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How to Recognize a Bad Nursing Home

Trusting your loved one’s health and happiness to strangers is never easy. Whether your elderly loved one can no longer safely live alone and unassisted, or they are already moved into a nursing home, you’re understandably concerned about the level of care they receive.

Sadly, far too often that fear is justified by nursing homes...

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Category: Personal Injury

What to Expect at Your Personal Injury Deposition

January 4, 2021

Your lawyer said you need to give a deposition. Now what? Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. Let’s start with going over what a deposition actually is.

What Is a Deposition?

A deposition for a personal injury claim is when the other party’s attorney questions you about how you were injured. This...

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Category: Personal Injury

Wrongful Death Vs. Survival Action

December 23, 2020

After losing a loved one because of someone’s negligence, survivors often have different legal options to get justice for their loss. The criminal justice system holds at-fault parties responsible for crimes that lead to death. But civil courts can also be used to hold at-fault parties responsible for the financial consequences of a death.

Using...

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Category: Personal Injury

How Is a Jury Chosen for a Personal Injury Case In Georgia?

December 14, 2020

While we always try to resolve cases out of court whenever possible to ensure our clients get the settlements they need quickly, we do not believe in accepting settlements that are too small to fully compensate our clients, either. So, when negotiation fails or won’t work on a significant case, we take the matter to...

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Category: Personal Injury

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Alabama and Georgia?

November 23, 2020

Death is always devastating to those left behind, especially when it comes suddenly and unexpectedly to someone in perfect health. When your loved one’s death is caused through the actions of someone else, you can get compensation, even if criminal charges aren’t applicable.

Wrongful death claims can be filed when someone is killed through the...

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Category: Personal Injury

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

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 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 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 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.

The slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary...

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