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Back Pain After Car Accident

By James Ponton | Articles

After a car crash, you could suffer different types of injuries — from broken bones, bumps, and bruises. In more severe cases, you could lose your life.

Atlanta car accident attorneys deal with many cases of back injuries and other forms of injuries that put clients through a lot of pain and trouble. Here are...
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Spoliation of Evidence in an Atlanta Slip and Fall Case

By James Ponton | Articles

Spoliation refers to the destruction or failure to preserve evidence that is necessary to contemplate or pending litigation.   In the context of a slip and fall case, this most often involves alerting the store and insurance company to the presence of litigation.   Under a recent Supreme Court decision in Georgia, the court can find a duty to pres...
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How Much Your Slip and Fall Case Is Worth

By James Ponton | Articles

Variable Factors

If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, it’s highly advisable that you estimate the value of your claim before taking any legal action. This would allow you to get an upper hand and know beforehand what settlement would be fair and what would be unacceptable. There is no fixed value for a slip and fall settlement. It varies depending on so many factors. One has to know every single detail about the case in order to have an idea of what they should settle for, which is a difficult feat to achieve. Moreover, factors that cont...
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How Long Slip and Fall Settlements Take

By James Ponton | Articles

Slip and Fall Case Misconceptions

One of the greatest misconceptions about slip and fall cases is that they are easy to win. Many people generally believe that because they slipped and fell on somebody else’s property, it automatically means that they should win the case. Truth is, slip and fall cases are actually very difficult to prove in a trial, and they end up taking months or years in court. According to courtroom statistics, only one in five of slip and fall cases...
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Atlanta Bus Accident Lawyer

By James Ponton | Articles

Ponton Law has handled many bus accident cases. While it is always important to retain an attorney as soon as possible if you are injured in any sort of auto accident, it is very important to retain an attorney involving an accident on a bus. This is important for two reasons. First, many times there will be a limited amount of money to compensate all of the individuals who were on the bus at the time of the accident. For example, in the last bus accident case we did involving a Megabus on I-75, there were 22 claimants who claimed that they were injured. The total avai...
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5 Reasons Why an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Will Not Take Your Case

By James Ponton | Articles

(1) Disputed Liability  

In cases where the other side is disputing fault for the accident, it makes it difficult to pursue a claim if the other party is claiming that you were at fault.   For example, the other party claims that they had the green light when they entered the intersection.   Some things you can do to combat this is to obtain copies of the 911 records to ...
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Ryder Truck Accident Attorney

By James Ponton | Articles

Have you been in involved in an accident involving a Ryder semi-truck or box truck? These types of cases present many different types of challenges.  Make sure you hire the right attorney who handles these types of cases and is familiar with the issues that tend to arise.   James has handled many.   Here are two of the issues that pop up in almost every one of these cases:...
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Hospital Liens and Car Accident Settlements in Atlanta

By James Ponton | Articles

Here is a scenario which happens, on average, 2-3 times a year in this office.  An individual is involved in a horrific accident resulting in significant injuries and a lengthy hospital stay.   The person who caused the accident has a minimum amount of insurance available, often times $25,000, but sometimes $50,000 or $100,000.  There is either no underinsured motorist coverage or ...
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Tire Defects

By James Ponton | Articles

Poorly maintained tires are a leading cause in Atlanta car accidents.  In the context of a commercial motor vehicle, the standards are generally set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which provide that no commercial motor vehicle shall be operated on any tire that: (1) has body ply or belt material exposed through the tread or sidewall; (2) has any tread or sidewall separation; (3) is flat or has an audible leak, or has a cut which exposes the ply or belt mater...
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Atlanta Delivery Drivers

By James Ponton | Articles

Ponton Law has handled many accidents in the Atlanta area that were caused by a negligent driver who was delivering pizzas, including Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and Uber Eats.  The first thing to look at is whether the accident with the at-fault driver occurred while he was on the clock.    If the accident occurred on the clock, then generally speaking you would have a claim not only against the driver but the driver’s employ...
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