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Common Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lot accidents are a lot more common than most people realize – which is a fact that contributes to increased accidents. When you go to a store or place of business, the last thing you expect is to become involved in an accident in the parking lot. However, EHS Today...
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Dog Bite Statistics in Georgia

Dog bites are so much of a threat nationwide that many states have launched programs to raise awareness and reduce the number of incidents. The first thing to understand about dog bites is they are much more common than you think, and fatalities are often the result of a dog...
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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Skinning your knees when you fall can be pretty painful, but it in no way compares to the suffering that results from a motorcycle accident. The damage to skin can become permanent if you do not seek adequate medical attention. Here are just some of the injuries that may occur...
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Slip and Fall Hip Injury Symptoms

When you are involved in a slip and fall accident, it’s difficult to control how and where you land. Most people will instinctively put their hands out or fall sideways when they lose their footing. The momentum of your body can also factor into an injury resulting from a slip...
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Defining a Defective Product

If you have been injured by what you suspect is a defective product, it is important to establish that the product meets the definition of ‘defective’ under the law. There are a number of elements in determining whether a product is defective before an injured party can successfully sue for...
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Pedestrian Rights in Georgia

If you are wondering about the pedestrian rights in Georgia because you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, the Georgia legislature has created laws to protect you. In 1995, the law was amended to explicitly state that drivers are obligated to “stop and stay stopped” for...
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Why a Truck Accident is Often Preventable

It is the responsibility of everyone who uses Georgia roads to help prevent truck accidents. The potential for devastation resulting from a truck accident is considerably high. Because of their size and weight, trucks cannot stop as quickly as smaller vehicles. It is therefore important drivers and pedestrians treat trucks...
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Maintaining Your Dignity with Bankruptcy

Are you concerned that filing for bankruptcy is shameful? If so, you are not alone. Many debtors are worried they will be looked upon negatively if it becomes known they filed for bankruptcy. The alternative is that you continue to struggle with debts in a situation that becomes increasingly untenable. ...
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What To Do When Facing Foreclosure

If a lender decides to legally foreclose on your property as a result of you defaulting on payments, you have limited time in which to save your home. The lender has the right to begin this process, but you still have options once the ball is already rolling on foreclosure...
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Resolving Credit Card Debt

Although there are a number of possible ways to resolve credit card debt, including filing for bankruptcy, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It’s important to consider all your options and base any choices you make on your unique financial circumstances.  Negotiate an Arrangement There are 5 types of arrangements credit...
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5 Reasons to Consider Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is one of the many options debtors can take to regain financial stability. There are plenty of good reasons to consider bankruptcy; however, that doesn’t mean it is always the most suitable way of managing debt. After reading the following 5 reasons for choosing bankruptcy, consider whether it is...
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How to Qualify for Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

Chapter 12 bankruptcies are intended to help a family farmer or a family fisherman restructure debt while maintaining continued operations. There are a number of eligibility requirements of a Chapter 12 bankruptcy that you should understand before filing, as this may not be the right option for your business.  Total...
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Chapter 11: When You Have Stuff, but Not Money

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is typically reserved for businesses that are facing financial hardship. Your business could be a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company (LLC), and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy may provide the solution to cash flow problems that are impeding the continued operation of the business. However, individuals...
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5 Signs Chapter 7 Might Be Right for You

You may have heard that filing bankruptcy will solve all your financial problems. While this is not strictly true in all cases, there are signs you should look out for that may suggest bankruptcy is the right option for you. For instance, Chapter 7 bankruptcy can result in the discharge...
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