Riah Greathouse

Commercial drivers

Truck Drivers on Highways

By Riah Greathouse / April 1, 2020 /

Commercial drivers and large trucks make up the backbone of the American shipping industry. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, tractor-trailers are racking up hundreds of millions of miles on U.S. highways. With 75% of the cargo in Georgia being moved by trucks, the state is most certainly no exception. Between all of…

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Has the Ban on Bird Scooters Made an Impact?

Has the Ban on Bird Scooters Made an Impact?

By Riah Greathouse / March 25, 2020 /

Scooters have been in the news for all the wrong reasons since they were first launched in 2018 in selected cities across the US. Within our state of Georgia, a little over a year after allowing scooters in Atlanta, residents and city officials started noticing issues with regards to lack of following of rules from…

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soft tissue injuries

Permanent Soft Tissue Injuries and Lawsuits

By Riah Greathouse / February 24, 2020 /

If you’ve been involved in an accident, one of the first things legal and medical experts recommend you do is look for hidden injuries. After you’ve ruled out head, neck and back trauma, start looking for minor uncomfortable aches or swelling that you may also begin to notice. These are not heavy injuries that need…

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Failure to Yield Car Accidents | Greathouse Trial Law

Compensation for Failure to Yield Accident Injuries

By Riah Greathouse / February 14, 2020 /

Recovering For Your Injuries In Failure-To-Yield Accidents Failing to yield the right-of-way is one of the most common car accident cases throughout the entire state of Georgia. The consequences of a driver failing to yield can lead to a whole array of serious legal implications, from minor fender benders to catastrophic collisions with motorists, bicyclists,…

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Neck and Back Pain

Neck and Back Pain After an Accident

By Riah Greathouse / January 27, 2020 /

Escaping unscathed out of a car crash is a miraculous thing. If you got out with no broken bones, no sprains, nothing was torn, no gruesome wounds or visible catastrophic trauma, you’re indeed lucky. Neck and back pain is the most dangerous pain in the human body. However, there is enough evidence to know that…

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Most Accidents

Why Most Accidents Happen Within 5 Minutes of Your Home

By Riah Greathouse / January 24, 2020 /

Back in 2001, Progressive insurance conducted research with over 11,000 people & found that over 52% of reported crashes occurred within five miles from home and 77% of accidents occurred within a 15-mile distance. Two decades later, the latest accident statistics from the NHTSA paints a pretty similar picture. While there has been a steady…

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Accident Claim

15 Secrets to Attaining an Accident Claim

By Riah Greathouse / January 6, 2020 /

 Personal injury accidents can have long term physical, emotional, psychological effects on your wellbeing. When it comes to accident claim recovery, there are multiple moving pieces that need to be coordinated, to ensure the victim is able to secure satisfactory redressal. Below are some pointers to help you through this exhausting process. 1.  Ensure you…

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Common Motorcycle Accidents | Great Trial Law

Common Motorcycle Accidents

By Riah Greathouse / January 5, 2020 /

As roads get better and automobile/motorbikes with better technology become available, the number of motorcycles on the road, as well as the number of motorcycle accidents has steadily increased over the last decade. NHTSA reported that 4,985 motorcyclists were killed in 2018. Additionally, the number of deaths on motorcycles was reported to be nearly 29…

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Scooter Safety

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in Georgia?

By Riah Greathouse / January 4, 2020 /

Less than a year after being legally introduced on the streets of Atlanta, electric scooters are already facing tremendous consternation and rejection from citizens and lawmakers. Currently, there are anywhere between 15-20K scooters offered by 8 major e-scooter companies in and around Greater Atlanta. Especially in areas near universities and up-and-coming neighborhoods, scooters are being…

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Blunt Force Head Trauma | Great Trial Law

Blunt Force Head Trauma

By Riah Greathouse / January 3, 2020 /

Blunt force head trauma is a commonly used term when discussing head injuries. Primarily, this is used by medical staff, news media as well as doctors when the specific reason for a head injury isn’t clear. Also known as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), it is the most significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the…

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deposition

What to Know Before Your Deposition?

By Riah Greathouse / January 2, 2020 /

If you’re involved in a personal injury case, for any reason, a deposition is an important step that can help add merit to your case. It is understandable to have little to no information about deposition and feel anxious about having to attend one. Let’s try to get through the basics of a deposition. What…

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Georgia’s DMV Locations | Greathouse Trial Law

Georgia’s DMV Locations

By Riah Greathouse / November 3, 2019 /

In the United States, DMVs is an important government institute that offers a host of services. Knowing about your state’s DMV, its services and facilities is an important aspect of your driving experience, just as the essentials you keep in your car or the contact details of your personal injury lawyer. In Georgia, instead of…

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Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Is it legal to lane split on a motorcycle in Georgia?

By Riah Greathouse / November 2, 2019 /

Lane splitting is one of those few contentious topics where states across our country are not unanimous when it comes to traffic and road safety laws. Lane splitting occurs when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving cars, usually in traffic jams. This is an extremely dangerous action for obvious reasons.…

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Drones Investigating Car Wrecks | Greathouse Trial Law

Drones Investigating Car Wrecks

By Riah Greathouse / November 1, 2019 /

In what may be one of the most ingenious applications of emerging technology, an increasing number of public safety agencies across the United States have started using drones in their operations. In a 2018 updated report by the Center for Study of Drones, 910 state and local police, sheriff, fire, and emergency services agencies in…

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