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The Importance of the Open Records Act

The Open Records Act in Georgia, also known as the Georgia Sunshine Law, is designed to provide individuals, news agencies, and other entities access to public records from government bodies. This includes just about any type of record held by a public entity in the state of Georgia. Here, we want to examine the importance of the Open Records Act as well as how this could affect a personal injury civil claim. Understanding the Open Records Act Under the Open Records Act in Georgia, just about any record that is kept by a public agency should be available to the… read more

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4 Parties Who May be Liable in a Trucking Accident

The aftermath of an accident with a larger commercial truck can be a chaotic and confusing experience. Individuals involved in these incidents often struggle to recover compensation from insurance carriers and the trucking company, but that should not be the case. Here, we want to discuss four different parties who may be held liable after a trucking accident occurred in Georgia. The Truck Driver One of the most obvious liable parties for a commercial truck accident is the driver. Commercial truck drivers are required to obtain and carry their commercial driver’s licenses, and they should be trained to operate each… read more

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Georgia Highway Patrol Reports: What You Need To Know

Anytime there’s a vehicle accident that results in an injury, death, or a specific amount of property damage, there must be an accident report filled out in Georgia. Here, we want to review what you need to know about Georgia Highway Patrol reports when it comes to your car accident claim and recovering compensation for injuries or property damage. What is in the Reports? There is very specific information located in an accident report, and the insurance carriers are going to need this information. A Georgia Highway Patrol report will typically begin with indicating what started the accident. This can… read more

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What Are “Excessive Force” Cases and Why Are They So Difficult?

There is no shortage of news about excessive force being used by law enforcement officers across the country and here in the state of Georgia. Perhaps the cases most relevant on individuals’ minds are the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis and the murder of Ahmed Aubrey in Georgia. However, excessive force does not always end in death; they often result in severe injuries. Here, we want to examine what “excessive force” means as well as why these cases are difficult to prove from a personal injury standpoint. Excessive Force Happens But Officers Aren’t Always Held Responsible When we examine Federal… read more

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Minimum Insurance Amounts in Georgia

Every driver in the state of Georgia is required to carry insurance if they want to legally operate a vehicle. However, individuals are often confused about the types of insurance and the minimum amount of insurance they are required to carry. Here, we want to discuss the minimum insurance amounts that all drivers must obtain in order to remain legal in Georgia. What the Law Requires for Auto Insurance in Georgia Every state across the country has specific requirements for drivers when it comes to automobile insurance. In the state of Georgia, the law currently requires the following types and… read more

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How the Burden of Proof Works in a Civil Injury Trial

The phrase “burden of proof” revolves around determining who is responsible for a particular event. You will hear this phrase come up in criminal cases as well as civil personal injury claims. However, the burden of proof for a civil claim is different than it is for a criminal case. For those who sustain injuries caused by the actions of someone else, the burden of proof lies with the injury victim. Here, we want to discuss what this means and how to establish proof. Understanding a Preponderance of Evidence When a prosecutor is trying to prove that someone committed a… read more

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Concussion Headaches After a Crash: How Long Do They Last?

Vehicle accidents can lead to a range of injuries, with one of the most common being a concussion. When individuals sustain concussions, this can occur at varying levels of severity. The concussion severity will certainly play a role in how long this injury lasts. In some cases, individuals experience little to no symptoms as a result of a concussion, but there are times when these injury symptoms can last weeks. Concussions Occur in a Variety of Ways Concussions can occur in a wide variety of ways but typically happen as a result of a bump or blow to the head… read more

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What If an “Act of God” Causes a Work Injury or Death?

Most workplace injuries or illnesses happen due to an accident or negligence in the workplace. However, there are times when individuals are injured or killed on the job due to something outside of their control. There are times when natural disasters, freak accidents, or acts of God occur and lead to significant injuries or fatalities. What is an Act of God You have likely heard the phrase “act of God” before when it comes to incidents that occur and affect other individuals. Perhaps you have seen this phrase used in movies or TV shows, but this term can also come… read more

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Most Common Injuries from Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end accidents are incredibly common on the roadway, usually caused by individuals following other vehicles too closely. Even though these incidents are common, they can still lead to significant injuries that lead to long-term setbacks for those involved. Here, we want to examine some of the most common rear-end accident injuries that occur on Georgia roadways. How Common Are Rear-End Accidents Data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that rear-end collisions are responsible for approximately 29% of all crashes across the country. However, when most people think of rear-end collisions, they think of relatively minor injuries…. read more

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Lasting Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries on Mental and Physical Health

Individuals who sustain traumatic brain injuries often suffer from a range of both short and long-term symptoms. These symptoms can affect not only a person’s physical health but also their mental and emotional well-being. These long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries must be taken into account when factoring and compensation amounts if another individual or entity was responsible for causing the injury. Physical Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injuries can have profound effects on a person’s physical health. Our brains control every aspect of our bodies, and if the brain is damaged, it can impact the… read more

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