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How to Prove Fault in an Accident When Someone Runs a Stop Sign Published in Car Accidents on August 10, 2017.

In many negligence-related car accidents, it’s one driver’s word against the other’s. Many drivers refuse to admit fault, even when the driver knows he or she was responsible for the crash. In these situations, the case comes down to a plaintiff’s burden of proof. In any personal injury case, it’s a plaintiff’s job to prove to the court that, more… READ MORE

Tractor Trailer Accidents Published in Tractor Trailer Accident on August 8, 2017.

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Macon, Hawkinsville and Dublin, Georgia If you or someone close to you was injured in a serious traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer, commercial truck, 18-wheeler, or “big rig” vehicle on a Georgia roadway, you may be entitled to compensation. Tractor-trailer accidents are extremely serious. These massive vehicles pose a great danger to drivers of conventional… READ MORE

What is a Single Car Accident, How Common Are They? Published in Car Accidents,negligence,Personal Injury on August 7, 2017.

There’s no denying that it’s stressful, frightening, and often embarrassing to be involved in an automobile accident – as well as straining on one’s finances. However, when you’re in an accident that involves only one vehicle, all those negative emotions and stigma feel especially strong. Of course, the driver isn’t always automatically at fault, even in a single-vehicle crash, and… READ MORE

Car Wrecks- The Most Common Cause of Whiplash Injuries. Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on August 7, 2017.

 Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome or “Whiplash” is most commonly caused by a motor vehicle accident and the associated neck pain may not be felt immediately. In this article we will explore some of the common topics such as: What is Whiplash, What causes Whiplash, What the symptoms of Whiplash, and How it can Whiplash be prevented. What is whiplash? Whiplash, also… READ MORE

I slipped and fell what do I do? Published in Dog bites and Animal Attacks, Warning Signs?,Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Liability,Premises liability on July 12, 2017.

In Georgia, Slip or trip and fall accident, are considered in most cases are covered under premises liability. These cases commonly result in injuries caused by the owner or his custodian’s negligent maintenance of his or her property. In many cases, these falls may not seem serious at first; however, they can disrupt and have life changing effects on the… READ MORE

3 Rules for Hit and Run Accidents Published in Car Accidents,dui,Evidence,Personal Injury on June 27, 2017.

I was recently asked this question by friend, now client that was involved in a hit and run car wreck: “I was hit by a drunk driver and he fled the scene. My insurance company found him with the tag number we got and he is telling my insurance company no accident occurred and he is not even talking to… READ MORE

Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving on May 4, 2017.

This is an update to our previous distracted driving post. Because of the weather, increased traffic, and holidays, April and May are “distracted driving awareness” months. The Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) released the updated statistics concerning distracted driving and motor vehicle accidents. (Click here for an summary article of the statistics). As the article illustrates many states including Georgia have laws… READ MORE

Can I Sue for Airplane Turbulence and In-Flight Injuries? Published in Airplane Injury on April 30, 2017.

Every year, thousands of airline passengers suffer various forms of injuries while en route to their destinations. The most common injuries include slips and falls in the airplane aisles, bumps from falling luggage or beverage carts, and other injuries from plane turbulence. Injured people in these situations may be wondering if they have any options for legal action against the… READ MORE

Trampoline Safety Tips Published in Safety on April 25, 2017.

Spring has officially sprung, and while the days may feel cold, warmer weather is just around the corner. April is when we bring our patio furniture out of storage, fire up the grill, and begin enjoying time outdoors. For some of us, it’s also time to take an inaugural jump on the trampoline. Whether you’re setting up your own, or… READ MORE

Is the Airline Responsible When Children Fly Alone? Published in Airplane Injury on April 22, 2017.

As the summer travel season approaches, parents are beginning to plan their vacations. Each year, thousands of children travel alone to visit relatives, old friends, and attend summer camps. Though most of these trips go smoothly, there is always the chance that a child will miss a connecting flight or get lost in the busy airplane shuffle. For many parents,… READ MORE

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  • How to Prove Fault in an Accident When Someone Runs a Stop Sign
    In many negligence-related car accidents, it’s one driver’s word against the other’s. Many drivers refuse to admit fault, even when the driver knows he or she was responsible for the crash. In these situations, the case comes down to a plaintiff’s burden of proof. In any personal injury case, it’s a plaintiff’s job to prove […]
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
    Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Macon, Hawkinsville and Dublin, Georgia If you or someone close to you was injured in a serious traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer, commercial truck, 18-wheeler, or “big rig” vehicle on a Georgia roadway, you may be entitled to compensation. Tractor-trailer accidents are extremely serious. These massive vehicles pose a great […]
  • What is a Single Car Accident, How Common Are They?
    There’s no denying that it’s stressful, frightening, and often embarrassing to be involved in an automobile accident – as well as straining on one’s finances. However, when you’re in an accident that involves only one vehicle, all those negative emotions and stigma feel especially strong. Of course, the driver isn’t always automatically at fault, even […]
  • Car Wrecks- The Most Common Cause of Whiplash Injuries.
     Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome or “Whiplash” is most commonly caused by a motor vehicle accident and the associated neck pain may not be felt immediately. In this article we will explore some of the common topics such as: What is Whiplash, What causes Whiplash, What the symptoms of Whiplash, and How it can Whiplash be prevented. […]