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What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

In July, a Henry County woman woke up from a two-month induced coma. Doctors sedated the woman after a former boyfriend threw sulfuric acid in her face, causing third degree burns on 20 percent of her body. Severe burns can have lifelong consequences including amputation, disfigurement and death. Minor burns — first and second degree … Read More

When Can You Sue a Hotel for Injuries?

R&B singer Johnny Gill sued the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel for damages he suffered during an attack at the hotel’s bar. According to the complaint, a drunken patron yelled racial insults at the singer and then attacked him, pushing him against a heating lamp and causing “great bodily injury with resulting pain and suffering, … Read More

What to Do in a Deposition

A deposition is sworn out-of-court testimony that witnesses provide before a trial. When conducted properly, a deposition can boost your credibility and provide important evidence in your favor. Below are some basic tips for having a successful deposition: Dress properly — Depositions often take place in professional settings such as law firms, and individuals who … Read More

What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Helmets

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that motorcyclists and motorcycle passengers comprised 14 percent of all road traffic fatalities — despite the fact that they accounted for less than 1 percent of all miles traveled. The CDC also found that the single most effective way to reduce injuries was to … Read More

Liability for Defective E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are electronic devices designed to simulate the experience of smoking. Local news reported on a Grant Park woman who claimed that a new e-cigarette that she bought exploded and almost destroyed her home. E-cigarette fires have occurred in a number of states, including Georgia, and a growing number of people are suffering severe injuries … Read More

Dram Shop Liability in Georgia

Last October, news reports announced that Kelly Stevens, the morning radio host of B98.5, planned to sue two bars after he was hit by an alleged drunk driver and suffered severe injuries. Stevens’ lawyer asserted that the drunk driver was drinking at two different bars before the crash. If you are hurt by a drunk … Read More

Bicycle Accidents — Getting the Damages You Deserve

In October, Atlanta police cited a driver for an improper left turn after he hit a cyclist at the corner of Peachtree Street and Beverly Road. The cyclist sustained facial injuries, lost several teeth, and was transported to a local hospital. What are some common types of cycling accidents? Common cycling accidents include: Cars hitting … Read More

Georgia Wrongful Death Lawsuits — Frequently asked Questions

If your relative dies in an accident, you may be able to sue the person or company who caused the accident for wrongful death. Georgia law sets forth a general framework for wrongful death compensation: Who is entitled to collect wrongful death damages? If the surviving spouse sues for wrongful death, they receive a minimum … Read More

Swimming Pool Accidents — When can you Sue?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), every year nearly 300 small children and toddlers drown in swimming pools. For every child who dies from drowning, another five children are admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal submersion injuries. Many of these injuries are severe, leading to lifelong debilitation and expensive medical treatment. When injuries … Read More

What is the Difference Between a Wrongful Death and a Survival Action?

In October, a jury found that electronic defects in a 2005 Toyota Camry caused the car to accelerate suddenly, crash into a wall, kill a passenger and cause serious driver injuries. Toyota had to pay $3 million in compensatory damages to the victim’s family. In Georgia, if a relative dies in an accident, the family … Read More