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Statute of limitations (SOL) Personal Injury Claim Williams Elleby Law Firm Kennesaw, GA

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 can range from car accidents and slip
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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 Damages for Personal Injury Cases in Georgia

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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Lawyer Word Cloud - 8 Myths about Personal Injury Lawyers

8 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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Personal Injury Civil Case in Georgia - Gavel and Justice Scales - Tips for Being Successful at Trial

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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Car crash - Personal Injury

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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Evidence from Open Records Request - Personal Injury in Georgia

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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Williams Elleby - Personal Injury Law

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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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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