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Can I Get Treatment After a Car Crash if I Don’t Have Health Insurance?

If you were injured in a car accident, you can get compensation for your medical expenses through a personal injury lawsuit. But negotiating with the insurance company can take months or longer, especially if you need to go to court. In the meantime, you are responsible for paying your own bills, with your settlement eventually...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Alabama and Georgia?

November 23, 2020

Death is always devastating to those left behind, especially when it comes suddenly and unexpectedly to someone in perfect health. When your loved one’s death is caused through the actions of someone else, you can get compensation, even if criminal charges aren’t applicable.

Wrongful death claims can be filed when someone is killed through the...

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Category: Personal Injury

Can You File a Lawsuit If a Drunk Driver Gets Off in Criminal Court?

November 16, 2020

Drunk driving is illegal in all states, and anyone who gets caught doing so can face criminal charges.

In Georgia and Alabama, a first offense DUI is considered a misdemeanor. That means drivers could face prison time of up to a year for driving under the influence! Each subsequent DUI brings harsher criminal charges and...

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Category: Auto Accidents

What to Do After You Slip and Injure Yourself

November 9, 2020

Many people scoff at slip and fall claims, because they think they aren’t serious injuries. They think the biggest injury after slipping and falling is to the victim’s pride, or maybe a twisted ankle. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

According to information collected by the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the...

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Category: Slip and Fall

Does Someone Always Get a Ticket After an Accident?

November 2, 2020

After a car accident, you probably know to call the police to file a report. In fact, you are legally required to file a police report after a crash in both Georgia and Alabama if anyone was injured. However, you may be surprised to find that both you and the other driver may end up...

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Category: Auto Accidents

7 Motorcycle Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

October 26, 2020

Motorcycles are not only fun to ride, they are also practical, as they are easy to park and can’t be beat on fuel economy. However, motorcycles are nowhere near as safe as cars because they lack safety features like seatbelts, airbags, and crumple zones that will protect the rider in a crash. The only thing...

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Category: Auto Accidents

What is the “Attractive Nuisance” Law?

October 19, 2020

What is the “Attractive Nuisance” Law? And How Does It Affect Premises Liability Claims?

A premises liability accident is one where someone is injured due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, whether that’s a broken handrail in an apartment building or a wet floor in a grocery store. That’s why these types of cases...

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Category: Slip and Fall

Should You Use Your Own Insurance to Pay Your Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

October 12, 2020

Not only should you use your own insurance to pay your medical bills after an accident, you may need to!

When you are injured in a crash that isn’t your fault, the at-fault party is legally responsible for compensating you for your resulting medical expenses through their liability insurance. Unfortunately, while many accident victims...

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Category: Auto Accidents

How Social Media Posts Could Harm Your Injury Claim

October 5, 2020

Social media is how we keep up with friends and family, stay informed, and share what we’ve been thinking and doing lately. So it makes sense that when you experience a major life event like a serious and unexpected injury, you will probably want to share it to your social accounts.

Don’t do it!

If...

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Category: Personal Injury

Do Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Compensation?

September 28, 2020

Workers’ compensation, sometimes called workers’ comp or workman’s comp, provides benefits to cover the medical expenses and lost wages of workers who are injured on the job.

Any employer in Georgia with three or more employees (including part-time employees, as long as they work there regularly) is required by law to purchase workers’ compensation insurance...

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Category: Work Injury
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