Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

Determining Liability in a Self-Driving Car Accident Lawsuit

Determining Liability in a Self-Driving Car Accident Lawsuit Atlanta Georgia

When it comes to self-driving cars, it’s fair to say the emerging legal implications are as dynamic as the technology. Atlanta car accident attorneys at Apolinsky & Associates LLC recognize that these vehicles (not entirely autonomous yet, despite the name) have the potential to vastly alter the transportation landscape. The fact that it’s all so… Read More

How Negligent Security Can Contribute to an Apartment Complex Shooting

How Negligent Security Can Contribute to an Apartment Complex Shooting

Violent crime in Atlanta is a problem that has generated significant concern in recent years, with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting the city’s violent crime rate to be three times the national average. The city was even named among the top 25 murder capitals in the U.S. by 24/7 Wall Street, based on FBI data.  Although… Read More

Why Consult a Lawyer After an 18-Wheeler Accident in Georgia?

18 wheeler accident in Georgia

U.S. trucking companies employ some 3.5 million drivers who operate some 15.5 million trucks – roughly 2 million of those being 18-wheelers. These powerful rigs fuel our economy, but these highway behemoths are extremely dangerous.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports there were nearly 4,900 fatal large truck and bus crashes in 2017, a… Read More

3 Most Dangerous Intersections in Atlanta

Most Dangers Intersection in Atlanta, GA

It’s not random chance that certain intersections are more dangerous than others. The three most dangerous intersections in Atlanta are those with confusing layouts, odd angles and high-speed traffic. Georgia car accident attorneys know that intersections are complex, dangerous places, where 50 percent of all urban crashes and one-third of those in rural areas occur…. Read More

Recover Fair and Just Compensation for Your Car Wreck

How much is my Georgia car accident case worth

Most claims for personal injury damages aren’t won in any dramatic courtroom verdict. Instead, they’re secured in the form of a settlement. Sometimes, Georgia car accident settlements are the result of extensive negotiation. Other times, it isn’t even necessary to file a lawsuit before the claim is fairly resolved. In either scenario, if you’re concerned… Read More

Georgia Tackles Texting and Driving Accidents

Georgia Texting and Driving Accidents

Distraction behind the wheel remains a top cause of car accidents in Georgia, with AAA reporting those who text-and-drive are more likely to be involved in a serious crash. With texting and driving accidents on the rise nationally, there was at least a sliver of a silver lining in Georgia: Last year’s stringent update to… Read More

Negligent Driving Causing Death in Georgia

Negligent Driving Georgia

Hundreds of thousands of large trucks thunder across Georgia roads daily, a critical wheel in our state and national economy. With the rise of e-commerce, trucking companies, licensed motor carriers, third-party logistics firms, manufacturers, and sole proprietor drivers/independent contractors are expanding operational fleets to meet consumer demand – meaning there are more big trucks on… Read More

Auto Wrecks in Georgia Spike Over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Auto Wrecks Spike

Although many simply consider Labor Day as a sign the end of summer is drawing near, Georgia traffic safety officials are bracing for a deadly close to the season. It’s well-established that auto accidents in Georgia spike over Labor Day weekend, and Atlanta injury lawyers know last year’s holiday was among the deadliest on record. … Read More

Semi-Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigue

Semi Truck Accident Fatigue

Semi-truck drivers are especially prone to being overly-tired on the road, even with federal hours-of-service restrictions intended to diminish the danger. A 33-month Federal Motor Carrier Administration study revealed 13 percent of semi-truck accidents are caused by fatigue.     Atlanta truck accident attorneys know that while some folks pride themselves on their ability to get by… Read More

Five Most Common Personal Injury Cases Won

Most Common Personal Injury Cases Won

When it comes to your chances of winning a Georgia personal injury lawsuit, it’s not like the lottery. Outcomes frequently heavily depend not only on the facts of your case but the skill of your Atlanta injury attorney and often the type of case you have.  For example, claims of medical malpractice, product liability/defective products,… Read More

Were You Injured in a Single-Vehicle Accident in Georgia? An Attorney Can Help

Single-Vehicle Accident in Georgia

When discussing car accident lawsuits, we think often of suing the “other driver.”  However, the Georgia Department of Transportation reports 43 percent of deadly crashes in the state last year were those involving just one driver. If you were injured in a single-vehicle accident in Georgia, an attorney can help you recover damages.  An average… Read More

Were You Involved in a Distracted Driving Accident? A Lawyer Can Help

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

Atlanta distracted driving accidents are a major – and growing – problem. Urban, suburban, rural and highway – no roadways are immune. Georgia traffic safety officials report distracted driving is increasingly cited in a growing number of: Single-vehicle crashes Rear-end crashes Crashes involving young drivers A study released in January by the Insurance Institute for… Read More

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

The latest figures from the National Coalition on Aging reveal elder abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with 1 in every 10 Americans over 60 having experienced some form of abuse. That’s nearly 5 million elder abuse cases annually. Worse, these estimates are low, considering a National Research Council conclusion that just 1 in 14 of… Read More