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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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Openly Carry a Firearm in Georgia

Georgia Open Carry Laws Addressed by Supreme Court of Georgia

For the second time, the Supreme Court of Georgia took up a case involving the right to openly carry a firearm at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (“The Garden”). Again, the case has
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Personal Injury and Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Georgia

Allstate and Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Georgia

Many insurance companies have a well-earned reputation for being difficult to deal with. In our experience, Allstate is among the worst because it often drags out even the simplest of
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COVID 19 Personal Injuries Car Accident Georgia

Protecting Yourself After A Car Accident During The COVID-19 Outbreak

During the current COVID-19 outbreak, we want everyone to know that there are additional steps that you can take to protect yourself after a car accident. Obviously, the safest thing
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Personal Injury Patient Struggles with Hospital Liens

Georgia’s Hospital Lien Statute: How Hospitals Rip off Insured Patients

Georgia’s hospital lien statute, codified as O.C.G.A. § 44-14-470, gives hospitals the opportunity to rip off injured victims. When a hospital provides medical care to an injured person, such as
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Daylight Saving 2020 Clock

Daylight Savings In Kennesaw Begins Sunday, March 8, 2020

Prepare to “Spring Forward” because daylight savings time begins in Kennesaw at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020. After a long, cold, and wet winter, most Georgia residents will
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Negligent Security Crime Personal Injury Attorneys Williams Elleby

How to Prove Foreseeability in Negligent Security and Third-Party Criminal Act Cases

If you live in an apartment complex or hotel with a history of violent crime, the owner has a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent future criminal activity on
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Atlanta Lawyer Accused

Atlanta Lawyer Accused of Using Client Names to Apply for Advances

For several months between 2014 and 2016, Atlanta personal injury lawyer Chalmer Detling, II, allegedly accepted loan checks in his law office that were intended to pay for his clients
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Permanent Scars Personal Injury Attorneys Williams Elleby

Can I Recover Damages for Permanent Scars Caused by a Burn Injury?

Burn injuries are not only extremely painful, but all deeper burn injuries (second-degree burns or worse) heal by scarring. Although burn injuries are treatable, scarring from deeper burns will almost always
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Children Safe Around Dogs Personal Injury Attorneys Williams Elleby

Keeping Children Safe Around Dogs

Kids can be quite frustrating. The pets in your home can definitely agree. A young child may make the mistake of hitting the dog or pulling its tail. Even the
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Pedestrian Safety Personal Injury Williams Elleby

Mixed Results for Macon-Bibb’s Pedestrian Safety Review Board

Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate reality in Bibb County and throughout Georgia. While these accidents are somewhat rare compared to collisions between two vehicles, the outcome is often far more
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Lies about Runaway Jury Verdicts

Don’t Believe the Lies about Runaway Jury Verdicts

When there is a big jury verdict in a personal injury case, you hear about it in the news. But what you don’t hear about are the thousands of other cases
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Williams Elleby Personal Injury Law Firm Expands with Second Cobb County Office

Cobb County, GA –- Kennesaw-based personal injury law firm Williams Elleby has opened its second office location in Cobb County. The firm plans to celebrate a grand opening later this
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GA winter travel tips

Tips for an Enjoyable Winter Road Trip in Georgia

If you plan to travel over Georgia roads this year, check out our tips for a safe and enjoyable road trip. Christmas is fast approaching. Outside of gift-giving, if there
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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. Eventually, however, you
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man suffering from PTSD

Post Accident PTSD: What to Look For After a Georgia Car Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder that is triggered by a dangerous or shocking event, including Georgia car accidents.  PTSD is commonly associated with military veterans
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Can You Still Bring a Lawsuit in Georgia if You Have No Memory of Your Car Accident

For the survivors of a traumatic car accident in Georgia, the memories of the event can haunt them for years to come. However, when a crash involves a head injury, it
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