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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.

Recent Posts by Helping the Hurt Team:

How To Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

 If you sustain injuries in an accident as a result of carelessness or negligence of someone else, you have a legal entitlement to compensation. 

 

If you've never done it before, filing a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation can be a lengthy and challenging process. 

 

Personal injury cases are more complicated than most people think, so you need to maximize your potential benefit. 

 

 

The tips in the article below will help you to make the most out of your personal injury claim.

 

Topics: personal injury claim

How Is Speed Factored Into Car Accident Cases?

There's about a 99% chance you're going to encounter someone speeding every time you drive your car.

 

Speeding has become so common that most of the time, we don't think twice about someone traveling above the speed limit. 

 

But, speeding is one of the most dangerous habits on the road. 

 

Nearly 17 percent of all traffic crashes and 26 percent of all traffic fatalities were caused by speeding in 2017. 

 

Knowing the dangers of speeding and why people speed can help keep you safe on the road.

 

 

We'll learn more in the article below.

Topics: speeding

How Soon Do I Need To Buy Car Insurance?

Buying a new or used car, whether it's your first car or you're replacing your old one, can be an exciting time. But one thing you can't forget in the process is figuring out your car insurance for your new ride. 

 

So how long do you have to get insurance after buying a used car?

 

If you're buying your used car from a dealer, most of the time, they will require you to have insurance before you drive off the lot. 

 

But if you're buying a car from another person, or replacing your car with a different one, there are various regulations on how long you have to get your car insured.

 

 

In the article below, we will take a look at how long you have to get insurance for your new car.

Topics: car insurance

The Dangers of Texting and Driving

If you have ever looked at the numbers illustrating the dangers of cell phone use while driving, you know they are downright startling. 

 

At any given time throughout your day, about 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while operating an automobile.

 

Smartphones have made it easy for us to stay connected at all times, and they've made our lives easier in many other ways. 

 

But smartphones can pose serious safety risks if someone decides to check his or her text messages, emails, phone calls, or any other mobile applications while driving.

 

Cell phone distraction rates are alarmingly high. It's estimated that 1 in 4 accidents today are due to cell phone use.

 

We hope with a little information you'll make the right decision when you're on the road.

 

In the article below, we will look at some statistics about using your phone and driving. The figures were the most up-to-date statistics at the time of our latest research. 

Topics: Help after a Car Accident Personal Injury Questions Accident Injury Help car accident texting and driving

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a legal term describing the death of someone due to the recklessness or negligence of another person.

 

Typically, the immediate family members of the deceased victim seek a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to obtain compensation for their emotional and financial damages.

 

The immediate family usually includes parents, spouses, and children of the deceased victim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the article below, we will discuss wrongful deaths and how a wrongful death lawsuit works.

 

Topics: wrongful death

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