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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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How To Deal With Atlanta Car Accident Adjusters

Getting into a car accident is not on anybody’s to-do list, but the reality is that vehicle accidents occur regularly throughout the state of Georgia. Most people will inevitably be involved in an accident. If you or a loved one do you get into an accident, then you will very likely be dealing with adjusters from the insurance carriers in the case. This includes an adjuster from your insurance carrier as well as an adjuster from the insurance carrier of the other driver involved. It is crucial that you understand how to handle insurance adjusters in the aftermath of a… read more

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Georgia Roundabout Laws

Traffic roundabouts seem to bring confusion anytime a new one shows up on the roadways. While roundabouts are fairly common on European roadways, they have not been heavily used on American roadways throughout our history. However, these traffic structures are growing in popularity, and they work to reduce car accidents and vehicle emissions. As roundabouts become more and more common, it is crucial that Georgia motorists understand the laws surrounding these traffic structures. Understandably, encountering the roundabout for the first time can be a little confusing, so we want to take some time to clear up some roundabout laws. Successfully… 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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BWP to Co-chair False Claims Act Summit

BWP is pleased to co-chair the Second Annual False Claims Act Summit on Wednesday, December 9. The seminar will be virtual this year.  Click on the link below for more info & registration info about the CLE. In 2019 alone, under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), the federal government recovered over $3 billion against those who defrauded the federal government, and paid $265 million to the whistleblowers who exposed that fraud and abuse.   You can learn more about these cases and what it takes to pursue one at the 2nd Annual (virtual) FCA Summit on Wednesday, December 9 at 1pm. … read more

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Car Inspection Laws In Georgia

States around the country have varying laws about vehicle inspections. Some states, such as California, are fairly strict about having vehicles inspected to meet certain requirements, particularly emissions requirements. Other states are much more lax about vehicle inspections. Residents in Georgia need to be aware that they do have certain requirements for vehicle inspections each year. Additionally, commercial vehicle drivers face more stringent inspection requirements and are typically governed by both state and federal law. Here, we want to review some of the basic vehicle inspection laws in Georgia. We strongly recommend that you continue your research into vehicle inspections… read more

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BWP Volunteer Receives “Daily Point of Light” Award

BWP Marketing Director, Brooke Peak, recently received the Daily Point of Light Award from President George H.W. Bush’s Point of Light Awards for her work with BWP Cares.  Her hard work has been such a blessing to our firm, community, and so many others.  Over 22,000 meals have been sent from BWP Cares to medical providers on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic. See original article on pointsoflight.org.

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Above-ground Swimming Pool Laws & Regulations in Georgia

When the weather starts to heat up in Georgia, pools become more popular. Nothing beats back the hot Georgia weather like a backyard swimming pool. While many Georgians have in-ground pools at their homes, above-ground pools are becoming more and more popular. Their popularity springs from the fact that they cost less than in-ground pools and can be installed in a fraction of the time. Above-ground pools are also incredibly convenient for smaller yards where a large in-ground pool just simply would not work. However, it is important to understand that there are laws and regulations surrounding above-ground pools in… read more

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