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Monday, June 2, 2014

Personal Injury Attorneys in Stockbridge, Georgia: What to do if you were Bitten by Someone Else's Dog

Initial reactions to a dog bite can range from fear and anger to dealing with a life-threatening emergency. What should you do if you, or a loved one, is bitten by someone else's dog? As a personal injury attorney located in Henry County, I have extensive experience successfully handling dog bite cases here in Georgia. Laws regulating pet owners vary by city, county and state. But regardless of where you live, here's wise advice from a personal injury attorney on the first three things you need to do if you are ever injured by someone else's dog...


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Hidden Dangers – Study reveals 65% of commercial trucks are committing safety violations

 Trucks pulling semi-trailers can be scary based on size alone - these large tractor-trailers can easily weigh twenty times more than your car.  As a personal injury attorney located in Henry County Georgia, I have represented many victims of trucking accidents.  But it’s not just the size that’s worrisome, as many trucking-related hazards are not visible to fellow motorists.  Over 65% of roadside safety inspections in Georgia revealed truckers were committing safety violations.  That means approximately 50,000 commercial trucks driving on highways in the state of Georgia were actively violating safety standards.   This is disturbing news for anyone who travels on Georgia highways. 


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Attorneys Share How Car Accidents Can affect Pre-Existing Conditions

From arthritis to headaches, many of us live with ongoing medical conditions. And the sudden impact of a car collision may instantly transform a symptom-free, mild or moderate medical condition into a severe condition. You may or may not be aware of all of your own preexisting medical conditions.  Here's what you should know if you, or a loved one, has been involved in an accident.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

What’s a “Slip and Fall” Case? By Personal Injury Attorneys located in Henry County Georgia

Accidents happen, but when should the victim contact a personal injury attorney?   The short answer is, when the injury was caused by a hazardous condition on another’s property.  But under Georgia law, it’s also required that the property owner should have known about dangerous condition before the accident, and that the injured victim was unaware of the dangerous condition.  Here's what to do if you are in a slip and fall accident. 


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Americans Admit to Risky Driving Behaviors

According to the recent survey results, Americans still have a “Do as I say, not as I do” attitude when it comes to driving.  On one hand, people see certain conduct as unacceptable, yet admit to recently engaging in the same risky behavior.    These shocking statistics demonstrate a need for change. 


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Is Your Insurance Company Refusing to Pay for Car Damage or Personal Injuries From the Winter Storms?

News is circulating that some insurance companies are refusing to pay for claims incurred from car accidents during the recent winter storms, calling the storms an "act of God." While there is an act of God exclusion in many insurance policies, it should not apply to accidents resulting from driving in hazardous conditions. In fact, the law is very clear that motorists need to adjust their driving for roadway conditions.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Shared Access to Truck Drivers’ Drug & Alcohol Test Data Make Safer Highways

There is a proposal that would make highways safer here in metro Atlanta – as well as across the nation - and as a personal injury attorney who helps victims of trucking accidents, I’m all for it. The goal of the proposal is to keep dangerous truck drivers off the road who do not pass their drug and alcohol tests.  A shared database would serve as a central location for drug and alcohol testing data, and employers would be required to check the clearinghouse before hiring drivers, as well as annually to ensure drivers have maintained a clean record.  Overall, it would make it easier to determine whether a truck or bus driver is banned from operating a commercial motor vehicle due to non-compliance with federal drug and alcohol regulations. 


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Monday, May 26, 2014

“Safer Teen Car” includes a Computer Parent

As a personal injury attorney located in Stockbridge, I’ve worked with many families in the Henry County area deal with the aftermath of a car accident.  Teenage drivers are far more likely to be involved in a car crash that results in injuries or fatalities than any other group of drivers on the road.  Newly licensed drivers are exceptionally risky, and while accident rates decline rapidly as teenagers gain more driving experience, they remain much more likely to be involved in a serious accident than a mature adult.  A “Safer Teen Car” prototype was designed to provide instant feedback and helpful advice to newly licensed teen drivers. 


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Monday, May 26, 2014

How Henry County Residents Can Keep Young Drivers Safe this Spring Break

The pollen count is up, and Spring Breakers are heading out. As this highly-anticipated week off is staggered for many schools around the country, the month of April is a high risk time for car accidents on busy metro Atlanta highways.  Thousands of high school and college students are piling into cars and heading down I-75 to the beach.  Young drivers and crowded cars are a dangerous combination.  It’s a good time for parents to take precautionary measures, and urge their students to...


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Top 5 Ways to Prevent a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Accident in your Home

As friends and family gather to celebrate milestones, it's important to make your home safe for visitors of all ages. Second only to car accidents, more people are seriously injured by slip and fall accidents than any other accident.  Under Georgia law, homeowners have an obligation to make sure their property is reasonably safe for visitors. Hosts may be held liable for injuries sustained on their property. Protect yourself, and your guests, by making fall preventions part of your party preparations. Here are the top five ways to prevent a slip and fall accident in your home...

 


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Bicycles versus Cars: Who has the right of way?

Bicycle-specific laws vary from state to state, but in Georgia bicycles are considered a “vehicle” and therefore cyclists are required to obey traffic laws.  And like with a car accident, cyclists are entitled to compensation for their medical bills and other damages if the accident was due to a motorists’ negligence. Because they are required to share the road with cars and trucks, cyclists need to be aware of their rights. 


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Hidden Dangers – Study reveals 65% of commercial trucks are committing safety violations
Personal Injury Attorneys Share How Car Accidents Can affect Pre-Existing Conditions
What’s a “Slip and Fall” Case? By Personal Injury Attorneys located in Henry County Georgia
Americans Admit to Risky Driving Behaviors
Is Your Insurance Company Refusing to Pay for Car Damage or Personal Injuries From the Winter Storms?
Shared Access to Truck Drivers’ Drug & Alcohol Test Data Make Safer Highways
“Safer Teen Car” includes a Computer Parent
How Henry County Residents Can Keep Young Drivers Safe this Spring Break
Top 5 Ways to Prevent a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Accident in your Home
Bicycles versus Cars: Who has the right of way?
Personal Injury Law: Top 5 Things Cyclists Need to Know about Georgia Law
Coping with a New Disability: Help from a Personal Injury Attorney located in Stockbridge, Georgia
Personal Injury 101: Empower Yourself with the Right Vocabulary
Personal Injury Attorney Advises Georgia Residents on How to Prevent Dog Bites During the Holidays
Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbrdige, GA Gives Holiday Travel Safety Tips
Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party? Here are the Top 5 ways to Protect Yourself and Others.
What should you do if you’re in an accident? Tips from a Personal Injury Laywer in Henry County, Georgia
Personal Injury Law: Almost 25 Percent of Car Crashes are Weather-Related
Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbridge, Georgia: It’s Time to Review School Bus Safety
Personal Injury Law: What Georgia Residents Should Do if the Victim of Food Tampering or Poisoning
Personal Injury Law: Cooler Weather Could Mean More Road Rage


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