Personal Injury Law Blog

Top 5 Reasons to a Hire Local 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 Top 5 Reasons to a Hire Local Injury Lawyer

The Average Personal Injury Settlement

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 The Average Personal Injury Settlement

Holiday Car Accidents & Tips to Avoid Them

The Holidays are upon us. And while the coronavirus pandemic may have changed our travel plans for the season, many people will still be traveling by car to see family and friends. As always, with an increase in travel, comes an increase in accidents and injuries. Holiday Travel and the Risks of Driving With the… Learn more about Holiday Car Accidents & Tips to Avoid Them

3 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer After Your Car Accident

When you have been injured in a car accident you have two choices: Handle the claim on your own, which means dealing with the insurance adjuster yourself; or  Hire a car accident lawyer who will handle everything for you, and who is experienced dealing with claims adjusters.  There are a few things to consider when… Learn more about 3 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer After Your Car Accident

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? Georgia law requires that every driver in Georgia carry a minimum basic auto insurance policy. The type of insurance you are required to have 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

Before You Settle Your Personal Injury Case, Make Sure to Understand These 3 Things

People often call our injury firm with stories like this one: “I received a settlement of $50,000 in my personal injury case, but after attorney fees, expenses and reimbursements, I was left with almost nothing, what can I do?” As a personal injury lawyer, I find these stories heartbreaking because clients who are injured should… Learn more about Before You Settle Your Personal Injury Case, Make Sure to Understand These 3 Things

Truck Accident Lawyer in Macon, GA

With the increased demand for food shipments and medical supplies, truck drivers are spending more hours behind the wheel. And now that the economy is opening back up, passenger vehicles are beginning to get back on the roads as well. Anytime large trucks and passenger vehicles share the road there is the likelihood for serious,… Learn more about Truck Accident Lawyer in Macon, GA

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

Large Truck Accidents in Macon and Warner Robins

Most truck drivers are responsible, safe drivers; however, like any driver of any motor vehicle, they sometimes make mistakes. Unfortunately, even the smallest of errors can cause accidents, and when the driver of an 18-wheeler, that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, crashes into a 5,000-pound pickup truck, car, or SUV, the results can be… Learn more about Large Truck Accidents in Macon and Warner Robins

How to Survive a Rollover Crash

Rollovers account for only about 2% of auto accidents but 35% of all traffic fatalities. They don’t happen as often as other accidents, but when they do, they can result in severe injuries. Because rollover accidents are often complex cases, an experienced accident attorney can help to prove fault and recover fully for damages to… Learn more about How to Survive a Rollover Crash

Compensation After a Car Accident

Many people question why someone would seek the help of a personal injury attorney after being in a car accident. Luckily, most car accidents that occur don’t cause any injuries. If that’s the case, and there are no injuries, there may be no need for a lawyer. However, if you’ve been injured in an accident… Learn more about Compensation After a Car Accident