What happens when a government vehicle crashes into your car?

One question that comes to mind is whether the government or local municipality is immune from legal actions when they were the ones who caused the wreck. What is immunity?  An immunity is a defense that applies to an entire class of persons on their relationship with the prospective injured party (plaintiff). More specifically, this […]

What should you do after a car crash?

Your first instinct after being involved in a car wreck may be that moving your car to the side or shoulder of the road may result in loss of evidence. Should the police officer assigned to investigate the scene not see how the car wreck has happened? Unfortunately, your instincts are very wrong. Take Pictures!  […]

Can I be sued for libel for something I said on social media?

Defamation cases involve two main types: libel and slander. Libel is a written defamation and slander is a verbal defamation of one’s character. When the defamatory statement is made online or through social media that involves the written (or “posted”) word, and would be considered libel. Keep in mind a defamatory statement is not simply […]

Should I take photos of my car after an accident?

Yes! A picture can tell a thousand words. Any photos showing damages to your car can be a precious tool in negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. These photos can also be invaluable to tell your story to the jury if your case goes to trial.  You may be able to use pictures of […]

How long will it take to get my settlement?

The resolution of your case is one of the first thoughts that come to mind after settling your injury case. However, the answer depends on several factors and can vary widely depending on the defendant’s insurance company. Some of the variables involved in the length of your settlement include: ~Terms of the defendant’s insurance policy […]

What happens in an accident where the driver did not carry insurance?

Every time you ride, you’re taking a risk. This is true no matter how safe and experienced you are. You’re at the mercy of other motorists, some of whom are inattentive, careless and completely oblivious to your presence. To make matters worse, many of them are driving without insurance. State laws require everybody to carry […]

How do I recover for lost income from my injury if i’m self-employed?

The short answer is documentation! In a personal injury case, the injured party can recover some or all of the following types of compensations: loss of income resulting from time off work; any out-of-pocket expenses. Payments may also include impacts on future earning capacity due to the injury and time away from work for ongoing […]

Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim?

Georgia residents who receive injuries may find themselves in litigation. Specifically, insurance companies will often offer a settlement to resolve your matter. Notably, some components that contribute to such an offer are the length and expenses of your case. Therefore, You should only accept a settlement if:  you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, […]

What Happens if I Was Hurt Before My Accident?

Having a pre-existing injury does not preclude you from recovering for damages in a subsequent personal injury claim. The general rule in Georgia accident cases is that previous injuries do not affect your right to recover compensation. More specifically, you may still be entitled to recover damages for your re-injury or aggravation of an earlier […]

What are the advantages to settling a personal injury claim?

The majority of personal injury lawsuits settle out of court because settlement is almost always faster and much less expensive than going to trial.  Settling an injury lawsuit out of court can provide a number of advantages over litigating a case through to the end. Some advantages to settling your Georgia personal injury claim: 1. […]