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Are Wrongful Deaths Civil Claims or Criminal Cases?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 1:29 pm in Wrongful Death.

Traditionally, the term wrongful death, which refers to any death that was caused by another’s actions and could have been prevented, is reserved for civil claims. In some cases, however, the single event could warrant two legal actions – a civil claim and a criminal case. Understanding the difference between the two actions and learning how one or both could benefit your family after an unexpected loss could secure a comfortable future and peace of mind.

Why Do Car Crashes Still Happen So Often?

Published on Mar 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm in Car Accidents.

While Georgia saw a steady decline in traffic accidents and related fatalities from 2006 on, a sharp increase occurred in 2015 and continued to rise. Similar patterns can be found in other southern states and all over the country. A number of safety innovations and road safety programs, like the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s evidence-based traffic safety enforcement plan, have contributed to saving thousands of lives over the years; however, impaired, distracted, and fatigued driving keeps the number of losses up.

It’s crucial for responsible drivers to actively drive and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Even the most minor distraction can change the course of a person’s life. Dealing with a crash when someone is seriously or fatally injured because of another driver’s decisions is incredibly difficult, especially when the accident should have been prevented.

With the number of technological advancements in the automotive industry, accidents rates should be going down. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to control the actions of others. While a single driver may not be able to improve crash rates on their own, if the majority of drivers are aware of why crashes are happening so often, those individuals can look out for road hazards and take precautions to avoid an accident.

5 Signs You’ve Hired the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Personal Injury.

When you know you need legal representation, you may feel worried about making the wrong choice. After all, they’re supposed to be the ones who are protecting your rights and getting you the justice you deserve. Picking one that isn’t going to put in the work to get you favorable results could mean you get a disappointing outcome. When you do have an attorney who puts your interests before their own, you’ll most likely get a favorable settlement that will help you with your recovery.

Bey & Associates is a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Our lawyers have the experience, skill, and passion to help our clients get the compensation they deserve. We take pride in helping those who have been wrongfully injured in Georgia. While people may be nervous about filing a claim and standing up for themselves, we’re here to support you. We’re not afraid of standing up to bigger companies or groups. If they were in the wrong, then they need to be held responsible for their actions.

How to Block the Ability to Text/Access Social Media While Driving

Published on Mar 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

Our cell phones give us access to limitless information; however, having access behind the wheel is a serious hazard. Thousands of unsuspecting individuals are injured or killed in car accidents each year as a result of distracted drivers. A significant number of those drivers were using a cell phone to talk, text, or otherwise communicate. When the mind and eyes are focused on reading a text message, there’s no way for a driver to know what’s going on around them.

It’s critical for all drivers to be aware of the dangers of texting or accessing social media while driving. Contrary to what many people say, multitasking is not safe – especially behind the wheel. Fortunately, there are ways to block access to cell phone use while driving. Some phones have built-in applications designed to limit communication access, while other users will need to download an app to block their access.

Eliminating the temptation to pick up your phone and multitask can keep you safe and also encourage family members and friends to prioritize safety when driving. Stopping a couple people from using their cell phones while behind the wheel may seem like a minor step in the right direction, but it’s vital to remember that safety starts at home. It starts with us.

What to Do at the Scene of a Car Accident in Ohio

Published on Mar 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car accident occurs in Ohio, you may not have any idea of what to do or how to proceed. Your actions immediately after the incident could potentially mean the difference between life and death if someone is badly hurt. It’s important to know what to do after an auto wreck so you can make sure that you’re doing what needs to happen and getting people the help they need. Here are some pointers depending on the situation you’re in:

If You Were Involved in the Accident

The first thing to do after an accident is to remain calm. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. The shock of the accident or not knowing what to do next may make you want to panic, but this will not help your situation. So, take a few calming breaths and then get ready for the matter at hand.

After assessing yourself for injuries, you should contact authorities and EMTs. The police will be able to make a report and professionals will be able to evaluate you or the other people involved in the accident for injuries. Even minor car wrecks can cause injuries. They will be able to take a look at you and advise you on how to proceed with care. It may be a follow up with another doctor as soon as you can get to them. They may also give advice for any pain you’re experiencing at the moment.

How Long Does It Take to Settle an Average Personal Injury Claim?

Published on Feb 28, 2019 at 2:16 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve been wrongfully injured in Atlanta and are looking to take legal action, you may be wondering how long it will take to settle your personal injury claim. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to estimate how long the process will take because every case is unique. While a settlement for one claim could come about in a matter of weeks, a different set of circumstances could result in a claim taking years to settle. The biggest factor in determining length often revolves around the severity of injuries and the treatments needed.

With years of experience, the lawyers from Bey & Associates will be able to evaluate your claim and estimate how long it could potentially go on for. The steps of the claim process and the factors that affect the length of time to settle will need to be taken into consideration.