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Child Bicycle Accident Legal Guide

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

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Georgia’s Night-Time Bicycle Accident Lighting Legal Guide

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

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

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

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Everything to Know About Atlanta Scooter Accidents

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

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Can You Get Personal Injury Compensation Because a Chair Collapsed?

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

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How Georgia Bicyclists Are Financially Covered When Injured in an Accident

How Georgia Bicyclists Are Financially Covered When Injured in an Accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Bicycle Accident Victims Can Seek Compensation for Their Injuries

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

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What Types of Accidents Can Result in Premises Liability Claims?

What Types of Accidents Can Result in Premises Liability Claims?

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

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How to Seek Compensation for a Construction or Work Site Injury

How to Seek Compensation for a Construction or Work Site Injury

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

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

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

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How Georgia Laws Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

How Georgia Laws Protect Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

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

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Why Staffing Issues May Lead to Nursing Home Abuse

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

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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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Burn Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia

Burn Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia

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

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How Juries Determine Pain and Suffering Compensation?

How Juries Determine Pain and Suffering Compensation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Who is Held Responsible for Elevator and Escalator Accidents?

Who is Held Responsible for Elevator and Escalator Accidents?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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