Personal Injury Blog
What to Know About Car Accident Reports in Edgefield County, SC
Hawk Law Group | March 28, 2022 | Car Accidents
Car accident reports can provide valuable information to you and your lawyer after your crash. These reports list everyone involved in the accident and the insurers for each vehicle. You will need this information to pursue injury compensation. South Carolina law requires accident reports in all accidents that result in injury, death, or property damage… read more
How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter
Hawk Law Group | March 23, 2022 | Personal Injury
A settlement demand letter is a letter from someone with a personal injury claim (or their lawyer) to the party responsible for paying that claim, typically an insurance company. Your claim might arise from a car accident, a slip and fall accident, medical malpractice, or some other cause of injury. The purpose of a settlement… read more
Facts About Road Rash
Hawk Law Group | March 21, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents
Road rash is a common injury that accident victims can experience after a motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or bicycle accident. Road rash can expose you to infection and even leave you permanently disfigured. Here are some facts about road rash and how you can seek compensation for a road rash injury. Your Skin Your skin… read more
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Semi Trucks
Hawk Law Group | March 17, 2022 | Truck Accident
Semi-trucks are some of the largest vehicles that travel on the roadways in the U.S. These enormous trucks transport materials and goods to keep the nation’s economy going. They deliver food and supplies to stores and restaurants across the country. However, commercial truck accidents are some of the most dangerous traffic collisions that occur. Victims… read more
Why Do Rear-End Collisions Happen in Evans, GA and Who’s to Blame?
Hawk Law Group | March 11, 2022 | Car Accidents
One of the most common car accidents in Georgia is the rear-end collision. You might believe that the rear driver always causes a rear-end collision. But some rear-end collisions result from negligence by the front driver. Here are some facts about why rear-end collisions happen in Evans, GA, and who bears the blame. Rear-End Collisions… read more
Driving Without a License Versus Driving Without a License on Your Person in Augusta
Hawk Law Group | March 1, 2022 | Car Accidents
Driving without a valid license and driving without a license on your person are both chargeable offenses in Georgia. However, the offenses are very different. Knowing the difference between the two is important for drivers. Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License in Georgia All individuals driving in Georgia are required to have a valid driver’s… read more
Is Lane Splitting Legal in Thomson, GA?
Hawk Law Group | February 24, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents
Every motorcyclist has been stuck in slow-moving or stopped traffic. Standard vehicles have no option but to sit and wait out the delay. However, motorcycles are smaller than cars, and it can be tempting for a biker to look for a faster way out. One option for escaping a traffic jam on a motorcycle is… read more
What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?
Hawk Law Group | February 14, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
While there are a few exceptions, in most cases, medical providers cannot perform procedures on you without your express informed consent. In some cases, though, implied consent is sufficient to give permission. It’s easy to confuse express and implied consent. Express consent is given through written permission or verbal agreement. Healthcare workers need a patient’s… read more
What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?
Hawk Law Group | February 3, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
The main difference between medical malpractice and medical negligence is intent. When a medical provider is guilty of medical negligence, their actions cause a patient harm. However, they did not intend to hurt the patient. Rather, they were careless and caused an injury. With medical malpractice, the medical provider knew their actions could injure or… read more
What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?
Hawk Law Group | February 2, 2022 | Personal Injury
Negligence and negligence per se are two different legal standards used in personal injury cases. Each standard has different elements that you must prove in order to convince a jury that you deserve compensation for your injuries. The negligence per se standard may be used when a person broke a law, resulting in injury to… read more