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The Most Important Car Accident Laws You Should Be Aware of in Georgia

By James Ponton | Articles

Road accidents are unfortunately rampant across the United States and injuries suffered thereafter can be very severe. Following a car accident in the state of Georgia, if you have experienced bodily injury and/or significant car damage, you might want to consult a skilled Georgia car accident lawyer to advise you on the options you have to hold the at-fault driver financially accountable for your losses.

If you have ever had an accident or probably you once had interests in a personal injury case, then you might have come across terms such as subrogation. You will realize that some accidents might have a person to blame, either a company or an individual. So if the injured person had an insurance cover, the insurance company would want to follow up with the person responsible for the accidents so that they can reimburse some funs the insurance has paid. This article is about subrogation and how it works in a personal injur...
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How do I pay medical expenses while I am seeking compensation through a personal injury case?

By James Ponton | Articles

The General Approach

When it comes to paying medical bills in a personal injury case, a car accident, for instance, your options differ greatly depending on particulars and type of the accident. The general approach is that you would pay the bills by yourself, through a program like Medicare or through private health insurance. You would later seek reimbursement with the third-party through a lawsuit. So h...
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What You Should Know about Georgia Car Seat Laws

By James Ponton | Articles

In the state of Georgia, road accidents are unfortunately common, and they are a leading cause of injuries and deaths for young kids aged 1-12 years. Failing to incorporate car seats or using them improperly is a huge contributor to this issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 4/10 children under 6 years, who are injured or die in car accidents were unrestrained or not incorrectly restrained. If you need to file a lawsuit due to a car accident, you should consult a Read More

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How Much is a Torn Rotator Cuff Worth in Georgia?

By James Ponton | Articles, News

This is a question we are asked often, because it is a fairly common injury. I recently asked the members of a jury pool in Gwinnett County how many people had a close family member or friend who had a torn rotator cuff and 8 hands went up out of 36. Of the 36, 1 previously had a full tear and 1 previously had a partial tear. It is certainly helpful when you have an injury that many folks can relate to, especially when it comes to permanent restrictions and limitations. The folks on that jury and the many clients I have represented who have suffered similar injuries, w...
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What Qualifies as a Commercial Motor Vehicle in Georgia?

By James Ponton | Articles, News

What Qualifies as a Commercial Motor Vehicle in Georgia?

One of the first things that our team looks at when we are investigating a trucking accident is whether the vehicle qualifies as a “commercial motor vehicle.” Many times the at fault vehicle is not aware that the operator should have a CDL and be registered with the DOT.  For example, in Georgia, you must have a CDL to operate:

  • Any Single Vehicle With a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (G...
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Understanding Georgia’s “Super Speeder” Law

By James Ponton | Articles, News

Reckless speeders are dangerous to everyone on the road and excessive speeds typically lead to higher fatality rates. Drive defensively and if you are injured by someone who was speeding, let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

The Facts

Speed-related automobile fatalities are staggeringly high in the United States. In 2015, Georgia saw a signific...
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Truckers And Drugs: The Dangers Of Drug Use By Commercial Truck Drivers

By James Ponton | Articles, News

Drug use by any driver is a serious threat to your safety and the safety of your family. When the drug user is driving a multi-ton commercial truck, however, the risks become exponentially greater.

Why is drugged driving so dangerous?
Impaired drivers pose a risk to everyone. Drug use can impact drivers in many ways. Some drugs will cause a driver to become agitated, take unnecessary risks or drive aggressively. Other drugs may cause the driver to become drowsy or lose the ability to focus properly.

Suffering an injury can be a traumatic and confusing time. If you have been injured in a car accident, while visiting a business or through the reckless or negligent behavior of someone else you should take steps to protect yourself.

Seek Medical Attention
If you have been injured seek medical attention immediately.

When you are injured, adrenaline can surge and your muscles can tense, blocking your ability to feel pain. This is an important evolutionary trait b...
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