We call them “accidents.” But, most of the time, these accidents are due to someone else’s wrongful action—or inaction. One call is all it takes for the experienced legal team at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. to help you. With over 350 years of collective experience and offices in Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Duluth, Macon, Savannah and Valdosta, our accident attorneys are ready to start working on your case today.
GET HELP FROM A GEORGIA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
Our law firm has been trusted by thousands of clients involved in car accidents, motorcycle wrecks, and 18 wheeler accidents all across the state of Georgia. Our attorneys go the distance to make sure injury claims are handled quickly and professionally so that our clients can focus on recovery. Put our legal expertise to work for you.
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensations. You have the right to seek a fair settlement for the losses you have experienced through a personal injury case. But often, there are several questions and concerns that arise:
- How do I file a claim?
- How will I pay my medical bills?
- Should I talk to an insurance company?
- Who will pay for lost wages?
- Should I negotiate my own claim?
- How long will the case take?
- How do I get medical care?
At The Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. Law Firm, we have many years of experience handling these types of personal injury claims. Each day, we go up against the insurance companies and their adjusters –the people that are hired and trained to minimize claims and pay as little as possible. Don’t settle for less by attempting to battle the insurance companies on your own.
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The investigator was very respectful and professional. My overall experience with Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. was excellent, everyone was very professional I wasn't given the run around, my calls were returned in a timely manner. Other than my accident the entire experience was painless.
Marjorie was awesome! Being that this was my first car accident, she was able to calm down my frustration and get the ball rolling with my case. We spoke frequently and any questions that I had were answered promptly. She was also very frank about the process and didn't sugar-coat anything which I can appreciate. Working with the firm has made the overall process very easy when dealing with a car accident. I would recommend Ken Nugent's office to anyone in the future.
LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES
When a loved one is killed due to the intentional, reckless, or careless actions of another person or business, it is legally considered a wrongful death (also called accidental death). If you have lost a loved one in this way, we are truly sorry for your loss. But, you are not alone…
Helping Georgia car accident victims—One call, that’s all!
Injured in an Auto Accident?
If you need a lawyer to represent you or a family member, just make one call to Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. Our knowledge of Georgia laws, experience with local courts, contacts with medical professionals, and our legal experience set us apart from other personal injury firms.
Depending on the case, we either work on getting a fair settlement for your injuries or take your case to trial.
The experienced Georgia car accident lawyers at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. know how to deal with insurance companies—and file lawsuits if necessary—to get you full and fair compensation .
LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN LITIGATION CASES
Trust your medical malpractice claim to Ken Nugent’s team. Insurance companies were created to make money. Denying claims is the best route to riches for these companies. They are well-staffed with persuasive claims adjusters ready to convince you that your claim is not valuable and that you should settle quickly or receive even less.
Ken Nugent and his team can level the playing field and provide you and your family a way forward.
If you have been a victim of physician error, hospital error or nursing home abuse, an experienced Georgia medical malpractice attorney can start working on your case today.
We pick up the pieces so you can focus on getting better
When your life is shattered in an accident, your job is to get healthy. Our job is to help you pick up the pieces. You may be having problems getting the compensation you deserve as a result of—
Contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. immediately so we can provide the right guidance to ensure you can cover the long-term expenses that come with a serious injury. Our team provides the personal care, attention, and aggressive advocacy you need to get the—
- Justice you seek
- Compensation you deserve
- Peace of mind that comes with knowing you are protecting your family
At approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Georgia Highway Patrol began receiving reports about a white Lexus driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95.
Deputies were on their way to apprehend the errant driver when the collision occurred.
A local news source reported that deputies arrived on the scene to discover that a head-on collision had taken place between a Lexus SUV, driven by a 77-year-old male, and another SUV, occupied by a family of five from Portsmouth, Virginia: a mom, dad, and their three children whose ages ranged from 4 to 14.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Midway
Based on research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents are one of the top five causes of untimely death in Americans and the primary cause of death in young adults, teens, and children. The average age range of a fatal car accident victim is between 5 and 34 years of age.
In terms of the number of years of life lost, car accidents are ranked in third place, coming in right behind heart disease and cancer. Regrettably, the majority of these deadly car accidents were preventable.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our Georgia personal injury attorneys work diligently to protect victim’s rights after an accident. Our compassionate and dedicated attorneys will help you compensate for medical bills, funeral costs, and many other aspects after a collision that is not your fault. Please contact our accident attorneys at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options you have at this time.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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Keep A Roadside Emergency Kit In Your Car
Atlanta Accident Attorney Tips On Jump-Starting a Dead Battery
Reasons for a dead car battery include:
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Car has not been driven in a long time
- Leaving internal or external lights on in the car
What you will need to jump-start a car battery:
- A working car
- Jumper Cables
How to Jump Start A Dead Battery:
- Both Automobiles should be shut off
- Locate the positive and negative side of each battery.
- The positive (+) battery is typically marked red.
- The negative (-) battery is usually marked in black.
- Attach the red cable to the positive side of the good battery. Attach the other end of the red cable to the positive side of the dead battery.
- Attach the black cable to negative side of the dead battery. Connect the clamp to the good vehicle. If the vehicles don’t have remote terminals, connect the negative jumper clamp to an unpainted metal surface at least 18 in away from the battery.
- Make sure all clamps are secure and none of the cables are near any moving engine parts.
- Start the working vehicle and let it charge up the dead battery for at least 5 minutes.
- Then try to start the dead vehicle with the cables still in place.
Car Stuck in the Mud? Tips from a Georgia Auto Accident Lawyer
If your car becomes stuck in the mud, you can take certain steps to help avoid being struck by other vehicles while safely freeing your car:
- Call the police. Call the highway patrol as soon as you verify that your car is actually stuck in the mud, especially if you are stuck in a dangerous position on a muddy road or shoulder off a busy highway.
- Invest in roadside assistance. In addition to maintaining your car, you can plan ahead for emergencies by investing in a roadside assistance from a company like AAA, your insurer, or GM’s OnStar.
- Rock out slowly. Once you are sure your car is stuck, you can try to rock it out of the mud.
According to Consumer Reports, you should keep the wheels straight while very carefully switching between drive and reverse. Try to avoid spinning your tires because this can easily dig you deeper into the mud. If the car begins to move in either direction, continue in that direction until you are freed.
- Traction. If you cannot rock your car out, you can try to dig a path of firmer soil for each wheel. You can also create traction by spreading sand near your wheels, or by using your floor mats, trunk liner, or wood scraps. You may need to use a firmly placed jack to jack up the car and fill in tire depressions with hard wood, rocks, gravel, or car mats. Consider keeping a small shovel or commercial traction aid in an emergency kit in your car for this kind of emergency.
What Do My Warning Lights Mean ?—Advice from a GA Car Wreck Attorney
Federal Motor Safety Standards require automobile controls and displays to be easily noticeable and accessible. The purpose of this is to warn drivers of any problems with their vehicles and to allow them to correct these problems and avoid an auto accident. In this fourth blog in a series of five on car maintenance, I will discuss the significance of the warning lights in your car and how they can help you avoid an accident.
- Oil pressure. This light signals that your oil level may be low. If the oil level is not low, but the light is on, it is dangerous to start your car.
- Battery. If the battery warning light comes on while driving, there may be a problem caused by slack starters, a broken or loose alternator drive belt, or alternator failure. These must be fixed before driving or you may seriously damage your engine.
- Brake system. If this light comes on and your emergency brake is not set, your car may be dangerously low on brake fluid.
- Engine. If the check engine light comes on or flashes while driving, there is a problem with your engine. If the light does not come back on after restarting your car, it may be safe to drive, but Consumer Reports recommends consulting with a mechanic to pinpoint the problem.
- ABS. This warning light signifies that there is a problem with your anti-lock brakes that should be checked immediately.
- Tire pressure. A tire pressure gauge or warning light warns you that your tire pressure is dangerously low. If tire pressure is too low it can cause blowouts, hydroplaning, and roadside collisions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recent installation of a tire pressure sensor in the tires of every new car will prevent 10,635 injuries and 79 deaths throughout the United States.
Tips from a Macon Car Accident Lawyer on Changing a Tire
Changing a tire on the side of the road can be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 70 percent of fatal crashes are run-off-road crashes where a moving vehicle leaves the road and strikes the shoulder, median, person, or vehicle on the roadside. This final installment in a series of five blogs about car maintenance explains how to efficiently change a tire and get safely back on the road.
- Safety first. Turn on your hazard lights and apply your parking brake. If you have flares, light and place them a safe distance behind your vehicle.
- Locate your tools. You will need a jack, a lug wrench, and your spare tire.
- Use the jack. Place the jack under the metal frame of the car near the flat tire. Your owner’s manual will tell you exactly where. Raise the jack until it is supporting your car but not completely lifting it off the ground.
- Loosen the hubcap. With your wheel on the ground, loosen the lug nuts on the hubcap, but do not fully remove them.
- Lift your car off the ground. Use the jack to lift the tire about 6 inches off the ground. If the car seems even a little unstable, stop immediately and fix the problem.
- Replace the flat tire. Completely remove the lug nuts and then the flat tire. Carefully place the spare tire on the hub.
- Align the tire. Align the rim of the spare tire with the wheel bolts. Carefully replace the lug nuts one opposite nut at a time, but do not tighten them completely.
- Lower your car. Lower the car slowly until it is fully on the ground.
- Replace your hubcap. Carefully remove the jack, tighten the nuts completely, and replace the hubcap.
- Store your tools. Once you have finished changing your tire, place the flat in your trunk and store your tools in case of the next flat.