Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

Why Consult a Sexual Assault Lawyer After Experiencing Rape or Sexual Trauma?

Why Consult a Georgia Sexual Assault Lawyer After Experiencing Rape or Sexual Trauma

Survivors of rape and sexual trauma in Georgia have two types of legal action they can pursue: Civil justice and criminal justice. The two are entirely separate processes with different proof burdens and goals, but they may stem from the same act or series of acts.  State prosecutors will be responsible for pursuing criminal justice… Read More

Understanding Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Georgia

Understanding Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Georgia

When you have lost someone close, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may not be your first thought. But the impact of one’s death can be more than just an emotional trauma. It’s often financial as well. For many, wrongful death claims also provide a means of accountability for careless, reckless, or even criminal acts, and… Read More

What Constitutes Modified Comparative Fault in Georgia?

Modified Comparative Fault Georgia

Negligence is the primary legal principle upon which most personal injury claims are built. Negligence is the failure of a person or business to use reasonable care to prevent injury to another. But there is another legal principle that personal injury plaintiffs should understand before filing their claim: Comparative fault.  Modified comparative fault in Georgia… Read More

How to Respond to a Lowball Insurance Settlement Offer for Injuries

HOW TO RESPOND TO A LOWBALL INSURANCE SETTLEMENT OFFER FOR INJURIES

Getting the first insurance settlement offer after an accident can feel like something of a relief. You have bills to pay, the accident may have left you out-of-work for a time and all you need to do is a sign. The problem is you could be entitled to a whole lot more. The insurance company… Read More

What Defines Catastrophic Injury? 5 Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Most Atlanta personal injury claims deal with injuries that are temporary. Someone is hurt, it has adversely affected their life but they’ll eventually be able to return to typical daily activities without serious long-term complications. Catastrophic injury cases are different.  With a catastrophic injury, the consequences are profound and long-lasting. Such permanent injuries may render… Read More

What is Considered Negligence in a Car or Truck Wreck Case?

What is Considered Negligence in a Car Accident Case

Car and truck wrecks occur in many different ways, but the common thread with almost all of them is negligence. Negligence is when somebody fails to use reasonable care when they had a legal responsibility to do so, causing harm to someone else. Reasonable care is acting as a reasonably prudent person would in the… Read More

How Long After a Wrongful Death Can You Sue?

how long after wrongful death car accident can you sue

When someone you love dies suddenly, it can feel like your whole world has stopped. What’s only just begun, though, is the clock on the wrongful death claim, called the statute of limitations. Statute of limitations means how long do you have to file a lawsuit; it does not have to be concluded, but it… Read More

What is the “Move Over Law” in Georgia?

Georgia Move Over Law Attorney Atlanta

Most of us know that when a police cruiser, fire truck, or ambulance comes barreling down the street, engines blaring and lights flashing, it’s imperative to yield the right-of-way and immediately parallel position themselves as close as possible to the right curb – because lives could be on the line. But our Atlanta car accident… Read More

How Common Are Elder Abuse Cases in Nursing Homes?

How Common Are Elder Abuse Cases in Nursing Homes?

Elder abuse cases in nursing homes are among the most under-reported crimes, with only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse reported. Underreporting occurs because victims fear their own caretakers, and some may not even be able to verbalize what’s happened to them. Yet elder abuse cases in nursing homes are startlingly common.  According to… Read More

Can You Sue Someone for Physical Assault or Inappropriate Contact?

Can You Sue Someone for Physical Assault or Inappropriate Contact

Most Georgia personal injury cases involve businesses or individuals who hurt someone through their failure to use reasonable care when they had a legal responsibility to do so. But what if someone intentionally harms you?  As our Atlanta personal injury lawyers can explain, there are situations in which you can sue someone for physical assault… Read More