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What is underinsured motorist coverage? Published in Motorcycle Accident on January 17, 2018.

Underinsured Motorist Coverage Laws in Georgia When you are injured in a car accident, the first place you should seek compensation is with the at-fault driver’s insurance. All drivers in Georgia are required by law to have a certain minimum of liability coverage. This is the amount of their policy that can be paid out to any other drivers that… READ MORE

What are the factors at play in a truck trailer accident? Published in truck accident on January 9, 2018.

A common mistake made by inexperienced injury lawyers is treating accidents involving tractor-trailers like “just another car crash.” The issues involved in commercial vehicle collisions are more often than not, far more complex than those typically arising in a fender bender between passenger cars. Entire books have been written on the subject, but the intention of this post is to… READ MORE

When can you hire a Slip and Fall Attorney? Published in slip and fall accidents on January 5, 2018.

When it comes to slip and fall cases, you have every right to file a claim against the insurance company yourself. Although you may be a very organized individual and think you have clear evidence proving that you were the victim, things might not play out that way when it comes to the court. Insurance company lawyers are paid big… READ MORE

What is the “Drive Alert Arrive Alive” program? Published in Car Accidents on January 5, 2018.

The “Drive Alert Arrive Alive” program was implemented in Georgia to bring awareness to the growing number of fatalities on the roads due to distracted drivers. After a steady run of nine years with fatalities on Georgia roads declining, the total number of people who never made it home alive has certainly and greatly decreased. With a 33 percent in… READ MORE

What are the costs of hiring a personal injury lawyer? Published in Personal Injury on January 4, 2018.

The costs involved hiring a personal injury lawyer are minimal when compared to what it would cost you if you tried to fight the insurance company lawyers on your own. Even if you think you are the most organized person and have an air-tight case, those high-priced insurance company lawyers have decades of experience in casting doubt on your claims… READ MORE

Common types of personal injury cases Published in Personal Injury on December 29, 2017.

Personal injury cases are among the most common in the United States. Also known as tort law, personal injury law allows a person who suffers an injury to receive compensation when their injury was caused by negligence or an intentional act done by someone else. In the state of Georgia, there are a number of different types of personal injury… READ MORE

What are the different types of compensation in wrongful death cases? Published in wrongful death on December 28, 2017.

Wrongful death claims are classified as a type of personal injury case. As with other personal injury claims, there are many forms of compensation you may receive, although wrongful death claims have additional types of damages that can be awarded. The ‘Damages’ are divided into several categories: compensatory damages, which include special and general damages; punitive damages, which are uncommon… READ MORE

How are slip and fall accident settlements determined? Published in slip and fall accidents on December 27, 2017.

When you are injured as a result of a slip and fall, someone has to pay for your medical bills, lost work time, the pain and suffering. Often that means filing a personal injury lawsuit. When that applies to you, you might be wondering how much you will receive and how that amount will be determined. Unfortunately, there’s no quick… READ MORE

What is the Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Georgia? Published in Car Accidents on December 20, 2017.

When you are part of a car accident, reporting everything may not be the first thing on your mind. You may be so focused on getting medical attention and getting your head right, that you completely forget to contact the police let alone contact an attorney’s office such as ‘Nelson & Smith’ to assist you. That’s understandable, but you must… READ MORE

In a commercial truck accident, who is responsible? Published in truck accident,Uncategorized on December 19, 2017.

If you get into an accident with a commercial truck driver, it can be extremely difficult to tell who’s at fault. You may wonder if it’s the driver, the company or someone else that you should look at when it comes time for restitution. It’s not always a clear-cut situation just because the driver is the one who hits the… READ MORE