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What is MCS-90 in a Truck Accident?

Accidents involving larger commercial trucks often result in devastating injuries for those involved. However, commercial truckers are required to carry additional types of insurance above and beyond what is required of traditional motorists. This includes commercial insurance policies as well as an MSC-90 endorsement. An MSC-90 endorsement is an amendment to a truck driver’s auto insurance policy that guarantees a minimum amount of compensation to those injured in an accident caused by a trucking company or the truck driver. Here, we want to examine how an MSC-90 endorsement could impact your truck collision claim. Explaining the MSC-90 Individuals who have… read more

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Dangers of Electronic Smoking Devices

Electronic smoking devices, commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes or e-cigs, are incredibly popular. This is particularly true for teens and younger adults. Once touted as a way to help individuals stop smoking real tobacco cigarettes, we now have a more thorough understanding of the dangers of electronic smoking devices. Here, we want to examine some of the dangers associated with electronic cigarettes and other types of electronic smoking devices. Addiction Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes Electronic smoking devices, which regularly go by the term “vaping devices,” are battery-powered devices that individuals use to inhale aerosols that typically contain nicotine, flavoring,… read more

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Facts About Road Rash

Road rash is an injury that can occur anytime a person’s skin comes into contact with the road, sidewalk, or any other type of pavement. Most commonly, we associate road rash injuries with bicycle accidents and motorcycle accidents. Here, we want to examine some of the most common facts about road rash injuries that you need to be aware of. If you or somebody you care about has sustained road rash injuries as a result of the negligence of another driver, you need to speak to an attorney who can help you recover compensation for your injuries. How Does Road… read more

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What is Post-Traumatic Amnesia?

We have all seen television shows and movies where individuals wake up out of a coma and have no idea who they are. In most cases, these depictions are relatively inaccurate. However, post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) is real. Here, we want to examine PTA. Specifically, we want to look at what symptoms family members can expect if their loved one comes out of a coma and does experience post-traumatic amnesia. The signs and symptoms of post-traumatic amnesia can be scary to experience for family members, and we hope that this brief article gives you some peace of mind. We strongly encourage… read more

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Whiplash and its Connection to Brain Injury

Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries that occur as a result of a vehicle accident, though this injury can certainly occur in other ways as well. However, what many people do not realize is that whiplash can cause concussions and more severe traumatic brain injuries. Here, we want to examine the connection between whiplash injuries and brain injuries, particularly examining how the mechanism of injury causes damage to the brain. What is Whiplash? “Whiplash” term used to describe an injury that occurs to the neck and upper back. These injuries are caused by the neck moving… read more

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Can Fault Be Determined by Car Accident Damage?

In the aftermath of any vehicle accident, there will typically be extensive investigations into what happened in order to determine liability. In some cases, fault is relatively clear. However, it is not uncommon for it to initially be unclear about which driver caused the accident. Sometimes, it may be necessary to examine the vehicles involved to gain information about what happened in the crash. This includes looking at vehicle damage. Determining Fault Based on the Damage There are typically various ways that law enforcement officials and insurance carriers go about determining fault for a vehicle accident. This includes, but is… read more

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What Happens If Your Insurance Claim is Denied?

Anytime an individual sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, they should be entitled to compensation for their losses. However, it is not uncommon for insurance carriers to deny claims for various reasons. Here, we want to specifically look at what you can do if your insurance claim is denied after sustaining a personal injury in Georgia. There are various steps that you can take to appeal this denial and fight for the compensation you think you are entitled to. Why Would an Auto Insurance Claim be Denied? There are many reasons… read more

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What are the Levels of Automation for Autonomous Vehicles?

The world’s tech is changing rapidly, and this is perhaps most clear when it comes to vehicle automation. Over the last two decades, the rapidly changing technological advancements have allowed for various levels of vehicle automation to occur. Most newer vehicles on the roadway today have some form of automation features, and self-driving vehicles are being tested all over the country. Here, we want to discuss the levels of automation for autonomous vehicles as well as what drivers can expect on the roadway concerning these vehicles right now. Level 0 (No Automation) This is the most basic level and includes… read more

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Occupational Diseases and Work Injuries

Anyone who sustains a workplace injury should be able to recover compensation for their losses. This includes coverage of their medical bills and a significant portion of their lost income if they cannot work while they recover. However, not all injuries are necessarily traumatic. Often, individuals suffer from occupational injuries that occur as a result of exposure the hazardous conditions in the workplace. Here, we want to discuss how individuals recover compensation if they sustain an occupational disease as a result of job-related duties. What is an Occupational Disease and is This Different From a Regular Work Injury? An occupational… read more

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When an Employer Violates Workers Comp Laws

Any employee who sustains an injury on the job should be able to recover compensation for their losses. In Georgia, this includes coverage of all medical bills caused by the workplace injury as well as a significant portion of lost wages if an employee cannot work while they recover. But what happens if an employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance? Here, we want to discuss what types of penalties that employers could face if they fail to properly insure their workers. Additionally, we will look at where an injured worker can turn to recover compensation for their injuries if… read more

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