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What is a Personal Injury Claim?

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What is a personal injury claim? Table of Contents: What is a personal injury claim? What is recognized as a personal injury? What constitutes a physical injury? What constitutes an emotional injury? What constitutes a mental injury? If you have a personal injury claim but no legal experience, knowing what to do can be… Read More »

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What is a Personal Injury Claim?

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What is recognized as a personal injury? A personal injury is recognized as an injury to body, mind, or emotions. It is not considered an injury to property. For example, if someone pushes you down and that fall breaks your watch, that is not a personal injury case. But if that fall breaks your… Read More »

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What is a Personal Injury Claim?

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What constitutes a physical injury? Physical injury is easier to prove in court, which is why this type of injury makes up a larger percentage of the successful cases in court. It is easier to gather evidence such as x-rays and pictures to show the physical harm done, making the case easier to win…. Read More »

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What is a Personal Injury Claim?

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What constitutes an emotional injury? Emotional injury refers to any kind of stress, abuse, slander, neglect, defamation, or libel caused by an event that was outside of your control. An emotional injury happens during a traumatic event or series of events that may or may not be coupled with a physical injury. How can… Read More »

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What is a Personal Injury Claim?

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What constitutes a mental injury? A mental injury as it pertains to children is an injury to a child’s psychological or intellectual ability and capacity. Any emotional, cognitive, behavioral, or mental disorder a child develops due to an act of commission or omission is a mental injury. Sometimes the mental injury is inflicted by… Read More »

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Police Looking for Vehicle Involved in Death of Man Changing Tire

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Changing tires on the side of the road is extremely dangerous. Although most drivers do try and move over to the next lane there are times it is impossible. A 53-year-old Alpharetta man became a victim in what police think was an accidental killing on the highway while he was changing his tire. Officials… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Driver Being Sought by Police

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It’s the responsibility of everyone who drives on public roads to help keep them safe. When that responsibility is shirked, people get hurt, sometimes even permanently. More tragically, death can result. The responsibility still remains for the driver who caused injury — this time to pay for the damages he or she caused.  There… Read More »

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Intentional Hit & Run Leaves Cyclist Seriously Injured

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When rage becomes uncontrollable people sometimes do foolish things that they probably would not do if given time to cool down and think. Apparently rage got the best of an Atlanta man recently. He became so angry at another man; he intentionally hit him with his SUV while the man was riding a bicycle…. Read More »

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Boating Accidents on the Rise

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During the warmer months of summer people go to enjoy the outdoors. People make use of recreational waterways and parks that we have in plenty in the State of Georgia. Unfortunately, with this uptick in activities the number of accidents also tends to rise. Such is the case where a Georgia man is dead… Read More »

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Tragic Playground Accident Takes Life of 3-Year Old Boy

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Nothing is more precious to anyone and to society as a whole than the wellbeing of children. Unfortunately, children can fall prey to negligence or carelessness, just like anyone else. The danger is even worse for them, because the very young don’t know what to watch out for. When they come to harm, those… Read More »

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