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Oct
16

Texting While Driving

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Auto Accident, Blog, Civil, Personal Injury, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

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Most Georgia drivers are now aware of the law that took effect in 2018 making it illegal to text or operate a cellphone or similar device while driving.  O.C.G.A. § 40-6-241 makes it illegal to even “physically hold or support, with any part of the body” a wireless communications device.  It should go without saying […]

Sep
25

What happens if the at-fault driver does not have insurance?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Auto Accident, Blog, Civil, Personal Injury

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In Georgia, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle without auto insurance in the amount of at least $25,000.00. Keep in mind that the auto insurance you carry protects your assets in the event you cause a collision. But what if you are injured in a wreck caused by someone else, and the at-fault […]

Aug
09

Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office will not prosecute many marijuana cases for the time being

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Blog, Criminal Defense, News

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Where a crime takes place in Georgia, and most places, is an extremely important question.  Yesterday, the Gwinnett County Solicitor General announced that the prosecutors will not prosecute marijuana possession cases with arrest dates of May 10, 2019 or after due to a law change that pertains to THC levels. https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/gwinnett-county/this-metro-county-will-not-prosecute-any-more-marijuana-cases-for-now/974261373. In essence, it is now […]

Aug
01

Should I settle my debt with Bank of America or American Express?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Blog, Debt Collection Defense

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Bank of America and American Express are first party debt collectors, meaning that if and when they file suit against you, they are the original lenders seeking to collect their own debts.  Thus, these are often tougher cases to beat in court.  However, before agreeing to settle or pay even a first party debt, there […]

Jul
22

Waiting to call an attorney after an injury can mean evidence is lost or destroyed

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

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F.A. was a client of ours who was taking her car to be serviced at a luxury car dealership in North Atlanta.  While she waited, she began to walk through the showroom and stopped before a glass shelf with lots of coffee mugs, hats, pens, and other branded things that the dealership was selling.  She […]

Jul
10

Is it possible to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Criminal Defense

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Being a registered sex offender negatively impacts your life in a variety of ways. It affects where you live, where you work, and whether or not you can even get a job. It can have a negative impact on your social life if your neighbors learn that you are a registered sex offender. It can […]

Jul
02

IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR FILING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Auto Accident, Civil, Personal Injury, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

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If you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you are entitled under Georgia law to recover all damages that flow from that injury. Typically, this is referred to as a personal injury claim. Many personal injury claims settle out of court without the necessity of filing a lawsuit. If the case is […]

Jun
18

THE REAL REASON THAT NO GOOD AND DECENT ATTORNEY WILL EVER CALL YOU FIRST AFTER A CAR WRECK

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Auto Accident, Blog, Civil, Personal Injury, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Uncategorized

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Many law firms in Georgia illegally and unethically employ individuals to pull police reports after an accident, then call the people listed on the reports and offer the legal services of their employers.  These individuals are called “runners,” and they are the definition of ambulance chasers.  In fact, they are more than happy to come […]

May
30

MEDICAL ADVICE WHEN INVOLVED IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Auto Accident, Blog, Civil, Personal Injury, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

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After being involved in a motor vehicle collision, people will often ask me for advice regarding treatment.  I am not a medical doctor, so I cannot give medical advice, but I have a large network of trusted medical professionals to which I can refer my clients, although which medical professional they choose to see is […]

May
07

How does the amount of damage to my vehicle affect my recovery in a personal injury case?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Auto Accident, Blog, Civil, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

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According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, there are more than 300,000 motor vehicle collisions in the state every year. Many of these collisions result in property damage and bodily injury to one or more people involved in the collision. If the collision results in property damage to your vehicle, under Georgia […]

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