Personal Injury Law Blog

Accident at Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Macon, GA

Intersections along any busy street in Macon can be dangerous areas for motorists. Intersection accidents sometimes involve a driver who carelessly pulls out into oncoming traffic, causing a side-impact crash. Other times, a driver may be traveling too fast, causing the other motorist to misjudge how close the vehicle is. Several Injured in City Bus… Learn more about Accident at Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Macon, GA

A Simple Explanation of Georgia Personal Injury Law

Tort law is sometimes also known as personal injury law.  A Tort is an act or omission that causes harm, or injury, to someone else or their property. A Personal Injury is when someone suffers any type of injury to their body, mind, emotions, or reputation. Under tort law, when the reckless, negligent, or intentional… Learn more about A Simple Explanation of Georgia Personal Injury Law

4 Secret Tactics an Insurance Adjuster May Use to Try to Minimize Your Injury Claim

They’ll Call to Take Your Statement An insurance adjuster may call you to “gather facts” about the accident. They’ll be very kind while explaining they need your statement of facts in order to make an informed decision about the claim. They may even want to record your statement or get you to sign it so… Learn more about 4 Secret Tactics an Insurance Adjuster May Use to Try to Minimize Your Injury Claim

Can Lawyers Call You After an Accident?

When choosing a lawyer to help with your accident case, you should do the choosing, not the lawyer. As a rule, generally, no lawyer should contact an accident victim via phone, in-person, or electronic media (i.e., email or text) after an accident unless the person has reached out to the lawyer first. If a lawyer… Learn more about Can Lawyers Call You After an Accident?

Best Tips to Maximize Your Injury Claim Compensation

These are some things you can do to help your lawyer get the most money for your personal injury claim. Preserve Evidence and Keep Records of: Medical Bills & Prescription Receipts Doctor’s Appointments Repair Costs Accident/Collision Reports Pictures Any work you may have missed due to the injury, as well as a breakdown of lost… Learn more about Best Tips to Maximize Your Injury Claim Compensation

5 Reasons to Take Advantage of a Free Consultation with an Injury Lawyer

Don’t hesitate to call a lawyer for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in an accident. It’s not only free to talk to someone, but it may also result in you being paid for your injuries, lost wages, pain, and suffering. Below are 5 ways a free consultation lawyer can help with your injury claim:… Learn more about 5 Reasons to Take Advantage of a Free Consultation with an Injury Lawyer

What Happens When Both Parties In A Car Accident Dispute Fault?

When both parties of a car accident dispute fault, what happens next is likely an ugly lawsuit. Venus Williams was involved in a fatal car accident that occurred in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She was initially blamed for the accident but after a review of camera footage, the police officially cleared her of fault. That didn’t… Learn more about What Happens When Both Parties In A Car Accident Dispute Fault?

Backover Accidents and Children – Tips to Prevent Them

Now that most states have reopened for business we are starting to see more cars and trucks on the road again.  At the same time, kids are headed back to school, which is a good time to talk about safety around cars. Bankrate.com recently published a useful guide on how children can stay safe while… Learn more about Backover Accidents and Children – Tips to Prevent Them

Large Truck Accidents: When and Where They Happen

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2018 there were 121,000 truck accidents or bus crashes that resulted in injury. Of those accidents, 5,096 were involved in fatal crashes. It’s impossible to predict if the next time you get behind the wheel of a car you’ll be involved in an accident with a… Learn more about Large Truck Accidents: When and Where They Happen

Georgia Car Accident Lawsuit Process

Not every personal injury case goes to trial. In Georgia, most auto accident claims are settled before a lawsuit is even filed. However, if the interested parties can’t agree on a settlement amount, or if they can’t agree on who’s at fault, then it’s likely that the plaintiff’s lawyer will file a lawsuit and let… Learn more about Georgia Car Accident Lawsuit Process

18-Wheeler Accidents in Georgia: How They Differ From Car Accidents

What To Do If You’re Hurt in a Wreck With a Tractor-Trailer Gloria dropped the kids at school and was headed north on I-75, about to get off at her exit to grab some coffee at her favorite coffee shop. As she slowed to exit, she felt a tremendous blow as a semi-truck smashed into… Learn more about 18-Wheeler Accidents in Georgia: How They Differ From Car Accidents

How much is my car accident case worth?

This is probably the most frequently asked question of personal injury lawyers, but one of the most difficult to answer definitively. While a lawyer can explain how they came up with an amount of what they think your case is worth, they can’t tell you exactly how much your case is worth. If you’ve hired… Learn more about How much is my car accident case worth?

Semi-Truck Rollover Crashes

At Gautreaux Law, we provide legal representation for Georgia victims injured or killed in wrecks involving commercial trucks and buses. Experience matters when dealing with trucking and insurance companies. We have decades of experience successfully representing victims in trucking-related claims. Causes of Semi-Truck Rollover Crashes There are several factors that can lead to large truck… Learn more about Semi-Truck Rollover Crashes

Five Best Reasons to Hire a Local Macon Injury Lawyer

As an accident lawyer in Macon, Georgia who has represented injured people for over 20 years, I have seen the advantages of choosing experienced, local injury lawyers to represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death case. While technology has made it easier for out-of-town attorneys to market to local clients, there is no… Learn more about Five Best Reasons to Hire a Local Macon Injury Lawyer

What is the average amount for a personal injury settlement case?

As an injury attorney, it would be great to be able to tell a client upfront how much money they can expect to get from a personal injury settlement. Unfortunately, there isn’t a crystal ball to give out that information. Instead, we can only give estimates based on past case results and experience. According to… Learn more about What is the average amount for a personal injury settlement case?

With the Growing Popularity of Drones Comes an Increased Likelihood of Accidents and Personal Injuries

The popularity and use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, has exploded in recent years. With their increased use comes an increased concern for safety and privacy and a greater likelihood of someone suffering a personal injury as a result of a drone accident. Drones are used for many reasons: search & rescue, wildlife tracking,… Learn more about With the Growing Popularity of Drones Comes an Increased Likelihood of Accidents and Personal Injuries

Uninsured Driver Hit by Insured Driver

If you were injured in a car wreck in Georgia that wasn’t your fault but were driving without insurance, can you file a lawsuit and recover money for your injuries? Not having an active insurance policy with the minimum liability coverage can result in penalties to the uninsured driver. However, if an uninsured driver is… Learn more about Uninsured Driver Hit by Insured Driver

Why You Should Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle Your Injury Case

Most people wouldn’t let a proctologist handle their brain surgery. Instead, they would probably want a brain surgeon with lots of experience doing … well … doing their brain surgery. So why do people who have been injured in an accident let a lawyer handle their injury case whose practice and experience doesn’t focus on… Learn more about Why You Should Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle Your Injury Case

Car Accident While Social Distancing? Be Prepared and Know What to Do

A car accident is stressful at any time, but being in a car accident while social distancing adds a whole other level of concern. Our roads are less congested right now, and most people are sheltering at home, but we still must venture out for essential items, such as food, prescriptions, etc. Although traffic has… Learn more about Car Accident While Social Distancing? Be Prepared and Know What to Do