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Scooter Safety

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in Georgia?

By Riah Greathouse / January 4, 2020 /

Less than a year after being legally introduced on the streets of Atlanta, electric scooters are already facing tremendous consternation and rejection from citizens and lawmakers. Currently, there are anywhere between 15-20K scooters offered by 8 major e-scooter companies in and around Greater Atlanta. Especially in areas near universities and up-and-coming neighborhoods, scooters are being…

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Blunt Force Head Trauma | Great Trial Law

Blunt Force Head Trauma

By Riah Greathouse / January 3, 2020 /

Blunt force head trauma is a commonly used term when discussing head injuries. Primarily, this is used by medical staff, news media as well as doctors when the specific reason for a head injury isn’t clear. Also known as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), it is the most significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the…

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deposition

What to Know Before Your Deposition?

By Riah Greathouse / January 2, 2020 /

If you’re involved in a personal injury case, for any reason, a deposition is an important step that can help add merit to your case. It is understandable to have little to no information about deposition and feel anxious about having to attend one. Let’s try to get through the basics of a deposition. What…

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Georgia’s DMV Locations | Greathouse Trial Law

Georgia’s DMV Locations

By Riah Greathouse / November 3, 2019 /

In the United States, DMVs is an important government institute that offers a host of services. Knowing about your state’s DMV, its services and facilities is an important aspect of your driving experience, just as the essentials you keep in your car or the contact details of your personal injury lawyer. In Georgia, instead of…

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Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Is it legal to lane split on a motorcycle in Georgia?

By Riah Greathouse / November 2, 2019 /

Lane splitting is one of those few contentious topics where states across our country are not unanimous when it comes to traffic and road safety laws. Motorcycle lane splitting occurs when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving cars, usually in traffic jams. This is an extremely dangerous action for obvious…

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Drones Investigating Car Wrecks | Greathouse Trial Law

Drones Investigating Car Wrecks

By Riah Greathouse / November 1, 2019 /

In what may be one of the most ingenious applications of emerging technology, an increasing number of public safety agencies across the United States have started using drones in their operations. In a 2018 updated report by the Center for Study of Drones, 910 state and local police, sheriff, fire, and emergency services agencies in…

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Tips to Write the Perfect Demand Letter to an Insurance Company

Tips to Write the Perfect Demand Letter to an Insurance Company

By Riah Greathouse / September 22, 2019 /

A demand letter is the centerpiece of your insurance claim process. It is a detailed document that you must create and share with the insurance company of the other party involved in the attack, highlighting your ask and the logical reason for it. A demand letter to an insurance company must contain; A clear description…

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A Case for Protected Bike Lanes

A Case for Protected Bike Lanes

By Riah Greathouse / September 21, 2019 /

As cities transform and adapt to modern, zero-emission transport solutions, creating on-road marked bike lanes may actually be counterproductive, according to a new study conducted by Monash University in Australia. In fact, the largest study of its kind makes a strong case for cities to install physical barriers that offer optimum space and freedom for…

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5 Hidden Injuries to Look for After a Car Accident - Greathouse Trial Law

5 Hidden Injuries to Look for Following a Car Accident

By Riah Greathouse / September 21, 2019 /

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of our time. In 2017, close to 6.5M car crashes were reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, a figure that is both shocking and saddening at the same time. Closer home, Georgia’s I-285 has been labeled the ‘Most deadly highway in the US’ with the highest number…

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Tips to Deal with Insurance Claim Adjusters

Tips to Deal with Insurance Claim Adjusters

By Riah Greathouse / August 25, 2019 /

If you’ve recently filed an insurance claim, say after a car accident, or even being at the receiving end of a medical malpractice situation, your insurer sets you up with a Claims Adjuster. A insurance claim adjusters, as the name goes, is responsible to study your demand letter, meet you and understand the merits of…

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Mediation Conference in a Personal Injury Case

Mediation Conference in a Personal Injury Case

By Riah Greathouse / August 24, 2019 /

In personal injury cases, mediation is an option that many people are not fully aware of. In fact, in some states or district courts across the US, mediation is mandatory as a pre-trial process. So, let’s take some time to understand the basics of mediation in a personal injury case. What is Mediation? Mediation is…

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Who Is at Fault in Left-Hand Turn Accidents?

Who Is at Fault in Left-Hand Turn Accidents?

By Riah Greathouse / August 23, 2019 /

Every confident and practiced driver knows that one moment of anxiety they face while trying to make a left-hang turn. 61% of car accidents that occur at an intersection in the United States involve a left-hand turn. It is therefore not surprising at all that almost everyone believes that in case of a left-hand turn…

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Difference Between Negligence & Gross Negligence

Difference Between Negligence & Gross Negligence

By Riah Greathouse / July 19, 2019 /

In the aftermath of a serious accident or personal injury, one of the things you will spend considerable time doing is building a solid personal injury case. Doing so while recovering from the stress and trauma of an accident is no small feat, and you are bound to make some errors. Being informed about the…

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Essentials to Keep in Your Car During Summer

Essentials to Keep in Your Car During Summer

By Riah Greathouse / July 18, 2019 /

Friends, sun, sand, and sea? That sounds like a summer to me! If this has been your go-to chant through this past month, we bet you can’t wait to get the car loaded and take-off on a long, much anticipated absolutely unplanned road trip. And while there’s something extremely thrilling about waking up and taking…

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Where Does Georgia Rank Among the Best and Worst Drivers

Where Does Georgia Rank Among the Best and Worst Drivers of 2019?

By Riah Greathouse / June 8, 2019 /

As of 2017, Georgia suffered 1,549 fatalities due to automobile accidents. Fifty-six percent (56%) of these deaths were motorists not wearing their seatbelts. The other seventeen percent (17%) involved vehicles and pedestrians. The 2018 numbers were quite similar. Motor vehicle fatalities accounted for 1,515 preventable deaths. Numbers for 2019 are already at 487 year-to-date. What…

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3D-Painted Crosswalks: Could They Improve Pedestrian Safety?

3D-Painted Crosswalks: Could They Improve Pedestrian Safety?

By Riah Greathouse / June 7, 2019 /

3D street art has played a major role in art communities all over the world in recent years, and now many cities across the world are utilizing 3D paint to improve traffic safety. From China to Iceland, pedestrian crosswalks have been turned into intricate works of art that look like above-ground barriers to approaching drivers.…

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Difference Between Workers’ Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claims

Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

By Riah Greathouse / June 6, 2019 /

When you’re hurt—especially when it happens at work—it can be difficult to decide what to do next. Most people know they are entitled to some sort of compensation to help pay bills and cover lost wages, but they aren’t exactly sure how to go about getting that compensation. The two options available to you when…

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

Five Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

By Riah Greathouse / May 6, 2019 /

All too well, we know that mistakes can happen and can result in personal injury. However, did you know that mistakes can also hurt or prematurely end your personal injury claim? When an accident occurs and an injury is sustained a result, the clock begins ticking for you to recover compensation from the party responsible…

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