The First 24 Hours – Part 2 Your Injured Child and the Emergency Room

Once emergency medical responders arrive at an accident, things will begin happening fairly quickly. Depending on the severity of your child’s injuries, EMT personnel may administer medical assistance immediately. Within minutes, your child may be in an ambulance en route to the nearest emergency room. The chaos may be terrifying, but here’s how to move …

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 …

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 …