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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 […]

Apr
30

Why You Must Have a Lawyer if You Are Charged with DUI

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Criminal Defense

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You’re in your car with your significant other, leaving the new trendy restaurant in Midtown, Atlanta at which you both had dinner and enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine. You forget to flip on your turn signal while turning right onto North Avenue to head home. Suddenly you hear sirens and see blue lights. […]

Mar
25

What are Punitive Damages?

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

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In Georgia, the law allows for punitive damages to be awarded by a jury “only in such tort actions in which it is proven by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant’s actions showed willful misconduct, malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression, or that entire want of care which would raise the presumption of conscious indifference to […]

Mar
04

How do my doctor’s orders affect my personal injury case?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Auto Accident, Personal Injury

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If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence – whether it was a car wreck, a slip and fall, or some other unfortunate incident – getting the medical treatment you need is of the utmost importance. You may need to be treated by a doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, and any number of other […]

Feb
25

What Can I Recover If I am in a Car Wreck and It is Not My Fault?

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

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Most people know if they are involved an automobile collision caused by another driver and suffer some kind of loss as a result, they can sue the person who caused the collision. However, when I talk to people day to day, I find that many people are actually surprised to learn what they can recover. […]

Jan
29

“Is This a Scam?:” How to Respond to That Unknown Debt Collection Caller

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

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We often get calls from folks who have been contacted by phone about “their account,” or perhaps “the balance that they owe,” or attempts to deliver a certified document or summons that implies that if no return call is made in 48 hours, they will be in legal trouble. These calls may be for something […]

Jan
24

What should I do immediately after a wreck?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Uncategorized

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You were driving down the road. Or perhaps you were sitting still in traffic. And suddenly, through no fault of your own, another vehicle barrels into yours. What should you do in the immediate aftermath? The first obvious piece of advice is that you should do whatever is best for your health, whether that is […]

Jan
16

To Nolo, or Not to Nolo?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Criminal Defense, Uncategorized

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Some of you might have heard the expression “pleading nolo” in the context of a traffic or criminal case. Some of you might have never hear of such an expression. In the legal context, “nolo” is short for “nolo contendere” which is Latin for “no contest”.  Simply put, it means someone charged with a crime […]

Jan
02

What should I do when a loved one is killed in an automobile collision?

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

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Some of the most difficult conversations we have with clients occur very soon after a horrible event has taken place.  There are no words that can be said after the loss of a loved one that can replace what has been taken away.  The void is often everlasting, even though time does help to heal […]

Nov
28

How can I get rid of my Georgia criminal record?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Criminal Defense, Uncategorized

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It’s easy to get a criminal record in Georgia.  Unfortunately, it is far easier than most of us would like to think.  Many people are charged with a variety of offenses, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies, and, due to decisions to delay hiring qualified counsel or perhaps even due to poor representation, they make […]

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