Month: November 2021

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims Versus Personal Injury Claims

If you or a loved one sustains a work-related injury, you need the advice of an attorney to make sense of your available options. Generally, you have two potential ways to recover compensation for your injury. First, you can file a claim for workers' compensation. Second, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation. There are essential differences, limitations, and restrictions between the two options. This article will discuss both options available to you. What Is Workers' Compensation? You may think of workers' compensation as an insurance program to protect employees injured while at work. Work-related injuries are common throughout the country, and Georgia is no exception. In 2020, the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation processed 31,500 claims. Paid benefits for the year exceeded 706 million dollars. The Georgia Workers' Compensation mandatory insurance provisions exist to protect you while at work. As an employee,…

How Georgia Truck Accident Claims Differ From Car Accident Claims

If you are involved in a truck accident in Georgia, you need to contact an experienced truck accident attorney. Cases involving truck collisions differ in important respects from typical passenger vehicle accidents. These accidents tend to cause more severe injuries, which can require longer-term care. Dozier Law's truck accident lawyers are trained to collect evidence unique to drivers with commercial driver's licenses. This evidence can be critical in your case. Truck Accidents Usually Involve More Severe Injuries A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. That is 27 times the average weight of a passenger vehicle. At impact, a loaded truck will collide with the force of 20 passenger automobiles. The resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Common injuries from truck accidents include death, dismemberment, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain injuries, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal bleeding, and organ damage. Some of these injuries may not be…

Identifying Abuse In Georgia Nursing Homes

Abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is dishearteningly common. While statistics can be challenging to produce due to a lack of reporting, the National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that 10-15% of older Americans are subject to abuse at some time. The good news is that multiple agencies investigate such abuse when it is reported, and recourse is available to the abused. Suppose you are being abused or suspect that a loved one is being abused while in the care of a Georgia Nursing home, you need to take action. This article will discuss the types and signs of elderly abuse that occur most frequently in nursing homes and the steps to take if you or someone you love is suffering from elder abuse in a Georgia nursing home. Do not hesitate to speak with the nursing home abuse lawyers at Dozier Law. Our initial consultation is free. Types…

How Georgia Uber, Lyft Accidents Differ From Other Car Accidents

Car accidents involving rideshare vehicles, such as Lyft and Uber, are on the rise in Georgia. Uber opened in Atlanta in 2012. Lyft arrived two years later, in 2014. We often hear about the many benefits of the rideshare industry. They provide efficient and affordable transportation. While these rideshare services are generally safe, they have increased the number of accidents, including fatalities, on Georgia roadways. Georgia accidents involving the two primary rideshare services, Uber and Lyft, raise unique legal questions. These questions generally concern who is financially responsible when accidents do occur. With the possibility of multiple parties being at fault and overlapping insurance companies, the answer to these questions depends on the unique circumstances of each accident. This article will review the current legal landscape and answer many of your questions concerning a Georgia Uber or Lyft accident. If you have any additional questions, contact Dozier Law for a…

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