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Negligent Security Liability Claim Your Legal Option

There are two types of premises liability claims that can be filed against a property owner for injuries that happen on their property or land. Negligent security liability, one of the two types, is a claim against a property owner for harm caused through the reckless or intentional criminal conduct of another person. This claim places a duty on the land or business owner to protect them from the criminal acts of others that cause injury that may occur due to lack of sufficient security, lighting, or warnings for example. Common Locations for Claims Claims for negligent security are typically […]

Back to School Safety is Everyone’s Business

Every fall when school starts back up drivers are faced with more traffic, more delays due to a stopped and loading school bus, and an increased need of attention due to children walking or riding their bike to school. The Georgia DOT urges drivers every fall and throughout the school year to put back to school safety first when around school zones, when children are on or near the roadway, and when a school bus is loading or unloading students. School Related Vehicle Accidents Accident research data has shown that more children are hit by a car near a school […]

Dog Bite Liability Law After an Attack

The State of Georgia imposes strict liability law statutes regarding any dog bite. While the law covers injury to a person, certain criteria need to be met in order for the dog owner to become liable for any injuries their dog causes. Dog Bite Criteria In Georgia, dog bite liability needs to meet three criteria in order for the State statutes to impose liability on the dog owner. The three criteria are: The dog must first be considered vicious or dangerous; within city limits this can be demonstrated as easily as showing the animal was required to be leashed per […]

Georgia Parking Tickets Can Lead to Big Fines

The State of Georgia has numerous violations for which you could receive parking tickets. The fines for a parking ticket may vary depending on the area, or jurisdiction, where you received your ticket and fine. Each jurisdiction in Georgia has its own local ordinances, but the parking laws listed below apply to all jurisdictions in the state. Disputing Parking Tickets in Georgia Disputes for parking tickets must be made within 14 days from the date of the ticket. A copy of the ticket must accompany the dispute form. Specific information regarding the ticket number must be included. It may take up to 60 […]

Shoplifting in Georgia Serious Offense

Atlanta, Georgia ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities for the crime of shoplifting. Shoplifting is serious business and a serious offense. Nationwide there are over half a million shoplifting incidents daily, which account for over 35 million dollars of merchandise stolen every day. The most common items stolen are groceries, cosmetics, electronics, and clothing. Georgia Laws on Shoplifting In Georgia shoplifting is a serious crime. Shoplifting, under Georgia law, is a person who commits the offense of theft by shoplifting either alone or with another person with the intent of taking merchandise for their own use without paying for […]

Store Assembly Mistakes Cause Injury

Many people today do not have the time, skill, or tools needed to assemble items like a bicycle, BBQ grill, lawn mower, or other larger outdoor equipment. When a product is not put together correctly by store assembly personnel, an everyday item can become dangerous and lead to severe injuries. Personal Injury Claims Related to Store Assembly Bicycles roll out of Walmart, Target, sporting goods stores and bicycle shops all over the country every day. It has been found that those assembling the bikes are often not specially trained with the unhappy result of a poor store assembly job, which […]

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 […]