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Does Someone Always Get a Ticket After an Accident?

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

The Importance of Medical Visits After an Accident

September 21, 2020

One of the biggest mistakes that injury victims make after an accident is downplaying their own injuries.

No one wants to be injured – it’s stressful, often frightening, and almost always expensive. That’s why many accident victims try to wait it out and see if their injuries get better on their own. Unfortunately, delaying treatment...

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The Most Common Lies Insurance Companies Tell People Filing Claims

September 14, 2020

After an accident that results in injuries, it is not uncommon for insurance adjusters to attempt to mislead or even outright lie to policy holders or victims of negligence in an attempt to get them to accept a smaller payment or to drop their claim.

At The Law Offices of Gary Bruce, our team has...

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The Top 5 Biggest Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

September 7, 2020

Personal injury lawsuits often get a bad rap. But as anyone who has been injured through no fault of their own knows, a serious accident is definitely not the equivalent of winning the lottery, despite what the media may make you think. Our system of compensation for losses after acts of negligence has been around...

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Category: Personal Injury

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...

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Category: Auto Accidents
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