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The Most Common Lies Insurance Companies Tell People Filing Claims

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.

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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...

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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

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...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Winter Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

December 9, 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...

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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.

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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...

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