Monday, November 20, 2017

Turkey Frying Safety

The holidays are notorious for sparking an increase in injuries, leaving many people struggling to handle the financial, emotional, and physical consequences of these unexpected accidents. While they are meant to be a joyous time, holidays such as Thanksgiving do unfortunately see an increase in these incidents. Many people have adopted the tradition of deep frying their turkey for Thanksgiving, as it is generally far faster than using an oven. However, by using a fryer of this size, you are risking quite a lot--though we do not recommend against using a deep-fryer for your turkey, we suggest you are careful to ensure you have a safe Thanksgiving.

Consider the following safety tips for deep frying your turkey:

  • Always deep fry outside and away from anything flammable, such as a wooden deck, plants, etc. Keep the fryer in a place with good ventilation.
  • Make sure everyone is aware of where the fryer is in order to avoid knocking it over.
  • Properly thaw the turkey, as the moisture could risk an explosion.
  • Follow any and all instructions specific to your fryer.
  • Protect your skin and eyes from oil splatters.
  • Keep an eye on the fryer’s temperature.

Contact Our Marietta Personal Injury Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident this Thanksgiving season, look no further for a trusted Marietta personal injury lawyer than ours at Jones & Swanson. We understand no one plans to be injured during this happy time, which is why our legal team wants to take the reins on your behalf. We will ensure we do everything in our power to deliver you the most positive and successful results possible for the compensation you deserve.

Don’t hesitate to speak to a member of our firm by calling (770) 884-6652.


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

What to Do After a Hit and Run Incident

Hit-and-run accidents have been a growing problem in recent years. If a driver strikes another vehicle (occupied or not) and leaves the scene without alerting authorities or exchanging information with the other driver, it is considered a hit-and-run. The reasons for a hit and run incident can vary – not wanting to file an insurance claim, being uninsured or unlicensed, illegal substances or devices in the vehicle, or even the at-fault party attempting to hide from law enforcement for some reason.

Regardless of the reason, Georgia state law requires drivers who are involved in an accident to stop. There can be serious consequences if someone chooses to leave the scene of an accident; especially when another driver is involved. Being involved in an accident can be a scary experience, but below are some tips that might help if you’re involved in a hit-and-run situation. The more details you can give to authorities, the better the chances of finding the other driving and holding them accountable.

  • Try to stay calm and park your car in a safe spot.
  • Immediately call 911 and request police to the scene.
  • Seek medical attention right away if necessary.
  • Write down as many details as possible – even if you think you can remember them it’s better to have them documented. Important details may include things like the date, time and conditions of the accident; as well as the color, make, model and license plate numbers of the other vehicle and a physical description of the driver if you saw them.
  • Attempt to locate witnesses and get their contact information. Witnesses can be crucial in hit-and-run cases.
  • Take photos of scene of the accident and your vehicle.
  • Only discuss details of the scene with law enforcement.

Insurance companies can be difficult to deal with in these types of situations. You should report the accident to your own insurance company as soon as possible, but do not make or sign any formal statements. For more information about what to do following an accident, call Jones & Swanson today at 770-427-5498. Even if there were no injuries involved, we’re happy to provide expertise and help in any way we can.


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Monday, November 13, 2017

OAG Veterans Day Celebration 2017


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Jon Clark Elected as 2019 Chair of the Advocates Committee Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, is proud to announce that the managing attorney of our Austin office, Jon Clark, has been elected to serve as the 2019 Chair of the Advocates Committee Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). TTLA is an organization founded in 1949 to protect Texas families through empowering trial... Read More

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¿Qué pasos debo seguir para poder entablar una demanda si estoy siendo acosado(a) sexualmente en mi trabajo? ¿Cómo me puede ayudar un abogado?

Imagínese que usted está sentado(a) en su trabajo, enfocado en sus propias cosas, cuando escucha que un empleado pasa junto a usted y susurra “Hoy te vez muy sexy”, y de ahí en adelante los comentarios son cada vez peor. ¿Qué puede hacer cuando está siendo acosada en el trabajo? Hay algunos pasos que puede […]

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Myths About Auto Insurance Exposed!

Like all states, in order to legally drive on the public roads, all licensed drivers with automobiles are required by law to carry auto insurance. While most people comply with this law, not everybody understands the state’s actual insurance laws. In fact, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about auto insurance. Here, we’re going to bust some of the most common myths about auto insurance!

1. Only my age and driving record affects my rates. While those are both factors, where you live can play a key role as well. When you move to a highly-populated area, your auto insurance rates will likely rise because there are more vehicles on the road; therefore, the risk of a crash goes up. For example, the rates for a driver in rural Cairo, Georgia are probably lower than they would be in the populous city of Atlanta.

2. All young drivers pay high rates. Fact: Young male drivers almost always pay more insurance than young female drivers. Why? Because, statistically young male drivers cause more accidents and fatalities than young female drivers the same age. Statistics show that young male drivers between the age of 16 and 25 cause more accidents than anyone else, including females in the same age group. In effect, young female drivers pay less for auto insurance coverage.

3. Red cars cost more to insure. “A red car won’t cost you more than a green, yellow, black or blue car. Insurers are interested in the year, make, model, body type, engine size and age of your vehicle,” according to Geico. “Still, 53 percent of millennials believe this myth to be true. The same can be said of 45 percent of college graduates and 42 percent of Americans with an annual household income of $75,000 or more,” reported CNBC.

4. My insurance will cover theft, vandalism, hail and fire damage. Your vehicle is not covered for these things unless you carry comprehensive coverage, which pays for damage to a vehicle that does not arise from a car accident.

5. If I loan out my car to a friend, their auto insurance will cover them. As a general rule, auto insurance follows the car, not the driver. So, even if you loan your car to a friend who has excellent auto insurance, if they are involved in a crash and it’s their fault, your auto insurance will have to pay for the damages. You will have to file the claim and pay the deductible, plus your rates can increase. Our advice is to ask your insurance agent about what happens if a friend causes an accident while driving your vehicle.

To learn more, click here to read Georgia’s Consumer Guide to Auto Insurance.

To file a car accident claim in Smyrna, contact Jones & Swanson today!


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