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Headache after Car Accident?

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Car accidents have been deemed to be among the major causes of persistent headaches lasting for over 30 days. Impact after a car accident on the head might seem minor but may certainly lead to a complication. Headaches after a car accident can be a symptom of a more serious issue such as: Whiplash Concussion Spinal injury Etc… People involved in an accident within Atlanta are advised to talk to our Atlanta car accident attorney at Ponton Law, who is a personal injury attorney in Atlanta. You can visit the offices at 2002 Summit Blvd NE #300, Atlanta, GA. The attorney addresses issues on, how frequent the headaches are, possible complications, and the treatment plan. How Frequent are the Headaches? Headaches after an accident occur as a result of hitting the head on a hard surface or a whiplash. The headache normally starts about an hour after the accident and…

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Common Car Accident Injuries

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No matter what precautions you take, you can not entirely annihilate the possibility of getting involved in a motor accident. In the event that you get injured in one, you may sustain different types of injuries, such as: Head injuries Neck injuries Spine injuries Internal injuries The nature of the injuries often depends on a number of things, including the impact of the crash, whether or not the driver and passengers had seatbelts or not, if the car had airbags or not, and the direction in which car was hit. Some of the most common types of car accident injuries are back injuries, which may involve injury to the spinal code and cause paralysis. Another severe kind of injury is the neck injury. This type of injury is mostly caused by high-speed collisions. Chest injuries can result in broken ribs and trauma to the internal organs. Head injuries or whiplash…

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Whiplash Car Accident

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With a population of over 400,000 residents, Atlanta is indeed a vibrant economic hub. With this number of people and an almost equal number of cars, Atlanta roads do see their fair share of accidents and fender benders. One of the most common injuries you can get from an accident is whiplash. Unfortunately, when there is no pain, swelling, or bleeding, most accident victims assume they were not injured. That is until whiplash symptoms show up hours or even days after the accident. Here is a more in-depth look into what whiplash is and what you should do about it. What Is Whiplash? Whiplash is a neck injury that results after your head is jerked forcefully, as is the case in most automotive collisions. This injury can extend to your shoulders and upper back as well. Some of the symptoms include stiffness, a reduced range of motion, pain, swelling, and…

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Back Pain After Car Accident

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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 different kinds of back injuries and pains that you could experience after a car accident. Classification of Back Injuries and Pains Some of the back injuries you could get after a car crash include lumbar sprains, spinal stenosis, and facet joint injuries. Spinal stenosis is an injury that many Atlanta car accident attorneys see from time to time. It involves a ruptured disc that enters the spinal canal space. The ruptured disk applies pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, causing severe pain. Facet joints contain disks that facilitate and limit your vertebrae’s movement. Whiplash,…

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Spoliation of Evidence in an Atlanta Slip and Fall Case

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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 preserve evidence when the litigation is “reasonable foreseeable” to the party in control of the evidence, even if the party is not on notice of a specific claim.    While most injured folks tend to think about whether there is any videotape which depicts the fall, there are also a number of other things that we have found relevant.   We include these areas and document requests in a cover letter and fax it and send it certified mail to the premises owner and the insurance company so that no one…

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How Much Your Slip and Fall Case Is Worth

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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 contribute to slip and falls vary extensively from one case to another. The severity of the injuries for the injured party or the property damages of the defendant where the accident occurred all have to be considered before settling on the amount. It’s really nearly impossible to take them all into…

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How Long Slip and Fall Settlements Take

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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 result in a money verdict for the injured party. If one has to go into a trial for a slip and fall settlement, they need to know in order to realize a positive outcome, they must consider these few things: how much time you need how much money you need how much effort you need The Settlement Amount Even on winning the case, most of them settle…

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Atlanta Bus Accidents

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Importance of Having an Attorney 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. Reason 1 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 involves a Megabus on I-75, there were 22 claimants who claimed that they were injured. The total available liability coverage to satisfy all of the injured claimants was $1,000,000. With significant injuries, including multiple back and neck surgeries, a $1,000,000 might seem like a lot but would actually be exhausted fairly quickly. Thus, the…

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5 Reasons Why an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Will Not Take Your Case

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(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 see if a passerby called into 911 to report what happened and obtain video surveillance of the area where the accident occurred. For example, we recently represented an individual who was struck in a crosswalk in the City of Atlanta and was able to secure footage from a barbershop across the street which depicted the area where the accident occurred. (2) No Visible Property Damage.    If you were rear-ended by another vehicle and there is no visible damage to your vehicle,…

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Ryder Truck Accident Attorney

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Have you been 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: Who is an “insured” under the policy? Ryder does everything they can in an attempt to disclaim coverage under the policy.   For example, in a recent case, we handled we represented an individual who was hired by a moving company.   The moving company hired a Ryder truck and purchased supplemental liability coverage in the amount of $1M.  While transporting the goods across I-16 and up to Atlanta, the Ryder truck rear-ended a semi-truck while getting onto I-285. Our client was…

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