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Why You Need More Than Basic Car Insurance Coverage

Recently, 20-year-old University of Kentucky football starter Ashely Lowery suffered serious injury from a single-car crash. His car ran off the road and overturned several times. If Lowery had crashed in Georgia carrying only basic car insurance coverage, neither Lowery’s injuries nor the damage done to his vehicle would be covered. It is important to … Read More

Dos and Don’ts After The Crash

Being in an auto crash is unnerving, and usually leaves one feeling disoriented. Although there are important action steps to take immediately following a crash, it may be difficult to think of them on the spot. Therefore, it is important to plan in advance for the possibility of an accident ― which is what we … Read More

Standing Up Against Distracted Driving in Georgia

According to a recent study done by Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, more than 3,000 teenagers die every year from texting while driving, while only 2,700 die from driving under the influence of alcohol. However, despite texting’s inherent danger, CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports that 50% of high school students admit to … Read More

Types Of Spinal Cord Injuries

For funnyman Darrell Hammond, who famously portrayed Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live, his recent car crash-induced back injury was no laughing matter. When his car collided with another vehicle, both his back and ribs were injured. Now, Hammond’s lawyers are suing the other driver. They attest that Hammond has been unable to stand for … Read More

What Good Can A Wrongful Death Claim Do?

No sum of money can ever fully compensate those suffering the loss caused by a wrongful death. However, a wrongful death claim can help you recover some of the financial losses incurred from losing your loved one, and help you move forward in the grieving process. The ‘value’ of the deceased can be covered Under … Read More

How To Recognize A Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health phenomenon. Every year at least 1.7 million TBIs are reported, and TBI contributes to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States. The major causes of TBI are falls, accidents (auto accidents or being struck by an object) and assaults. The Centers for Disease … Read More

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim And How Can I File One?

If someone ― either through carelessness or criminal activity ― has caused the death of anyone in your family, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation from the at-fault party. That lawsuit is known as a wrongful death claim. The damages you can recover in a successful wrongful death suit include … Read More

Mind the Crosswalks: Pedestrian Accidents

On June 23, a pedestrian was struck and killed on the Downtown Connector on I-75/85 southbound near Arthur B. Langford Jr. Parkway. It appears the victim was hit by multiple vehicles, all of which fled the scene. It is unclear why the victim was crossing the highway. In fact, improper crossing is listed as the … Read More

Georgia Boating Safety – Protect Yourself on Lake Lanier

The tragic boating deaths of three youths last summer on Lake Lanier prompted the Georgia state legislature to pass harsher safety laws. On April 23, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 136, which lowers the legal blood alcohol limit for boating from 0.10 to 0.08. The legal blood alcohol limit for boating under … Read More

Announcing the Launch of Our Blog

Welcome to the blog of The McGarity Group, Attorneys at Law. From our offices in Buford and Braselton, Georgia, we represent clients in Atlanta and throughout Gwinnett County in cases involving personal injury, estate planning, family law, criminal defense, real estate and commercial litigation. We provide our clients with trustworthy and effective legal representation. We … Read More