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I Have a Herniated Disc from a Car Accident. What Can I Recover?

If you experienced a herniated disc from a car accident in Georgia, you need to discuss how much of a settlement you are entitled to. Depending on the severity of

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I Have a Bulging Disc from a Car Accident. What Can I Recover?

If you have a bulging disc from a car accident in Georgia, you may be entitled to a settlement. Determining how much of a settlement you might receive depends on

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I Have Broken Bones from My Car Accident. What Can I Recover?

If you were in a car accident and suffered broken bones, you might be entitled to compensation. How much are broken bones worth after a car accident? That can be

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How much does a car accident increase insurance?

Car accidents cause significant financial damages. But it’s not a problem, because you have insurance, right?  What you may not know is that filing an insurance claim for a car

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What is the difference between lost wages and loss of earning capacity?

It can all happen in the blink of an eye. An accident occurs out of nowhere, flashing lights appear on the scene, and you’re being wheeled into an ambulance. Chaos

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Questions You May Have Before Hiring Scholle Law

Scholle Law knows that when you or someone you love has been injured or hurt in an accident, retaining counsel is a very important decision. You need to feel comfortable

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Does the Settlement Value of My Georgia Case Vary by Jurisdiction?

Based on my experience as a Georgia litigator, the settlement value of any case is a function of what both sides feel that a jury may award in a particular

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How Long Will It Take to Resolve Your Georgia Personal Injury Case?

Considering a personal injury lawsuit? Read this first to find out how long a personal injury case in Atlanta, GA usually lasts. If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit,

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Should I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company Adjuster?

As a Georgia injury and death attorney, my experience is that there is a big difference between talking to the adjuster and giving a recorded statement to an adjuster. I

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What Are Your Attorney Fees and How Are They Determined?

Charles Scholle will discuss your case with you for free. Please email or call us for a free evaluation without obligation. We do not charge anything for initial consultation or

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Will I Be Reimbursed for Medical Treatment and Bills?

If you have been injured in an incident that was not your fault, then ultimately the at-fault party should be liable to pay for your medical expenses. This assumes, of course,

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

Scholle Law sheds truth on the often misunderstood issue of tax liability on personal injury settlements in Georgia The issue of taxation is complicated. Whether you are talking about income

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Who Has the Right to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia?

One of the most painful situations a family can endure is the death of a loved one after an accident or injury. When a person is fatally injured in an

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What Should I Do if I Am in a Car Wreck While Pregnant?

Wondering what to do if in a car accident while pregnant? It’s a tricky scenario—and a dangerous one. If you or a loved one is pregnant, it’s a good idea

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What Regulations Govern Truck Drivers?

Generally speaking, truck drivers are governed by a set of rules called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations are found in a subchapter under Title 49 of the

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Should I Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident?

You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after being in a car accident. Failing to receive immediate care can not only impact your physical recovery, but may also

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Trucking Accident Liability: Who is Liable for My Injuries?

Who is the responsible party when someone is injured in a commercial truck accident in Georgia? You may know them as big rigs, tractor trailers, semis, or 18-wheelers. These massive

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Can I File a Car Accident Lawsuit if I Was Not Wearing a Seatbelt?

If you are asking yourself, “Can I sue if I wasn’t wearing my seat belt in a car accident?” The short answer is, “Yes, you can still sue.” If you

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What if I’m Partly to Blame For My Truck Accident?

As essential as trucking is, truck accidents are also a motorist’s nightmare. Big-rig trucks can weigh around 80,000 pounds. Accelerate forty tons to high speeds along the highways and you

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What Happens In a Car Accident Where No One Gets Ticketed?

Police are called to the scene of most car accidents. When this happens, at least one person typically receives a ticket for violating a traffic law. Sometimes the officer issues

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Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

 In the chaos of a car accident, you need to make sense of what to do next. You may be wondering, “Should I hire a lawyer for a minor car

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What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?

 If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you as the plaintiff can file a claim for damages in personal injury cases. Whether you were injured in a

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Is Georgia a “No-Fault” Car Insurance State?

No, Georgia isn’t a “no-fault” car insurance state. In no-fault states (such as Florida), each person’s own car insurance policy provider pays for damages that result from an accident, regardless

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What Compensation Is Available for Brain Injuries After Car Wreck?

  After a car accident, brain injuries may be serious and lead to lifelong issues. In high velocity car accidents, occupants may suffer from the force and momentum of the

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What Happens If You Lie to the Insurance Company about an Accident?

After a car accident in Georgia, one of your first calls will need to be to your insurance company. In fact, virtually every insurance policy includes a clause that requires

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What Settlement Can I Expect for Burns from a Car Accident?

Severe burn injuries are not the most common injury in a car accident, but they can be devastating when they happen. There are many ways a fire can be started

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Is There Permanent Scar Compensation for Injuries Suffered in a Car Accident?

Most people don’t associate scarring with vehicular accidents, but these permanent disfigurements can be life changing and debilitating. Which is why they often receive higher compensation than many other injuries.

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How Do I Handle Surgery After a Car Accident Where There was Little Property Damage?

Were you in a car accident that resulted in very little property damage, but also resulted in you needing surgery due to an injury? Car accident injuries and property damage

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Does health insurance pay for car accident injuries?

When you are injured in a car accident in Georgia, you are responsible for paying your medical bills regardless of whether or not you file a car accident claim. Since

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What is mediation?

Are There Alternatives to Taking Your Personal Injury Case to Court? Many accident victims shy away from contacting personal injury lawyers to assist them in settling claims. The reasons may

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What is the Good Samaritan law?

Here in Georgia and across the South, many of us pride ourselves in being from tight knit communities and being willing to lend a helping hand to our neighbors when

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Georgia Bar Ethics Rules

What Are the Requirements and Rules of Practicing Law in the State of Georgia? Not just anyone can call themselves a board-certified lawyer or attorney in Georgia. To obtain this

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How do I prepare for my free initial lawyer consultation?

If you’ve been injured as the result of the negligence of someone else, you need to act quickly to protect your legal rights. The most important thing to do is

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What are punitive damages?

What Are Punitive Damages, and Can You Receive Them for Your Car Accident or Personal Injury Case? If you are wondering “What are punitive damages?” and whether personal injury and

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What Is a Structured Settlement?

Learn the basics about structured settlements and whether it’s right for you What, exactly, is meant by a “structured” settlement? A structured settlement is an alternate method of dispensing compensation

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What Are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

An insurance adjuster investigates every injury claim assigned to them. Injury claims involving pedestrians are no different. The insurance adjuster must thoroughly examine every discoverable fact before making a liability

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What Is Premises Liability Law?

What Is Premises Liability Law in Georgia? “Premises liability” is a very broad and varied area of Georgia law which can encompass anything from slip-and-falls to negligent security. Most commonly,

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What Is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Cases?

Georgia lawyers take pride in their profession and their responsibility of helping clients resolve Georgia civil cases and criminal cases. The history of the law is filled with scholarship and

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What Is Georgia’s Bicycle Helmet Law?

When riding a bicycle, a helmet is one of the easiest forms of insurance you can buy — cheap protection against a traumatic injury. Though a bike helmet doesn’t guarantee

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How to Read a Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report

A serious auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or commercial vehicle accident is a traumatic and tumultuous experience. Once the dust settles though, you will need to obtain a copy

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Georgia Dram Shop and Social Host Laws

Are Bars Liable for Drunk Drivers? When there is a drunk driving accident, the drunk driver might not be the only one held liable. In Georgia, the vendor or individual

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How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

Georgia car accident laws establish legal requirements that must be satisfied in order to determine fault in an automobile, truck or motorcycle crash. The satisfaction of these legal requirements depends

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Who Is Liable in a Car Accident, the Owner or Driver?

When you get the call your loved one was in a car accident, we all fear the worst. But once the smoke has cleared and hopefully everyone is okay, the

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How Georgia’s Hands-Free Law Affects Distracted Driving

On July 1, 2018, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the Hands-Free Georgia Act into law. Simply put, holding electronic devices in your hand while driving is now against the law

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Georgia Traffic Laws and Vehicle Definitions

The Official Code of Georgia Annotated, section 40-1-1, provides the definitions for Georgia Traffic Laws, including vehicles, rights of way, roads, bike paths, streets, districts, equipment, and certain other designations.

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How Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Work?

6 Major Steps In Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Have you been injured and wondering how does a personal injury lawsuit work? It’s often assumed that the second you hire a

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Car Accidents with Government Vehicles

In Georgia, there are significant legal and procedural differences that arise when one of the parties involved in a motor vehicle accident is a government vehicle. The most important differences

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All About Georgia’s Sovereign Immunity Law

In Georgia, the ability to bring a lawsuit against a government office or one of its employees is limited, and some instances entirely prohibited because of the Georgia Sovereign Immunity

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What Is Subrogation?

Subrogation, in the context of personal injury cases, is the manner in which it’s determined who pays for an injured party’s medical treatment and how much they pay for it.

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Do You Need Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Insurance?

Most motorists likely know very little about Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) automobile policies. Under Georgia law, these policies must be offered by the automobile insurance company to all Georgians. However, insurance

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What Is Gross Negligence?

You may have heard of the term “gross negligence” in discussions of legal matters, but never quite understood what it meant or if it could play a factor in your

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A Guide to Bus Accident Cases in Atlanta

What you need to know about personal injury lawsuits arising from Georgia bus accident injuries and deaths Bus crashes, collisions and wrecks often involve serious, if not catastrophic personal injury.

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Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury

Wondering how long you have to sue after a car accident, slip and fall, wrongful death or another personal injury claim? Learn what important deadlines you need to know about

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The Other Driver Lied About an Accident. What Do I Do?

Most motor vehicle accidents are, perhaps surprisingly, relatively undisputed incidents. Even though the parties involved may be shaken up, injured, or angry at the scene of the accident, there usually

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What to Do if You Have Chest Pain After a Car Accident

Chest injuries are fairly common following automobile accidents in Georgia. They also happen to be one of the most serious injuries that are not always obvious at the time of

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What to Do After a Minor Car Accident

When you experience a car accident, it is important to understand that while it may seem like a minor event at the time, an injury can still present itself after

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How to Calculate Loss of Wage Earning Capacity

Missing any amount of work can be financially draining, but it is especially so after being involved in a serious accident when the loss of wage earning capacity is combined

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How Much Money Can I Get for a Shoulder Injury Caused by a Ca Accident?

If you have a shoulder injury from a car accident in Georgia, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, related medical expenses, decreased use of your arm,

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Why Won’t My Insurance Adjuster Include Lost Wages in My Car Accident Claim?

The insurance adjuster handling your Georgia personal injury or accident claim might refuse to consider your lost income due to a lack of proper documentation. To claim lost wages, you

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What Settlement Can I Receive Due to a Knee Injury from a Car Accident?

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were nearly 300,000 car accidents in the state in 2018 alone. Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries,

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I Was Injured in a Car Accident Out-of-State. What Do I Do?

 There are significant issues that arise with any accident or injury case. Even if a victim has been in a Georgia car accident before, the rules and procedures will likely

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What are common T-bone car accident injuries?

A guide to the most common T-bone car accident injuries. Movies and TV shows can give us a vivid picture of what being in a car accident is like –

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Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

When and why should you give a recorded statement to the insurance company? Giving a recorded statement to an insurance company after a car accident is a nerve-racking experience. You

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Can I sue the trucking company or other driver’s employer if I was injured in an accident?

In most cases, yes, an injured party can sue the other driver’s employer as well as the driver themselves, though there are exceptions. When You Can Sue the Trucking Company

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