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Who Pays For A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Atlanta?

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Most people know that if they are ever injured in an accident in Atlanta that was caused by someone else, they can file a personal injury claim to cover medical expenses, property damage, and other losses. Many personal injury lawsuits involve individuals, but it can still be hard to know who will pay for the personal injury settlement or lawsuit. The answer often depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident, the type of case they have, and if the defendant has insurance that applies to the accident. If you’ve recently been injured in an accident, it’s important to contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer for legal representation.  Lawsuits are always filed against the person responsible for the accident, but are they always the ones paying for it? We’ll take a look at that question and more below.   Table of contents Car Accidents Truck Accidents Insurance and Personal Injury Lawsuits When Do You Get Paid If You Win Your Case? Call a Personal Injury Lawy

How To Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

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There are several reasons why riding motorcycles are more dangerous than driving a car. Motorcycles put you at a much higher risk of being involved in a crash that results in severe injuries and even death. Motorcycle riders are at a greater risk of being in an accident because even the smallest obstacles like a leaf, wet pavement, or a patch of sand can cause an accident. Motorcycles are also more challenging to see than passenger vehicles, and drivers often aren’t looking for them, increasing the risk of a fatal motorcycle accident. Fortunately, bikes also give you the best possible tools to avoid crashing. They have incredibly powerful brakes, obstruction-free vision, excellent handling, and excellent tires. Still, motorcycle accidents are dangerous, often fatal, and sometimes difficult to avoid. One of the best ways to remain safe while operating a motorcycle is to stay up to date on motorcycle safety and be aware of avoiding motorcycle accidents.  If you have been in a mot

Calling The Atlanta Police Department After A Car Accident

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Auto accident attorneys in Atlanta are intimately familiar with car accidents. But unfortunately, many accident victims are not. Immediately after an accident, you will likely have thousands of questions running through your head. Should you call 911? Is it that bad? Is anyone hurt? Do we need an ambulance for emergency medical attention? Atlanta Police usually respond, but what if it takes them too long? The first thing, and maybe the most challenging thing, you need to do after a motor vehicle accident is to keep a level head. Traffic accidents happen all the time, and if you get in one, you’ll make it through, especially if you call the police to the scene. If you are involved in a car accident in Atlanta, you should call the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to come to the scene and create an accident report.  Most insurance companies require an accident report to file a claim for compensation and damages. Therefore, if you file a personal injury claim, your accident repo

How Can a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Help?

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Any injury suffered in a motor vehicle accident can have serious consequences. Catastrophic injuries, though, always have devastating results. They can be so severe that they can change your life forever. Catastrophic injuries can lead to scarring, disabilities, disfigurement, and emotional suffering. Their effects go well beyond physical pain. In a previous blog post, we explain What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury . It’s not easy coping with catastrophic injuries and recovering full and fair compensation from the at-fault party is an essential part of getting your life back on track. If you were catastrophically injured due to another person’s negligence or bad behavior, you have the legal right to hold that person responsible for your damages. An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer will help you build your case and ensure you collect the maximum possible financial compensation. The money you receive in a settlement can’t turn back the clock and prevent your injuries,

What To Do After A Truck Accident

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If you’re ever in an accident with a truck or any other commercial vehicle, it can be devastating. Because of their sheer size alone, commercial trucks can cause catastrophic damage and injuries, so it’s important to know what to do if you’ve been involved in one. Most people will experience shock or a rush of adrenaline after a truck accident. Once these feelings have dissipated, though, many people ask themselves what they should do next. Fortunately, while car accidents happen every single day, truck accidents happen much less often. But when they do happen, truck accidents leave their victims severely injured trying to process the event and figure out what comes next. After an accident with a commercial truck driver,  you will probably be flustered and not thinking clearly. But it’s still important to remember a few things you should do afterward that will help you make a complete recovery and handle a personal injury claim. Related post: What causes truck accidents? In t

Can You Settle a Car Accident Lawsuit Without a Lawyer?

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The country is full of do-it-yourselfers these days. Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to save money, and there’s no better way to do that than by handling a project on your own without hiring a professional. Or is it? Painting a room in your house may be an okay DIY project, but many people also look to save money by handling their accident claim themselves. The line of thinking is sound. If your insurance company offers you $10,000 to settle a claim, why would you need to hire an attorney just so they can take a cut of your settlement? If you can receive a quick $10,000, why should you ever hire an Atlanta car accident attorney , right? However, settling a personal injury claim is not as easy as painting a wall or building a new coffee table. Personal injury claims deal with medical expenses, property damage, and several other moving parts, which can get complicated quickly. So, can you settle a car accident lawsuit without a lawyer, or is it best to hire a pro

What Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

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People are injured across the United States every day. In some cases, those injuries are due to the negligence and carelessness of another individual or entity. When these injuries occur, the injured victims can sue for the damages associated with their injury, like medical bills and lost wages. A personal injury lawyer will represent injured victims to help them receive the compensation they deserve in a settlement from a personal injury claim. This will come from the negligent party and their insurance company. To put it simply, personal injury lawyers help people who have been physically or emotionally injured due to another party’s negligent or intentional actions. In a previous post, we answer the question How do I find a personal injury lawyer?  In the article below, we will look at what a personal injury attorney can do for you.   Table of contents Personal Injury Law Is Tort Law Types of Personal Injury Cases What To Know After Hiring a Lawyer Your Persona