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May 2022 Issue

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Legal Tips

Chances Are Your ‘Full Coverage’ Car Insurance is Leaving You Dangerously Exposed

Worst case scenario – you’re in a car accident that is NOT your fault by someone who doesn’t have car insurance OR has the minimum policy limits that don’t even come close to covering your expenses. Here are some numbers to get you thinking.

  • Minimum car insurance policy limit in Georgia is $25,000/ person $50,000/accident
  • Average cost of an overnight stay in the hospital is $13,600
  • Average cost of an ambulance ride is $2,100

This is when you think YOUR own car insurance will kick in to protect you, pay your medical bills and fix your car. Right? Well, if your car insurance policy doesn’t include Underinsured and Uninsured motorist then the answer is NO.

And here’s a scary FACT…

Georgia law does not require drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage.

So, chances are you don’t have it if you didn’t specifically ask your insurance agent to add it to your policy. And if you do have it – then you only have the minimum $25k coverage, which is NOT enough.

The great news is that you can easily add Underinsured and Uninsured motorist to your car insurance for what can cost you pennies more a day. Then you’ll have the insurance you need if you’re in accident with someone who doesn’t have the proper coverage.

If you already have Underinsured and Uninsured motorist in your car insurance policy then you NEED to find out what your coverage limit is – Then increase it!

The minimum Underinsured and Uninsured coverage is $25k. That’s just not enough and it’s easy to push that policy limit to $250k = a much better pool to pull from if you’ve been hurt.

Call your insurance agent and have a conversation about your limits and be sure that you’ve maxed out your Underinsured and Uninsured coverage. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you find out how little you’ll need to pay to more than triple your coverage.

We do free car insurance reviews. If you’d like our legal team to review your insurance policy to point you in the right direction. We do not sell insurance but we can arm you with the right questions to ask.


Local News

Yes! You Can Count on Corey

Corey Martin is a 25-year resident of Douglas County and a small business owner. He’s also the Founder of The Law Offices of Martin and Associates. He graduated with Honors from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and received his undergraduate Math Degree from Excelsior College. Corey currently practices criminal and civil litigation. While in law school, Corey externed with the Internal Revenue System, Douglas County Solicitor General’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Corey, who is a U.S. Veteran is proud of his roles as the Supervising Attorney of the Atlanta John Marshall Law School Veteran’s Legal Clinic located at Fort McPherson, Georgia. The Legal Clinic represents Veterans FREE of Charge in misdemeanor criminal cases throughout the entire State of Georgia.

Corey is very passionate about mentoring and giving back to the community. That’s why Corey is also a Douglas County Partner in Education, Match Mentor, and Juvenile Court Administrative Council Member. He also serves in the Real Men Read and Career Day Program in the Douglas County Education System. As an active member of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumni Board, he frequently volunteers to help students in elementary, middle school, high school, and college students prepare for the legal field. Learn more about him here: www.CountOnCorey.com


Local Feature

Warbird Expo Comes to Douglas May 31st – June 2nd

Take some time out of your busy schedule to unplug for all of the modern technology and witness some history. The Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport is hosting the renowned Warbird Expo that features restored historic aircrafts.

This is a chance to see some of the last remaining historical aircrafts that are still actively flying. You can tour the planes as part of your admission OR you can even book a flight in one! This day promises to be a memorable one and it’s open to the whole family.

Cost: $10 per adult, $5 for children under 12, and $20 for a family of up to five.

When: Ground tours are from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31ST , and from 10:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday and Thursday June 1st & 2nd.

Where: Douglas Municipal – Gene Chambers Airport, 440 Elton D Brooks Blvd, Douglas, Georgia 31535

Warbird Flights: Warbird flights start as low as $100 for the Navy transport, and $380 on the advanced trainer. Seats on the B-17 start at $495. If you want to fly call1-855-359-2217 or reserve online at B17TexasRaiders.org


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