Atlanta, Georgia has experienced a significant increase in violent crime over the past year, with 162 homicides reported between 2022 and 2023 alone. Shockingly, approximately 22 of those homicides occurred at gas stations, according to data from the Atlanta Police Department. In fact, gas stations were the sixth leading location for violent crimes in Atlanta,… Read More
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Atlanta Gas Station Shootings: Shocking Statistics & What You Need to Know
Are You the Victim of Assault with a Deadly Weapon in a Recent Shooting in Atlanta?
Over the last year, the city of Atlanta has seen a significant increase in the number of shootings and incidents involving guns. After what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution referred to as a “historically deadly year” in 2020, there has been a reported 60% increase in homicides in 2021, making this year more dangerous and deadly than… Read More
Why Consult a 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
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?
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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