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Georgia Motorcycle Crash Injury Statistics

While riding a motorcycle is statistically safer, riders who are involved in crashes are far more likely to sustain severe, life-threatening injuries than drivers of passenger vehicles. Motorcycle crashes don’t happen often, but when they do, they often leave riders with severe, long-lasting injuries. A crash can also damage or total a motorcycle, creating additional...

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Crushed Limbs and Amputations: How They Happen, First Aid Tips, and When to Get a Lawyer Involved

Nothing can prepare a person for the trauma of losing an extremity. Many of the legal cases we deal with are caused by severe car crashes, tractor-trailer accidents, nursing home neglect, and dangerous work environments. Amputations can be a painful procedure to endure and recover from. The amputee’s life will change in significant ways that...

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A Legal Guide for People Addicted to or Injured by Vape Products

Marketed as the slick new alternative to cigarettes, vaping has surged in popularity among teens and young adults. But this surge has come with serious consequences, including lung injuries and death. What Is Vaping? A vape is an alternative name for e-cigarette products. E-cigarettes may also be referred to as “e-cigs,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” and...

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How to File and Retrieve a Police Report After a Wreck

When a car accident occurs, police are often called to the scene to investigate the cause of the wreck and assess who was at fault. They take driver statements, gather information about the vehicles, then file the report back at their precinct. Here’s an example of what an accident report looks like. Car accidents are...

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Client Story: Hiring Gary Martin Hays & Associates Lifted a Weight Off My Shoulders

Near Alabama Road/Hwy 92 Woodstock, GA It’s early morning, a few days after Christmas, and 18-year-old Cathy is driving in a parking lot. Without warning, the front end of a heavy-duty pick-up truck slams into her Jeep on the driver’s side. The impact crushes the door and Cathy feels pain radiating from her left shoulder,...

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Has Georgia's hands-free law curbed distracted driving?

According to Bloomberg, motorists still drive distracted despite laws prohibiting it. In most cases, law enforcement isn’t available to stop drivers from glancing away from the road. In the Bloomberg article, a retired Atlanta executive recalls an incident involving distracted driving that still leaves him haunted to this day. The man says that he “broke...

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Torn Meniscus: How Long Does It Take to Heal?

A torn meniscus can be a painful, debilitating injury. Even worse, your injury may be the result of a violent car crash or work accident, leaving you unable to drive, work efficiently or pursue daily activities or hobbies you enjoy. A severe knee injury may require expensive surgery and physical therapy, which you can’t afford....

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I was Injured in a crash with a rideshare driver. What are my legal options?

Rideshare companies (also known as transportation network companies), like Uber and Lyft, offer quick and convenient transportation when it is needed most. They are often touted as cheaper and more advanced alternatives to taxis in most cities across the United States. Atlanta residents rely on rideshares to get to work, medical appointments, and home after...

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How to Know If You Have an Injured Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff refers to a group of four muscles that come together as tendons to cover (cuff) the shoulder joint. They keep the arm bone stabilized and attached to the shoulder socket and allow for smooth, fluid rotational movement. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, roughly two million people in the U.S....

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Top 9 Factors We Consider When Evaluating a Personal Injury Claim

One question we are often asked whenever a potential client calls our firm is: “What is my case worth?” This is a great question and we certainly understand why clients would want to know the answer. They have had their lives turned upside down because of someone else’s negligence. They want to know whether or...

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