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What is Mediation and How Does It Affect My Personal Injury Case?

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Lawsuits are just one way of settling a personal injury claim. We try to avoid going to court whenever possible, because it can drag out your case for months or years, and that’s more time you have to wait until you see any money when...

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Category: Personal Injury

I’m a Member of the U.S. Military and Got Into a Car Accident–What Now?

June 14, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

It happens more often than you think; active duty service members can become seriously injured in accidents that have nothing to do with their military service. And one common cause is car crashes. If you’ve been involved in a car crash caused by someone else,...

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Category: Auto Accidents

10 Signs You Should Fire Your Lawyer and Get a New One

June 7, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

There are a lot of personal injury law firms out there willing to take your case, but that definitely doesn’t mean they all offer the same level of service! Some lawyers are more reputable than others. And sometimes, you may need to consider firing your...

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Category: Personal Injury

How Do I Know If a Settlement Offer is Enough?

May 31, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, never accept the insurance company’s initial offer right away. Ideally, you should always consult a lawyer before accepting any settlement offer. 

Why? Because insurance companies try to save money by denying claims, and...

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Category: Personal Injury

How to Make Yourself More Visible to Cars When on a Motorcycle

May 24, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

As a motorcyclist, your risk of being seriously injured in a crash is high. And even though most people, including insurance adjusters, like to blame motorcyclists for their own accidents, you’re most likely to crash because a driver of a car, truck, or SUV...

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Category: Auto Accidents

7 Common Legal Terms You May Hear When You File a Lawsuit, and What They Mean

May 17, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

“Legalese” is a difficult language to learn, and understanding the complex legal code is part of why law students spend so many years in school before they can try a case. It’s also why lawyers who are already bar-certified must take Continuing Legal Education...

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Category: Personal Injury

What NOT to Say to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

May 10, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

After a car wreck, you are typically required to notify your insurance company of the crash regardless of who was at fault. And if you were not at fault, you will probably be contacted by the other driver’s insurance as well.

The insurance companies...

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Category: Auto Accidents

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

May 3, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Everyone knows that lawyers charge hundreds of dollars per hour for their services. Or do they? Unlike other kinds of lawyers, personal injury attorneys typically charge on a contingency fee basis instead of by the hour. This means that you can afford a personal...

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Category: Personal Injury

How Much UIM Auto Insurance Do I Need?

April 26, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

UIM stands for “uninsured/underinsured motorist,” and is one of the most important forms of auto insurance coverage you can get.

Although Georgia and Alabama, like most states, only require drivers to purchase liability insurance to legally drive a car, we urge all drivers to purchase...

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Category: Auto Accidents

What Does Bad Faith Mean in an Insurance Claim?

April 19, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Bad faith claims are unique for most personal injury cases, because they are typically made against your own insurance company rather than against someone else.

An insurance contract is like any contract, in that it applies to both parties involved, not just one of them....

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