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How Long Does a Premises Liability Case Last Before Settlement?

By | Slip and Fall

A person who has sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident in Atlanta most likely wants the claim to reach a resolution as fast as possible. The less time it takes to resolve the claim, the sooner the victim can acquire compensation to pay hospital bills and move on with life. How Long Do Slip and Fall Settlement Take? If you’ve been harmed in a slip and fall incident, you might have questions about the claim settlement process. Well, an Atlanta slip and fall attorney can review your legal options during a no-obligation case evaluation. Resolving claims involving slip and falls isn’t always a fast process, even if things appear straightforward. Ponton Law attorneys can help you gain knowledge on what to expect at every stage of a slip and fall settlement case. We are a prominent firm based in Atlanta, and our lawyers and staff members take pride…

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Which Driving Environment Is Especially Dangerous for a Distracted Driver?

By | Car Accident

The environment in which you are driving is a significant factor as to how well you drive. Worse environments require greater driving skill and focus. Such environments are even more dangerous when drivers are distracted. Distractions come in all forms including drinking, smoking, using your cell phone or the numerous elements outside the car among others. If you get into a car accident in one of these conditions while you were distracted, it is a good idea to contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer. Read on to find out which driving environment is especially dangerous for a distracted driver. Heavy Rain About a third of all run off the road accidents in the United States are as a result of wet road conditions. Many drivers state that the hardest condition for them to drive in is heavy rain. Heavy rain becomes even more dangerous when you are distracted. You increase…

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Do I need a Car Accident Attorney Near Me, Ponton Law

Do I need a Car Accident Attorney Near Me?

By | Car Accident

If you’ve ever asked the question “Do I need a Car Accident Attorney near me?” it’s good to know at a minimum it is best to have a car accident attorney who is licensed to practice in the state where the accident took place.   However, our experience has shown that it is also better to hire a car accident attorney near where you physically live or work. Here are a couple of reasons why: (1) Knowledge of local medical providers.    After you are involved in a car accident, you will meet with your attorney (hopefully not an “intake specialist” who isn’t even an attorney).   Many attorneys have relationships with various medical providers and can point you in the right direction, but more importantly can tell you who to stay away from.   There are certain doctors who have never seen a car accident cause a herniated disc…

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Dram Shop Liability, Ponton Law

Dram Shop Liability

By | Car Accident

I was hit by a drunk driver, can I file a claim and sue the bar that overserved him?  In the right circumstances, yes.    These cases are what Georgia refers to as “Dram Shop” cases.    Ponton Law has handled a number of these cases. Georgia Dram Shop liability is found in OCGA 51-1-40.    In a nutshell, the statute protects people who sell alcohol from being legally responsible unless: The individual sells, furnishes, or serves alcohol to a minor with knowledge that they would soon be driving a motor vehicle, or owing that such person will soon be driving a motor vehicle.  These cases always focus on showing that the individual was intoxicated and that he would soon be driving a vehicle.   Just because he was served 10 beers at a bar does not mean that you will be able to make a claim. You also need…

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