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Can Police Body-Cam Footage Be Used as Evidence After a DUI Accident?

Key Points: Police vehicles have long been equipped with dashboard cameras to capture erratic driving behavior, traffic stops, accident scenes, and other police encounters. While this surveillance can provide some details and visuals of what occurred when police were present, the footage is typically limited due to the camera’s fixed position inside the police car. […]

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How Weather Can Impact a Car Accident Settlement 

Georgia weather can be hard to predict. While many days are mild and sunny, thunderstorms and flash flooding can happen frequently and suddenly, especially in spring and summer. Though snow and ice occur less often, roads and highways in Metro Atlanta can become hazardous and congested quickly in the winter, even with small amounts of […]

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Should You Visit Your Primary Care Physician After an Accident?

Key Points: Medical Attention from a Competent Medical Professional Is Critical Not seeking immediate medical care can be a deadly mistake, if you’ve been in an accident. Although you may seem relatively fine, some life-threatening injuries, such as brain or internal organ damage, are not always immediately apparent. Unfortunately, an adrenaline surge from the accident […]

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Should You Visit an Urgent Care Facility After a Car Accident?

Key Points: As the name implies, urgent care facilities are meant to treat urgent but not severe or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. After an accident, an urgent care visit might be beneficial if you are sure you only have minor injuries. If you suspect severe or silent damage, a hospital emergency room is better staffed […]

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Did a Stalled Car Cause Your Car Accident?

Key Points: When a car stalls in traffic, it’s more likely to be hit by another vehicle and cause serious injuries, but who is at fault for the accident depends on the circumstances. Under Georgia law, a driver of a stalled car must move their vehicle out of the roadway when they can safely do […]

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How Legal Claims Work for Construction Zone Car Accidents

How Legal Claims Work for Construction Zone Car Accidents

To protect construction workers and drivers, Georgia has enacted numerous laws governing construction zones, and those who violate those laws are severely punished. In addition to higher fines and other penalties, a driver who causes an accident in a construction zone is more likely to be punished with punitive damages, which may far exceed the […]

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Child Bicycle Accident Legal Guide

Key Points: Neighborhood bicycle accidents can cause serious, life-altering injuries for children. If your child is in a bicycle accident, it’s crucial to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If the vehicle driver who hit your child is found to be at fault, you should be able to seek compensation for emergency and medical […]

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<strong>How to Detect a Concussion After a Car Accident</strong>

How to Detect a Concussion After a Car Accident

Key Points: If you’ve been in an accident, you should see a doctor as soon as possible because head injuries may not always be visibly apparent. Even if you did not suffer a major blow to the head, the severe shaking and movements caused by an accident could lead to brain injuries. Brain injuries can […]

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Georgia’s Night-Time Bicycle Accident Lighting Legal Guide

Key Points: As bicycles become a more popular form of transportation for Georgians, accidents are happening more frequently. Georgia’s laws are specific regarding how bicycles must be equipped and driven. Bicyclists who fail to follow Georgia’s bicycle laws could be held liable if they are involved in an accident. Because of a government’s protection under […]

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What Is a Settlement Release Agreement, and How Does It Work after an Accident? 

Most car accident claims are settled out of court after negotiations between the attorneys representing the injured victim and the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In a settlement, the insurance company agrees to pay a certain amount of compensation in exchange for a “release” of legal liability.   If you’re the injured party, that means you’ll receive […]

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Everything to Know About Atlanta Scooter Accidents

Key points Although e-scooters make it easy for people to navigate around the city, driving them does not come without risk. In Georgia, scooter riders are not required to carry liability insurance, so a scooter accident could mean you must pay if you are at fault. Scooter rental companies must carry liability insurance to cover […]

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Can Paying a Traffic Ticket Establish Fault in an Accident? 

After most car accidents, police officers are called to the scene to help and investigate what happened. Typically, the officer will interview drivers and witnesses, take pictures, make diagrams, and inspect the vehicles and conditions at the scene. If the officer believes a driver has broken the law, they will issue a ticket, or citation. […]

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Can You Get Personal Injury Compensation Because a Chair Collapsed?

Key Points: Property owners and management personnel have a legal duty to ensure their premises are safe for people who enter. Seating in public places should be inspected regularly by owners and operators for safety and repaired or removed when necessary. In Georgia, pre-existing physical conditions, including those associated with age, do not excuse property […]

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5 Ways to Obtain Video Evidence After a Car Accident

Key Points: Video evidence of an accident can help clarify many crucial facts about what occurred, including who was at fault. Because video recordings may be overwritten, it’s important to act quickly to obtain the footage. Governmental sources of video footage, like traffic cameras and police officers’ body cameras, can be obtained through the Freedom […]

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Atlanta Uber/Lyft Rideshare Accident Attorneys 

Key Points: Companies such as Uber and Lyft can be held liable when their drivers caused an accident while logged into the app.  The amount of coverage rideshare companies are required to provide in Georgia depends on the circumstances—when a driver is logged in and waiting for ride requests, Uber/Lyft provides $50,000 per person and […]

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Four Ways You Can Get Compensation Above Policy Limits after a Car Accident

In a typical negligence claim, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is only required to pay compensation up to the limit of the liability policy.  To recover more than the automobile liability policy limit, you can look for additional insurance coverage under other policies, such as umbrella and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.  If the available insurance doesn’t […]

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How Georgia Bicyclists Are Financially Covered When Injured in an Accident

How Georgia Bicyclists Are Financially Covered When Injured in an Accident

Whether in the busy streets of Metro Atlanta or on quiet, residential roads throughout Georgia, bicyclists often travel alongside fast-moving cars. In most areas, bicyclists don’t even have a bike lane to give them space in the roadway.  Under Georgia law, cars are required to slow down or change lanes with at least three feet […]

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How Negligent Truck Loading May Cause Accidents

Key Points: The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration creates and enforces rules regarding the proper loading and securing of payloads on commercial trucks. When items are improperly loaded or secured on a truck bed, it can lead to serious or even fatal truck accidents. Retrieving evidence after a truck accident can be challenging and difficult […]

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The 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Bite

The 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Bite

Key Points: While any dog can bite, some are bred or trained to be more aggressive than others. Properly socializing dogs will make them less likely to attack. In Georgia, dog owners can be found liable for injuries if the dog has a history of biting. Some Dog Breeds Are Known to Bite More Often […]

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Legal Claims: Similarities and Differences

Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Legal Claims: Similarities and Differences

Key Points: Nearly every day in Metro Atlanta, motorcycle and bicycle riders are involved in accidents with a car, truck, or SUV. Because motorcycles and bicycles are more lightweight and offer less protection than cars, riders are far more likely to suffer severe or even fatal injuries in crashes. If you’ve been injured in a […]

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Important Facts About Pitbull Dog Bites

Important Facts About Pitbull Dog Bites

Key Points: Pitbulls bites are more likely to cause significant injuries than many other dog breeds. Appropriate and immediate medical care for any dog bite can help the victim avoid infection and other complications. Proper socialization and training of Pitbulls can result in a welcome companion and family dog, but it requires consistency from owners. […]

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Small Dog Attacks Happen, Here’s What You Should Know

Small Dog Attacks Happen, Here’s What You Should Know

Key Points Smaller dogs are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. No matter the size of the dog, bites and attacks can be dangerous and lead to infections or other complications. Temperament is usually a better indicator than breed when it comes to the likelihood of a dog attack. Today, Americans are choosing small […]

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How a Bicyclist Can Be At Fault in a Georgia Bike Accident 

How a Bicyclist Can Be At Fault in a Georgia Bike Accident 

Key Points:  Bicyclists must follow the same overall responsibilities as other drivers, as well as rules specific to bikes when using roadways.  If a bicyclist is found at fault for an accident, then it can result in financial burdens, like fines or legal liability, for injuries and property damage.  Law enforcement officers may pull bicyclists […]

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Laws Every Motorcyclist in Georgia Should Know

Laws Every Motorcyclist in Georgia Should Know

Key Points: In Georgia, motorcyclists must follow the same traffic laws required of cars and truck drivers. In addition, motorcyclists must abide by additional equipment and safety gear rules. Motorcycle operators are required to hold a state-set minimum amount of liability insurance to cover bodily injury and property damage. Georgia Has a Set of Laws […]

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Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Key Points: Unlike other large trucks, which tend to operate on main roadways, garbage collection trucks work in busy neighborhoods. This can be a hazard to other vehicles and drivers as well as pedestrians and children at play. Some garbage collection services are provided by the city or county, making legal action difficult or impossible […]

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Why Trucking Companies Often Conduct Their Own Accident Investigations

Why Trucking Companies Often Conduct Their Own Accident Investigations

Key Points: Because truck accidents are more complicated and can be much more costly than car accidents, trucking company representatives begin an extensive investigation immediately. Trucking company investigators will gather all available evidence at the scene and work as quickly as possible in the days afterward to collect and analyze other types of data, such […]

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Why Pre-Existing Conditions Should Not Prevent You From Seeking Compensation After a Car Accident

Key Points: If you’ve been in a car accident, a pre-existing condition does not eliminate your chance to collect compensation. Georgia’s Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine dictates that pre-existing conditions that are aggravated or worsened by an accident are eligible for a personal injury claim. Having assistance from a lawyer who has experience handling pre-existing condition claims […]

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Dog Bite Legal Claims?

Key Points: If your dog bites someone due to your negligence—on or off your property— the victim has a potential legal claim against you for medical expenses and related costs. Most homeowners insurance policies provide personal liability coverage that protects the insured from negligence claims, including ones arising from a dog bite. Any insurance settlement […]

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How to Recover a Car Accident Settlement For a Jaw or Dental Injury

Recovering a personal injury settlement that involves a jaw or dental injury can be tough. Car insurance companies often insist that you were not hurt or your injury was pre-existing. The following legal guide applies in the State of Georgia and may be helpful with your injury claim. Key Points: Car and truck accidents are […]

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Why You Should See a Doctor After a Car Accident

Key Points: Seeking medical help immediately after an accident is not only critical for your physical recovery but also for your potential legal claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Car accident victims often don’t seek medical treatment when they experience only mild soreness or discomfort immediately after a crash. However, accidents can cause “silent” […]

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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured by Falling Merchandise in a Store

Big box stores, home improvement stores, shopping clubs and other retailers have a reputation for injuring customers with falling merchandise that was negligently stacked or stored. Find out how Georgia premises liability law protects customers like you from negligent merchants. Key Points: In Georgia, store owners and operators have a duty to use ordinary care […]

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Why You May Be Eligible for Compensation After an Eye Injury Accident

Why You May Be Eligible for Compensation After an Eye Injury Accident

Key Points: Eye injuries can be caused by many kinds of accidents, whether at home, work, playing sports, or in a vehicular crash. If an eye injury occurred in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you might be able to receive compensation. Past and future medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and life […]

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How Black Box Data Can Be Used in a Georgia Truck Accident Case

How Black Box Data Can Be Used in a Georgia Truck Accident Case

Key Points: If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you or your attorney must prove the truck driver was at fault for causing the collision to recover compensation from the insurance company. Almost all passenger vehicles and commercial trucks now contain a black box designed to record critical information about an accident, such as […]

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How Bicycle Accident Victims Can Seek Compensation for Their Injuries

Georgia bicycle riders are involved in accidents with cars nearly every day. If the worst happens and you are in an accident with a car, with a truck, or even another bicycle rider, this legal guide may help. Key Points Georgia motorists have a duty of safety toward bicycle riders, including keeping a safe passing […]

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What Types of Accidents Can Result in Premises Liability Claims?

What Types of Accidents Can Result in Premises Liability Claims?

Key Points: Private parties and business owners must always take proper precautions to ensure their property is safe for anyone who enters the premises. If you were injured on someone’s property, the owner may be held liable for damages if it can be proven that they were negligent, or failed to use reasonable care, in […]

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How Car Accidents Can Cause Damage to Cervical Discs

Key Points: Neck injuries are common in car accidents because the unsupported neck is prone to severe and sudden jolts. Some neck injuries can take hours, days, or even weeks to appear. Seeing your doctor as soon as possible after an accident can help determine if there is any damage. Neck injuries can be difficult […]

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How Can I Seek Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Reckless Driver?

How Can I Seek Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Reckless Driver?

Georgia car accidents caused by reckless drivers can be worth more than other injury claims. Find out more in this guide written by our accident and injury legal team. Key Points: In Georgia, any person who drives in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property may be considered a reckless driver under O.C.G.A. […]

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How Muscle and Ligament Damage May Be Caused by Dog Bites

Key Points: Dog bites can do severe damage to muscles, tissues, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Even if the skin is not broken, it’s still possible to suffer a crushing injury from a dog bite. It’s important to seek medical attention as soon after a dog attack as possible. A personal injury attorney can help you […]

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How to Obtain Compensation for a Labral Tear After an Accident

Key Points: Labral tears are a type of shoulder injury commonly caused by car accidents, slip and falls, and severe impacts to the arms. After an accident, shoulder pain should always be addressed by a physician. Labral tears may require frequent doctor’s visits, physical therapy, medication, and even surgery, which can increase a victim’s expenses. […]

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Are Drunk Drivers Always at Fault in Georgia Car Accidents?

Key Points: Even when the other driver is charged with DUI, his or her insurance company may not automatically pay your Georgia drunk driving car accident injury claim. To recover compensation, car accident lawyers who handle drunk driving accidents focus on proving that the intoxicated driver’s negligent behavior caused the accident. It is not enough […]

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How a Truck Insurance Policy Compensates Accident Victims

How a Truck Insurance Policy Compensates Accident Victims

Key Points: Commercial vehicle insurance in Georgia is regulated to ensure the public’s safety. Liability insurance policies specify limits on a per-person and per-accident basis that will be paid. The cost for injuries in an accident often exceeds policy limits leaving some victims undercompensated. An experienced truck and car accident lawyer can find associated defendants […]

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How to Make a Georgia Dog Bite Report or Animal Control Report

Having a dog bite report or animal control report made after you have been attacked is an important part of proving and winning a Georgia or Atlanta area dog bite case. This article by our Atlanta dog bite attorneys may guide you thorough the process. Key Points: An Animal Control Report can help a dog […]

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How Self-Employed Car Accident Victims Can Be Compensated for Lost Income

Key Points: When you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re entitled to full compensation—including lost income—from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Self-employed individuals may face more challenges than salaried employees when proving a claim for lost income because they don’t receive a regular paycheck. If you’re self-employed, you may need to submit documentation from […]

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Why Air Brakes May Be Responsible for Semi-Truck Accidents

Key Points Air brakes are different from the brakes you’d find on typical passenger cars because they use compressed air instead of fluid to apply brake pressure to stop a semi-truck. All commercial motor vehicle drivers must complete a daily report at the end of each driving workday to confirm all truck parts and equipment […]

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How to Know If an Insurance Company Is Acting in Bad Faith 

Key Points: Insurance companies have a legal duty to exercise good faith and fair dealings when handling a claim, whether the claim is filed by the insured or an injured third party. When it breaches this duty and acts in bad faith, the carrier has failed to act in the best interest of the insured […]

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What Is an Accident Report and Why Is It Important for Legal Claims?

Key Points: When the police respond to the scene of a crash, an accident report must be completed by a responding officer. Police accident reports contain essential details and accounts that can help draw a picture of how and why a car accident occurred. An accident report can help you file a claim with an […]

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How to Preserve Crucial Evidence After a Car Accident

Key Points: When you file a claim to recover compensation for injuries you’ve suffered in a car accident, the burden of proving negligence and damages is on you and your car accident attorney—if you don’t present enough evidence, it’s almost impossible to negotiate a fair settlement or prevail at trial as a plaintiff against the […]

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How to Seek Compensation for a Hand or Wrist Injury After a Car Accident

Key Points: When a person first recognizes an impending car accident collision, their first—and often involuntary—reaction is to grip the steering wheel firmly. But once the impact occurs, the hands and wrists bear the brunt of the force and exploding airbag. This tremendous jolting can leave these body parts badly injured. Insurance companies often like […]

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How to Seek Compensation for a Construction or Work Site Injury

How to Seek Compensation for a Construction or Work Site Injury

Key Points: Despite careful regulations by OSHA, construction industry workers face terrible, life-changing accidents every day. In addition to your employer, other third parties may also be responsible for your accident and can be held liable for damages. If you’ve been injured at work, it’s a good idea to speak to a personal injury lawyer […]

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Who Is Held Accountable If an At-Fault Driver Does Not Own the Car?

Who Is Held Accountable If an At-Fault Driver Does Not Own the Car?

Georgia’s Family Purpose Doctrine can allow you to receive compensation from the owner of a vehicle whose family member was using the car, truck, or motorcycle for a family purpose. Key Points: Under the family purpose doctrine, car owners and their insurance companies can sometimes be held responsible for the negligence of a family driver. […]

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Who Pays for My Rental Car After a Car Accident in Georgia?

Who Pays for My Rental Car After a Car Accident in Georgia?

Key Points: In Georgia, as a general rule, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying for the victim’s rental car. If the insurance company for the other driver in a car accident disputes liability or refuses to pay for a rental car, you will either have to pay rental costs up front or […]

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What Issues Can Delay a Car Accident Settlement

Key Points: The majority of Georgia car accident claims are settled without the victim having to file a lawsuit, but the timeline for reaching an insurance settlement varies depending on the facts of each case. Settlement agreements can be delayed by certain factors, such the timing of medical treatment, the insurance company or lawyers involved, […]

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What to Do If Your Loved One Is Suffering From Bedsores in a Nursing Home

Key Points: Bedsores can happen to anyone, but they are often seen in elderly patients who must have help to change positions. In nursing homes where staffing levels are not adequate, or caretakers are not well-trained, patients may not receive the proper care of being turned, shifted, and moved often enough, and bedsores are likely […]

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How Physical Therapy Expenses Are Paid in Car Accident Settlements

Attending prescribed physical therapy after a Georgia car accident can mean your injury case settles for more money. But, how will you pay for it? This resource written by The Millar Law Firm car accident attorneys may help. Key Points: Physical therapy after a Georgia car accident can be paid for by health insurance, or […]

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Can You Seek Compensation for a Car Accident Claim If You Were a Passenger?

Key Points: When a passenger is injured in a car accident, they are typically covered under the at-fault driver’s insurance policy for any injury claims. Because it’s uncommon for passengers to be blamed for car accidents, they don’t typically have to worry about compensating anyone themselves. If the passenger has underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage, […]

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How to Recover Compensation If Your Family Member Was Killed in a Car Accident

This article gives an overview of how insurance companies compensate the victims of fatal car and truck accidents. Key Points: Georgia wrongful death cases arising from car or truck accidents are typically paid by the at-fault driver or company’s insurance company. Motor vehicle accident Insurance companies and personal injury law firms measure monetary damages in […]

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How Georgia Laws Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

How Georgia Laws Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

Key Points: Nursing home staff members and caretakers in Georgia must abide by certain laws that protect residents from mistreatment and abuse. Any nursing home employee who is guilty of abuse is subject to criminal penalties, and the facility may be held responsible for monetary damages. If a facility has faced violations or penalties, it […]

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How Legal Claims Are Handled for Multi-Car Pileups in Georgia

Key Points: The risk of severe or fatal injuries increases significantly when multiple vehicles are involved in an accident.  When a multi-car pileup occurs, it often requires a more expansive investigation than a regular accident involving two cars.  Sometimes, it is possible for more than one driver to be at-fault in a multi-car pileup accident. […]

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Why Staffing Issues May Lead to Nursing Home Abuse

Key Points:   When a nursing facility’s management cuts corners by not properly vetting prospective employees, not providing sufficient training for new hires, or not keeping enough employees on staff, unfortunately, it’s often the elderly residents who suffer. Trying to fill positions quickly can result in inadequate or entirely skipped reference and background checks. The […]

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How Nursing Home Abuse Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Case

How Nursing Home Abuse Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Case

Key Points: Seniors who have been abused have a 300% higher risk of death than those who have not been mistreated. Medication errors, physical and emotional abuse, malnutrition, dehydration, and exploitation are all mistreatments that can lead to death for the vulnerable elderly. If you believe a loved one was injured or killed due to […]

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Who Is Responsible for Automatic Door Injuries, and Can You Seek Compensation?

While you may not give much thought to the automatic doors you see every day at grocery stores, hotels, hospitals, and airports, it’s important to remember these are mechanical devices. Unfortunately, while they are convenient amenities, they are still machines that can malfunction. Sensors may become obstructed and working parts get worn with age – […]

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How Long Does It Take to Receive Compensation After a Dog Bite?

Key Points: The amount of time it takes to reach a settlement agreement and receive compensation in dog bite claims depends on factors such as the types of injuries sustained, medical expenses, and if negligence is obvious. Collecting evidence that proves liability and presenting it early to the insurance company will speed up the compensation […]

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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured by a Senior Citizen Driver in a Car Accident

Key Points: Because driving requires split-second decision-making, a senior citizen’s slower response time and physical capabilities may mean accidents are more likely to occur. Elderly drivers may be at an increased risk of causing accidents due to physical restrictions, a decrease in vision or hearing, other medical conditions, and medication side effects. If you were […]

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How to Obtain Compensation When a Child Is Attacked by a Dog

Key Points: A child’s small size and trusting nature make them more vulnerable to serious dog attacks. If a dog owner is found to be negligent, they and their insurance company can be held liable for paying for your child’s injuries. Compensation for a dog attack should including all costs, including past and future medical […]

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Crucial Information You Should Collect After a Georgia Dog Bite or Attack

Crucial Information You Should Collect After a Georgia Dog Bite or Attack

Key Points: You or a Georgia lawyer who specializes in dog bite cases can prove a dog’s owner’s negligence with prompt investigation and documentation. Evidence including key documents, photos, videos, and witness statements after a dog attack can help build a solid claim. In many cases, owners of dangerous dogs can be held liable for […]

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What If Both Drivers in Georgia Accident Have The Same Auto Insurance?

What happens if both drivers in a car accident have the same car insurance company? This guide by The Millar Law Firm, Atlanta car accident lawyers, can help. Key Points: When both parties in an accident share the same insurance carrier, the process of filing an insurance claim works similarly to when drivers are insured […]

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When Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

When Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

Key Points: While it is possible to handle a car accident case yourself, even victims of minor accidents may benefit from working with an attorney. It can be especially advantageous to work with a car accident attorney if you were hit by a drunk driver; the accident was with a commercial vehicle; you suffered severe […]

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How to Seek Compensation for a Lower Extremity Injury After a Motorcycle Accident

How to Seek Compensation for a Lower Extremity Injury After a Motorcycle Accident

Key Points: Injuries to the lower extremities are common in motorcycle accidents. Lower extremity injuries may make it difficult for victims to complete everyday tasks, like walking, biking, or even working. Medical care and ongoing treatment can be financially devastating for accident victims, especially when they are unable to work due to their injuries. A […]

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How to Talk with an Auto Insurance Company After a Car Accident

Key Points Whether speaking to your insurance company or the other driver’s, keep your answers short and simple, and don’t get into too much detail about your accident or injuries. The more information you offer up to an insurance representative, the higher the risk you will say something that will jeopardize your claim and reduce […]

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What Motorcyclists Should Know About Sideswipe Accident Claims and Lawsuits

What Motorcyclists Should Know About Sideswipe Accident Claims and Lawsuits

Key Points: A motorcyclist can recover compensation for injuries sustained in a sideswipe accident caused by a negligent driver. Motorcyclists can use evidence, such as police reports and eyewitness testimony, to establish a driver’s fault in a sideswipe accident. Insurance companies use various tactics to try to reduce an injured motorcyclist’s compensation, but a motor […]

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Burn Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia

Burn Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia

Key Points: If you or a loved one has experienced a burn injury caused by an accident, then you know how devastating and life-changing these injuries can be. The long road to recovery often involves extended hospital stays, frequent doctors’ visits, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery. Expenses for ongoing medical care for burn victims can […]

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Common Rib Injuries After A Car Accidents

Key Points: Injuries to the ribs and the vital muscles and connective tissue around them are common in car accidents and can sometimes prove fatal. It’s important to get a medical evaluation following an accident to identify possible internal injuries. Rib injury treatment can take time, which could mean you’ll be out of work for […]

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How Trucking Companies Work to Preserve Finances After a Truck Accident

Key Points: Trucking companies will try to use contributory negligence to avoid paying compensation in trucking accidents. By proving their driver wasn’t “fully” at-fault, it can potentially reduce their cost or allow them to pay nothing. Trucking companies will use various evidence, including cell phone records, witness statements, videos, and driving and medical records, to […]

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Why Motorcycle Accident Victims Should Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Why Motorcycle Accident Victims Should Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Key Points: Two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents happen because another driver was not paying attention or was negligent. The lower extremities, legs and feet, are the most commonly injured parts of the biker’s body. Many times more serious injuries can be permanent and life-changing. The size of your settlement is influenced by many factors including […]

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How Failure-to-Yield Car Accidents Settlements Are Handled

In failure to yield cases, the settlement value of an injury claim is determined by key evidence. This legal resource is provided to help you understand how car accident injury claims are investigated and won in the Atlanta area and all across the State of Georgia by people like you and by accident lawyers. Key […]

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How Evidence Can Strengthen Georgia Motorcycle Accident Cases

How Evidence Can Strengthen Georgia Motorcycle Accident Cases

Key Points: It is not uncommon for negligent, at-fault car and truck drivers to blame motorcycle riders for an accident. It is important to gather evidence as quickly as possible after the crash. The longer evidence goes without being collected, the more likely it will be difficult or even impossible to find later. Evidence that […]

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<strong>Common Places and Injuries for Slip and Fall Accidents</strong>

Common Places and Injuries for Slip and Fall Accidents

Key Points: Slip and fall accidents often happen in highly trafficked areas, such as grocery and retail stores, medical facilities, movie theaters, and airports. Property owners and managers can be responsible for injuries if they neglected to mitigate the hazard. Injuries from slip and fall accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to Traumatic […]

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Prove Your Georgia Dog Bite Case Against a Home Owner

This legal guide explains who may be held responsible as an owner and how to recover settlement compensation or a verdict awarded for injuries in your Georgia dog bite case. Key Points: Under Georgia dog bite laws, negligent dog owners and keepers may be held liable for damages when dogs injure people by biting, attacking, […]

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Do’s and Don’ts After Being in a Car Accident

Key Points: What you do just after an accident can affect the value of your case. After an accident do not argue with the at-fault driver or the police. If you are hurt, do not say you are “fine,” just to be nice. Gather at the scene of a car accident by taking photos and […]

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How Juries Determine Pain and Suffering Compensation?

How Juries Determine Pain and Suffering Compensation?

Key Points: In Georgia, damages must compensate injured parties for all the physical and mental effects an accident causes for victims and their families. Juries determine the monetary value of pain and suffering based on what seems fair under the individual circumstances of each case. Any fair settlement offer from the insurance company should fully […]

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How to Get Compensated for a Slip and Fall at a Restaurant

Key Points: When restaurant staff and management do not react quickly enough to spills or other dangerous obstacles, slip and fall accidents are bound to happen. The quantity and quality of your evidence will determine whether you can recover for your injuries. A personal injury attorney can help you determine the best course of action […]

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Why the Elderly Are at an Increased Risk of Slip and Falls

Why the Elderly Are at an Increased Risk of Slip and Falls

Slips and falls are entirely too common in Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout the U.S. In fact, the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that approximately 1 million people each year visit emergency rooms after slipping and falling. While slips and falls can affect anyone, the elderly face the greatest risk. Older people are more likely to […]

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How Do I Prove My Georgia Trip and Fall was Caused by Improper Lighting?

How Do I Prove My Georgia Trip and Fall was Caused by Improper Lighting?

Key Points: Under Georgia law, business owners and occupiers have a duty to exercise “ordinary care” to keep their premises safe for visitors. One duty owed by most businesses, landlords or companies is to have adequate lighting throughout the parts of a property where the merchant expects the invited public to be. If you are […]

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How to Know If You Have a Slip and Fall Case

How to Know If You Have a Slip and Fall Case

Key Points: After a slip and fall accident, answering a few questions about the circumstances can help you understand if you have a claim. One of the most critical aspects of a slip and fall case is knowing whether the property or business owner was negligent. Sometimes publicly-owned properties, such as City Hall or a […]

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How to Prove a Dog Bite Case Under Georgia Law

How to Prove a Dog Bite Case Under Georgia Law

Key Points: If you have been attacked by a dog, the dog’s owner may be held liable for your injuries. The at-fault party’s homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, or even business policy may offer coverage for your dog bite injury claim. To establish a dog owner’s liability in a dog bite case, the dog must have […]

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How to Get the Maximum Amount of Compensation from Your Dog Bite Injury

When you’ve been the victim of a dog attack and are injured, getting the maximum dollar amount for compensation is no doubt, on your mind. Rightly so. Dog bites and their aftermath can be very costly in terms of medical bills, lost work, and lifestyle changes. Particularly if your appearance has been changed because of […]

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Why Your Health Insurance May Ask for Reimbursement After Paying for a Dog Bite

Why Your Health Insurance May Ask for Reimbursement After Paying for a Dog Bite

Key Points: Dog bite victims may be required to pay subrogation for any money recovered in excess of their medical costs under state or federal law Insurance subrogation allows an insurer to be reimbursed for medical costs of their insured from the at-fault individual’s insurance company Health insurance companies will place medical liens on various […]

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Understanding Georgia Dog Bite Laws

Understanding Georgia Dog Bite Laws

Key Points: The state of Georgia allows dog bite and dog attack victims to recover compensation from negligent dog owners and keepers. To prove liability in a dog bite or dog attack case, it must be shown that the dog owner was aware of previous attacks or dangerous behavior or that the owner failed to […]

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How Much Should I Expect From a Georgia Car Accident Settlement

Key Points The most important factor in how much a Georgia car accident case is worth is the severity of your injury. The amount of your compensation may also be affected by the amount of insurance available and the amount of your medical bills. Insurance Companies may inappropriately try to assign a settlement formula to […]

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How Long It Takes To Get Paid After A Personal Injury Settlement in Georgia

How Long It Takes To Get Paid After A Personal Injury Settlement in Georgia

Key Points: Most personal injury settlements are paid within two to four weeks after agreement. Complex settlements requiring special conditions or court approval can take months. You can take legal action to enforce a settlement with an insurance company. One of the most frustrating things you can experience is waiting for the insurance company to […]

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How Georgia Trucking Insurance Works and Is Different From Car Insurance

What are Georgia’s Basic Car and Trucking Insurance Requirements? For trucks that drive only in Georgia and do not cross state lines but weigh more than 10,000 pounds, Georgia requires minimum insurance in the amount of at least $100,000.00 per person and $300,000.00 per accident.  Commercial vehicles carrying more than 12 passengers must have an […]

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What to Know About Georgia’s Auto Insurance Coverage Requirements

Involved in a car accident? Our guide to Georgia auto insurance law and how to make a claim may be helpful after your collision. Key Points Georgia drivers are required to carry minimum liability insurance coverage for bodily injury ($25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident) and property damage ($25,000 per accident). Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage […]

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How Much is My Georgia Truck Accident Case Worth?

How Much is My Georgia Truck Accident Case Worth?

Key Points: Truck accident cases typically settle for more than car accident cases because the injuries to the victims and the damage caused to passenger cars and trucks are usually much more severe. The value of your case depends on how badly you were injured, the amount of your past and estimated future medical bills, […]

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What Is the Value of My Georgia Motorcycle Accident Case?

What Is the Value of My Georgia Motorcycle Accident Case?

Key Points: The value of motorcycle accident claims is determined based on factors, including past and estimated future medical bills, past and future loss of earnings, permanency of the injuries, and who is totally or mostly at fault. If the at-fault driver was drunk, drugged, or otherwise intoxicated or was driving recklessly, the value of […]

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How to Protect Yourself from DUI Injury Lawsuits When Hosting a Party

How to Protect Yourself from DUI Injury Lawsuits When Hosting a Party

This Georgia legal guide is provided by The Millar Law Firm, Atlanta accident and injury lawyers specializing in drunk driving accident claims and lawsuits. Key Points: When alcohol consumption causes a car accident, Georgia law may, in some cases, allow the victim to recover damages from not just the driver but  a person or company […]

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What Is a Catastrophic Injury, and How can Victims Seek Compensation?

What Is a Catastrophic Injury, and How can Victims Seek Compensation?

Key Points A catastrophic accident is one that changes your life by seriously changing your body. The costs of treating catastrophic injuries are usually high and can go on for the rest of the victim’s life. Understanding who is responsible for the damages is not always easy. Proving damage can require in-depth investigation and discovery. […]

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Who is Held Responsible for Elevator and Escalator Accidents?

Who is Held Responsible for Elevator and Escalator Accidents?

Key Points: Approximately 17,000 people are injured in elevator or escalator accidents every year. Elevator and escalator accidents are often extremely dangerous because of the nature of the incidents. According to the common carrier rule, elevator and escalator operators must go beyond just taking reasonable steps to ensure they are safe. The owner has an […]

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What is a Personal Injury Lawyer, and What Do They Do?

What is a Personal Injury Lawyer, and What Do They Do?

Key Points: A personal injury lawyer’s job is to advocate for clients who have been injured in an accident caused by someone else. A personal injury lawyer is paid on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if you receive a settlement. Personal injury lawyers work directly with insurance companies to keep clients from […]

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Georgia, and How Victims Can Seek Compensation

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Georgia, and How Victims Can Seek Compensation

Key Points: The five most common causes of truck accidents are brake failure, prescription or over-the-counter drug use, driving too fast for road conditions, unfamiliarity with roadways, or inadequate surveillance. Accidents involving truck tires and other debris can cause serious damage to other vehicles. In an accident with a commercial truck, you may have a […]

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Can You Sue a Trucking Insurance Company Directly?

Can You Sue a Trucking Insurance Company Directly?

In many Georgia truck accident cases, you can sue the trucking insurance company directly in what is known as a direct action. This means that—unlike in Georgia car accident cases – the insurance company can be a defendant in your case. In court, this can be a significant advantage, as the Jury will know exactly […]

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How To Recover Compensation for Lost Income Due to a Car Accident

Your settlement compensation after a car accident in Georgia may include recovering past and future lost income and earnings. This guide explains how lost pay can be included in your personal injury damage claim. Key Points In Georgia, your settlement or injury award includes lost wages, if you missed time or will miss time from […]

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Common Injuries and Case Results from Georgia Truck Accidents

Key Points: The best thing to do when you’ve been involved in an accident is to go to the doctor as soon as possible. The Eggshell Rule says when a previous injury or condition was made worse due to an accident, the person who is responsible due to negligence is still accountable for those injuries. […]

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How Accident Lawyers Can Help With Your Roundabout Injury Case

Key Points: Don’t let the insurance company dodge responsibility if you have been hit by a negligent driver in a roundabout. Many factors can lead to roundabout car accidents, including dangerous driving and speeding. Drivers must use turn signals to indicate an exit of the roundabout, stick to the posted speed limit, and yield the […]

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How to Prove a Driver was Distracted in a Truck Accident Case

How to Prove a Driver was Distracted in a Truck Accident Case

Key Points: Truck drivers who are caught breaking distracted driving laws can be fined up to $2,750 and risk losing their licenses after two offenses. A trucking company that allows its drivers to ignore the federal ban on cell phone use faces a fine of up to $11,000. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]

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What to Do If Your Car Accident Was Caused By Someone Texting and Driving

Key Points: Georgia law prohibits texting while driving In Georgia it is illegal for any driver to write, send or read a text message while driving. O.C.G.A. 40-6-241.  This also includes looking at the internet, watching videos, or any other electronic communication.  It is no excuse for a driver to claim that he or she was only […]

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What You Should Know about Side-Impact Accident Legal Claims

Key Points: Sideswipe, T-bone, and angular collisions are a daily occurrence on Atlanta’s congested roadways and interstates, often producing catastrophic injuries. If you are involved in a side-impact accident, proving who was at fault is an essential step to building a strong legal claim for your damages, but it can also be a huge challenge […]

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How Settlements Are Calculated in Georgia Car Accident Injury Cases

Key Points: An accident settlement occurs when the injured party and the insurance company can come to an agreement on compensation. There are three main types of compensation you can be awarded damages for: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Insurance companies have developed formulas to estimate settlements when cases do not yet have […]

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How to Determine Who Is At-Fault for a Rear-End Accident in Georgia

Key Points Georgia is a comparative fault state, which means that each driver’s percentage of fault determines how much compensation they can obtain. While the rear driver is typically at fault in a rear-end accident, the lead driver could be to blame in certain situations. The insurance company may send you a check before you […]

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Can You Prove Fatigue Caused a Truck Accident?

Key Points: While truck drivers may fall asleep at the wheel simply because they had a bad night’s rest, there may be other factors at play. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require truckers and their companies to adhere to numerous safety standards to help ensure the safety of other drivers. These regulations […]

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How to Determine If a Trucking Company Was to Blame for a Truck Accident

How to Determine If a Trucking Company Was to Blame for a Truck Accident

Key Points: Truck drivers may not be the only ones who can be held accountable for a truck-involved accident. The trucking company may also be to blame if there was improper training, failure to service and maintain the truck properly, or if the driver was permitted to work beyond legally-allowed hours. Knowledge of state and […]

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Understanding Wrongful Death Laws in Georgia

Key Points: If a victim passes away due to an accident, then wrongful death laws will determine who can file a claim and recover compensation for their loved one’s death. Typically, a surviving spouse, children, and parents can recover for the wrongful death of their family member. If no family members are eligible, then the […]

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How Pregnant Moms Can Seek Compensation After a Car Accident

Key Points: Approximately 170,000 car accidents involve pregnant women across the United States every year. Insurance companies are aware pregnancy-related injury bills can be very high, but they will try to avoid or minimize the amount they must pay. Working with a car accident lawyer is the best way to ensure you receive compensation for […]

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How Car Accident Insurance Settlements Are Divided Among Multiple Victims

In Georgia car accidents with multiple victims, the insurance money available under the at-fault driver(s) policy limits may sometimes not be enough to fully compensate each claimant. Accident victims may sometimes end up competing for limited insurance policy limits. Limited insurance funds are often, but not always, divided according to each victim’s injuries and costs. […]

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5 Crucial Photographs to Take at the Scene and After a Car Accident

Key Points: Physical evidence at the scene of your accident deteriorates quickly. Taking pictures with your cell phone can preserve the proof you need. Graphic images of your injuries immediately after the crash and throughout your recovery can help paint a picture of how traumatic your suffering was. Photos at the accident scene should include […]

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Why Medical Records Are Crucial to Your Car Accident Case

Key Points: Your medical records can be used to prove that the injuries you suffered in an accident were the direct result of the defendant’s negligence. Insurance companies are in the business of making your accident settlement as small as possible. They will use whatever argument they can find to argue that your injury was […]

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Why It’s Important to Collect Witness Testimonies After a Car Accident

Key Points: Most people believe in doing what’s right and seeing that people are treated fairly. This includes people who witness car accidents. A witness to a car wreck can be the difference between winning and losing your case – especially if the at-fault driver is trying to blame you or someone else for causing […]

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How Expert Witnesses Can Help You Win Your Accident Case

How Expert Witnesses Can Help You Win Your Accident Case

Proper use of expert testimony can often make the difference between winning and losing your Georgia personal injury case.  But did you know that personal injury attorneys also can use expert witnesses to increase the value of your injury case, even if the facts of the actual injury incident are not in dispute? In this […]

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How Police Reports May Help With Your Georgia Car Accident Injury Claim

How Police Reports May Help With Your Georgia Car Accident Injury Claim

Key Points: When a police report shows the other driver was at fault for causing your injuries, you may be able to use some or all the report or testimony from the investigating officer as evidence to prove your case. Georgia police reports are often used by car accident lawyers or those representing the insurance company […]

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What Happens If an Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith?

Key Points: Whether you’re the insured or an injured third party, the insurance company has a legal duty to exercise good faith when handling your claim. If, after investigating your claim, the insurance company finds reasonably clear evidence of liability but offers less than your claim is worth, a court may find it has breached […]

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Here Are 8 Crucial Photos to Take After a Car Accident

Key Points: Photos can be essential evidence to building your claim and recovering money for your losses due to a car accident. If you are not severely injured, and it is safe to do so, one of the most important things you can do after a collision is to take photos and video to document […]

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What Is Road Rage, and How Can Victims Seek Compensation?

If you have been the victim of a car or truck accident caused by road rage, our law firm has put together this legal resource for you. The Millar Law Firm represents victims of road rage and aggressive driving in the Atlanta area and across Georgia. Key Points: A Georgia driver breaks the law for […]

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How Much Is a Concussion Settlement Worth?

This guide explains how, in Georgia, the settlement value of a concussion due to a car, motorcycle or truck accident is based on several factors including: the amount of medical bills, how severe the head injury is, and whether it is permanent. Key Points: The amount of compensation recovered in a Georgia concussion case after […]

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How You Can Receive a Fair Settlement in Your Georgia Car Accident Case

Key Points: Negotiation of a fair injury settlement typically takes place after completion of your medical treatment.  At that time, all records and reports will be gathered from your doctors.  Your injury attorney will then evaluate your case and make a settlement demand.  Don’t settle your claim too soon.  It may be best to wait until […]

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How Long Does it Take to get Compensated After a Car Accident

Key Points: Car accident settlement timelines all vary due to the variety of factors that influence the time it takes to settle a car accident case. One timeline doesn’t fit all car accident cases. The Georgia statute of limitations for personal injuries from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents is two years. The length of medical […]

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How to Get Compensation for Your Vehicle After a Car Accident With Injuries

Key Points: The cost to repair vehicle damage can be recovered from an at-fault driver or their insurance company or from your own insurance company if you have collision coverage. Auto insurance companies often determine a car’s worth based on its cash value according to car sales platforms, like Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, or Autotrader.  […]

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CÓMO ENCONTRAR AL MEJOR ABOGADO DE LESIONES PARA SU ACCIDENTE DE LESIONES

CÓMO ENCONTRAR AL MEJOR ABOGADO DE LESIONES PARA SU ACCIDENTE DE LESIONES

El concepto de “talla única para todos” realmente no funciona cuando se trata de abogados en estos días. Como médicos, los abogados se especializan. Esto puede ser un hecho molesto si está buscando a alguien para que lo represente después de un accidente automovilístico o una mordedura de perro y el único abogado que conoce […]

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When Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

KEY POINTS In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, so much remains unknown. You may face uncertainty about the extent of your injuries, your ability to keep working, and the effect on your financial future. Because the financial outcome of the accident is unclear, many victims assume they can put off hiring an attorney […]

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Can I File a Car Accident Claim in Georgia If I was Partly At-Fault?

KEY POINTS: Georgia uses comparative negligence to determine each driver’s percentage of fault and, therefore, how much their compensation may be decreased. Georgia’s law of comparative negligence is sometimes used by lawyers and adjusters when negotiating the amount of personal injury settlements. Modified Comparative Fault states that unless the injury claimant was less than 50% […]

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What Is Insurance Subrogation and How Does it Work?

Key Points: If your insurance company pays for accident-related expenses and later finds out another party was responsible for the crash, they may seek reimbursement, or what’s known as insurance subrogation. Not every company that seeks subrogation from your settlement may be entitled to it. Paying a subrogation claim that was not enforceable can cost […]

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What Is the Settlement Value for a Shoulder Injury Caused by a Car Accident?

When you think of all the injuries that can happen in a car accident, shoulder injuries may seem like an unlikely outcome. While shoulder injuries occur more often than you may think in accidents, insurance companies usually try to undervalued or even ignore these injury claims. However, the shoulder is an important and commonly used […]

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Spinal Cord Injuries That Can Be Caused by a Car Accident

Spinal Cord Injuries That Can Be Caused by a Car Accident

Key Points: When one automobile collides with another, the sudden impact can exert a tremendous force on the driver’s back and neck. As a result, many people who have been involved in car accidents experience symptoms of a spinal cord injury. If you have been in a car accident, you should pay close attention to […]

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What to Do If You Suffered a Hip Injury From a Car Accident

Our Atlanta personal injury law firm handles serious hip injury cases. This Georgia legal article explains your rights to damages and compensation. Key Points: Fractured or dislocated hip injuries from car, truck or motorcycle accidents are among the most expensive and life altering injuries that our personal injury lawyers see on a regular basis. The […]

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How to Get Compensated for a Trampoline Injury in Georgia

How to Get Compensated for a Trampoline Injury in Georgia

 There are few things in life that can deliver nostalgic joy the way bouncing on a trampoline can. As a kid, you either had a trampoline or really wanted one. And whoever had a big trampoline in the neighborhood was usually the envy of all the kids. Although fun, trampoline injuries occur often in neighborhoods […]

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How to Seek Compensation for a Public and Private Swimming Pool Injury

Key Points: Both public and private pool owners have a responsibility to abide by specific safety requirements set by Georgia law. To seek a personal injury claim related to a pool injury, you must prove that the property owner’s negligence caused or led to the accident. Typically, the most challenging pool injury claims to win […]

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Where to Get a Copy of Your Georgia Car Accident Police Report

Where to Get a Copy of Your Georgia Car Accident Police Report

Key Points: A car accident crash report, also known as an incident report or police report, is completed by police officers or state troopers to document what happened at the scene of a crash. You can get a copy of your Georgia car accident report at the local police department, Georgia State Highway Patrol (GSP), […]

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How a Car Accident Settlement Is Valued for a Whiplash Claim in Georgia

What is the settlement value of a whiplash injury case in the Atlanta area? This guide discusses how Georgia personal injury lawyers value and prove neck injury and whiplash claims. Key Points: In whiplash injury cases, how quickly you receive medical care can be an important factor in settlement value. The total amount of past […]

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Can You Seek Compensation for Minor or Small Car Accidents in Georgia?

Key Points: Even in minor car accidents, you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault driver or their insurance company. Because in-depth investigations are not common for minor accidents, at-fault drivers may be more likely to lie about what happened. Before accepting any compensation offers from an insurance carrier, it is usually wise […]

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How 911 Calls Can Help You Win Your Georgia Car Accident Case

This Atlanta Advocate Legal Guide explains how audio recordings and electronic data from 911 can help win your Georgia car accident case. Find out more here: Key Points: After being involved in a car accident, most people will contact 911 to report the incident and request first-responder assistance. On a busy road or highway, other […]

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What to Do If You’ve Been Hit by a Drunk Driver

What to Do If You’ve Been Hit by a Drunk Driver

This Georgia legal resource is provided by The Millar Law Firm, Georgia lawyers who specialize in helping the victims of drunk driving accidents. Key Points: After you have received medical attention, your next step should be to contact the police department and request a copy of the accident report. To put together a strong case, […]

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How to Seek Compensation for Lost Income Due to a Car Accident

What happens if you’re unable to work because of your injuries? Can you recover lost wages after a Georgia car accident? The answer is yes, but it may not be as easy as you think. Keep reading to learn more. Key Points: Under Georgia law, if you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence,  you may […]

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What Is Traumatic Brain Injury, and How to Seek Compensation After an Accident

Key Points: If you suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident, any related costs or lifestyle changes should be considered within your settlement compensation. Traumatic brain injury can cause permanent, life-altering changes that affect physical, cognitive, and sensory functions. A car accident lawyer who specializes in personal injury may help you get full […]

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Can a Landlord Be Held Liable for a Dog Bite in Georgia?

Can a Landlord Be Held Liable for a Dog Bite in Georgia?

This Georgia legal guide is provided by The Millar Law Firm, Georgia dog bite lawyers who specialize in helping the injured victims of dog attack cases. Key Points Most Georgia landlords are not liable to third parties for damages due to the negligence of a tenant, due to a legal concept known as “out of […]

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Why It’s Important to Get a Physical Examination After an Accident

Key Points: Quickly seeking a medical evaluation and treatment quickly can ensure a quicker recovery and lead to more complete compensation. Insurance adjusters often accuse accident victims who do not get medical care right away of “faking” their injuries. The medical records that prove you sought care and received treatment shortly after your accident will […]

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Why Credible Witnesses May Help You Win a Larger Car Accident Settlement

After a Georgia car or truck accident, finding one or more credible witnesses may help you or your attorney prove that you deserve fair compensation. This Georgia legal resource written by our attorneys may help. Key Points: Credible witness testimony can help you recover a larger or more favorable settlement or verdict. Unbiased bystanders are […]

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How Car Accidents May Rupture Your Spleen, and Why You Should Seek Help

Key Points: Blunt trauma and punctures to the chest from car crashes are among the most common causes of spleen ruptures. A doctor evaluation, blood tests, and MRI or CT imaging are often used to diagnose spleen damage. Treatment for a ruptured spleen can be expensive. Apart from the initial emergency care costs, you could […]

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Should You Hire a Lawyer If You Were Not at Fault for a Car Accident?

Hiring an attorney who knows the relevant Georgia laws and can apply those laws to the facts of your case are essential to recovering damages for a car accident.  Even if you have a “simple” case, the insurance company has its own team of lawyers looking to raise defenses against you, which can be used […]

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Should You See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

Insurance adjusters may claim that chiropractic treatment is an attempt by the chiropractor to squeeze more money out of the insurance company. However, if chiropractic treatments help an injured person or client obtain relief, you should not be concerned with an adjuster’s opinion of chiropractors. As car accident lawyers, we are sometimes asked where a car […]

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What to Do If the At-Fault Driver Is Lying About Your Car Accident

This Georgia legal guide has been written by our injury law firm to help you know what to do when negligent at-fault drivers are dishonest about the cause of your car or truck accident. Key Points: Some drivers may be apologetic and admit fault at the scene of an accident, but later lie about the […]

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What Types of Injuries Can Dog Bites Cause?

Key Points: Dog bite injuries can range from minor cuts and abrasions to life-altering injuries or even death. Bacterial infections from dog bites are common and can be extremely dangerous, if not treated right away. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries resulting from dog bites. For many households, dogs are a significant and […]

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When and How Does Homeowners Insurance Cover A Georgia Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit?

When and How Does Homeowners Insurance Cover A Georgia Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit?

Key Points: If you’re injured on someone’s property due to negligence, most homeowners insurance policies include “personal liability coverage,” which is designed to protect negligent at-fault homeowners. A personal injury case can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years to reach a settlement, depending on the length of investigation, your recovery and negotiations. […]

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8 Common Birth Injuries – What Are They, and How Do They Happen?

8 Common Birth Injuries – What Are They, and How Do They Happen?

Key Points: Nearly 7 out of 1,000 U.S. births each year involve an injury. Although some birth injuries cannot be avoided, when a medical error causes a life-altering and devastating injury to the baby and/or mother, the family is due compensation. Many injury attorneys offer free consultations and may even have doctors on staff to […]

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What to Know If You Suffered Whiplash From a Car Accident

Key Points: Whiplash most commonly refers to a soft tissue injury to muscles and nerves in the neck caused by rapid backward and forward movement. It’s important to visit a doctor as soon after an accident as possible if you experience any neck pain, soreness or loss of mobility. A doctor’s diagnosis of a whiplash […]

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Is There a Perfect Time to Sue After a Car Accident?

Key Points: If you’ve been in a car accident, you typically have two years to file a claim in Georgia. The timing of your claim is important; filing too early or too late can affect your level of compensation. An insurance company may attempt to get you to settle quickly because you may be less […]

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Will My Car Insurance Rates Increase After a Car Accident in Georgia?

Key Points: You are required to report any vehicle accident involving injury, death, or property damages totaling more than $500 to the police. If you are found to be at-fault, then your insurance premiums may change. However, if you are the victim of a crash, your payments should not increase. Drivers who are ticketed by […]

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How Are Car Accident Legal Claims Handled With Out-of-State Drivers?

Key Points: Auto insurance policies vary from state to state, but the protection you buy covers you no matter where you drive in the country—even if you’re driving in a state with different insurance requirements. If you have a negligence claim against an out-of-state driver, their insurance carrier is still obligated to pay damages for […]

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Atlanta’s Busiest Roads and How To Avoid Them

Key Points: Atlanta is the home of six major interstates. If you frequently drive or commute, avoiding the busiest — and therefore most dangerous — roads can help keep you safe. Atlanta drivers can improve their safety and reduce their chances of being in an accident by avoiding high-volume routes, driving at safe speeds for […]

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Can You Sue the State of Georgia or Local Government for an Injury?

Can You Sue the State of Georgia or Local Government for an Injury?

Government employees and agents do sometimes cause personal injuries by acting carelessly. Georgia law treats the government differently because of a longstanding concept known as sovereign immunity. This allows state and local governments to avoid legal liability in some circumstances but not all. Lawsuits Against Georgia State or Government Employees Cases involving personal injuries caused […]

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