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How to Prove Nursing Home Negligence in Macon Published in negligence,nursing home abuse on December 17, 2018.

The elderly comprise one of the most vulnerable groups of people. When your older loved one is no longer able to care for themselves, you might end up moving them into a nursing home. Unfortunately, older adults are not always cared for in the way they should be, and many are victims of neglect. If you are in the Macon,… READ MORE

What is a Single Car Accident, How Common Are They? Published in Car Accidents,negligence,Personal Injury on August 7, 2017.

There’s no denying that it’s stressful, frightening, and often embarrassing to be involved in an automobile accident – as well as straining on one’s finances. However, when you’re in an accident that involves only one vehicle, all those negative emotions and stigma feel especially strong. Of course, the driver isn’t always automatically at fault, even in a single-vehicle crash, and… READ MORE

What if I Was Hurt, Injured, Attacked, or Fight Victim at a Concert? Published in Liability,negligence,Personal Injury,Uncategorized on March 11, 2017.

Concerts are a great way to socialize, have fun with friends, and enjoy your favorite bands in Georgia. Unfortunately, they can also be the sites of dangerous mosh pits, fistfights, physical assaults, overcrowding, and building hazards. When things get out of hand at a concert due to lack of security measures, unsafe premises, or violent concertgoers, the situation can quickly… READ MORE

Comparative Negligence vs. Contributory Negligence Published in negligence on September 28, 2016.

Imagine the Following Scenarios: Accident #1- Sally is in her car and is in a hurry because she is late for work. Sally is speeding, but Tom runs a stop sign and T-bone’s Sally. Accident #2- Sally is in her car, stopped at a stop sign, when Tom traveling behind Sally slams into the back of Sally. Results: Under both… READ MORE

Are Babysitters Liable for Injuries? Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Liability,negligence on September 15, 2016.

Babysitters give parents a much needed reprieve from the stress of juggling childcare with daily life. While most babysitters are prepared to act responsibly, some untrained caregivers may act carelessly or ignorantly and contribute to a serious injury. If you rely on a professional or part-time babysitter during the workday or occasional night off, this is what you should know… READ MORE

What’s the “July Effect” and What Are the Legal Implications? Published in Liability,negligence on May 26, 2016.

The “July Effect” is more ominous than it sounds. It has nothing to do with sunny weather, an influx of tourists, or the start of summer – instead, it’s the euphemism given to the time of year when US medical students, interns, and residents take on new clinical responsibilities, sometimes with dire consequences. Although hospitals around America have historically denied any… READ MORE

If I Provoked Someone To Act Negligently, Am I Partially to Blame? Published in negligence on May 12, 2016.

Most people are under the impression that it’s harder than it actually is to instigate a lawsuit. In this day and age, however, more and more people are going to court for negligent or dangerous behavior – even if the guilty party didn’t think they were doing anything wrong. Every day, commonplace grievances can easily get out of hand under… READ MORE

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    In Georgia, all employers comply with federal laws that require worker’s compensation insurance. Any employer who hires more than one worker purchases adequate coverage for all workers. If a worker is injured, the employer file an insurance claim to cover certain expenses for the worker. A denial of worker’s compensation benefits often leads to a […]
  • Which Parties are Accountable In Truck Accidents?
    Thousands of people are injured in trucking accidents every year. When an accident involves a commercial trucking vehicle, these accidents are often quite serious due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. A common question that accident victims may ask a Macon truck accident attorney is, “who can be held liable for a trucking […]
  • Has Georgia’s ‘Hands Free’ Law Created Safer Driving?
    Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points […]
  • How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident
    In Georgia civil cases, which is the category under which a claim for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident falls, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the negligence of the at-fault driver, also known as the defendant, caused the accident. The post How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident appeared first on Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law.