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TBI Claims and Your Insurance Case Manager: Know Your Rights

Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be eligible for an insurance claim that pays for many of the expenses and care you need for your recovery. Overcoming the symptoms of a TBI can take years or even a lifetime. Worse, you may not have the tools to do this alone, which is what a case manager is here for. Unfortunately, you may worry that your insurance case manager is not respecting your rights or providing the support needed for your recovery. When this happens, you may have ...

Can You Sue a Security Guard?

Whether you are spending your Saturday night at a popular nightclub or bar, taking in a sports event at The Sports Arena, or attending a comedy show or concert, security guards are supposed to be there to protect you. Unfortunately, some security guards take their duties far too seriously and may get too rough with the public. If you suffered severe injuries after a confrontation with a security guard, you may have the right to take legal action. With help from a powerful premises liabilit...

Atlanta’s Hotels Are a Haven for Child Sex Traffickers

Child sex trafficking has become a major cause for concern across Atlanta and surrounding cities. Children are being exploited and taken advantage of when they need help most. However, with help from a compassionate and devoted legal advocate, minor children and young adults who were victims of child sex trafficking can demand justice. You have an opportunity to take back control of your future. Atlanta hotels have become known as a haven for child sex traffickers. With help from your Atla...

Accident Survivors Can Still Sue When the At-Fault Driver is Deceased

After a serious car accident, a survivor usually asks themselves several questions in quick succession. Am I going to be okay? Will everyone else be okay? Was it my fault? What am I going to miss out on? How will I pay for medical care and other expenses? When the answer to the first two questions is “yes,” survivors can jump right into figuring out responsibility and how to move forward. But what about when this isn’t the case? A fatality can make the next few questio...

Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Settlement?

If a loved one in your family dies as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Whether caused by a car crash, a workplace accident, a defective product, or any other event resulting in a fatal accident, a wrongful death claim is a legal remedy for the loss that you have endured. Our wrongful death lawyers at The Stoddard Firm know that money can never replace the loved one you’ve lost, but it can help cover medical and burial expenses, lost wa...

Who Can I Sue When a Crane Collapses?

If you’ve been affected by a crane collapse accident, you’re probably facing a huge amount of damage, and a lot of evasive messages from different companies, all of them telling you that someone else is responsible. It’s true that there’s usually more than one possible defendant for a crane collapse lawsuit. While this might seem confusing and overwhelming at first, it actually increases your odds of successfully collecting compensation from at least one source, once you have a good crane ...

What Should I Expect from a Free Consultation?

If you’re in need of a lawyer, or think you might be, you’ve probably seen a dozen or more offers for a free consultation while investigating your options. Even though these consultations are indeed free, and carry no obligation, speaking directly with a lawyer about your case can still be an intimidating step to take. Maybe filing a lawsuit is still an abstract concept for you, and speaking with a lawyer would bring you closer to making it a reality. Maybe you’re worried that you won’t kn...

How Do I Report a Hit-and-Run Accident in Georgia?

As if being involved in a traffic accident weren’t bad enough, hundreds of people a year find themselves abandoned on the road by hit-and-run drivers in Georgia. Legally, every driver involved in an accident is obligated to stop, share their driver’s license and insurance information, and most importantly, make sure that everyone who needs medical care gets it. If you’ve been hurt by someone who instead chose to run away, this post is about the next steps you’ll need to take in pursuit of ...

What Industries Have the Most Wrongful Death Claims?

Some industries are much more dangerous for workers than others. When workers die on the job, survivors may sue if negligence contributed to the death. So, what industries have the most wrongful death claims? It’s probably no surprise that construction tops the list. Others include transportation and warehousing, agriculture and fishing, and mining and extraction. Construction The number of annual deaths in construction is truly alarming. In a recent year, there were 1,069 fatal work in...

What is Considered a Wrongful Act by an Employer in a Wrongful Death Claim?

There are some situations in which employers in Georgia can be sued when a worker dies. Wrongful acts that may result in wrongful death claims include when employers negligently or intentionally disregard on-the-job safety, when they commit violent acts, or when another party in the workplace acts violently. Intentional Disregard for Safety Employers are responsible under the law for maintaining safe workplaces, including: Adhering to safety regulations Providing adequate traini...