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$6,440,000 Personal Injury Verdict Awarded in Cobb County, GA

A Georgia jury in the State Court of Cobb County awarded a man post-apportionment damages of $3.45 million with an additional $1.84 million in attorney’s fees for injuries he sustained
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Beyond Jail Time: The Civil Impact of Drunk Driving in Georgia

Drinking and driving is deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every day 37 people die in drunk-driving crashes, that’s one person every 39 minutes. Because the
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Ordering Medical Records for a Personal Injury Case

Understanding the Importance of Medical Records: When pursuing a personal injury claim, obtaining accurate and complete medical records is crucial. Additionally, these records serve as vital evidence to support your
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Georgia Slip & Falls: What To Do If You Slip & Fall On Ice Or Snow

According to the CDC, unintentional falls are the leading cause of nonfatal emergency department visits in the United States. When temperatures drop, the risk of slip and fall incidents increases
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The Amount of Compensation I Can Expect for My Personal Injuries?

How Much Compensation Can I Expect? If you’ve suffered personal injuries due to an accident or negligence, you’re likely concerned about receiving fair compensation. Understanding the factors that determine the
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What is The Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims arise when an individual is injured due to the negligent or intentional acts of another person or entity. These claims range from car accidents and slip and
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How Long Does It Take To Settle A Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be wondering how long it will take to settle your personal injury case. Unfortunately, there is no
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Do I have a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you have a personal injury case. This is a common question, and the answer depends
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Understanding the Types of Damages You May Recover from Personal Injury Case in GA

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation for the damage you have suffered. Personal injury cases aim to provide financial
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Common Myths about Personal Injury Attorneys

For those that have never needed a personal injury attorney, it might be easy to believe or perpetuate the common myths we hear about our profession.  Let’s address the common
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Is My Personal Injury Settlement Offer Fair?

Whether a personal injury settlement offer is “fair” depends on the injured individual and the particulars of his or her case.  Two people could have the same set of facts,
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Tips For Winning at Trial

Young attorneys, we were once in your shoes!  Each trial is unique and going to trial can be daunting early on in your career.  If you’re trying a case, here
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What You Should Know BEFORE a Car Wreck

Let’s start by saying we hope you never need to hire an attorney.  We hope you never end up in a car wreck, but the unfortunate reality is car accidents
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Open Records Request in Georgia

What is an Open Records Request, and why is it important for my case? One of the first and most important steps in getting your personal injury case started, is
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What’s the Deal with Domesticating Foreign Subpoenas?

How to: domesticating a foreign subpoena in another state. POV: It’s a dark and stormy Thursday afternoon and you’re a young, bright-eyed, paralegal working for the best personal injury firm
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The 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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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

Premises Liability: 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 and avoid exposure from premises liability
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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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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 – 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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Chase Elleby Graduates from GTLA LEAD Program

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 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 – 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, premises liability is a legal concept that holds owners and occupiers of land responsibile to those who enter their premises. These duties vary according to the relationship between
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A white tractor trailer in a wreck with a silver car that has sustained severe damage.

If a Truck Strikes Two Vehicles in Succession, Is It 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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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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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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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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Vehicle Collides Into Piedmont Hospital Leading to a Fatal Injury

Vehicle Collides Into Hospital 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
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