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How Does an Auto Accident Settlement Work?

April 27, 2020

Most motor vehicle accident cases do not go to trial. Instead, they are resolved through settlement negotiations between the injured party and an insurance company. During this process, the individual who was harmed in the crash agrees not to pursue further legal action in exchange for an agreed-upon amount of money.

The infographic below explains this process from start to finish. From calculating the value of your claim to collecting payment, learn what you can expect from a successful settlement negotiation.  

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Category: Auto Accidents

How To Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

March 27, 2020

Distracted pedestrian crossing the streetPedestrian accidents often result in death or severe injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian is fatally injured every 88 minutes in traffic crashes. That’s a more than a three percent increase from the previous year.

The experienced…

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What do I do if I'm Involved in a Hit and Run?

February 10, 2020

Car accident victimUnder Georgia law, O.C.G.A. 40-6-270, drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents must stay at the scene of the accident or return to it once they are able to stop. When a driver disregards this law, the accident is considered a hit and run in Columbus, Georgia. 

A driver may flee the scene for various reasons. He or she may not have insurance or a license, or he or she may be intoxicated or…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Avoid Doing These 3 Things after an Auto Accident

January 21, 2020

serious car accidentCar accidents can be traumatic and stressful. The high levels of emotion, along with the physical discomfort of injuries can be overwhelming. Drivers often make mistakes in the critical moments after an accident that can jeopardize insurance settlement outcomes.

This is not a comprehensive list of “don’ts,” but avoiding these common mistakes could make the…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Who Is at Fault in Truck Accidents Caused by Unsecured Loads?

December 19, 2019

Semi trucks can carry up to 80,000 pounds of freight. With so many tons of cargo crisscrossing the country in tractor-trailers every day, accidents involving loose or unsecured loads are practically inevitable.

However, when a load comes loose and causes an accident, who is responsible for the crash? Truck accident claims are complex, which is why it is so important to hire an experienced law firm to represent your interests and pursue compensation on your behalf.

Attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary Bruce have extensive experience representing injured people and their families in trucking accident cases. Contact us for a

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Category: Auto Accidents

Winter Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

December 09, 2019

With proper planning, gear, and precautions, you can enjoy year-round motorcycle riding in Georgia and Alabama. While winter weather in this area is relatively mild, if you’re caught off guard, you could find yourself in a precarious situation.

The same exposure that makes riding the thrill that it is also increases your risk for injury. Motorcycle accidents often cause catastrophic injuries, like brain and spinal cord damage, making it especially important to put safety first and to contact one of the motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary Bruce if you are injured. We can help you recover the compensation you need.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

What is a Landlord’s Duty to a Tenant?

November 14, 2019

Landlords are obligated to maintain safe premises for tenants. This includes taking reasonable measures to prevent slip and fall accidents. As a tenant, or occupier, of a property, you also have certain responsibilities, which can make premises liability cases against a landlord complex.

The slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary Bruce can help you stand up for your rights and recover compensation for injuries suffered as a result of landlord negligence. We will conduct investigations, gather evidence, manage deadlines and paperwork, and negotiate with the insurance company, allowing you to focus on healing from your injuries.…

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Can I Sue My Insurance Company for Denying My Claim?

October 24, 2019

Yes, but you have to do it correctly.

When your insurance company does not pay out for covered losses, you may have grounds for a lawsuit to get the money owed to you. However, this process can be complicated and there are some legal “loop holes” that have to be met before you can fully recover the amount owed, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees.  Without the help of someone who is familiar with insurance company tactics and bad faith insurance laws, you can lose some of your rights.

At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, our bad faith insurance attorneys are well versed in both Georgia and Alabama law and can help you recover the…

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Bicycle Accident Prevention

August 07, 2019

Whether you commute on your bicycle or take scenic weekend rides, bicycling is an eco-friendly, healthy mode of transportation. Unfortunately, sharing the road with much larger and more powerful vehicles puts cyclists at a significant risk. Bicyclists injured in accidents involving motor vehicles often suffer life-altering and permanent injuries.

At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, our bicycle accident attorneys will review your case at no cost. We pride ourselves on being a stable, supportive, and strong force in your recovery from a bicycle accident injury, relentlessly pursuing the compensation you need to get back on your feet.

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How Long do you Have to Settle a Car Insurance Claim?

July 24, 2019

How Long do you Have to Settle a Car Insurance Claim?

After an auto accident, you are on the clock to file a claim. You may have a claim for property damage, bodily injury, or both. In addition to reporting the claim to the responsible party’s car insurance company, you may have an obligation to inform your insurance company.

Car accident claims and settlement negotiations can be complicated and overwhelming for accident victims. It is in your best interest to speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of Gary Bruce as soon as possible. Our car accident attorneys are experienced advocates for accident victims and…

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Category: Auto Accidents