Personal Injury Blog

Vaping Laws in South Carolina

Vaping is the practice of inhaling an aerosol that contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. Devices used to create the aerosol include: Vape pens E-cigarettes Pod system Vape mod Disposable vaping devices Other electronic devices with fillable tanks Unfortunately, vaping has been associated with several lung illnesses. In addition, some individuals were injured when e-cigarettes… read more

Should I File a Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury Claim in Augusta, GA?

Following an accident at work, you might wonder whether you should file a workers’ comp or personal injury claim in Augusta, GA. However, what you may not know is that you may be able to file both. The experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers at Hawk Law Group can evaluate your situation during a… read more

Secrets of Accident Claims Against GEICO REVEALED!

Who hasn’t seen the adorable GEICO gecko trying to sell them car insurance? If you haven’t, you probably haven’t watched a commercial in over a decade. The GEICO gecko is one of the most recognizable mascots in the world.  But just because you recognize the gecko doesn’t mean you know anything about GEICO other than… read more

What Is CTE?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a rare condition characterized by progressive brain degeneration caused in part or whole by repeated blows to the head sustained over many years.  As such, it tends to manifest in individuals who regularly engage in activities and jobs that present a high risk of head strikes and trauma, such as… read more

Delayed Concussion Symptoms

Concussion symptoms almost always take time to develop. Concussions involve chemical and physical changes to the brain, and these changes take time to develop. Oftentimes, your concussion symptoms will change, appear, or even disappear over the hours and days after your accident. The result of these delayed symptoms is that your needs may change over… read more

Tattoo infections: Causes and Consequences

Tattooing has been a part of human culture for over 5,000 years. Unfortunately, many bacteria that cause infections, such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli, have been around even longer and probably infected many early tattoo recipients. In the 21st century, tattoo artists and studios follow strict health codes. Until recently, tattoo regulations were handled… read more

The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall. Trip and fall. People commonly use these terms interchangeably to describe some personal injury accidents where someone gets hurt. These accidents account for nearly one-fifth of all work-related deaths. While it might seem like there’s a distinction without a difference, these two terms have different legal meanings. Speak with a skilled personal… read more

Vehicle and Driver Requirements for Uber and Lyft

Rideshares like Uber and Lyft have become a go-to method of convenient transportation over the past several years. These companies have built reputations that make people feel safe about hopping into a stranger’s waiting vehicle.  People trust rideshares because they know that companies like Uber and Lyft vet their drivers and track their vehicles using… read more

What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

It is common for people to say “use your head” and “be reasonable.”  What exactly do they mean by that? Generally, they mean to be cautious when moving through life and all that it throws at us. There is no doubt it’s a good policy to live by. In personal injury cases, a person must… read more

How to Handle Your Medical Bills After a Car Accident in Augusta, GA

After you are injured in a car accident, you might have a pile of bills. Ambulance services, emergency rooms, doctors, hospitals, and physical therapists will bill you for your medical care. You’ll probably worry about these bills, and with justification. Studies suggest that as many as 62% of bankruptcies in the U.S. result, at least… read more