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Crime and Safety: Simple Ways Businesses Can Protect Employees and Customers

All businesses should take a proactive and serious interest in creating a safe environment on their premises.  But that doesn’t always happen. Some businesses owners, particularly small businesses, do not report crimes against their establishments. This may be due to pessimism (the guilty party will never be found, so what’s the point) or fear (this...

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The Blame Game: Investigating the Trucking Company After a Tractor-Trailer Accident

It doesn’t seem like a week goes by without a tractor-trailer accident occurring on a Georgia road or highway. Truck drivers are human beings — they can and do make mistakes, such as driving while fatigued, impaired or distracted. These mistakes can take the form of improper turns, lane drifting or braking late. Tractor-trailer accident...

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Should I Hire an Atlanta Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in Atlanta, lacking the same kind of structural and technological protections as occupants of motor vehicles. Their smaller profile makes them tougher to see and places them at higher risk of serious injury and death than those in cars, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Celebrating Attorney Philip Milam's 16-Year Work Anniversary!

Philip Milam began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Hall and Dawson County, Georgia. After gaining experience working at an insurance defense firm for a few years, Philip joined Gary Martin Hays & Associates in 2001 to represent injured victims. Why did you decide to become a lawyer? I became a lawyer,...

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Top Cause of Motorcycle Crashes and Deaths in Georgia

Despite accounting for only three percent of vehicles on the road, 11 percent of fatal vehicles crashes involve motorcycles. The causes for such accidents are always different and it’s important to have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at your side. Motorcycles are riskier than motor vehicles because the rider is exposed to other vehicles, the...

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Motorcycle Crashes in Georgia

Georgia motorcycle accidents can devastate a person’s life. And most motorcycle accidents occur due to another driver’s reckless or negligent behavior. As a result, injured motorcyclists might think that all they have to do is sign off on a settlement with the at-fault driver's insurance company. Despite their slick marketing slogans, those folks aren't "on...

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Adapting to Georgia’s Hands-Free Law

It’s been two months since Georgia banned drivers from manually operating smartphones and other electronic devices while driving, which left us wondering: have driving habits changed at all? The Snellville Police Department, which handed out 93 citations for improper use of a telecommunications device last month, is optimistic about the new law. In July 2017,...

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Combination Cases: What to Do If You’re Hurt on the Job While Driving

If you’re hurt while driving a company vehicle or while traveling for work, you may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim. In Georgia, injured employees can file a claim for workers’ compensation against the employer/insurer through the workers’ compensation system. If a person is injured by another person’s...

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