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Commercial Driving Accidents: How to Minimize Risk

A road accident will disrupt your life, but if you’re a commercial truck driver or you employ them, accidents disrupt your business and livelihood as well. Since commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than normal vehicles, they need significantly more time and distance to stop. Oftentimes, the difference between an accident and a near-miss comes down to breaking and...

Navigating the Challenges of Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Claims

When a loved one dies due to the negligence of a professional in whom they placed their trust, you deserve justice and restitution.  Just recently, the wife of a man who died in the care of a doctor employed by Wellstar Health has filed a lawsuit in Georgia, alleging the death was a result of the negligence of the healthcare...

Legal Options for Sexual Abuse Victims

You never think that it could happen to you, and then it does. An assailant sexually abuses you and you don’t know what to do next. Do you call a lawyer? Do you call the police? Should you go to the hospital?  When you have experienced something as traumatic as sexual abuse, it can be difficult to understand what your...

When Should I Think About Premises Liability?

Most of the time, you think to call a lawyer after an accident has happened, and that is exactly the right decision to make. After all, a legal expert understands your legal situation and is able to guide you through the process of receiving the justice and restitution you deserve.  That said, your lawyer is also a valuable resource to...

Medical Malpractice Just Got Trickier

COVID-19 raises new questions for premises liability, and those questions are being answered in Georgia with new legislative activity. Recently, the governor signed the Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act (PBSA) into law.  The new act protects schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities from being held liable for certain claims related to COVID-19. They will be entirely immune to claims unless...

Medical Malpractice in 2020: What you need to know

Medical malpractice is an all too common problem. A recent study from Johns Hopkins showed that medical malpractice was the number 3 cause of death in the United States and causes at least 250,000 deaths each year.  Part of the reason that this isn't front-page news more often is because of the complexity in understanding medical malpractice.  Typically, medical malpractice...

Buckle Up

Wearing a seatbelt does more than just protect you from harm, it just might determine what compensation, if any, you receive after an accident.  This National Law Review article caught my eye a few days back, and I wanted to highlight some key points. The statistics covering the impact of seatbelts on the survivability of crashes are staggering.  The article...

3 Things You Should NEVER Do After A Car Crash

In the confusing and stressful moments following a car accident, it is difficult to think  about your next steps with a clear mind.  Naturally, your first concern should be your health and any injuries, and then the health and wellbeing of others.  In addition, it is important to keep in mind  you may end up in court as a result...

Police Pursuit Case

High-speed pursuits are extremely dangerous to those involved as well as innocent bystanders. It is important to uphold the law, but it is also important that actions taken to uphold the law do not create danger for innocent bystanders. The unpredictability of pursuits creates tragic consequences. In a study of police pursuits between 2014-2018, over half of the resulting fatalities...

Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you are involved in an accident, insurance companies will almost certainly put their attorneys on the case. However, those attorneys work for the insurance companies, not you. There's no guarantee that your interests are being advocated for. That's why you need legal expertise in your corner. The question is: when do you need a personal injury attorney? 1- When...
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