Ask an Atlanta personal Injury attorney: I’ve hired an attorney to handle my personal injury case. Can he/she help with another legal matter?

Published November 8th, 2012 in Blog, Personal Injury Law General

There’s a common misconception that all lawyers practice all different kinds of law.  Or that any lawyer can handle any legal matter.  Usually, however, that is not the case.  The law is highly specialized and there’s not really a common thread that holds it all together.  Filing for bankruptcy is an entirely different process form […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer | The Dangers of Distracted Driving in the News

Published November 6th, 2012 in Blog, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

I’ve talked about the dangers of distracted driving a lot before.  With the advent of cellphones and smartphones, it’s become an increasing problem.  Texting while driving raises your risks of an accident exponentially because it causes distraction on so many levels: manual, cognitive, and visual. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, there was an multi-vehicle […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer | Things to Know About Food Poisoning

Published November 1st, 2012 in Blog, Personal Injury Law General, Uncategorized

Food poisoning is a terrible thing to fall victim of and I know a lot of the times,  it’s such a traumatic experience that people who have had food poisoning, take extra measures so that they never have to go through it again.  The effects of eating unhygienically prepared food can last for days and […]

Ask an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer: What happens if my car was struck by someone who does not have insurance?

Published October 30th, 2012 in Blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law General

I get this question all the time.  All.  The.  Time. When you first hear that the at-fault party doesn’t have insurance, you almost cringe.  At first glance, it seems like you’re just out of luck.  What else could possibly go wrong? But, fortunately, you still have a couple of options, and you may still be […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney | Atlanta R&B Singer Struck by Car

Published October 30th, 2012 in Blog, Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death

Just the other day, I was talking about the importance of staying safe on the road as a pedestrian.  Walking along the streets seems casual and benign, but it can have devastating consequences.  Case in point: Atlanta R&B singer Natina Reed. Natina Reed, a native New Yorker, was a member of a female music group […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney | The Difference Between Criminal Injury Claims and Personal Injury Claims

Published October 25th, 2012 in Blog, Personal Injury Law General

You might think the difference between criminal injury claims and personal injury claims is obvious, but we do get some confused calls every now and then.  Here’s the general gist: A criminal injury claim is filed for victims who have been injured because of a violent crime whereas a personal injury claim is filed for […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer | Staying Safe as a Pedestrian

Published October 24th, 2012 in Blog, Pedestrian Accidents

I’ve written about pedestrian accidents before, but I’ve noticed there have been several pedestrian accidents, not only in my firm, but in the newspaper as well.  There were two articles in the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) today.  One article describes a woman who was struck and killed while walking along Ga. 81 and the other […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer | What is considered to be a catastrophic injury?

Published October 22nd, 2012 in Blog, Catastrophic Injuries, Personal Injury Law General

Unlike soft tissue injuries, catastrophic injuries have serious, long-term effects.  In fact, these kinds of injuries can leave the victim permanently injured.  However, the damages do not have to be life-long in order to be considered a catastrophic injury.  The lingering aftermath of the injury may last weeks, months, or years.  Some examples of catastrophic […]

Ask an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney: What happens if the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident?

Published October 17th, 2012 in Blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law General

If the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident, this is definitely an added frustration to the simple fact that you’ve been struck by another vehicle, and it certainly complicates things a bit. First off, try to gather as much evidence as possible.  It might be the case that you have almost no evidence […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney | Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer

I read an alarming article earlier today.  There was a fatal accident on Camp Creek Parkway, in which a young man was killed after a tractor trailer truck collided into three cars.  The other two drivers were also injured (although one only sustained superficial injuries and did not seek treatment) and the tractor trailer truck […]