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October 16, 2018
Do I have to wear a helmet to ride a motorcycle in Georgia?

Helmets are required for all motorcyclists in the state of Georgia. This law applies to both novice and experienced bikers and extends to passengers as well. Motorcycle helmets in Georgia must conform to DOT standards as outlined under FMVSS 218. Approved helmets will have a DOT sticker next to the manufacturer labels.

Are goggles required for operating a motorcycle in Georgia?

Protective eyewear is required when operating a... Read More

October 03, 2018

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.

One of the best ways to protect yourself against unfair treatment is hiring a car accident lawyer. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping victims of car... Read More

September 25, 2018

There are significant differences between filing a car accident claim and filing one for a truck accident, not the least of which is determining liability. In a car accident, it can typically be established that one or more drivers contributed to the accident, but when a commercial vehicle is involved, even accidents that seem to be driver-caused may be much more complex. This is just one reason it is wise to speak with one of the truck accident lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance... Read More

September 10, 2018

Wrongful death lawsuits can help families struggling with the premature death of a loved one find justice through compensatory damages. With legal assistance, you may be able to hold those responsible for your loved one’s accident accountable for their behavior, and to seek compensation that covers both current and future expenses.

To learn more about your rights following the death of a loved one, please call the Atlanta office of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-760-7400... Read More

September 07, 2018

September is National Pain Awareness Month, an effort on the part of the American Chronic Pain Association to bring attention to the issues of pain and pain management. Because pain is not observable by others, it can be difficult to quantify or even describe it, but if your chronic pain is the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the expenses of pain management, including alternative and experimental treatments. The best way to... Read More

August 29, 2018

One in ten senior citizens will suffer abuse in their elder years. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, knowing how to identify signs of abuse is incredibly important. Sometimes, the only thing between serious or fatal injury and a nursing home resident is an attentive family member.
If you suspect any type of abuse, it is important that you call our office at 404-760-7400 to schedule a review of your claim. This complimentary case evaluation can help you determine the best... Read More

August 21, 2018

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. A recent revision to Georgia law now allows vehicles to pass a school bus that is loading or unloading children even if no physical barrier exists.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a majority of fatal bus accidents involving elementary school-aged children don... Read More

August 06, 2018

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.

Many people consume coffee en route to work, social gatherings, kids sporting events, trips home from the supermarket, and at other times while driving. For some, that little pick me up... Read More

July 19, 2018

Governor Nathan Deal recently signed into law SB 406,  amending Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, and enacting the "Georgia Long-term Care Background Check Program.” This act strengthens and standardizes the criminal background check process performed on potential employees of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Georgia.

Under SB 406, existing employees who do not meet new requirements must be terminated from their positions. There is, however, an appeals... Read More

July 12, 2018

Running just under 64 miles, I-285 is consistently named one of America’s deadliest stretches of road. While the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents varies from year to year, sometimes even dipping, I-285 is frequently listed among the top 10 most dangerous interstates. In 2015, I-285 was named the deadliest highway in America - and with several fatal accidents having already occurred this year, it may well be awarded that horrible title again.

As anyone living in Atlanta knows, I... Read More