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Fake bike helmets can cause extreme injury or death

If you are really concerned about protecting your head while out biking, you may want to re-consider your thought process if you think that any helmet will do. While the fit and look of a helmet can be very important, it turns out that the durability of a helmet should also be considered. This is because the market has been infiltrated by counterfeit helmets that don’t meet safety standards and may not protect you from a catastrophic injury.

There are government regulations for bike helmets, but counterfeit helmets have been getting around those requirements by having logos that relate to meeting European standards. An indicator of a fake helmet will be missing a sticker that the helmet meets the standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Most counterfeit helmets seized by the government are from shipments coming in internationally.

Your right to punitive damages following a DUI crash injury

Driving home after a dinner, a driver veered into your lane and struck you and your family. After further investigation by police officers, they discover that the driver operated the vehicle while drunk. You and your family face serious injuries and significant car damage, and you feel that you have the right to obtain compensation from the driver’s insurance.

In Georgia, you may also hold the right to receive punitive, or vindictive, damages. Individuals and families receive these damages when the accused driver proves to have intentionally endangered your lives by driving while intoxicated. While receiving compensation for medical costs, rehabilitative care and expenses for a replacement vehicle, you may also receive extra benefits for the other driver’s decision to drive while drunk.

Preparing for your bike rides in the autumn

It is understandable why some bike riders are still active in the fall time. While summer may be the optimal season for some, the cooler weather in autumn might feel more refreshing and the leaves changing colors means there will be some gorgeous natural sites on the road.

However, the seasonal change also means there will be more obstacles that bicyclists need preparation for. Even if Georgia is not one of the coldest states in the nation, residents should still treat the changing temperature and environment very carefully.

Common children's sports injuries

Fall is right around the corner and that means back to school and the beginning of some of your kid's sports seasons. Playing sports is a great way for your kids to learn teamwork and other valuable skills. However, youth sports can be dangerous too. As with many physical activities, kids are at risk for injury when playing sports.

As a parent you want to keep your kids safe as much as possible. Here is what you need to know about common youth sports injuries and what you can do to keep your kids safe, healthy and happy.

After the crash: how to receive medical aid without insurance

An auto accident damages more than just the vehicles involved. A National Institute of Health study showed 70 percent of car crash victims who suffered soft-tissue injuries still had symptoms 15 years down the road. It is essential you receive the medical care needed to recover after an accident.

Unfortunately, many people in the U.S do not have health insurance. This prevents much-needed doctor' visits, medical treatments and therapy. If this is your situation, do not lose hope. Despite whether or not you can afford to pay up front, there is a chance you can be fully compensated.

Quick tips for staying safe in the pool this summer

Swimming is the perfect summer activity. As the temperatures rise, a dip in the pool lets you and the family enjoy being outside while still getting a break from the heat.

There's nothing like a relaxing day at the pool. But it's important to be safe around the pool as well. Here are some tips for staying safe around the pool this summer. 

Summer bike safety for your child

Now that school is out, your children are enjoying their freedom, playing in the sun and riding bikes. Under Georgia law, a bike is a vehicle, so it is important for kids to understand that they need to follow the rules of the road. Here are some tips on biking safety to keep your loved ones safe.

Navigating a personal injury lawsuit without help can be daunting

Are you struggling to cope with the unanticipated financial and emotional consequences of injuries that resulted from another party's careless or reckless behavior? Then you might have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Georgia civil court -- regardless of whether it was a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident or another cause. However, the most challenging part of such a claim might be establishing negligence.

The theory of "negligence" is the basis for holding a storeowner, company, driver or any other party liable for damages. If you can show that the other party was negligent, the court might hold him or her responsible for any resulting damage or harm.

Do I need an attorney following an accident?

A motor vehicle accident is usually a sudden and frightening event. In a moment, you move from your predictable life to a place altogether unfamiliar and filled with uncertainties, especially if you suffer injuries. You trust the first responders to carefully help you from your vehicle, and you rely on the doctors and nurses to tend to your medical needs.

Now that you are beginning your recovery, you may be wondering if it is time to turn to a legal professional to help you deal with the next aspect of your accident. You may not even realize how much is at stake, and the insurance company seems willing to resolve the matter quickly. However, there are many advantages you can gain from the assistance of a Georgia attorney.

Minor brain injuries can have a major impact on your life

A Georgia car accident can change your life in an instant, even if you do not realize the true impact it will have on your life until days or weeks later. This is particularly true for individuals who experience common car accident injuries, including concussions. While it is a common injury that many people consider to be minor, it is still a type of traumatic brain injury that can affect a victim long term.

Your seemingly minor concussion can have a major effect on your life. It can make it difficult to work, enjoy a certain quality of life and do everyday tasks you used to be able to complete without issue. If your concussion is the result of an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you may have grounds to pursue financial compensation.

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