How a Toxicology Report Can Be Used in a DUI Accident Case 

Key Points: If you or a loved one was hurt by an intoxicated driver, a toxicology report can be crucial in building a successful accident case. A toxicology report can help prove that a driver had a high concentration of alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash, which can impact […]

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How Georgia Laws Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

Key Points: In their later years, individuals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, especially by those entrusted with their care. In Georgia, nursing home abuse is taken very seriously, with specific laws designed to prevent misconduct and protect residents. Nursing homes and caregivers are required to adhere to these regulations, prioritizing the safety […]

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How Excessive Driving Hours by Truckers Can Increase Your Accident Compensation

Key Points: What Are Hours-of-Service Regulations? ‘Hours-of-service’ regulations are rules to limit the number of hours that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver can drive or be on duty in a given period of time.The purpose for these regulations is to prevent driver fatigue and reduce the risk of accidents involving commercial motor vehicles. Georgia’s hours-of-service […]

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Concussion After a Car Accident – Your Legal Rights

Key Points: If you’ve been in an accident, seeing a doctor as soon as possible is crucial. Even if you feel fine and don’t see any immediate injuries, hidden damage could emerge later. Brain injuries, in particular, can take hours or even days to manifest. While not all brain injuries are severe or fatal, untreated […]

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How Personal Injury Claims Against the State of Georgia and Local Governments Work

Key Points: What is Sovereign Immunity? 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. When Can an Injury Lawsuit or […]

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What Motorcyclists Should Know About Sideswipe Accident Claims and Lawsuits

Key Points: The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can take a huge toll on all aspects of a motorcyclist’s life—physically, emotionally, and financially. If you or someone you love has been injured in a sideswipe motorcycle accident, it’s natural to have questions about the law and what steps to take next. Why Do Sideswipe Motorcycle […]

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How Atlanta’s Dog Bite Laws Protect Bite And Attack Victims

Dog owners in Atlanta have a responsibility to ensure that their dogs behave and interact safely with other people and pets in the community. Unfortunately, many dog owners do not take steps to keep others safe, which can lead to serious or catastrophic injuries for innocent victims of dog bites. To protect the public from […]

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The 2024 Car Accident Internal Injury Checklist

Key Points: After a car accident, the most common question asked is, “Are you okay?” Sometimes it’s asked so often that you might feel tempted to say you are, just to stop the questioning. The reality is, you don’t know for sure. Injuries aren’t always visible. In fact, we often hear, “I thought I was […]

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Head-On Car Crash Legal Claim Facts and FAQs

Main Points: Are Head-on Crashes the Most Dangerous Accidents? Head-on collisions are among the most catastrophic and deadly accidents that happen on our roads. They occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide, often resulting in severe injuries, extensive property damage, and, tragically, loss of life. Fortunately, they happen less often than other types […]

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How the Location of a Dog Bite Plays a Role in a Dog Bite Legal Claim 

Dog attacks can happen any time and any place in Metro Atlanta, though they are more likely to occur in familiar places such as homes, yards, neighborhood streets/sidewalks, and dog parks. When a dog attack is caused by the owner’s negligence, the victim is entitled to compensation for their injuries. In certain cases, the victim […]

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What NOT to Do After a Car Accident in 2024

Key Points: Avoid Costly Mistakes: Car accidents are uncommon, and most people aren’t prepared for them, which can lead to errors that hinder compensation recovery and potentially increase insurance premiums. Importance of Immediate Medical Attention: Delaying medical care can leave injuries undiagnosed, weaken your legal claim, and slow recovery. Seeking prompt treatment ensures proper documentation […]

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How it Works if a Truck’s Cargo or Load Causes an Accident

Key Points: Truck accidents are entirely too common. Unfortunately, a significant number of these accidents are caused by improperly secured cargo items falling off truck trailers, particularly flatbeds. Flatbed trucks are often used when the cargo being transported does not need refrigeration and won’t be harmed by exposure to the elements. When such cargo isn’t […]

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Everything to Know About Pain and Suffering Personal Injury Compensation

Key Points: “Pain and suffering” isn’t just a phrase used by lawyers—it’s a real, and often substantial, component of your personal injury compensation claim. Specifically, pain and suffering compensation is a type of damages awarded to victims who have suffered injuries because of an accident. But unlike vehicle repair costs, medical expenses, or other monetary […]

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How Health Insurance Companies Will Subrogate Dog Bite Bills

Key Points: Receiving the Daunting Letter from Your Healthcare Provider Receiving a letter from your healthcare provider informing you that they are investigating the medical costs from a dog bite and are considering not paying them is a situation no one wants to face. Unfortunately, this happens frequently. Health insurance companies often scrutinize the cause […]

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How an Autopsy Can Be Used to Win a Wrongful Death Lawsuit 

When a loved one dies in an accident, their surviving family members are often consumed with grief and left in a difficult financial situation. If you suspect that a loved one’s death may have been caused by someone else’s negligence, an autopsy can provide invaluable evidence in a wrongful death claim. To win compensation for […]

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How Compensation Works for Children Involved in Car Accidents

Key Points: It is devastating for a parent to learn that their child was injured in a car wreck, whether it happened in their own car or someone else’s. Any car accident is stressful, but knowing your child was involved adds an extra layer of anxiety. Children are particularly vulnerable in accidents due to their […]

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How Much Compensation Can You Expect from a Car Accident Settlement

Key Points You’re probably wondering how much your car accident case might be worth. Like many others, you may find yourself searching online for case results similar to yours. We understand. While your physical health and well-being are paramount after an accident, financial concerns are crucial as well because accidents can be expensive. One of […]

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Who Do I Sue if I Was Injured at Work?

Key Points: If you have been injured in a work-related accident, knowing your legal options can make an enormous difference in the outcome of your case and your compensation. Workplace injuries can involve medical expenses, permanent disability, and sometimes catastrophic changes in your very ability to earn a living. The way you handle a work-related […]

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How to Report a DUI Accident to an Auto Insurance Company 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, dealing with the aftermath can place a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial burden on your entire family. When the accident was caused by a drunk or impaired driver, your stress and frustration is only exacerbated by knowing that someone else’s recklessness is […]

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How Long Does it Take to Get Paid for a Slip and Fall Injury?

Key Points: Suffering an injury from a slip and fall accident can be surprisingly costly. While it might seem like a minor incident, the financial burden can be significant, especially when serious injuries are involved. Often, the financial responsibility falls on the victim, even if someone else’s negligence caused the accident. As medical bills start […]

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How to Pursue Compensation Following a Hit and Run Truck Accident

Key Points Are Semi-Truck Hit-and-Runs a Real Thing? Yes, they are, and they’re not something to take lightly. When a semi-truck is involved in a hit-and-run, it’s not just dangerous—it’s against the law. Like all drivers, semi-truck operators are required to stop after an accident. If they don’t, they can face serious criminal charges. Now, […]

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How Long Should It Take to Receive Compensation After a Georgia Car Accident?

How long it takes to receive compensation or payment from an insurance company after a car accident usually depends on the type of payment and how serious the injuries are. This article explains the time frames involved in receiving payments after a collision. Key Points: Receiving compensation after an accident is crucial—it alleviates the stress […]

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How Can Truckers or Their Companies Be Negligent in Accidents?

Key Points: Truck accidents can leave a devastating trail of injuries, lost wages, and emotional trauma. If you’ve been involved in one, you’re likely facing a mountain of questions – who’s to blame, what compensation can you recover, and where do you even begin? This guide provides a clear and concise overview of negligence in […]

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What Can Cause Delays in Settling a Car Accident Claim?

After a car accident, the walk to the mailbox can make your stomach turn. Every day, you might find more bills—unwanted reminders of an accident that wasn’t your fault. Like many people, you probably hold off on paying these bills, hoping the settlement from the accident will come through soon. But then the delays start […]

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What to Know About Georgia’s Auto Insurance Coverage Requirements

Key Points Accidents are universally costly, often resulting in significant expenses. In Atlanta, residents typically depend on the insurance of the at-fault driver to cover these costs. Ideally, the damages from an accident would not exceed the available insurance coverage, the insurance company would acknowledge their driver’s full liability, and compensate the total cost of […]

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How Legal Claims Work for Rollover Accidents

Key Points: Rollover accidents are truly dramatic events. Imagine not just hitting another car, but actually flipping over; it’s a terrifying scenario that can happen in an instant, anywhere, anytime. What’s really intriguing is that these accidents don’t always involve another vehicle. Some cars, because of how they’re built, are more likely to roll over, […]

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How to Seek Compensation for a Construction or Work Site Injury

Key Points: In the construction industry, your daily responsibilities might include operating heavy machinery, ascending to impressive heights, or navigating the complexities of electrical lines—activities fraught with risk. These essential but hazardous duties can, unfortunately, lead to accidents and injuries. To protect workers, the federal government established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This […]

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How Much is My Atlanta Truck Accident Case Worth?

Key Points: Truck accidents have the potential to lead to significant payouts due to the severe damage they can inflict and the higher available insurance coverage that most trucks carry. Although it might seem appealing to obtain cash from a truck accident, the reality is quite harsh. No one truly wants to benefit financially from […]

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What Is the Value and Worth of My Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Case?

Key Points: The value of a legal claim for a motorcycle accident is influenced by multiple factors, including the severity of the damage, how much fault is assigned to each person involved, available insurance coverage, the negotiating skills of your lawyer, and the evidence you have of costs and fault. Because of these diverse factors, […]

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Evidence that can be Used to Prove a DUI Accident

Key Points: Car accidents are already traumatic events, but the shock is compounded when the cause is a drunk driver. Despite extensive public awareness campaigns designed to deter drunk driving, these preventable accidents still occur. DUI accident lawyers, who focus on personal injury, are committed to holding negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable. The […]

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What it Takes to get Compensation for an Elevator or Escalator Injury

Key Points: Atlanta is home to thousands of escalators and elevators, which are integral to the infrastructure of apartments, office buildings, shopping centers, airports, and grocery stores. The vast majority of residents and visitors use these machines regularly and without any problems. Unfortunately, despite the routine nature of these rides, accidents can still occur, sometimes […]

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How a DUI Accident Victim Can Be Awarded Compensation from a Social Host

Key Points: Driving, walking, or simply being a passenger exposes you to the terrifying risk of encountering a drunk driver, a scenario that can lead to severe injury or even death. In Georgia, the battle against such dangers extends beyond the drivers themselves. Under certain conditions, you can also hold accountable those who served or […]

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FAQ’s about Dog Bite Laws in Georgia and How they Apply to Dog Bite Settlements

Key Points: What are the Purposes of Georgia Dog Bite Laws? States enact laws for various reasons, including maintaining order, regulating behavior, and setting standards. One key purpose is to protect residents, which is particularly relevant in laws about personal injuries, such as dog bites. For example, Georgia has specific laws concerning dog bites to […]

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Maximizing Your Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries: A Comprehensive Guide

Key Points: After suffering injuries from a dog attack, securing the highest possible compensation is understandably a top priority. The financial toll of dog bite incidents can be substantial, encompassing medical expenses, lost income, and adjustments to daily living. This is especially true in cases of disfiguring injuries, where quantifying the impact on your life […]

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How to Prove a Semi-Truck was Speeding at the Time of an Accident

Key Points: The Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration (FMCSA) reveals a startling fact: speeding 18-wheelers have become a critical concern on Atlanta’s bustling highways. This alarming trend is fueled by the dense flow of trucks, relentless traffic jams, and the intense pressure on drivers to meet deadlines. Motorists navigating these roads must remain vigilant. Recognizing […]

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What Defines a Catastrophic Injury and How is Compensation Handled?

Key Points: A catastrophic injury stands out due to its profound and long-lasting impact on the victim’s life, typically resulting in permanent or long-term disabilities that drastically alter their ability to perform daily activities, work, and enjoy life as before. These injuries, which include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, and amputations, necessitate […]

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How Does the Alcohol Limit Affect Compensation in DUI Car Accident Cases?

Key Points: If an accident is caused by a drunk driver, victims may be eligible for increased compensation, which are often punitive damages, due to the accident being a form of gross negligence. However, what constitutes a drunk driving accident raises questions. Does the presence of any alcohol level qualify, or is there a specific […]

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Understanding Why Truck Accidents Are More Severe than Car Accidents

Key Points: How does the size and weight of a truck compare to a car, and why does this matter in a crash? Trucks, particularly commercial 18-wheelers or semi-trucks, vastly outweigh standard passenger cars, with some trucks tipping the scales at up to 80,000 pounds in the United States as per federal regulations, in stark […]

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How to Show That a Truck Accident Was Caused by the Drivers Lack of Training

Proper Training is Critical for Accident Prevention Accidents in which commercial trucks are involved can have devastating consequences. Thankfully, many of these accidents are preventable through comprehensive driver training. Well-trained drivers are better prepared to anticipate hazards, react defensively, and ensure the safety of themselves and everyone sharing the road. However, not all drivers are […]

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How Mechanical Malfunctions Can Cause Truck Accidents and Constitute Negligence

Key Points: Do Mechanical Failures Cause Semi-Truck Accidents? Every day, thousands of 18-wheelers navigate the highways throughout Atlanta’s metro area, sharing the roads with numerous other vehicles. It is crucial that every component of these trucks functions properly. A single malfunction in an 18-wheeler can lead to catastrophic consequences, potentially ending another person’s life. This […]

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Can You Sue a Trucking Insurance Company Directly?

Key Points: In many Atlanta or 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 […]

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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 Employment is crucial because it makes it so we can pays our bills, buy food, pay for housing, pay […]

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Everything to Know About Roundabout Car Accident Claims

Key Points: Injured in a Roundabout Accident? Roundabouts are increasingly recognized by city planners, especially in Atlanta, as superior alternatives to traditional intersections with traffic lights or stop signs. Their design not only facilitates smoother traffic flow by minimizing stop-and-go traffic but also significantly lowers the risk of fatal accidents by reducing vehicle speeds and […]

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Distracted on the Drive: How to Prove a Semi-Truck Driver’s Negligence

Key Points: Distractions Are Apart of Life for Truck Drivers Our daily lives are filled with so many distractions, asking someone to pay attention only to driving seems almost impossible. For semi-truck drivers, the issue is magnified. Unlike regular drivers who spend only brief periods on the road, many truck drivers embark on lengthy journeys […]

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Texting and Driving Car Accident Legal Claims Facts and FAQS

Key Points: When other drivers on the road divert their attention to their phones, it’s as though they’re navigating through traffic with a blindfold on. Each glance down to tap or swipe transforms their vehicle into an unpredictable hazard, moving at high speeds yet guided without full attention. Imagine a car speeding at 55 mph, […]

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Everything to Know About Sideswipe Accident Legal Claims and Lawsuits

Key Points: Side-impact car accidents can happen for all sorts of reasons, from a moment of distraction to someone blatantly ignoring the rules of the road. And with Atlanta’s packed roads and highways, these crashes are sadly pretty common, leading to some serious injuries. Ever been caught in one of these side-impact collisions? Figuring out […]

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Facts and Legal Information About Pedestrian Accidents Within School Zones

Key Points: Understanding School Zones and Their Purpose A school zone is a designated area surrounding a school where specific traffic regulations are enforced. Overall, school zones are crucial for protecting children and fostering a safe learning environment. By understanding the purpose of these special areas and obeying the regulations, everyone can contribute to a […]

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How to Accurately Calculate a Car Accident Settlement

Key Points: Auto Insurance Companies Don’t Accurately Calculate Accident Expenses When you’re not at fault in a car accident, you might expect it won’t cost you anything. Yet, often, that’s not what happens. Auto insurance companies frequently face criticism for not accurately calculating accident costs, which leaves many people feeling they haven’t received enough compensation. […]

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Atlanta Rear-End Collision Claims: Your Comprehensive How-To Guide

Key Points The increasing number of distracted drivers, using cell phones and electronic devices, has made rear-end accidents in Georgia and across the country a common occurrence. Despite their reputation as minor fender benders, these accidents can lead to serious injuries. Victims filing claims against the responsible driver’s insurance often encounter resistance, as insurers prioritize […]

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Can You File a Legal Claim One Year After a Car Accident? 

Key Points:  Can I Still File a Legal Claim at the One Year Anniversary from the Accident?  Most insurance policies require claims to be filed “promptly” or “within a reasonable time” after the accident. While the exact definition varies by state and insurer, waiting a year is highly unlikely to fall under either category. This […]

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Obtaining Compensation for Rental Moving Truck Accidents

Among large cities in the United States, Metro Atlanta has one of the fastest growing populations because of the sharp increase in people moving from other regions. Because people are buying and selling homes at such a high rate, there are more moving trucks on Atlanta roads than ever before.   Many people choose to save […]

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How Compensation Works if You Were Injured by a Sleeping Truck Driver

Key Points: Injured by a sleepy, tired or exhausted tractor-trailer driver? If you have suffered in such a collision, or a loved-one has been hurt or killed, you may still be wondering what to do about it and which law firm to hire and investigate your case. The Millar Law Firm specializes in catastrophic injury […]

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How to Seek Compensation if Bitten by an Unvaccinated Dog

Key Points:  Dog bites, whether from a playful nip gone wrong or an aggressive attack by a stray, can be both frightening and medically serious, particularly if the dog is unvaccinated. Such incidents not only pose immediate physical risks but also increase the danger of transmitting diseases like rabies. This makes understanding how to navigate […]

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Determining Liability of a Trucking Company in a Truck Accident

Key Points: Following a trucking accident, it’s critical to recognize that the trucking company, not just the driver or the vehicle, frequently contributes to the cause of the incident. This can occur through inadequate driver training, neglect in the regular servicing and maintenance of the truck, or by insisting that the driver works beyond the […]

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Why Car Accident Settlements Vary for the Same Injury 

Key Points:  What is a Car Accident Settlement?  A car accident settlement is a legal agreement between the parties involved in a car accident, where the at-fault party or their insurance company agrees to pay a sum of money to the injured party (or parties) to compensate them for the damages they suffered as a […]

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How Compensation Works for DoorDash Injury Accidents 

During the recent COVID pandemic, food delivery services such as DoorDash exploded in popularity throughout the United States. Even though the pandemic has subsided, DoorDash and similar companies have continued to flourish and grow, particularly in metropolitan areas like Atlanta.   DoorDash partners with restaurants to provide food delivery to people and businesses via an ordering […]

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How to Get Car Accident Compensation from Lyft

Key Points: Thanks in part to the Hartfield-Jackson Airport; Atlanta is a bustling hub of international travel. In and around Atlanta, the rideshare industry is growing exponentially. Companies like Lyft, which uses cell-phone apps to connect passengers with drivers who offer transportation in their private vehicles, have become a valuable new player in the transportation […]

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How Car Accident Claims Work When a Business Owns the At-Fault Vehicle? 

In the bustling Metro Atlanta area, business vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, from large semi trucks to small sedans operated by Uber drivers. When the drivers of these vehicles cause accidents, injured victims may have a legal claim against them, the company they work for, or both. Receiving compensation for your car accident […]

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How Pregnant Moms Can Seek Compensation After a Car Accident

Key Points: Unborn Babies Face Increased Risks During Car Travel for Pregnant Women The unborn baby in a pregnant women’s womb has the least amount of protection in a vehicle. Cars have many safety features to protect people, but when a woman is pregnant, there are extra concerns. Even small car accidents or quick stops […]

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How Car Accident Insurance Settlements Are Divided Among Multiple Victims

Key Points: Car Accidents Are Not Simple, Especially When More Are Involved When a car accident involves just one at-fault driver and a single victim, with no injuries and evident liability, negotiating a settlement with the insurance company is typically straightforward. However, the situation becomes more complex in accidents involving three or more parties, such […]

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Why Medical Records Are Crucial to Your Car Accident Case

Key Points: Whenever anyone visits a hospital after a car accident, the medical professionals will document the visit, in what is called medical records. These records will include a thorough account of the patient’s injuries, the results of any examinations and tests performed, treatments or medications administered, and any recommendations for follow-up care. This documentation […]

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Can Umbrella Insurance Coverage Pay for a Car Accident? 

If you are involved in a serious car accident, you may suffer injuries that require a long hospital stay, surgeries, physical therapy, and more. The cost of medical care has been steadily increasing for decades, with certain healthcare costs, such as prescription drugs and hospital visits, even outpacing general inflation in the United States. As […]

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How to Prove the Other Driver Was Sleeping At the Wheel

Key Points: The highways of Georgia are busy, fast-paced places with thousands of risks. In just driving to work you may be taking your life in your hands. More to the point, you are often placing your life in the hands of others who might be under the influence of drugs, alcohol, road rage, or […]

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How to Get Expert Witnesses for Your Car Accident

Key Points: When considering witnesses of a car accident, one typically imagines individuals who directly observed the incident, such as nearby drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. Indeed, these eyewitnesses are crucial due to their firsthand accounts of the event, lending significant credibility and value to their testimonies. However, it’s important to recognize that not all witnesses […]

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How Police Reports May Help With Your Car Accident Injury Claim

Key Points: Police Reports from Car Accidents are a Big Deal Police reports are used in car accident legal claims to help accident victims achieve more compensation in a settlement payout. Without a police report, it can make obtaining more compensation challenging. The best way to get a police report for a car accident is […]

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Understanding Pain after a Car Accident 

Key Points:  How Pain is Defined and Understood  Pain is a complex sensation caused by the activation of specific nerve fibers in the body. It’s a subjective experience, meaning it varies in intensity and perception from person to person.  Pain can be classified into two main types:  Pain is a Very Common Symptom Following a […]

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A Post-Accident Guide to Understanding the Insurance Policies Involved 

Auto Insurance Basics  What you need to know about auto insurance can seem daunting. There are so many different coverages available that it can all be very confusing. Here are the basic coverages you should understand before buying an auto insurance policy.  Liability Coverage  Accident liability is when someone is legally responsible for paying for […]

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The Importance of Accident Reconstruction in Fatal Car Crash Cases 

Key Points: What is Accident Reconstruction?  Accident reconstruction is a scientific process used to analyze the factors and events leading up to, during, and following a car accident. In other words, accident reconstruction is used to determine how and why an accident happened. To make this determination, accident reconstruction experts collect and analyze physical evidence […]

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What Happens If an Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith?

Key Points: Traditionally, insurance companies hold a distinct status under the law due to the essence of their business—offering the promise of financial protection. When you buy coverage from an insurer, the company commits to covering your damages according to the policy terms in the event of an accident. Should you be liable for injuries […]

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How to Report Car Accidents and What to Do If They Aren’t Reported

Key Points: At-fault Drivers Might Try to Stop You From Calling Police or Insurance At-fault drivers might try to avoid consequences by asking you not to call the police or file an insurance claim. This old trick could prevent you from getting compensation, especially if you’re injured. They may promise to pay for damages privately. […]

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Understanding OSHA’s Impact on Work Injury Legal Claims 

Given that over two million work-related injuries occur every year in the United States, initiatives and regulations have been implemented in nearly all industries to make job sites safer. The federal agency responsible for protecting workers is called the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and OSHA workplace standards cover almost all private-sector employers and […]

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Can You Sue Uber for an Accident as a Passenger?

Uber accidents introduce complex legal scenarios by adding more parties to the usual two-car collision. Ordinarily, an average car accident involves two vehicles, each with its own driver and corresponding insurance company. However, in an Uber accident, even if only two vehicles are involved, a major corporation—Uber—is also a party, along with the passenger. The […]

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How Car Accident Lawyers Use Photos to Win Settlements

Key Points: Photo Evidence Helps Strengthen Car Accident Claims After a car accident, an insurance company – or if your case goes to trial, a jury must consider different people’s stories to recall a traumatic event. These recollections often dissolve into “he said – she said” situations. Sometimes, human memories can be flawed, but photographs can […]

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What Exactly to Photograph After a Car Accident

Key Points: Acting swiftly and decisively in the moments following a car accident is crucial. Quick thinking and prompt action can significantly influence the outcome of your settlement, potentially leading to a fair compensation that adequately addresses your injuries, as opposed to a minimal offer. One of the most critical steps, if you’re physically capable […]

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Can Stitches Resulting from a Car Accident be Compensated? 

Key Points:  Why are Stitches Necessary after a Car Accident?  Stitches are often necessary after a car accident, especially if the accident caused a laceration (deep cut) or puncture wound. Lacerations and puncture wounds can be caused by broken glass, metal, or other debris from the accident. They can also be caused by contact with […]

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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: What It Is Considered Road Rage? Road […]

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Understanding UIM Coverage in Georgia Car Accident Claims 

If you are injured in a car accident, having insurance coverage for your medical bills and other costs is crucial to your emotional and financial recovery. Unfortunately, about one in eight drivers on the road in the United States do not carry liability insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute.   In Georgia, it is estimated […]

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What is MedPay Coverage and How Does it Work?

Key Points: What is Med Pay Insurance? MedPay insurance, also known as medical payments coverage is an optional add-on to auto insurance policies available in most states. It helps pay for medical expenses related to vehicular accidents, regardless of who is at fault. Who is Covered by a Med Pay Policy? MedPay can cover expenses […]

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Understanding Car Accident Settlements in Georgia: A Comprehensive Guide

Starting the Settlement Journey: The Initial Steps After a Car Accident What Exactly is a Car Accident Settlement? A car accident settlement is a legal agreement reached between the parties involved in a car accident, often facilitated by their respective insurance companies or a car accident lawyer. Rather than going through a lengthy and potentially […]

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How to Get Compensation for a Totaled Vehicle After a Bad Accident

Key Points: What Does it Mean for a Vehicle to be Totaled? A vehicle is considered “totaled” when the cost of repairs exceeds a certain percentage of the vehicle’s actual cash value (ACV). This percentage can vary depending on insurance companies and local regulations. If an insurance company determines that a vehicle is totaled after […]

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The Impact of Yard Signs on Dog Bite Legal Claims in Atlanta

When a dog owner’s negligence causes someone to be attacked, the victim may have a legal claim for compensation for their dog bite injuries. Some dog owners post signs in their yards to warn others about their animals and to discourage people from entering their property. Many of these dog owners think that posting yard […]

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Medical Professionals who Treat Car Accident Victims 

It is important to note that the specific medical professionals who will work on a car accident victim will depend on the severity and type of injuries the victim sustained. For example, a victim with a minor head injury may only need to see an emergency room doctor, while a victim with a severe spinal […]

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How Does Insurance Subrogation Work for Car Accidents

Key Points: What is Insurance Subrogation? Car accidents can lead to hefty medical bills. Usually, when you end up in the hospital after an accident, the first thing they’ll ask for is your health insurance information to cover the costs. But think about it: if another person or their insurance should be covering those costs […]

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Understanding Shoulder or Rotator Cuff Injuries From Car Accidents

Car Accidents Exert Immense Force on the Shoulders In a car accident, the shoulders are subjected to a myriad of forces that can result in significant injuries. When a vehicle suddenly stops or collides with another object, the body continues to move forward due to inertia, often pushing the shoulders against the restraint systems, like […]

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Understanding Knee Injuries from Car Accidents

Suffering a knee injury is tough. Beyond the pain, there are medical bills and questions about what comes next. This guide sheds light on the damage a car accident can do to ones knee. Get informed and tackle your case with confidence. Key Points: The Vulnerability of Knees in Car Accidents Car accidents often result […]

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Spinal Cord Injuries That Can Be Caused by a Car Accident

Key Points: Car accidents frequently inflict trauma on the spinal cord. As attorneys that focus on car accidents, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to deepen our understanding of the spine. Even with safeguards like seat belts and airbags, the spinal cord often bears the brunt of a collision’s force and displacement. This vital structure is […]

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Using Medical Imaging Tests as Valid Evidence for Car Accident Claims

Key Points: What is Medical Imaging? Medical imaging tools are essential for diagnosing and managing a wide range of medical conditions. They allow doctors to see inside the body without having to perform surgery, and they can help to guide treatment and monitor progress. Even though medical imaging tests can be expensive, having the evidence […]

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How Accident Victims Can Seek Compensation for Amusement Park Injuries

Key Points: In the Atlanta region, attractions and amusement parks abound. From Six Flags Over Georgia and Skyview Atlanta to Fun Spot America, Zoo Atlanta, and the Atlanta Aquarium, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a thrill-seeker or looking for a family outing. However, while indulging in these attractions, it’s crucial to remember that accidents […]

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Hip Injury Car Accident Settlement Values and Facts

Key Points: Common Car Accidents That Risk Hip Injuries Despite the protection offered by seat belts, cushioned seats, and side airbags, your hips remain vulnerable in car accidents. The intense force during such incidents can put every part of the body at risk. Notably, the hips are positioned in a region that could be directly […]

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

Key Points: With the warmth that we experience in Georgia, pools are popular and common in our communities. While most pool outings go smoothly, the blend of deep water and slick surfaces can sometimes spell danger for unprepared guests. Pools, despite their allure, can be a hotspot for injuries, ranging from minor scrapes to tragic […]

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How to Obtain Your Georgia Car Accident Police Report in 2024

Key Points: When you are involved in a serious car accident, treating your injuries is only the beginning of your recovery process. The next step will be to locate the necessary documentation to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages in an insurance claim. To start, you will want to get a copy of the police […]

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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: Understanding Whiplash: A Quick Overview Whiplash is a neck injury resulting from a forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, resembling the cracking […]

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Whiplash Injuries from Car Accidents

Key Points: What is Whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to the muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper back that occurs when the head and neck are suddenly and forcefully jerked back and forth or side to side. This rapid movement causes the cervical spine (the neck region) to experience acceleration and deceleration forces, […]

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Can You Seek Compensation for Minor Impact Car Accidents in Georgia?

Key Points: Fortunately, the amount of damage to your vehicle is not the only thing that affects whether the at fault driver or his or her insurance company may owe damages. In some minor-impact cases, especially rear-end collisions, the car that hit you from behind often has more damage to its front bumper or hood […]

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Damages that can be Calculated into a Dog Bite Settlement in Atlanta 

Imagine enduring the harrowing ordeal of a dog bite in Atlanta, experiencing not only the physical wounds but also the emotional scars and financial strain that linger long after the incident. The journey to recovery can be arduous and costly. Fortunately, Georgia’s tort law (O.C.G.A. § 51-2-7) offers a beacon of hope, allowing victims to […]

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How Legal Claims Work When an Intoxicated Driver Passes Away in the Accident 

While many car accidents cause serious injuries, accidents involving an intoxicated driver are more likely to be severe or even fatal. In fact, drunk driving accidents result in more than 10,000 deaths every year in the United States and account for one third of all traffic-related fatalities.   There are several reasons why driving under the […]

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How Punitive Damages for a DUI Accident Can be Over 250K in 2024

Punitive damages serve a unique purpose in DUI accident claims. While compensatory damages (also known as economic damages) aim to cover the tangible losses and pain an injured person has suffered, such as medical bills, punitive damages are designed to penalize particularly egregious or reckless behavior. These are not just awarded for simple mistakes but […]

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How Marijuana (DWI) Affects Car Accident Claims in Georgia

Accidents Are Increasing Because of Marijuana Usage The legalization of marijuana in many states has led to an increase in the number of accidents involving drivers who are under the influence of the drug. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that crash rates spiked in states that legalized recreational marijuana use. […]

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How to Recover the Compensation You Deserve for Dog Bite Scars

How to Recover the Compensation You Deserve for Dog Bite Scars

If you’ve been attacked by a dog, then you know the pain and suffering the resulting injuries can cause. But even after the pain begins to fade, the scars from dog bites can be life-long reminders of the trauma you faced, leading to emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Following a dog attack, scarring […]

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Understanding DWI Car Accidents Involving Over-The-Counter Drugs

Driving under the influence (DUI) is typically associated with alcohol or illegal drugs, but what many people may not realize is that certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications can also impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. When taken in excess or in combination with other substances, OTC drugs may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, […]

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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. These calls can help strengthen a legal […]

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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: Immediate Steps to Take at the Scene of a DUI Accident: Actions to Take if You Suspect the Other Driver is Intoxicated (At the Accident Scene): Actions to Take Beyond […]

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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: For Accident Victims Employed by a Business, Organization or Corporation Can You Recover […]

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

Key Points: Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) in Car Accidents If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, it’s essential to be aware of the potential for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). These injuries can result from various mechanisms during a vehicular collision. Here’s a breakdown of the primary causes: Safety […]

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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 Georgia landlords are often 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: If you aren’t immediately taken to the hospital by ambulance after an accident due to visible or severe injuries, you might question the need for a doctor’s visit. While it can be tempting to delay or skip a medical checkup, this decision could harm you in the long run. Moreover, without a doctor’s […]

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Georgia Auto Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist (UIM) Insurance Rules

Key Points: Georgia’s UIM, or Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance, Laws and Requirements The OCGA, or Official Code of Georgia Annotated, is the codified law of the state of Georgia. Section 33-7-11 of the OCGA deals with uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage is designed to protect motorists who are injured in accidents caused by uninsured drivers. […]

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How to Get the Compensation You Deserve After Being Injured by an Unlicensed Truck Driver in Georgia

Key Points:  Proper licensing for commercial truck drivers can help prevent truck accidents, as licensing requirements help ensure truck drivers have been trained to safely operate their vehicles. In Georgia, regulations and laws require commercial truck drivers to possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and meet specific training requirements to operate their vehicles. These licensing […]

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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: When a motor vehicle accident happens in the busy Atlanta region, there’s a good chance other drivers, pedestrians, […]

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Why Hiring a Lawyer Might Benefit You Even When You’re Not at Fault

If you’ve been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you might assume that navigating the claims process will be straightforward and result in a fair settlement from the other driver’s insurance company. However, it’s important to recognize that insurance companies have their own interests at heart and may seek to deny or […]

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What Happens If the At-Fault Driver is Killed in a Georgia Car Accident?

Key Points: When you are involved in a serious car accident in Georgia, the driver responsible for causing the crash can be held liable for the costs, even if that at-fault driver did not survive the collision. Whether it’s medical costs, lost wages, or past and future pain and suffering, you can hold the (deceased) […]

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What Types of Injuries Can Dog Bites Cause?

Key Points: For many households, dogs are a significant and cherished part of the family. But, the unfortunate fact is that even beloved family pets can bite. Injuries from dog bites and attacks may include both major injuries and complications such as bacterial infections and scars or disfigurement. Other incidents can be as minor as […]

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Traffic Citations and Their Role in Georgia Car Accident Injury Cases

Key Points: Can Traffic Ticket Outcomes Impact the Verdict in Atlanta Car Accident Injury Cases? The issuance of a traffic ticket at a car accident scene is not only an enforcement measure but also helps establish a preliminary understanding of the events leading up to the collision. While it is important to note that traffic […]

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

Key Points: You Should Never Delay Calling a Lawyer Starting a legal claim and talking to a personal injury lawyer are two separate things. There’s a best time for a lawyer to file the claim, which is usually when all the costs are known, and the total price of the accident is clear. This helps […]

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How Evidence of Aggressive Driving May Increase the Settlement Value of A Georgia Car Accident Case or Claim

Key Points: What Is Aggressive Driving in Georgia? Aggressive driving often means moving traffic violations that puts other motorists, pedestrians or property at risk. In Georgia, aggressive driving is treated as a serious traffic offense because it often leads to severe accidents, injuries, or even fatalities. Examples of aggressive driving include: Interesting Facts About Aggressive […]

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

Insurance companies usually raise the prices, or premiums, after a car accident because they see the driver as riskier. The main goal of an insurance company is to handle risks and make sure they can pay for any claims that might happen. When a driver has an accident, it could mean they’re more likely to […]

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How a Physiatrist Can Help Car Accident Victims

Key Points: What Does a Physiatrist Do? Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians are also known as physiatrists. These specialists treat a wide variety of medical conditions as well as trauma-related injuries involving the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.  Physiatrists, unlike physical therapists, are actual medical doctors who have completed medical […]

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Why Atlanta’s Busiest Highways See More Car Crashes

Key Points: Atlanta is a city that is known for its bustling highways, with interstates like I-285, I-75, and I-85 serving as major transportation arteries for the region. However, with heavy traffic volume and congestion comes an increased risk of car accidents. In fact, Atlanta consistently ranks among the most dangerous cities in the country […]

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Can Medicaid Help Me Pay Medical Bills After a Georgia Car Accident?

If you’re injured in a car accident, the cost of medical care can be a tremendous burden on you and your family. When another driver is to blame for the accident, you may have an injury claim against their auto insurance company. However, even if someone else is ultimately held responsible, settling a claim can […]

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

Key Points: Atlanta’s metro has drivers coming and passing through from all over the nation. Unfortunately, these drivers are not immune from getting into car accidents.  Where to Start: Focusing on the Out-of-State Driver’s Insurance Policy If injured by an out-of-state driver on the road in Georgia, one of the first things to investigate is […]

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How Homeowners Insurance May Cover a Personal Injury Claim

Key Points: Homeowners’ Insurance May Cover Accidental Injuries Both at and Away-From a Residential Property Many people think of homeowners insurance existing just to provide coverage for damage, such as a fire, or incidents such as a home burglary. But, homeowners insurance may also cover the personal assets of a homeowner or their family who, […]

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Can You Receive Compensation for a Trampoline Injury in Georgia?

Can You Receive Compensation for a Trampoline Injury in Georgia?

KEY POINTS: 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 […]

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Important Facts About Pitbull Dog Bites

Key Points: When the American Pitbull Terrier came to this country, it became an all-around working dog, cattle herder, hunting partner, and family protector. In the early 1900s, Pitbulls were even called “nanny dogs” because of their loyal and gentle nature toward humans, and especially children.  But sadly, as time passed, bad owners began to exploit […]

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Lower Extremity Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Key Points: According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publication, the most common area of the body injured in motorcycle crashes are the lower extremities. These injuries may include the bones or connective tissues of the feet, ankles, and knees, as well as the muscles or soft tissues of the upper and lower portions of […]

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How Long it Takes to Get Compensated After a Car Accident

Key Points: As bills pile up in your mailbox, your financial reserves are dwindling. You’ve already drained your checking account and even started tapping into your credit card. The costs of the accident are mounting, and the stress is undeniable. You might now be receiving subrogation letters from your health insurance company or facing relentless […]

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The Average Settlement for Dog Bite Cases in Atlanta

Key Points: How Much Is Your Dog Bite Case Worth? The value of a dog bite case can vary depending on the severity of the injuries. Small cases with minor injuries may be worth up to $50,000. More serious cases with permanent injuries may be worth $100,000 or more. In Georgia, cases involving children, facial […]

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How Neurologists Can Help Auto Accident Victims

Key Points: What Does a Neurologist Do and Focus On? A neurologist is a doctor who specializes in treating injuries or other conditions related to the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. This means they are often called upon to treat victims following vehicular accidents, sports injuries, or other cases where a blow […]

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Should You See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

Key Points: 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 […]

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How Car Accidents Can Result in Heart Attacks

Key Points: The tissue of the heart, known as the myocardium, is made of highly specialized cells that keep the heart beating and oxygenated blood flowing throughout the body. Any disruption or injury to this system can trigger a heart attack. Because of the severe impact car accidents have on the body, ruptures or tears […]

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

At an accident scene, drivers often tell the truth. Once the consequences of the accident start to become known to the at-fault driver – they might work up a lie to protect them from declared at-fault. Having the evidence in place to prove the accident will not allow for them to get away with the […]

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How Car Accident Victims Might Benefit From Visiting a Brain Injury Clinic

Key Points: What Is a Brain Injury Clinic? Brain injury clinics are multi-disciplinary facilities where the treatment of many forms of traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities – both temporary and permanent – can be diagnosed and treated. Brain injuries are often caused by automobile accidents but can also result from sports and playground injuries […]

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How Accident Claims Work Against Independent Truck Drivers

Not All Independent Truck Drivers Are Owner-Operators All independent truck drivers work as contractors, which means they are not legally employed by any one carrier and must set up contracts to deliver goods. Using independent truckers instead of employees can help carriers reduce the costs associated with maintaining a large fleet of trucks, and being […]

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Understanding Why the DOT Matters for Truck Accidents

Key Points: The DOT operates through multiple offices and authorities, including one branch specifically formed in January 2000 to govern trucking businesses—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The primary mission of the FMCSA is to create and enforce safety requirements, ensure compliance, and maintain records for all truckers and carriers operating in the country. […]

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How Orthopedic Doctors Can Help Car Accident Victims

Key Points: What Does an Orthopedic Specialist Do? Orthopedists are doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are essential to our movements. While orthopedic doctors are often referred to as “sports doctors,” their expertise goes far beyond the treatment of impact injuries suffered by athletes. In […]

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Understanding Truck Accident Claims Against CloudTruck Drivers

Key Points: Most freight movement in the United States is conducted by truckers, with a growing market worth $791.7 billion in 2019. Of the 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S., one in nine are independent and a majority are owner operators. Unlike trucking company employees, independent truck drivers can choose their own loads, control […]

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How to Receive Compensation for Medivac Services After an Accident

Key Points: What Is an Air Ambulance? An air ambulance, sometimes called a medivac, life-flight, or angel-flight, is an aircraft specially equipped and staffed to transport sick or severely injured patients to hospitals where critical care can be provided. Because these aircrafts do not have to rely on highway routes and can fly directly over […]

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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 

Atlanta 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: What Is an Urgent Care Facility? An urgent care facility acts as an intermediate step between your primary care provider and the emergency room. These clinics are often used if someone has a minor illness or injury that cannot be postponed or wait for a doctor’s appointment. As the name implies, these facilities […]

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Did a Stalled Car Cause Your Car Accident?

Key Points: For many people, living in the Metro Atlanta area means long daily commutes across busy interstates and roadways. Frequent driving in heavy traffic can not only wear you down but also take a major toll on your vehicle. For example, you use your brakes more often during rush hour and may have to […]

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How to Recover Compensation for a Construction Zone Car Accident in Georgia

As most drivers can see on a daily basis, there are always many construction zones along Georgia’s busy interstates and roadways. While these construction projects help improve and maintain our roads, they can also present significant challenges for drivers, such as unfamiliar signage, reduced speed limits, detours, lane pattern changes, frequent stops, and less space […]

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Child Bicycle Accident Legal Guide

Key Points: Children Are Prone to Serious Injuries in Neighborhoods on Bikes One of the joys of living in a residential neighborhood in Atlanta is seeing children outside playing and riding bicycles each day. But unfortunately, there are hazards that can cause tragic accidents, as children and vehicles share the same roads. For instance, speed […]

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Atlanta’s Night-Time Bicycle Accident Lighting Legal Guide

Key Points: Bicycle Accidents in Georgia Often Happen at Night Each day, more Georgians turn to bicycles as their primary means of transportation. Because bikes are more environmentally friendly and inexpensive to operate, people are now riding them to and from work and school on a daily basis. As a result, bike accidents have increased […]

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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 Atlanta Is Becoming a Popular Place to Ride Motor Scooters Throughout Atlanta, electric scooters, also known as e-scooters or dockless scooters, are now available for locals and visitors to use for transportation through rent-sharing programs. These companies operate similarly to relay bikes and other ride-sharing programs. Users begin by downloading a smartphone app […]

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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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How to Obtain Video Evidence for a Car Accident

Key Points: How Video Evidence May Help You Win a Larger Settlement After an accident, human eyewitnesses can be wonderful advantages to help paint the picture of what occurred and who was at fault. But unfortunately, people’s memories quickly fade. Video evidence, on the other hand, remains clear and difficult to refute. Because most video […]

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Atlanta Uber/Lyft Rideshare Accident Attorneys 

Key Points: Home to the world’s busiest international airport, Metro Atlanta has seen the number of rideshare vehicles—mostly Uber and Lyft— on its highways and roads multiply dramatically in recent years. Because of this trend, more and more passengers are riding in commercial vehicles and have no personal relationship to the person driving them, which […]

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Can You Recover More Than the Auto Insurance Policy Limits?

When another person’s negligence causes you or a loved one to be hurt in a car accident, you may have a legal claim to recover compensation. Under Georgia law, a victim is entitled to compensation for the total cost of the accident, which includes all economic and noneconomic losses.  Generally, the first step in recovering […]

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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: Truck Accident Negligence Can Take Place in the Loading Stages It is estimated that a severe or fatal accident involving a truck happens approximately every 15 minutes. The brutal delivery schedules and long hours drivers must meet certainly contribute to the epidemic of commercial trucking accidents. However, sometimes the culprit in truck accidents […]

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The 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Bite

Key Points: Some Dog Breeds Are Known to Bite More Often Than Others Usually, when dogs bite, it is because they have been frightened, threatened, or are guarding something they consider their territory, such as their food dish, yard, family members, or a favorite toy. However, some dogs have been specifically bred and trained over […]

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

Key Points Today, Americans are choosing small dogs as companions more often than larger breeds. In fact, according to the American Kennel Club, most dogs registered in the U.S. are small breeds.  This may be because small dogs are less expensive to feed and may not require a large yard in which to run. Why […]

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

Key Points:  Being Negligent and Causing an Accident Can Reduce Compensation  Just as car and truck drivers must follow the laws of the road, bicyclists must, as well. If a bicyclist is found to have caused an accident, they may be held liable. Not only can they be fined and held financially responsible for damage […]

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Laws Every Motorcyclist in Georgia Should Know

Key Points: Georgia Has a Set of Laws Specifically for Motorcycles Just like cars and truck drivers must abide by the rule of the road, motorcyclists must do the same. However, because motorcycles come with additional risks and driving capabilities, Georgia has specific requirements and laws that all riders must follow. Breaking a Motorcycle Law […]

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Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Key Points: Garbage Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Life-altering Injuries Garbage and recycling trucks are huge, heavy pieces of machinery, which are difficult to maneuver in tight spaces. The old adage applies as these huge trucks lurch from house to house on narrow streets – they operate like bulls in our “China shop” neighborhoods. While […]

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Why Trucking Companies Often Conduct Their Own Accident Investigations

Key Points: Compared to car accidents, commercial semi truck crashes often involve complicated factors and require extensive investigations to determine who or what was to blame. For the trucking company, when a large, expensive vehicle transporting goods worth thousands of dollars is potentially liable for severe damage to other cars and people, the stakes are […]

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Dog Bite Legal Claims?

Key Points: When you buy a home, you purchase an insurance policy to protect your property—the structure of the house as well as the belongings you keep there. While homeowners insurance is typically used to pay for property damage related to your home, most policies provide personal liability coverage as well. Personal liability coverage pays […]

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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: How to Prove Jaw and […]

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Why You Should See a Doctor After a Car Accident

Key Points: When you’re involved in a car accident, seeking immediate medical attention can save your life. If you experience severe pain and other symptoms right away, you may realize you need medical help at the accident scene. However, if your symptoms seem minor or nonexistent in the immediate aftermath, you may believe that a […]

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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: If you are reading this you may have been struck by falling merchandise […]

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How to Get Compensated for an Eye Injury

Key Points: Eye Injuries Can and Do Happen Because of Negligence The ability to see clearly is something we may take for granted. Sadly, we often don’t appreciate our eyes until something compromises our vision. If an eye injury occurs as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be […]

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

Key Points: A collision with a semi truck, or tractor-trailer truck, can result in extensive damage to vehicles as well as severe injuries to drivers and passengers. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, the truck’s “black box” can be crucial in proving your liability claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. Just […]

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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 Duties Georgia Motorists Have Toward Bicycle Riders Drivers of cars and trucks often fail to […]

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What Types of Accidents Can Result in Premises Liability Claims?

Key Points: Common Accidents That Result in Premises Liability Cases Slip-and-Falls The most frequent premises liability claims in Georgia are slip-and-fall accidents. These accidents are typically caused by hazardous walkways due to poor lighting, uneven walking surfaces, trip hazards, spills, and other safety issues. Slip-and-falls frequently occur in retail stores, public venues, and private residences. […]

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How Car Accidents Can Cause Damage to Cervical Discs

Key Points: Try as they might, automobile manufacturers can do little to protect the neck and head from car accident-related trauma, even with modern-day car safety features. When a collision occurs, the unrestrained head and neck whip back and forth – coining the term whiplash. However, whiplash is only one of the serious neck injuries […]

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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 the State of Georgia an at-fault driver who hits and injures you while driving recklessly or dangerously may owe far more in damages […]

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How Muscle and Ligament Damage May Be Caused by Dog Bites

Key Points: Although dogs are often playful and loving companions, dog bites are a common occurrence. When a dog attacks, its bite can injure the victim’s soft tissues and bones badly enough to make daily tasks a challenge. If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, then the dog’s owner may be responsible for your […]

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How to Obtain Compensation for a Labral Tear After an Accident

Key Points: Understanding the Labrum and Its Purpose The labrum is a cup-shaped rim of cartilage that lines and reinforces the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder. There are also labra located at each hip that serve the same purpose — to secure the ball joint in the socket. Imagine a cup and saucer — the […]

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Are Drunk Drivers Always at Fault in Georgia Car Accidents?

Key Points: Approximately 10,000 Americans are killed each year by drunk drivers and many more suffer personal injuries. Because of this, the State of Georgia has strict laws and penalties aimed at reducing DUI accidents and punishing intoxicated drivers who cause automobile crashes. This Georgia legal guide may help you better understand your rights and […]

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How a Truck Insurance Policy Compensates Accident Victims

Key Points: Georgia Law Requires Commercial Trucks to be Insured The state of Georgia requires every vehicle that uses the roadways to be covered by liability insurance. This law (Ga. Code § 33-34-4), commonly called the Motor Vehicle Safety and Responsibility Act, includes commercial vehicles, like trucks, buses, and vans. Because commercial trucks are typically […]

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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 Overview of Georgia’s Dog Bite Laws Much […]

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Why Air Brakes May Be Responsible for Semi-Truck Accidents

Key Points Stopping an 80,000-Pound Commercial Truck When we think of brakes, we think of the fairly standard technology found on most passenger vehicles. The brakes in most cars use brake fluid to move components and apply brake pressure to stop the vehicle. However, the brake systems required to stop an 80,000-pound commercial semi-truck operate […]

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

Key Points: When you purchase auto coverage from an insurance company, that company makes a promise to protect you under the terms of the policy. In other words, your relationship with the insurance carrier is based on trust—if you get into an accident, it will pay your damages. If you injure someone else in an […]

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

Key Points: Police Reports Can Impact Georgia Car Accident Legal Claims When trying to obtain compensation after a car accident, any evidence that explains how and why the accident took place can help with your case. An accident report from a police agency can be extremely valuable when making a legal claim because it acts […]

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How to Preserve Crucial Evidence After a Car Accident

Key Points: If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you’ll need to seek compensation for your injuries by filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Most insurance claims are settled through negotiations with the carrier—in rare situations, the victim must file a civil lawsuit to get full compensation. No matter how your […]

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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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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: Who is responsible for paying when an accident is caused by a teenager or young adult, still living at home and is driving […]

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

Key Points: If you are involved in an accident that was clearly not your fault and your car is damaged, not knowing how long you will be without your car and worrying about rental charges can add even more stress. Fortunately, there options to get your rental car bills covered by an insurance company This […]

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What Issues Can Delay a Car Accident Settlement

Key Points: When you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you may be concerned about how long it will take to recover settlement compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In Georgia, and in most other states, the majority of car accident claims can be settled without the victim having to file a lawsuit. However, […]

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

Key Points: Bedsores, also called pressure wounds, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are the result of trauma to the skin from staying in one position for too long. These wounds are often seen on elderly individuals with limited mobility or who are confined to a bed or wheelchair. When there is constant pressure on any […]

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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: Here are some important things you should know about receiving and paying for physical therapy […]

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

Key Points: The Atlanta area’s congested and busy roads too commonly result in car accidents that lead to injuries and property damage. While passengers are rarely the cause of a car accident, they often face devastating results due to their impact. Drivers are usually covered by their car insurance policies, but what happens when a […]

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

Key Points: Atlanta’s fast-moving and busy highways sometimes lead to accidents that involve multiple vehicles. When several cars are involved in an accident, it can mean a tangled and dangerous situation on the road for anyone involved. A multi-car pileup can also add to the confusion about what legal options are available to those who […]

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Why Staffing Issues May Lead to Nursing Home Abuse

Key Points:   At the core of many nursing home abuse cases are the staff members who are supposed to care for our elderly loved ones. Whether due to intentional abuse by those not suited to the job or the fact that there are simply not enough staff members for the number of residents in […]

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How Nursing Home Abuse Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Case

Key Points: When we place our aging loved ones in nursing facilities, we expect that with the proper attention and care, that their quality of life will be better and their lives extended. Unfortunately, the growing instances of nursing home abuse and neglect prove the opposite is often true. In fact, according to the World […]

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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: Dog attacks are a widespread occurrence in Georgia and often result in life-changing physical and emotional trauma for victims. The devastating effects of dog bites can include a variety of financial costs, such as medical expenses and lost wages, and nonfinancial costs, such as pain and suffering and diminished quality of life. Recovering […]

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

Key Points: As most people age, their ability to quickly process information weakens, response time slows, and senses like vision and hearing start to decline. Unfortunately, because driving requires split-second decision-making, this lag in judgment and physical capabilities means accidents with senior citizens are more likely to occur. According to the Georgia Department of Driver […]

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

Key Points: Because of their size and trusting nature, children are often the victims of serious dog bites and attacks. In fact, according to the CDC (Center for Disease and Control), dog bites are a more significant health problem for children than measles, mumps, and whooping cough combined. They are also more common than injuries […]

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Essential Information to Gather Following a Dog Bite or Attack in Atlanta

Key Points: If you, your child, or another family member has been attacked and injured by someone else’s dog, it’s crucial to know the next steps. First and foremost, seek medical attention to address any injuries sustained in the attack—this ensures your safety and starts the documentation process needed later. After ensuring medical care, the […]

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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: As Georgia has become one of the fastest-growing states in the US, increasingly congested roadways and auto accidents have become a daily reality for its […]

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When Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

Key Points: In Georgia, it is not always necessary to hire an attorney for your car accident claim. Our rule of thumb is that if your case involves only damage to your car or you were only treated at the emergency room for minor injuries, you may not need an attorney. In these instances, it’s possible […]

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

Key Points Communicating with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident After a car accident, effective communication is crucial. Knowing what to say (and what not to say) to an insurance agent can greatly impact the settlement amount you receive. Unfortunately, this skill isn’t something you learn in school. Both your insurance company and the other […]

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Seeking Medical and Legal Assistance Following a Dog Bite: Why It Matters

Key Points: Every day in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, people are bitten by dogs. These injuries range from minor puncture wounds that can be treated at home to severe maulings that require hospitalization, extensive medical treatment, and multiple surgeries to repair the damage. Since even small dog bites can lead to infections, it’s important […]

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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: Car accidents often cause blunt force trauma injuries. This trauma commonly happens when the impact of the collision throws the victim violently against the steering wheel, the dashboard, or even the seatbelt – all of which can cause rib cage injuries. The rib cage is a crucial part of the body that surrounds […]

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How Trucking Companies Work to Preserve Finances After a Truck Accident

Key Points: Most trucking companies have a team of lawyers on standby who will work to protect the company and their employees in and against any accident litigations. Any amount a trucking company must pay out is a loss to the company’s profits; therefore, their goal is to limit the liability for the trucking company […]

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How Failure-to-Yield Car Accidents Settlements Are Handled

Key Points In Atlanta, many car accidents occur at intersections or are caused by improper turns. This guide is designed to help you understand how “failure to yield the right of way” cases involving injuries are successfully handled in Georgia, providing insights into whether you should tackle the case on your own or consider hiring […]

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How Evidence Can Strengthen Georgia Motorcycle Accident Cases

Key Points: Evidence Most Often Utilized in Motorcycle Crash Cases After a motorcycle accident, you may find that the at-fault driver or their insurance company is reluctant or unwilling to accept blame. They may even try to pass the responsibility on to you. While it can be frustrating to deal with, among the other hardships […]

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Common Places and Injuries for Slip and Fall Accidents

Key Points: What Typically Causes a Slip and Fall Accident? Slips and falls happen when hazards, ranging from spills on a slick floor to uneven surfaces due to crumbling concrete, are allowed to remain where the public is likely to encounter them. It is the responsibility of a property’s owner or manager to mitigate hazards […]

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Building a Strong Case for Your Atlanta Dog Bite Claim Against a Homeowner

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 Atlanta dog bite case. Key Points: Under Georgia’s Responsible Dog Ownership Act, a dog’s owner may be held liable for damages if their pet attacks another person or animal—even […]

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Understanding Slip and Fall Legal Claims in Restaurant Settings

Key Points: Restaurants are often busy places where spills and hazards from dropped food or drinks are common, occurring at tables, along walkways, near bathrooms, and in the kitchen. When the staff and management don’t quickly check and clean up these dangerous spots, slip and fall accidents are likely to happen. Luckily, most restaurants have […]

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Can an Elderly Person Be Compensated for a Slip and Fall Accident?

Do Trip and Falls Happen Among the Elderly Because of Age? The risk of falling increases as a person ages, according to a Colorado State University study on “Preventing Falls in the Elderly.” The increased risk is significant. In fact, as the National Floor Safety Institute reports, the rate of falls increases with each decade […]

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How to Demonstrate That Improper Lighting Caused a Trip and Fall Accident

Key Points: Georgia Businesses Have a Duty to Exercise Ordinary Care to Keep the Premises Safe for the Invited Public Business owners and occupiers have a level of responsibility to keep their premises and approaches safe for the invited public (known as a “business invitee“), known as a duty of care or duty to exercise […]

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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: If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be wondering if you have a case that may help you collect reimbursement for medical or related bills. While many slip and fall accidents are perusable through legal means, certain aspects must be present for your claim to be legitimate. Perhaps […]

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How to Win Your Dog Bite Claim by Proving Owner Negligence

Key Points: Being bitten by a dog does not automatically guarantee compensation. To receive dog bite compensation, you must prove that the dog owner was negligent in handling their dog, and that this negligence directly resulted in the bite. Proving negligence requires gathering evidence, which can be a demanding task. Without evidence, you have no […]

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