Can Part-Time Employees File for Workers Compensation?
If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. This insurance pays for necessary medical care, wage replacement, and other costs for eligible employees. If you find yourself in this situation, it is common to wonder: can part-time employees file for workers’ compensation? In Georgia, both full- and...read more
What Is a Survival Action in Georgia?
Losing a loved one is one of life’s most painful experiences. In addition to grief and sadness, many families face significant financial hardships after someone’s death. They may need to pay for their loved one’s final medical bills, cope with the loss of an income earner, and pay for funeral arrangements. If someone else’s...read more
Most Common Types of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a major impact on your life. TBIs occur when you hit your head, experience a violent jolt, or have an object penetrate your skull. These injuries often lead to complications and impairments in function, which could be temporary or permanent. There are many types of brain injuries,...read more
What Is a Deposition?
A deposition is a sworn formal testimony that a person provides for a court case. During a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff, the defendant, and relevant witnesses may be required to provide a deposition before the case goes to trial. Depositions take place out of court, but any information provided during the testimony could...read more
What Is Lane-Splitting and Is It Legal in Georgia?
For motorcyclists, it is common to want to bypass large blocks of traffic by riding between the lanes. This action, known as lane-splitting, may seem beneficial to motorcyclists—but this practice can be extremely dangerous and heighten the risk of an accident. Additionally, lane-splitting is illegal in Georgia. If you are riding a motorcycle in...read more
What Is the Good Samaritan Law in Georgia?
When we see someone who is hurt, our first instinct is to offer help. However, some people worry that if they render aid, they will face consequences if something goes wrong. To combat this, many states have Good Samaritan laws in place. Since 1962, Georgia has had a Good Samaritan law that protects people...read more
Employee Rights After Work Injury
Being injured on the job and missing time from work can be very stressful and scary. Not only will you have to deal with the physical and mental pain and suffering from being injured, but you will also most likely worry about financial loss and paying your bills. If you understand all of your...read more
What To Do If The Police Will Not Come To The Scene Of The Crash
The Atlanta Police have recently indicated that they may stop responding to the scene of car wrecks if nobody claims to be hurt because of Covid-19 concerns. (Story here https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/atlanta-police-wont-respond-to-car-wrecks-if-no-ones-hurt/P2GBOTNW7JCVZFBTVFLZA7S2HM/) This is a terrible policy! Without a police investigation done at the scene of a crash, and a crash report containing the drivers’ statements as to what happened,...read more