Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Common Myths about Medical Malpractice

Often, people are unaware of the particulars of medical malpractice cases until they or their loved ones are injured by a negligent doctor. Malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare provider deviates from the reasonable standard of care that another provider would have done based on the same circumstances. Here is a look at some of the myths and misconceptions you might have heard about medical malpractice, as well as what to do if it happens to you. Myth: Many medical malpractice claims are frivolous. Fact: A study performed by the New England School of Medicine found that only 3 percent of claims studied did not involve an adverse medical outcome, and 63 percent of claims were directly attributed to medical error. That means that the majority of claims are not, in fact, frivolous. Myth: Frivolous claims often end with the claimant receiving compensation. Fact: The same study found…
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Did You Know That Social Media Could Affect Your Injury Claim?

Do you use social media? Based on studies, the answer is probably yes. After all, in 2014, Pew Research Center published a report stating that almost three-quarters of Internet users were active on social media, a number that has surely increased since then. Social media is a useful tool for keeping up with your correspondences as well as networking with potential employers or dates, but social media can have a dark side, too. If you are involved in a personal injury claim, for example, your social media pages can actually have a negative impact on your ability to recover damages. When you make an injury claim against another party, that party is going to do everything in its power to minimize the amount of damages it is liable for in causing your injuries. That means that the party’s attorneys will pore over every aspect of your life to try and…
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How Dangerous Were Central Georgia Roads during Thanksgiving 2016?

We hope all of our readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday! As we head deeper into the holiday season, we thought we would revisit some statistics regarding last year’s holiday season as a small reminder to continue practicing safe driving behaviors. In 2016, 20 people died on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday. More than half of them were not wearing seat belts. That number increased 43 percent from the previous year. One of the common causes of holiday car accidents in Georgia is distracted driving. Texting and driving in particular is one of the most dangerous actions you can do on the road. This is because texting and driving fits all three major categories of distraction: visual, manual and cognitive. Why is it that Thanksgiving, of all holidays, is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road? One part of it has to due with traffic…
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