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Blog Archive - March, 2012

15 Articles

Fatal Hall County Run Off the Road Accident Sad Reminder of SUV Rollover Dangers

March 29, 2012

A fatal SUV accident at the end of last year, involving a man who was reported missing after he left home provides a sad reminder that while SUVs have improved greatly in terms of safety, they continue to pose a substantial risk of causing serious, life-altering injuries and even fatalities. The Gainesville man was missing for several days before he was discovered by utility crews.

Fatal New Year's Eve Crash Reveals Dangers of Unsafe Emergency Responders

March 19, 2012

A fatal accident during the hours preceding the Chik-Fil-A Bowl involved a patrol car that collided with another vehicle in an intersection collision. The fatal collision resulted in the tragic death of the wife of a trainer for the Atlanta Braves. The accident occurred when the officer’s squad car allegedly ran a red light when entering an intersection while on the way to a traffic stop to assist another officer. Media reports regarding the fatal intersection collision indicate that the patrol car had its lights on, but not its siren. The family of the accident victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit based on the fatal intersection accident.

Student Receives $300,000 Award for Bullying . . . by a Teacher

March 16, 2012

Although it can be upsetting when one's child is the victim of bullying, the problem is far more serious when the bully is one's teacher. The parents of a 14-year-old special-needs student in Ohio were recently awarded a judgment in a civil lawsuit of $300,000 because their daughter was bullied by her teacher in the classroom.

New Study Quantifies the High Cost of Car Accidents Resulting in Injuries

March 16, 2012

While most people are well aware that motor vehicle accidents involving serious injuries can result in enormous financial challenges, a new study quantifies the staggering amount of this financial burden. According to a new study released by AAA, the average cost of a motor vehicle accident that results in a fatality is $6 million while the average cost of an accident resulting in injury is $126,000.

Careless Handling of Firearms a Catalyst for Tragic Firearm Accidents

March 13, 2012

Firearms when not safely manufactured, used or stored can result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Thousands of people are killed annually in firearm accidents according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these victims are children who are involved in accidental shootings where the firearm was not properly secured.

Massive Recall Covers 850,000 Child Safety Restraints

March 01, 2012

If you are a parent with small children, it is likely that you consider your child's car seat an invaluable piece of safety equipment. Parents across Georgia buckle up their children in a car safety seat everyday presuming the child restraint system will protect their child in the event of a serious car accident.

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