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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Suing a Government Agency for Accident Injuries

When you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you naturally to want to hold the person at fault accountable for your monetary damages. This may include suing a private company and in some cases a government agency. A negligent driver may have been working for the state or a county or municipality at the time […]

New Georgia Law Changes the Rules for Settlement Demands in Auto Accident Cases

Georgia has a longstanding policy of encouraging early settlement of automobile accident cases. Both drivers and insurance companies generally benefit from pre-trial settlements. Injured people can get compensation more quickly and avoid the unpredictability of a judge or jury deciding the case. Insurance companies save on costs and counsel fees otherwise spent on investigations and […]

Five Major Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia

Motorcyclists enjoy the sense of freedom they get from riding down a highway, but this enjoyment comes at a potentially heavy price. The accident rate for motorcycles is high both nationally and in Georgia. Even careful riders risk severe injury due to their lack of protection and the danger of operating these small vehicles in […]

How Is Fault Determined After a Car Accident?

The process of determining who is at fault in a car crash sounds deceptively straightforward. It should be a matter of simply identifying the careless driver whose actions caused injuries and property damage. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to tell which party’s carelessness led to an auto accident. To further complicate matters, there are […]

How Do You Prove Negligence in a Premises Liability Case?

Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises, and they can be held liable for harm sustained by visitors who are lawfully on their property. However, premises liability is not absolute. It depends on proving that the owner or manager was negligent and that the negligence caused the accident that led […]

Your Legal Options After an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

A car crash can be a traumatic, stressful event under any circumstances. When you are involved in a collision with an uninsured driver, however, the situation becomes even more complex. An estimated 13 percent of drivers on American roads are uninsured. That means if you get into a collision, there is a one-in-eight chance that […]

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?

The death of a loved one resulting from negligent or criminal conduct creates emotional trauma for surviving family members, often accompanied by severe financial loss. While there is no way to fully compensate for such a tragedy, there is a legal remedy, known as a wrongful death claim, which allows recovery of damages on behalf […]

How Do You Prove the Driver Who Hit You Was Texting?

Texting while driving is such a well-recognized problem that 48 states, including Georgia, have banned it. And for good reason: the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says five seconds is the average time a person’s eyes are off the road while texting. At 55 miles per hour, that’s enough time to cover a football field. […]

Recovering Damages Under Georgia’s Modified Comparative Negligence System

Many personal injury claims stem from accidents or other incidents where the injured party is also partially responsible.  Georgia uses a system called modified comparative negligence to factor the plaintiff’s fault into determining awards of damages. An injured person can recover monetary damages as long as he or she was no more than 49 percent […]

Can a Distraction on a Property Be the Basis for a Slip-and-Fall Claim?

Slip and falls happen every day in all kinds of locations, from restaurants to big box stores to parking lots. An entire area of law, called premises liability, has developed to address accidents resulting from various hazards on property. In Georgia, that area of law includes the distraction doctrine, which covers situations where the injured […]