Personal Injury Blog

Jul31

Be Your Own Best Advocate: After a Collision (Part 1)

Before 1st Responders Arrive In the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle collision people may be injured or disoriented.  It is important to be mindful of your actions, and how those actions may help or hinder first-responders.  There are steps that you can take where conditions permit to protect yourself and your passengers after a wreck, and preserve important evidence. ...

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Jul13

Georgia’s “Hands-Free” Act

After a terrible collision killed five nursing students near Statesboro, Georgia, their families began a campaign to have Georgia’s legislature establish specific laws forbidding the use of electonic devices while behind the wheel.   Their aim was to prevent the sort...

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Mar03

Who Is “At Fault” For a Collision – The Importance of Tickets

Usually when a wreck occurs, the police will be called to the scene of the wreck to investigate.  The officers will take statements from any witnesses, and document the weather and traffic conditions in an accident report.  In cases where...

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Feb18

Who is at Fault in a Rear end Collision?

The “Default” Rule for Fault in Rear End Wrecks One of the most common types of traffic collisions is the Rear End Collision. A Rear End Collision occurs when the front end of one vehicle impacts the back end of a...

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Jan30

Georgia’s Recreational Property Act Bars Recovery for Many Playground Injuries

General Applicability Georgia’s Recreational Properties Act (O.C.G.A. §51-3-20 et seq) limits landowners’ liability toward persons entering onto their property for recreational purposes. The act is intended to encourage landowners to open their properties for recreational use by the general public....

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Jan19

Child Car Seats & Auto Wrecks – When to Replace?

Many parents don’t think of child car seats as something they need to replace after a wreck.  Getting insurance companies to pay for a replacement seat can be an uphill battle, especially without the proper resources.  The reality is that...

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