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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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Daycare Negligence in Georgia

Parents must be able to trust daycare facilities. These facilities are responsible for caring for the most vulnerable members of our society. Unfortunately, there are times when these daycares fall short of their duties and responsibilities. When this occurs, children can sustain significant injuries. Here, we want to discuss daycare negligence in Georgia, particularly what it means for daycare to be negligent, what parents of injured children can do, and what type of compensation may be available in these situations. What is daycare negligence? Children get injured all the time, and this does not necessarily mean their injury was caused… read more

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What the Attorney-Client Privilege Really Means

Most people have heard of the term attorney-client privilege. This phrase is often thrown around on TV shows and in movies as a means to remind law enforcement officials that attorney does not have to discuss what their client says with them. Here, we want to discuss well attorney-client privilege means when it comes to preserving the confidentiality of communication between a lawyer and their client. This rule is important to understand if you are considering working with an attorney for any type of case, whether it be for a personal injury matter or a criminal defense issue. Defining attorney-client… read more

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What Is Considered A “Reasonable Person” When It Comes To Negligence?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for what happened. However, securing this compensation revolves around actually proving the negligence of the person who caused the injury. Proving this negligence involves showing that another individual or entity acted, or failed to act, in a way that another reasonable person would in the same situation. Here, we want to discuss what the term “reasonable” means in these situations. Negligence, a reasonable person, and personal injury claims… read more

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The Enforceability of Oral Contracts in Georgia Courts

Contracts come in various forms, though most people think of written contracts when they think of business deals, buying a car, purchasing a home, etc. It is important to memorialize the terms of these agreements in ways that are visible for all to see, and a written agreement is typically ideal. In some cases, a written contract is required. However, in the course of making business deals, many agreements are simply not put into writing. Often, the various parties involved discuss the terms of a deal and settle with a handshake. This is considered an oral agreement. Oral agreements are… read more

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Public Duty Doctrine in Georgia

The public duty doctrine in Georgia has come under increased scrutiny over the last few months as unrest related to police misconduct has brewed across the United States. Many people wonder whether or not a Georgia municipality can be held liable for failing to provide police protection to the public. This is a good question that can mostly be answered under the “public duty doctrine.” What does the public duty doctrine say? The public duty doctrine says that Georgia, or a municipality, cannot be held liable for a duty of police protection except under various special and defined circumstances. The… read more

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Personal Injury Endorsement On My Homeowner’s Insurance

If you own a home, then you likely have homeowner’s insurance. This type of insurance allows those who own their home to rest easier knowing that if something unexpected should happen to their home or on their property, their insurance will protect them. However, most people do not have a clear understanding of what is in their homeowner’s insurance policy. By not completely understanding the ins and outs of the policy, a homeowner could be caught off guard if they experience a sudden loss. They may discover that they will not be covered and left in sudden financial devastation. Most… read more

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What are the Top Reasons for Insurance Denials?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person or entity, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for your losses. In most situations, personal injury cases are settled out of court through insurance carriers. However, it is not uncommon for insurance claims to be delayed or denied by insurance carriers. Here, we want to discuss the top reasons that an insurance carrier uses to deny a claim. Top reasons for an insurance claim denial Understanding why your claim was denied by an insurance carrier is the… read more

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for your losses. However, personal injury cases are rarely cut and dry. Most individuals do not have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into their case to secure full compensation. A personal injury lawyer can be incredibly beneficial in these situations, and we want to discuss why that is the case. The numerous benefits of working with a personal injury lawyer There are various reasons why having… read more

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