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Filing a Premises Liability after an Accident in Georgia? Be Ready for these Defenses from the Insurance Company 

By James Ponton | Personal Injury

Under Georgia Code § 51-3-1, a business or property owner can be held liable for injuries caused by “failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.” This type of claim is called a premises liability lawsuit. Most premises liability claims are handled by commercial insurance companies—and these insurers are ready to aggressively protect their financial interests.&nb...
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Are Bicycle Helmets Required in Atlanta?

By James Ponton | Bicycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Bicycles are a popular form of transportation, recreation, and exercise. Unfortunately, too many motorists in our region still fail to safely share the road with bikes. It is crucial that all cyclists take proper care to protect their own health and well-being. You may have questions about the bicycle helmet laws in Georgia. Here, our Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer provides an overview of Georgia’s bike helmet laws and explains why it is so important for every rider to wear a helm...
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Dogs Attack Teenager in Clayton County, Parents are Demanding Answers

According to a report from WSB-TV 2, a 16-year-old girl was attacked and injured by a dog in Clayton County. The dog has been returned to the owner by local animal control and the parents are demanding answers about how they can keep their children safe in the neighborhood. In this article, our At...
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Construction Accidents: An Overview of Scaffolding Safety Laws in Georgia 

Also referred to as staging, scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support a crew that is doing construction and/or repair work. With our region’s boom in construction, scaffolding is a near ever-present site in Atlanta. Defective, poorly installed, or otherwise problematic scaffolding poses a serious safety risk. In this article, our Atlanta construction accident injury lawyer provides an overview of scaffolding safety laws in Georgia and explains what you should know a...
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What to Know About Hospital Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia

By James Ponton | Personal Injury, Slip and Fall

A hospital should be a safe place. Sadly, that is not always the reality—and slip and fall accidents are one of the top safety hazards in hospitals. According to a study published by the United States National Library of Medicine, approximately 100,000 people are injured nationwide in fall accidents each year. Here, our Atlanta slip and fall lawyer explains the key t...
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How Does Comparative Fault Affect Personal Injury Claims?

By James Ponton | Personal Injury

When a person has sustained serious personal injuries in an accident, it may be possible to seek multiple forms of compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Yet in some personal injury cases, the issue of comparative fault, which is also sometimes known as comparative negligence, may arise. What is comparative fault, and how can it impact your personal injury lawsuit? Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys can tell you more aboutRead More

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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia?

Were you hurt in an accident caused by another party’s negligence? If so, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. However, you only have a limited amount of time to initiate the process. This raises an important question: How long do you have to file a personal injury claim in Georgia? Most cases are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Here, our Atlanta personal i...
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When is a Business Liable for Negligent Security in Atlanta?

There are countless businesses across Atlanta, and many of these establishments welcome members of the public onto their premises. Shoppers and patrons deserve to feel safe at all times, but sometimes businesses fail to provide an adequate level of security. In some cases, members of the public can be seriously harmed due to violent, criminal acts that occur on business premises. These individuals can then file a negligent security lawsuit against businesses.

If you have been injured or harmed in any way due to negli...
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