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Being bitten or attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience. The following article will provide some helpful information regarding what steps to take after being bitten by a dog and will also provide some additional steps to take if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the dog’s owner.

Steps to Take After Being Bitten by a Dog

If you get bitten by a dog, you should immediately take the following steps regarding wounds you have sustained:

If you were recently injured in a car accident and plan to sue the other driver, you may consider hiring a personal injury attorney who has experience litigating these kinds of accidents. This article will provide some information regarding the role of car accident attorneys.

What Does a Car Accident Attorney Do?

A car accident attorney is a personal injury attorney who typically engages in some of the following duties:

Accidents involving commercial trucks can have devastating results. This is mostly due to the fact that a semi-truck can weigh more than 30,000 pounds, while a passenger vehicle typically weighs only around 4,000 pounds. The following are some of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents and some practical ways for commercial truck drivers to prevent these kinds of accidents.

What are the Most Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents?

There are a few common causes of truck accidents, which include the following:

According to the National Safety Council, there were approximately 1,089 bicycle deaths that occurred in 2019. Furthermore, 712 of these deaths were the result of motor vehicle accidents. The National Safety Council has classified these as preventable deaths, meaning that if motorists and cyclists take the proper precautions, these deaths would be less likely to occur. The following article will provide some helpful tips for both motorists and cyclists to avoid the occurrence of bicycle accidents in the future.

Tips for Motorists

  • Obey all posted speed limits. By adhering to the posted speed limits, you can help ensure that you are able to safely avoid hitting a cyclist in an emergency. Additionally, you should also ensure that you adjust your speed accordingly when there are dangerous road conditions, such as ice or rain.

Spinal cord injuries can have devastating physical and mental effects. These types of injuries often require extensive treatment which could last for months or even several years. The following article will prove an in-depth analysis of spinal cord injuries.

What are Some Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?

The severity of a spinal cord injury is classified as either “complete” or “incomplete.”

If you were recently injured by a dog in the state of Georgia and you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner, you should first make sure that you are aware of some potential defenses that the owner may choose to bring up in court.

Georgia’s Dog Bite Liability Statute

Georgia statute O.C.G.A. § 51-2-7 outlines the state’s law on dog bite liability. This statute is based on the concept of strict liability. Strict liability holds a defendant liable for committing specific actions, regardless of what his intent or mental state was when he committed the action. This statute holds that a dog owner is not strictly liable for injuries his dog causes unless:

If you were recently injured on the job, you may have started the process of filing for workers compensation benefits. The following article will provide some helpful information you should know about workers’ compensation in Georgia.

Important Information Regarding Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation

  • You have 30 days to report the accident to your employer. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 34-9-80, an employee must report an injury-causing work accident to his employer within 30 days after the date the accident occurred.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2,400 teenagers (aged 13 to 19) were killed in car accidents in 2019. This same year, an estimated 258,000 teenagers were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in car crashes. Georgia has recently enacted some changes to a law that was created to reduce the amount of teenage car accidents. 

Joshua’s Law

In 2007, the state of Georgia enacted “Joshua’s Law.” On July 1, 2003, 17-year-old Georgia resident Joshua Robert Brown was driving on a two-lane highway in the rain when his vehicle began to hydroplane and crashed into a tree. The accident left Joshua severely injured and though he fought to stay alive for nine days, he finally passed away on July 9, 2003.

Unfortunately, elder abuse is extremely common, especially within the confines of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The following article will discuss some signs of nursing home abuse and will provide information regarding how to report suspected cases of nursing home abuse in the state of Georgia.

Most Common Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Just like with any other form of abuse, there are often several warning signs present which indicate that an elderly person is being abused in a nursing home facility, even if that person does not or cannot verbally confirm this fact. Some of the most common warning signs of elder abuse include the following:

If you were ever injured by using a product, you may have a valid products liability claim. It is important to understand what a successful products liability claim requires. The following will provide some helpful information regarding products liability claims in the state of Georgia.

What is a Products Liability Claim?

Generally speaking, a products liability claim is based on the theory that a party should be held accountable for manufacturing, designing, producing, selling, or reselling a defective product that causes injury to a person.

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