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Teen was on Snapchat, driving 106 MPH at time of crash

A teenager in Georgia is heading to jail after getting into a car accident that killed the passenger in her Mini Cooper.

The accident happened in 2018, but the case just got through the courts, and the teen pleaded guilty. According to reports, she was driving the small car at 106 miles per hour and using the smartphone app Snapchat while behind the wheel. She was also apparently involved in a race with another teenager from her school.

Can I claim additional damages after being hit by a drunk driver?

Everyone knows that alcohol and driving should never mix, and when drivers choose to ignore this, they can cause serious damages. If you were involved in a collision with a drunk driver, it is likely that you feel some level of anger toward the person and that you will want to get some form of justice.

The state of Georgia is an "at fault" state when it comes to car accident claims. This means that the driver who was found to be at fault for the accident needs to pay for damages through their insurance company.

What are the most common reasons why insurance claims are denied?

If you have recently tried to make an insurance claim and had that claim denied, you will have had a taste of the ruthlessness of insurance companies. When you take out insurance, you will need to sign an agreement with a lot of fine print, and many do not read this fine print.

Unfortunately, this fine print can contain a lot of rules that have the potential to prevent you from making a successful claim. The following are some common loopholes held within accidental injury insurance and other types of insurance that can become problematic after an incident.

The dangers of truck logging can be avoided

Truck logging can be a particularly hazardous way of transporting loads because it requires that the load is balanced and secured safely. Even the slightest imbalance or shift during transportation can have disastrous consequences, causing logs to fall off the truck and to collide with oncoming drivers.

If you have been involved in a collision with a truck carrying logs in Georgia, it is important that you take action to understand the way the law works. It is possible that you suffered physical injuries as a result of the accident in addition to the damages your vehicle sustained.

Swimming pools need to be safe for young children

Taking your child to a swimming pool can be a great way to spend the weekend. Your children will be able to engage in a fun activity while getting exercise and practicing a valuable skill at the same time. However, swimming pools always present dangers, whether it is in a hotel, gym facility or a family's yard.

If your child was injured when at a swimming pool, you may have the right to take action against the premises on which the swimming pool was located. This is because a premises owner has liability for any injury that takes place on their property if they can be shown to have been at fault in some way.

Is my employer lying to me about workers' compensation?

If you have been injured at work, it is likely that you will be eligible to file for workers' compensation. In order to claim workers' compensation, you will need to go through your employer. This means that you will depend on them to provide you with the relevant forms and to inform you on the way that it works.

However, it is vital that you do not take your employer's word on workers' compensation matters. Unfortunately, some employers give false information to their employees in regard to their eligibility in the hope that they will refrain from making a claim. This is because employers suffer from increased premiums when an injured worker files a claim, and they may additionally be subject to inspections that could damage business. The following are some common lies that employers perpetrate.

The different types of workers' compensation benefits

As an injured worker in Georgia, it is possible that you are worried about the financial implications of the accident you were involved in. If you are not able to work for some time after the accident, you will not be able to earn your wages, and as a result you may find it difficult to pay your rent or look after your family.

This is why it is crucial that you understand whether you are entitled to workers' compensation as a result of your injury. Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that helps injured workers with negative financial effects in the aftermath of a work-related accident. There are three different types of workers' compensation that might be available depending on the circumstances.

Taking action against the at-fault driver in Georgia

Being involved in a car accident can be extremely stressful, especially when another driver was at fault for causing it. You may be going through a range of emotions, from feeling relieved that the situation was not worse than it was, to feeling anger toward the negligent or reckless actions of the other driver.

It is important to try and heal both physically and emotionally in the days and weeks after a car accident. Taking legal action is best done when you are feeling strong enough to cope with what can be a complex process.

Taking action after a denied insurance claim

If you have been involved in an accident in the state of Georgia, it is likely that you are left feeling upset as a result of the experience, as well as physically injured. This can have far-reaching implications for many aspects of your life. For example, you may be dealing with emotional stress, anxiety, or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the incident. You may also be losing wages if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.

It is very important, therefore, that you have a successful insurance claim as a result of the injury you suffered. The payment you receive can help you to pay for medical treatment, including counseling if you deem it necessary.

Filing a claim after a wrongful death

If you have recently lost a loved one in a car accident, it is important that you deal with the grieving process fully. It is likely that you will be feeling overwhelmed by the many responsibilities that you face in the aftermath of their death; therefore, you should seek help and support from family and friends.

If you believe that another party was to blame for the fatal incident, you will want to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Georgia. By doing so, you will be able to get justice for your loved one and gain monetary damages as a result.

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