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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

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

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

Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

On June 23, 40-year-old motorcyclist Francisco Oscar Ramirez of Doraville, Georgia, was killed in front of a Family Dollar store when an oncoming driver tried to make a left-hand turn into the store’s parking lot and struck him. According to The Hurt Report, a 1981 national study on motorcycle accident cause factors, “The most frequent … Read More

What Makes Truck Accident Cases Different from Car Accidents

Truck accidents are oftentimes harder to litigate than car accident cases. Truckers are professionally licensed, have ample insurance, and work for large companies with extensive legal resources. Thankfully, we can help you prepare. First, we notify the trucking company that there is a pending claim The first thing we do in truck accident cases is … Read More

What Good Can A Wrongful Death Claim Do?

No sum of money can ever fully compensate those suffering the loss caused by a wrongful death. However, a wrongful death claim can help you recover some of the financial losses incurred from losing your loved one, and help you move forward in the grieving process. The ‘value’ of the deceased can be covered Under … Read More

How To Recognize A Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health phenomenon. Every year at least 1.7 million TBIs are reported, and TBI contributes to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States. The major causes of TBI are falls, accidents (auto accidents or being struck by an object) and assaults. The Centers for Disease … Read More

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim And How Can I File One?

If someone ― either through carelessness or criminal activity ― has caused the death of anyone in your family, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation from the at-fault party. That lawsuit is known as a wrongful death claim. The damages you can recover in a successful wrongful death suit include … Read More

Georgia Boating Safety – Protect Yourself on Lake Lanier

The tragic boating deaths of three youths last summer on Lake Lanier prompted the Georgia state legislature to pass harsher safety laws. On April 23, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 136, which lowers the legal blood alcohol limit for boating from 0.10 to 0.08. The legal blood alcohol limit for boating under … Read More