Month: May 2023

What You Should Do If You Witness A Car Accident

If you spend any significant amount of time behind the wheel in the Peach State, then you may end up witnessing an accident. It is important to understand that if you witness an accident, there are some things you should know before you get involved. By the same token, if you do decide to get involved, then there are things you can do to protect yourself and ensure that you are not held liable if the unexpected happens. The attorneys at Dozier Law have handled hundreds of car accident cases and are here to answer any questions if you have witnessed or were involved in a car accident. If you need to speak to an attorney about a car accident or any other personal injury matter, reach out to us today by calling (888) 239-2129 or by contacting us online. Prioritize Your Safety First If you witness an accident, it…

Georgia Car Accidents: What Is Negligence?

If you are considering filing a claim for compensation for injuries or harm you suffered as a result of a car accident, then you may have seen the term negligence in legal or insurance documents. While many people may believe they are familiar with the word, they may not know exactly what it means in a legal context and why it matters in a car accident case scenario. We understand that if you have been involved in a car accident, you may be searching for answers. So, the lawyers at Dozier Law have put together some useful information on negligence and how it can affect your car accident claim. For more information on how we can assist in your car accident case, reach out to us by calling (888) 239-2129 or by contacting us online. What Is Negligence? Negligence is a legal term that describes certain behavior or actions that…

Personal Injury Settlement Money in a Divorce, Things You Should Know

If you’re going through a divorce and have previously received a personal injury settlement, you’re probably wondering if you’ll lose some of it to your spouse. It’s a natural thing to be nervous about. Since you were injured, you may still be juggling doctor’s visits or physical therapy and needs those funds to pay for it. In this article, we’ll lay out the facts about personal injury settlements and divorce; when settlements are considered separate property or marital property, equitable distribution, and how the state of Georgia handles it. Can My Spouse Get My Personal Injury Settlement? Let’s begin with marital property vs. separate property: Marital vs. Separate Property – marital property is any assets acquired during the marriage by you or your spouse. Separate property is any asset owned by either of you before the marriage or inherited during the marriage. Personal injury settlements are typically considered separate property…

How to Boost Your Chances of Winning a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Georgia

Being injured by someone else’s negligence can not only be physically devastating, but it can also result in endless medical bills, countless doctor’s visits, physical therapy, lost income, and a great deal of suffering. Filing a lawsuit against the responsible party is a natural reaction. The challenge comes from our complex laws regarding personal injury and how to navigate them to a win. And that’s not all. Insurance companies are notoriously quick to fight back to avoid a payout. The solution is a seasoned personal injury attorney who knows what to expect and how to counter. An adept attorney with experience sitting face-to-face with insurance company lawyers is your key to success. Without their skill and knowledge, you might not get a fair amount in settlement, and you only get one shot at it. Your attorney plays a crucial role in gathering the right evidence, preparing the case, and convincing…

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Personal Injury Settlement Check?

After an injury claim, you might be anxious about when a settlement can be reached and, more importantly, when it will be paid. That’s understandable. People who file a claim do so for good reasons, like medical bills and a lost job. But the compensation will arrive one day. Before that day comes, it’s best to know how the process works. While you wait, here is a Q&A with the basic information you'll need to know about personal injury settlements:       Q: How much money will I get? A: The amount depends on how badly you were injured, your current circumstances with hospital and doctor bills, and if you can’t go back to work.       Q: What will I be reimbursed for? A: Lost wages, medical costs, and possibly an amount for pain and suffering. If you have been permanently disabled or disfigured, that amount can…

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