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January 2019 Archives

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident in Georgia

Accidents between vehicles and pedestrians often have tragic results. Recently, a man crossing the street in the community of Morrow, Georgia, was killed when he was struck by a truck. The victim was in a crosswalk when the accident occurred, and there are more details to this story that make this situation even more horrific.

The status of marijuana in Georgia

Over the course of the last year, several states have made the news for decriminalizing the possession of small quantities of marijuana for personal use. That means that individuals in those states who are searched by law enforcement officials may not be arrested if the amount of marijuana they have on them is below the statutory thresholds. The individuals may, however, still run afoul of the federal Controlled Substances Act.

What driving actions can cause motor vehicle accidents?

An aggressive or dangerous driver can put the lives of all others on the road at risk. When a Richmond Hill resident sees an erratic driver approaching them, they may do everything they can to get out of their way and to give them enough space to pass by without incident. Unfortunately for some, dangerous drivers will cause them to suffer accidents and injuries due to their irresponsible driving actions.

Dealing with the aftermath of a dog bite

The morning you set out to take a leisurely stroll through the park probably felt like any other. You certainly never expected to come across a dog that would lash out and viciously bite you. But these incidents unfortunately do happen. While the injuries suffered can be both physically and mentally exhausting, it's important to understand the general scope of dog bite liability. By pairing with an experienced attorney, you can get the justice you deserve.

Not all debts are discharged after Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be a useful legal tool for Georgia residents who are facing insurmountable debts and who are without the means of paying them off. Particularly, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be an option for those whose income does not preclude them from using the liquidation process to pay off their creditors and settle their debts. Though there are other legal and financial considerations that individuals should make before filing for bankruptcy, Chapter 7 can be a good path for some who have few other options for controlling their debts.

What are my rights if I am bitten by an off-leash dog?

Animal owners are responsible for maintaining their pets in a safe and secure manner. That means that if they take their pets out of their homes they must be able to control them in the event it is necessary. While some Georgia owners have their pets trained to respond to voice commands, others need leashes and other restraints to maintain control over their dogs.

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