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Liability (2)+

  • Liability Insurance

    The liability portion of your homeowner's policy is designed to cover unintentional injuries on the premises and unintentional damage to other people's property. In other words, injuries caused by your negligence are covered; those you inflict on purpose are not covered. Here are a few tips on how to cover yourself adequately. Remember, it takes only one person who is seriously injured by your negligence to generate a huge liability award and deplete your financial nest egg, not to mention your psychological well being. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association
  • The Law and Your Home: Avoiding Liability for Accidents

    You might be legally liable if someone has an accident in your home. Did your negligence or carelessness contribute to an accident or injury? Pitfalls include someone slipping and falling on an icy sidewalk, and accidents involving power lawn mowers, swimming pools, boats, and other recreational vehicles. The best way to avoid liability is to prevent injuries on your property in the first place and protect yourself with a solid insurance policy in the event the unavoidable and unexpected does occur. This web site contains more information on how you can keep your home safe and protect yourself from liability. Content Detail

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    American Bar Association

Personal Injury Lawsuits (4)+

  • Bringing a Law Suit for Accidents and Injuries

    This document outlines the basics of lawsuits resulting from accidents and injuries and includes information on who's legally responsible, how much money to ask for, and what happens if someone abuses the system. Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Defenses to a Lawsuit for Accidents and Injuries

    This document describes the basic defenses to tort claims (harm caused by negligence or by intentional actions). The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • The Difference between Torts and Crimes

    This document explains the difference between torts and crimes and the different proceedings for each kind of case, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • The Law of Personal Injury

    Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else's act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses. This web site contains information about: (1) Personal Injury Claims, (2) Negligence, (3) Medical Malpractice, and (4) Product Liability. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association

Auto Accidents and Repairs (1)+

  • What Happens After a Traffic Accident?

    This document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). The document describes: (1) Driver and Police Procedures When an Accident Happens, (2) Driving Under the Influence Laws and Penalties. Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español

Consumer Protection (1)+

  • Regulating Product Safety in Georgia

    This document contains information on product safety laws in Georgia, and answers the following questions: What two types of laws relate to product safety? What is product liability? What are some examples of federal laws concerned with public safety? What are some of the agencies that work to protect consumer safety and what areas do these agencies cover? What is Georgia's "lemon law"? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español

Know Your Rights Articles (3)+

  • What Happens After a Traffic Accident?

    This document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). The document describes: (1) Driver and Police Procedures When an Accident Happens, (2) Driving Under the Influence Laws and Penalties. Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • When You Harm Others by Accident

    This document describes legal claims that people may have when they are injured because of someone accidentally hurting or harming them. These claims are based on theories of "negligence". The document also contains information about defenses to those claims. The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • When You Harm Others Intentionally

    This document describes the basic tort claims based on intentional actions and related defenses to those claims, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español