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What Do I Do If My Car Is Towed After an Arrest?

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 aRead More


What Should I Do If I Have Been Contacted by a Detective Who Wants Me to Make a Statement?

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 youRead More


10 Tips for Smart and Safe Touring this Fall!

Autumn is here! This time of year is widely seen as prime riding season, particularly for those of us fortunate enough to live in the South. Here in Georgia, hopping on my bike in “the dead of winter” isn’t a stretch. That being said, no matter where you live when you do decide to hopRead More


Is a Verbal Settlement Agreement Binding in a Personal Injury Case?

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 mayRead More


I Missed My Court Date, What Should I Do?

If you missed your court date for a criminal matter in Georgia should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to rectify the situation. Aside from the fact that missing court may have a negative effect on the outcome of your case, there may already be a warrant for your arrest. This could beRead More


How a Gap in Treatment Can Adversely Affect a Personal Injury Claim

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 inRead More


The Importance of Documenting Your Personal Injury Case

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 isRead More


What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases?

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 aRead More


Personal Injury Law in Georgia – When It’s Not Your Fault

Accidents happen all the time. Some result in serious injuries, some are fatal. We can all be careful and take safety precautions whatever we do, but accidents and any personal injury that may result is not always the fault of the person who gets hurt. If you are injured in an accident and decide toRead More


The Negligence Factor in Georgia Personal Injury Law

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 vitalRead More


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