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The Importance of Hiring an Attorney after an Accident

Many victims of auto accidents caused by another party's negligence attempt to handle the settlement by themselves. They believe that the insurance company will pay them everything that they are owed. Sadly, this is not the case. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure that you recover the maximum compensation available to you.

Tips for Preventing Accidents with Big-Rig Trucks

Big-rig trucks can cause devastating injuries to the drivers and passengers in other vehicles in an accident. Due to their size, weight and the force they generate, 18-wheeler trucks can be extremely dangerous. If you are in a collision with a large commercial truck, you should confer with a personal injury attorney to understand who are the various parties that may be liable for your damages suffered.

What you should do after a Traffic Accident

If you have ever been involved in a traffic accident, you know how disorienting it can be. Most people thing they know how they will react, but when it is actually happening to you it can send you into a state of shock. Although your injuries may be apparent, it is essential to understand that many serious injuries take time to appear. In fact, when you are in shock or experiencing a rush of adrenaline, the pain can be masked. Many accident victims suffer significant injuries but do not feel the symptoms until hours to days after the wreck occurred.

Roadway Work Zones....More Dangerous than you Think!

No matter where you live, it is likely that you encounter work being performed on the roadways near you on a routine basis. While work zones are inconvenient for drivers, they are also very dangerous. If you or a loved one has been hurt while driving through or working in a work zone, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to understand all of your legal options for recovering the maximum compensation for your damages incurred.

What you need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents

Individuals who walk, jog or run on a routine basis know that it is a relaxing form of exercise, but it is also important to take a variety of precaution to stay safe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians have a higher risk of injury when traveling on foot when:

Bicycle versus Vehicle Accidents

There are many advantages of riding a bicycle. It is a great form of exercise that is challenging and fun, but it can also be dangerous. In 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 743 pedalcyclists killed and an estimated 48,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

How do Georgia Courts Determine the "full value of life?"

If you have lost a loved one and you are considering pursuing a wrongful death action, it is important to understand how Georgia law measures your damages. The standard is referred to as the "full value of life," which considers the economic and noneconomic value of the decedent's life. This approach differs from some states that award damages for the losses suffered by surviving loved ones who have lost the decedent's companionship, advice and consortium. However, Georgia law does not restrict wrongful death damages to a strict formula or place a cap on the value of life.

What you need to Know About Big-Rig Truck Accidents

When you are driving on Georgia's highways, you must be constantly aware of the presence of 18-wheeler commercial trucks. While the trucking system serves an essential role in our country's economy and provides jobs for thousands of individuals, they also present a serious danger to smaller vehicles sharing the road with them.

Did you Suffer a Concussion in Your Accident?

When you think of suffering a concussion, you probably consider it to be a minor injury. However, any damage done to the brain should be taken very seriously. There are a wide variety of ways you can hit your head hard enough to cause a concussion, including being struck by an object, your head impacting the steering wheel in a wreck, and playing football. Any type of blunt force trauma can result in a concussion.

The Do's and Don'ts after an Accident

When you are involved in an accident, it can be overwhelming, especially if you or somebody you love is injured. Vehicle crashes occur every day, but it is shocking when it happens to you. Many accident victims do not know what to do or how to protect themselves in the aftermath of a wreck.

What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Head injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries we see as personal injury attorneys. A head injury can occur in almost any type of accident, especially motorcycle and bicycle wrecks. Due to the open nature and ability to travel high speeds, motorcycles and bicycles leave their drivers particularly vulnerable to head injuries.

The Advantages of Contingent Fees

If you are considering retaining a personal injury or wrongful death attorney, it is important to understand the most attorneys will handle your case on a contingent fee basis. This means that the lawyer will be paid only in proportion to the amount that the client recovers. The benefit for client is that if there is no recovery, the attorney is not paid. However, if the client recovers money from the other side, the attorney is paid a percentage of that amount, plus reimbursement of the attorney's actual costs.

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