• As someone who has had more dealings with law firms than the average person, business as well as personal over the years, I can tell you with certainty this firm is excellent. What we liked most was the way they were straight forward.... D.B. – Acworth, GA
  • Dear Mr. Johnson, I want to thank you for the professional and effective service that you provided for me. After almost three years trying to get my divorce and custody issues resolved, I honestly couldn't see an end in sight.... Sincerely, D.M.F. - Cartersville, GA
  • Thank you Tony P for being a wonderful blessing and friend to our family. In all my 68 years, I have never met a kinder person. With love, P.H. – Rydal, GA
  • Dear Tony, Thank you for your selfless commitment to our family. Please know that I will never take advantage of your generosity. I perish the thought of where we would be without you. Even after every dime is paid to you, we will eternally be in your debt. Warmest regards, T.C.H. – Athens, GA
  • Thank you so much Tony. I appreciate all that you have done. May God bless you. Tell Wendy thanks also. R – Cartersville, GA
  • Tony, Thank you! Poor B … was so wound up I thought he was going to burst. Thank you for giving him good, accurate information. In Christ, F.D.S. – Cartersville, GA
  • Mr. Perrotta, I'm sure you hear this all the time and hope that you can take another letter of gratitude. Our case pales in comparison to other issues that go on in the world today, but in our eyes and for our future, it is monumental.... R.C. – Marietta, GA
  • Tony, my life is more peaceful than it has ever been. Thank you for all you did to help make it so. I'm forever grateful. Merry Christmas, S – Cartersville, GA
  • Dear Tony, Thanks again for your hard work in helping me to protect my little girls. You have given me my life back. I will always be in your debt. Regards, T.L. – Cartersville, GA
  • I came to Tony Perrotta needing help in the worst kind of way. My daughter had lost her daughters into DFACS care. I wanted them to live with me, but DFACS literally refused to allow this to happen.... Laura F. – Cartersville, GA
  • I just want to thank Tony Perrotta for helping me with my issues. I work the midnight shift and arrived early for a morning meeting (before the firm opened). Tony was arriving early and asked me to come on in.... Mark T. – Marietta, GA
  • TOP NOTCH! These folks share the ups and downs of the emotional rollercoaster of Family Law and practice with fervent regard of each of their clients. My best… Kimberly G. – Cartersville, GA

Cartersville Personal Injury Blog

Should you refuse a breathalyzer test in Georgia?

Unfortunately, drunk driving is a problem that does not seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, the state of Georgia saw an increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities in 2015 compared to 2014. 

When pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, most police officers will ask the driver to submit to some kind of field test. In many cases, this ends up being a breathalyzer. An issue with many departments' breathalyzers is they are inaccurate. Most people consent to this test, not realizing they can actually refuse. However, if a driver is going to refuse, then he or she should be ready for what comes next. 

3 important bicycle safety tips to avoid collisions

If you ride your bike a lot, you know it comes with various advantages. It is good for your health, your wallet and the environment. Unfortunately, some environments – and drivers – are not particularly bicycle-friendly. Sharing the road with cars and commercial trucks can be intimidating, whether you are riding on a long country lane or through the city streets.

Staying safe on your bike mainly comes down to having the proper gear, recognizing road hazards and avoiding collisions. Keep reading below for bicycle safety tips from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

3 examples of child visitation violations

Courts base child custody and visitation on the best interests of the children involved. Whether you come to an agreement with the other parent or let the court decide, the court will provide an order that you must follow. This order includes details about when a kid should be with each parent. 

Both parents must follow this order. Unfortunately, there are deadbeat parents who do not comply with child custody orders. But what exactly counts as a violation? Here are a few examples that might warrant legal enforcement

How to stay safe on your motorcycle this summer

With summer finally here, you will likely be riding your motorcycle often. Cruising on your bike is both incredibly satisfying and dangerous. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Highway Loss Data Institute, the summer months are responsible for the majority of motorcycle fatalities, with July having the highest number of deaths.

However, there are things you can do to lower the risk of accident and injury. You can make yourself and your bike more visible, wear proper protective gear and learn what to do when you still get hurt.

3 ways to document car accident injuries for a stronger claim

Documenting your injuries after a car accident is a crucial aspect of pursuing a personal injury case. Whether you are bringing a lawsuit or negotiating an insurance settlement, the more evidence you have of your position, the better your chances of receiving adequate compensation.

Do not overlook the importance of getting medical attention and documenting all expenses. Here is a guide to collecting comprehensive documentation of your car accident injuries.

Understanding the context of an aggravated crime

You may have heard reports on the news about suspects who have been charged with aggravated crimes. It is rarely clarified, though, what exactly this means. How is an aggravated assault different from or worse than a regular assault? There are several factors that determine whether charges are upgraded to aggravated, and if you are facing such charges, you should understand the reasoning. These are a few of the most important things to consider.

What are the guidelines for choosing a jury?

If you've ever been accused of committing a crime, you know how important it is to count on the system to work like it should. If a case goes to trial and you are tried before a jury of your peers, you need to know that you are getting a fair, unbiased shot at proving your innocence. The same applies if you are asked to be on the jury for a criminal or civil case. That's why understanding the jury selection process is so crucial.

Understanding auto-brewery syndrome

You may remember hearing about a New York woman who was charged with a DUI that she said was because her body created beer. Her blood alcohol level was 0.40, her speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot. She insisted that she had not had a drink for hours. The police took her to the hospital, because a 0.40 blood alcohol level is considered life-threatening. It was determined that the woman suffered from auto-brewery syndrome, and her case was dismissed after the judge received evidence that she suffered from a medical condition which raised her blood alcohol levels.

Modifying child support in Georgia

Falling behind on child support can be a serious problem. It can lead to court costs, driver's license suspension and jail time.

In some cases, it may be possible to avoid falling behind on child support payments by seeking a timely modification from the court.

Protecting yourself from dog bite injuries

Postal carriers, UPS drivers, contractors and other workers who need to go onto the property of others to do their jobs face a daily risk for injuries from dog bites. So what works and doesn't work to protect yourself?

Two things that don't work are carrying treats for the dog and running away from it. Dogs are territorial, and an animal who feels threatened by you is more likely bite your hand than accept a treat. Running away from a dog will simply induce it to chase you.

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