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What is Post-Accident Shock?

When vehicle accidents occur, individuals often feel pain right away due to an injury, either external or internal trauma. Sometimes, the science and symptoms of some traumatic injuries appear hours or days later. There are also situations where individuals will experience some form of emotional and psychological shock as a result of an accident, but it may not occur until well after the incident is over. Pierre, we want to discuss what post-accident shock is, examine some of the symptoms, and discuss whether or not you can recover compensation. What are the Symptoms of Shock? Individuals typically experience traumatic shock,… read more

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Parking Lot Accidents Can Result in Severe Injury

Parking lots are areas of congestion in many situations. These are one of the few locations where you can expect to regularly find pedestrians weaving around vehicles, shopping carts showing up out of nowhere, and vehicles traveling in every different direction. Accidents happen. Unfortunately, accidents in parking lots can also lead to significant injuries for those involved. What to do After a Parking Lot Accident Accidents in parking lots can result in severe injuries, including broken or dislocated bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, road rash or significant lacerations, internal organ damage or bleeding, and more. If you or… read more

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How Poor Lighting Creates a Dangerous Environment

Inadequate lighting can lead to incredibly dangerous situations. All property owners are supposed to ensure proper lighting on their premises if guests have a right to be there. Failing to do so could constitute a lack of security. Here, we want to discuss how poor lighting creates a dangerous environment as well as whether or not property owners can be held responsible for any incidents that occur as a result of inadequate lighting. Poor Lighting – The Failure of a Property Owner Imagine coming back to your rented Airbnb located inside of a condominium complex in a beach town in… read more

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What is the Respondeat Superior Doctrine?

Respondeat superior is a Latin term used to describe a facet of personal injury law under which an employer becomes responsible for the negligence or omission of an employee. In other words, this is where the idea of vicarious liability comes from. Here, we want to discuss how respondeat superior could apply in various situations. Defining Respondeat Superior Respondeat superior is a legal doctrine commonly used in tort claims that means an employer or another principal could be liable for the actions of their employees or agents, if the wrongful action occurs within the scope of their duties. For most… read more

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Proving Distracted Driving with Cell Phone Data

When a vehicle accident occurs, and one side alleges that the other was distracted by a cell phone, this can be difficult to prove. In many cases, these incidents turn into one story against another, but it may be possible to use cell phone data to try and determine whether or not a driver was distracted when a crash occurred. Here, we want to discuss how you can get cell phone data from another party and whether or not this will help prove liability for the incident. Cell Phone Data – What it Tells Us On March 18, 2018, Elaine… read more

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Can a Truck Accident Victim Sue for Lost Profits, Punitive Damages, and Bad Faith Attorney’s Fees?

There are various types of compensation that individuals may be able to recover if they sustain an injury or property damage as a result of the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company in Georgia. It is crucial for crash victims to be made as “whole” as possible in the aftermath of these situations. Here, we want to discuss whether or not you can recover compensation for lost wages, exemplary damages, and bad faith attorney’s fees. Suing for Lost Wages After a vehicle versus truck accident, it is not uncommon for victims to have to take time away from… read more

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Act of God Defense in Car Accident Cases

When some vehicle accidents occur, there may be a party that claims that an “Act of God” was responsible for the incident that led to the collision. Under an Act of God defense, a driver would say that there was some type of foreseeable event that led to their actions or the accident, and that they should not be held responsible for the incident. Here, we want to delve more in-depth into the Act of God defense. What is the “Act of God” Defense? First, we need to point out that insurance carriers are always going to look out for… read more

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The Lasting Damage of a Severe Burn Injury

Individuals who sustain burn injuries often have long-lasting effects. This is particularly true for more severe burn injuries (third- and fourth-degree levels burns). In many cases, burn injury victims have lasting effects that can lead to significant pain and suffering as well as tremendous expenses. Here, we want to discuss the lasting damage that can be caused by a severe burn injury. Burn Injuries Can Lead to Long Recovery Times Most people understand that burn injuries can result in significant immediate pain and suffering as well as longer recovery times. Depending on the severity of the burn, individuals not only… read more

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Facial Injuries After Car Wrecks

Vehicle accidents can lead to various types of injuries. This can include, but is not limited to, significant bruising, internal bleeding, broken or dislocated bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. Additionally, individuals can sustain facial trauma as a result of a vehicle accident. Here, we want to discuss the main types of facial injuries that occur in car accidents, as well as the types of compensation individuals may be able to receive as a result of these injuries. Types of Facial Injuries After a Car Accident There is a wide range of types of facial injuries that can occur as… read more

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Understanding Georgia’s Diminished Value Law After a Car Accident

Most vehicles will have diminished value after a vehicle accident occurs, particularly if the repairs were done poorly or incorrectly. Additionally, in Georgia, a vehicle can also have something called “inherent diminished value,” which means that the value of the vehicle is reduced even if it has been repaired properly. Here, we want to examine Georgia’s diminished value law so that you have an understanding of what to expect when it comes to compensation after a beautiful accident occurs. What Diminished Value Means in Georgia Whenever a vehicle has been involved in an accident, others will know about this when… read more

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