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Every year, millions of people end up in the emergency room after sustaining injuries from accidents that were not their fault.

Common causes of incidents that lead to personal injury claims include pedestrian accidents, dog bites, workplace accidents, slip and falls caused by another person’s negligence, and injury caused by defective products.

Although it will depend on the specific facts relating to your accident, there is a strong chance that you will be able to file a personal injury claim against whoever was responsible for the accident that caused your injury. There are many factors that will determine whether your claim can be successful or not. Your personal injury attorney will help to determine the odds, but he or she will need all the facts that you can possibly provide.

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In Georgia, filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone needs to be done within two years of the accident or incident that caused the injury. If the plaintiff waits any longer than this, he or she may be barred from filing the claim due to the statute of limitations having passed.

It is not always that simple, however. If your personal injury claim is against a city or county, then you will only have six months to file the claim in court. If the claim is against the state, then you have the normal two years.

The Statute of Limitation for Personal Injury in Georgia

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Georgia law allows injured parties two years to file a personal injury claim. But this does not mean that a person injured in an accident that was not their fault has two years to get medical treatment. In fact, if you don’t get treatment as soon as possible after the accident, and have gaps in ongoing treatment, your personal injury claim might be reduced as a result, or even thrown out of court.

What is a Gap in Treatment?

A gap in treatment is the term commonly used in the insurance industry to describe, quite literally, a gap or break in medical care after being injured in some sort of an accident.

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Serious accidents of any kind are traumatic, draining, and very often costly. But there is something even more shocking when the accident isn’t your fault! While a personal injury claim can help victims recover medical costs, lost income, and go some way to alleviate pain and suffering, personal injury law is complex and it is vital to follow the correct procedures.

If you are injured in Georgia because of somebody else’s negligence, it is vital to contact an experienced Roswell personal injury attorney as soon as you can. While it is essential to report the accident to the police, never make statements to insurance companies or other parties until you have consulted your attorney.

Why Documenting Your Personal Injury Case is Important

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If you want to lodge a personal injury claim in Georgia you have got some time to do it, but not a lot. The statute of limitations for personal injury specifies in legal terms just how long you have, depending on the type of injury sustained.

Most commonly, you have two years to file a personal injury claim in Georgia, but in some instances, you have less time and in others, more time.

So, for instance:

GA Personal Injury Negligence | Don Turner Legal

You might imagine that the “negligence factor” is a no-brainer when it comes to Georgia personal injury law. After all, if someone else did something that caused you harm they must be held responsible. But liability is not that simple, so if you or a loved one is injured, the negligence factor is a vital element.

All personal injury cases rely on two primary factors for injury claims and settlement. You will need to consult with a Georgia (GA) personal injury law attorney to proceed with a claim in court or to fight a claim against you. But it helps to know key factors that relate to Georgia personal injury law and the way the negligence factor works.

The Negligence Factor in US Personal Injury Law

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Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of emergency room visits and the main cause for missed workdays.  If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, then you have likely missed work for medical appointments and to adequately recover from your injuries. You can potentially seek a settlement for damages if another party was responsible for your accident, because many accidents can be prevented if the owner of the property takes care to ensure that an area is safe.

You may be entitled to recover the costs of medical care and lost wages, amongst other damages.  An experienced attorney can help protect your rights and recover these damages for you.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

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Georgia is known for its great weather for most of the year, so it’s no surprise why so many motorcyclists find Georgia’s roads the perfect place to ride.

Unfortunately, motorcycles are inherently dangerous due to a lack of protection and small size when struck by another motor vehicle. Many drivers are not aware of how to safely operate their vehicles when motorcycles are near them.

According to 2014 fatal crash data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle fatalities occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles.

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This question is very common. Nearly 12% of all Georgia drivers do not have car insurance coverage. If you are in an accident, there is a 1 in 8 chance that you will be in an accident with someone who does not have adequate car insurance.

If you been in an accident with someone who is uninsured, there are a number of steps you can take in that situation.

Can the Uninsured Motorist Be Made to Pay

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