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Does Insurance Compensate a Pedestrian Hit by a Driver?

In most cases, a car insurance policy will cover the damages when a pedestrian is hit by a car. However, there are times when the policy may not be enough to cover those damages, or when there some question as to who is responsible for the collision. Under Georgia law, drivers are required to have…

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Internal Organs Commonly Damaged in Car Crashes

When a vehicle moving at highway speeds collides with another vehicle or object, the physical impact on the occupants of the vehicle can lead to serious, even permanent, injuries or death. Many of these blunt force trauma events can cause various life-threatening injuries, including damage to internal organs. The spleen Due to its position in…

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Filing a Product Liability Claim: What You Should Know

Defective product and product liability actions are, unfortunately, common occurrences: think of Takata’s massive airbag recall, children’s toys with choking hazards, or the current vaping illnesses. When you or a loved one use a defective product and it causes you harm, you may be able to hold the responsible party or parties liable for your…

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The Lifetime Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are considered “catastrophic injuries” – severe and life-altering trauma that can result in permanent physical disability and a long-term recovery period. An SCI can affect the body in a number of ways. Any level of spinal cord injury can leave a patient with medical and psychological issues to contend with for…

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E-cigarettes and Vaping Injuries – What You Need to Know

Over the past few years, vaping and e-cigarettes have become one of the most popular trends in the United States. Widely (and mistakenly) considered to be safer than smoking traditional cigarettes, vapes use flavored liquids and oils that are heated until vaporized and then inhaled. These flavored cartridges can contain substances like nicotine, flavored “juice”…

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What Happens When Herniated Disc Surgery Goes Wrong?

When a person suffers from a slipped disc, it can lead to excruciating pain. Something as simple as a “minor” back injury could actually be a slipped disc or a herniated disc. When a patient is diagnosed with a herniated disc, he or she may schedule a surgical procedure called a discectomy. During the procedure,…

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Why You Need an Attorney for a Postpartum Negligence Claim

When you go into labor, you automatically place your life, and that of your child, into the hands of trusted medical professionals. While you are focused on delivering a healthy baby, you are not anticipating all the things that can go wrong. Postpartum negligence is a category of medical malpractice that occurs when a hospital,…

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Ford Knew Its Transmissions Were Dangerous. It Sold the Cars, Anyway.

Between 2010 and 2016, Ford produced two vehicles – the Focus and the Fiesta – with a dual-clutch transmission. They were supposed to be low-cost and fuel efficient. Instead, they put drivers’ lives at risk, as the cars would “randomly lose power on freeways” and “unexpectedly bolt[ed] into intersections,” per an in-depth investigation by the…

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Proving a Truck Driver Caused an Accident

When a truck driver causes an accident, that driver may refuse to take the blame for the events that transpired causing frustration for other drivers that may have been involved. The truck driver could attempt to put the blame on one of the other drivers who were on the road at the time or might…

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