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What Is the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

When talking about the legal profession, many people use the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” interchangeably. And often, even lawyers and attorneys will refer to themselves and their colleagues with either term. But did you know that there is a difference between lawyers and attorneys? So what is the difference between the two, and how...

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Contributory vs. Comparative Negligence

We’re used to thinking of an accident being “his fault, her fault, or nobody’s fault.” In actuality, however, accidents that produce injuries are often “their fault,” meaning partly one party’s fault and partly another party’s fault.  In some cases, multiple parties share fault. Contributory negligence and comparative negligence refer to ways that US jurisdictions...

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Recovering From the Wrongful Death of a Loved One in Georgia

Georgia's Wrongful Death Statutes allow family members to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one. Money does not ease the grief a family experiences when they lose a loved one suddenly. However, wrongful death laws allow the family to recover compensation for their losses and potentially help with...

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What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury in Georgia?

When a person is injured due to the negligence of another, they may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries. In some cases, the injuries sustained are considered catastrophic. What qualifies as a catastrophic injury in Georgia, though, and what does that mean? Does it differ from other types of injuries, and if...

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Statute of Limitations in a Wrongful Death Case

Under Georgia law, certain specified relatives of someone who died from a catastrophic injury or another similar type of incident can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation. As a last resort, the estate executor can file the claim instead. Compensation goes to the victim’s relatives. The statute of limitations deadline for either filing...

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Motorcycle Riding Safety: What You Need To Know

No mode of ground transportation can be as exhilarating as motorcycling. Unfortunately, motorcycling in Georgia is not a risk-free activity. In 2020, 179 motorcyclists lost their lives in wrecks, according to the Georgia Department of Drivers Services (DDS). From 2017 to 2019, the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes increased by 22 percent....

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Highest Paid Types Of Lawyers: Must Read

When it comes to salary, lawyers can be some of the most well-paid professionals. But how much money do lawyers actually make? The answer to that question is complicated and depends on several different factors.  Years in Practice The longer an attorney has been in practice, the more experience they have and the higher...

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How Safe Are Motor Scooters in Georgia? 

With fuel prices rising, greater numbers of Georgia’s motorists are continuously seeking alternative ways to commute around town without breaking the bank. In response, fuel-efficient motor scooters are becoming an ever-popular means of transportation across the state.  These vehicles are significantly cheaper than motorcycles and cars, and their small engine size offers simplicity, convenience,...

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FAQs: Car Accident Reports in Georgia   

You may know that the official car accident report made by the police is critical evidence after a car accident. You may need to submit it to your insurance company or provide a copy to your car accident attorney as part of your case, but where do you obtain your copy? All the information...

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Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses

When it comes to driving trucks and other commercial vehicles, a commercial driver's license (CDL) helps ensure that drivers are trained to keep other motorists safe.  If you plan to drive a commercial-sized truck, van, or bus in Georgia, you must comply with state and federal regulations and hold a valid commercial driver's license....

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