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How will criminal charges affect a Georgia personal injury case?
Posted on February 7, 2019
by Athens Injury Law Group
If you have been injured in an accident and the other driver is facing criminal charges, you are probably wondering how that might affect you.  In Georgia, criminal prosecutions and civil personal injury cases are entirely separate, though often related, legal matters.  So, even if the driver who caused the accident in which you were hurt has been ticketed for a traffic violation or charged with a more serious crime, it is important to consult with a Georgia car accident attorney so that you can pursue a personal injury claim and be compensated for your losses. Often times, a driver...
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How does a wrongful death lawsuit work in Georgia?
Posted on February 7, 2019
by Athens Injury Law Group
Tragically, many families lose loved ones every year due to the carelessness of others. In Georgia, these incidents give rise to legal causes of action known as “wrongful death” claims.  Under Georgia law, wrongful death claims arise “in all cases in which the death of a human being results from crime, from criminal or other negligence, or from property which has been defectively manufactured, whether or not as the result of negligence.”  These claims are governed by a specific set of rules enacted by the Georgia legislature.  The Athens Injury Law Group’s team of experienced wrongful death lawyers explain in...
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How can a car accident lawyer help me?
Posted on February 7, 2019
by Athens Injury Law Group
If you have been injured or your vehicle was damaged in a car accident, you are probably wondering whether you are better off hiring a personal injury attorney to pursue a claim for you or trying to deal with the insurance company (or companies) to settle the claim on your own.  The answer to your dilemma depends on the particular facts of your case.  The information that follows is provided by the Athens Injury Law Group’s team of experienced personal injury lawyers to help you make a well-informed decision. BENEFITS OF HIRING AN ATHENS, GEORGIA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY There are...
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What to do if you’ve been injured in a construction accident in Athens, Georgia
Posted on January 22, 2019
by Athens Injury Law Group
Every year, thousands of people in the U.S. are hurt or killed while at work.  Construction is a particularly dangerous industry - according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five workplace fatalities in 2017 occurred in the construction industry. Because their jobs are so dangerous, every construction worker needs to know what steps to follow if they are injured at work.  If you get hurt at a job site, here is what to do: GET MEDICAL TREATMENT After a construction accident, the first and most important thing to do is to seek emergency medical care as...
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