Any car accident, even a minor one, can cause injury. Some people realize immediately after an auto accident that they’ve been injured. Others walk away thinking they’ve avoided injury, only to realize hours or even days later that they are experiencing pain and are not okay. Sometimes, because of the rush of adrenaline we experience… Learn more about Late Appearing Car Accident Injuries
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Fireworks are thrilling to watch and can be fun for celebrating July 4th festivities, but they are also dangerous and must be handled appropriately and with caution. Fireworks Injury Statistics According to the Annual Report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the following fireworks-related statistics were reported during 2018: There were five nonoccupational fireworks-related deaths… Learn more about Don’t be the Victim of Fireworks Injuries
Bed Sores Should Not Occur in a Nursing Home or Hospital A patient who has been evaluated for bed sore risk factors and is being regularly and properly cared for should never develop bedsores in a nursing home or hospital. Bed sores, also referred to as pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, appear on skin that… Learn more about Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Bed Sores?
Now that your case has settled and you’ve been awarded money for your injury, how long does it take to get your money, and how much of the settlement amount will you get? Both of those answers depend upon the terms of your settlement agreement and the upfront contract you signed with your lawyer. Usually,… Learn more about Personal Injury Settlement Check Timeline
Nowadays, people want to keep their friends and family updated instantly with what’s happening in their lives. A popular way to do so is to display what’s happening on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This can be fun most of the time; but how can it affect your case if you… Learn more about How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim
Part of the appeal of riding motorcycles is the freedom it provides on the open road. That same freedom, however, provides little protection if you’re in an accident. Unlike 4-wheeled cars and trucks, which have a steel frame and body, as well as seatbelts, airbags and other safety mechanisms to protect its occupants, motorcyclists are… Learn more about Georgia Motorcycle Accidents
Signs You’ve Had a Stroke The unexpected, sudden death of actor Luke Perry has brought to light the severity of strokes and the warning signs that everyone should be aware of. According to the American Heart Association, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds on average. In 2016, stroke accounted for about 1… Learn more about Medical Misdiagnosis Cases
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 Car Accident Lawsuit Process
A personal injury is an injury to a person as opposed to property. It is when a person has suffered an injury, and another person is legally responsible for that injury. There are several ways that a person can suffer a personal injury. From an Accident – such as a car or truck accident, an… Learn more about Personal Injury Law Basics
With all the advertising by personal injury lawyers, you’d think there would be no problem finding a lawyer to represent you after being injured in an accident, but this isn’t always the case. If you’ve been injured, there are several reasons why a lawyer may not take your case. The Type of Accident Not all… Learn more about No Lawyer Will Take My Case
Keep in mind that this information applies if you were injured in a car wreck due to someone else’s carelessness. If there were no injuries, and the only damage was property damage to the vehicle, then you may be able to handle the claim on your own, and you won’t need to hire an attorney… Learn more about Top 3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident
You’ve been injured because of someone else’s actions. You might be confused about what to do next, or you might try to file a claim with your insurance company only to find that they are not helping like you thought they would. In this case, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer – they’ve… Learn more about Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When it comes to pool safety, don’t let your guard down just because summer is nearing the end. We often hear about the link between distracted driving and auto accidents, but what about the link between distracted parents and child swimming pool accidents. There are almost 800 children who drown in the U.S. each year.… Learn more about Swimming Pool Accidents and Distracted Parents
You’ve suffered an injury and hired a lawyer to help you recover for your loss. While the lawyer you’ve hired will do the work necessary to get you full and fair compensation, there are some things you can do to help with that process in order to get the most money for your personal injury… Learn more about 5 Tips to Maximize Compensation for Your Georgia Injury Claim
Be prepared for the new Georgia cell phone law! Effective July 1, 2018, it will be illegal in Georgia to hold a cell phone and talk while driving. Instead, if you talk and drive, you must do so hands-free via Bluetooth or some other hands-free device. Distracted Driving Statistics According to the Georgia Department of… Learn more about Georgia Cell Phone Law
If you’ve recently purchased a new car in Georgia and discover that it has a defect, then you might have purchased a “lemon.” Don’t assume, however, that just because it has a defect then it will qualify under the Georgia Lemon Law. The defect must be a qualifying defect, and there are certain steps that… Learn more about Lemon Law in Georgia
The statistics are staggering: Someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. every 98 seconds. This past year there was an outpouring of sexual assault victims come forward to share their stories, probably because of the #Me Too movement, a social media outlet that has given women and men a voice to speak up about their sexual… Learn more about Lawsuits for Sexual Assault Victims
Do you know when you’re allowed to pass a school bus in Georgia and when you’re not? I have a friend who apparently did not. Like most people, he knew that he must stop if traveling behind a school bus that extended its stop-arm with red lights flashing. He also knew that he had to… Learn more about Know the Law! When You Should Stop for a School Bus in Georgia
Georgia school buses carry our most precious cargo. And keeping that cargo safe is our number one priority. As parents, we put our complete trust in the bus driver transporting our children. Georgia School Bus Crash Statistics It’s alarming to see the number of school bus crashes that have occurred throughout the Middle Georgia area.… Learn more about The Safety of School Buses in Macon and Warner Robins
Most drivers in Georgia follow the long-standing tradition of slowing down and stopping while a funeral procession passes, even when the law states they’re not required to. Georgia code 40-6-76 details the rules of the road for drivers who find themselves unsure of how to behave when they come upon a funeral procession. The code… Learn more about Are you Supposed to Stop for a Funeral Procession in Georgia?