Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

Car Totaled But Not at Fault? Here’s What To Do

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Although all drivers have a responsibility to use reasonable caution behind the wheel, Georgia auto accidents occur when one least expects. Not only do these collisions put you at risk of severe injury or death, they can put motorists at financial and legal jeopardy too. It’s a smart idea for all drivers to recognize their… Read More

5 Common Causes of Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims

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Catastrophic personal injury claims are those wherein the claimant has suffered major, severe injuries often requiring extended hospitalization, aggressive medical intervention and life-altering disabilities that may permanently prevent someone from working or enjoying life as they once did. Far from minor cuts and scrapes, catastrophic injury typically involves conditions like: Severe burns; Traumatic brain injuries;… Read More

When to Consult an Attorney for Slip-and-Fall Negligence

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Slip-and-fall accidents are those that occur when someone encounters a walking surface that isn’t safe due to the presence of a slippery substance. This could be rainwater tracked in from the entrance, soft drinks spilled near a self-serve station, a recently-mopped nursing home hallway or a patch of black ice on parking lot walkway. The… Read More

The Myth About Frivolous Lawsuits

The Wall Street Journal reports that 87% of voters agree that “there are too many lawsuits filed in America.” But what kind of lawsuits are most individuals talking about? In most situations involving frivolous lawsuits, individuals are referring to civil cases, not criminal cases like assault, personal injury, or wrongful death. Civil cases are intended… Read More

I Was Bitten by a Dog. What Should I Do?

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Dog bites are an all-too-common cause of injury in Georgia, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reporting more than 4.7 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs annually. More than 800,000 dog bites require medical attention and 400,000 necessitate emergency room treatment. About half of all dog bite… Read More

Proving Wrongful Death by Negligence in Civil Cases

proving wrongful death by negligence civil case

The sudden death of someone you love is devastating no matter the cause. When you suspect or know the loss was the result of another’s careless, reckless or criminal actions, you want both answers and accountability. Wrongful death in Georgia civil lawsuits must meet very specific criteria, which is why consulting with a knowledgeable and… Read More

Can an Atlanta Lawyer Represent Someone Who Is Injured in Alabama?

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If you live in Atlanta, but are injured in a different state, like Alabama, you may be wondering whether or not a Georgia lawyer can represent you in pursuing a claim for damages. The answer is that it depends upon the residence of the defendant, and whether or not the attorney you hire is licensed… Read More

Injured in a Truck Wreck: Atlanta Truck Driver Laws You Need to Know

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Large trucks are essential for our economy, and ensuring that we all have the goods, produce, and food that we need to live adequately. And while drivers of big rigs are charged with a high duty of care in the operation of their vehicles, large truck crashes–many of which are caused by drivers’ errors–take the… Read More

Have You Been Shot or Stabbed in Your Apartment?

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An act of violence that involves a victim being shot or stabbed in their own apartment is extremely disturbing, yet is something that occurs at an alarming rate in Georgia. In fact, parts of Atlanta are so dangerous that in 2016, AJC.com reported that Atlanta was named as one of America’s top “murder capitals.” When… Read More

Are You a Victim of Sexual Assault?

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Sexual assault is a very serious crime. In Georgia, acts of sexual assault occur all-too-frequently, and AJC.com recently reported that in Atlanta, the number of rapes in the city has doubled from a year ago. These acts of sexual assault and rape can affect men and women, and may occur in private and public areas. If… Read More

Financial Recovery after Hit-and-Run Accident in Georgia

Hit and Run Accident Claim Georgia

A record number of hit-and-run accident deaths are occurring nationwide, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Atlanta, in particular, is struggling with a large number of fatal pedestrian accidents caused by hit and run drivers. Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Georgia and carries significant criminal penalties. OCGA §… Read More

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia

Georgia law defines wrongful death as death of another person caused by negligent, reckless, intentional or criminal act. The law permits a victim’s estate or surviving family members to bring a claim for damages against an at-fault party. Those who can bring a wrongful death claim include: OCGA § 51-4-2 governs who can bring a wrongful… Read More

Injury Law Insights: Is It Premises Liability or Negligent Security

Negligent Security Premises Liability

Those who own and control property in Georgia have a legal responsibility to exercise care to protect those invited on site from unreasonable risk of harm. This includes things like keeping walkways clear and dry, repairing holes in the parking lots, making sure items on store shelves are safely stacked and stairways are in reasonably… Read More

A Time for Action: Your Guide to Suing for Wrongful Death in Georgia

Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney

The only immediate certainty when you lose someone to a sudden wrongful death is that life will never again be the same. Suing for wrongful death in Georgia won’t change that fact. However, it can save you from drowning financially. It’s also a means holding responsible parties accountable for careless, reckless or intentional actions that… Read More

Negligent Security: How It Applies to Your Premises Liability Case

Negligent Security

When you are injured on another’s property as the result of the property owner’s reckless or negligent behavior, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffer in a premises liability claim. This generally applies in situations involving accidental injuries, but what if your case involves injuries suffered as a result of a… Read More