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When Is a Rear-End Collision Not Your Fault?

By James Ponton | Articles

The most common type of motor vehicle accident in Georgia is a rear-end collision. Often described as a "fender bender," this is a crash where one vehicle strikes the vehicle directly in front of it on the road. In many cases, a rear-end collision starts a chain reaction that leads to a multi-vehicle accident.

Fortunately, many rear-end crashes do not result in life-threatening or catastrophic injuries. This is because the impact from bumper damage is generally less severe than, say, a head-on or side-impact collisio...
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What Happens if an Amazon Driver Gets in an Accident?

By James Ponton | Articles

Amazon's fast and convenient home delivery service has led to a rise in the number of delivery trucks on the roads, which raises the potential for accidents involving these drivers. If you find yourself in such an unfortunate situation, whether as a bystander or the driver, understanding your legal rights and the steps to take is crucial. An Atlanta motor vehicle lawyer can be your right legal partner, helping you confidently address the situation and ensuring justice and fair compensation are achieved.

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What Are the Punitive Damages in a Car Accident?

By James Ponton | Articles

When you got into an accident that was not your fault, you are entitled to general compensatory damages. Compensatory damages aim to “make you whole again” after an accident. However, in addition to compensatory damages, there are also punitive damages that take a completely different approach toward such accidents. Punitive damages exist as a separate category to punish drivers who exhibit truly egregious behavior behind the wheel.

In this blog, we will explore what qualifies for punitive damages in Georgia car ...
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What Is Subrogation, and What Does It Mean for Your Auto Accident Claim?

By James Ponton | Articles

Car accidents can be stressful, and when legal terms like subrogation pop up, things can get even more confusing. But worry not. In today's blog, we will define subrogation in simple terms and walk you through the insurance process so that you can better understand how it works.

Subrogation may sound complex, but it can be helpful when you are involved in an accident that wasn't your fault. The meaning of subrogation is actually simple—it's about your insurance company recovering the costs of repairs from the at-fa...
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What Steps Should I Take After an Injury at an Airport?

By James Ponton | Articles

Nobody travels to an airport with expectations of suffering a serious injury there. However, airports, just like other public places that are frequented by large numbers of people, can have a wide variety of hazards that can result in debilitating injuries. Indeed, airport injuries may be more common than you think. Common examples of injuries that happen at airports include slips and falls in the terminals or waiting areas, escalator and elevator injuries, pedestrian accidents involvi...
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Atlanta Head-on Collisions

By James Ponton | Articles

Vehicle accidents can cause serious harm and even death.  Head-on collisions are exceptionally dangerous to drivers and passengers because the impact is concentrated directly into the car.  Catastrophic harm can be created when vehicles moving at high speeds come into contact.

The Devastating Impact of Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions are one of the most serio...
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Construction Worker Killed, Two Others Seriously Injured After Bridge Collapses in Newton County

By James Ponton | Articles, Construction Accidents

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a construction worker was killed when a portion of a bridge collapsed in Newton County. Demario Battle, an employee of B&D Concrete Cutting Inc, was identified as the victim of the tragic accident. Two other construction workers also suffered serious injuries and were hospitalized. Here, our Read More

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Four Key Elements of a Negligent Security Claim in Georgia

By James Ponton | Articles

In Georgia, businesses and property owners have a responsibility to look out for the health and well-being of the people on their premises. Under OCGA § 51-3-1, a business or property owner in Atlanta may be liable for injuries caused by a “failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.”

A business or property owne...
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Grocery Store Liability in Atlanta After Slipping on a Spill

When you take a trip to the grocery store, you generally expect to come home with bags of meat, tasty vegetables, snacks, and beverages to enjoy for the next few weeks. One thing no one expects to come home with is a serious, potentially life-altering injury. Unfortunately, even a small spill can cause a shopper to slip and fall. This can result in a range of injuries, including hip fractures, brain injuries, spinal injuries, wrist sprains, broken fingers, and much more. In some cases, the complications of these injuries can even lead to death. In th...
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