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How Weather Can Impact a Car Accident Settlement 

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

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Should You Visit Your Primary Care Physician After an Accident?

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

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

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

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Did a Stalled Car Cause Your Car Accident?

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

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How Legal Claims Work for Construction Zone Car Accidents

How Legal Claims Work for Construction Zone Car Accidents

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

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How to Detect a Concussion After a Car Accident

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

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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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5 Ways to Obtain Video Evidence After a Car Accident

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

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Atlanta Uber/Lyft Rideshare Accident Attorneys 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why You Should See a Doctor After a Car Accident

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

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How Car Accidents Can Cause Damage to Cervical Discs

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

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How to Obtain Compensation for a Labral Tear After an Accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Preserve Crucial Evidence After a Car Accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What Issues Can Delay a Car Accident Settlement

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

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How Physical Therapy Expenses Are Paid in Car Accident Settlements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

When Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

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

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

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

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Common Rib Injuries After A Car Accidents

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

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How Failure-to-Yield Car Accidents Settlements Are Handled

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

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

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

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How Much Should I Expect From a Georgia Car Accident Settlement

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

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What to Know About Georgia’s Auto Insurance Coverage Requirements

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

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

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

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How Accident Lawyers Can Help With Your Roundabout Injury Case

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

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

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

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What You Should Know about Side-Impact Accident Legal Claims

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

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How Settlements Are Calculated in Georgia Car Accident Injury Cases

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

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

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

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How Car Accident Insurance Settlements Are Divided Among Multiple Victims

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

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

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

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Why Medical Records Are Crucial to Your Car Accident Case

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

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

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

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How Expert Witnesses Can Help You Win Your Accident Case

How Expert Witnesses Can Help You Win Your Accident Case

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

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

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

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

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What Happens If an Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith?

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

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Here Are 8 Crucial Photos to Take After a Car Accident

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

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

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

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How Much Is a Concussion Settlement Worth?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

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

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

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

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What Is Insurance Subrogation and How Does it Work?

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

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

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

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Spinal Cord Injuries That Can Be Caused by a Car Accident

Spinal Cord Injuries That Can Be Caused by a Car Accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Should You See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

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

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

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

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What to Know If You Suffered Whiplash From a Car Accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Atlanta’s Busiest Roads and How To Avoid Them

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

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