Spinal cord injuries after car wrecks and similar accidents can lead to devastating life impacts. When a person is diagnosed with one, they are given specific information. This includes what type of injury they have and where it is located. While these points might...
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Defending yourself from marijuana possession charges in Georgia
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Aug 1, 2019 |
In some states, the possession of marijuana is permissible for medical purposes. However, the law in Georgia is relatively restrictive. Haleigh's Hope Act allows cannabis oil with a small amount of THC for eligible individuals, but currently, no other form of...
Maximizing chances of success in a premises liability case
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jul 3, 2019 |
If you have been injured while on a premises, you should be aware of the premises owner's duty to ensure that you are kept reasonably safe. If you suffered damages as a result of the injury, the premises owner will be liable for those damages if you can prove that...
Will insurance offer you enough after a car crash?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jun 3, 2019 |
Money is often the farthest thing from your mind in the moments after a car crash. You're probably taking stock of your injuries and trying to determine how much time it will take to resolve all the issues at the scene of the crash. Even if you know your car is...
Proving liability after a child’s escalator fall
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 2, 2019 |
Many people in the United States use escalators on a daily basis. They are often the primary use of transport between floors in shopping malls, movie theaters and airports. They are generally safe for people of all abilities to use. However, sometimes problems with...
Drug charges can end a young adult’s education and career
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Apr 4, 2019 |
There is no time in a person's life when it is good to face drug charges. Drug crimes carry strong sentencing in many cases, often more than any other non-violent crime. However, for young adults, a drug conviction can change the trajectory of their life forever. If...
My child was injured at a friend’s swimming pool
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Mar 6, 2019 |
As the months get warmer in Georgia, it is likely that your children will get invited to pool parties at the houses of friends. Spending time by the pool can be a great way for children to socialize as well as to get exercise. When you send your child to their...
Hotel injuries can be the responsibility of the premises owner
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Feb 4, 2019 |
When you stay in a Georgia hotel for vacation or business, you have the expectation that your visit will be enjoyable and safe. You will automatically assume that the room you are staying in, as well as the public areas of the hotel, will be free from hazards that...
Understanding diversion programs for first-time offenders
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jan 4, 2019 |
Being accused of a criminal offense for the first time can be a terrifying feeling. It is likely that you are worried about getting a criminal record and having your future prospects severely limited. Unfortunately, these concerns are not unrealistic, and it is...
How cocaine affects teenage brains
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Dec 4, 2018 |
Unfortunately, young people continue to experiment with a wide variety of illegal drugs in the state of Georgia. Over the last 20 years, the number of young people using cocaine has been declining at a steady rate. However, there are still a significant number who...
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