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

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.

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Category: Auto Accidents

How To Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

March 27, 2020

Pedestrian 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...

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

February 10, 2020

Under 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...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Avoid Doing These 3 Things after an Auto Accident

January 21, 2020

Car 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.

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Category: Auto Accidents
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