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Motorcycle Collision Statistics in Georgia

Motorcycle riders face a considerable risk of being involved in a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian, or stationary object. Unfortunately, the trending statistics show fatalities resulting from a motorcycle collision are likely to rise in the state of Georgia. Trending mythology shows in 2018, 264 fatalities were likely to occur...
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Shot at Work: The New Workplace Injury

 A workplace injury resulting from a shooting is a traumatic experience for the victim. These events are more prevalent in certain jobs, and men face a higher risk of being fatally shot in the workplace. Given the seriousness of this type of injury, victims face additional challenges with returning to...
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How Is Wrongful Death Determined?

There are certain elements that must be present in order to bring a lawsuit for wrongful death. Unfortunately, these cases are not as clear cut as the loss of a loved one. All the elements that are applicable under the law must first be present before surviving family members can...
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Negligent Tort in Layman’s Terms

The simple definition of a tort is “a wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to legal liability.” When discussing a negligent tort, the meaning specifically applies when a tort is committed as the result of a failure of a person or persons to...
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Finding Fault in a Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident can create a lot of hurdles for those seeking compensation. There is a higher risk of injury in a motorcycle accident, and determining fault is a complex area that requires expert navigation from an experienced personal injury attorney. When all things are considered, a motorcycle accident case...
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Bankruptcy: Just a Form of Financial Reorganization

Financial reorganization through bankruptcy is a common practice that can help a person who is struggling to restructure. A restatement of assets and liabilities is involved, in conjunction with discussions held with creditors. The object of these talks is to facilitate the debtor in managing repayments. One of the main...
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The Less Obvious Signs of a TBI

After an accident, it is important to keep a close eye on your health. It is not unusual for signs of injuries such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to begin showing after you have already received a medical examination. The medical provider may not feel it is necessary to...
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Amusement Park Injury Compensation

You don’t go to an amusement park expecting to suffer from an injury. However, due to the nature of rides and attractions, there is a high risk of patrons suffering anything from minor bumps and bruises to serious or life ending injuries. There are two types of amusement parks: fixed...
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Debt Collection and Your Legal Rights

The financial position of being in debt is stressful enough on its own, without the added pressure of being pursued by credit card companies and debt collection agencies. As a debtor, however, you still have rights in the state of Georgia. Knowing those rights will go a long way towards...
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Avoiding Bankruptcy with Debt Consolidation

There are a number of ways you can avoid bankruptcy altogether through debt consolidation. This is often a better option if you wish to maintain your credit without getting into further unmanageable debt. Both bankruptcy and debt consolidation are methods of reorganizing finances. The method you choose should largely depend...
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My House and Bankruptcy

Purchasing a home is perhaps the largest investment most people will ever make. It is therefore understandable that there is a significant fear of losing the house you worked so hard for, when filing for bankruptcy. In fact, one of the first questions a bankruptcy lawyer is usually asked is:...
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What Is a Secured Debt In a Bankruptcy Case?

Debtors must list or “schedule” their debts in bankruptcy cases based on whether the debt is unsecured, secured, or a priority debt. A secured debt is an obligation backed by collateral that a creditor may recover upon default as defined in the security agreement accompanying the purchase. Examples of secured...
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What Is a Preference In a Bankruptcy Case?

When filing a bankruptcy case, debtors may favor or prefer certain creditors immediately prior to filing their bankruptcy case. In certain circumstances, bankruptcy trustees may recover these preferential payments to creditors. 547 of the Bankruptcy Code defines a preference as: Payment on an antecedent or previously incurred debt in contrast...
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