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Which Parties are Accountable In Truck Accidents? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on February 25, 2019.

Thousands of people are injured in trucking accidents every year. When an accident involves a commercial trucking vehicle, these accidents are often quite serious due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. A common question that accident victims may ask a Macon truck accident attorney is, “who can be held liable for a trucking accident?” If an accident involves… READ MORE

Common Workplace Injuries Published in Personal Injury,Workers Compensation on February 11, 2019.

We have all heard the phrase, “just another day at the office.” The words imply routine and familiarity. Yet just as home, school, vacation or a trip to the supermarket offer their own set of perils, so too does work. Statistics demonstrate the frequency and likelihood of employees suffering injury–or worse–in the workplace. Physical disability and economic damages may follow.… READ MORE

Do more accidents happen on the highway? Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury,truck accident on January 21, 2019.

  Automobile accidents are a familiar sight on America’s highways. The flashing lights from police cars and ambulances, damaged vehicles, injured drivers and passengers, it all unfolds as other drivers pass by. It used to be that most accidents happened closer to home, but recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the number of urban… READ MORE

What are the long term effects of Brain Injuries? Published in brain injury,Personal Injury on January 16, 2019.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can radically alter a person’s life. Not only do TBI’s have short-term dangers, but the effects could also last for the rest of the person’s life. It is estimated that nearly 5 million Americans are living with a TBI. The condition creates various challenges that hinder them from leading productive lives. If you have a… READ MORE

How to Prove Distracted Driving in an Auto Accident Case Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on January 9, 2019.

    Distracted driving can be described as anything that diverts a driver’s attention and prevents them from safely operating their vehicle. Distracted driving can cover a long list of activities including talking on a cell phone, texting, adjusting your radio, eating, putting on makeup, trying to find fallen objects, and more. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… READ MORE

Can I sue someone if I slip on their sidewalk in Macon? Published in Personal Injury,slip and fall accidents on December 28, 2018.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone’s sidewalk in Macon, you may consider seeking legal help. Many slip and fall accidents result in simple bruises that will heal easily and quickly. But in other cases, a slip and fall accident on someone’s sidewalk can result in broken bones and serious brain trauma. These types… READ MORE

Macon, GA: Common Personal Injury Cases Published in Personal Injury on November 26, 2018.
The Most Common Personal Injury Cases in Macon Published in Personal Injury on November 7, 2018.

Accidents are an unfortunate and inevitable part of life. However, when they result in personal injury, it can be a devastating experience. In the Macon, Georgia area and elsewhere, there are certain types of personal injury cases that tend to be fairly common. If you are injured as a result of one of these types of accidents, you can get… READ MORE

What are the most common causes of Truck Accidents in Macon? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on August 27, 2018.

Truck accidents are no doubt the most serious crashes on the highways due to the mere size of the vehicles. No passenger vehicle is a match for a big-rig, and loaded trucks can be even more dangerous. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported that 12% of all traffic fatalities are the result of commercial vehicle accidents. Even more… READ MORE

What constitutes a Personal Injury in Georgia? Published in Personal Injury on August 17, 2018.

Unfortunately, accidents happen every single day, no matter how precautious you are. The state of Georgia is no exception. People can suffer personal injury as a result of these accidents and are left with having to deal with medical bills, ongoing treatment, property damage and lost wages, among other types of damage. If you are injured by no fault of… READ MORE

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    In Georgia, all employers comply with federal laws that require worker’s compensation insurance. Any employer who hires more than one worker purchases adequate coverage for all workers. If a worker is injured, the employer file an insurance claim to cover certain expenses for the worker. A denial of worker’s compensation benefits often leads to a […]
  • Which Parties are Accountable In Truck Accidents?
    Thousands of people are injured in trucking accidents every year. When an accident involves a commercial trucking vehicle, these accidents are often quite serious due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. A common question that accident victims may ask a Macon truck accident attorney is, “who can be held liable for a trucking […]
  • Has Georgia’s ‘Hands Free’ Law Created Safer Driving?
    Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points […]
  • How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident
    In Georgia civil cases, which is the category under which a claim for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident falls, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the negligence of the at-fault driver, also known as the defendant, caused the accident. The post How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident appeared first on Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law.