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What Is The Burden Of Proof Under Georgia State Law?

Any time a person is injured because of the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else, there may be a need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. However, in order for a case to be successful, a plaintiff will need to prove that the other party was liable for the incident. The term “burden of proof” is something most people hear about in criminal cases, but this also applies to every type of personal injury claim as well. What are the different levels of burden of proof? There are varying levels of burdens of proof used… read more

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What Is Georgia’s Stay Of Discovery Rule?

Any time a civil personal injury lawsuit is filed, the process can become incredibly complex. When an injury victim (the plaintiff) files a case against an alleged negligent party (the defendant), Georgia’s often complicated civil legal processes initiated. One of the most important aspects of a civil personal injury case is the “discovery.” Discovery is when both parties, the plaintiff and the defendant, are doing exactly what the word suggests – they are discovering everything there is to know about the case so they can be prepared for trial. While most personal injury cases are settled out of court, that… read more

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What is Georgia’s Impact Rule?

If you or somebody you love has sustained an emotional or psychological injury that was caused by the negligence of another person, company, or entity in Georgia, then you may have heard of the “impact rule.” This means that, in order to recover compensation for purely emotional damages caused by the actions of another person, the plaintiff is required to prove that the incident “impacted” them in some way. Understanding how the impact rule applies in Georgia can be incredibly confusing. Does “impact” mean a literal impact on a person’s body? We can highlight two separate cases to show how… read more

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What is Discovery in a Personal Injury Case in Georgia?

If you or somebody you love has been injured in Georgia due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. However, understanding how these cases work can be incredibly complicated. After a personal injury lawsuit is initiated, there are various phases that the lawsuit will go through. One of the phases is called the “discovery process.” What is the discovery process? Most personal injury claims are handled out of court through insurance settlements. However, if a lawsuit is filed and delivered to the defendant,… read more

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Safety Tips For Communication Tower Workers

According to data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 2.8 million total non-fatal worker injuries and illnesses across the country during the latest reporting year. While many jobs pose significant risks for workers, those who operate on communication towers face incredible hazards every day. Our nation relies on cell towers to keep us interconnected. Here, we offer safety tips for those who work on the construction and maintenance of cell towers in Georgia. Georgia cell tower construction and maintenance safety tips Training Training is required for all cell tower construction and maintenance workers. The Occupational Safety… read more

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How Are Failure To Yield Accidents Handled In GA?

Getting into a car accident is not something anybody wants to happen, but the reality is that vehicle accidents occur regularly in Georgia. In most cases, one or more drivers are to blame for a vehicle accident. One of the most common causes of Georgia vehicle accidents is a failure to yield by a careless or negligent driver. When one driver fails to yield the right of way, they can cause serious accidents and injuries for those in other vehicles, as well as for pedestrians and bicyclists. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a crash… read more

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Georgia Law Regarding Lost Wages/Income in Injury Lawsuits

Sustaining an injury can be a tremendous setback for a victim and their family. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, there may be various types of compensation available for your losses. Several types of compensation that are often available to personal injury victims revolve around income. What kind of lost wages are counted as damages? Anytime a person is injured, there is a chance that the injury will keep them from working temporarily or permanently. This can lead to various types of damages being available for… read more

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Can I File Dental Malpractice In Georgia?

When researchers from Johns Hopkins released findings that stated medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the country, most people did not immediately think of dental errors. However, dentistry professionals are considered specialized medical professionals, and they do make mistakes. Dental malpractice occurs when the treatment provided by a dentist or a dental assistant falls below the acceptable industry standard of care and causes an injury. If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a dental mistake, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses through a dental malpractice lawsuit. Most common… read more

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What Should I Do After A Multi-Car Accident In Atlanta?

The last thing that anybody expects is that they will be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, these incidents do occur, and they often involve multiple vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 45% of all fatal crashes in Georgia during the latest reporting year were the result of multi-vehicle crashes. Thousands of people were injured and left dealing with the consequences of these multi-car crashes. In the aftermath of a multi-car crash in Atlanta, there are several steps you can take in order to ensure your well-being and help you secure maximum compensation. Seek medical assistance In… read more

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How To File A Car Accident Claim With State Farm In Georgia

When you have State Farm insurance, you probably expect that you will receive quality, first-rate coverage in the event you were in an accident. The reality is that State Farm has a sketchy track record when it comes to securing compensation for car accidents in Georgia. It is vital that you understand how the State Farm claims process works so you can take the right steps after an accident occurs. Filing a State Farm Insurance claim in Georgia can seem difficult In addition to the stress of being involved in a car accident in the first place, the weight of… read more

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