - then we settled for excellent money."

PERSONAL INJURY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much is my injury case worth?

 

Many factors determine how much compensation you may receive, some of which are as follows:

  • Amount of medical bills
  • Need for future medical care
  • Loss of past income
  • Impact on future earning capacity
  • Any permanent limitations caused by the injury
  • Amount of pain you have endured
  • Activities you can no longer do
  • Activities you can do but do not enjoy as much
  • Prognosis for further problems
  • Strength of lay witness testimony

Contact Gregory S. Shurman, LLC for a free consultation on your injury case.

Can bad behavior on behalf of the other driver increase the value of my claim?

Yes. If the driver who caused your injuries was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or was otherwise driving recklessly, you may be entitled to additional “punitive” damages.

How might I jeopardize my workers compensation benefits?

 Your claim may be denied if you fail to report injuries promptly or fail to cooperate with your employer and authorized treating physician regarding medical evaluations, treatment, rehabilitation services and claim investigation. Your claim can also be denied if you refuse to return to suitable employment. Some other reasons for denial of claims include submittal of fraudulent information, refusal to take a drug test, and refusal to submit to a medical examination by the authorized treating physician, at reasonable times. 

Do I have to be injured at the workplace to receive workers compensation?

No. As long as your injury is related to your job, it may be covered by workers compensation. If you are injured while traveling on business, running errands for business, or even attending a social function required by your work, your injury may be covered by workers compensation.

What compensation will I receive?

In general, benefits include replacement income (two-thirds of your average wage up to a limit), medical expenses and payment for any permanent injury you may have incurred.


Depending on the severity of your injury, you may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Must I see an insurance company doctor, or can I see my own doctor?

Must I see an insurance company doctor, or can I see my own doctor?

Since the workers compensation insurer is paying your benefits, you must see a doctor approved by the company. However, you should be given an opportunity to choose a doctor from an approved list of doctors. Further, you may change doctors if you are dissatisfied with the first one.

What is the “one free bite” rule?

 In Georgia, the owner is not held liable for the first bite the dog inflicts. Once an animal has demonstrated vicious behavior—biting or otherwise displaying a “vicious propensity”—the owner can be held liable. 

Which jurisdiction covers dog bites — state or local?

 Both. In addition to Georgia state laws, your local communities might also have animal laws covering bites, leashing and vaccinations. Your local laws might ban ownership of certain breeds, too. 

What do leash laws cover?

Most communities require dogs to be leashed unless they are confined to a house or fenced yard, even on the owner’s property. Failing to adhere to the leash laws combined with dog biting may increase potential penalties

 The Law Offices of Gregory Shurman are here to serve the Atlanta, Chamblee, Oak Grove, Lenox, Brookhaven and Buckhead area.  We are proudly located close to zip codes 30329, 30024, 30045, and 30033.