New Georgia Law Bans Use of Handheld Devices While Driving In Effort to Reduce Distracted Driving Tragedies
In 2015, five nursing students from Georgia Southern University were killed when their cars were hit by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver, who was charged with homicide for these senseless deaths, was texting at the time of the collision and completely failed to stop before rear-ending the students. On May 2, 2018, the families of those young people stood behind Gov. Nathan Deal as he signed a new Georgia distracted driving law which prohibits motorists from handling their cell phones and other electronic devices while driving and...read more
You have probably been on a job interview before. The person interviewing you is considering you for an important job. They want to know about your experience and qualifications. They will want to get a sense of your skills and how you approach your work. They need to know whether you will be responsive and hard-working, and they may want to hear from references who can confirm your qualities. At the end of the interview, you will want them to be confident that they can trust you with the very serious responsibilities involved in the...read more
If you recall the movie Jerry Maguire, you may also recall Tom Cruise’s sports agent urging his client to “Help me help you.” As Alpharetta car accident attorneys, helping injury victims and their families cope and recover after a serious car or truck accident is what we do. At Hain & Kuhn, we are relentless in our efforts to obtain compensation and justice for our clients, working tirelessly to build the strongest possible case in order to maximize the amount we recover whether through settlement or trial. But just because we are...read more
If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, no jury can make your debilitating pain or limited mobility disappear. No judge can relieve the sadness that comes with not being able to play with your kids or do all the things that made your life what it was before your injury. No verdict can heal profound grief or bring back a loved one who was lost suddenly because of another person’s reckless conduct. While judges and juries can’t necessarily make pain and suffering go away, they can and do try to make things better by...read more
Car insurance companies spend tens of millions of dollars every year on ads designed to convince you that they are your “good neighbors,” that you will be “in good hands” with them, or that they are “on your side.” But if you’ve been injured in a car accident and have to deal with the other driver’s insurance company, all of those statements are as believable as a talking gecko. Too many car accident victims place too much faith in the insurance company’s good faith and try to negotiate their claim by themselves, without the assistance of an...read more
You may be the most careful driver and responsible parent in the world. But that doesn’t mean that you can completely shield your child from the consequences of another driver’s negligence. A serious injury to a child – or worse – is every parent’s worst nightmare, and car accidents in Alpharetta and elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia injure thousands and kill hundreds of kids every year, leaving devastated parents and shattered families in their wake. When that happens, parents are left with the struggles that face the families of all...read more
You are a responsible motorist. You drive carefully, you have insurance as required by Georgia law, and you obey the rules of the road (mostly). And you never would dream of leaving the scene of an accident. Unfortunately, not all Georgia drivers are as responsible as you are, and hit-and-run accidents leading to injuries are a common occurrence. If you are injured by a hit-and-run driver in Alpharetta or any other city in Georgia, you’ll want to know what to do, both immediately and in terms of recovering compensation for your losses....read more
Picture it: You’re riding along in Alpharetta when you come to a stop light. The other driver runs the light and T-bones your car. Perhaps he or she was texting when the accident occurred. Maybe the other driver was drunk well past the legal limit when they swerved into your lane and caused your wreck. They even said “I’m so sorry! This is all my fault!”
If you were hurt in such an accident, you’d probably think that your personal injury suit to recover compensation for your losses was a “slam dunk” that should be resolved with money in your pocket in a matter of weeks. In personal injury suits, however, there is no such thing as a “slam dunk.” Even with a skilled and aggressive Alpharetta accident attorney doing everything he or she can to move the case forward, seemingly simple cases can take months, if not years, to resolve. This is understandably frustrating for injury victims who need their compensation as soon as possible. But why do some personal injury suits like that take so long? We’ll explain it here.read more
Americans have a hard time staying put. Every year, millions of Americans pick up stakes and move to a different city or state for a bunch of different reasons, whether a job opportunity, to be closer to family, or for a better climate. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.5 percent of the U.S. population – or 35.7 million Americans – moved between 2013 and 2014 alone.
For families with children, such moves can be particularly challenging. Kids have to leave the only friends, school, and neighborhood they’ve ever known and parents have to help them cope and adjust to their new lives. But intact families are usually on the same page when deciding to relocate. For a divorced parent in Alpharetta or elsewhere in Georgia who wishes to move away from their former spouse but still be involved in their child’s life, including spending significant parenting time with them, relocation can present practical and legal challenges for all involved.read more
They say bad things tend to come in bunches. Sometimes, the deterioration of a marriage is accompanied by a deterioration of a couple’s finances, whether or not one of those problems caused the other. When that happens, and decisions need to be made about ending the marriage and seeking protection from creditors and debt collectors, timing can be everything. If both divorce and bankruptcy are looming on the horizon for couples in Alpharetta or elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia, which should come first?
Divorce proceedings and bankruptcy proceedings both cover a lot of the same ground insofar as they both address what happens to a couple’s assets and debts. Given that overlap, and given that different courts are involved, it can be hard to resolve these complicated financial issues in two venues at the same time. So, a choice needs to be made as to which court should have first crack at these issues.
The circumstances of your particular marital and financial situation will drive the decision as to how to proceed, including whether to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.read more