Progressive insurance is one of the largest car insurance companies in the United States. By Progressive’s own account—in its Financial Highlights—it is an exceedingly profitable business. Unlike many other insurance companies, Progressive is a publicly held business, and its stock value has been rising rapidly. Progressive’s rather bland slogan that “you could save hundreds on… Keep Reading >>
The Brauns Blog: Where Law Meets Life
Where does the law meet you in everyday life? Probably in more places than you expect. From hosting your child's graduation party to renewing your auto insurance, our daily lives are filled with legal and safety implications, many we never even consider.
Our blog is here to bring those situations to life, tackling the most common questions and misconceptions we hear related to accidents, injuries, and safety. We also feature our work with local nonprofit partners and share legal news and updates from our law firm. Want to find out where the law meets your life? Read on!
Every spring, the weather takes a turn for the better, flowers blossom, days grow longer, and the annual National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) campaign kicks off—at what is also known as the beginning of road construction season. The motivation behind NWZAW is to remind drivers to use extra caution in work zones. This year’s… Keep Reading >>
A recent study presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting found that children vary in the path they follow when recovering from concussions. In fact, the recovery process can be significantly different, and the study ultimately concludes that younger children and those who are high-school age should be considered as separate groups when… Keep Reading >>
When people consume alcohol or illegal drugs before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, the results can be catastrophic and sometimes deadly. Unfortunately, in recent years, instances of drugged driving have increased with the relatively low cost and widespread availability of these dangerous substances. If you have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle… Keep Reading >>
When Georgia drivers exercise road rage and impatience while behind the wheel of a car, they increase their chances of colliding with another vehicle and causing a serious accident. By driving their vehicles in a frantic and hurried manner, they are also more likely to violate traffic laws and other rules of the road. If… Keep Reading >>
The Timeline of a Personal Injury Settlement Some personal injury cases take as little as a few weeks to settle, while others may take many months—or even years—to reach a favorable settlement. The length of time it takes a case to settle depends primarily on: Whether or not fault (or liability) is being disputed by… Keep Reading >>
Catastrophic injuries sustained in a car or truck accident can leave you seriously incapacitated for a long period of time. Consequently, you may need to take time off work to complete your medical treatment—or simply to rest and recover from your injuries. If you have sustained a catastrophic injury in an accident that was not… Keep Reading >>
We all carry insurance policies that we hope never to use. Unfortunately, the insurance companies also hope we never use them. In fact, insurance companies are in the business of turning a profit, and they do what they can to keep their payouts for claims at a minimum. It’s as simple as that. Further, some… Keep Reading >>
Biking to work has a lot to offer. After all, you save on all those pesky parking costs, you get your cardio in, you get points for going green, and some bike commuters even cut their commute times. What’s not to love? The downside is that biking—especially in urban traffic—can be incredibly dangerous. It’s important… Keep Reading >>
Car accidents can be a minor inconvenience or a life-altering experience. It’s established that serious car accidents are dangerous, frightening, fraught with overwhelming emotion, and exceedingly expensive. But what are your rights if you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence? That’s a great question. Let’s take a closer… Keep Reading >>