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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

Does Speeding Kill? What Are Some Speeding Facts? Published in Uncategorized on February 2, 2017.

Every driver is guilty of speeding at one time or another. It is easy to zip through Macon, on your commute to work or struggle to make it to an appointment on time to miss a speed limit sign. Speed limits aren’t just in place to impose fines, they exist for the safety of drivers and pedestrians. Speeding is a… 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

Leaf Blower Safety Tips for Summer Months Published in Uncategorized on June 1, 2016.

Many homeowners don’t bother reading the safety tips or instruction manuals for their everyday appliances. They buy a product, throw the box and manual away, and figure out how it operates along the way. If you have this trial-and-error mindset when it comes to your tools of choice, you could be at risk of sustaining a mild to serious injury… READ MORE

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    Now more than ever, people rely upon ridesharing vehicles and companies, like Uber and Lyft, for transportation – especially in urban areas. However, these vehicles can still be involved in serious motor vehicle collisions. In some instances, the driver of the ridesharing vehicle might be to blame, while at other times, another motor vehicle driver […]
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  • What is the Process for a Workers’ Compensation Case in Macon?
    Injuries sustained while a worker is on the job can be sudden and painful. Fortunately, there is a mechanism in place by which injured workers can pursue compensation for those injuries from their employers. This process is known as workers’ compensation. When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation could act as your safety […]
  • The Most Common Injuries at Work
    According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured in a workplace accident every 7 seconds. In many cases, these injuries occur in completely preventable accidents and leave victims with significant medical expenses, an inability to work, and lingering medical problems that can affect them for months or even years. Here are some […]