For many years, Galloway and Galloway,
P.C. has been helping victims of auto accidents get all of the compensation
they deserve. When you have been hurt in
a car accident, you need an attorney who takes the time to explain your rights,
fights to recover all of your damages, and resolves your medical bills and
health insurance claims. Too many people
take a quick settlement that does not pay for all the damages suffered in an
accident. Do not let this happen to you!
Call Galloway & Galloway, P.C. today so we can start
protecting your rights.
Large Truck Accidents
Car wrecks involving
large commercial vehicles require special legal consideration. If you have been
hit by any sort of large truck, it is likely there are special laws and
insurance requirements that are applicable to your case. It is important that
you choose a law firm that is experienced in negotiating these types of cases. Do not wait; call Galloway And Galloway,
Slip and Fall
Many people are
surprised to learn that slip and fall cases are some of the most difficult
types of accident claims to make a legal case for damages. Just because you
fell inside a store, even on something slippery, does not always mean the store
must compensate you for your injuries. The laws can be against the injured
party and the facts really matter. If you have been injured in a slip and fall,
the store probably has a video tape of the accident and an accident form
already filled out containing witness statements, and likely including your
own. You need an attorney now to even the odds and increase your chances of
getting a fair settlement.
It is always
heartbreaking to learn that a loved one has been seriously injured or has
passed away, but it is even worse to learn that such damages have been caused
by the negligence of a doctor, hospital, or other type of medical provider. It
is not easy to bring a medical malpractice case, as not every mistake is
malpractice, and the law requires an expert with similar training and
experience to agree that the injuries suffered were caused by the failure to
meet the applicable standard of care before you can even initiate litigation. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered
an injury as the result of medical malpractice, you need a law firm that has
experience in identifying and negotiating these types of claims. Lean on Galloway & Galloway, P.C.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse or
neglect is a type of medical malpractice involving patients being mistreated
while in a nursing home or similar type of facility where patients are supposed
to receive skilled medical care. An
especially egregious type of nursing home malpractice is when patients are
allowed to develop horrendous Pressure Sores, also known as pressure ulcers,
due to the facility’s negligence and neglect. If you believe any of your loved ones is the
victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we would like the opportunity to right
There are many types
of family law cases, and Galloway & Galloway, P.C. has the experience
you need in dealing with all of these very important legal matters. Most areas
of family law can be divided into either Uncontested cases, where a party
believes that he or she and the other party can agree on all terms of
settlement, or Contested, which means the parties have at least one issue that
they are contesting because the parties cannot agree or where the other party
refuses to negotiate. There is no area of the law that is more important to a
client than family law cases. Galloway & Galloway, P.C. can
help you in all contested and uncontested family law matters and can provide
you with the legal expertise you need.
Every divorce is
different, and there is no form that exists that can address all of the issues,
rights and options that may apply to a person getting a divorce. Way too often people sign divorce paperwork
and never realize what they have given up or what options were available to
them. A divorce is a big event and
everyone should have legal representation to protect their rights.
Whether as an issue in
a divorce, or as the subject of a modification, nothing is more important than
who has custody of your children. It is
important for you to understand both legal and physical custody issues and how
such will affect you and your child. You
likely have options, and custody determinations result in numerous parenting
duties and responsibilities for both parents, so do not forgo legal
representation when you need it most.
Visitation is another
area that can be part of a divorce or a stand-alone issue in a modification
action. A proper parenting plan should
not just detail when each parent is to have visitation with the minor child,
but should be crafted to the best needs of the child and both parents. The parenting options are many and your
choices are not limited to checking boxes on a form. Not having a parenting plan that protects
your rights as a parent and is properly crafted to the needs of your child and
your particular circumstances, can cause a parent to be trapped in a horrible
situation where a party must comply with an order that is difficult or
impossible to follow and not in the best interest of the minor child. Contact Galloway & Galloway,
P.C. so we walk you through all of your options.
Like custody and
visitation, child support can be the issue of a divorce or the subject of a
modification, as well as an issue in a paternity or legitimation case. The state of Georgia has established Child
Support worksheets and schedules to determine the presumptive amount of child
support a parent should pay each month. However,
such calculations are only going to be accurate if the correct information is
entered. A single error could cost you a
great deal of money. It is important to
have an attorney to make sure all factors are considered when calculating the
appropriate child support.
A paternity action is
filed to establish who the biological father is when such fact cannot be agreed
upon by both parties. When an agreement
cannot be reached, a DNA test is performed. Once paternity has been established, the
father will definitely have the obligation to pay child support. It is very important to know that a paternity
action only establishes who the biological father is and likely causes a child
support order to be entered, but a paternity action does not give a father any
Most people are quite
surprised to learn that when a baby is born to a mother who is not married, the
mother has sole custody rights to the child, regardless of whether or not the
father is identified on the birth certificate. The biological father to a child who is not
married to the mother or obtained legitimation has no rights for custody,
visitation or any other parenting rights regarding that child. Other than marrying the mother or obtaining
administrative legitimation, the only way a biological father can obtain rights
to his child would be to file a legitimation action whereby the father seeks to
become the legal father. When such is
done, the father can also ask for the child’s name to be changed, as well as
seek custody and visitation rights.
Adoptions are a
special area of family law where a new parent-child relationship is created,
usually after a prior parent-child relationship has been terminated. There are many types of adoptions, the most
common being spousal adoptions where a spouse is adopting a child the other
spouse brought into the marriage and familial adoptions where another family
member adopts a child that is in need of a parent. Not all family law lawyers practice adoption
law. If you need help obtaining an adoption, contact Galloway & Galloway,
Motions for Contempt
When a party has
violated the terms of a court order involving any of the family law areas
above, the other party has the right to file a motion for contempt to seek
enforcement of the court order. When a
court hears a contempt case, the only issue to be decided by the court is
whether or not a party has willfully failed to comply with an earlier court
order and if so, what action the court will take to enforce the order. This could cause the violating party to be
fined or put in jail. Whether the other
party has violated the order, or a contempt action has been brought against
you, it is important for you to have competent legal representation.
Galloway, P.C. has been handling residential and Commercial closings throughout
the greater Savannah are for over 40 years.
You can trust Galloway & Galloway, P.C. to have the expertise and
experience to ensure a smooth closing.
Wills & Related Documents
Everybody needs a will
because someday, each one of us is going to leave this world.
Whether you are like
most people and only need a simple will, or you have a much larger estate and
may need a complex will, Galloway & Galloway, P.C. has
been providing estate planning services to our clients for decades. It’s important to remember that a will is not
mainly for you; a will is written to protect the ones you leave behind and
prevent the expense of a costly administration.
It is also very
important to understand that in addition to a will, everyone needs a Living
Will and a Durable Power Of Attorney for Health Care to cover those situations
in which a medical decision needs to be made but you are unable to make the
It is essential in
estate planning to have these documents prepared when a will is created,
because a will has no legal effect until ones death.
Many people also need
a Financial Power of Attorney in order to have someone else legally handle your
financial affairs when you are unable to do so yourself.
If you have lost someone
dear to you and you need help handling your loved one’s
estate, Galloway & Galloway, P.C. can help you through
this most difficult time. Hopefully, your loved one died possessing a will, but
if not, we can help you by filing an Administration on their estate so the
estate can be administered according to law.
While administrations are not usually as simple as a probate, many times
such can be performed in an uncontested manner. However, if there is a dispute as to who
should inherit property of the deceased, Galloway & Galloway, P.C. has the
expertise to handle all such cases.
Get the Debt Relief
You Need Now!
Chapter 7 & Chapter 13
Sometimes you may find
yourself in financial difficulties that you cannot get out of on your own. Are
you facing a Foreclosure of your home or Repossession of your vehicle? Has a
creditor sued you and is about to Garnish your wages? Whether you are facing a
dire emergency or your finances are a house of cards and making minimum
payments just isn’t cutting it, we can help you get out of your financial
We are a Debt Relief
Agency. We help people file bankruptcy under the US Bankruptcy Code.
Chapter 7 & Chapter 11
businesses fail. If your company is going out of business and you want to avoid
creditors calling, suing, or making other attempts to collect debt against the
business, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be the right choice for your business.
If your company has
current debt obligations that it cannot meet, a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - or debt
reorganization - may be in your business’s best interest. While Chapter 11
Bankruptcies typically require a higher financial investment, your business may
be better off long-term using a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to restructure its debt
to get through its current difficulties.
At one point or
another, you may find yourself facing a minor or major traffic violation.
Sometimes good people
make bad decisions and end up being charged with Driving Under the Influence
(DUI) or otherwise run afoul of the law.
When you find yourself
in legal trouble, contact an attorney that you can trust to handle these
matters in the best possible way.