Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

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

Four Settlement Tips When Rear-Ended By Semi-Truck [Infographic]

Settlement Tips When Rear-Ended By Semi Truck

Anyone driving in or around Atlanta is likely to be familiar with the feeling of seeing a large semi truck looming in your rearview mirror. These massive machines are intimidating to most drivers, and rightly so. Commercial trucks often weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and in the event of a truck accident, it is… Read More

Suing For Negligence: Six Grounds for Inadequate Security [Case]

Suing For Negligence

When you suffer personal injuries due to the reckless and willful actions of others, the impacts can be long ranging and severe. In addition to your immediate costs for medical care, you could end up requiring additional testing, treatment, and therapy for months or even years to come. Lost wages are also an issue, both… Read More

Suing For Wrongful Death Offers Justice For Surviving Family Members [CASE]

Suing for Wrongful Death Atlanta

Dealing with the unexpected passing of a beloved family member is never easy. It can be particularly hard when it results from an accident or conditions that were otherwise preventable. When the reckless and negligent actions of others are responsible for a loved one’s loss, suing for wrongful death can provide a sense of justice…. Read More