CAN I STILL RECOVER FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IF I WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET?
Your decision to ride without a helmet could impact your ability to successfully pursue a personal injury claim in a motorcycle accident injury. Under Georgia’s motorcycle laws, all riders (meaning both drivers and passengers) must wear a helmet at all times. Of course, your decision not to wear a helmet will not prevent you from […]
5 THINGS TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED
Five things you should do if you are a victim of any type of assault (sexual or otherwise): Contact the police to initiate an investigation. Thus, this will ensure the incident is properly documented in a timely manner; Get medical care for your physical and mental injuries; Meet with an attorney. In fact, an experienced […]
HOW CAN YOU MINIMIZE YOUR INJURIES IF INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
One of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident is commonly known as ‘whiplash’. Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck snaps back and forth resulting in neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. This often occurs when your vehicle is hit from behind such as in a rear-end collision. One way to reduce your risk […]
CAN I SUE A BUSINESS FOR MY INJURY EVEN IF I SIGNED A WAIVER?
Many businesses such as fitness centers, kids’ activity and play companies, and other privately owned recreational centers require those who participate to sign a liability waiver. These types of waivers are very common between businesses and the general public who wants to partake in activities offered on their premises. Often times, these waivers are poorly […]
SHOULD I HAVE MORE THAN THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CAR INSURANCE COVERAGE?
Yes. You should not only protect your personal assets if you cause an accident, but due to the vast number of uninsured and underinsured motorists on the Georgia roads, you need coverage to protect yourself if they cause the accident. Keep in mind that your car insurance covers both scenarios. First, if you cause an […]
What is a birth injury?
When parents welcome a new child into the world and face the scary situation of their newborn suffering from a deprivation of oxygen during the birthing process, many questions arise as to how this happened and what long term consequences will occur. Birth injury cases have a lot of different fact patterns, but the most […]
Are personal injury settlements subject to income tax?
With tax season in full swing, you may be wondering how your personal injury settlement impacts your tax liability. Whether you must include the settlement proceeds in your income depends on all the facts and circumstances in your case. The portion of the settlement attributed to the physical injury/sickness you do not need to include […]
What is a personal injury settlement calculator?
If you type in ‘personal injury settlement’ into the search engine, you get a suggested topic of adding ‘calculator’ to the end. This leads many people to sites where they are told they can estimate the value of their personal injury claim by entering in some information and then using a “multiplier” to determine the […]
How are personal injury lawyers paid?
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis which means the fee is contingent upon the outcome of the case. The lawyer will be paid from the money you receive in a judgment or settlement. Many other types of lawyers like divorce or criminal attorneys charge hourly and flat fees and typically require upfront […]
How do you determine fault in a multi-car accident?
Before we can determine who is at fault, let’s take a look at a slightly different question. What Is Fault? Fault falls on the driver who was either reckless or negligent. Reckless driving is defined as the willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others or the operation of the vehicle. Negligence can often […]