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When Can Courts Hold Parents Liable for the Actions of Their Children?

August 20, 2019
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Not all personal injuries are caused by negligent or irresponsible adults. In some cases, the actions of an unrestrained or unsupervised child can hurt other people. We naturally want parents to control their children at all times. On the other hand, holding them responsible for anything a child could theoretically…

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What to Do About Nursing Home Financial Abuse

August 5, 2019
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Senior citizens who reside in nursing homes are, unfortunately, often seen as easy prey by unscrupulous caregivers. Because so many victims do not report their abuse, many scams and thefts go unreported. Assisted living facilities do not always properly screen their employees, many of whom are underpaid for the work…

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Can I Sue the Government for an Injury That Occurs on Public Property?

July 22, 2019
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The rules for liability are fairly clear when the defendant is a private entity, such as a business or landowner. But what if an accident takes place on government property? Injuries can happen in parks, on sidewalks, in government buildings, and in innumerable other public locations. The processes and standards…

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What to Do if You’re Hurt at an Amusement Park

July 1, 2019
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Summer time means visits to Six Flags and other amusement parks in Atlanta and across the country. Most families have fun on their minds and give little consideration to what could happen if things go awry. But accidents do happen, and thousands of park visitors are injured each year. What…

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WHAT SHOULD A BYSTANDER DO IF INJURED NEAR A CONSTRUCTION SITE?

June 27, 2019
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Construction site accidents are not uncommon in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are 150,000 injuries from such accidents each year. We tend to think of construction workers as being the victims of construction site injuries but bystanders can be hurt as well. What kind of legal…

What to Do in the Event of Bus Accident Injuries

What to Do in the Event of a Bus Accident Injury

June 27, 2019
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Nearly everyone, from school students to senior citizens, rides or has ridden a bus at some point in their lives. For many Georgia residents, buses are simply a way of life. However, with such a widely used method of transportation comes safety risks. While buses are arguably safer thanks to…

What to Do After Elevator or Escalator Accidents | Personal Injury Lawyer

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED BY AN ESCALATOR OR ELEVATOR

June 12, 2019
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As we go about our daily activities, we seldom give much thought to stepping onto an escalator or elevator. These devices are so common that they’ve become a way of life, especially in large cities. Although we assume them to be safe, accidents do occur. Over 17,000 people are injured each year…

The Role of a Truck Accident Attorney After a Large Truck Accident

WHAT ROLE DOES AN ATTORNEY PLAY AFTER A LARGE TRUCK ACCIDENT

June 12, 2019
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After a large truck accident, there’s a lot of work that must be done before you receive compensation. Every attorney has a different approach to resolving a case. But there are some basic steps that lawyers take to help accident victims. Knowing these will enable you to partner with your…

Why Do I Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance in GA?

WHY DO I NEED UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST INSURANCE?

April 5, 2019
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Georgia drivers are required to carry certain amounts of automobile liability insurance. Insurance is designed to cover bodily injury and property damage in the event of an accident. It serves as an important protection for drivers and injured parties alike, and ensures victims are made whole. The first step after…

Can Social Media Affect My Claim Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim

March 28, 2019
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The world is online. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media sites are, for many people, the modern equivalent of a diary. When your real life includes a personal injury claim, it’s likely you will want to include that online as well. But, as an Atlanta personal injury attorney will…

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What To Do If A Disease Or Illness Is Misdiagnosed

February 10, 2019
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We trust that doctors and hospitals will take care of us and our loved ones in times of sickness and injury. But when medical professionals commit malpractice, it can lead to life-threatening conditions or even death. One of the most common examples of malpractice is misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose…

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How Will The IRS Treat Your Personal Injury Award?

February 7, 2019
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You’ve reached the conclusion of your personal injury lawsuit. Either by settlement or by trial, you’ve received significant monetary compensation. After the stress of your claim, you’re ready to be done and move on with your life. Attorney’s fees, court costs, and medical bills will need to be paid from…

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What Can I Do if The Driver at Fault is Not a Licensed Driver?

January 11, 2019
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Driving in Georgia without a license can result in up to twelve months in jail and a $1,000 fine. If caught driving with a suspended license, the maximum penalties are the same. But driving with a suspended license carries a minimum punishment of two days in jail and a $500…

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How Much Does a Lawyer Cost in Georgia?

December 14, 2018
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After an accident or personal injury, one of the first thing victims think about are costs. How am I going to afford my medical bills? What about all the work I’m going to miss? Add to this the potential costs of hiring an attorney, and the entire process can make…

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Why You Should Speak With a Lawyer Before Accepting an Insurance Settlement Offer

December 7, 2018
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After you’ve suffered a car accident or personal injury, you just want your life to get back to normal. You want the medical bills paid, the car repaired (or replaced), and to get back to work. You especially want your injuries healed so you can get back on your feet.…

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How to Avoid the Trappings of Holiday Travel

November 14, 2018
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Holiday travel is quickly approaching and with it comes holiday accidents. AAA is projecting that 54.3 million Americans will be traveling 50+ miles from home this holiday season so what does that mean for the roadways? The upcoming Thanksgiving weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with…

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What Types of Injuries Are Most Common After a Car Accident in Atlanta, GA?

November 1, 2018
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Every day there are millions of Americans traveling to and from work either by driving themselves or carpooling. With so many drivers behind the wheel, it comes as no surprise that car accidents occur daily. Many accidents are only minor collisions, while others can be life-threatening with extensive property damage…

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How is a Rideshare Accident Different from a Taxi Accident?

October 25, 2018
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The Basics After an accident, you should always call the police to the scene even if the responsible party promises you his or her insurance “will handle everything.” Over time, people’s recollections of events may alter. By involving a professional who witnesses hundreds of accidents, you have a verified witness…

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What to Do When Your Car Insurance Claim is Denied?

October 10, 2018
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Getting in a car accident is never easy also there is vehicle damage to contend with as well as possible injuries. Add to this your car insurance claim in Atlanta, GA, and you have a real disaster on your hands. Working through a car insurance claim is challenging and complex.…

Statute of Limitations On Car Accidents Atlanta, GA

What is the Statute of Limitations on Car Accidents in Georgia?

October 8, 2018
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Car accidents in Georgia are prevalent due to many different reasons. Unfortunately, most of these crashes cause devastating injuries to the parties involved. Some injuries are usually not too serious, and one may not need a lot of medical attention. However, some are generally very severe and expensive to treat…

Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations Atlanta, GA

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Atlanta, GA?

October 5, 2018
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If you are injured in an incident, then you have the right to seek compensation. However, it is not always possible or obvious to start the process as soon as the event happens. In Georgia, there is a time cap within which you are expected to file any personal injury…