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Tips for Safe Cycling

Using a bicycle to get around is a common place in Georgia. Motorists are all too familiar with the presence of bicyclists at any time and at any place. It would be unreasonable for the operator of any type of motor vehicle not to expect to share the road with...
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Suing A Pediatrician For Medical Malpractice

The attorneys at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. are experienced lawyers who can offer assistance to anyone who suffers losses due to any circumstance, including medical malpractice, which causes any personal injury. Many instances of medical malpractice have dire consequences and result in serious illness or injury – especially those instances...
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Safely Sharing The Road With Trucks

H. Lehman Franklin has over 50 years of experience, giving him an intricate understanding of legal procedures necessary to develop a winning strategy for your case. A member of the firm for her entire legal career and since 2003, Kimberly Ward offers her expertise and experience to provide effective legal...
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Children And Distracted Driving

There is a host of distractions that we encounter as motorists traveling on Georgia’s roads and highways by motor vehicle. Some are personal (talking on the phone, applying makeup), some occur outside the vehicle (accidents, construction), and some occur inside the vehicle. Some but not all are outside of our...
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Georgia Law And Dog Bites

Georgia dog owners must exercise care in keeping their animals and ensuring the safety of the public. Georgia public policy is reflected in O.C.G.A. § 4-8-1 which states that “[i]t is the intention of this chapter to establish as state law minimum standards for the control and regulation of dogs...
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Calculating Pain & Suffering Damages

Any type of accident causes a loss, minimally some emotional damage, to its participants. Often damages incurred as a result of an accident are financial and physical, as well as emotional. Financial damages are typically medical bills, lost earnings, property damage, and other expenses related to the accident. Damages typically...
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About Georgia’s “Joshua’s Law” For Teen Drivers

Enacted in 2007, TADRA, the Teenage & Adult Responsibility Act, also known as “Joshua’s Law,” was established by a collaboration of highway safety advocates, law enforcement officials, legislators, and other groups of concerned citizens after a high number of fatal vehicle crashes occurred in Georgia involving younger, primarily teenage, drivers. The...
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Georgians Are Required To Have Automobile Insurance

Motor vehicle accidents occur every day and commence a long, arduous, stressful process that typically has physical, emotional, and financial costs. Georgia law requires that all Georgia motorists have minimum amounts of insurance coverage. Liability insurance pays damages to other parties, on behalf of an insured, for injury to or...
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Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Lehman Franklin has over 50 years of experience, giving him an intricate understanding of legal procedures necessary to develop a winning strategy for your case. A member of the firm for her entire legal career and since 2003, Kim Ward offers her expertise and experience to provide effective legal representation...
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Settling Personal Injury Cases

The primary purpose of a personal injury action is to restore the injured party to the position he or she was in prior to the occurrence of the injury. Damages must be calculable with reasonable certainty as a prerequisite to any award. The primary goal of personal injury plaintiffs is the primary...
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Sovereign Immunity In Georgia

When suing a government entity in Georgia, there are special considerations since the process differs from suing an individual or private business. The legal concept of sovereign immunity is common in the United States as it prohibits a plaintiff from suing a governmental unit or agent without the consent of...
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Damages In Georgia Personal Injury Cases, Part 2

Accidents and other instances in which personal injuries occur are typically unexpected by their victims. By virtue of this simple fact, personal injury cases may devastate victims and families. Accident victims may make a claim for damages against those parties that are legally responsible. An award of damages attempts to...
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Safe Driving Tips For The Holidays

As the holidays approach in Southern Georgia, cold, inclement winter weather is sure to make an appearance. Rain, freezing rain, and even snow may cause adverse driving conditions during the winter months in Georgia. While the holidays increase the amount of traffic on the road as people prepare for and...
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How is a Personal Injury Attorney Paid?

Personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, which means that the collection of their fee is contingent or conditional on the success of their client in making a recovery. At H. Lehman Franklin, P.C., our goal is to excel in all phases of legal representation whether consulting with...
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Georgia Slip and Fall Basics

Accidents may occur at any time, in any place. When some force outside of an injured party’s control causes an accident, some difficult questions may arise, but there is legal recourse available. Lehman Franklin and Kimberly Ward have years of experience litigating on behalf of Georgia slip-and-fall victims. We never...
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Distracted Driving and Georgia Law

Like many states, the Georgia legislature has addressed the need to regulate the use of mobile devices by drivers on the roads and highways of Georgia. State law distinguishes adults and those under the age of 18 as far as who may do what with a mobile device while operating...
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