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How to find the right personal injury lawyer? Published in Personal Injury on November 1, 2019.

A personal injury lawyer literally has a big responsibility while working on your case. Therefore, you cannot afford to make any hiring errors. Many personal injury lawyers exist, but not all of them are successful with what they do. You can follow this five-step strategy to find the best personal injury specialists. 1. Conduct a Localized Search The first thing that… READ MORE

What are the most common causes of Truck Accidents in Macon? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on August 27, 2019.

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

Why you should hire an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Published in Personal Injury on August 13, 2019.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 35,000 people died in the year 2015 from motor vehicle accidents. It’s hard to imagine that unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. With all these people becoming fatal victims of crashes, there are also thousands of others who survive a crash and have injuries… READ MORE

Where Do Slip and Falls Occur? Published in Personal Injury,slip and fall accidents on August 12, 2019.

Slip and fall accidents are extremely common accidents that often lead to serious injuries. A slip and fall can happen nearly anywhere, but there are several places that these dangerous accidents happen most frequently. When you hear the term slip and fall, it may not strike fear in your heart, but these accidents can be surprisingly serious. If someone else’s… READ MORE

Car Wrecks Involving Ridesharing Vehicles Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on June 17, 2019.

Now more than ever, people rely upon ridesharing vehicles and companies, like Uber and Lyft, for transportation – especially in urban areas. However, these vehicles can still be involved in serious motor vehicle collisions. In some instances, the driver of the ridesharing vehicle might be to blame, while at other times, another motor vehicle driver might cause the accident. If… READ MORE

What To Expect From A Personal Injury Lawyer Published in Personal Injury on February 26, 2019.

Every day we face challenges that can lead to legal trouble. Car accidents, medical malpractice and injuries in falls are just a few things that can cause you to need a personal injury lawyer. If you are out of work or are facing mounting medical bills in Georgia, it may be in your best interest to speak with a Macon… READ MORE

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

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