Category: General Personal Injury

Avoid These Mistakes If You Have Been Injured

Have you or a loved one recently suffered an injury? Was another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm to blame for what happened? If a business, individual, or even a government agency is at fault for your injuries and you are considering suing them for compensation, there are a few things you must be sure not to do if you want to protect the value of your case. This article will explain some common mistakes made by people injured and hoping to receive compensation from those responsible for their harm. If you or a family member is a victim of an injury caused by another’s actions or inactions, the attorneys at Dozier Law are always here to listen to your story and to help you pursue both justice and any and all compensation that you’re owed. Mistake #1 – Failing To Seek Medical Attention In Georgia, many personal injury lawsuits hinge…

Common Personal Injury Terms To Know

Attending the first meeting with an attorney after you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident can seem like an intimidating task at first. Know that we want you to feel completely comfortable working with us. The attorneys at Dozier Law strive to use easy-to-understand language when speaking with clients instead of using confusing legal jargon. But, there are occasions when we may need to use legal language, so you might be interested in becoming familiar with some of the terms that may come up during your free consultation. This article explains some of the most common legal terms relating to your personal injury case. Please don't be afraid to ask if you do not understand something at any time during your communications with our attorneys or anyone in your office. We would never expect anyone but attorneys to understand legal jargon as a matter of course.…

How Does A Personal Injury Attorney Get Paid?

If you’ve been injured and you are considering hiring an attorney to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how you will pay them for their time and effort. You know that you’ll need an attorney’s help to seek rightful compensation, but what if you don’t have the funds to pay them up front? Given that you’ve recently been injured, chances are that you’re grappling with medical bills and the impacts of taking time away from work. If you can’t afford retainer fees right now, can you still hire an experienced personal injury attorney? The good news is that many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. Embracing a contingency fee model means that your attorney will only get paid if you’re awarded compensation. The lawyers at Dozier Law work on a contingency basis when handling injury cases. We can assist you with navigating…

How Long Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Take?

When you are recovering from an accident and ready to start your lawsuit, one of the most common questions we get asked is, "how long will this take?" The answer is always, "it depends." The timeline for each personal injury case is a little different and depends on many factors. The main factors involved are the other side, the court, and yourself. This article will explain the typical timeline of a personal injury case—but remember that each case varies. Any step could go faster or slower than predicted, depending on the specific circumstances. An experienced attorney, like the attorneys at Dozier Law Firm, can review your case and give you a more case-specific timeline. To set up an appointment, call (888) 239-2129 today or contact us online. General Timeline In Georgia, as much as we wish there was a general timeline for every personal injury case, there is, unfortunately, no…

Social Media And Personal Injury Cases In Georgia

Social media is inescapable in today's society. While the number and kinds of social media platforms change every year, the effect that they can have is enormous. As these sites have grown in popularity, more people share personal information with their "friends" and "followers" than ever before. In most circumstances, sharing occasions in your life on social media sites is not a problem. However, if you are involved in a personal injury case, what you post can affect whether you win or lose. As social media has grown, prosecutors and civil attorneys search clients' or opponents' social media for useful information. The information posted there, while seemingly innocent at the time, might have a detrimental effect on the status of your case. Expert Advice And Representation In Personal Injury Cases Being involved in a personal injury case can be challenging. There are a variety of legal proceedings and expectations involved.…

Summary Judgment And Personal Injury In Georgia

The case Spires v. Thomas involves a question of summary judgment in a personal injury case. Summary judgment is a ruling in favor of one party without a full trial. To succeed on a summary judgment motion, the person bringing the motion must prove that there is no genuine dispute of fact and that they are entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Plainly stated, summary judgment is when one party asks the court to find in favor of them because it is clear that there is no evidence to support the other side’s claims in the dispute. In ruling on summary judgment claims, the court interprets the facts in a manner most favorable to the party not bringing the motion. If the party bringing the motion convinces the court that there is no genuine dispute of fact, their motion will be granted, and they will get a ruling…

Deadly Weekend For Georgia Pedestrians

A September weekend was dangerous for pedestrians in Georgia. In less than 24 hours, seven pedestrians were hit by motor vehicles in five separate incidents throughout the state. Out of the seven hit, four died from their injuries. Two killed on Sept. 14 On the evening of Sept. 14, 2018, a minivan hit a 74-year-old woman who was crossing six lanes of traffic in Athens-Clarke County. Her injuries were severe, and she died at the hospital. Police were not expecting to file charges against the driver who struck the woman. Less than a half-hour later, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 40-year-old woman in Cobb County. The police had little information to go on, and the driver in that accident remains at large. Three injured, two killed on Sept. 15 On Sept. 15, in Clayton County, a stolen delivery truck mowed down three pedestrians. The trio sustained moderate injuries, including broken bones,…

Unique Issues in Injuries to a Minor

Dealing with an injury caused by the negligent acts of others can be stressful. These feelings are magnified when an injury happens to your child. No legal remedy can completely compensate for the physical and emotional toll. But a personal injury claim may provide monetary reparations for the medical bills, future care, and any lasting harm. There are a few things to keep in mind to build the strongest claim. The law regarding injury claims for minors By law, parents and guardians are allowed to file claims on behalf of the children they are responsible for. Should they win the case, the parent or guardian becomes the conservator of the financial settlement or funds awarded by the court or jury. This role comes with specific responsibilities outlined in the Georgia statute. In a nutshell, the money is earmarked for the minor child. Commonly, a special trust is set up to ensure that…

When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney

Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic event that is even more difficult when the accident causes an injury. Whether serious or relatively minor, if you sustain an injury following an auto accident, you should not underestimate the situation. Many people are not aware of the legal circumstances and their rights when it comes to an injury from a car accident. It can be important for you to have a consultation with a personal injury attorney following an accident. Here are a few tips to help you decide when to contact a lawyer who focuses on this area of the law. The severity of injuries and long-term effects The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety reported that 19,405 people sustained serious injuries in 2015 due to a motor vehicle accident. While it can be advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney in any case in which you have suffered an…

Helpful Tips for Handling a Hit and Run

A hit-and-run car accident can be a very traumatic experience. What do you do when the person responsible for your incident disappears? Can you do anything? Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to possibly get help for your accident in the case of a hit and run. A claim for a motor vehicle accident is a personal injury case. In short, to prove such cases, you must show that due to the negligent act of the accused party, you suffered certain losses or damages. Thankfully, this can still be proven even if you do not know who the negligent party is. To do this, there are a few steps you need to take. First, you should report the accident by calling the police. Be sure to note everything you can remember and collect information from witnesses, if possible. Once you document the report, you should seek medical…

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