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The Most Important Documents You Need For Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

When you are involved in an accident that was another person's fault, you may end up being involved in a personal injury lawsuit.

If you do find yourself as the victim of an accident and injury and need financial compensation for your losses, there are certain important documents that you need in order to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

The four most important documents that accident injury victims need in order to ensure a fair settlement are the Police Report of their Accident, all of their medical documents, all receipts for expenses they incurred, and proof of lost wages or a Wage Verification Form.

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Capping Punitive Damages and Georgia State Law

Punitive Damages are occasionally awarded in injury cases and are meant to punish the defendant. Here's how they work. 

What are Punitive Damages? 

When cases proceed to trial, punitive damages are awarded in very few injury trials. Under Georgia law, punitive damages many only be awarded when the defendant’s behavior was especially reprehensible and deserving of punishment.

Meaning, there must be clear and convincing evidence that the at fault person or companies conduct demonstrates willful misconduct, malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression or an entire want of care that raises a presumption conscious indifference to the consequences. O.C.G.A 51-12-5.1.  

Damages that are typically awarded in personal injury cases 

 When a person is harmed or injured due to someone else’s actions, damages are generally awarded to compensate the injured person. There are various compensations for an injury, including:

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3 Defenses Insurance Companies Use in Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuits That Can Ruin Your Case

When you have been the victim of a personal injury accident, understanding your legal options is the first step in protecting yourself.

Trying to re-cooperate your losses after an accident can be a difficult process.

Having an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you can help to speed up the process and

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Uber Fights To Keep Drivers Classified As Independent Contractors: Is This Safe For Riders?

Lawsuits against Uber have been springing up for some years now, though many of those cases have been dismissed, current rulings seem to be leaning in the opposite direction.

Since the beginning, Uber has classified their drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees. Several states, including New York, Texas, and Georgia have held for Uber’s classification practices, but California did not follow suit.

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13 Laws You Should Know If You're In Georgia

The famous southern state of Georgia is home to about 3,936,270 people with millions flocking yearly to visit popular tourist attractions.

The Peach State is home to boiled peanuts, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Coca-Cola. With so much to see and do in the vast state of Georgia, there are bound to be accidents resulting in personal injury. 

 So whether you are settling down in Savannah or touring Stone Mountain, getting a grasp on these 14 laws will better prepare you in case you become suddenly stuck in a jam. 

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Colonial Pipeline Ruptures Causing Georgia Gas Shortage

As if combating heavy traffic isn’t enough for Atlanta drivers to concur throughout the work week, now a new problem arises: gas shortages following an Alabama pipeline leak; and the shortages have escalated so bad Georgia drivers wonder if they can find an operative gas station within their city limits.

Russell Stookey an attorney in North Georgia reports, “We’re out of gas “Every station I’ve gone by, they’ve got signs saying, ‘no gas.’ Reports of closed stations varied from Conyers to Carrollton and further.

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Common Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal Injury Claims in Georgia 

There are many reasons why a person may wish to file a Personal Injury Lawsuit against another. Typically when a personal injury lawsuit is being filed, it is due to negligence. In most cases, if you are injured or obtain property damage because of someone else's negligent actions, you have the right to file a claim for compensation. 

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