Key Points: If you have immigrated to the United States you may already know that you have the right to bring a personal injury claim or file a lawsuit. But are you worried that the Judge and Jury are going to treat you unfairly because you are a new immigrant? Or, maybe you are here […]
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Georgia’s Personal Injury Laws Explained: What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury?
Key Points: Defining “Statute of Limitations” A statute of limitations is a crucial time frame within which individuals must file their legal claims. This legal time limit is enforced in all states, including Georgia. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury, it’s essential to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Failing […]
How Homeowners Insurance May Cover an Atlanta, Georgia 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, […]
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 […]
Georgia’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Can You Get Personal Injury Compensation Because a Chair Collapsed?
Key Points: Chairs Are Trusted to Do What Chairs Do Most of us see a chair, bench, or other seating as an open invitation to sit. We tend to trust the chairs we encounter – particularly those in public locations where they are placed to make people more comfortable. When we take a seat, it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why You May Be Eligible for Compensation After an Eye Injury Accident
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 […]
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 […]
What Types of Accidents Can Result in Premises Liability Claims?
Key Points: What Is Premise Liability? Premises liability relates to personal injury cases where someone was injured due to unsafe conditions on a private or business owner’s property. To win a premises liability case in Georgia, you must prove the property owner or occupier was negligent, or failed to use reasonable care, in keeping the approaches and […]
How to Seek Compensation for a Construction or Work Site Injury
Key Points: If you’re in the construction industry, part of your job may require using heavy machinery, climbing to great heights, working with electrical lines, or many other hazardous situations. While these tasks may be part of your regular and expected duties, these risky requirements often lead to accidents and resulting injuries. In an […]
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 […]
How Georgia Laws Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse
Key Points: When people are in their later years, they should not be subject to abuse from the very people who are supposed to care for them. The state of Georgia takes nursing home abuse seriously and has passed specific laws against misconduct. Nursing homes and caretakers must abide by these laws and should always […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
How Juries Determine Pain and Suffering 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 […]
How Long It Takes To Get Paid After A Personal Injury Settlement in Georgia
Key Points: One of the most frustrating things you can experience is waiting for the insurance company to send the settlement check after you have agreed to accept a settlement offer. If you are reading this article, you probably want to know how long an insurance company has to send the settlement check and what […]
What Is a Catastrophic Injury, and How can Victims Seek Compensation?
Key Points What Is a Catastrophic Injury? If you or someone you know has had an accident so brutal that it changes life entirely, you may feel as if nothing will ever be “right” again. When an accident permanently alters your body by removing an arm or leg or leaves you paralyzed, it can make […]
Who is Held Responsible for Elevator and Escalator Accidents?
Key Points: There are thousands of escalators and elevators throughout Atlanta. They are found in apartments, office buildings, shopping malls, airports and grocery stores. Most people ride on these escalators or elevators frequently. In the vast majority of cases, they do so without incident or injury. Unfortunately, however, sometimes people can get hurt. If you […]
What is a Personal Injury Lawyer, and What Do They Do?
Key Points: What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer? Personal injury attorneys help clients who have been injured by another person or entity. These lawyers work to obtain financial compensation for the injuries their clients have sustained. Even though money can’t take away the pain a person suffered from an injury—whether physical or mental—it can help […]
How Accident Victims Can Seek Compensation for Amusement Park Injuries
Key Points: In the Atlanta area, there is no shortage of attractions and amusement parks. From Six Flags Over Georgia, Skyview Atlanta, and Fun Spot America to Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Aquarium, our area has just about everything for thrill-seekers and family outings alike. While you’re enjoying these parks or others like them, be […]
How to Seek Compensation for a Public and Private Swimming Pool Injury
Key Points: On a beautiful day in Georgia, there’s nothing quite like swimming in a pool or lying nearby in the warm sun. While most pool days are enjoyed without a hitch, the combination of deep water and slippery cement can sometimes be a recipe for disaster for unsuspecting visitors. Unfortunately, pools can be dangerous […]