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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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The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

The day a teenager rolls out of the driveway in a vehicle without their parent for the first time is always filled with emotions. For a teen, they will be undoubtedly excited. Their parents, however, will likely not share this enthusiasm. Parents worry about their kids, and rightly so. Teenagers do not have much driving experience, and the unfortunate reality is that teens and young adults are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors. Here, we want to discuss what is commonly dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days” for teenage drivers. This is the time frame, above any other time… read more

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How Can Tire Failure Cause Car Accidents?

Tires are arguably one of the most important parts of a vehicle. These are the devices that come into direct contact with the ground and are responsible for ensuring the vehicle remains stable at all times. When a single tire fails, it can lead to a significant accident that causes major injuries. Here, we want to discuss how tire failure can cause vehicle accidents in Georgia. Types of Tire Defects That Can Cause Accidents There are a variety of ways that tire defects can lead to accidents. Some of the main types of tire defects that can lead to crashes… read more

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Can Dash Cam Footage be Used in Court?

In the aftermath of a vehicle accident, gathering enough evidence to determine liability can be challenging. In many cases, insurance carriers and juries have to rely on the police report and maybe some photographs from the scene. However, drivers often put dash cams inside of their vehicles, and this can provide valuable video evidence of what happened right before a crash occurs. Here, we want to discuss whether or not dash cam footage can be used in court should a personal injury or property damage lawsuit arise due to a vehicle accident. Are Dash Cams Even Legal in Georgia? Dash… read more

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Injuries Caused by Defective Seatbelts

Individuals need to be able to count on their seatbelts to work in the event an accident occurs. Seatbelts, while they may not be able to prevent all injuries, are often able to prevent catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. However, when a seatbelt is defective, this can lead to serious consequences. Seatbelts are Essential Safety Devices When we examine information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we can see that out of the nearly 24,000 individuals who lost their lives in vehicle accidents in 2020, more than half of them or not wearing seatbelts. This was a… read more

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What is Bad Faith Insurance?

When you purchase an insurance policy, you should be able to count on the insurance carrier to pay out valid claims. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance carriers refuse to abide by the terms of a contract. Yes, there are legitimate reasons for claims to be denied sometimes, but there are also times when insurance carriers operate in bad faith. Here, we want to discuss what that means and what you can do if this happens to you. What is Defined as Bad Faith Insurance in Georgia? When we examine Georgia statute O.C.G.A. § 33-4-6, we can see that insurance… read more

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Can a Low-Impact Accident Cause Serious Injuries?

Vehicle accidents can lead to severe injuries. When most people think of serious car accident injuries, they think of impacts involving higher speeds. However, that is not always the case. Even a low-impact collision can lead to serious injuries that cause massive medical bills as well as extensive pain and suffering. Here, we want to discuss low-impact vehicle accident injuries as well as steps that individuals need to take after any type of collision. Lower Speeds Are Generally Better Than Higher Speeds, But Still Not Good Generally speaking, if you had the choice between being in an accident with a… read more

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What is Included in an Accident Report?

If you or somebody you care about is injured in a car accident in the state of Georgia, then there will almost always be an accident report involved. Nearly every vehicle accident that occurs must be reported to law enforcement officials. However, do you know what actually goes into an accident report? This is important information because insurance carriers are going to need the accident report in order to move forward with your injury or property damage claim. When do Accidents Need to be Reported in Georgia? If you or somebody you care about has been involved in an accident… read more

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Breaking Down the True Cost of a Car Accident

Vehicle accidents can be scary and confusing for those involved. The most important thing for anyone to do is seek medical treatment for any injuries they sustained in an accident. However, in the days, weeks, and months that follow a crash, there are several expenses that individuals have to deal with that can significantly affect their bank accounts. Here, we want to break down the true costs of a car accident and discuss the importance of seeking maximum compensation from an at-fault party. Your Medical Bills One of the costliest parts of a vehicle accident revolves around medical expenses, particularly… read more

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