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How to Prove Nursing Home Negligence in Macon Published in negligence,nursing home abuse on November 17, 2019.

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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  • Watch Out for More Trucks on the Road at the End of the Year
    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 […]