Ask an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer: Can I still pursue a claim if I received an unrelated citation at the time of the accident?

Published October 15th, 2012 in Blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law General

When the police officer arrives at the scene of the accident, most likely he or she will be issuing a citation to the at-fault driver.  Whether it was following too closely, failure to yield, or whatever maneuver might have caused the accident–usually the at-fault driver is cited for it. However, there are also cases where […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer | Cyclists: Did you know you can get arrested for this?

Published October 11th, 2012 in Bicycle Accidents, Blog, Personal Injury Law General

I have a lot of friends who bike around the city as an alternative mode of transportation.  There are a lot of perks to bikes.  It saves you money on gas, it relieves you of having to sit through traffic, and it even helps you stay fit. So my friends were telling me some stories […]

Ask An Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney: Is it possible for me to be partially at-fault for the accident?

Published October 9th, 2012 in Blog, Personal Injury Law General

Assessing liability for a car accident is not always so easy.  Sometimes it can get rather fuzzy as to who was actually at-fault for the accident, and determining liability is key to your personal injury claim.  In fact, it is even possible for liability to be split to both parties. Let’s say, for example, you […]

Ask An Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney: What is the difference between an injury claim and a property damage claim?

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

I get a lot of calls from confused clients about their claim because there is a common misconception that there is only one claim when you are in an accident.  And it makes sense that people make this mistake because when you open a claim with an insurance company, you only call once, right?  So […]

Duluth, GA Slip and Fall Lawyer | Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

Published October 5th, 2012 in Blog, Slip and Fall Accidents

A couple of days ago, I wrote a post on slip and fall accidents and how much it affects older adults, so I wanted to end the week on some tips in preventing slip and fall accidents as a property owner. If you are a property owner, you have a duty to your guests and […]

Duluth, GA Slip and Fall Lawyer | Slip and Fall Accidents and The Elderly

Published October 4th, 2012 in Blog, Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are pretty common.  Almost everyone has a friend or a friend of a friend who slipped at a Starbucks, a Walmart, or maybe at a ballgame.  In fact, the National Safety Council reports that in 2007, 7.9 million Americans were injured from slip and fall accidents.  The injuries sustained from these […]

Potential Wrongful Death Claim In Atlanta? | Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

Published October 2nd, 2012 in Blog, Wrongful Death

One of the top stories in the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) website today was a tragic story about a young man who died from a falling off the upper deck at the Georgia Dome.  Maybe this is because of my particular line of work, but one of the questions that popped into my head after […]

Duluth, GA Car Accident Lawyer | Staying Safe On Rainy Roads

Published October 1st, 2012 in Blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law General

The roads were crazy out there today.  Driving around in heavy rain can be pretty stressful.  Wet roads are more slippery, pools of water on the road can cause hydroplaning, and drivers are usually are on edge a bit more when the weather’s so bad out.  So today I wanted to give some tips on […]

Duluth, GA Car Accident Lawyer I Is it illegal to drive while talking or texting on the phone in Georgia?

Published September 27th, 2012 in Blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law General

I get this question a lot by not only my clients, but even my friends.  It seems like there is some confusion as to whether or not it is actually illegal to talk or text on your cellphone.  Everyone knows it’s frowned up, you definitely shouldn’t do it, and maybe some of you have even […]

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer | Common Causes of Spinal Injuries

Spinal cords play a crucial role in relaying messages between your brain and body, so spinal injuries can hold serious and long-lasting consequences.   If the injury is serious enough, it may even cause permanent damage. The two leading causes of spinal injuries are car accidents (42.1%*) and falls (26.7%*), and as such, we see a […]