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March 2018 Archives

What are your rights when you are arrested?

If you find yourself being handcuffed and taken into custody in Georgia, you may feel very confused and not understand what rights you have. It does not help that once you are arrested, you feel as if you must do everything you are told or risk getting into more trouble. However, you have rights that law enforcement must respect. Some of those rights are read to you when you are arrested, so listen carefully to what the officer says.

What benefits will I get under workers' compensation?

If you need to file for workers' compensation in Georgia, then you probably want to know what benefits you could receive. There are several different categories of benefits you may receive including payment for medical treatment and lost wages. 

Car accidents happen in an instant; compensation -- not so much

You were in your car doing what you normally do -- going to work, taking your children to school, running errands -- just going about your day. In what seemed like an instant, you went from being fine to seriously hurt. Another driver hit your car, and there was nothing you could do about it.

Car accidents are on the rise in Georgia

It is no secret that driving is the most dangerous form of travel over other options, such as travel by rail or air. This is especially true in Georgia where accident rates have been on an upward climb for some time. According to WMAZ, four people died each day from 2014-2016 in car accidents. That was a 33 percent rise in fatalities over previous years. 

How do I know when to file for bankruptcy?

If you suddenly find yourself out of a job or with less income in the Rossville area, you might panic when you realize your debts are piling up. You may have also fallen behind on your mortgage and car note. Though you are working hard to keep up with the minimum payments, you need to know when it is time to throw in the towel and consider bankruptcy.