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What to Do After an Out-of-Town Auto Wreck

Getting into a car accident is a nightmare even when there are no injuries and only minimal damage. Getting into an accident when you are out of town, especially if you get hurt, is a disaster scenario.

And with the holiday season here, many people will cross state borders to spend the holidays with family,...

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Category: Auto Accidents

It’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

December 7, 2020

Each day, on average, around 20 older adults die and an additional 700 are injured in vehicle crashes. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is observed from December 7-11 in 2020, and it’s an opportunity to think about how the actions of older drivers affect us and how our actions affect them.

Whether you’re noticing a...

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Category: Auto Accidents

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

November 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

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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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

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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