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What’s the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one are injured due to the negligence or careless actions of another person, you need to understand how to recover compensation for your damages. Understanding this means discussing two options: Filing a personal insurance claim Filing a personal injury lawsuit Today, we want to discuss the difference between these two so you have a better understanding of your case and options. You should always speak with a qualified Georgia personal injury lawyer before moving forward with a case. A personal injury claim The first step in many personal injury cases is a personal injury claim… read more

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligent or careless actions of another person, you may need to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. However, these cases can become complicated, and you do not want to do anything to jeopardize a satisfactory settlement. Today, we want to discuss the top five mistakes to avoid in a personal injury case. Please remember to always speak to a qualified Georgia personal injury lawyer who can assist you as you move forward. Your very move could be watched in these cases Insurance companies are for-profit… read more

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Which is the Worst County in Georgia for Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is dangerous driving. The concept of distracted driving is nothing new. It has been around for as long as we’ve had vehicles. However, distracted driving has taken on a whole new meaning over the last decade. With the rise of smartphones and our reliance on them for everything that we do, distracted driving has become a serious cause of vehicle crashes. Today, we want to discuss which county is the worst in Georgia for distracted driving as well as how the rest of the state stacks up. Jackson County has a distracted driver problem Jackson County leads the… read more

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What is Considered Reckless Driving in Georgia?

Reckless driving is dangerous driving. However, defining reckless driving can be difficult. The term “reckless driving” can mean different things, but one thing is certain – it is illegal in the state of Georgia. Not only is reckless driving illegal, but it can lead to serious injuries or fatalities on the roadways. Today, we want to discuss what reckless driving is and what the consequences are for those found guilty. Defining reckless driving When we turn to Georgia Code Title 40 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 40-6-390, we see that a person commits reckless driving when they operate their… read more

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Pros and Cons of Settling Your Personal Injury Case Out of Court

No two personal injury cases are alike, and there are different ways to reach a positive outcome. Today, we want to clear up some of the confusion you may have about what it means to settle a personal injury case out of court. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you are either going to settle it through negotiations with the other side or the case will go to the courtroom. If a case goes to trial, it will be argued in front of a jury who will make the ultimate determination as to whether damages should be awarded and… read more

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Where Does Georgia Rank Among the Best and Worst Drivers of 2019?

Most of us drive or are regular passengers in vehicles. However, have you ever wondered how Georgia drivers stack up when compared to the rest of the country? We wondered as well. Today, we are going to look into this using various factors. During the latest reporting year from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Georgia finished 39th in the worst-driver rankings. Out of 51 total areas ranked (DC included), this is not all that bad. The majority of states were worse than Georgia. We ranked better than our neighbors: South Carolina 6th North Carolina 8th Florida 23rd Alabama… read more

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Can Social Media Harm a Personal Injury Case?

Social media has woven itself into just about every aspect of our lives. The Pew Research Center says that 72% of all adults in the United States use at least one social media site. Social media use is spread out amongst all ages, and even 40% of those over the age of 65 use social media. Social media has made it easy to share our lives and connect with friends and family. However, there are times when we “overshare.” Social media use can damage a personal injury case. Today, we want to talk about how social media can affect your… read more

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Are the More Truck Accidents in the Summer?

When the weather heats up, so does the number of traffic crashes on the roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) tells us that the peak months for car accidents in the US are August and September. In Georgia, we see traffic begin to pick up right as schools let out. Not only do we have our own tourist destinations, but plenty of people are also traveling through heading to Florida and other popular spots. You will also notice that there are more commercial truck activities on our roadways. Does this mean there are more truck accidents during the… read more

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Are Nursing Homes Liable for Fall Injuries?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), millions of people aged 65 and older fall. They state that one out of four older people fall each year and that falling once doubles their chances of falling again. For older citizens, falling can cause serious injuries and even death. The CDC says that: One out of every five falls causes a serious injury like a head injury or broken bone. Three million older people are treated in ERs each year due to fall injuries. Over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year due to fall injuries. Around 300,000 older people are… read more

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Can Passengers File a Claim After a Car Accident?

When we talk about filing claims after a car accident in Atlanta, we usually discuss the drivers involved. However, if you or a loved one are a passenger injured in a vehicle crash, you need to know what to do. Georgia car accidents are a reality. Information from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows us that hundreds of thousands of vehicle crashes occur each year in this state. Out of those crashes, there are thousands of injuries, some of them severe. What can an injured passenger do? Believe it or not, an injured passenger will likely have an easier… read more

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