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Why Does My Child Need a Conservator?

Why Does My Child Need a Conservator?

More and more, McGarity & Efstration, LLC sees cases that require a conservator for a child who receives money or property. A conservator may need to be appointed when a child receives money or property by way of inheritance, life insurance, gift or a legal...

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Estate Planning for New Parents, What to Do

Estate Planning for New Parents, What to Do

As a new parent, you’re focused on your bundle of joy and with so many things to do, estate planning for new parents is easy to dismiss. You may have already charted the course of your child’s life. But, have you considered what could happen if you can’t be...

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Why Do I Need to Plan for My Estate?

Why Do I Need to Plan for My Estate?

The thought of estate planning – and even dying someday — can make some of us feel uncomfortable. Why Do I Need to Plan for My Estate? Estate planning may seem like a burden, but the process of facing the issues involved and outlining your plans can actually...

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What are the Benefits of a Trust?

What are the Benefits of a Trust?

A trust can play an essential part in your estate plan and give you flexibility in your decision-making about your future. What are the benefits of a trust? Because trusts are so important, it’s good to understand more about them and how they may help you and...

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Do’s And Dont’s After The Crash

Do’s And Dont’s After The Crash

Being in an auto crash is unnerving, and usually leaves one feeling disoriented. Although there are important action steps to take immediately following a crash, it may be difficult to think of them on the spot.

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Adequate Security is Apartment Complex Managers’ Responsibility

Adequate Security is Apartment Complex Managers’ Responsibility

A University of South Florida student was abducted and shot in the head three times during a carjacking at her apartment complex.

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Paying Your Medical Bills After an Accident

Paying Your Medical Bills After an Accident

According to researchers at Harvard Medical School, debt for medical expenses accounted for 62% of all bankruptcies in 2007, up from 46% in 2001.

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Pharmacy Errors — Receiving Compensation for Your Harm

Pharmacy Errors — Receiving Compensation for Your Harm

A Houston, Texas mother is suing her local pharmacy for a prescription error that led to the death of her daughter. In August, 6-year-old Jadalyn died after taking a dose of liquid morphine that was 10 times the strength she was prescribed.

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Suing Slow Drivers for Damages

Suing Slow Drivers for Damages

Most states, including Georgia, follow a set of standards known as the Uniform Vehicle Code. One of the rules of this code is that drivers must keep right if they are traveling slower than the speed of traffic.

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Suing For Cyclospora-Related Illness

Suing For Cyclospora-Related Illness

This past August, Atlanta Magazine reported that the national cyclospora outbreak infected 353 people throughout 15 states, including Georgia. Cyclospora is a one-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis or cyclospora infection.

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Medical Malpractice Claims Following a Birth Injury

Medical Malpractice Claims Following a Birth Injury

While significant birth injuries account for less than 2 percent of neonatal deaths, non-fatal birth injuries are fairly commonplace. On average, there are between six and eight birth injuries for every 1,000 live births.

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Holding Toy Companies Liable for Injuries

Holding Toy Companies Liable for Injuries

This past July, national news sources reported that Baby Einstein, an Atlanta-based toy company, was forced to recall more than 400,000 baby jumpers after receiving reports of more than 60 injuries. The recall included a number of models that sold nationwide by major retailers such as Toys R Us and Amazon.

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Injured in an Amusement Park— When Can You Sue?

Injured in an Amusement Park— When Can You Sue?

This past July, a woman was killed in Six Flags Over Texas when she fell off a roller coaster during a sudden maneuver. According to a witness at the scene, before the ride started the woman expressed concern to a park employee that she was not properly secured in her seat.

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When Nursing Homes Cause Harm

When Nursing Homes Cause Harm

Statistics compiled by the National Center on Elder Abuse show that nearly nine out of ten nursing homes fail to provide adequate patient care and that more than a third of nursing homes have violated elder abuse laws. The Federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 defines abuse as purposefully inflicting injury to a nursing home patient and defines neglect as failing to provide necessary care.

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Driving With Worn Tires Can Cause Car Accidents

Driving With Worn Tires Can Cause Car Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9 percent of passenger cars in the United States have at least one bad tire. According to an earlier NHTSA study cited in the report, more than 400 deaths, nearly 11,000 non-fatal injuries and more than 78,000 crashes occur annually due to flat tires or blowouts.

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Motorcycle Safety Can Save Lives

Motorcycle Safety Can Save Lives

In July, local news sources in Gwinnett County reported on a crash in Norcross where a motorcyclist was killed by a driver who did not yield while making a left turn. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to severe accidents because they are largely unprotected and often hard to see. Therefore, they need to take extra care to avoid accidents by following safety precautions and adhering to the rules of the road.

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Georgia’s New Youth Concussion Law

Georgia’s New Youth Concussion Law

This past April, Georgia became the 46th state to enact a youth concussion law. Georgia’s law was passed following the publication of a number of studies emphasizing the seriousness and prevalence of concussions in youth sports.

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What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

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.

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About the Firm

McGarity & Efstration, LLC is located in Buford, Georgia and serves clients in and around Metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia.

Buford Office

1305 Mall of Georgia Boulevard
Suite 100
Buford, Georgia 30519

Phone: 877.851.4261
Fax: 770.932.8437