Recruiting a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney: How and Why

In the hours immediately following a serious car crash causing injury to your child, you admittedly have a world of details to consider even as you worry about your child’s well-being. However, one critical detail you must not overlook in the chaos: Select a trustworthy and experienced personal injury attorney now, as soon as possible, …

Car Accident Forensics

The Importance of Preserving the Evidence A vehicle accident takes place in a moment of time. While you’re dealing with the treatment of your child’s injuries, your attorney should begin working immediately toward preserving and reconstructing evidence that tells the story of what happened, why it happened, and who is at fault. This is where …

Personal/Emotional “First Aid”

Remembering Self-Care in the Crisis We’ve been discussing aspects of what to do in the aftermath of a serious car crash, particularly one that involves injury to your child. We have more to discuss, but before doing so, let’s talk about you for a moment. By this point, you’ve covered the most pressing details, from …

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 …