Can you render aid to the people who are hurt and not worry about your own liability?
Good Samaritan Law According to a so-called “Good Samaritan” law, if anyone renders emergency aid in good faith at the scene of an accident or emergency to a victim, without charging for that care, cannot be liable for any civil damages. This law applies to any person who has a license to practice medicine or […]
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 […]
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 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 do I Prove “Pain and Suffering” After an Accident?
“Pain and suffering” is a legal term that refers to the wide range of injuries that someone may suffer as the result of an accident. While there is the obvious pain from physical injuries, an accident victim may also suffer from less visible emotional distress like persistent fear, anxiety or depression, inconvenience, and even loss […]
What is a Letter of Protection?
Sometimes an accident victim does not have health insurance, and while they may have PIP or medical payment coverage for medical bills, those benefits may not be sufficient to cover all medical expenses following a serious accident. In addition, auto insurance companies will not reimburse medical expenses as they are incurred, but instead wait until […]
Can I Recover Damages from a Dog Bite Injury?
If you are injured by a dog bite, it is important to seek medical attention and get the proper care for your injuries as soon as possible. Be sure to thoroughly document all medical treatment and expenses associated with your injuries. Next you should try to gather all the relevant information you can, including the […]
Do I really need to see the doctor after my motorcycle accident?
Yes, definitely! Even if you feel totally fine, it is very unusual to walk away from a motorcycle accident completely unhurt. While you may not have any major visible injuries, you could have an internal injury that may take days or even weeks to become known. You may not feel immediate effects or symptoms from […]
Can I file a personal injury lawsuit for my injured family member or loved one?
There are some limited circumstances under which you may file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your family member or loved one who has suffered a serious injury. These include the following situations: ~ Child: the injured person is a child and you are his parent or legal guardian; ~ Death: you may be […]
What are premises liability cases?
A premises liability claim arises when there is an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property that results in personal injury. To prevail in a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the owner of the property was negligent with respect to ownership or maintenance of the premises. Generally, negligence means that the […]