Significant disparities exist in the restraint systems of passenger vehicles, making back-seat passengers, even when they are wearing seatbelts, more likely to experience injury and even death than their front-seat counterparts in the event of an automobile accident, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Though safety standards for…

In a final divorce judgment, a pension acquired in whole or part during a marriage, is considered a marital asset. Just like a house, a pension is subject to distribution in a final judgment. The two most important things for a Georgia divorce attorney to consider when helping a party come up with a divorce…

We are examining workers’ compensation issues to monitor in 2019. One of the overarching themes is that employers want their employees to return to work as soon as possible free of restriction. The other is that individuals who claim a permanent impairment will be continually challenged to demonstrate that impairment. Read on for three other…

Workers’ compensation insurance is a state-mandated program offered by employers to employees to pay wages and for medical care and treatment in the event they are hurt on the job because of an accident or occupational illness. For the injured worker, the interest in filing and being awarded a workers’ compensation claim is the continuation…

When the First Step Act was signed into law by the President of the United States, the White House issued a statement that framed the purpose of the criminal justice reforms enacted into law. The White House stated, “The First Step Act will help prepare inmates to successfully rejoin society and enact commonsense sentencing reforms…

In December, the President of the United States signed the First Step Act, a criminal justice bill enacting numerous reforms to the federal U.S. criminal justice system. The two main features of the law are improvements to federal prison conditions, such as incentives for participating in vocational and rehabilitation programs, expanding good time credits, and…

There are many potential causes of a car accident. Speeding, distracted driving, and texting while driving are just a few of the most common. Reckless driving, unsafe driving, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are some other causes of car accidents. Car accidents can occur on highways, side streets, and in…

Not all days are created equal. In fact, certain days of the year see more vehicles on the road than others. It can also be said that certain times of the day are more likely to see more vehicles on the road than other times of the day. The vast majority of people in the…

This is a continuing series on workers’ compensation insurance in Georgia. To access the first post of the series, visit our site at http://www.berelclawoffice.com. Workers’ compensation insurance is a program in the state of Georgia that assists employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness receive medical, rehabilitation, and income benefits following a job-related injury…

Workers’ compensation is an accident insurance program in the state of Georgia. It is paid by the employer and provides an injured employee with medical, rehabilitation, and income benefits if he or she is injured on the job. If the employee dies as a result of a job-related injury, the workers’ compensation insurance program provides…

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