In a typical car accident between two consumer drivers, parties exchange insurance information, build claims, and file them with their respective insurers or with the insurers of the other party. In most cases, the only potential defendants are the drivers and the claims hang on evidence that one or both drivers caused the accident.
DUI charges in Georgia are relatively common, but they are not a matter to take lightly. Even for first-time offenders, the consequences can cause complications and restrictions to privileges for years, on top of the serious fines you must pay if convicted.
Imagine having your car die while you're driving it on the highway. Maybe you ran out of gas, a tire blew or the engine just stopped working. Whatever the reason, you're now stranded until help arrives.
Savvy business owners prepare for the inevitable ups and downs any industry must learn to weather. But when it's a family-owned business, one risk for which many are ill-prepared is the threat of a divorce between one of the principal owners and a spouse.
No one ever expects to get accused of a drug crime, but if you've been around people who possess or deal in drugs -- or if you live with such individuals -- the chances of being accused of a drug crime increases.
Pedestrians and interstates are never a good combination. The vehicles – traveling at speeds in excess of 70 mph – cannot react quickly enough to avoid a pedestrian. The drivers – zoning out to music or having conversations with their passengers – aren't thinking to look out for people on foot. Even worse, the pedestrians are completely vulnerable to death and catastrophic injury in the event of a collision.
Imagine driving through Dalton on your daily commute. Unfortunately, a van t-boned your car as you were driving through an intersection. After the accident, you did a quick self-check and did not notice any broken bones or cuts. While you may not have noticed any injuries, not all of them are easy to detect or immediately obvious. This does not mean that they are any less serious.
Having to work with your ex on matters related to your children isn't always easy, but it is necessary. There are varying degrees of cooperation that parents will have to work though as their children grow. When you and your ex have to work closely together, you need to do your part to prevent conflicts.
Riding on a motorcycle on an open road without another vehicle in sight is dangerous enough. However, when you start to factor in bad weather, poorly maintained roads, and the occasional random bit of wildlife that decides to run into the middle of the road, things become even more dangerous. Then there is the number one hazard that you have to watch for whether you are riding through Dalton or on a country road: cars and trucks.
For more than 200 years, juries have been impaneled in courts throughout to determine the facts in civil lawsuits. The founders believed that the right to a jury trial is a fundamental right. Most Americans likely understand the importance of the jury in a criminal case. Fewer recognize that the framers guaranteed the right to a jury through the Seventh Amendment to resolve many types of civil disputes. The idea of resolving disputes over personal injury through the civil process was not invented on this continent. It dates back to medieval times in the common law adopted by our founders. It also dates back in some form to many ancient societies.