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Workers’ Compensation For Industrial Accidents

Every worker should be able to count on receiving compensation when they sustain an on-the-job injury. Injuries can happen in any industry, but some are riskier than others. This is particularly true for various types of industrial work. Industrial accidents can lead to severe injuries, and it is not uncommon for victims in these situations to need extensive medical care and a significant amount of wage assistance if they cannot work while they recover. Here, we want to discuss the challenges of securing workers’ compensation insurance in the aftermath of an industrial accident. Industrial Jobsites are Hazardous Industrial jobs have… read more

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Who is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Crash?

The last thing any person expects when we get behind the wheel of a vehicle is that they will be involved in an accident. However, vehicle accidents are not uncommon on Georgia roadways. In most situations, we will find that the at-fault driver will be responsible for paying compensation to any party who sustained injuries or property damage as a result of their negligent actions. However, when a multi-vehicle crash occurs, determining fault can be difficult. Here, we want to discuss how liability is determined for a multi-vehicle collision as well as how Georgia handles modified comparative negligence when it… read more

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Who is at Fault in a Jaywalking Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrians cross the roadways all the time. However, there are certain circumstances where pedestrians do not necessarily have the right of way but decide to cross the road anyway. We usually hear this referred to as “jaywalking.” It is important to know who is at fault in a vehicle collision that occurs when a pedestrian is jaywalking because these incidents often result in severe injuries. It is essential to recognize that pedestrians and drivers have to share the roadway, and Georgia has laws in place that specifically dictate the responsibilities that both of them have. Understanding these rules and responsibilities… read more

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When Restaurants Can Be Responsible for Illness and Injury

Anytime you go out to eat with your friends or family, the last thing that you expect is that someone will sustain an injury or illness. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of restaurant owners or employees cause harm to patrons. Here, we want to discuss when restaurants can be held liable for illnesses or injuries sustained by their guests. What we will see is that these incidents usually fall under the theory of premises liability, which means restaurant owners and operators owe a duty of care to those who have a right to be at… read more

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When Does a Car Accident Become a Crime?

Vehicle accidents are not uncommon in Georgia. However, no two vehicle accidents are exactly alike, and there are times when the circumstances surrounding a vehicle accident lead to the situation becoming a crime. Here, we want to discuss exactly what it means for a vehicle accident to be a “crime” as opposed to just a situation where the incident will be handled only through insurance carriers or a civil lawsuit. Most Car Accidents Are Civil Matters The reality is that most vehicle accidents in Georgia are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, there are times when insurance carriers refuse… read more

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What to Do When a Truck’s Cargo Caused an Accident

When you are on the roadway traveling next to a large commercial truck, the last thing you need to worry about is cargo flying off and causing an accident. Unfortunately, these incidents do occur. The challenging part of these accidents comes with determining liability. Who is responsible for an accident caused by unsecured cargo? It is incredibly important for any person who sustained injuries or property damage in these types of incidents to recover the compensation they are entitled to. How do These Accidents Occur? There are various ways that accidents can occur due to unsecured cargo in the back… read more

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What is a Toxic Tort?

What happens if a person is injured due to exposure to a dangerous substance? This can be a challenging question to answer, and the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation of exposure will be very important. In some situations, individuals harmed due to exposure to a dangerous substance may need to file a toxic torts lawsuit in Georgia. These cases can become incredibly complicated. Here, we want to briefly discuss how toxic tort injuries occur as well as why an attorney is necessary for these cases. Toxic Tort Claim Basics People who have been exposed to hazardous materials or… read more

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How Do Wrong-way Accidents Happen?

Wrong-way vehicle accidents often result in devastating injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, these incidents occur fairly regularly throughout the state of Georgia. Many people think wrong-way accidents occur only in the busier areas of the state, but the reality is that wrong-way accidents are very likely to occur on rural roadways as well. Here, we want to take a look at how wrong-way accidents occur. The hope is that you and your family members will recognize situations where these incidents may arise and take steps to avoid major collisions. Understanding Wrong-Way Collisions in Georgia One of the most comprehensive studies… read more

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What Causes Neck and Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident?

Vehicle accidents often result in drivers and passengers sustaining some type of injury. In many cases, vehicle accidents are seen as relatively minor, and sometimes those involved do not feel any pain in the immediate aftermath of the incident. However, the very nature of a vehicle impact often means that passengers’ bodies experience exertional forces that can lead to various types of neck and lower back pain. Here, we want to discuss what causes neck and lower back pain after an accident. Sometimes, the pain associated with these injuries does not appear until hours, days, or even weeks after a… read more

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What Are Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, you will likely be entitled to various types of compensation. However, it can become confusing when discussion about damages begins. A few phrases that are often thrown around in these situations include “economic damages” and “non-economic damages.” Here, we want to specifically discuss economic damages as they relate to personal injury claims made in Georgia. These costs can be tremendous, and it is crucial that any injury victim properly understand what they are entitled to. Economic Damages… read more

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