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Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Claims: Don’t Miss Your Chance for Compensation

It can seem as though the road to recovery after an accident is filled with endless tasks – insurance claims, settlement negotiations, medical appointments, evidence gathering, and the list goes on. With so many things taking up your time as you work toward physical and emotional recovery, financial recovery deadlines can easily pass unnoticed. If you want to file a lawsuit for compensation, you only have a limited amount of time to do so. This deadline is called the statute of limitations. How long do injured accident victims have to take legal action in Georgia? Georgia Statute of Limitations After an Accident Exactly...

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Determining Liability in Personal Injury Cases: Who Is Responsible?

It is natural to want to identify the person or company responsible for your injury-causing accident. This is sometimes more difficult than it sounds. Depending on the type of personal injury accident, determining the at-fault party may be a complex process. Car Accidents and Liability in Georgia In Georgia, liability for car accidents follows a system called modified comparative negligence. This is a fault-based system. It means that whoever caused the accident is responsible for the damages caused by the accident. It also means that more than one person can be at fault, and any liability would reduce the compensation an injured...

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Navigating Insurance Companies: Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Injury Settlement

Obtaining maximum compensation after a car accident, slip and fall, or other injury-causing accident is a priority for many injured victims. While settlement money does help with medical bills, property damage, and lost wages caused by an accident, financial compensation from a settlement is about more than that. Receiving a fair settlement amount provides the closure and justice that are often necessary for the healing process. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the settlement negotiation process. Obtain the Appropriate Medical Treatment The top priority after an accident is seeking medical attention. If you need emergency medical treatment, that is...

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The Role of Evidence in Building a Strong Personal Injury Case

Personal injury cases rely on evidence like any other lawsuit or legal case. The impact of having sufficient, convincing evidence cannot be overstated. It is a pivotal component of proving your claim and can make the difference between success and failure. Why Does Evidence Matter? The plaintiff has the burden of proof in a personal injury case. That means that you, as the injured party, must prove that the defendant caused your injuries. Evidence builds the foundation you need to connect all the pieces and show: That the defendant is responsible for the accident The accident caused your injuries The full extent of your injuries Why...

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Steps to Take After Suffering a Personal Injury: Your Complete Checklist

Navigating the insurance claim and legal process after an accident can be challenging, especially when you are already dealing with physical and emotional recovery. Trying to figure out the next steps can leave many accident victims lost and ready to give up. Each accident case is different, but knowing a little bit about the general process can be helpful when everything starts to feel overwhelming. Seek Medical Attention Perhaps the most important step you can take is getting the necessary medical care immediately following your accident. The emergency department may be needed, but even if you don’t feel your injuries are life-threatening,...

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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases and How to Handle Them

Personal injury is an umbrella term for a variety of cases, and while each type of case has similarities, there are distinct differences in the way each one should be handled. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or misconduct, a personal injury claim can help you get the compensation you need for physical, emotional, and financial recovery. However, the details and classification of the accident will dictate how best to approach your case. Motor Vehicle Accidents There are millions of car accidents in the United States each year, and they are one of the leading causes of...

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Understanding Personal Injury Claims: A Comprehensive Guide

Personal injury is a broad and complex category of law. If you are navigating a personal injury claim, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. There is no substitute for individualized legal advice regarding your case, but this comprehensive guide can give you some insight into the processes and help you make informed decisions. The Personal Injury Claims Process After an injury-causing accident, it can be difficult to focus on the specifics of an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Your priority should be your physical and psychological recovery. Yet, more often than not, accident victims find themselves fighting for fair...

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Passenger Dead in South Georgia Car Wreck

A two-car crash resulted in the death of a 23 year-old passenger on Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Ochlocknee, Georgia. According to WCTV, the fatal wreck occurred at the intersection of Georgia 3 and Highway 188, when a Toyota failed to yield at a stop sign. The Toyota collided with the Ford Ranger that victim, Christin Singletary, was a passenger in causing the Ford to flip onto the passenger side. WALB News 10 reports that this case is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol and that charges are pending for the drivers of the Toyota and the Ford Ranger. Per...

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The Importance of a Georgia Accident Report

After a car accident, many people’s first reaction is to offer a prayer of thanks that they did not sustain a traumatic injury. After that, questions of money and liability start going through people’s minds.  Some people’s response is to get into a shouting match with the other driver about whose fault the accident is and how expensive the vehicle damage will be. This is a terrible idea because if you threaten the other driver, much less physically assault him or her, you could face criminal charges in addition to any legal and financial problems the accident could cause you....

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Who is at Fault in Rear-End Car Accidents in Georgia?

In most car accidents, each driver argues that the other driver was the person who caused the accident. Rarely are car accidents as straightforward as a scenario in which Driver A was simply minding his own business and obeying the rules of the road when Driver B came along and crashed into his car. Therefore, many car insurance companies base their settlement offers on the percentage of each driver’s fault for the accident. One would imagine that rear-end collisions would be one of the easier situations when it comes to assigning fault for a car accident, and often they are....

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