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What If I Am In A Georgia Accident With An Out-Of-State Driver?

Being involved in an accident can be a scary and confusing experience. Vehicle accidents can become even more confusing in the event you are involved in an accident with an out-of-state driver. This is not all that uncommon in Georgia. After all, not only are we a tourist destination of our own in many ways, but drivers throughout the country travel through our state to get to and from their tourist destinations, particularly those traveling to our southern neighbor. Here, we want to discuss what you can do if you are involved in an accident with an out-of-state driver. Do… read more

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Should I Hire An Attorney For A Soft Tissue Injury?

Vehicle accidents can lead to significant injuries for those involved. These injuries vary widely depending on numerous factors, including the angle of the collision, the severity of the collision, and even the physical condition of those involved. One of the most common injuries that people sustain in a vehicle accident is a soft tissue injury. Here, we want to discuss whether or not you should hire an attorney in the event you or somebody you care about sustains a soft tissue injury in a Georgia vehicle accident. What is a soft tissue injury? There are various types of soft tissue… read more

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Loss of Consortium Under Georgia Law

It is not uncommon to read about the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit and see that somebody was awarded “loss of consortium” damages. “Consortium” is admittedly a confusing word for those who do not have much experience in the legal field. Here, we want to help our readers understand exactly what “loss of consortium” means and how this can affect personal injury victims and their families in the state of Georgia. What are loss of consortium damages? Loss of consortium damages are meant to provide compensation for the disruption of a married couple’s quality of life due to the… read more

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I Was Hit By An Uninsured Motorist In Georgia– What Do I Do?

When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you probably do so knowing that you are fully insured just in case an accident occurs. However, can you guarantee that other drivers around you have insurance? Unfortunately, a significant percentage of drivers in Georgia do not have auto insurance. This can cause difficulties in the event you or a loved one are struck by an uninsured motorist. Here, we want to discuss what you can do if you or somebody you care about is involved in an accident with an uninsured driver in Georgia. If you are struck by an… read more

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Georgia Texting And Driving Laws

Technology has completely changed the way that most of us live our lives. We all essentially have little computers in our pockets in the form of mobile devices, and this can become a distraction when we are driving. Most people know that texting and driving is dangerous, but that does not stop many drivers from sending and receiving text messages, reading their emails, or browsing the Internet for the latest news. Here, we will review what Georgia law says about texting and driving, the dangers of this type of behavior, and possible penalties. Distracted driving behavior is incredibly dangerous According… read more

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Damage Caps in Georgia Personal Injury Law

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of somebody else, this can lead to significant setbacks. Not only will you have to deal with physical and emotional pain and suffering, but you will also have to contend with incoming medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. You should be able to recover compensation either through an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit verdict, but do you know whether or not Georgia places limitations on the amount of money you can recover? Here, we want to discuss whether… read more

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Can You Sue For Emotional Distress In Georgia?

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or wrongful actions of somebody else, there may be various types of compensation available for your injuries and other losses. Often, you will see that somebody has been awarded “emotional distress” damages as a result of their injuries. In some cases, however, there is an attempt to recover emotional distress damages as a result of witnessing the injury or death of a loved one. Here, we want to discuss what “emotional distress” actually means and whether or not you are allowed to file a lawsuit… read more

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What To Do If Your Car Overheats

Vehicles can overheat. In fact, most people have been inside of a vehicle that has overheated. Not only is this an incredible inconvenience, but it can also present a safety risk for drivers and passengers. Overheated vehicles are not uncommon, and this issue occurs for a variety of reasons, ranging from coolant issues and radiator problems to leaks in the cooling system. Not staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance can lead to a major problem. Here, we want to discuss what you can do if your vehicle overheats while you are driving. Pull over as soon as possible if… read more

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What Is Georgia’s Leash Law?

Dogs are a major part of many people’s lives in Georgia. As arguably the most popular pet in the state, it is crucial to understand that there are various laws regarding the ownership of dogs. Georgia does not have a statewide leash law in place. However, most Georgia counties and municipalities do have laws that stipulate when a dog must be restrained. Dog owners who fail to follow appropriate leash laws could find themselves liable for any injuries caused by their unleashed dog. What are Georgia’s leash laws? There are around 70 to 80 million dogs in US households. When… read more

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Punitive Damages in Georgia

Any person who sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, company, or entity should be able to recover compensation for their injuries and other losses. Most people are aware that a personal injury lawsuit could help a person gain various types of compensable damages, such as coverage of their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering losses, and more. However, punitive damages may also be awarded in some circumstances. Here, we want to discuss what punitive damages are, under what circumstances they may be awarded, and whether or not there are any caps on… read more

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