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  • Published: 06/09/2016

There are generally two parts to an insurance claim that results from a car accident that is not your fault:  1.  the property damage claim or the claim that deals with repairing the vehicle; and, 2. the bodily injury claim or the claim that deals with compensating you for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Personal injury attorneys normally…Read More

  • Published: 06/03/2016

If you are injured in a car accident in Atlanta while you are driving within the scope of your employment, you may be able to make both a workers' compensation claim and a third party personal injury claim against the at-fault driver under Georgia law. For example, let's say you are driving a company car when another person runs a…Read More

  • Published: 06/02/2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an urgent recall of millions of vehicles manufactured by Honda, Toyota, GM, Nissan, Mazda, and BMW for problems with exploding air bags in automobiles.  This recall comes after years of issues with air bags manufactured by a company known as Takata.  The NHTSA encourages consumers who own the recalled vehicles to…Read More

  • Published: 05/29/2016

Disabled vehicles or vehicles that are on the shoulder of the road can often cause accidents in Georgia.  The requirements for making a claim for personal injuries sustained from these types of accidents are the same as any negligence claim.  The issues are whether the at-fault driver had a duty of care, whether the at-fault driver was negligent, whether the…Read More

  • Published: 05/22/2016

Under Georgia law, recovering compensation for injuries sustained in an automobile accident requires the claimant or plaintiff to prove liability of the other driver.  The elements that a personal injury plaintiff must prove in order to recover compensation include duty, negligence, causation, and damages.  What that means is that the plaintiff has to show that the at-fault driver owed a…Read More

  • Published: 05/19/2016

Teenage drivers have a higher risk of getting into fatal motor vehicle accidents than most drivers.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has data that shows in 2011, that teenagers ages 14 to 18 represented 20% of those who died in a car accident while driving with an invalid license and that speeding was a factor in 35% of fatal…Read More

  • Published: 05/13/2016

If you are injured in a car accident, determining what caused the accident is a key element in making a claim for compensation for your injuries.  Examining the surrounding circumstances, including whether the other driver was talking on his/her cell phone or sending text messages while driving could add significant value to your case. Texting and driving is prohibited under…Read More

  • Published: 05/08/2016

Riding a motorcycle in Atlanta is dangerous and often results in serious injuries or death when other cars and trucks on the road fail to keep a proper lookout for the safety of motorcyclists.  In fact, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal the 15% of fatalities from vehicular accidents in 2012 were motorcyclists, even though motorcycles made…Read More

  • Published: 05/02/2016

Bicyclists are considered motorist like any driver of a car, truck, or bus and are owed a duty of care from other drivers to ensure their safety.  As one could imagine, where a bicyclist is hit by a car, severe injuries, broken bones, fractures, brain injuries, and death often occur.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicyclists accounted…Read More

  • Published: 04/30/2016

Although car accidents involving sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and trucks are not normally different from any other accidents as far as proving liability against the driver who caused the wreck, when a SUV or a truck rolls over in a automobile wreck and the roof crushes, there could be additional liability against the manufacturer of the vehicle. Although roof crushes…Read More

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