Denied Worker’s Comp: How to Appeal

If you suffered a work-related injury, you’re relying on workers’ comp to help you and your family make it through a difficult time. But what happens if the insurance company denies your claim? In Georgia, you have the right to appeal the insurance company’s decision.

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How Does the Mediation Process Work?

According to the DeKalb County Superior Court, “Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party attempts to resolve a dispute through a face-to-face meeting with the disputing parties. The…mediator assists the parties in identifying their interests (as opposed to their rights), prioritizing their concerns, and exploring a broad range of options that could resolve their dispute.” In other words, mediation is a way of resolving conflicts outside of court with the help of a mediator.

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What Can Be Done about My Hit and Run?

A hit and run occurs any time there is a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, and the people involved leave the scene before proper steps have been taken to address the situation. Being a victim in a hit and run can be really disorienting and distressing, so we want to give you some simple action steps to follow if you find yourself in this situation. Georgia law takes hit and run offenses seriously, and we want you to be encouraged to know that there is usually a way forward in circumstances like this.

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Personal Injury Trial Process Guide

In a previous post we talked about the difference between filing an insurance claim and filing a personal injury lawsuit. The information gathering and documentation steps leading up to both of these options are similar. Once the claim/lawsuit has been filed, however, the processes become quite different. In this post, we want to walk you through the steps involved in a personal injury lawsuit.

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Marsy’s Law

Marsy’s Law took effect in Georgia on January 1, 2019. An amendment to the Georgia constitution, this resolution ensures certain rights for victims of violent crimes. In this post, we want to move past all the political and legal talk and give you a simple and clear explanation of what this law means for Georgia residents.

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“Hands Free” – What that Means for You

You are probably already aware of Georgia’s new “hands free” law that went into effect on July 1, 2018. Since most of us are guilty, at least occasionally, of using a cellphone while driving, many of us have mixed feelings about the new law. Regardless of how you feel about the law, though, we can all hope that it saves lives and makes our roads safer. Still, what exactly are the personal ramifications of this law. What exactly are the do’s and don’ts?

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DACA: Where It Stands

The dreaded March 5, 2018 DACA deadline lost much of its kick due to three federal court decisions in California, New York, and the District of Columbia, all holding that the program must stay in place at least for renewal applications while pending litigation in the federal courts continues. Most immigrants tracking the progress of DACA legislation breathed a sigh of relief with the passing of March 5th and the Supreme Court decision delay. But what actually happened with all that and what are the implications and the prospects ahead?

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