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7 Motorcycle Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

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.

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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 percent...

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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 a...

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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.

This is not...

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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

Bicycle Accident Prevention

August 7, 2019

Whether you commute on your bicycle or take scenic weekend rides, bicycling is an eco-friendly, healthy mode of transportation. Unfortunately, sharing the road with much larger and more powerful vehicles puts cyclists at a significant risk. Bicyclists injured in accidents involving motor vehicles often suffer life-altering and permanent injuries.

At the Law Offices of Gary...

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