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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.  

Braking distance and its impact on your truck accident

If you were involved in a truck accident in Georgia, you know how harrowing and emotionally scarring that experience can be. In addition to the emotional trauma and mental hardship you endured, chances are that you also experienced physical injuries as well. After suffering harm due to an accident with a commercial vehicle or semi-trailer, you may find it beneficial to fully explore your legal options.

While truck accidents happen for many reasons, braking distance plays a significant role in many of them. Inadequate training or poor judgment behind the wheel can increase the chances that a truck driver will misjudge stopping distance, follow too closely or do something that ultimately causes harm to innocent motorists. If you suffered because of a truck accident, it is possible that you have valid grounds for a civil claim.

Bicycle injuries: the facts

Bicycle injuries are a major problem for individuals. Wherever there are motor vehicles and bicycles using the same roads, there is a potential for an accident to occur. People in cars have safety measures like air bags, seat belts and other safety gear, while bikers are more exposed to the road, often only protected by their helmets.

A person hurt by another person while riding their bike may be facing serious issues. There could be medical costs and other damages associated with the accident. Family members may also be facing the problem of their loved one's wrongful death. It can be tough to determine what to do, and people may not be sure where to turn for help.

Did going to your child's First game of the season end in injury?

If you're the parent of a Georgia high school or college athlete, you've likely been busy washing uniforms, shopping for cleats and otherwise getting ready for this year's sports seasons. From cross country running and soccer to basketball and volleyball, cheering on your favorite local teams is a lot of fun and a nice way to bring families and communities together. When a particular sporting event draws a large crowd, there may be increased safety risks involved.

In fact, just walking from your car to a gymnasium entrance can be a life-threatening experience. You may be one of many parents who are pushing a younger child in a stroller or are walking with grandparents or other relatives who have come to see your son or daughter play. Sometimes, if a school parking lot is filled to capacity, you may even have to park a block or two away. As a pedestrian, you are at risk for injury.

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