Personal Injury Law Blog

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

Pedestrian Accidents

Macon’s big sidewalks downtown encourage walking, and like many other Maconites, I enjoy taking advantage of them when the weather is good.  Unfortunately, drivers sometimes don’t stop for pedestrians who have the right-of-way. While walking the other day, I was almost hit by an SUV while attempting to safely cross the street at a well-marked… Learn more about Pedestrian Accidents

Hurt in a Car Wreck by an Uninsured Driver

Anyone in an auto accident, especially one caused by an uninsured driver, knows how difficult it can be to recover for injuries and property damage. Car wrecks involving an uninsured, at-fault driver may give the insurance adjuster an excuse to try to deny your claim. An experienced car wreck attorney who understands how to handle… Learn more about Hurt in a Car Wreck by an Uninsured Driver

Car Accident Witnesses and Why They Are Important to Your Injury Case

When a car accident involves two or more vehicles and the only witnesses are the people involved in the accident, then it can sometimes be difficult to determine who was at fault. Having an unbiased, “third-party” witness, someone who saw the accident happen but who wasn’t involved in the accident, can be crucial to the… Learn more about Car Accident Witnesses and Why They Are Important to Your Injury Case

High-Speed Police Chase

What happens if you are injured in Georgia from a high-speed police chase? Can you sue law enforcement for your injuries? Can you Sue Law Enforcement Law enforcement in Georgia is protected by what is known as qualified immunity. This sometimes makes it difficult but not impossible to sue. Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine… Learn more about High-Speed Police Chase