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You can pursue various damages following Georgia crash

You make your way down the highway to get your busy day started. However, seemingly out of the blue, another driver strikes you and injures you. All of a sudden, your busy day takes a backseat to your pain.

Sometimes, these types of accidents in Georgia occur due to the carelessness of another motorist behind the wheel. In this situation, you have the right to seek the reimbursement of damages sustained in the car wreck. Here is a glimpse at the various kinds of damages you may legally pursue as part of a personal injury claim in The Peach State.

Did an unlawfully executed search lead to your arrest?

You may recall the stress and fear you felt the day Georgia police officers took you into custody on suspicion that you had committed a drug crime. Calling home to tell your family you were in jail and trying to come up with enough money to post bail may be among your worst lifetime memories. However, you understand the gravity of your situation and would now like to focus on how to build as strong a defense as possible to avoid conviction.  

Building a strong defense often begins at the scene of a preliminary investigation. Police officers are not free to do and say whatever they like when they pull you over in a traffic stop or knock on your front door at home. By thinking back to the events that led to your arrest and knowing where to seek support to help you strategize before heading to court, you may be able to mitigate your circumstances. 

Distracted driving poses a considerable risk to travelers

Distraction happens many times during the course of the day. One minute, you may have your focus on your work, only to realize that you have begun thinking about what to have for lunch. While common, distraction can prove immensely dangerous under certain circumstances, especially while driving.

You may already know some issues that can lead to distracted driving, like daydreaming or using a cell phone. However, these are only two of a vast number of factors that could cause your mind and the minds of other drivers to lose focus on driving.

If you experience any of these symptoms in a crash, don't move

You probably never saw it coming. Your first indication that something horrific was happening came when you heard the sound of crunching metal, felt your body being jerked in every direction at once and smelled antifreeze, gasoline or motor oil all around you.

By the time you realized that another vehicle crashed into yours, your vehicle finally came to a stop. Your brain began processing the information around you, almost in slow motion at first. Then everything began speeding up and you could see and hear clearly again.

Take note: A motor vehicle wreck doesn't have to wreck your life

You have just been involved in a car accident, and naturally, you feel shaken up. You try to get your bearings and figure out how the accident could have happened. You eventually realize that another motorist's careless behavior behind the wheel caused your accident.

Although taking notes following the crash is most likely not at the top of your to-do list, it is an incredibly important step for protecting your best interest long term. Here is a look at how to go about note-taking following a collision that has caused you to suffer injuries.

A brain injury can affect more than your mind

Each day, nearly 140 people in the United States pass away as a result of brain injuries, which can easily occur in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, those who survive these types of injuries may find themselves unable to maintain the quality of life they experienced before suffering these injuries.

Brain injury symptoms usually appear not long after an accident has occurred in Georgia or elsewhere. Here is a glimpse at what you need to know about brain injuries, including how to tell if you have suffered them, how to address them medically and how to protect your best interests financially if another person's negligence caused you to suffer them.

Don't let assault and battery charges beat you down

Facing arrest for assault and battery can understandably be intimidating. Your future may flash before your eyes as you wonder what the consequences of your arrest will be in the short and long terms.

Fortunately, just because police have arrested you on assault and battery charges does not mean you are guilty in the eyes of Lady Justice. You have the right to fight this charge in the Georgia criminal justice system.

Accused of cultivating drugs? You need a strong defense.

Manufacturing drugs, also known as cultivating drugs, is illegal in Georgia. Manufacturing refers to taking part in the process of producing illicit drugs, such as selling precursor chemicals or specialized equipment. You may even face a criminal charge simply for offering to assist in producing illegal drugs.

If the authorities have accused you of cultivating drugs, you naturally may feel uneasy about how this type of criminal charge will affect your future. For instance, time behind bars and a fine are a real possibility if you end up with a drug conviction. Fortunately, you have the right to fight such a charge with the goal of preserving your reputation and your freedom.

Winter weather driving tips for Atlantans

Atlanta natives are not accustomed to snowy weather. So during what has been one of the coldest and wettest winters in years, it is important for motorists to prioritize safety.

Although La Niña winters are usually dry and warm, this year has surpassed snowfall averages for the region. Atlanta, which statistically sees 0.7 inches of snow this month, had 2.3 inches on January 17. While meteorologists expect warmer temperatures and less snow, this winter has already been atypical and more snow could be in our future.

Is your landlord looking out for your protection?

Living in an apartment building or complex has its good and bad points. Of course, one negative is that you may have to deal with noise, trash and lack of consideration from your neighbors. Parking may be a challenge, and using the communal laundry facilities may be frustrating.

However, it's nice to know you can call the landlord or building owner if something breaks or you have an emergency. A good landlord will take care of things promptly and work to provide a comfortable place for his or her tenants. A large part of that comfort includes feeling safe in and around the building.

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