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Amusement Park Summertime Accidents Common

Summertime fun and good times can often be ruined by an injury or accident at a local Georgia amusement park or entertainment center. In Georgia there is a set of rules and regulations for Amusement Ride Safety that requires any theme park that operates a ride to have accident insurance coverage for liability or injuries that happen in that park. Park owners have a responsibility to make the park and the rides safe for public use. Common Georgia Amusement Parks The State of Georgia has numerous theme and water parks across the state, many around and within driving distance of […]

Simple Assault Charges Need Legal Representation

In Georgia, the simple assault code represents the most basic category of an assault charge. In this state, the charge of simple assault involves an attempt to use violence against another, making threats of violence where the other person fears they will be harmed. A simple assault is a misdemeanor under Georgia law and can result in one year of jail time, and/or fines and community service. Assault Charges on the Rise Nationwide rates of violent crimes have increased. According to the Justice Department’s National Crime Victimization Survey it was found that the increase was due to an increase in assaults, […]

Top Reasons to Call a Criminal or Personal Injury Lawyer

Many people go through life without ever having the need to consult with or hire an attorney. There are numerous legal matters that do not require the services of a lawyer; however, even the smallest infraction can often lead to bigger legal issues, fines, or even jail. And personal injury cases can impact your future health and financial security. While everyone’s legal situation is different it may be wise to consult with an attorney to avoid any future problems. Good legal representation can prevent situations that you may not foresee at the time. When you Need to Call an Attorney […]

How Many Georgia Driving Laws Are You Breaking?

Even when you think you are obeying all the driving laws in the State of Georgia you may actually be breaking one if not more laws. List of Little Known Georgia Driving Laws Not being aware of a specific law does not let you “off the hook” for a ticket or points on your driving record. Many drivers are unaware of the following laws until they are pulled over and given a ticket. Going the speed limit – In Georgia there is a “Slowpoke Law” that requires a driver in the left lane to move over if a faster car is […]

Misdemeanors and Felony Differences

Many crimes may be classified as either misdemeanors or a felony depending on the level of severity. The crime committed may fall into several different categories which may raise the seriousness, penalty and fine from a misdemeanor to a felony. The severity of a crime may also be viewed differently by the court system on how much potential jail time someone may face. Legal Help Can Reduce Penalties When it comes to criminal charges, retaining a qualified attorney can help ensure you have the best defense for either a misdemeanor or felony charge. Both types of crimes can result in […]

Slip and Fall Injury Claims Compensated

In Georgia a slip and fall resulting in an injury is a common everyday occurrence. The National Floor Safety Institute, or NFSI, reports that over 25,000 slip and fall accidents happen every day in the U.S. In Georgia the most common premises liability claim is for a slip or trip with a fall that causes injury and the need for medical treatment. Slip and Fall Premises Liability Claims A premises liability claim is related to a personal injury incurred while on business or private property. An injury from a slip and fall or trip and fall with injury may happen […]

Construction Accident Law Suit for Full Compensation

Construction workers are surrounded by potential hazards every day. Construction accidents are among the most common reported injuries on the job and often include severe life threatening injuries and death. Being the victim of a work site accident typically creates a hardship for the person and their family, causes an extended time where they are unable to work, and often the injured worker needs weeks and months of medical treatment and care. Construction Accidents Happen Anywhere Injury reports around Atlanta and Georgia demonstrate the wide variety of construction accidents that can occur during the normal course of a work day. […]

Georgia DUI Penalties Severely Impact Your Life

Georgia’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws are strict and can have a significant impact on your life with fines, suspension of your driver’s license, community service and even jail time. Even a first DUI offense can lead to many future complicated legal consequences. DUI convictions remain on your driving record for the rest of your life which may affect future employment or increase your vehicle insurance rates. Retaining an experienced DUI attorney right away is a smart choice when facing the many penalties you may be charged with. Georgia DUI Alcohol Limits The DUI blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentages […]

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Negligent Drivers

While many drivers place the blame on the motorcyclist when a crash happens, the majority of motorcycle accidents in Georgia are the result of negligent car, truck or SUV drivers. A motorcycle is a smaller vehicle and a driver may easily miss seeing the motorcycle if they do not look over their shoulder when switching lanes or making a turn. Negligent drivers generally cause the cyclist severe injuries that are often life-altering and deserving of compensation. Common Reasons for Driver Negligence According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA), in 2015 almost 5,000 people died and 88,000 more motorcyclists were […]

Car Event Data Recorders & Black Boxes

What do car event data recorders have in common with “black boxes”? We all remember hearing about airplane crashes and how important it is to investigators to recover “the black box.” The infamous “black box” really isn’t black in color, but it does record many vital pieces of information that help investigators determine what may have caused the crash. Basically, “black boxes” are event data recorders, and almost all of the new cars being manufactured today have some kind of event data recorder. Car Event Data Recorders in Mid 1970s General Motors introduced the first basic event data recorder in […]