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First Steps After Personal Injury Impact Claim and Compensation

The first steps after personal injury are often critical to the outcome of your claim and defense as well as impacting your compensation award. While the most common type of personal injury claims and resulting lawsuits in the United States involve automobile accidents, the other most commonly seen personal injury lawsuits include slip-and-fall accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, and dog bites. First Steps After Personal Injury Since the first steps after a personal injury are so important, utilizing a check list may affect the strength of your case, your reimbursement and compensation awarded, and help to protect […]

Common Types of Personal Injury Bring Compensation

Personal injury law allows for compensation to an injured party when someone else has been negligent or who’s intentional act has caused the harm. While every situation and case is different, there are several common types of personal injury claims that can lead to compensation through the courts and legal system. A personal injury attorney is skilled in the evaluation and legal representation of your specific circumstances. Common Types of Personal Injury Claims The most common personal injury claim arises from automobile collisions, however these types of cases also include, product defect accidents, medical and dental accidents, slip and fall, […]

Unsafe Sidewalks Common Cause of Injury

Sidewalks are so common in towns, neighborhoods, walking trails, and around most public or private business locations that we often pay them little mind. A crack, chipped or missing piece of concrete, or sudden change in height between one section of sidewalk and another can cause a trip and fall. Unsafe sidewalks have become a leading cause of serious bodily harm and injury. Unsafe Sidewalks Cause Injury A National survey that studied pedestrian injuries reported that 24% of pedestrian injuries were due to a trip and fall on uneven or cracked sidewalks. The International Property Maintenance Code states that all […]

Product Defects Liability Injuries Top 30-Million Yearly

Product Liability claims commonly arise from a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect. More than 30-Million product liability injuries and deaths occur every year making these product defects a serious concern across the United States. Product Defects Result in Liability Cases There are three types of product defects that can cause personal injury and result in a product liability law suit.  The three types of product defects are design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. Most product defects hold the manufacturer or seller responsible for any harm caused by the defect. Consumers do not expect to purchase a defective or dangerous […]

School Bus Stop Accidents On The Rise Killing Children

Across the nation more school bus stop accidents are being reported that cause serious injury and death to young children on their way to or from school. The greatest risk to your child is not in riding a bus, but in approaching or leaving their school bus on any given day. School Bus Stop Accidents Rising Over 24-million children take a bus to school each day. Across the country more than 13-million times a year a driver will illegally pass a stopped school bus. The Georgia DOT urges drivers throughout the school year to put back to school safety first […]

Personal Injury Time Limits Impact Claim Awards

Personal injury time limits in Georgia will impact your ability to file a claim or receive compensation for injuries received. If you try to file a claim after the time limit the court can refuse to hear your case and you will lose your right to receive any awards that may have been made. Retaining a Georgia attorney experienced in personal injury law will protect your rights and ensure compliance. Personal Injury Time Limits in Georgia In Georgia, a time limit, also called a “statute of limitations,” applies to all personal injury related cases filed within the Georgia civil court […]

Personal Injury Claim Impacted by First Steps Taken

Almost 50 million Americans are injured every year according to The National Safety Council. The most common type of personal injury lawsuit and the majority of civil litigation in the U.S. involve injuries sustained in automobile accidents. Some of the other most commonly seen personal injury claims include slip and fall accidents, defective products, dog bites, medical malpractice, and construction accidents. Personal Injury First Steps The first steps taken following a personal injury can have a significant impact on your claim or lawsuit. Following a check list may affect the strength of your case, your reimbursement and compensation awarded, and […]

Amusement Park Vacation Injuries Common

Amusement park vacation fun is a common destination for day trips during longer summer travel plans. Georgia provides a large variety of amusement and theme parks all over the state as well as many within driving distance of Atlanta. Personal injuries are reported daily, some which only require minor treatment, however serious injuries happen every year where park management becomes liable and responsible for long term care and treatment compensation. Amusement Park Ride Safety The State of Georgia has a set of rules and regulations in place that requires all entertainment centers, theme and amusement park owners to have accident […]

Trucking Accidents Often Driver or Equipment Fault

Trucking accidents often cause serious personal injury due to the size and weight of these vehicles. Georgia Highway Safety reports show that these trucking accidents are often due to driver issues or equipment failures. Truck accident cases are often very complex involving more than just the driver and trucking company requiring the expert legal direction of a truck accident lawyer. Trucking Accident Laws Complex Truck accident cases are often complex as the responsible party may involve an out-of-state company, sub-contracted or independent truck drivers, improperly recorded trucking logs, state truck inspection issues, as well as discovering the factors that led […]

Slip and Fall Injuries Bring Jury Awards

Slip and Fall injuries can happen anywhere to anyone, however, as is very often the case, the cause was due to unsafe conditions, poor property care and maintenance, inadequate lighting or floor hazard signs found in public and private businesses across the State of Georgia. Over 1-million slip and fall injuries are reported in emergency room visits every year. Slip and Fall Hazards There are any endless number of reasons for a slip and fall accident to occur. Typical causes include frayed or uneven floor mats, insufficient lighting to adequately see floor hazards, wet or slippery floors, snow or ice […]