If you travel on any major highways, you will likely be sharing the road with big rigs and 18-wheel vehicles. There are an estimated 250,000 accidents annually involving cars and 18-wheel trucks, and sharing the road with these vehicles is a lot different than traveling among other two-axle, passenger-type vehicles. Here are some tips for staying safe when driving near big rigs and semi-trucks. Make sure that you are seen.There are many blind-spots around a large truck or 18-wheeler, and that could cause the driver to hit or drive into your vehicle. [Read More]
3 Tips For Detecting Nursing Home Abuse
If you have a loved one that is getting care from a nursing home, you will want to take the time to monitor this individual on a routine basis. You may have heard some of the horror stories about abuse going on in a facility of this type. Of course, this isn't something you want to witness, but it's always a good idea to keep an eye on an elderly individual you care about in a nursing home. [Read More]
Beyond Negligence: Two More Bases For Personal Injury Claims
Injury victims are accustomed to seeking damages only if they can prove the negligence on the part of the person they are accusing of having caused the injuries. However, negligence isn't the only legal basis for seeking personal injury damages. Here are two more legal principles under which you can pursue personal injury damages: Strict Liability Strict liability laws allow a person to be held legally responsible for an injury even if there is no proof of their carelessness or fault. [Read More]
Does Failing A Drug Test Mean No Workers' Compensation In Georgia?
It is standard procedure for you to undergo a drug test if you were injured during a work-related accident to make sure the accident was not the result of you being intoxicated. Logically, it would make sense for you to assume you are not eligible for worker's compensation benefits if you failed the drugs test. If you live in the state of Georgia, however, this is not exactly how it works. [Read More]