Macon Personal Injury Law

3 Things to Know Before You Settle Your Personal Injury Case

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

Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Bed Sores?

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?

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. Things to consider when deciding if you want… Learn more about 3 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer After Your Car Accident

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

Georgia Cell Phone Law

Georgia cell phone law makes it 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 Transportation, 1,549 people died on Georgia roads in 2017. That’s… Learn more about Georgia Cell Phone Law

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?

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

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

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

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

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