Blog Posts in July, 2011

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What are my Rights if I am in Crosswalk and Hit by a Car

Atlanta Pedestrian Struck by Hit and Run Driver Last week the Atlanta police reported that a pedestrian was struck and killed while trying to cross a street in Midtown. The man was struck at ...
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What To Do When A Tree Falls On Your House And Your Insurance Company Fights Your Claim

My first job out of law school was working for property and causality insurance companies. My job was to review the facts of a claim and then give the insurance company a "coverage opinion." ...
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Sandy Springs House Fire. Home Owners Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

Sandy Springs House Fire. Home Owners Insurance Company Refuses to Pay In 2009 a resident from Sandy Springs had his Ford Expedition self-ignite causing extensive damage to the resident's garage, ...
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8 People Ejected from Car in a Georgia Rollover Accident

A devastating Georgia car crash occurred in Walton County on June 25, 2011, ejecting many people from a sport utility vehicle. Georgia police indicated that this was a single-vehicle crash that ...
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Father Killed in Georgia Bicycle Accident during Ride with His Son

The Georgia "Better Bicycling Bill" that recently became law requires motor vehicle drivers to stay at least three feet away from bicycles when passing them on the road. However, just days ...
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Drunk Driver Kills Recent Georgia Tech Graduate in Atlanta Crash

On May 30, 2011, a drunk driver hit and killed a motorcyclist in a deadly Atlanta crash. Atlanta police officers indicated that the fatal accident took place on Monday night in the Little Five Points ...
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Avoid Parking Lot Dangers to Avoid Atlanta Bicycle Accidents

Riding a bike on a nice summer evening sounds enjoyable. The weather is still warm without being too hot, the wind is pleasant, and you may not have a care in the world-until you ride into a parking ...
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What should you do if you Suffer a Broken Arm, Broken Leg or Broken Foot in an Auto Accident?

What should you do if you Suffer a Broken Arm, Broken Leg or Broken Foot in an Auto Accident? McDuffie County school board member Bea Hart-Moss is recovering from injuries she sustained in a car ...
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Drunk Driver Caused Broken Bones

Drunk Driver Caused Broken Bones A Gainesville man, Kent Lawrence Gravitt was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison after seriously injuring two people after he caused a car wreck while under the ...
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Georgia Summertime Bicycle Safety

Georgia Summertime Bicycle Safety Now that children are out of school and the weather is warmer, more and more children are riding bicycles. Children from ages 5-14 are especially active on their ...
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What should I do if in I am in a drunk driving Accident?

What should I do if in I am in a drunk driving Accident? A local Georgia woman, Debra Thornton who suffered a broken ankle as a result of a car wreck caused by a drunk driver was recently awarded ...
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When am I entitled to attorney's fees?

When am I entitled to attorney's fees? In Georgia, there is a statute that sets forth the guidelines for when a party to a lawsuit is entitled to have their attorney's fees paid for them. The ...
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La Grange Drunk Driving Accident

In LaGrange County, on July 9th, a young boy was killed by a motorist while driving a horse-drawn cart. Jonathan Bontrager, a 12 year old boy of Middlebury, Indiana, was thrown from the cart after a ...
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What should I do if I am hit by a drunk driver

What should I do if I am hit by a drunk driver Kalka & Baer is committed to fighting against Drunk Drivers who cause harm and injury to other drivers. In 2005 there were 1,729 total traffic related ...
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What to Do if I Am in a Boating or Lake Accident and Injured

Over the 2011 weekend there were 8 boating accidents this year as compared to 18 last year. Also, 16 people were arrested for BUI, and 31 were arrested for the same last year. Police believe the lower ...
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I was hit by a car while riding my bike.

Kalka & Baer, an Atlanta Firm Law Firm dedicated to helping cyclists, was saddened to learn of another July 4th cyclist fatality. Tragically, a 52 year old Man, Bryan Morgan of Marietta, was riding ...
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What Should I Do If I Have Been Hit by a Drunk Driver

Drunk Driving Accidents require a skilled and seasoned trial lawyer. These types of accidents are unique and can present many obstacles. In Georgia, nearly half the state's fourteen July 4th ...
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Georgia Crash Sends Spalding County Sheriff into a Coma

On Thursday, June 23, 2011, a Georgia car accident occurred between a grandfather and his grandson. The grandfather happens to be 63-year-old Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart, and the grandson is ...
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BUI and Drunk Boating Accidents on Lake Lanier

2011-26 BUI's in Georgia this holiday weekend- on Lake Lanier there have been 3 BUI's this holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported four drowning that ...
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July 4th Accidents and Boating Under the Influence BUI

July 4th Accidents and Boating Under the Influence BUI Boating fatality on Lake Sinclair due to alcohol- Mark Baxter died after another boat hit into his pontoon boat during July 4th weekend 2006. ...
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July 4th Automobile Accident

July 4th Automobile Accident Over the 2004 July 4th Holiday, the statistics showed that 49% of the 177 reported traffic accidents were related to drunk driving. The signs that you may be sharing the ...
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JULY 2011 NEW LAW: DRIVERS MUST YIELD THREE FEET TO BICYCLISTS

Georgia is the 18th State to adopt a law mandating the automobiles, cars, and trucks give three feet to cyclists. The former Georgia Law only required that drivers keep a safe distance. This former ...
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Dangerous Accident Involving a Tractor-Trailer

Some of the most dangerous accidents that happen involve tractor-trailers. On May 2, 2011, a man from Winder, GA, named Andrew Stevens, was identified as the individual killed in an accident involving ...
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We represent Injured Alpharetta Cyclists and Bike Riders

As anyone can guess, for the most part when you have a match-up of bicycle vs. car, car wins. Although accidents do happen, the best approach when sharing the road with cars is to use as many ...
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Clayton County Police Officer Rear End Collision Car Accident

Clayton County Police Officer Rear End Collision Car Accident A Clayton County police officer had to be airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital on January 6, 2011 when a large truck hit the officer's ...
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