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How To Prepare For Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Giving testimony at your social security disability hearing, or any court proceeding, can be intimidating and scary. However, the process is not meant to deter you or intimidate you. Rather, the hearing is your opportunity to discuss your case with the judge and your attorney. It is meant to be a conversation, not an adversarial battle.

What Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage & Should I Have It

We've all heard of it - uninsured motorist coverage. But do you know what it means and what it does? More importantly, do you know if you need it? As it turns out, many-if not most-Georgia residents have no idea what uninsured motorist coverage is and whether or not they need to have it. And while it may not be legally required under Georgia law, the reality is you should have it.

Pre-Existing Conditions And Your Personal Injury Case

If you have been involved in a car accident, slip-and-fall or other accident and pursue damages for your injuries, defense attorneys and insurance agents will investigate your claim thoroughly in an effort to find reasons that their client/customer was not liable for your injuries. One of the first steps in this process is to investigate you, your behavior and physical health, and other facts surrounding the accident. Yes, as the party who suffered injury, it will be you who becomes the target of scrutiny. Your opponent will look for any reason to blame you for the accident.

Negligence Per Se Upheld In Georgia Car Accident Case: Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., et al. v. Shepard (Ga, Ct. of App. 2015)

Negligence per se-stemming from Latin and meaning "itself"-is a legal principle which means that an individual was negligent because they violated a statute or regulation.

Determining The "Full Value Of Life" In A Georgia Wrongful Death Suit

When a close family member is killed due to the negligence of another, often times you can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages for the value of the person's life. In Georgia, these damages are referred to as the "full value of life."

Comparative Negligence And Your Personal Injury Case

The law of comparative negligence is something you need to understand if you are planning to litigate your personal injury case. Comparative negligence can greatly affect the amount of compensation you receive once your case is settled or a verdict is returned.

Simple Tips To Avoid A Car Accident

Car accidents are no joke. Not only can they cause serious damage and bodily injury, even a fender bender can ruin your day. While poor weather conditions can contribute to car accidents, many crashes are caused by bad driving and inattentive drivers. Before you get behind the wheel, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind that can help you avoid a car accident, today.

Five Things NOT To Do Following Your Georgia Car Accident

A car accident can ruin your entire day, maybe even week. Not only will you have to miss work, appointments, run late picking-up the kids, you also have to deal with the stress of damage to your vehicle, liability, possible traffic citations, and maybe even injury.

Sharing The Road With Pedestrians And Bicyclists

In Georgia, biking is extremely popular in the summer and fall months. With more and more people tending to pull out their bikes this season, motorist need to be increasingly aware of sharing the road with pedestrians and cyclists.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Common Injuries

With the brisk, fall weather quickly approaching, more and more people are breaking out their motorcycles. In fact, for the avid motorcyclist, motorcycling is a way of life. However, because motorcycles lack many of the inherent physical safety features found in an automobile (seat belts, air bags and roll bars), motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury or death. Below are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Georgia and common motorcycle injuries.

3 Critical Types Of Evidence To Have In Your Auto Accident Case

If you have been injured in an accident, you probably feel that the responsibility clearly falls on the other driver. After all, you were at the scene of the accident and experienced what happened directly. But for courts, however, finding fault is much more complicated. Courts need evidence to back-up your claim before ruling in your favor.

Recovering Lost Wages After Your Auto Accident

You can repair your vehicle after an accident and your injuries will often heal, but lost income and job opportunities resulting from your crash can affect you forever. If you have incurred lost wages or professional opportunities as a result of your auto accident, you are likely entitled to compensation for your losses.

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