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How is a Brain Injury Settlement Calculated? Published in Uncategorized on October 25, 2018.

Even a minor brain injury can be incredibly disruptive to a person’s life. A serious brain injury can permanently impact a person’s ability to walk, speak, work or care for themselves independently. In serious cases, a person who has experienced a traumatic brain injury may need 24-hour care. If an injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, a lawsuit may be able… READ MORE

What are the most common causes for motorcycle accidents? Published in Uncategorized on February 1, 2018.

According to statistics, motorcycles are thirty-five times more likely to be in a fatal crash than passenger vehicles. The thrill and economy of open-air travel on two wheels is dampened by the unique risks associated with motorcycle riding. Drivers traveling on either two or four wheels should be aware of the dangers and this post lists the most common causes… READ MORE

How to prove negligence in a motorcycle accident? Published in Motorcycle Accident,Uncategorized on December 8, 2017.

Motorcycle crashes are amongst the most serious when it comes to personal injury. Because a motorcyclist lacks many of the protections that allow the drivers of cars and trucks to walk away from an accident uninjured, motorcyclists often wind up with extensive medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and temporary or even permanent disability. Many drivers fail to exercise… READ MORE

Is your healthcare information really and what is patient privacy? Published in Uncategorized on April 10, 2017.

Most people know that what they say to a doctor is confidential because of HIPAA and the privacy laws. But is it really? It has been more than 20 years since the last update concerning patient privacy and the worry is that those laws have not kept up with technology and recent trends. An article was recently published questioning this… READ MORE

What if I Was Hurt, Injured, Attacked, or Fight Victim at a Concert? Published in Liability,negligence,Personal Injury,Uncategorized on March 11, 2017.

Concerts are a great way to socialize, have fun with friends, and enjoy your favorite bands in Georgia. Unfortunately, they can also be the sites of dangerous mosh pits, fistfights, physical assaults, overcrowding, and building hazards. When things get out of hand at a concert due to lack of security measures, unsafe premises, or violent concertgoers, the situation can quickly… READ MORE

Police report sufficient evidence to fault in a two party accident? Published in Uncategorized on March 3, 2017.

There are a couple things that we have to keep in mind to answer this question: 1)Insurance companies will avoid responsibility at all costs; 2) accident reports are not always accurate; police officers are human too. The basic scenario is goes like this: Driver 1 was turning left into a parking lot, driver 2 was traveling straight at a high… READ MORE

What Is Chinese Drywall, is it Toxic, How Can I Tell? Published in Uncategorized on February 12, 2017.

If you had drywall installed in your home in America between 2001 and 2009, it is possible that your home contains harmful contaminants. As of 2015, more than 4,000 homeowners have reported health problems related to drywall imported from China during this time period. Chinese drywall installed especially in 2006–2007 may contain high levels of sulfur, causing myriad health problems… READ MORE

Does Speeding Kill? What Are Some Speeding Facts? Published in Uncategorized on February 2, 2017.

Every driver is guilty of speeding at one time or another. It is easy to zip through Macon, on your commute to work or struggle to make it to an appointment on time to miss a speed limit sign. Speed limits aren’t just in place to impose fines, they exist for the safety of drivers and pedestrians. Speeding is a… READ MORE

Pool Safety Tips, Summer’s Coming, Stay Safe While Staying Cool! Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Personal Injury,Safety,Uncategorized on February 1, 2017.

Summer wouldn’t be the same without dips in the pool, but is your family safe from common pool-related accidents and injuries? Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death in children between one and four years old. If you have children in the house or in your neighborhood, it is your responsibility to keep your pool safe. Pool safety… READ MORE

Prevent Injuries to Toddlers from Falling, Climbing, and Grabbing Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Safety,Uncategorized on February 1, 2017.

Toddlers are notorious for getting into things they shouldn’t. It is in a child’s nature to crawl, pull up, and eventually walk. Unfortunately for parents, it is also in a child’s nature to climb, fall, and grab. At this age, your home can seem like a war zone, full of potential hazards for your child. Knowing how to prevent injuries… 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 […]
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    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.