Personal Injury Blog
What You Should and Should Not Do After a Car Accident in South Carolina
Hawk Law Group | May 24, 2022 | Car Accidents
The moments after a motor vehicle collision are disorienting, stressful, and overwhelming. This is true even in minor accidents. Because of this, it’s critical to understand what you should and should not do in the aftermath of a crash. In South Carolina, taking certain steps after a car accident will help you secure the best… read more
What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
Hawk Law Group | May 18, 2022 | Personal Injury
Many terminologies used in statutes and regulations are confusing to people not trained in the law. But every once in a while, you get terminology that means exactly what you think it means. The term “catastrophic injury” is one of those terms. A catastrophic injury is pretty much what it sounds like. In simple terms,… read more
What to Do if You Were Hurt on the Job in Georgia
Hawk Law Group | May 17, 2022 | Georgia Law
Workers’ compensation is no-fault, employer-provided insurance covering worker-related injuries and illness. Most Georgia employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. You can verify your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage on the SBWC’s website. Steps to Take After Being Injured on the Job in Georgia A work-related injury can be frightening. However, knowing what steps… read more
How Do Parents Evict Their Adult Children in South Carolina?
Hawk Law Group | May 12, 2022 | South Carolina Law
Adult children are living in their parents’ homes for more extended periods nowadays. Some adult children do not leave home, while others return home after a brief period on their own. Whatever the reason might be for an adult child to live with their parents, there could come a time when the parents must take… read more
Suing For Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress in South Carolina
Hawk Law Group | May 11, 2022 | Personal Injury
Every state allows accident victims to recover damages for emotional distress arising from a physical injury. Many states don’t allow people to recover damages from a defendant who caused them emotional distress without physical injury. Still, other states allow emotional distress damages without physical injury only when the defendant acted intentionally. South Carolina allows emotional… read more
Is a Motorcycle Really Worth the Cost?
Hawk Law Group | May 10, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents
You may have heard the long-running online debate about whether motorcycles cost less than cars once you account for everything associated with them. Motorcycles will cost you less than a car to buy, insure, and maintain for most models and riders. Knowing that motorcycles provide a less expensive alternative to cars, the next question is… read more
Is it Illegal to Eat and Drive in Georgia?
Hawk Law Group | May 9, 2022 | Car Accidents
No state, including Georgia, has outlawed eating and driving. So Georgia has not made it illegal to eat and drive. But you can still get a traffic citation for distracted or reckless driving if eating prevents you from driving safely. Here is an overview of laws that might apply to eating while driving in Georgia…. read more
Child Booster Seat/Restraint Laws in Georgia
Hawk Law Group | April 29, 2022 | Georgia Law
Georgia has some of the strongest child safety seat laws in the country. Under Georgia law, all child safety seats must comply with federal safety standards. All drivers transporting children under eight years old must use a safety seat. Every year, Georgia has tens of thousands of car accidents involving at least one passenger under… read more
What Age Can a Child Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle in Waynesboro, GA?
Hawk Law Group | April 28, 2022 | Georgia Law
Like most states, Georgia does not set a minimum age for children to ride on the back of a motorcycle. Only five states impose age restrictions on motorcycle passengers — Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington. To determine whether your child can legally and safely ride on the back of your motorcycle, you need to… read more
What Happens if YOU Are Sued After Causing a Collision in Augusta, GA?
Hawk Law Group | April 27, 2022 | Car Accidents
The Georgia statute of limitations (deadline) for filing lawsuits for most car accident claims is two years from the accident date. The other person involved in the car crash may sue you for damages if your insurance company denies liability or refuses to agree to a fair settlement. Alternatively, their damages may exceed the limits… read more