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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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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Law: Top 5 Things Cyclists Need to Know about Georgia Law

The good news is that recent statistics show driver fatalities on Georgia's highways have decreased for the 8th straight year. The bad news, however, is that our roads are still extremely dangerous for cyclists. As a personal injury attorney located in Henry County, Georgia I want to help ensure that cyclists and motorists can share our roads safely. Here are the top five things every cyclist should know about Georgia law...


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Coping with a New Disability: Help from a Personal Injury Attorney located in Stockbridge, Georgia

An accident that leaves the victim with a permanent or long-term disability can be financially and emotionally devastating.    Dealing with drastic changes to your day-to-day life– from basic mobility to employment – can be overwhelming and often leads to depression.    Here are some basic ways victims can manage these financial, physical and emotional obstacles, and how we can help.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury 101: Empower Yourself with the Right Vocabulary

Most of us are not medical professionals.  So it’s often hard for people to accurately describe their injuries when they are not equipped with the right vocabulary.  The result may be ambiguous (or misleading) injury descriptions.   Our personal injury attorneys want to help empower you by sharing the definitions of common car accident injuries in both children and adults.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Attorney Advises Georgia Residents on How to Prevent Dog Bites During the Holidays

Even a dog with a gentle disposition may unexpectedly lash out in a crowded, noisy room full of unfamiliar people.  And dog bites are a real problem.  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs every year and almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.  Here are some tips on how to prevent dog bites this holiday season.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbrdige, GA Gives Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Millions of Americans pack up their cars and take a road trip to visit with family and friends during the last week of December.  Last year, over 83 million people drove more than 50 miles away from home between December 22nd and January 1st.  Here’s a quick checklist from our personal injury attorneys on how to prepare for your road trip and arrive safely at your destination.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party? Here are the Top 5 ways to Protect Yourself and Others.

It’s important for party hosts to know that, under Georgia law, you may be held liable for drunk party guests that get into trouble after leaving your party.  Party hosts should give this a quick read, because these simple tips will help protect you, your guests and the safety of others on the road this New Year’s Eve. 


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Monday, May 26, 2014

What should you do if you’re in an accident? Tips from a Personal Injury Laywer in Henry County, Georgia

The stats are in, and they’re not looking good.  According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, crash data indicates that there has been more traffic fatalities in Georgia compared to this time last year.  What does this mean to you?  It’s more important than ever to drive carefully, and know what to do if you’re involved in a car accident.  


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Law: Almost 25 Percent of Car Crashes are Weather-Related

Snow and sleet are often blamed for bad road conditions, but in fact, studies show that more fatal weather-related crashes occur in the south because our region experiences the highest rainfall totals and it also has a high population.  Here are the top three ways to stay safe in rainy conditions.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbridge, Georgia: It’s Time to Review School Bus Safety

 The very unfortunate news is that the state of Georgia has one of the highest rates of school bus-related deaths in the country.  With school back in session, law enforcement is renewing its focus on motorists’ conduct in school zones and school bus safety.  We want to help by ensuring that everyone is aware of Georgia’s top three school bus-related laws that affect motorists.


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Law: What Georgia Residents Should Do if the Victim of Food Tampering or Poisoning

Fast food or fine dining, what happens when you bite into your food and (gross!) there is something there that is not supposed to be?  Or you and your dining companions get sick shortly after leaving the restaurant?   Here’s some helpful advice from an experienced personal injury attorney on how to protect yourself and others if you are a victim of food tampering or food poisoning:


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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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