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The other driver was texting and driving, what should I do?

Driving is a dangerous activity, and motorists must give it their entire attention. Unfortunately, technology has intruded so much so that some drivers think it is perfectly acceptable to send or read a text while a vehicle is moving. In 2018, Georgia passed the “Hands Free Law” to rein in texting and driving. This law that took effect on...

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Are scooters allowed on the Beltline? The laws and regulation of motorized scooters in Atlanta

Scooters continue to flood into Atlanta, but the City Council has finally stepped up to the plate to regulate them. After a series of accidents involving pedestrians and cars, the city has finally decided to take action to protect the safety of the public. We applaud them—even if we think the City Council did not go far enough. Why...

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Michael Geoffroy has been awarded The Signature Service Award

We are proud to announce that Michael Geoffroy has been awarded The Signature Service Award, awarded annually to recognize an individual who has achieved a certain level of service. It is measured by his or her commitment to the Young Lawyers Division and other service-related organizations. Michael serves on the State Bar Board of Governors and BASICS Committee. The...

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5 Safety Tips for Rideshare like Uber and Lyft

Always ask the driver, “Who are you here to pick up?” If you don’t hear your name, don’t get in. Don’t mention your name until they say it first. Use information sharing features in each app to share your driver, pickup time and other info with people you trust. Lyft has “ETA”, which allows the other person see your  progress toward the destination,...

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Did Your Doctor Refuse to Treat Your Car Accident Injuries?

Imagine you were just involved in a major car accident in Conyers, GA. In the days immediately following the crash, you start to develop severe headaches. You suspect that you have suffered a concussion. When you call your primary care doctor, you are surprised to find out they do not treat car accident victims. Next, you attempt to make...

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Dog Fighting In Georgia & Why It Needs To Stop

Because dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states in the country, most people assume that dog fighting is a rare occurrence – one that only happens in few places, and that those who participate only comprise a very small part of American culture. However, as explained by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

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How Long Does It Take To Settle Wrongful Death Claims?

If a loved one has died because of another person’s wrongful actions, you might be able to bring a wrongful death claim for compensation. But how long do they take to settle? Unfortunately, there is no set timetable. Remember, any negotiation involves two parties—you and the person who accidentally or intentionally caused your loved one’s death. We can’t guarantee...

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What is Premises Liability Insurance?

If you accidentally injure someone while driving your car, your car insurance will kick in to pay compensation to the victim. But what happens if someone is injured while walking on your property? For example, a customer might slip and fall inside a store or in the parking lot, or a guest could be injured in your home. This...

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Halloween: The Most Dangerous Night Of The Year

Halloween is a holiday loved by many, especially children! People enjoy celebrating this rather superstitious holiday in a variety of ways. Some spend the night binge-watching every Stephen King movie ever made. Other party hop hoping to win at least one of the dozens of costume contests. Others prefer to stay home and hand out candy to hundreds of...

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