Five Mistakes That Can Jeopardize a Workers’ Comp Claim

Don't let a simple mistake cause you to miss out on the money you deserve. Avoid doing these five things that can cost you your workers' comp case.

By |January 31st, 2017|Blog, Law, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Understanding the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Homicide

Differentiating between a homicide charge and a charge of wrongful death can be a confusing issue. In order to fully understand both separate charges, here are a few simple differences between the two.

By |January 27th, 2017|Blog, Law, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Important Updates in the Johnson & Johnson Powder Cancer Case

Recent court rulings prove that Johnson & Johnson baby powder has been linked to cases of ovarian cancer. See if you qualify for a class action lawyer.

By |January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Law|0 Comments

How to Support Someone After Sexual Assault

Although every victim of sexual assault has a different way of coping with the traumatic event, there are similar patterns of healing that can help a victim of sexual assault overcome the anguish caused by such an act. This article will delve into advice that may help comfort a victim of sexual assault by expressing care, empathy, and support for the victim.

By |January 18th, 2017|Blog, Law|0 Comments

Understanding Head Trauma in Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic head injuries in America. Learn about the different types of injuries and how an attorney can help you get your life back if you suffer from one of these devastating injuries.

By |November 23rd, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Auto Accident Statutes of Limitation: What Georgia Residents Need to Know

Statutes of Limitations designate deadlines for certain types of claims. Here are some Georgia Statutes of Limitations from an auto accident attorney.

By |November 14th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury, State Law|0 Comments

Crash, Bam, Boom: How to Avoid Common Bike and Vehicle Collisions

One of the greatest lessons learned in life is the importance of sharing. This lesson becomes especially relevant when it comes to sharing the roadways. When sharing the roads with bicycles and vehicles, many people often ignore the valuable lesson of safely and politely sharing the road. Whether you are a behind the wheel […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

4 Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

While many attorneys specialize in handling car accident claims, semi-truck accidents can take on a whole different type of auto accident law with an entirely unique set of complications. Therefore, these cases often require a lawyer with experience in the area of commercial trucking accidents. Given the size and weight of the average commercial […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

5 Facts About Buckling Up Every Driver Should Know

Whether you’re a passenger up-front riding shotgun in a vehicle, stuck traveling in the backseat of the car, or the driver driving safely down the road, one thing is for certain for all of the people in the vehicle, neglecting to wear a seatbelt while riding in a car is an extremely dangerous activity. […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

A Brief Guide To Georgia’s Tort Law

Understanding tort in GA equips individuals with the knowledge of when to contact a personal injury attorney and what situations call for legal action.

By |September 29th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

The Understanding of Negligence is Critical to Any Personal Injury Case

In personal injury cases, understanding negligence is an essential element in winning your claim. Compensation for your injury can't be properly discussed until the issue of negligence is appropriately tackled and understood by all parties.

By |September 20th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Two Basic Facts about Your Child’s Personal Injury Case

A personal injury can occur in any sort of fashion. In regards to having a personal injury claim, the injury generally occurs through either intent or negligence on public or private property. Although personal injury law can help any individual seek justice for their injury, the legal standards differ on a case-by-case basis. The […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Teen Drinking and Driving in the United States: Statistics You Must See

Underage drinking continues to gnaw away at America’s youth, with about 11 million of those under the legal drinking age of twenty-one consuming alcohol. Nowhere are the consequences of underage alcohol consumption more apparent than on our roadways. The tragic statistics of accidents caused on our nation’s roads and highways due to underage drinking […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Blog, DUI, Law|0 Comments

Why TADRA Means You Should Get an Auto Accident Attorney

Understanding the importance of an auto accident attorney and the effects of TADRA can help you protect you and your family.

By |September 2nd, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

How to Prepare for an IME: Five Tips For Claimants

Insurers sometimes require IMEs (independent medical examinations) as part of claim processing. This blog digests five key IME tips for insurance claimants.

By |July 28th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Proving Negligence for Soft Tissue Injury Cases

A soft-tissue injury involves tendons, ligaments, or muscles. A personal injury attorney can assist with proving negligence for this type of damage.

By |July 18th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

What Is Georgia’s “Full Value of Life” Clause?

Understand Georgia's "full value of life" clause under the wrongful death law. A wrongful death attorney can assist in further interpreting the law.

By |June 13th, 2016|Blog, State Law|0 Comments

State Restrictions on Cell Phone Use While Driving

Cell phone usage is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Consequently, talking and texting while driving are traffic violations in most U.S. states.

By |May 18th, 2016|Blog, State Law|0 Comments

How and Why Laws Differ Between The States

Because they are separate sovereigns, all U.S. states can make their own laws. Extensive knowledge of these differences is required to prevent conflicts.

By |April 27th, 2016|Blog, Law, State Law|0 Comments

Take the Right Steps for Pedestrian Safety

Walking is not only great for the environment; it’s also great for your health. Even so, it is important to keep pedestrian safety in mind. Statistics show that pedestrians are 32 times more likely to be killed in motor vehicle accidents than are car occupants, and pedestrian fatalities in the State of Georgia are […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

DUI Penalties in Florida and Georgia: Know the Facts

Florida and Georgia have some of the strictest DUI laws and penalties for drunk driving in the nation. Find out what you stand to lose if prosecuted.

By |April 5th, 2016|Blog, DUI|0 Comments

Deadly Vehicle Recalls to Be Aware Of

When you are driving your car, the last thing you expect is for it to endanger you and your passengers in a moment’s notice without warning. Recent vehicle recalls, however, show that many of today’s popular automobiles are doing just that. From faulty tires to cars succumbing to spontaneous combustion, there are reasons all […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Efficient Handling of Uber Auto Accident Claims

Uber is quickly changing the way travel happens. More than 160,000 people drive for Uber, and over one billion rides have been taken in 400 cities nationwide. It’s an average of one million rides a day, with 50,000 new drivers added monthly. With those numbers, it is easy to understand why Uber auto accident claims are on the rise. When hurt in any accident, it is imperative that you hire a car accident attorney quickly. And with Uber accidents, the help of a highly trained team is needed to navigate the muddy waters of dealing with such a large company.

Seeking Help

When dealing with Uber, it is often difficult to get a hold of the company directly. Uber does business on an app-based server, using independent contractors as opposed to employees. Further, they define themselves as a technology provider, not a transportation company, which further removes the company from any fallout related to Uber auto accident claims. The attorneys at Alexander Shunnarah & Associates understand the intricate details of accidents and injuries in which Uber is involved. They work with each case independently to ensure that clients are able to receive the full extent of compensation. Uber may be notoriously difficult to communicate with from a victim's perspective, but an auto accident attorney often has better access to the company than the general public does. Usually, those involved in an accident with an Uber driver are entitled to compensation from both the company and the independent contractor’s personal auto insurance. Without the proper representation, clients could miss out on a large compensation claim or be left completely in the dark trying to deal with Uber themselves.

Working the Steps

At the end of the day, Uber auto accident claims start very similarly to any other auto accident. Work through the following steps to get started, and request help from a car accident attorney quickly and efficiently. - Stay at the scene and make sure to check on all of the passengers or drivers involved to ensure safety. - Obtain help from local authorities and keep all reports. - Complete a through exchange of information and jot down all license plate numbers to allow for further verification by investigators at a later date, if needed. - Take pictures and seek medical attention. It is extremely important that a complete record of care and damages are given. - Contact your insurance company and speak with your attorney. Do not try to handle Uber auto accident claims on your own. Work with a trusted auto accident attorney to get the legal representation you need to seek the compensation you deserve.  

By |March 11th, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments

What to Do in Case of a Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events. They can happen during the course of regular life, or they can be the result of a crime, a large-scale accident, or a workplace injury. Often, the results of these injuries do much more than cause pain to the one injured. The residual effects of a catastrophic injury can change the course of the lives of loved ones, as they are left to handle the issues that result due to needed care. A personal injury attorney can help those injured in a traumatic event work through all of the issues associated with their injury and negotiate the compensation needed to maintain a high level of care throughout life.

Steps to Take

Catastrophic injuries often involve the head and spine. These injuries are debilitating and costly, with far-reaching consequences. Lifelong cost of care for those suffering from traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can easily approach the million-dollar mark. This care goes long past hospitalization and can include rehabilitation services and the use of specialized medical equipment, medication or devices, as well as home or vehicle modifications and caregiving allowances.

Future health care costs are difficult to argue in these cases. Without the help of personal injury law firms, those injured, as well as their families, are left to suffer without the needed funds for care. Insurance companies are eager to settle these cases because large lump sums seem inviting to families who are experiencing the realities of high levels of care. These sums, however, are most likely far below what will be needed to maintain quality of life for a patient who has undergone a traumatic injury and event.

Working with a Lawyer

Personal injury cases require meticulous documentation and the help of a compassionate personal injury attorney. Alexander Shunnarah & Associates has worked with a number of people involved in catastrophic injury cases. Our law office knows that the legal aspects of the case are often put on the back burner by family members who are working for a health care solution and looking only at immediate needs.

With the help of an Alexander Shunnarah & Associates personal injury attorney, your claim will receive the attention and compensation needed to move forward with the least amount of interruptions. Call today learn more.

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog, Personal Injury|0 Comments