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Common children's sports injuries

Fall is right around the corner and that means back to school and the beginning of some of your kid's sports seasons. Playing sports is a great way for your kids to learn teamwork and other valuable skills. However, youth sports can be dangerous too. As with many physical activities, kids are at risk for injury when playing sports.

As a parent you want to keep your kids safe as much as possible. Here is what you need to know about common youth sports injuries and what you can do to keep your kids safe, healthy and happy.

After the crash: how to receive medical aid without insurance

An auto accident damages more than just the vehicles involved. A National Institute of Health study showed 70 percent of car crash victims who suffered soft-tissue injuries still had symptoms 15 years down the road. It is essential you receive the medical care needed to recover after an accident.

Unfortunately, many people in the U.S do not have health insurance. This prevents much-needed doctor' visits, medical treatments and therapy. If this is your situation, do not lose hope. Despite whether or not you can afford to pay up front, there is a chance you can be fully compensated.

Quick tips for staying safe in the pool this summer

Swimming is the perfect summer activity. As the temperatures rise, a dip in the pool lets you and the family enjoy being outside while still getting a break from the heat.

There's nothing like a relaxing day at the pool. But it's important to be safe around the pool as well. Here are some tips for staying safe around the pool this summer. 

Summer bike safety for your child

Now that school is out, your children are enjoying their freedom, playing in the sun and riding bikes. Under Georgia law, a bike is a vehicle, so it is important for kids to understand that they need to follow the rules of the road. Here are some tips on biking safety to keep your loved ones safe.

Navigating a personal injury lawsuit without help can be daunting

Are you struggling to cope with the unanticipated financial and emotional consequences of injuries that resulted from another party's careless or reckless behavior? Then you might have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Georgia civil court -- regardless of whether it was a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident or another cause. However, the most challenging part of such a claim might be establishing negligence.

The theory of "negligence" is the basis for holding a storeowner, company, driver or any other party liable for damages. If you can show that the other party was negligent, the court might hold him or her responsible for any resulting damage or harm.

Do I need an attorney following an accident?

A motor vehicle accident is usually a sudden and frightening event. In a moment, you move from your predictable life to a place altogether unfamiliar and filled with uncertainties, especially if you suffer injuries. You trust the first responders to carefully help you from your vehicle, and you rely on the doctors and nurses to tend to your medical needs.

Now that you are beginning your recovery, you may be wondering if it is time to turn to a legal professional to help you deal with the next aspect of your accident. You may not even realize how much is at stake, and the insurance company seems willing to resolve the matter quickly. However, there are many advantages you can gain from the assistance of a Georgia attorney.

Minor brain injuries can have a major impact on your life

A Georgia car accident can change your life in an instant, even if you do not realize the true impact it will have on your life until days or weeks later. This is particularly true for individuals who experience common car accident injuries, including concussions. While it is a common injury that many people consider to be minor, it is still a type of traumatic brain injury that can affect a victim long term.

Your seemingly minor concussion can have a major effect on your life. It can make it difficult to work, enjoy a certain quality of life and do everyday tasks you used to be able to complete without issue. If your concussion is the result of an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you may have grounds to pursue financial compensation.

An auto wreck ought not wreck your life: What to do after a crash

No matter what measures you take to protect yourself behind the wheel, motor vehicle accidents cannot always be avoided. Unfortunately, depending on the nature of your car crash, you may end up developing serious injuries.

In many instances, car accidents in Georgia occur due to another driver's carelessness. For instance, perhaps the other driver was texting while driving, or maybe he or she was speeding at the time of the unfortunate incident. Taking a few steps immediately following an accident that was no fault of your own may help you to protect your future best interests.  

How long does it take to receive compensation after a car crash?

Suffering injuries in an automobile accident can really take a toll on your life in a number of ways. If another person was responsible for the collision, either fully or partially, according to the state of Georgia, you may seek compensation for your losses through legal means. How long does it take to receive compensation after a car crash?

Every accident case is different. Sometimes, it is fairly easy to reach settlement terms, and sometimes, it is not. Sometimes, people handle cases completely out of court, and sometimes, litigation becomes necessary.

Victim of medical malpractice? Here's some steps to take

The last person you expect to contribute to your health problems is your doctor, but sometimes, it does happen. When a physician makes a mistake that deviates from the normal, expected course of care, and this mistake causes you harm, you may be able to pursue a case of medical malpractice. Physicians do their best to provide the best standard of medical care, but when they don't, and become negligent, they are responsible for any harm that occurs.

If you think your doctor has made an error, you might be wondering what steps to take. The thought of pursuing a malpractice case intimidates many people, or they might think that taking the doctor to court would be too expensive. The fact is, many personal injury lawyers charge a fee only if they win the case, and they have the skills needed to face the big insurance companies. As you think about how to begin your malpractice case, you may wish to take advantage of the following steps.  

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