The attorneys at Shane Smith Law have put together this library of articles that relate to car wrecks, DUI victims, wrongful death, premises liability (slip and falls), and pedestrian accidents in Georgia, Ohio, and the Carolinas. These articles can provide valuable answers to many of your legal questions.
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Georgia Property Damage Claims Basics For Car Accidents Quick summary of your rights that you should read prior to settling your Georgia property damage claim from a car accident. This will allow you to know what is covered in your claim and what is not covered. It will caution you against releasing your bodily injury claim at the same time as your property damage claim.
Georgia Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents The normal statute of limitations in Georgia car accident cases is two years. Under certain circumstances you may have additional time to file a lawsuit.
Are all Injury lawyers the same? The same question could be asked about doctors and mechanics. I use a doctor that I trust. I have used him for years. I believe what he says and follow his advice. Your relationship with your lawyer should be the same way.
How is a DUI victim case or a case where someone was DUI different? Driving Under the Influence or DUI continues to be a serious problem in the Atlanta, Georgia area. It is bad enough when you are injured in a wreck that you did not cause; but, emotionally, it can be much worse when someone hits you who was drinking or is DUI. These cases are handled differently in our office.
I never wanted to sue anyone? Many times, clients will tell me that they are not the “type of person to sue” someone. I confess that I do not know what type of person does sue someone; but most of my clients are not that person. I have clients come to me and say that they are hurt and have all of these bills and do not know what to do. They feel bad making a claim but they missed a week of work and they now do not have the money to pay the gas bill. They say that they hurt for weeks but are not sure that is enough of a reason to sue someone.
Why should I buy uninsured motorist insurance? Many times clients will ask me about uninsured motorist insurance. The questions range from what is uninsured motorist insurance or UM and why do I need it. They will also ask what is the difference between uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage. Another question is how much should they buy?
What Should You Do Following an Auto Accident? Three Steps Toward a Stronger Georgia Car Wreck Case
Civil Proceedings Give Real Closure to Victims in Georgia DUI Cases When a person is convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the state of Georgia, several penalties can be imposed by the criminal court depending on the situation, but DUI victims often find that legal penalties don't heal the hurt they've suffered.
Pedestrians Are Still At Risk In Many Metro Atlanta Neighborhoods 185 pedestrians were killed by vehicles in the Metro Atlanta Area between 1997 and 1998, a statistic that moved the nonprofit Surface Transportation Policy Project to name Atlanta the second most dangerous city for pedestrians in 2000.
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