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Slip and Fall in Restaurants

You can slip and fall anywhere and of course, sustain some injuries. This can happen in your washroom, on staircases, in the backyard or restaurant. Speaking of slip and fall in restaurants, you need to understand how this accident occurs in such places. Restaurants receive many people, meaning that they experience more foot traffic than other public places. Their walkways are narrower because they are surrounded by chairs and tables. Besides, some restaurants are more likely to have slippery or greasy floors that can cause accidents. Since it is common to slip and fall in restaurants, it is prudent that you know what to do. The question is, do you seek medical attention? Do you report the incident to the restaurant’s top management? Finally, do you take legal action against the restaurant? All these are possibilities for anyone who feels that the slip and fall accident should have been avoided…
James Ponton
November 13, 2019
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Slip and Fall Lawsuit Process

A slip and fall no matter how minor can affect your health and ability to earn an income. The physical and financial damages are often a result of a property owner’s negligence. You have the right to bring forth a slip and fall lawsuit if you suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall in a private, commercial or government property. That is why you need an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer to help you plead your case. A slip and fall lawsuit process can take several months or years to resolve depending on the nature of the case. The following is the typical timeline of a slip and fall lawsuit: Filing a Complaint/Summons The first stage of a slip and fall lawsuit is filing a complaint. The document is prepared by your lawyer and explains the nature of your claim. It should contain information to notify the…
James Ponton
November 13, 2019
Car Accident

Which Driving Environment Is Especially Dangerous for a Distracted Driver?

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…
niftyadmin
November 8, 2019
Car Accident

What to Do in Case of a Single Car Accident

A single car accident involves and affects only one vehicle. Single car accidents may include hitting an inanimate object by the side of the road, such as a tree. It may also include the car spinning or rolling without hitting anything, veering off the road and flipping over. Because a single vehicle accident involves only one car, the driver is often assumed to be at fault for the accident. For that reason, an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer can be indispensable when you are involved in a single car accident. The following is information about what to do when involved in a single car accident: Keep Calm and Assess the Situation When involved in a single car accident what to do is to remain calm as panicking will only make the situation worse. The first priority is your safety and the safety of anyone else involved in the accident. You should…
niftyadmin
November 8, 2019
Car Accident

Do I need a Car Accident Attorney Near Me?

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…
niftyadmin
October 23, 2019
Car Accident

Dram Shop Liability

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…
niftyadmin
October 23, 2019
Car Accident

Recovery of Future Medical bills in Car Accident Cases

Can I recover for future medical bills in my Car Accident Case? Here is one that pops up fairly regularly.    You may be nearing the end of your treatment, and the doctor has made some recommendations about some additional treatment you may need after you are discharged from his care.   These recommendations most often occur for: (1) additional chiropractic or physical therapy modalities; (2) additional facet or epidural injections, and (3) additional surgical procedures.   How does that work, and will you get credit for the future medical treatment that has been recommended?    Georgia does allow for the recovery of future medical expenses.  Generally speaking, this means that that the future medical expenses need to be proven with a reasonable degree of medical certainty.  There is no guessing and speculation permitted. If your doctor says that the likelihood of you needing a future procedure from your car accident…
niftyadmin
October 23, 2019
Slip and Fall

What to Expect In a Slip and Fall Lawsuit Process

Even a minor slip and fall can significantly impact your health and financial status. Unfortunately, the negligence of a property owner is often the cause of a slip and fall incident. If you suffer injuries from a slip and fall on another person’s property, you can file a premises liability lawsuit. In such a case, you’d seek to hold the premise owner accountable and to recover the appropriate compensation. What to Do After a Slip and Fall Happens According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slips and falls account for more than one million hospital emergency room visits. Such incidents usually happen in public places, including offices, stores and restaurants. When a slip and fall occurs, you must notify the property management or security personal immediately. That will allow them to file an accident report. Additionally, you should seek immediate medical attention even if your injuries seem minor. Failing to…
niftyadmin
October 18, 2019
Car Accident

What to Do If You Witness a Fender Bender

If you witness a fender bender, there are several things you can do. The law doesn’t mandate you to take any prompt action, but it may save a life or secure a claim. Given that you want to help, you must do so safely. Below are some guidelines for what to do if you witness a fender bender. If you feel the need to consult an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer, the team at Ponton law can help you. Contact us for a free initial consultation. 1.      Don’t Put Yourself at Risk If you stop to offer assistance, don’t make a bad situation worse by risking your life. It’s natural to want to save the day when the adrenaline rush kicks in. But, try to maintain a cool head and avoid doing anything that could put you in danger. Given that the situation is dangerous, please keep off. 2. …
niftyadmin
October 18, 2019
Car Accident

Does Health Insurance Cover Car Accident Injuries?

If you have been involved in an auto accident, your first priority should be your health. You should seek medical care before you do anything else. Unfortunately, everything that follows after that, i.e., paying your medical bills, may become a bit complicated. If you are wondering, does health insurance cover car accident injuries? Read on for more information. The exact responsibility a specific party or insurance provider carries depends on several factors, such as:         Presence of a deductible         Co-pay on the policy         Who was at fault for the auto accident?         The types of auto insurance coverage in play Ultimately, most medical insurance plans will cover car wreck injury expenses, at least up to specific point. However, your health insurance provider may not be on the financial hook in the end. Here, we look at…
niftyadmin
October 18, 2019