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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

What Should You Do After A Motorcycle Accident?

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles only account for about 5% of all drivers. However, research has found that motorcycle accidents happen about 27 times more often than passenger car accidents. And during those accidents, bikers face a high risk of serious injuries or death when they are involved in a motor vehicle collision because they have little to no protection. If you’re ever involved in a motorcycle crash, you will likely be very overwhelmed. Not only will you be dealing with your injuries, but you will likely be confused, angry, and upset. That makes it very hard to think clearly and do what needs to be done after the accident. You may also be wondering, Should I get a lawyer after a motorcycle accident? If you are fortunate enough not to be badly injured after a bike crash, there are a few things you should try to complete at the scene of the accident.  In the article below, we will discuss a few of them.   Tabl

How to Sue for a Wrongful Death in Atlanta

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If someone you know in Atlanta has died due to the fault of another person or entity, like a car manufacturer or a hospital employee, the survivors can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks damages and compensation for the survivor’s loss. The damages can include lost wages from the deceased, funeral expenses, and more. But, how do you sue for wrongful death, and who can sue for a wrongful death?  We’ll take a look at that and more in the article below.   Table of contents What is Wrongful Death? Types of Wrongful Death Wrongful Death Damages How To Sue For Wrongful Death in Atlanta How Can an Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer Help? What is Wrongful Death? Wrongful death is when someone loses their life due to the negligence, recklessness, or criminal behavior of another person or entity. This can happen in various ways, including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, dog attacks, nursing home abuse, or assault. If someone you kn

What Is The Average Settlement For An Atlanta Car Accident?

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Have you recently been hurt in a car accident in Atlanta, GA? If so, you will need to get money quickly to pay for your medical bills and other accident damages. It’s essential to make sure you get a settlement big enough to cover the full value of your current and future damages. You have to understand how much your accident claim is worth to do this. Related post: How Much Do Car Accident Lawyers Charge? If you don’t, the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster will do all they can to give you less than you deserve. So, how do you know how much to expect to receive from your settlement? Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell you the average Atlanta car accident settlement because it depends on several variables.  In the article below, we will go over what you can expect to receive in your Atlanta car accident settlement. Table of contents What is an Accident Settlement? Atlanta Car Accident Settlements Aren't Cash Grabs Determining the Negligent Party The Av

What Causes Truck Accidents?

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Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often catastrophic, especially for the person in the passenger vehicle. They can occur for several reasons in any type of weather. But no matter what the cause, when the scenario involves a big rig and a small passenger car, the victims in the passenger car are incredibly vulnerable to catastrophic injury or death. The main reason for this is that commercial trucks often weigh in excess of 30,000 pounds, while a passenger vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds. The passenger vehicle is no match for the 18-wheeler. Aside from the sheer size of the truck, the driver of a large commercial truck is high off the ground while the drivers of passenger vehicles are much lower to the ground. The best way to avoid an accident with semi-trucks is to drive defensively and pay attention to your surroundings. Related post: How Can An Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney Help My Case?  Another way to avoid them is to know the common causes of them. In t

What Is Considered A Catastrophic Injury?

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Surviving an accident can leave you dealing with all types of injuries—everything from minor bumps and bruises to broken bones to catastrophic injuries you never fully recover from. Though many injuries can be severe, few are considered catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries completely change your life. Here are the Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries . Whether you were in a severe car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you suffered burns in a fire or explosion, or you fell from a height, catastrophic injuries are very serious. They require life-long medical care and nursing care just to get by. However, there isn’t a universal definition of what makes an injury catastrophic. Fortunately, though, there are some working definitions used by lawyers and insurance companies of what a catastrophic injury could be that are acceptable for most legal and medical purposes.  In the article below, we will discuss what may be considered a catastrophic injury.   Table of contents What