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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 […]

Car Safety Factor – What is Critical for Safety?

The car safety factor has become an important part of car design. Every year the automotive industry adds new safety technologies to its newest car designs. Many of the safety technologies that have been developed in recent years, such as front air bags, are now standard in vehicles. Some of the newest safety technologies are available for an extra cost in the newest of vehicles. When shopping for a newer vehicle people usually consider gas mileage, whether they like the look of a particular vehicle, if it will meet the needs of their family, and what car safety features their […]

Roundabout & Intersection Accidents in Georgia

The Federal Highway Administration has identified that intersection accidents account for about 1/4 of all fatal accidents and 1/2 of serious injuries. Car accidents at intersections are often high speed impact and T-bone (90 degree) accidents, which cause the serious injuries and fatalities. An answer to this problem appears to be the roundabout. The Georgia Department Of Transportation has been working to make Georgia’s highways safer through a combination of different technologies and also by installing the roundabout at certain intersections. There were only about 100 roundabouts in our entire nation 16 years ago. The GDOT’s data shows that there are […]

Pokemon Game Distracted Driving Accidents

An interactive Pokemon game for smartphones has inspired many to take to the streets on foot and in cars in search of catching imaginary Pokemon creatures. Since this app was released on July 6, 2016 many people have been enjoying playing this interactive game. The application is free to download and takes the world of gaming on a console out of your home and into the real world. Car, Pedestrian Accidents & Muggings Befall Pokemon Game Players In California two Pokemon game players fell off a cliff while playing Pokemon.They were not paying attention to where they were walking. Some players […]

School Bus Accident in Tennessee Deadly

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday this year on November 21, 2016 we were all shocked to learn of a deadly school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At this time the investigation into the accident is ongoing but it is believed that the bus driver was speeding on a winding neighborhood road. The school bus hit a pole, overturned and wrapped around a tree as it came to rest on its side. Many of the children were trapped for over 2 hours as rescuers worked to free them. According to Fox News the accident killed 6 people, 5 of them children. […]