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Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself

I slipped and fell what do I do? Published in Dog bites and Animal Attacks, Warning Signs?,Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Liability,Premises liability on July 12, 2017.

In Georgia, Slip or trip and fall accident, are considered in most cases are covered under premises liability. These cases commonly result in injuries caused by the owner or his custodian’s negligent maintenance of his or her property. In many cases, these falls may not seem serious at first; however, they can disrupt and have life changing effects on the… READ MORE

Pool Safety Tips, Summer’s Coming, Stay Safe While Staying Cool! Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Personal Injury,Safety,Uncategorized on February 1, 2017.

Summer wouldn’t be the same without dips in the pool, but is your family safe from common pool-related accidents and injuries? Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death in children between one and four years old. If you have children in the house or in your neighborhood, it is your responsibility to keep your pool safe. Pool safety… READ MORE

Prevent Injuries to Toddlers from Falling, Climbing, and Grabbing Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Safety,Uncategorized on February 1, 2017.

Toddlers are notorious for getting into things they shouldn’t. It is in a child’s nature to crawl, pull up, and eventually walk. Unfortunately for parents, it is also in a child’s nature to climb, fall, and grab. At this age, your home can seem like a war zone, full of potential hazards for your child. Knowing how to prevent injuries… 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

How Can I Prevent Furniture Tip-Overs with Children in the House? Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself on August 1, 2016.

The injury of a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, some of the worst accidents happen at home. One of the most common and most preventable is when children sustain injuries from tipping furniture. Every day, parents rush children to the emergency room because a piece of furniture tipped over and fell on them. Growing children get bumps and… READ MORE

My Neighbor is Harassing Me. What Should I Do? Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself on July 4, 2016.

Your home should be your safe haven, free from the stresses of work and the outside world. When a harassing neighbor disrupts your home life, your wellbeing might be at stake. You don’t want to take the harassment, but what can you do to stop it, once and for all? Determine the Root of the Problem The first step in… READ MORE

Am I Liable if a Contractor Is Injured in My House? Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself on April 13, 2016.

Many homeowners assume contractors working in their houses are protected by company insurance and that an injury on the job won’t be the homeowner’s responsibility. Unfortunately, the homeowner can be sued and held liable for worker injuries – amounting to thousands of dollars in legal costs. There are ways to reduce your risk of being sued for damages by injured… READ MORE

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    Trucks drive our economy. After all, they deliver the goods that we, as consumers, demand. And demand is never higher than around the holiday season at the end of each year. Commercial trucks are a big part of the traffic we deal with every day, but as we head toward the end of the year, […]
  • Intoxicated Drivers Are a Huge Risk during the Holidays
    The holidays are nearly upon us, and that means there’s a lot to look forward to. The holidays also mean, however, that there are more  drivers on the road – and increased accidents are the result. The holidays and adult beverages often go together, but when motorists fail to take their responsibility to drive safely […]
  • Appealing a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim
    If you have suffered an injury or illness while you were at your job and while you were working in the course of your employment, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In some instances, however, employers and their insurance companies deny these benefits for workers’ compensation. For example, your employer might allege that […]
  • Truck Accidents in Rainy or Foggy Conditions
    Truck accidents can occur in any weather conditions, but they are more likely when the weather is rainy or foggy. When road surfaces are wet, trucks can hydroplane, causing them to collide with other vehicles. Moreover, foggy conditions can reduce visibility, leading to a collision with another vehicle. Some truck drivers fail to operate their […]