Month: February 2023

What You Should Know About Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Law

If you were injured at work in Georgia, the legal system could help you seek the compensation you need to support yourself while healing. Workers' Compensation laws outline your rights as an employee and your employer's responsibilities in workplace injury cases. Who is Covered by Georgia's Workers' Compensation Law? Georgia's Workers' Compensation law covers all employers with over three employees. That means you'll be eligible for coverage, regardless of whether you're an employee, an independent contractor, or a subcontractor. You're also covered for any injuries sustained while on the clock—regardless of who was at fault for the injury. What Benefits are Available Under the Law? Under Georgia's Workers' Compensation law, injured employees are eligible for medical care, lost wages, and other benefits. Medical care covers all reasonable and necessary expenses related to the injury, including diagnostic tests, casts, crutches or a wheelchair, medications, surgery costs, and doctor's visits. Lost wages…

What Happens If I Am Hit By A City Government Vehicle In Georgia?

If a government worker hits you with a car in Georgia, you may have grounds to sue the government entity that employs them. This type of legal action is a suit against the government, called a "tort claim" under Georgia law. Generally, if a government worker causes an accident through their negligence or by behaving recklessly, the injured party may be able to pursue damages from the state or other government agency that employs them. The first step is to hire an experienced attorney to help you understand your rights as a victim of negligence. City Vehicles And Public Property It is essential to determine if the city vehicle or driver was at fault for your accident and how much responsibility they had in causing it. If the driver of the vehicle was on the job, meaning they were acting in their official capacity as a city employee, then there…

Unlicensed CDL Driver Trucking Accident

Unlicensed CDL drivers who cause trucking accidents in Georgia are a hazard to other drivers on the road. All drivers must follow the laws and regulations of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to ensure that they are licensed and qualified to operate a commercial vehicle safely. Unfortunately, some individuals do not meet these requirements and put others at risk by operating an oversized truck unsafely. If you have been injured due to an accident with an unlicensed CDL driver, it is important to understand your rights. Unlicensed CDL Drivers And Negligence When driving on highways, interstates, and other roads, unlicensed CDL drivers who cause trucking accidents create a severe hazard to all other drivers and passengers. These unqualified drivers often lack the necessary skills to adequately control their vehicles in all circumstances, potentially resulting in severe collisions or rollovers that could harm countless individuals. With the size of…

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer

If you've been in a truck accident, hiring the right attorney can be the difference between receiving a successful settlement and getting stuck with unaffordable medical bills. To help you find an attorney that specializes in trucking cases, here are some essential questions you should ask when interviewing potential lawyers for your case. What type of truck accident cases do you handle? Before hiring an attorney, you should know what type of cases they specialize in. Inquire about the types of trucking accident cases they typically take on — some may only handle cargo-related issues, while others are more experienced with interstate and intercity regulations. Knowing your lawyer's experience will help you determine if they have the expertise to properly represent you in court. How long have you been in practice? Asking about an attorney's experience is one of the most pertinent questions to ask. The more experience they have,…

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