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When you are injured in a car accident, you may be surprised by how quickly insurance offers to settle. Bear in mind that if you accept an insurance offer, you waive your right to seek additional compensation. The insurance companies know this. That’s part of their motivation.
Injury and accident lawsuits may take just a few short months to settle, but most take around a year. In complex cases, it may take two to three years to come to a verdict.
According to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, fatal pedestrian accidents in our state increased 27% between 2007 and 2016, a time when fatalities for all other accidents saw a 14% decrease. 16% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in Georgia in 2016 involved pedestrians, an increase of only 1% over 2015.
Accidents involving two or more passenger vehicles are much different than accidents involving passenger vehicles and trucks. Accidents involving semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are often fatal for the occupants of smaller vehicles. When not, they are typically much more injurious.
Do I have to wear a helmet to ride a motorcycle in Georgia?
When you are injured in a car accident, collecting compensation may not be as easy as you’ve been led to believe. Theoretically, insurance should foot the bill for medical expenses, lost wages, and all related expenses. In reality, insurance companies often try to minimize settlements in order to maximize company profits.
When a school bus is stopped with its visual signals flashing, it is illegal for motorists in either direction to pass unless there is a grass strip or “physical dividing median.” At least it was.
It’s National Coffee Month and, while this celebration isn’t likely to prompt more consumption of America’s favorite beverage, it does give us a good opportunity to consider how and where we’re getting our daily doses, allowing us to modify our behavior to help keep ourselves and others safe from harm.