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Do I Qualify for a Diminished Value Claim in Georgia?

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In the State of Georgia, diminished value can apply to damage sustained to vehicles in automobile accidents as well as damage to real property as the result of something like a chemical spill. In simple terms, diminished value refers to the perceived loss in value of a vehicle or real property as the result of accidental damage. When something is damaged, understandably it is worth less than it was prior to the damage. This is true even if it is repaired professionally and is functionally the same as it was before. The reduced value can, of course, be problematic when the owner attempts to sell the damaged property.

A Comprehensive Guide to Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law

As an employee working in the State of Georgia, you have certain rights, benefits and responsibilities in the event of an on-the-job injury. Workers’ compensation provides you with coverage for work-related injuries and illnesses and can provide a much-needed safety net if you find yourself unable to work. It covers things like lost wages and medical expenses related to your injury and may provide compensation for both permanent and temporary disabilities.

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What Makes a Personal Injury Claim Catastrophic?

When you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, it almost always feels catastrophic. Under the law, however, whether a personal injury is classified as “catastrophic” is determined based on numerous factors. There is no legal definition of a catastrophic injury that is accepted universally, but there are a few working definitions which are accepted in most legal situations. This makes it easier for attorneys and their clients to assess serious and extreme injuries.

Understanding Product Liability Claims

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As a consumer, you have certain rights. Manufacturers are required by law to sell products that are safe for people to use. Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products sometimes slip through the cracks and end up on the market. People who are injured or suffer other damages because of a product may have a defective product liability claim. Product liability claims are complex, and determining whether you have a valid claim and preparing your case can be challenging. Familiarizing yourself with how these claims work makes the process a bit easier.

The Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice: Everything You Need to Know

Legal Actions and Complaints in blue folderWhen a medical professional fails to provide appropriate care to patients, the results are often devastating. When their actions result in death or injury, it is considered medical malpractice. Fortunately, most healthcare professionals deliver quality care and make accidents an exception rather than the rule. Despite the best intentions, though, mistakes sometimes happen. Even worse, medical professionals occasionally act negligently, leading to serious consequences for the patient.

If you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of medical malpractice, you have certain legal rights and may be entitled to receive financial compensation. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of medical malpractice.

Injured During a Hit and Run Accident? Know Your Options

Hit and Run Title On Legal DocumentsBeing the victim of a hit and run accident is terrifying. In addition to physical pain, you likely feel confused and angry. You may also be worried about how you will pay your medical bills or afford to miss work. Without contact information for the person at fault, it can be difficult to determine how to receive compensation for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle or other personal property.

Fortunately, you are not on your own. If you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident, here’s what you need to know.

When Is a Fatal Accident Considered a Wrongful Death?

Fatal accidents are always tragic. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult and finding a way to pick up the pieces can seem all but impossible.

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Unfortunately, people lose their lives in fatal accidents every day. From car crashes to construction accidents, there are countless tragedies in which one can suffer loss of life. But when does an accidental death become a wrongful death?

Understanding Georgia Bike Laws

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With mountains in the north and flat coastal areas to the south, Georgia offers a wide variety of terrains that are great for cycling. Like all states, Georgia has a number of laws and regulations that apply to cyclists. These are in place to help ensure the safety of cyclists as well as motorists, and it is extremely important to understand them before hitting the road on your bike. In this guide to understanding Georgia’s bike laws, you will discover everything you need to know about safe and legal cycling in the Peach State.

The Importance of Qualified Drivers for Non-Emergency Medical Transport

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Companies offering non-emergency medical transportation provide a vital service to individuals who are unable to drive themselves to medical appointments due to illness, age or disability. Unfortunately, many of those companies employ drivers who are not qualified to do the job. In many states, the non-emergency medical transport field is loosely regulated, and business owners commonly cut corners to save money. When they employ drivers without the proper qualifications, however, they could end up costing themselves a lot more than the expense of hiring someone with more knowledge and experience or investing in proper training.

Workers’ Compensation Eligibility: What You Need to Know

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If you were injured at work or got sick because of your job, you could be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits, including payments for lost wages and medical bills. If certain eligibility requirements are met, you may receive compensation even if you were at fault. In exchange for this protection, however, you lose your right to sue your employer for damages in most instances.