According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2018 there were 121,000 truck or bus crashes which resulted in injury. Of those accidents, 5,096 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 commercial truck… Learn more about Commercial Truck Accidents – When and Where They Happen
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This information is for individuals who 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 for a car… Learn more about Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer after a Car Accident
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 3 Things to Know Before You Settle Your Personal Injury Case
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?
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. Things to consider when deciding if you want… Learn more about 3 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer After Your Car Accident
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
What You Need To Do If You’re Hurt in a Wreck With a Semi-Truck 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… Learn more about How Semi-Truck Accidents Differ From Car Accidents
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?
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. What are the causes of semi-truck rollover crashes? There are several factors that can… Learn more about Semi-Truck Rollover Crashes
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
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?
What is a Personal Injury? A personal injury is a physical injury that happens to a person instead of an injury to property. For example, if you damage your back in an auto accident, you have a personal injury. But if a tree falls on your car, that’s damage to property. What is a Personal… Learn more about What is a personal injury?
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
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
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
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
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
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