Car Accidents

What Happens When Both Parties In A Car Accident Dispute Fault?

When both parties of a car accident dispute fault, what happens next is likely an ugly lawsuit. Venus Williams was involved in a fatal car accident that occurred in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She was initially blamed for the accident but after a review of camera footage, the police officially cleared her of fault. That didn’t… Learn more about What Happens When Both Parties In A Car Accident Dispute Fault?

Backover Accidents and Children – Tips to Prevent Them

Now that most states have reopened for business we are starting to see more cars and trucks on the road again.  At the same time, kids are headed back to school, which is a good time to talk about safety around cars. Bankrate.com recently published a useful guide on how children can stay safe while… Learn more about Backover Accidents and Children – Tips to Prevent Them

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

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?

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? 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

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

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

Late Appearing Car Accident Injuries

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

What To Do If You Are The Passenger In a Car Accident 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

Pedestrian Fatality Rates Increase: Macon’s Latest Victim, an Elderly Man Taking Out the Trash

On July 18th, an elderly man took out the trash, which was seemingly a harmless task and one that he probably engaged on a regular weekly basis. But on this day, he took the trash out for the last time. The man lived on the 3800 block of Avera Road, which has traffic traveling both east… Learn more about Pedestrian Fatality Rates Increase: Macon’s Latest Victim, an Elderly Man Taking Out the Trash

Texting While Driving and Legal Penalties

Texting while driving is known be the cause of serious accidents. There have been several marketing campaigns against it, and several states are taking firm stances on the matter. Distracted driving, especially involving phone usage puts a person at risk for harm to themselves, and anyone else around them. Distracted driving can cause injury, property… Learn more about Texting While Driving and Legal Penalties

Head-on Collision Car Accidents

Head on collisions are some of the most serious car accidents that occur in Georgia, resulting in devastating injuries that are often fatal. In 2005, head-on collisions were only 2% of all crashes, yet accounted for 10.1% of driving fatalities in the U.S. A head-on collision occurs when the front of two vehicles moving directly… Learn more about Head-on Collision Car Accidents

Flying Debris Hit My Car

A single-car accident occurred in Macon when an object flew through the windshield of a car causing injury to the driver. Surprisingly, it’s not that uncommon for accidents to occur because of flying debris. According to a study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths occurred between 2011 and… Learn more about Flying Debris Hit My Car

Should You Call a Lawyer After an Auto Accident

Too often, people who have been injured in a car accident think they don’t need a lawyer. For accidents with no injuries, this is usually the case. However, if there are injuries, one should consider at least speaking to a lawyer to make sure they are being fully compensated for things like diminished value, lost… Learn more about Should You Call a Lawyer After an Auto Accident

Is Your Rental Car Safe?

Georgia families can feel safer knowing that any safety recalls on the car they’ve rented have been fixed. Effective June 1, 2016, legislation passed that makes it illegal for rental companies to rent any vehicles with open safety recalls. This means that rental companies must have any safety recalls fixed before a vehicle can be… Learn more about Is Your Rental Car Safe?