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What you need to know about a workers’ compensation denial

If you suffer an injury on the job, you won't want to waste any time receiving medical attention.

Once you have a clear overview of your injuries and how to treat them, you can then learn more about your legal rights. This means knowing if you can file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Check for injuries after a motor vehicle accident

No one wants to be part of a motor vehicle accident, but you know that this could happen at some point in the future. You realize that danger lurks around every corner, meaning that another driver could cause a serious crash.

If you find yourself in this position, you must check for injuries before you do anything else. Sure, you want to know what type of damage your vehicle has sustained, but that's not more important than your overall health and well being.

How do you drive safely in heavy rain?

As one of our Atlanta readers, you're well aware of the fact that heavy rain has a way of making its way into the area every now and again. This is particularly true during the fall months.

While driving in the rain is all part of living in Atlanta, here's something to remember: The wrong approach can lead to a situation in which you put your health and well-being at risk.

What should you tell an insurance agent after a car crash?

The state of Georgia wants to make roadways safer for all drivers. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the goal is to reduce the number of roadway fatalities by 41 each year. It aims to achieve this through more proactive campaigns to inform the general public of dangers while driving. 

Car crashes are common, and although many people end up in a wreck without a fatality or injury, there is still work to do. Following any type of collision, all drivers involved need to contact their insurance companies right away to inform them of the incident. During this phone call, the drivers should convey specific information so that everything goes through processing in a timely manner. 

Do you feel safe when you’re shopping?

Like many people, you spend a lot of time at local stores. From the mall to grocery stores, you're always in and out of these establishments.

Although you may feel safe as you're making your way through the store, here's something to remember: Trouble could come about at any point in time.

There is more than 1 aspect of a workers’ compensation claim

There is nothing more frustrating than suffering an on-the-job injury. Not only do you have to deal with the aftermath, but you may be unable to return to your job in the near future.

If you need to make a workers' compensation claim, it's important to know exactly what you are doing at all times. Remember, there is more to this than simply filling out some paperwork and waiting for your money to arrive.

Property damage after a car accident: Address these questions

If you are involved in any type of car accident, the first thing you should do is turn your attention to your health. Any injury, regardless of the type, should be treated by a medical professional.

At some point, you will also turn your attention to the condition of your vehicle. Here are some of the many property damage questions to address:

  • Are you able to drive your car?
  • Do you require a tow to a local body shop?
  • Is it possible for your car to be repaired, or is it totaled?
  • Is your car now worth less since you were involved in an accident?

How to sue an Atlanta school for your child's injuries

When we drop our kids off at school, we expect the facilities that they'll be housed in throughout the day to be safe. We also trust that the staff that we're going to leave our children with the whole day will keep a watchful eye over our kids.

You hope that it will never happen to your child, yet hundreds if not thousands of school-aged kids suffer injuries at schools happen each year across Atlanta. While most cases are relatively minor, not all are.

Drowsy driving and how you can avoid it

Drowsiness is one condition many people do not realize leads to car accidents and death on the roads of Atlanta. Most motorists are aware of when they are tired and not feeling their best to drive. However, their fatigue does not deter them from driving. If you are in the habit of driving while tired, you may think it is a normal aspect of driving. It is not, but it can cause you to drive in the same reckless manner as a drunk motorist.

As dangerous as the habit is, many people who do it do not realize there are things they can do to prevent driving while fatigued. Take some time to learn how to recognize the signs of drowsy driving and the actions you can take to sidestep it and the car accidents that often accompany drowsy driving. 

What happens if your air bags fail?

You hope you are never involved in a motor vehicle accident, but you know that this could happen at any time. The nice thing about modern vehicles is that they are equipped with all the best safety features and technology. This can go a long way in helping you avoid trouble on the road.

Unfortunately, there are times when vehicles do not provide the intended protection, such as if your air bags fail.

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