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Georgia car accident claims lives

There may be many different conditions under which filing a civil claim may be warranted. Losing a loved one in a car accident may result in the surviving family wishing to file a wrongful death claim. First gaining information on this type of legal option may help interested parties decide whether they would like to follow such an avenue.

One family may be exploring civil claims after a recent accident in Georgia. Reports stated that a 51-year-old woman was in a vehicle heading north with two other individuals in the car when their vehicle was hit by a southbound car. The second car was being driving by a 29-year-old man. The initial collision caused a third vehicle to leave the roadway.

Overcoming a Denied Georgia Workers' Compensation Claim

Suffering an injury on the job or being diagnosed with a work-related illness can have a significant impact on your professional and personal life. If you are dealing with an occupational injury in Georgia, then it's important that you file a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible. If you find yourself facing a denial of a workers' compensation claim, be sure to continue fighting for your rights. An attorney who specializes in Georgia workers' compensation can help you navigate the process.

Workplace accidents could cause serious injury to Georgia workers

There are many different professions that Georgia residents may utilize in order to earn an income. Some of these jobs may be considered low risk, while other jobs could have individuals facing significant hazards every day. Construction workers are often at risk of being involved in workplace accidents, and these accidents could result in serious injuries caused by machinery or other factors. 

It was recently reported that one man in another state was seriously injured while on the job. The man was working as part of a construction crew that were carrying out duties relating to a water line for a new home. The man was operating a front-end loader and drove over a trench on the construction site. Driving over the trench caused the loader to overturn, and the man became trapped.

Carrollton Georgia personal injury blog: Fatal accident

When individuals drive at a high rate of speed, there is a high chance that a serious car accident could take place. High-speed crashes can often leave individuals with severe injuries, and those injuries could even prove fatal. This Carrollton Georgia personal injury blog has information on such an event that recently took place.

Reports stated that the accident involved only one vehicle. The driver was reported as being a 19-year-old man, and a female passenger was also reported as being 19 years old. The pair was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver failed to remain on the road. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle traveled approximately 100 yards before crashing into a nearby home. 

What's the difference between workers' comp and health insurance?

A rose is a rose is a rose. That phrase is probably familiar to a lot of readers. Those in the know will surely disagree with the premise, however. Indeed, in Georgia, would anyone accept the idea that a peach is a peach is a peach? There are different varieties and each has its own characteristics.

The same is true when it comes to forms of medical insurance. On the face of things, all medical insurance is for the same thing – to cover the costs of health care when we are sick or injured. But different policies cover different situations and that can lead to confusion. Where confusion exists, frustration is bound to follow. If you're injured on the job, that's not a situation you want to be in.

Impaired driving definition broader than you think

Whether you drive or not, we think it's safe to say that everyone in Georgia understands that driving while impaired is a bad idea. Driver impairment of any kind elevates the risk of a vehicle collision happening.

If you are a victim of such an accident, you need to understand your legal rights. Wisdom is knowledge, and a lack of knowledge can result in a victim being short-changed in terms of the compensation and recovery due. Those who drive impaired and cause accident should expect efforts to hold them legally accountable for resulting suffering and damage.

Don't Sell Yourself Short -- Hire An Experienced Worker's Compensation Attorney

Thousands of employees travel to their jobs in Northwest Georgia everyday with the expectation of putting in a full day's work and heading back home. The thought of getting injured at work is something very few workers ever think about. Although there are multiple safety and regulatory agencies, such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for instance, workplace injuries are much more prevalent than most people realize.

Answers in deadly Carroll County plane crash could take a year

One year, that's how long officials say it could take to close the investigation into the crash of two small planes at West Georgia Regional Airport this week in Carroll County. Three people are dead as a result.

That is a long time to wait if you are seeking closure after the loss of a loved one. Emotions and grief are strong after such incidents and the inability to get answers to nagging questions adds to the distress. No amount of money can make up for such a loss, but seeking compensation for wrongful death is one way our legal system provides for holding negligent parties responsible for their actions.

Obtaining workers' comp benefits requires knowing your rights

Suffering an injury on the job is not something anyone in Georgia really expects to occur. There are federal and state regulations, enforced by various agencies that establish the responsibilities employers have to ensure workers are properly trained and equipped to minimize the chances of workplace injuries. Still, they happen.

Afterward, in addition to facing what can be a challenging road to recovery, injured workers can run into difficulties getting the benefits they need to pay for their medical treatments and their therapies. This is what workers' compensation is supposed to be for. Unfortunately, too often, employers look to short-circuit the system, refusing to report injuries. Sometimes insurers deny the claim or take action to minimize benefits paid. Obtaining compensation you are due becomes a battle. 

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