What to Know Before You Get in a Car Accident

What to Know Before You Get in a Car Accident

Auto Accident
When you experience a car accident, the shock and trauma make it hard to keep your wits about you. Many people are so shaken that they forget what they’re supposed to do after an accident. At Overman and Overman Law, we’ve seen many people forget to capture vital information after an accident. Being prepared for a car accident could mean the difference between a successful insurance payout or a long, drawn out court fight. Here are some of the steps drivers can take to ensure they are prepared for an auto accident. Have a Cellphone Handy Taking pictures of the accident after it happens is one of the most important steps in protecting yourself after an accident. Try to get a shot of the license plate of the other car,…
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Commonly Asked Questions about DUIs

Commonly Asked Questions about DUIs

DUI
DUIs are a frequent cause for traffic stops throughout the state of Georgia and thousands of people are arrested each year for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. While DUIs are a common occurrence, many people, especially first-time offenders, do not understand the ramifications of a DUI conviction or the terminology used during a DUI case. Some of the most commonly asked questions about DUIs that we have heard from clients at our Fayetteville law firm include: What is the difference between a DUI and a DWI? Both of these acronyms are used to describe the act of driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. DUI is driving under the influence, while DWI is driving while intoxicated or impaired. What does BAC stand for? BAC stands…
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Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen Most Often?

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen Most Often?

Slip and Fall
Every year thousands of people visit emergency rooms across the U.S. for injuries sustained during slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents range in severity and can cause minor to serious injuries including sprained ankles, broken bones, and concussions. Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common personal injury claims, because they can occur anywhere. Some of the most common locations where slip and fall accidents occur include: Public Spaces: Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence at parks, in public buildings, and on sidewalks, especially when there is a lack of maintenance or poor weather conditions. Workplaces: There are many conditions in a work environment that can lend to slip and fall accidents, especially for those that work in construction or manufacturing. Uneven and slippery…
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What Qualifies as a Product Liability Claim?

What Qualifies as a Product Liability Claim?

Product Liability
Have you recently sustained injuries from using a defective product? This is a common cause for personal injury claims throughout Georgia and our Fayetteville team is here to get you back on your feet. Product liability is a complex faction of personal injury law which addresses issues with defective products including products which lack instructions or proper warning labels. If you have been injured due to a defective product, like the examples below, you deserve to work with an experienced attorney who can fight for justice on your behalf. Products with defective designs: When a product has a poor design, it can injure users, even when it is built correctly according to the original specifications. A design defect affects an entire line of products and often results in recalls. An…
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Most Common Juvenile Crime Charges

Most Common Juvenile Crime Charges

Juvenile Crimes
There are many incidents that could lead a minor to be facing juvenile crime charges. Whether their actions were premediated or they was pressured by friends to participate, there are several crimes that could land minors in youth court, teen court, peer court, and facing punishments for their actions. There are several different crimes that juveniles can be charged with, but some of the most common include: Theft and Larceny: When a juvenile gets caught stealing he/she can face serious consequences depending on what was stolen and the circumstances surrounding the incident. The most common incidents of theft usually involve shoplifting, stealing bicycles, and stealing from other students’ backpacks or lockers. Alcohol/Marijuana-Related Offenses: A frequent cause for juvenile crime charges is incidents related to alcohol and marijuana use. This can…
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Renting 101: 3 Common Disputes Between Tenants and Landlords

Renting 101: 3 Common Disputes Between Tenants and Landlords

Landlord/Tenant Disputes
As a renter, you have the obligation to uphold your end of the tenant contract throughout the duration of your lease. There are situations that can arise, however, where your landlord may violate the agreed upon terms of the lease, putting you in a position where you may have to pursue legal action. This can result in a dispute between you and your landlord, and it is in your best interest to hire a qualified Fayetteville attorney to represent you in your case. Some of the most common disputes that occur between tenants and landlords include: Breach of lease agreements: There are many situations where a tenant must take legal action against his/her landlord, especially if the landlord has breached the lease agreement. Tenants have many rights and responsibilities that…
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Importance of Working With an Attorney for a First-Time DUI Offense

Importance of Working With an Attorney for a First-Time DUI Offense

DUI
Being pulled over for driving under the influence can be a nerve-racking experience, especially for first time offenders. Many people who are charged with a DUI for the first time, may not understand that they have the right to hire an experienced DUI attorney, who can counsel them in their case and represent them in court. If you have been accused of a DUI, it is important to hire an experienced Fayetteville DUI attorney to represent you in your case and here’s why. An attorney will look at all the evidence surrounding your DUI stop: Many DUI cases are based on evidence that is not sound, and unfortunately people are often falsely accused of breaking the law. Your attorney will look at all the evidence from your DUI stop including…
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Personal Injury 101: Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Personal Injury 101: Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death
When families lose a loved one due to the reckless, negligent, or willful acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Spouses, parents, and children are all eligible to file wrongful death suits, and in some cases, grandparents qualify as well. Wrongful death can be caused by many types of incidents, and at Overman and Overman Law, our team of compassionate personal injury attorneys can fight to obtain you justice for your loved one. Our Fayetteville firm has represented clients who have lost a loved one from: Medical Malpractice: When a person dies because a medical professional fails to provide the needed level of care, the family may file a wrongful death suit based on medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims can include prescription errors,…
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4 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Slip and Fall Accident

4 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and Fall
A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere, especially when weather conditions are unfavorable or floors are left wet. When slip and fall accidents happen because of a landlord or property manager’s negligence, victims are eligible to build a legal case under premises liability law. If you have recently fallen on someone else’s property because of poorly maintained walkways or other hazards, it is critical to take these steps immediately following your accident. Seek out medical care: After slipping, tripping, or falling, it is vital to seek out the proper medical care for your injuries. The records from your medical care will be important evidence when it comes to seeking out compensation for your injuries. Report the accident: Regardless of where your slip and fall accident occurs-at a friend’s apartment…
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