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How Long Does an Injury Case Last?

A common question we receive as attorneys is “How long will my injury case last?”  Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer.  The length of your case depends on the particular
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Notice of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

What Happens After You File a Lawsuit?

If you have never been involved in a personal injury case, the first step in understanding the litigation process is how to file a lawsuit. Once you file a lawsuit, the next
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Deer stand in field - Fall Prevention Week

Fall Prevention Week – DON’T FALL FROM THE STAND

For deer hunters, September is the best time of year because it signals the start of the hunting season in most states. The beginning of deer season also coincides with
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Uninsured Motorist Car Wreck

What Should I Do If I’m Hit by an Uninsured Driver?

There are several things you should be aware of if you are hit by an uninsured driver. A driver may have an insurance card at the scene of a wreck
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Lost Wages Personal Injury

How Do I Prove Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured and are forced to miss work or miss the opportunity for work, you can seek lost wages as an item of damages from the at-fault
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Medical Providers Personal Injury

How Medical Providers Can Help or Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

Other than your lawyer, your medical provider is the most important professional in your entire claims process.  If your case is about your personal injury, who better than your doctor
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Seven Biggest Mistakes People Make After an Injury

There are many factors that can help or hurt your personal injury claim.  The things you do or choose not to do after an injury matter.  Here are the seven
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Litigation Loans

Lawsuit Loans: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

What is a Lawsuit Loan?  A litigation loan, commonly known as a lawsuit loan, is a type of loan from a private company that specializes in providing loans that must
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How to Give a Deposition

If you are the plaintiff, defendant, or witness in a legal case, you will likely be asked to give a deposition.  A deposition is a discovery tool where a lawyer
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How to Deal With an Insurance Company After a Wreck

After being hit by another driver, we often wonder “How do I deal with an insurance company after this wreck?” Naturally, most people immediately call their insurance company to report
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Premises Liability and Store Safety During the Holiday Season

Store Safety and the Holidays

The holidays are here, and stores are bustling with customers. During this busy time retailers must prepare their stores for a safe shopping experience. Store Safety Many hidden dangers lurk
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Georgia Holiday Activities

Family-Friendly Holiday Activities in Georgia

For many in Georgia, the holidays are a time for family-friendly activities. Gifts are exchanged, songs are sung, and a good time is had by all. Georgia offers plenty of
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Motorcycle Wrecks

Motorcyclists face unique risks every time they get on the road. Drivers often fail to pay attention to motorcyclists or aren’t aware of safety rules regarding motorcycles on the roads.
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The Georgia Recreational Property Act

Fall is the perfect season for spending time outdoors with family, especially in the beautiful state of Georgia. Camping, hiking, fishing and hunting are just a few popular outdoor activities
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Georgia Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, be sure to keep you and your family safe while trick-or-treating or participating in other festive events. This Halloween, the Williams Elleby legal team
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Who are the Players Involved in a Car Wreck Case?

Who are the Players Involved in a Car Wreck Case? When involved in a car wreck in the state of Georgia, there are at least 30 players that may be
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Fatal Accidents on the Rise in Georgia 

Fatal Vehicle Accidents Are On the Rise in Georgia  Driving a vehicle is an everyday activity for most of us, and often feels like a mundane task. However, it is
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Traffic Fatalities Spike Due to Distracted Driving

Traffic Fatalities Continue to Spike Due to Distracted Driving Forbes reported that in 2020, despite the decrease in traffic on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic death rates
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Amusement Park Safety

AMUSEMENT PARK SAFETY Accidents happen every day at amusement parks around the country, including those in Georgia. Many times these accidents are caused by the avoidable negligence of the guest,
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Hotel Premises Liability Cases

Understanding Hotel Premises Liability Cases Georgia is a unique state in terms of its geography, history and culture. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, our state welcomed a
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15 Situations Where You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Do you know when to hire a personal injury attorney? A personal injury claim results after you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else. It may be
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Boating Accident Injury Attorney Kennesaw Ga

Stay Afloat on your Boat; Know the Rules Before You Cruise!

Boating Safety Tips from Williams Elleby Some prefer fishing, like Attorney Joel Williams; others prefer skiing, tubing or just going for a breezy boat ride at places like Lake Allatoona.
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15 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring a personal injury attorney can be a daunting process. There are many choices and aspects to consider. But, discovering which attorney is best for you and your personal injury
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Williams Elleby Named Best Local Attorney for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth consecutive year, Around Acworth magazine has honored Williams Elleby with a Reader’s Choice Award for Best Attorney. “We’re excited, proud and humbled to receive an Around Acworth
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30 Secrets to Know After a Car Wreck

The time following a car wreck can be scary and confusing. Unfortunately, insurance companies and their lawyers often take advantage of victims during this time of pain and suffering. A
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Firm Partner Chase Elleby Graduates from Georgia Trial Lawyers Association LEAD Program, Elected President of Cobb County Bar Association, Younger Lawyers Division

Kennesaw, GA (May 12, 2021) – Williams Elleby is proud to announce two achievements by firm partner Chase Elleby – his graduation from Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) LEAD Program,
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Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney: A Client’s Roadmap to the Legal Process

The time following an accident that results in injury or death can be scary, isolating, traumatic and overwhelming. If the injury or death was caused by someone else’s negligence, you
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Joel Williams and Chase Elleby Named 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Joel Williams and Chase Elleby Named 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars Joel Williams and Chase Elleby, partners of Williams Elleby, were recently selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars
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What is Premises Liability?

In Georgia, owners and occupiers of land have a responsibility to those who enter their premises. These duties vary according to the relationship between the owner and the person entering
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Tractor Trailer Wreck Two Vehicles Personal Injury Georgia

If a Truck Strikes Two Vehicles in Succession, Will the Insurance Company Treat It as Two Accidents?

Most of the time, there is no dispute between an insurance company and its insured motorists on whether an accident occurred. However, a recent decision in the United States Court
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Whiplash Personal Injury Georgia

How Do You Prove Whiplash Injuries at Trial?

Some personal injury claims are more difficult to prove than others. There is little dispute when an injury victim claims to have suffered a broken bone. Bone fractures are easily
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What Is a Declaratory Judgment?

Most of the time, an individual who suffers an injury in a vehicle accident will pursue a legal claim against the at-fault driver for compensation. If the at-fault driver has
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Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

What Is the Timeline in a Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuit?

No two personal injury cases are alike. What’s more, even cases with similar fact patterns can reach wildly different conclusions. Between two similarly situated plaintiffs, one could obtain a quick
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Evaluating Personal Injury Settlement Georgia

3 Key Considerations When Evaluating a Personal Injury Settlement Offer

For most people, receiving a personal injury settlement offer following an injury in Georgia is good news that carries with it one big question: Should I accept this offer? The
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Hospital Emergency Room Entrance Personal Injury Georgia

Vehicle Collision With Piedmont Hospital Leads to a Fatal Injury

On June 30, 2020, a 75-year-old woman drove her vehicle into the emergency entrance at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. The collision resulted in serious injuries for four individuals. A fifth
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Covid Car Crash Personal Injury Georgia

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Car Crash Injury Claims in Georgia

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way attorneys, insurers, and crash victims handle Georgia car crash claims. From the ability of victims to obtain medical care to how legal professionals
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Abusive Litigation Lawsuits Supreme Court of Georgia Williams Elleby

Abusive Litigation Lawsuits and Punitive Damages – Supreme Court of Georgia Overrules Decades of Case Law

For years, Georgia law has held that plaintiffs in abusive litigation lawsuits may not seek punitive damages under any circumstances. That holding changed in February of 2020, thanks to a
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Medical Records Provided to Auto Insurance Company Personal Injury

Do I Have to Provide Insurance Companies With My Medical Records?

Automobile accidents happen in the blink of an eye, but the consequences of them, even when you are not at fault, last much longer. The physical and financial recovery from
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Selects Chase Elleby for 2020-2021 LEAD Program

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Selects Chase Elleby for 2020-2021 LEAD Program ATLANTA – The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association recently announced the selections for the 2020-2021 Leadership Education and Advanced Direction
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Back to School Safety Covid-19

Back to School in the Age of COVID-19

August usually brings the excitement of a new school year.  Aisles at local department stores overflow with reams of lined paper, packets of highlighters and pens, and brightly colored spiral
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COVID 19 Wear Face Masks in Georgia

Is It Against the Law to Not Wear Face Masks in Georgia During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

What Does the Georgia Government and CDC Recommend? As the number of positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rise in Georgia, many of us are reaching for our face masks
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Evaluate Personal Injury Attorney Williams Elleby

How to Evaluate a Personal Injury Attorney and Their Rates

If you’ve been injured in an accident, slip-and fall, or medical procedure and are considering a personal injury lawsuit, your first step is to pick an attorney. This is an
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DUI Crash Cobb County Personal Injuries

DUI Suspect Causes Three-Vehicle Crash in Cobb County

On May 18, 2020, a high-speed vehicle accident in Cobb County resulted in serious injuries as well as an arrest for DUI. While the accident did not result in fatal injuries,
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Personal Injury COVID-19 Williams Elleby Attorneys

I was Injured During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Is It Too Late for a Lawsuit?

No part of American life was left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic remains a serious threat to our country but governments, businesses, and individuals are slowly starting to
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Wrong Way Accident Kills Two in Atlanta Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys

Wrong-Way Accident Kills Two in Atlanta

On May 31, 2020, a vehicle collision involving a driver traveling the wrong way down a heavily used Atlanta highway resulted in multiple fatalities. According to law enforcement, the crash occurred when
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Joel Williams and Chase Elleby Named 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Joel Williams and Chase Elleby, partners of Williams Elleby, were recently selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2020. This honor is only received by 2.5% of
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Around Acworth Awards Williams Elleby Best Attorney in 2020

Williams Elleby has been named Best Attorney by Around Acworth magazine. For the third year in a row, the personal injury firm has received a Readers’ Choice Award for Best
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Social Media Impact Personal Injury Settlement

Don’t Let Social Media Ruin Your Chances of a Legal Settlement

Too much social media can have a negative impact on your mental health. It can also negatively affect your Georgia personal injury case if you are not careful. Attorneys and insurance adjusters routinely
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Personal Injury Lawsuit in Georgia

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident in Georgia?

After a car accident in Georgia, adults have 2 years to file a lawsuit for physical injuries. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. A lawsuit for property damage must be filed within 4
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Personal Injury and Elder Abuse in Georgia

Understanding Elder Abuse and Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

Georgia’s senior citizens deserve to live out their golden years without worrying about their safety. Unfortunately, many of these vulnerable citizens suffer from severe abuse and neglect. In many cases,
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