Personal Injury

Many Accidents Can Cause Herniated Discs at C4/C5 Or C5/C6: Here’s What You Need To Know

Disc herniations can be catastrophic injuries that cause lasting pain, mobility issues, and lifelong discomfort. Not helping matters is that multiple types of accidents can cause these injuries to occur to your discs.  While all types of herniations are cause for concern, herniations at the C4/C5 and C5/C6 joints are particularly challenging and painful, as… read more

Recognizing the Signs of PTSD After an Accident

In the blink of an eye, life can change drastically. An accident, whether it’s a car crash, a workplace injury, or another traumatic event, has the potential to leave lasting scars—both physical and emotional. In fact, the psychological impact of such accidents can linger long after the physical wounds have healed. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)… read more

What Are the Top 10 Disabilities? 

If you are unable to work because of a disability, you may qualify for Social Security disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two disability programs. SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is designed for low-income individuals who cannot work because of a disability but do not qualify for SSDI. SSDI (Social Security Disability Income) is for… read more

Elements of Standing To Sue

A plaintiff cannot bring a lawsuit unless they have established that they have been impacted by the conduct of the entity being sued. This is called “standing.” While the requirements to show standing depend upon the applicable laws in each state, federal Constitutional law has established three main requirements for standing to bring a lawsuit:… read more

Basic Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes Into My Pocket?

Experiencing a personal injury can be physically and emotionally traumatic. Navigating a personal injury claim’s legal and financial aspects adds another layer of complexity. The primary concern for many victims is, “How much of my personal injury settlement goes into my pocket?” The personal injury attorneys at Hawk Law Group can help you maximize your… read more

What Is an Ambulance Chaser?

Ambulance chasing is when lawyers or their representatives try hard to get clients after accidents or injuries. They do this in ways that can be pushy or even unfair, like going directly to accident scenes or hospitals to convince people to hire them. The term “ambulance chaser” has become a way to describe these individuals. … read more

How Much Does It Cost To Sue Someone in Georgia and Can I Make Them Pay the Court Fees?

The cost of suing someone for a personal injury is a concern that prevents many people from contacting an Augusta personal injury lawyer. However, the truth is that it might not cost you any money to sue someone in Georgia. Additionally, the court might make the person you sue pay your court costs for filing… read more

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost in Georgia?  

The biggest question most people have when encountering a legal situation is, “How much is a lawyer going to cost?”  It’s understandable that concerns about costs often keep people from seeking legal advice. Learning more about different fee structures can help you decide whether to hire a lawyer for the legal assistance you need. Lawyers… read more

9 Things You Should Know About a Free Lawyer Consultation in Georgia

If you’re considering hiring a lawyer after a car accident, workplace accident, or another type of personal injury scenario, you might be wondering if you need to pay for a consultation. Fortunately, most personal injury lawyers offer free consultations to potential clients. Here are nine things you should know about a free lawyer consultation: A… read more

What to Wear to Court in Georgia

Going to court can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re trying to get a settlement in a personal injury case. You want to give your case the best chance of success, and dressing nicely can help to get things off on the right foot. But what should you wear to your court date in Georgia? It’s… read more