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At Helping the Hurt, our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have positioned themselves as trial lawyers who are not willing to accept inadequate settlements for their clients. While each case is different, our attorneys are not hesitant to go to court, even against prominent insurance companies and product manufacturers. We are have helped thousands of clients get the results they deserve not the paltry amount the insurance companies offered them.

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What You Need To Do After A Bicycle Accident

Car accidents are scary.

The initial shock of the accident, dealing with injuries, working with insurance companies, fixing or replacing your car, filing a personal injury claim...it can all be very overwhelming.

When you are on a bicycle, and you get into an accident with a car, everything is amplified.

When you ride your bicycle, you are 100% vulnerable and at the mercy of every car, truck, and van on the road.

There is absolutely nothing protecting you from the other cars and the pavement below your tires.

Fortunately, most bicycle accidents don't involve cars.

When you are involved in an accident riding your bike, it's important to stay alert and focused after the crash, if at all possible.

The actions you take immediately following the accident can have a huge impact on how much you are able to recover for your injuries and the damage done to your bike.

Your actions will also be a factor in the outcome of any lawsuits that are filed.

In the article below, we will talk about what you need to do immediately following an accident on your bicycle.

Topics: bicycle accident

I Was Just Rear Ended...Do I Need To Hire An Attorney?

Car accidents are a mess.

People get hurt, traffic gets delayed, cars are totaled, nothing positive comes from car accidents.

And to top it off, you have to deal with insurance companies and layers.

Rear-end accidents are especially bad because you never even see them coming. There's no way to avoid them, you just have to hope it never happens.

But, at least with a rear-end accident, you don't have to pay for a lawyer because it was definitely the other driver's fault.

Right?

Many people believe that because rear-end accidents presume automatic fault on the part of the other driver that they won't need a lawyer.

Usually, that's true.

The other driver hit you from behind; there's no way you could be to blame for this, right?

Don't be so sure.

In the article below, we will discuss why it might be a good idea to hire a car accident attorney even if you were rear-ended.

Topics: rear end accident

Can I Sue After My Construction Accident If I Am Getting Workers Comp?

When we go to work every day, we expect to make it home in the same condition as when we left.

Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen.

Between the time we say our goodbyes and leave the house for work, until the time we step back into our house after work, there are a million things that can go wrong.

Most days, nothing bad happens, and life does carry on as usual.

However, some days take a turn that we can never expect, changing the course of our life.

his threat is amplified if you work on a construction site.

There are a million ways people working in an office can get hurt every day, but if you work on a construction site, there is danger around every corner if you or everyone else you work with isn't careful.

That means it's not uncommon for injuries to happen on construction sites, and sometimes they can be devastating.

If you do get injured on the job site, you will be able to collect worker's compensation, but sometimes that isn't enough.

So, if you are injured on the job site, can you sue for compensation even if you are receiving worker's compensation?

We will explore that question in the article below.

Topics: Workers Compensation questions

What Happens After A Work-Related Car Accident?

Our jobs seem to get more and more demanding with every year that goes by.

It seems like we can never escape work no matter how hard we try.

With email smartphones, tablets, and laptops, many of us can take our work with us wherever we go, and we are always available.

We do more and more work just to get the promotion that comes with even more work.

Some of that extra work involves running errands for your company. 

Driving around for work isn't limited to just delivery drivers, and you could find yourself driving around for a variety of reasons while you're "on the clock."

But that puts you in the position to be involved in a car accident.

With work-life boundaries getting blurrier by the minute, you need to be sure you understand your legal rights if you're ever involved in a car accident while you're working or traveling for work.



In the article below, we will talk about the overlap between worker's compensation claims and car accidents.

Topics: work related car accident

Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Lawsuit? | How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work

Car accidents can be a very stressful situation for people to deal with.

Out of seeming nowhere, a day just like any other gets turned upside down.

Your car is damaged, you are likely injured, and you will have 1,000 other things to deal with like insurance, lawyers, medical bills, and bills to repair your car.

In extreme car accidents, people pay the ultimate price of their life.

Nearly 1.25 million people around the globe lose their lives in car accidents every year.

A large amount of those fatalities are wrongful deaths.

Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone's death, either through negligence or as a result of intentional action.

Wrongful deaths allow the estate or those close to the deceased person to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death.

Though each states wrongful death laws vary, these kinds of lawsuits are usually filed by a representative of the deceased person's estate, often on behalf of those affected by the death.

In the article below, we'll find out what a wrongful death lawsuit is, and who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Topics: wrongful death

Three Questions To Ask Before You File A Personal Injury Claim

If you've been injured in an accident, there's a good chance you will need to file a personal injury claim.

Unfortunately, filing a personal injury claim isn't the easiest thing to do.

There are almost as many different kinds of personal injuries cases as there are ways to get injured.

From a car accident to a slip and full, dog bite, defective products, or a doctor's mistakes, personal injury law covers a broad range of incidents.

No two personal injury cases, no matter how similar, will ever work out the same way.

A lot of it depends on the severity of the injuries and the clarity of specific key issues.

In the article below, we will go over three questions you should ask yourself if you think you need to file a personal injury claim.

Topics: Personal Injury Questions

What's The Value Of My Car Accident Case?

If you've ever been in a car accident due to someone else's negligence, you likely had 1,000 questions that ran through your head all at the same time.

"What happened?" "Was this my fault?" "Am I okay?" "Are they okay?"

Those questions are likely the first few questions that run through your head as soon as the accident happens.

When things start to slow down, you start to wonder how everything is going to be paid for. And then, you wonder how much your car accident is worth.

When you make a claim for injuries, vehicle damage, and other losses after a car accident, putting a dollar amount on everything can be very difficult.

There's not a scientific equation to work out an exact dollar amount.

Two accidents that were very similar in nature could each payout very different amounts.

There are, however, a few key variables that car insurance companies and lawyers focus on in order to assess the value of a car accident case.

In the article below, we will take a look at everything that goes into a typical valuation.

Topics: Car Accident Questions

8 Ways To Stay Visible Riding Your Motorcycle

"I didn't see him."

That's what first responders here most often after responding to accidents involving motorcycles.

That's part of an unfortunate truth of riding a motorcycle; it's easy for the rider to slip under the radar.

In a world of 18-wheelers, oversize pick-up trucks, mini-vans, and sedans, the motorcycle is often lost in the scramble.

People drive motorcycles for various reasons.

Among them are camaraderie, fuel efficiency, eco-friendly qualities, a sense of adventure, ease of parking, the ability to move through traffic and the image and feelings it creates.

As a motorcycle rider, you have as much right to the road as everyone else.

And, you have the right to be safe.

Unfortunately, most of the time you need to take your safety into your own hands.

One of the most proactive things you can do to ensure your safety on a bike is making sure you are visible on the road.

If you do everything you can to keep yourself visible, the "I didn't see him" excuse isn't going to fly.

Below we will talk about eight things you can do to increase your visibility and ensure your safety on a motorcycle.

Topics: motorcycle safety

Serious Motorcycle Injuries

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents cause more traffic fatalities each year in the United States than any other type of vehicle.

This indicates the injuries sustained by motorcyclists in crashes are generally more severe than in accidents involving cars or trucks.

Motorcycles don't have the same safety features to protect against impacts that cars or trucks do, so this makes complete sense.

That means that every time you hop on your motorcycle, you're putting yourself at risk for severe injury or death.

In the article below, we will take a look at a few of the more serious injuries you're at risk for when you're riding your motorcycle.

Topics: Motorcycle Injury Attorney

6 Tips To Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

It goes without saying that driving a car and operating a motorcycle are two completely different things.

Motorcycles are fun, quick, and convenient, but they come with considerable risks.

Motorcycles have less impact protection than cars, and because of that may more motorcycle accidents end up resulting in fatalities.

If you get in a wreck on a motorcycle, you are 27 times more likely to die than if you were driving a car.

And if you do survive, you are much more likely to end up with life-altering injuries and disabilities.

So when you are riding your motorcycle, it is important to be mindful of these facts and do all you can to avoid an accident.

Motorcycle accidents are dangerous, often fatal, and usually difficult to avoid.

Even though they are difficult to avoid, you still need to know ways to reduce your risk of being involved in a wreck.

In the article below, we will discuss six ways to avoid a motorcycle accident and make it home safe.

Topics: Motorcycle Injury Attorney