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February 6, 2017

Register For NFL Concussion Settlement Today

The NFL Concussion Settlement is now effective, and you may be eligible for benefits. Retired players and their families can begin registering on February 6, 2017. Once registration opens, you must register on or before August 7, 2017 to participate in the settlement and be eligible for any benefits. Judge … Continue reading
December 7, 2016

Insurance Industry No-Pay Tactics: Delay, Deny, Defend

Almost ten years ago, CNN completed a lengthy expose on insurance industry no-pay tactics. This important piece of journalism led to an understanding of the insurance industry’s strategy of Delay, Deny and Defend. Delay settlement offers until the injured party would have no financial alternative but to accept less than … Continue reading
December 6, 2016

New Federal Initiative for Zero Traffic Deaths

When the numbers were released, everyone – from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to the National Safety Council (NSC) – was alarmed. The number of deaths from traffic accidents increased 10% during the first half of 2016. The trend had been decreasing from 2008 to 2014, so the … Continue reading
October 7, 2016

Hagen, Rosskopf & Earle Win $2.5 Million For Dekalb County Police Officer

A recent article in The Daily Report highlighted a major win by Hagen, Rosskopf & Earle for a Dekalb County Police Officer who was hit on I-20. A Walton County jury awarded $2.5 million to a DeKalb County police officer struck as he investigated a 2011 wreck on I-20, rejecting … Continue reading
September 22, 2016

Concussion Awareness Spreads to Hockey, Cheerleading

Serious concussion injuries have long been known to be a major health risk for NFL players, and despite the long delay among NFL officials in acknowledging it, the evidence that severe or repeated concussions can lead to chronic brain trauma, cognitive impairments, and even early death has long been available. For … Continue reading
September 8, 2016

Federal and State Forces Work to Reform Trucking Industry Policies

A game of safety vs. profitability is currently being played out in legislatures across the nation and on the federal level. On one side are trucking interests and on the other side are those who champion public safety. Truck crashes have increased since 2009, with more than 100,000 people injured … Continue reading
August 24, 2016

Still in Pain? Learn More about the Statute of Limitations in Georgia

On February 16th, 2016, three pedestrians waiting at a MARTA bus stop near North Avenue were suddenly hit and injured when two vehicles collided and struck the individuals. Less than a week earlier in Atlanta, on February 10th, 2016, one fatality and several injuries resulted when a truck driver suddenly slammed into … Continue reading
August 22, 2016

Talking To the Insurer – What to Ask & What Not to Say

As a bicycle rider, sharing the road with cars can be inherently dangerous. Even a small car can do a lot of damage to your person and property if it’s going fast enough. Likewise, giving up too much information to an insurer can do a lot of damage to your … Continue reading
August 17, 2016

State and federal laws complicate truck crashes

Staying safe on Atlanta’s busy thruways If you’re involved in a truck crash on an Atlanta highway, you may not care how large the truck is that hit you. Your first priority is the safety and well-being of everyone involved. Later, though, you will discover the size of the truck, … Continue reading
August 8, 2016

ABA Article Acknowledges The Important Work of Bike Law Attorneys

HRE’s Bruce Hagen Quoted In ABA Journal Article A recent article in the American Bar Association Journal looks at how difficult it can be to understand the complicated “rules of the road” for bicyclists. The article features quotes from multiple Bike Law attorneys. The mishmash of bike laws and lack … Continue reading
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