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
Personal Injury Law Blog
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
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
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
As a car accident attorney handling auto accident and other personal injury cases in Macon and across the state of Georgia, I regularly talk to people who have been in a car wreck and need help. One of the first things I tell them is to get a copy of the police report from the… Learn more about How to Get Car Accident Reports in Georgia
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
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
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 wreck or truck accident,… 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
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
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
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?
Just because you are the passenger in a car that causes an auto accident doesn’t mean you can’t recover for your injuries. After all, you are merely a passenger, so the accident typically isn’t your fault. It also doesn’t mean you can only receive compensation if you sue the driver of the car in which… Learn more about What To Do If You Are The Passenger In a Car Accident In Georgia
Few joys in life can compare to the joy of having a child. For some, though, it can be devastating if something goes wrong, and for T’Miaya Smith, that something happened. Shortly after her son was born, he began having seizures. A head CT scan later revealed ischemic (lack of blood flow) injuries to his… Learn more about The Importance of Satisfying all Elements of Medical Malpractice Claims is Demonstrated in a Recent Lawsuit in Georgia Against a Midwife
Children get hurt all the time. It’s part of being a child. But when a child is injured because of someone else’s negligence, the injured child may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidents, or unintentional injuries, are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children and… Learn more about What is a Parent’s Legal Rights When a Child is Injured in an Accident?