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Can I Sue an EMT or Paramedic? Published in Car Accidents,Liability on March 17, 2020.

Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMT) provide invaluable life-saving services as first responders to car crashes and other accidents. These individuals make life-saving decisions every day as they address critical injuries and transport people in need of emergency care. We assume EMT’s are held to the same standards as other practitioners, such as doctors and nurses. That is often the case. However,… READ MORE

Are Babysitters Liable for Injuries? Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Liability,negligence on March 15, 2020.

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

Does a “Beware of Dog” Sign Protect Me From Liability? Published in Dog bites and Animal Attacks, Warning Signs?,Liability on March 6, 2020.

The average pet owner treats pets like family. Dogs are beloved additions to the home, and most Georgia residents take the time and effort to raise them carefully. Unfortunately, there are always exceptions to the rule, and some people coddle or make excuses for aggressive dogs without ever taking the proper precautions to avoid a dog-bite incident. It’s popular among… READ MORE

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

Who is Liable for Skydiving Accidents? Published in Liability on April 10, 2017.

Some leisure activities inherently entail a degree of danger. Skydiving is one such activity, and while many people consider skydiving the ultimate adrenaline rush, it is incredibly dangerous and relies on several important considerations. Skydiving accidents often result in death, and a victim’s surviving friends and family may wonder if there are options for legal recourse. Assumed Risk Most companies… 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

What is “Strict Liability”? Published in Liability on July 1, 2016.

A serious injury from an accident, no matter what caused it, can be devastating. You may have to deal with costly hospital bills and other expenditures. And if you have to miss time from work, you may have trouble coming up with the money to pay for these expenses. In situations such as these, recovering damages from the parties responsible… 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 a Person Tries to Help but Hurts Further, Are They at Fault? Published in Car Accidents,Liability on May 2, 2016.

In situations where someone needs medical assistance but no professional help is readily available, good Samaritans may feel called into action to assist the injured party in any way possible – performing CPR , the Heimlich maneuver, or trespassing to assist someone. But many people who would otherwise be willing to help are hindered by their fear of being involved in… READ MORE

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