Personal Injury Blog

Diminished Value Accident Claims

Car accidents sometimes injure people, but they almost always cause property damage. When newer model cars often count their value in the tens of thousands of dollars, even non-injury car accidents can be expensive. “Diminished value” is one way to measure the damage.   Measuring Your Loss  First, a little context. Cost of repairs, “totaled,” and… 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

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that accidents involving falls accounted for 42,114 fatalities in 2020. Only traffic accidents equal them in terms of lethality. And for those that survive, many must face the pain and suffering of injuries and their effects on a victim’s life and livelihood.  Fortunately, compensation is available for many of… read more

What Is a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury?

Brain injuries are among some of the worst injuries a person can suffer, as they can result in severe, life-altering consequences.  Of the many types of brain injuries, a coup contrecoup injury is one of the worst, leaving victims to face long, challenging roads to recovery. If you or a loved one suffered a brain… read more

Typical Neck and Back Injuries Caused by Car Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents can be life-altering, especially when they result in neck and back injuries. These types of injuries can have long-term, devastating effects on a person’s life. Victims can lose their ability to work, enjoy daily activities, and maintain financial stability.  Suppose you’ve been involved in a car accident in Georgia. It’s vital to understand… 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

How Do Truck Accidents Differ From Car Accidents?

Trucking accidents differ in various ways from car accidents. Semi-trucks are larger and heavier than cars and are much more challenging to operate. Therefore, injuries caused by a truck accident are often more severe and longer lasting than those caused by car accidents.  Car accidents are capable of causing fatal and catastrophic injuries. However, trucking… read more

How Much To Expect From a Car Accident Settlement in Evans, GA

If you were recently injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.  You will also likely be dealing with an insurance company after a car crash. This process can be difficult, as insurance companies will likely offer a low settlement initially.  There are several factors that… read more

I Was Hit by a Driver Who Does Not Have Insurance – What Can I Do? 

If you are in a car accident, you should check for injuries and seek medical attention immediately. You should also exchange contact information with the other driver and insurance information if the driver has it. If the driver does not have insurance, you should still provide them with yours. Remember, when taking pictures and videos… read more

How Much Should I Expect From a Car Accident Settlement in Georgia?

Assessing the value of a car accident settlement can be complicated, with amounts differing significantly across cases. Understanding what factors affect this amount can provide vital insight into what to anticipate after being involved in a motor vehicle incident and any necessary actions you should take afterward.  Some of the most common factors affecting settlement… read more