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A Case for Protected Bike Lanes

A Case for Protected Bike Lanes

By Riah Greathouse / September 21, 2019 /

As cities transform and adapt to modern, zero-emission transport solutions, creating on-road marked bike lanes may actually be counterproductive, according to a new study conducted by Monash University in Australia. In fact, the largest study of its kind makes a strong case for cities to install physical barriers that offer optimum space and freedom for…

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5 Hidden Injuries to Look for After a Car Accident - Greathouse Trial Law

5 Hidden Injuries to Look for Following a Car Accident

By Riah Greathouse / September 21, 2019 /

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of our time. In 2017, close to 6.5M car crashes were reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, a figure that is both shocking and saddening at the same time. Closer home, Georgia’s I-285 has been labeled the ‘Most deadly highway in the US’ with the highest number…

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Tips to Deal with Insurance Claim Adjusters

Tips to Deal with Insurance Claim Adjusters

By Riah Greathouse / August 25, 2019 /

If you’ve recently filed an insurance claim, say after a car accident, or even being at the receiving end of a medical malpractice situation, your insurer sets you up with a Claims Adjuster. A insurance claim adjusters, as the name goes, is responsible to study your demand letter, meet you and understand the merits of…

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Mediation Conference in a Personal Injury Case

Mediation Conference in a Personal Injury Case

By Riah Greathouse / August 24, 2019 /

In personal injury cases, mediation is an option that many people are not fully aware of. In fact, in some states or district courts across the US, mediation is mandatory as a pre-trial process. So, let’s take some time to understand the basics of mediation in a personal injury case. What is Mediation? Mediation is…

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Who Is at Fault in Left-Hand Turn Accidents?

Who Is at Fault in Left-Hand Turn Accidents?

By Riah Greathouse / August 23, 2019 /

Every confident and practiced driver knows that one moment of anxiety they face while trying to make a left-hang turn. 61% of car accidents that occur at an intersection in the United States involve a left-hand turn. It is therefore not surprising at all that almost everyone believes that in case of a left-hand turn…

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Difference Between Negligence & Gross Negligence

Difference Between Negligence & Gross Negligence

By Riah Greathouse / July 19, 2019 /

In the aftermath of a serious accident or personal injury, one of the things you will spend considerable time doing is building a solid personal injury case. Doing so while recovering from the stress and trauma of an accident is no small feat, and you are bound to make some errors. Being informed about the…

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Essentials to Keep in Your Car During Summer

Essentials to Keep in Your Car During Summer

By Riah Greathouse / July 18, 2019 /

Friends, sun, sand, and sea? That sounds like a summer to me! If this has been your go-to chant through this past month, we bet you can’t wait to get the car loaded and take-off on a long, much anticipated absolutely unplanned road trip. And while there’s something extremely thrilling about waking up and taking…

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Where Does Georgia Rank Among the Best and Worst Drivers

Where Does Georgia Rank Among the Best and Worst Drivers of 2019?

By Riah Greathouse / June 8, 2019 /

As of 2017, Georgia suffered 1,549 fatalities due to automobile accidents. Fifty-six percent (56%) of these deaths were motorists not wearing their seatbelts. The other seventeen percent (17%) involved vehicles and pedestrians. The 2018 numbers were quite similar. Motor vehicle fatalities accounted for 1,515 preventable deaths. Numbers for 2019 are already at 487 year-to-date. What…

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Difference Between Workers’ Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claims

Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

By Riah Greathouse / June 6, 2019 /

When you’re hurt—especially when it happens at work—it can be difficult to decide what to do next. Most people know they are entitled to some sort of compensation to help pay bills and cover lost wages, but they aren’t exactly sure how to go about getting that compensation. The two options available to you when…

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

Five Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

By Riah Greathouse / May 6, 2019 /

All too well, we know that mistakes can happen and can result in personal injury. However, did you know that mistakes can also hurt or prematurely end your personal injury claim? When an accident occurs and an injury is sustained a result, the clock begins ticking for you to recover compensation from the party responsible…

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Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accidents | Atlanta | 678-369-6361

Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accidents

By Riah Greathouse / April 9, 2019 /

Whether you are out for a lengthy jog or simply a walk around the city, pedestrians often stick to sidewalks and crosswalks for their own safety. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents regularly occur due to inattentive drivers who may not see or notice pedestrians in time to prevent a collision. Despite the caution exercised by pedestrians, it…

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Comparative versus Contributory Negligence | Atlanta, GA

Comparative versus Contributory Negligence

By Riah Greathouse / March 30, 2019 /

When someone is seriously injured as a result of an accident, one of the first questions that gets asked by those involved (and their insurance companies) is, “Who was at fault?” The legal concepts of contributory and comparative negligence often answers these questions in the eyes of the law, and provides a way to allocate…

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Rideshare Accidents in Atlanta: Who Is at Fault? | Call 678) 369 6361

Rideshare Accidents: Who is At Fault?

By Riah Greathouse / February 26, 2019 /

As the popularity of rideshare apps such as Lyft and Uber in Atlanta continues to rise, the question of who is ultimately responsible for car accidents occurring in rideshares is asked more often. While Uber and Lyft are generally safe and economic alternatives to traditional taxi services, Uber and Lyft drivers are typically normally people…

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Yielding the Right of Way: What it Means for You

By Riah Greathouse / January 28, 2019 /

For most drivers across the United States, right-of-way refers to general traffic rules to be observed while on the road or highway. However, it is much more than that: To yield right-of-way refers to the strict adherence to roadway rules and regulations, especially those about who is entitled to keep moving at a controlled round-about…

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Personal Injury Claims against a Business

By Riah Greathouse / January 15, 2019 /

Filing a personal injury claim against a business is typically much more complex than filing a claim against an individual. There are two main causes to file a personal injury claims against a business—premises liability and product liability. Many businesses—particularly corporate giants—are well-equipped with seasoned legal teams to defend themselves in the courtroom, and to…

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