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What really happens when I sue someone for injuries from a car wreck?

Your car is struck by another driver and sustain injury.  And you are not happy about it.  You try to resolve the matter yourself but get nowhere.  You hire an attorney.  The attorney files a lawsuit.  But he only sues the person who caused the collision.  Not their insurance company.  What does that mean? Most drivers in Georgia have automobile...

What does it mean when I sign a waiver of liability?

Have you ever gone to an amusement park, signed up for a dive trip, gone on a go kart ride or to a trampoline park and had to sign a Waiver of Liability in order to participate? These days, being asked to sign such a document is a common occurrence. We have had clients come to us after experiencing a...

Can I Still Recover Damages if I Wasn’t Wearing a Seatbelt?

If you are not wearing a seatbelt and are involved in a car crash, you may wonder, “Can I still recover damages even though I didn’t buckle up?” The answer depends on your state law and the circumstances of your case.  When you get into a car accident, your injuries can be much more severe if you do not wear...

What do all those terms mean in my auto insurance policy? Do I really need all that stuff?

When we meet a new client and ask about their auto coverage, there is often no more than a vague understanding of what their coverage is and sometimes even less of an understanding as to what those items mean. Mix that in with a couple of widespread myths and it is apparent that many of us are simply at the...

How Do I Recover Damages if I Get Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Georgia?

Unfortunately, the situation is not uncommon in Georgia, where over 12% of motorists drive without auto insurance. Under Georgia law, all drivers of motor vehicles must carry a minimum of $25,000 in liability insurance (O.C.G.A. § 33-7-11).  While the vast majority of Georgia motorists are law-abiding citizens who purchase auto insurance, many drivers do not have the minimum required insurance.  But...

Who’s Liable if Someone Else is Driving My Car and Gets in a Car Accident?

Following a car crash, one of the main questions is, “Who is liable for the accident?” However, things can get complicated when one of the drivers involved in the accident is not the owner of the vehicle.  If another person was involved in a car accident while driving your car in Georgia, you might worry that you could be responsible...

What to Do if My Uber Gets in a Car Accident?

The popularity of rideshare services, including Uber, has skyrocketed in recent years. But what happens if you are involved in a car accident while riding in an Uber vehicle? Who would compensate you for your injuries and losses? If your Uber driver gets in a car accident, you may want to consult with an Atlanta car accident attorney to determine your options. ...

Why Our Attorneys Do Not Post Case Results Online

Many other law firms post case results on their websites. When browsing your website, you will not find a page where we brag about our case results and the millions of dollars that we have recovered for our clients. Why?  Let us explain. In the years that we have been representing clients in Atlanta, we have learned from our firsthand...

What to Do After a Car Accident in Georgia?

Being involved in a car accident is a frightening and stressful experience. However, if you have been injured and intend to pursue a personal injury claim, it is vital to comply with certain legal requirements imposed by Georgia law.  If you have been involved in an automobile crash in Atlanta or elsewhere in Georgia, do not hesitate to contact an...

Why You Probably Need More Insurance

All too often, we represent people who have sustained serious injuries but do not have enough insurance coverage available to help cover their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages after a wreck. While you do not have any control over whether the person that causes you an injury has enough liability coverage, you do have complete control...
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