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Can You Sue for Paralysis in Atlanta?
There are times when individuals sustain severe injuries that lead to various levels of paralysis. In the event these injuries are caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, the injury victim may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover compensation for their losses. Here, we want to examine what it means for a paralysis case to become a viable Atlanta personal injury claim against another party. How Did The Injury Occur? Paralysis can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common causes of paralysis include spinal cord… read moreREAD MORE
Georgia Personal Injury Laws You Should Know
Individuals who sustain an injury caused by the negligent actions of another individual or entity should be able to recover compensation for their losses. This is typically done either through a settlement with an insurance carrier or as a result of a civil personal injury lawsuit against the party. However, there are various important personal injury laws in Georgia that you need to know if you are considering a claim against another party. Georgia Personal Injury Statute of Limitations When we turn to Georgia Code section 9-3-33, we can see that the Georgia personal injury statute of limitations is two… read moreREAD MORE
How Can I File a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia?
When a person sustains an injury caused by the negligent actions of another individual, company, or entity, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, most people do not file personal injury claims on a regular basis, so the process can be confusing. Here, we want to outline the basic steps for filing a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Georgia. Consider Speaking to an Attorney Personal injury claims are challenging, particularly for those with limited legal knowledge or experience. It is not uncommon for injury victims to become overwhelmed by aggressive insurance carriers or legal… read moreREAD MORE
The news is flooded with information and stories about guns and self-defense, but it is important to understand what Georgia law actually says about defending yourself. Here, we want to discuss the Georgia “Stand Your Ground” law that was put into place by state legislators to give citizens the right to protect themselves and their property. The Law Allows Individuals to Protect Themselves When we examine Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law (O.C.G.A. § 16-3-23.1), we see the language directly states that “A person who uses threats or force relating to the use of force in defense of self, others, habitation,… read moreREAD MORE
The Good Samaritan laws in Georgia help protect individuals who provide emergency care and aid to those who have been injured in an accident. If you or someone you know has been involved in a serious accident, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys can help answer your questions for how to pursue compensation. Here, we want to discuss why Good Samaritan laws are in place in Georgia and elsewhere throughout the country. Specifically, we want to examine when these laws apply to individuals. How the Good Samaritan Law Works in Georgia When an emergency happens in an unexpected place, assistance given… read moreREAD MORE
November is Child Safety Month – Here’s What You Need to Know
Did you know that approximately 14,000 children under the age of 19 lose their lives each year in the US? Further examining data from the Education Development Center indicates that approximately 8.7 million children visit the emergency department each year, and around 227,000 children are hospitalized. These are staggering statistics, and they are a parent’s worst nightmare. November is National Child Safety and Protection Month, created as such to help raise awareness about child injury statistics and to help educate parents on how to establish a safe environment for children. What Parents Should Know About Keeping Their Kids Safe Most… read moreREAD MORE
How Hotel Security is Responsible for Your Safety
When you check yourself or your family into a hotel, you expect to be safe. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, hotels and their employees owe you a duty of care. This duty extends to various aspects of your safety when you are on hotel property. Here, we want to explain the various ways that hotels are responsible for your safety and examine what you can do if you are harmed as a result of negligent security practices. What Hotels are Responsible For Hotels have to keep guests safe. If they can’t, they will not have guests for very… read moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
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 moreREAD MORE
Jury imposes $1.7 billion verdict against Ford for F-series pickup roof collapse that killed couple. Read More.