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Slip and Fall Knee Injury Settlement

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Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. Whether it’s at home or work, slip and fall injuries can occur. In most cases, slippery and wet floors contribute so much to such incidents. Obstructions are also responsible for common injuries when they trip your foot while walking. This calls for safety measures to minimize accidents at work, at home or in public places. Regardless of the cause, if you injure your knee through falls or slips at the workplace, your employer may be liable for your injuries. This is where a slip and fall knee injury settlement comes into play. Several factors such as liability and negligence play a crucial role in determining knee injury settlement. However, your compensation may cover your injuries, medical bills, your lawyer’s fee, not forgetting the pain and suffering you went through. Factors that Determine Slip and Fall Knee Injury Settlement When it comes to a slip…

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How to Fix a Fender Bender

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Getting into an accident is a massive inconvenience even if it is only a fender bender. Minor car accidents like fender benders may have hidden costs which you will only find out when it comes to repairing them. In this article, I will show how you can fix your car after a fender bender if you are not injured, the car can be repaired and there are no lawsuits against you. If there are any lawsuits brought against you after a fender bender you should contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer.  Here is how to fix a fender bender: Assess the Damage The first step to fixing a fender bender is assessing the damage to your vehicle. Your insurance company is going to do the assessment. Insurance companies can perform three types of assessments. They can have their own claims adjuster perform the assessment by bringing your vehicle to one…

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How Much Will My Insurance Go up After a Fender Bender?

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A fender bender is a minor car accident. Regardless of how minor the accident, if you report it to your insurance company, your premium rates will undoubtedly rise. That is why it is so crucial to have an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer on hand whenever you have an accident. There is no generally accepted answer to the question, ‘how much will my insurance go up after a fender bender?’ the answers range from very optimistic to some that can really dampen your spirits. However, the answer depends on several factors including the nature of the accident, your insurance company and the type of car you drive. Factors That Determine an Insurance Rate Increase After a Fender Bender Extent of the Accident Even though a fender bender is a minor accident, the extent of the damage can vary widely. The rate of increase of your insurance will be determined by how…

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3 Car Fender Bender Who Is at Fault?

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A multiple car fender bender also known as a ‘chain reaction’ traffic accident occurs when three or more vehicles collide in a series of back-end accidents caused mainly by the first collision. A chain reaction accident may include one or more drivers acting recklessly which makes it very difficult to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. However, an Atlanta Car accident attorneys could really help with the matter. A plethora of issues arise when establishing 3 car fender bender who is at fault. Read on to find out more about these issues. Establishing Fault When filing a lawsuit against another driver after a chain reaction accident, you have to prove liability under a legal doctrine known as ‘negligence.’ Determining negligence in a 3 car fender bender involves finding out which driver’s recklessness was the cause of the accident. If multiple drivers were negligent, you will need to…

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Slip and Fall in a Parking Lot

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Accidents are inevitable and can occur when you least expect. One of the accidents that happen mostly includes the slip and fall in a parking lot. As a matter of fact, an Atlanta parking lot slip and fall can be fatal to the victim. If you are the person involved in such an accident, you might get confused about what to do next. Luckily, there are a few steps you can follow to safeguard your rights and best interests. Ponton Law in Atlanta can help you receive compensation for the injuries sustained. So, what is next for you after a slip and fall in the parking lot incident? Let’s find out! Reach out for Medical Attention Seeking medical attention is the first step you must take after getting involved in a slip and fall in a parking lot incident. Medical attention is important such that it will take care of…

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Slip and Fall in Restaurants

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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…

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit Process

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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…

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Common Types of Late Appearing Car Accident Injuries

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Immediately after a car crash, victims generally have an idea of the injuries they sustained. That could lead them to settle their claim fast, in hopes of getting compensation, so they can move on with their lives. However, some injuries resulting from a car accident do not reveal themselves until a few weeks or months later. That could potentially delay healing and hit one with unexpected medical expenses. The person might have to miss some time from work. Moreover, if the victim had already settled their case, they might be limited in pursuing extra compensation to cover the new expenses. They’ll usually be unable to recover compensation for the additional medical costs or lost earnings. Here are the most common types of late appearing car accident injuries: 1.      Concussion At times, the collision’s impact can jolt a victim’s body and cause them to violently hit their head on…

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How Much is a Neck Surgery Case Worth?

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Ponton Law has handled 20+ neck surgery cases throughout the Atlanta area in cases ranging from premises liability to car accidents to trucking accidents and other commercial cases.    Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to evaluating your neck surgery case in Georgia with a particular emphasis on the Metro Atlanta area which covers a large percentage of our practice.   Also below are a sampling of actual dollar amounts based on actual cases and recoveries. (1) There is a possibility that the value of your case exceeds all available insurance coverage.     By “all available insurance coverage” I mean the combination of all available liability policies and all available UM (underinsured motorist) policies.   If you were involved in a car accident and the at-fault driver has $25,000 in liability coverage, the minimum amount in Georgia, and you also have $25,000 in add-on…

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Atlanta Auto Injuries and Lost Wages

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Are lost wages part of my claim against the insurance company? Yes.   Lost wages are an item of your special damages.   Special damages include dollar amounts that are directly attributable to the accident.    For example, your medical bills are part of your special damages. Other items included in your special damages might include mileage to and from the doctor’s office, parking at the doctor’s office, and potentially lost wages.   When it comes to recovering lost wages, there are generally 4 areas of inquiry that need to be looked at before submitting any documentation to the insurance company: What is the nature and extent of your injuries? If you have soft tissue injuries from a car accident, it is certainly very reasonable to stay out of work for anywhere from a couple of days through a few weeks.   If you have soft tissue injuries which are…

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