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When you’re dealing with an insurance company after a motorcycle accident, they will have a lot of questions for you. They’ll be asking about the incident itself, your medical history and perhaps your driving record. Yet, it’s a negotiation process. You should have some questions for the insurance company as well. A good personal injury or motorcycle accident lawyer can tell you what you need to ask the insurer for the liable person, or they can ask them on your behalf.

  1. Ask the insurance company for some written evidence of the policy specifics of the person liable for the accident. This can be a copy of their policy or a “declaration sheet.” The declaration sheet (or page) is a summary of the policy, including the policy limits.
  2. Additionally, you can ask them whether they have set a reserve amount for your case to satisfy the settlement amount. If they have not, perhaps you can surmise that they are planning on arguing that the accident was your fault.

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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.


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


In Georgia law, a police officer may remove the car if the driver or person in control of the vehicle “is arrested for an alleged offense for which the officer is required by law to take the person arrested before a proper magistrate without unnecessary delay.”

Typically, this would be in the event of a driving under the influence arrest, particularly if it resulted in a fatal accident, or if the car was used to commit a serious crime.

So – what do you do if your car has been towed away and impounded after an arrest?


You’ve heard this before: you have the right to remain silent. This means that you cannot be forced to make a statement to police, no matter how many times you are asked. This advice applies to any criminal case, even if you have already been arrested and charged.

So – if a detective contacts you and asks you to make a statement, what should you do?

Contact a criminal attorney immediately and let him or her decide to speak with the detective on your behalf.


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Here in Georgia, hopping on my bike in “the dead of winter” isn’t a stretch.

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There’s been an accident and the parties involved agree to a settlement. But the question is: does this settlement need to be in writing or is a verbal settlement agreement acceptable?

When two parties agree to the conditions of a personal injury case they can do so verbally or in writing. A written agreement may be easier to prove, but that doesn’t make the verbal agreement any less binding. Thus, the quick answer is: yes, verbal settlement agreements are acceptable. But it might be more difficult to enforce – and it might involve a court case if one or other party changes their mind about the verbal agreement.

In most cases, there will be insurance policies that cover both the injured party and the person deemed to be at fault. An insurance adjuster will deal with the claim and will often get the parties involved to verbally agree on a settlement, trusting that the settlement agreement is fair. But it may not be, which is why it’s a good idea to handle settlements with the guidance of a personal injury attorney.

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