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If you were recently injured by the actions of another party, you may contemplate filing a personal injury lawsuit against that party. The following is some information regarding the amount of time it takes for a typical personal injury lawsuit to be resolved.

What Factors Determine How Long a Personal Injury Lawsuit Will Take?

The amount of time that it takes for a personal injury lawsuit to be resolved will depend on some of the following factors:

If you were ever injured on the property of another, you may have considered filing a personal injury lawsuit to hold the property owner liable for your injuries. The following article will provide some helpful information you should know regarding whether property owners are liable for injuries sustained by others on their property.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept, based in personal injury law, which alleges that an injury a person sustained resulted from a defective condition on the premises of another (for example, a store owner, landlord, etc.). Regarding slip and fall accidents, the person injured is alleging that she slipped and fell and suffered resulting injuries due to a defective condition (such as wet floors, unsecured rugs, or loose steps).

Medical malpractice can have long-lasting, devastating effects. If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, it may be helpful to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party (i.e. the physician, other health professional, or medical facility). The following will discuss some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a term used to describe an occurrence where a hospital, physician, or other health care professional causes injury or death to a patient, either from negligence or omission. In these cases, the injured patient (or his family, in cases where the patient dies) is allowed to sue the liable party to receive compensation for his injuries.

In some cases, property owners can be held liable for injuries that occur to people on their property. Under the “attractive nuisance” doctrine, a property owner can be held responsible if a child is injured on the owner’s property due to some type of artificial condition located on the property that is particularly appealing to children. The following will provide more information about the attractive nuisance doctrine.  

What is the “attractive nuisance” doctrine?

The “attractive nuisance” doctrine states that property owners may be liable for injuries to children who trespass on their land if the injury results from a hazardous object or condition on the land that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the specific risk posed by the object or condition.

If you were recently injured at work, there are certain actions you could take (or not take) that might jeopardize your workers’ compensation claim. The following article will provide some of the most common mistakes injured employees make after experiencing a workplace injury that can be detrimental to a workers’ compensation claim.

  • Failing to report your injury within a timely manner: In Georgia, you are required to report your work-related injury to your employer within 30 days of the date the injury occurred. If you choose to wait longer than 30 days to report your injury, you may be unable to file a workers’ compensation claim later on.  
  • Failing to seek medical attention: After experiencing a work-related injury or illness, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. The timing regarding when you choose to seek medical attention can have a significant impact on your claim. Additionally, if you take too long to seek medical attention, your employer may assume that your injuries are not as serious as you claim.

The construction industry carries a significant risk of serious accidents in the workplace. Many of these workplace accidents that occur result from the use of heavy machinery. The following article will discuss some of the most common causes of workplace machinery accidents and will also provide some practical ways to prevent these types of accidents in the workplace.

What are some of the most common causes of workplace machinery accidents?

According to OSHA, the following are the most common causes of workplace accidents involving machinery:

Unfortunately, many babies are born with birth defects. Many of these birth defects can be attributed to medical malpractice on the part of a healthcare provider. The following article will provide some information regarding what you will need to prove in a birth defect medical malpractice case in the state of Georgia.

 What kind of injuries can result from childbirth?

There are various types of childbirth injuries that can result from a healthcare provider’s malpractice. Some of these injuries include:

If your car is damaged in an accident, you will need to make sure that you find a good auto repair shop. The following article will provide some qualifications that the best auto repair shops have in common, as well as some tips you should follow to ensure that these repairs are performed to your expectations.

  • The shop has the proper certifications. When you get to the shop, make sure that you look for blue and white “ASE” emblems. These emblems indicate that the shop’s technicians have passed certain skills tests and been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
  • The shop has a good reputation. It is important to find a shop that has a good reputation with its customers. You should be able to look at online reviews to determine whether a shop provides good customer service and quality services.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2017. Furthermore, an additional estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries during the same year. Some of these accidents can be avoided by following the proper precautions. The following article will discuss some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents and will also provide a few helpful tips for pedestrians to protect them from these kinds of accidents.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents can result from any number of factors. There are a few common causes of these kinds of accidents though, which include:

If you are injured in an accident while traveling in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare service, you may question whose insurance policy applies. Should you attempt to seek coverage from the rideshare company’s insurance or from the driver’s personal car insurance? The answer will depend on the type of insurance the driver possesses and the status of the driver when the accident occurred. The following article will discuss situations where a rideshare company’s car insurance applies to an accident, as well as situations where a rideshare driver will have to use his own auto insurance after an accident.

When Does the Rideshare Company’s Car Insurance Policy Apply?

In order to determine if the rideshare company’s car insurance applies, you must first determine the status of the rideshare driver at the time of the accident. For example, if the rideshare driver’s app is on and that driver is waiting for a customer to request a ride when an accident occurs, Uber and Lyft both provide the following types of liability coverage for the driver:

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