What to Do If Your Child Is Seriously Hurt in a Car Accident

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare—one of those horrifying moments that can change a family’s life forever. One moment, you’re driving along, child secure in the back seat—or so you believe—and the next thing you know, you’re sitting in a crumpled mess of a vehicle. You notice that your child is seriously hurt—how badly, you cannot …

Tools to Fight Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents across the United States. According to the federal government, more than 3,000 people are killed every year as a direct result of distracted driving crashes. Furthermore, several reports indicate that cell phone usage is one of the leading causes of distracted driving accidents. What many people …

New Blood Test Approved by FDA Can Determine if you Have a Concussion

Last month a blood test won FDA approval to help guide the management of patients who have suffered from a suspected concussion. By measuring two different proteins in our blood the test serves as an indicator towards the likelihood that a CT scan will show intracranial lesions.   The test won’t be able to provide …

Ways to Extend Sympathy to Someone Who Suffers from a Brain Injury

Everyone knows how tough brain injuries are on their victims, and it’s really important that we extend our nicest regards to our friends and family members who do suffer from brain injuries, because when it comes down to it they do really need our support. No brain injury is the same, and so it’s important …

Ways to Educate Others About Your Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can create short and long-term impacts that not only affect the injured individual but also their friends, classmates, teachers and family members. Many people who suffer from a TBI also aren’t exactly sure where they should begin in terms of educating the people they love and are closest to them.   …

Safety in the Snow: Navigating Winter Weather on Georgia Roads

The colder months in the South are, fortunately, moderate in comparison to the rest of the country. But when winter does strike, like in the case of 2014’s infamous “Snowpocalypse” or this year’s inaugural snow and ice storm, chaos and confusion amongst Georgia drivers can create perilous conditions on the road. At Greathouse Trial Law, …

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What is Medical Payments Coverage

What is Med Payments Coverage? Medical payments coverage, also known as MedPay or medical expense coverage, helps pay the medical costs after you or one of your passengers are hurt in a car accident or any kind of auto-related injury. Medical payments coverage isn’t affected by who is found at fault for any specific accident. …

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Personal Injury Settlement?

Main Takeaways Personal injury settlements can be nontaxable, taxable, or even partially taxable depending upon the certain circumstances of the case and the kind of injuries that were suffered. The money someone receives in a personal injury settlement that directly correlates to a physical injury or sickness, or to vehicle or property damage, is generally …

Hydroplaning: What It is, How to Avoid It, and What to Do if You Can’t

Main Takeaways Hydroplaning (or “aquaplaning,” is it is sometimes called) is what happens when you are driving on pavement where water has begun to pool. If the water is deep enough, and your speed is great enough, this displacement can create a thin cushion of water between your tires and the pavement. The best way …