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Comparative Negligence And “The Last Clear Chance” Doctrine In Georgia

Under the doctrine of comparative negligence (which is followed in the State of Georgia), if a person is partially responsible for her own injuries, her recovery may be barred or reduced by the percentage of her fault.

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What Is The Maximum Amount Of Compensation I Can Expect From Personal Injuries From A Car Accident In Georgia?

Consider the following different situations:

1)  You are in an automobile accident in Atlanta, Georgia. The person that hit you is completely at fault.  Your medical bills after all treatment total $15,000.00. You have no lost wages from your job. The other driver has an automobile insurance policy with a bodily injury damages limit of $25,000.00, and there is no other insurance available. You might expect to get the $25,000.00.

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Threats Of Legal Action, In Any Form, Can Hurt Your Case

Consider the following different situations:

It's a natural reaction. Something bad happened to you. You get hurt while on another's personal or business property like slipping and falling at the supermarket. You've had to go to the hospital, undergo tests and treatment, and you're in pain. But the supermarket isn't taking your claim seriously. You're getting the run-around and no assistance with your treatment. So you burst out - "That's it! I'm calling my lawyer!" or “I'm going to take you for everything you are worth!” It feels good, doesn't it? Justice will prevail and you will make these guys pay for their negligence. But... you may have just damaged your case in two ways.

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Auto Impound Cost And Other Considerations After An Accident In Atlanta, Georgia

If you are in an auto accident and your vehicle is towed to a wrecker yard, you need to be aware of issues and decisions then involving your car.

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Should I Have GAP Insurance On My Vehicle?

Did you finance the purchase of your car, truck or motorcycle? If so, you may owe a chunk of money to the finance company if your vehicle is totaled in a car accident?

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The Hospital Filed A Lien Against Me Even Though I Have Medical Insurance For My Car Accident Injuries!

You were in an auto accident in Atlanta. You were taken to the hospital and asked what caused your injuries. You tell them it was from a car accident, and you provide them with your medical insurance information.

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What Does Comparative Negligence Mean For My Personal Injuries And Auto Accident Case?

If you are injured in an auto accident, motorcycle accident, or by slip and fall in the State of Georgia, the other person can use a measurement called "comparative negligence" as a defense to your claim, when there was no intentional act involved.

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Statute Of Limitations For Lawsuits On Car Accidents In Georgia

Statute of Limitation is that period of time in which the law allows for a particular legal action to be filed on a particular claim based on particular facts.

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Cost of Obtaining Medical Records in Atlanta, Georgia

There are laws that control how much a medical provider can charge for medical records, and there is a currently a a movement to have these costs reduced.

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Should I Settle My Accident Case Without An Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorney?

You can, but should you?

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I Was A Pedestrian Hit By A Car

The more congested Atlanta, Georgia becomes and the more aggressive and distracted the drivers, the more pedestrians and bicyclists are being hit by cars, trucks, and buses.

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A Car Hit Me On My Bike In Atlanta, Georgia

A car striking a bicycle rider can be the most serious of accidents with personal injury for obvious reasons.

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