When a Georgia resident sustains one or more injuries in an accident that another person's negligence caused, the injured party has the right to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. The expectation is that the injured person will use the monetary award to pay off the medical bills and other expenses that are the result of the injury. Unfortunately, personal injury cases can take months or even years to settle. How then are injured parties supposed to manage medical debt in the meantime?
Georgian residents may not realize just how wide the gamut of personal injuries ranges. When a person thinks of a personal injury case, they often think of things like car crashes or slip-and-fall incidents. However, many other incidents can result in a person being able to file a personal injury claim.
In 2012, Georgia Governor Deal signed the "Responsible Dog Ownership Law" into law, citing that it would safeguard the common public and their furry friends from harm and death caused by the attacks of dangerous dogs. The goal of the legislature was to provide minimal, statewide standards. However, as Michigan State University's Legal and Historical Animal Center's page on the subject indicates, the legislature is far from "minimal."
When you get hurt due to someone else's negligence, you may have the right to file a personal injury case in a Georgia court. Personal injury cases are civil cases. This means they do not result in any criminal punishments. Instead, they could result in money being paid to you. If you want to file a personal injury case, you should understand how the process works beforehand.
Georgian residents who get into a big accident may struggle with numerous impacts on their health over time. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one such example. If you have suffered from a TBI, you will likely be dealing with the consequences for a long time to come.
Georgian residents like you who have suffered through dog bite attacks will be looking at a unique recovery period. Not only could the attack have left you with physical injuries and scarring, but you might need to tend to mental and emotional wounds, too. McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham, LLP help guide survivors like you through the complex aftermath.
Residents in Georgia often take to the roads and highways over the holidays to be with their family members and friends during special celebration events. Unfortunately, this can be a time not only of joy and togetherness but of tragedy if an accident happens when someone is on their way to or from such a trip. Losing a loved one in a senseless crash is always a challenge for those left behind but can be exceptionally difficult when it happens over a holiday.
As the weather cools down and your heating bill starts to rise, you might think about purchasing a space heater or bringing your old one out of storage. Before you plug in your little heater, our team at McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham, LLP, wants to make sure you understand space heater safety, as well as the risks you and other Georgia residents could face with a faulty or improperly operated appliance.
The shoulder of an interstate can be a dangerous place to park, even if it is just for a short while. Recently, a fatal accident occurred on Interstate 20 in the westbound lanes. The Georgia truck accident happened at about 4:45 a.m. and involved a tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the roadway.
In the morning hours in early February, there were two separate accidents on the Georgia section of Interstate 75 that involved semi trucks. The first truck accident occurred before dawn in the southbound lanes just north of the state line. It was reported that one semi truck traveling south hit another that was parked on the side of the road. A crane had to assist in clearing the wreckage.