Terms of Service

No law firm's web site would be complete without a thorough legal disclaimer. In a perfect world, perhaps it would not be necessary, but in a perfect world no one would need a lawyer either. Accepting these terms and conditions is a condition to visiting this site.

  1. Important Decision. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, review the written information about qualifications and experience.
  2. Information Equivalent to Seminar. We intend for this web site to provide interesting information to visitors and function as the equivalent of a seminar attended by lawyers and lay people. No information posted here is intended to constitute legal advice or to form an attorney-client relationship. This web site is a public resource of general information which is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and reasonably up-to-date. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of posted information, especially as it relates to individual situations. There is no assurance that all queries will get a response.
  3. No Attorney-Client Relationship Created. Transmission of information from this Web site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm, nor is it intended to do so. Neither the receipt nor the distribution of materials, including the use of electronic mail, fax or telephone communications, shall constitute the formation of an attorney-client relationship. An actual attorney-client relationship will be formed with an attorney only upon the execution and delivery of an attorney employment agreement in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and the satisfaction of the conditions contained therein. Any attorney employment agreement that may result from communication initiated through this web site shall be made only upon acceptance by the attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, and shall be subject only to the laws of the State of Georgia.
  4. No Presence in Any State Other Than Georgia. Communication through the Internet shall not constitute "presence," "doing business" or the practice of law in any place other than the State of Georgia. No reader outside Georgia should consider this information to be an invitation for an attorney-client relationship. Furthermore, the owner of this Web site does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this web site in Texas, New York, or in any other state where this web site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state, or in any state in which state laws seek to impose local jurisdiction upon owners of web sites which are capable of being viewed in such state without regard the lack of any other indicia of minimum contacts with such state. All readers should always seek the advice of competent counsel in the reader's state.
  5. Licensed In Georgia Only. The lawyer providing the information in this web site is licensed to practice law in Georgia (USA) only, does not seek or accept employment in cases not legitimately related to or arising in Georgia, or in other states pursuant to any applicable multijurisdictional practice rules that may have been adopted in a particular jurisdiction reciprocal with the Georgia multijurisdictional practice rules, or in association with local counsel and compliance with pro hac vice admission requirements under the laws and court rules of the other state or Federal court.
  6. No Referral Services. The owner of this web site will not accept referrals for employment from unregistered referral services. The information provided herein is not intended to create any unjustified expectation about results that the lawyer providing the information can achieve, or to make any comparison between this lawyer's services or qualifications and those of any other lawyer.
  7. No Law Practice Under a Trade Name. No internet domain name or caption on any page within this Web site, or listed in any directory or search engine, is intended to constitute practice of law under a trade name.
  8. Specialty Certification. The State Bar of Georgia does not now certify specialists in any field of law. However, it is permissible to reveal a specialized area of practice, certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and that the practice of the attorney providing the information in this web site is limited to the areas covered herein.
  9. Contingent Fees. The attorney providing this information normally represents clients in personal injury, wrongful death and insurance cases, very selectively, on a contingent fee basis, charging only a percentage of the amount of money ultimately recovered for the client, and often advancing the expenses of litigation. In that regard, it is necessary to make the following disclosure:

    "Contingent attorneys' fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in al types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. 'No fee unless you win' or similar language refers only to fees charged by the attorney. Such contingent fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client."

  1. Links Not Endorsements. Links are provided for your enjoyment and no endorsement should be inferred therefrom. The owner does not intend links on the Web site to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities. No one shall be entitled to claim detrimental reliance on any views, opinions, links, forms, or models provided or expressed herein, or upon any publication purchased by link from this site to any other web site, or to claim that there is a duty to update information provided in this web site, or answers or materials provided, or to use care to protect the interests of the recipient.
  2. Information Is Not Specific Legal Advice. You should not rely on any statements found here (or those in any other web site) for legal advice, and should always confirm such information with your lawyers, who should be responsible for taking whatever steps are necessary to check all information and personally assuring that the advice they provide is based on accurate and complete information and research from any available sources.
  3. All Pages In Domains Included. This web site includes all web pages under the domains georgiatruckinjuryattorney.com, georgiatruckinjuryblog.com, atlantainjurylawyer.com and atlantainjurylawblog.com.
  4. Use Of Website Constitutes Acceptance. This Agreement will constitute a binding and enforceable agreement between you (individually and in your individual capacity as an employee, officer, agent, partner, etc. of each organization you represent in connection with any use of the Firm Website) and the Firm. By using the Firm Website, you acknowledge and agree that you have fully read and agree to be bound by the provisions of this Agreement, exactly as if it were printed on paper and signed by you. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement in its entirety, then you must immediately stop using the Firm Web site.
  5. Business or Employment Use. Where you use this web site in the course of your employment or business, you enter into this Agreement both on your own behalf and in your individual capacity as an employee, officer, agent, partner, etc. of such organization which you represent, and references in this Agreement to "you" shall mean both you as the individual user of the Firm Web site and you in your capacity as a representative of your organization.
  6. Changes to this Agreement. The Firm may remove, amend or replace any provision of this Agreement at any time, but, if it does so, the Firm will post such changes on the Firm Website at the URL terms-of-service.html.
  7. Disclaimer. You agree to all terms of The Firm's Disclaimer at URL disclaimer.html.
  8. Firm Intellectual Property. All of the Intellectual Property, including, without limitation, all content, text, graphics, video and sounds on the Firm Website, and all computer code associated therewith, are the valuable proprietary property of the Firm, its licensors and contributors, and are subject to copyright, trademark and other intellectual property protection. You acknowledge and agree that the Firm has expended substantial time and effort to create the Firm Website, and the Content and Services provided through the Firm Website, and that the Firm exclusively owns or has been licensed by third parties to use and sublicense all rights, title and interest therein and all associated information, data, databases, images and other material.
  9. Assignment. Your rights and obligations under this Agreement are personal to you and may not be assigned to any other party.
  10. Force Majeure. The Firm will not, nor will any entity that is part of the Firm, be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement for any failure or delay in performance caused by reasons beyond its reasonable control, including any natural calamity, act of God or a public enemy, act of any military, civil or regulatory authority, change in any law or regulation, disruption or outage of communications, power or other, failure to perform by any supplier or other third party, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Firm (or any entity that is part of the Firm).
  11. Waiver. The Firm will not, nor will any entity that is part of the Firm, be deemed to have waived any breach by you of this Agreement, except by a written waiver expressly so stating, and such waiver will not be construed as a waiver of subsequent or continued breaches.
  12. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability will be limited to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
  13. Information Sent by Way of the Web site May Not Be Secure. Any information sent to the firm by Internet e-mail or through the Web site is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. Any information you send the Firm over the Internet, either through the Firm's Web site or via email is done at your own risk. While we will seek to protect the confidentiality of communications we receive by e-mail, there is no such thing as perfect security. The dominant view today is that the expectation of privacy in unencrypted email as comparable to the expectation of privacy in mail and telephone communication. However, it is possible that a court in some jurisdiction could hold, contrary to the current trend, that the use of unencrypted e-mail constitutes a waiver of confidentiality. Moreover, there is no such thing as perfect security in any means of communication. Moreover, while unlikely, it is possible for email messages to go astray and fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, each person should take responsibility for exercising prudence and discretion regarding the use of email for sensitive communications.
  14. Privacy Policy - Collection and Uses of Information.
    1. Confidentiality under Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. All information submitted through this site will be treated as confidential to the full extent provided under Rule 1.6 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct promulgated by the State Bar of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia, which is incorporated herein by reference.
    2. Data and certain other information about you are subject to our Privacy Policy.
    3. Personal Information Requested. The firm may ask you to provide certain additional information about yourself, including your name, contact information, the organization you come from and certain other information that The Firm may use to identify you. If you choose not to provide such information, you may not be permitted to access certain Firm Web site features, content or services.
    4. Data Collected. This web site collects certain information about visitors, even when they are not logged in. The Firm may record your IP address, the URLs of the Web sites and pages you visit (before, during and after your visit to the Firm Web site), the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use and other information that may be available. Also, The Firm may place "cookies" on your computer to recognize you on return visits to enable The Firm to enhance your browsing experience, as well as to collect additional information about you. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.
    5. Collection of Information. The Firm uses the information that it collects about you to improve your browsing experience by personalizing The Firm Web sites to your interest, and also to help The Firm select content and services that you may find interesting and useful. Information about the content you visit and services you use may be used alone or in conjunction with information collected from other users to help The Firm tailor The Firm Web site and its other products and services to better suit the needs and interests of you and other users.
    6. Disclosure If Required by Law. The Firm reserves the right to disclose any information that it obtains through the Firm Web site to appropriate governmental or regulatory authorities, if required by law or any governmental agency.
    7. Transfers of Information. From time to time, The Firm may disclose information about you to carefully selected service providers that the Firm may engage to host Firm Web site or to provide other services. The Firm will require all such service providers to use the information solely to provide the specified services, and otherwise to conform to the requirements of this Privacy Policy. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, The Firm will not provide your information to third parties for any other purpose, including marketing.
  15. Complete Understanding. This Agreement constitutes the final and complete agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous communications, representations or agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.