Truck Accidents: How do the Truck Accident Attorneys prove the case?

Serious injury or death often occurs when a 18 wheeler collides with a passenger vehicle on the roads, streets, and interstates. It is really a matter of physics when a big commercial truck weighing approximately 80,000 lbs. strikes a passenger car that typically weighs 3,000 lbs. to 4,000 lbs. the big truck wins the collision every time.

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What are Permanent Partial Disability Benefits in Georgia Worker’s Compensation Claims?

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits: Injured workers with valid Georgia worker’s compensation claims are entitled to compensation when the on the job injuries cause permanent loss of use of his or her bodies. Income benefits (temporary total disability benefits and temporary partial disability benefits) are for lost wages.

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What factors make you more likely to be granted Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are many factors which can increase your chances of being granted your Socials Security Disability Benefits. Some of these factors include the following:

Age of the Applicant: Social Security Disability claims are much more likely to be granted to applicants that are older.

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When are Punitive Damages allowed in Car Accident Claims?

Personal injury claimants are entitled to punitive damages when the defendant is guilty of conduct that demonstrates a reckless disregard for human life. The most common examples were negligent drivers who where driving while intoxicated (DUI), guilty of hit and run, guilty of racing or reckless driving, and similar conduct.

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When do You have a valid Worker’s Compensation Claim in Georgia?

There are on-the-job accidents that occur in Georgia almost every day. Attorney Richard Griffin of the Griffin Law Firm often explains the requirements of any compensable worker’s compensation claim in Georgia to potential clients. The requirements for having a valid worker’s compensation claim in Georgia include:

1.

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Why do people sometimes delay hiring an Injury Attorney?

Many times people delay hiring an attorney when they are injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall, dog attack or on the job accident. Over the years Atlanta personal injury attorney Richard Griffin has spoken to many potential clients that say,

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Worker’s Compensation – What are your rights to medical treatment and income benefits?

What is a Posted Panel Of Physicians? The Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act requires that a Posted Panel Of Physicians. This is a list of at least 6 doctors or the name of the certified WC/MCO posted. This list is the list of doctors or medical providers that the injured worker can select from for his or her authorized treating physician.

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Worker’s Compensation – What actions can cause a worker’s compensation claim to be rejected?

Many times employees do not know what they should do if they are injured on the job. The State Board of Workers’ Compensation have provided an employee handbook that has many suggestions. These guidelines and suggestions are helpful, but nothing is more important than hiring a good worker’s compensation lawyer if you have been seriously injured on the job.

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How can you get a personal injury settlement of more than the policy limits?

Settlements are normally limited to the policy limits:  Normally, you cannot force the insurance company to pay more than the policy limits on the liability automobile policy.  This means that many times the negligent driver is under insured for the value of the personal injury claim against him or her.  

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Wrongful Death Claim for Baby Born Prematurely Due to an Auto Accident

Wrongful death claims can arise from an auto accident if the auto accident directly causes someone to die or pass away. In a recent case, Erica McKeel, Army Capt. Daniel McKeel, et al v. Cuong Nguyen and Limelight Bar & Grill, a jury in the State Court of Bryan County awarded the plaintiffs $3,083,000.

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