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Watch Out for More Trucks on the Road at the End of the Year Published in truck accident,Uncategorized on December 9, 2019.

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, expect to see more of… READ MORE

Deadly Construction Accident in Downtown Macon Published in Uncategorized on November 12, 2019.

A deadly construction accident recently occurred at a worksite that was located near Spring Street, located in downtown Macon. The accident occurred when one of the construction workers fell from a bridge that was approximately 30 feet tall.  The September 6, 2019, incident involved metal decking that was located at the top of a bridge. When the decking unexpectedly collapsed,… READ MORE

Study Indicates that Georgia Drivers Are Among the Worst Tailgaters Published in Uncategorized on October 1, 2019.

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 to recognize that when drivers… READ MORE

Industries with Significant Risks of Fall Accidents Published in Uncategorized,Workers Compensation on July 9, 2019.

There is no good place to experience a serious accident, but incurring an injury at work can lead to some significant challenges. Working through the workers’ compensation claims process in Macon, Georgia, can be complicated and confusing. Depending on your employer, many companies will fight to reduce the compensation you’re awarded in order to keep their costs down. This can… READ MORE

How is a Brain Injury Settlement Calculated? Published in Uncategorized on October 25, 2018.

Even a minor brain injury can be incredibly disruptive to a person’s life. A serious brain injury can permanently impact a person’s ability to walk, speak, work or care for themselves independently. In serious cases, a person who has experienced a traumatic brain injury may need 24-hour care. If an injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, a lawsuit may be able… READ MORE

What are the most common causes for motorcycle accidents? Published in Uncategorized on February 1, 2018.

According to statistics, motorcycles are thirty-five times more likely to be in a fatal crash than passenger vehicles. The thrill and economy of open-air travel on two wheels is dampened by the unique risks associated with motorcycle riding. Drivers traveling on either two or four wheels should be aware of the dangers and this post lists the most common causes… READ MORE

Is your healthcare information really and what is patient privacy? Published in Uncategorized on April 10, 2017.

Most people know that what they say to a doctor is confidential because of HIPAA and the privacy laws. But is it really? It has been more than 20 years since the last update concerning patient privacy and the worry is that those laws have not kept up with technology and recent trends. An article was recently published questioning this… 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

Police report sufficient evidence to fault in a two party accident? Published in Uncategorized on March 3, 2017.

There are a couple things that we have to keep in mind to answer this question: 1)Insurance companies will avoid responsibility at all costs; 2) accident reports are not always accurate; police officers are human too. The basic scenario is goes like this: Driver 1 was turning left into a parking lot, driver 2 was traveling straight at a high… READ MORE

What Is Chinese Drywall, is it Toxic, How Can I Tell? Published in Uncategorized on February 12, 2017.

If you had drywall installed in your home in America between 2001 and 2009, it is possible that your home contains harmful contaminants. As of 2015, more than 4,000 homeowners have reported health problems related to drywall imported from China during this time period. Chinese drywall installed especially in 2006–2007 may contain high levels of sulfur, causing myriad health problems… 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 […]