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Options for Pursuing Compensation after a Construction Accident

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may have several options for pursuing recovery of your damages. It is important to confer with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to understand what options are available depending upon the nature of your accident. Consider the following examples:

Punitive Damages in Car Accident Cases

If you are wondering if your car accident case is worth millions of dollars, the answer may depend upon whether you are entitled to recover punitive damages. As the name indicates, punitive damages are awarded to punish a defendant for egregious conduct and to deter other parties from engaging in similar behaviors.

Common Workplace Injuries

Injuries in the workplace occur every day. Whether it is a slip and fall in an office or a severe laceration at a construction site, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor keeps track of the types of on the job injuries that are reported and how frequently they occur. Below are some of the most common workplace injuries:

How will an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist Impact MY Insurance?

We all know it is important to have car insurance, but some drivers do not understand why having uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance is necessary. Unfortunately, there are many drivers on the road who do not have insurance coverage. Thus, having UM/UIM insurance is important to cover your damages if you are injured due to the negligence of another driver.

Children & ATVs

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can be exciting and fun, but they can also be extremely dangerous, particularly to children. In fact, a study performed by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reveals that fatal accidents were most commonly the result of children riding adult-sized ATVs or children that were not wearing safety helmets. Ninety-five percent of the ATV accidents that result in a fatality in the study involved victims that were riding large vehicles. Despite warnings and media attention revealing the dangers of allowing children to ride large ATVs, many kids are still getting hurt or killed by adult-sized ATVs. A child should not be allowed to ride (even as a passenger) on adult-sized ATVs.

Don't Drive Drowsy

If you have ever driven a long distance, you probably know how sleepy it can make you. Driving while you are too tired is a common cause of auto accidents. If you are yawning frequently or nodding off while behind the wheel, it is important that you stop the car and take a break.

Georgia's Drivers are Texting & Wrecking

Even though there are numerous campaigns warning of the dangers of texting while driving, people all over Georgia continue to do it. According to the U.S. Government Website for Distracted Driving, "[a]t any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010." Further, the average amount of time a driver's eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds. If that driver is traveling 55mph, that is enough time for the vehicle to cover the length of a football field.

What is "Insurance Stacking?"

Having car insurance is important in any accident, but especially when an uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) hits your vehicle because that driver does not have adequate insurance to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In this situation auto insurance "stacking" can be a lifesaver. Not all states allow stacking, but Georgia does. Here is how it works.

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