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Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving on May 4, 2017.

This is an update to our previous distracted driving post. Because of the weather, increased traffic, and holidays, April and May are “distracted driving awareness” months. The Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) released the updated statistics concerning distracted driving and motor vehicle accidents. (Click here for an summary article of the statistics). As the article illustrates many states including Georgia have laws… READ MORE

Can I Sue for Airplane Turbulence and In-Flight Injuries? Published in Airplane Injury on April 30, 2017.

Every year, thousands of airline passengers suffer various forms of injuries while en route to their destinations. The most common injuries include slips and falls in the airplane aisles, bumps from falling luggage or beverage carts, and other injuries from plane turbulence. Injured people in these situations may be wondering if they have any options for legal action against the… READ MORE

Trampoline Safety Tips Published in Uncategorized on April 25, 2017.

Spring has officially sprung, and while the days may feel cold, warmer weather is just around the corner. April is when we bring our patio furniture out of storage, fire up the grill, and begin enjoying time outdoors. For some of us, it’s also time to take an inaugural jump on the trampoline. Whether you’re setting up your own, or… READ MORE

Is the Airline Responsible When Children Fly Alone? Published in Airplane Injury on April 22, 2017.

As the summer travel season approaches, parents are beginning to plan their vacations. Each year, thousands of children travel alone to visit relatives, old friends, and attend summer camps. Though most of these trips go smoothly, there is always the chance that a child will miss a connecting flight or get lost in the busy airplane shuffle. For many parents,… READ MORE

What Can I Do if My Child Was Injured in a Public Pool? Published in Pool Injury on April 20, 2017.

Pools are great places to cool off and relax during hot weather, but pool owners have a responsibility to their swimmers to ensure a safe environment. If your child suffers an injury in a public pool, the resulting lawsuit will typically fall under the purview of premises liability law. Property owners must ensure their premises pose no hazards to guests… READ MORE

Who is Responsible for Beach Injuries? Published in Beach Injury on April 18, 2017.

As the spring break and summer travel season begins, families are planning their beach getaways. Whether you live near the water, frequently visit a community pool, or are traveling to an exotic destination, water and sunshine are part of what make this time of year so special. But what starts as a fun day in the sun may take a… READ MORE

My Son Was Injured in a Botched Circumcision. Now What? Published in medical malpractice on April 14, 2017.

For all parents, the decision to circumcise is personal. The American Academy of Pediatrics, after a thorough review of scientific literature, announced in 2012 that the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks. However, the benefits of circumcising aren’t great enough to encourage universal circumcision. Parents are encouraged to make the decision based on their ethical, cultural, and religious beliefs.… READ MORE

What Is and Isn’t Medical Malpractice? Published in medical malpractice on April 12, 2017.

You may hear a lot about medical malpractice, and wonder if you have a case. Medical malpractice follows a certain set of criteria, and providers have gotten much better in protecting themselves against lawsuits. Learn what you can sue for – and what medical malpractice is not. What Is Medical Malpractice? In a legal sense, we say medical malpractice occurs… READ MORE

What to Do if Your New House Has Toxic Mold Published in Toxic Mold on April 11, 2017.

You’ve finally done it. Your offer was accepted and an inspection revealed your home was in good shape. After months of waiting and negotiating, you finally have the keys to your new home. Unfortunately, after a few days, you notice a telltale musty odor. Could you have toxic mold infesting your new home? Is your family safe? Can you hold… READ MORE

How Do I Prove Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis? Published in medical malpractice on April 11, 2017.

Medical malpractice leads to thousands of lawsuits each year in the United States. While some forms of malpractice, such as gross negligence or surgical errors, are easy to prove, it can be difficult to prove a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis as malpractice. To win a medical malpractice lawsuit for a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove the… READ MORE

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  • Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise
    This is an update to our previous distracted driving post. Because of the weather, increased traffic, and holidays, April and May are “distracted driving awareness” months. The Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) released the updated statistics concerning distracted driving and motor vehicle accidents. (Click here for an summary article of the statistics). As the article illustrates many […]
  • Can I Sue for Airplane Turbulence and In-Flight Injuries?
    Every year, thousands of airline passengers suffer various forms of injuries while en route to their destinations. The most common injuries include slips and falls in the airplane aisles, bumps from falling luggage or beverage carts, and other injuries from plane turbulence. Injured people in these situations may be wondering if they have any options […]
  • Trampoline Safety Tips
    Spring has officially sprung, and while the days may feel cold, warmer weather is just around the corner. April is when we bring our patio furniture out of storage, fire up the grill, and begin enjoying time outdoors. For some of us, it’s also time to take an inaugural jump on the trampoline. Whether you’re […]
  • Is the Airline Responsible When Children Fly Alone?
    As the summer travel season approaches, parents are beginning to plan their vacations. Each year, thousands of children travel alone to visit relatives, old friends, and attend summer camps. Though most of these trips go smoothly, there is always the chance that a child will miss a connecting flight or get lost in the busy […]