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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, major medical expenses and loss of earnings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bicycle Accidents — Getting the Damages You Deserve

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A GEORGIA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Have you suffered a serious accident? Does your recovery involve long-term expenses, such as medical bills and lost wages?

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GEORGIA SLIP AND FALL

Imagine you are in a grocery store. You slip and fall on a piece of cabbage. Will the grocery store pay for your injuries?

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TRUCK DRIVERS HOURS-OF-SERVICE REVISED FOR SAFETY

Driver error causes 90% of truck accidents. Tired drivers have more accidents ― and truck accidents are particularly deadly. Thankfully, federal rules have recently become stricter for truckers. In particular, truckers’ hours-of-service, or the amount of time they are allowed to drive per week, has decreased.

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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.

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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.

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CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES: DEFINING THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS

Earlier this year, a crane collapsed onto a construction site in Queens, New York, seriously injuring seven workers, three of who were pinned.

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GEORGIA’S DOG BITE LAW

Georgia ranks ninth in the country for dog bite claims. State Farm reports that in 2012, it paid out a total of $3.3 million for 121 dog bite claims in Georgia alone.

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TOP 5 CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011 truck accidents caused 50% of vehicle fatalities in the state of Georgia.

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WHAT CAN I RECOVER IF I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER?

Drunk driving can be a costly mistake for any perpetrator, including celebrities. Take former Fox 5 broadcast anchor Amanda Davis, whose DUI in November ruined her career.

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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