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
Atlanta Personal Injury Blog
How to Respond to a Lowball Insurance Settlement Offer for Injuries
Recover Fair and Just Compensation for Your Car Wreck
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
Were You Injured in a Single-Vehicle Accident in Georgia? An Attorney Can Help
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
The Value of an Attorney When Negotiating a Personal Injury Settlement With Your Insurance Company
Every insurance company – including your Georgia auto insurer – has a duty to act in good faith. When you’re involved in an Atlanta car accident, that means the insurer of the at-fault driver(s) is responsible to fairly consider your claim against their insured and refrain from unjustly denying or stalling on payment if it’s… Read More
Car Totaled But Not at Fault? Here’s What To Do
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
I Was Bitten by a Dog. What Should I Do?
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
What to Do after a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault
Being involved in a car accident raises a lot of questions: Who will pay for damage to my car? How long will my injuries take to heal? Will I be able to return to work, and if not, how will I pay for my costs of living? All of these questions can be very stressful,… Read More
Were You Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident in Atlanta, Georgia?
Drunk driving is a very serious public safety problem in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. Despite strong anti-drunk driving laws and extensive public awareness campaigns, far too many people still get behind the wheel of their car after having too much to drink. The consequences of this unsafe action can be catastrophic. Northern… Read More
Have You Suffered a Major Injury from a Car Crash?
Every year in the state of Georgia, hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur. Many of these car accidents result in injuries – the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reports that in 2015, there were 19,405 serious injuries from car accidents reported, and nearly 1,500 fatalities. There is nothing that can truly compensate someone who… Read More
A Lawyer’s Perspective on Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage in Georgia
All automobile drivers in Georgia are required to purchase and maintain a minimum of $25,000 in liability coverage. The purpose of this requirement is to protect other drivers in the event of a wreck caused by the insured driver. Therefore, if you are in a wreck in which another driver is at fault, you should… Read More