Personal Injury Blog
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
3 Types of Product Liability Claims
Hawk Law Group | April 19, 2022 | Product Liability
Manufacturers and other parties involved in designing, producing, and selling products have a responsibility to consumers to ensure that products are safe. When a defective product injures someone, the parties responsible for the defective product can be held liable for damages under product liability laws. Product liability claims involve products that cause injuries, illnesses, and… read more
Do Backseat Passengers Have to Wear a Seat Belt in Georgia?
Hawk Law Group | April 12, 2022 | Georgia Law
Every time you get on the road, you face the risk of a car accident. One of the only proactive measures you can take to protect yourself in the event of a car crash is to wear your seat belt. Not using a seat belt can have catastrophic consequences if you’re in a car accident…. read more
How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
Hawk Law Group | April 5, 2022 | Personal Injury
When you win a settlement or damage award for your injuries, you may generally receive compensation for two types of losses. Economic losses include all of the ways your injuries affect your finances. Non-economic losses encompass how your injuries affect your quality of life. Pain and suffering damages fall under non-economic damages. Here is some… read more
Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Car Accident in Aiken County?
Hawk Law Group | March 29, 2022 | Car Accidents
No one can tell you when to hire a lawyer. Many insurance claims are resolved without the involvement of a lawyer. Non-lawyers can even get a fair settlement in a lawsuit without hiring representation. But these outcomes represent outliers. Most of the time, you will get a better resolution in your personal injury case if… read more