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Understanding Hip Injury Compensation for Car Accidents

Our Atlanta personal injury law firm handles serious hip injury cases. This Georgia legal article explains your rights to damages and compensation. Key Points: Hip injury cases can be proven by the forces of impact and medical expert testimony. Common Car Accidents That Risk Hip Injuries Despite the protection offered by seat belts, cushioned seats, […]

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How to Obtain Your Georgia Car Accident Police Report

How to Obtain Your Georgia Car Accident Police Report

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

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, resulting in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Traffic Citations and Their Role in Georgia Car Accident Injury Cases

In Georgia, how a traffic ticket was handled after a car accident can help win your personal injury case. Learn more in this legal guide by The Millar Law Firm. Key Points: Can Traffic Ticket Outcomes Impact the Verdict in Georgia Car Accident Injury Cases? The issuance of a traffic ticket at a car accident […]

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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 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 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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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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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: 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

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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How to Detect a Concussion After a Car Accident

Key Points: If you’ve been in an accident, it is imperative that you see a doctor as soon as possible. Although you may feel and look unscathed, there could be damage that’s not apparent immediately. In fact, many brain injuries can take hours or even days to appear. While not all brain trauma events are […]

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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: 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 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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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 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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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?

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?

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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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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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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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?

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 After you’ve been hurt in a car accident, good communication is critical. Knowing how to talk to an insurance company agent — what to say and what not to say — can have a huge impact on the settlement amount an insurance company will offer as compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, understanding how […]

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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 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: Definitely DO THESE THINGS The aftermath of a car accident can be so chaotic and stressful that people may act in ways that they normally wouldn’t. There are some things you definitely want to do after a car accident and several costly mistakes you can avoid in order to ensure the best outcome. […]

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Can You File a Car Accident Claim on Behalf of Your Child in Georgia?

Key Points: Despite safety laws and recommendations aimed at protecting children in car accidents, motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death and injury for children. According to the CDC, more than 91,000 children age 12 and under were injured and 608 died in motor vehicle accidents in 2019. Under Georgia law, children 8 […]

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How Much Should I Expect From a Georgia Car Accident Settlement

Key Points You have recently been hurt in a car accident in Georgia. Maybe you were injured in or near Atlanta, or your crash was somewhere in North or South Georgia. One of the first questions that people want answered after a serious car or truck wreck is how much a car accident claim settlement […]

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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 There are around 400,000 car wrecks on Georgia’s roads each year. Many of these accidents result in insurance claims to compensate victims for their damages and injuries. Unfortunately, auto […]

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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 When a Georgia or Atlanta-area car accident has left you unable to work, you may be able to be […]

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How Accident Lawyers Can Help With Your Roundabout Injury Case

Key Points: Despite the safety improvements Roundabouts provide, dangerous accidents still occur.  And, because Roundabouts are still relatively new, there is still confusion about how these intersections work and who is responsible in the event of an accident.  Don’t let the insurance company dodge responsibility if you have been hit by a negligent driver in […]

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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 […]

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What You Should Know about Side-Impact Accident Legal Claims

Key Points: There are all kinds of situations that can result in a side-impact car accident, whether caused by simple carelessness or a deliberate traffic violation. With Atlanta’s many congested roadways and interstates, these types of collisions are a daily occurrence and often produce catastrophic injuries. If you are involved in a side-impact accident, establishing […]

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How Settlements Are Calculated in Georgia Car Accident Injury Cases

Key Points: When negotiating with an insurance company for a settlement agreement, understanding how the case should be calculated can help you identify if the insurance company is negotiating in good faith. Insurance companies often use accident victims’ inexperience against them during negotiations, making them believe that they are being properly compensated when they actually […]

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

Key Points The sheer number of drivers on the roads and the fact that drivers are more distracted than ever by cell phones and other electronic devices means rear-end accidents in Georgia and nationwide are, unfortunately, inevitable. While rear-end accidents are usually thought of as simple fender benders, these accidents can sometimes cause serious injuries. […]

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How Car Accident Insurance Settlements Are Divided Among Multiple Victims

When a Georgia or Atlanta area car accident involves only one at-fault driver and one victim, negotiating a settlement with the insurance company can be fairly straightforward. However, some types of collisions involve more than one driver or more than one injury victim.  This can mean that the amount of insurance available to cover the […]

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

Key Points: 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 tell the precise story of the accident […]

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Why Medical Records Are Crucial to Your Car Accident Case

Key Points: Clients sometimes wonder why at the Millar Law Firm we put such great emphasis on getting a complete and accurate copy of your medical records as quickly as possible following an accident. When you’ve been injured in an accident, your legal team needs to thoroughly understand your medical history. Why?We know through our […]

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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

Key Points: Insurance companies and car accident lawyers rely on crash reports to help make early decisions about fault and damage when evaluating injury cases. This Georgia legal guide can be a resource if you need to make an insurance claim after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. If you are involved in a car […]

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What Happens If an Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith?

Key Points: Traditionally, insurance companies have a unique status under the law based on the nature of their business—selling the promise of protection. When you purchase coverage from an insurance carrier, that company promises to pay your damages under the terms of the policy should you have an accident. If you’re liable for someone else’s […]

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Here Are 8 Crucial Photos to Take After a Car Accident

Key Points: In the seconds following a car accident, being able to act quickly is essential. Thinking on your feet and taking action can be the difference between a fair  settlement offer that fully covers the extent of your injuries, and one that barely scratches the surface. One of the most important things that you […]

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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 Road rage is aggressive, […]

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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: Georgia personal injury case settlement values in concussion cases vary widely, […]

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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: What Is Comparative Negligence? When it comes to car accidents, it’s not always one driver who is totally to blame. Sometimes, multiple drivers may have been partially negligent and contributed to the accident. In these instances, Georgia law uses comparative negligence to determine each driver’s percentage of fault.  If an accident victim’s actions contributed to […]

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What Is Insurance Subrogation and How Does it Work?

Key Points: After being in a car accident, you may have bills and expenses related to the accident and your medical care. In some cases, your auto or medical insurance providers may pay for related expenses, such as medical bills, car repairs, or property damage related to your accident. But because the at-fault party (or […]

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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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How Settlement Values Are Calculated For Knee Injury Cases After a Car Accident

As you know, knee injuries can be painful, costly, and life-changing. This injury case guide will help you understand how knee injuries are reviewed and valued by insurance companies and Georgia car accident injury lawyers. Key Points: Determining Settlement Values in Georgia Car Accident Knee Injury Cases Knee injuries resulting from car accidents constitute a […]

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Spinal Cord Injuries That Can Be Caused by a Car Accident

Key Points: When two automobiles collide, the abrupt impact can exert an immense force on the driver’s back and neck. Consequently, numerous individuals involved in car accidents often exhibit symptoms indicative of a spinal cord injury. If you have experienced a car accident, it is imperative to remain vigilant for any signs of discomfort in […]

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