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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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  • Truck Driver Health Issues Can be Dangerous
    Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous accidents that often lead to serious injuries. Truck drivers are professional drivers who – as a result – are held to more exacting safety standards. Trucking, however, is sedentary work that requires long hours behind the wheel. The lifestyle itself can lead to health issues that render truck drivers more […]
  • Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Serious Injuries
    When you get behind the wheel of your car, you take on the immense responsibility of helping to keep our roads safe for everyone who travels on them. When drivers, instead, allow themselves to become distracted by anything other than safely adhering to the rules of the road, they endanger everyone with whom they share […]
  • Study Indicates that Georgia Drivers Are Among the Worst Tailgaters
    Tailgating means driving too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, and it is dangerous at any speed. In fact, a new study forwarded by WSBTV in Atlanta finds that Georgia’s drivers are among the worst offenders when it comes to this dangerous practice. No matter where you happen to be, however, it’s important […]
  • Common Causes of School Slip and Falls
    When you send your children off to school each day, you expect them to learn in an environment that’s safe for them. If instead, your child is injured, it is very upsetting. The fact is, however, that schools and school grounds can be rife with risk factors related to slip and fall accidents. If your […]