Blog Archive - February, 2015


11 Articles

200 Car Pileup Provides Reminder of the Risk Associated with Harsh Weather Conditions

February 27, 2015

Harsh weather can increase the risk of deadly collisions, which include multi-car pileups.  Storms involving snow, rain and/or fog can decrease visibility and increase stopping distance.  If drivers fail to slow down and drive with extra caution when road conditions and visibility are compromised, a chain reaction crash involving many vehicles can result in a substantial toll in injuries and/or loss of life.

DeKalb County Jury Returns $3.5 Million Verdict in Trucking Accident Lawsuit

February 27, 2015

Our DeKalb County motor vehicle accident attorneys often hear from crash victims who assume they can proceed without an attorney because liability is fairly clear. However, liability often is much less clear than it might appear at first blush even if an accident report indicates the other driver was at-fault, or the officer issues a traffic citation to the other motorist. While the prospect of an insurance company conceding liability and damages is not unprecedented, it is the exception rather than the rule. Even when an insurer indicates that its policyholder is liable for a loss, the insurer often will dispute the severity of injury and the proper amount of damages. When the insurance carrier tries to lowball the estimated damages associated with a claim, the knowledge, experience and perserverance of your Georgia personal injury attorney can significantly impact the recovery.

$7.5 Million Settlement in Big-Rig Accident Demonstrates Importance of an Experienced Trucking Lawyer

February 23, 2015

When you are involved in a trucking accident, you will invariably face complex issues. The sophisticated nature of large truck accident litigation makes it important to seek out an experienced trucking accident attorney. Some people injured in a collision do not obtain legal advice because they assume they cannot prevail if they are determined to be at-fault by a law enforcement accident report, or they receive a traffic citation. Acceptance of a preliminary determination of fault in a vehicle accident without seeking legal advice is a poor decision under any circumstances. However, the complexity of trucking litigation makes it even more imperative to allow a tractor-trailer accident attorney to conduct an independent evaluation of the facts.

AP Reports Police Will Seek Cell Phone Records of Bruce Jenner Following Fatal Crash

February 23, 2015

Distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents.  Cell phones have played a major role in the increase in crashes involving inattentive drivers.  Given the reputation of the Kardashian clan for self-promotion through social media websites and selfies, the Associated Press report indicating investigators plan to seek Bruce Jenner’s cell phone records following a fatal crash this weekend might not come as a huge surprise.

Car Accident Lawsuit Settles for Over $1.5 Million Despite Lack of Immediate Obvious Injuries

February 23, 2015

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision with a distracted driver, you can suffer severe injuries even at low rates of speed. Because many people accept insurance company representations that serious injuries cannot occur in a collision with minimal vehicle damage, there are injury victims that never even visit the doctor. However, a lack of immediate symptoms or body damage to vehicles at relatively low rates of speed are not reliable indicators of whether a crash results in debilitating injury.

Right to Financial Compensation for Shuttle Bus Accident Injuries

February 03, 2015

Many people hire limousine or shuttle bus companies to provide transportation to the airport or other destinations. While selection of the right transportation provider often is based exclusively on price, an Atlanta shuttle bus crash earlier this year suggests that travelers might also want to consider safety records.

Former NBA All Star Could Face Civil Liability for Accident Caused by Medical Condition

February 03, 2015

There are many causes of auto collisions that result in permanent injuries and fatalities. When a crash victim is injured in a collision with a reckless or negligent driver, the injury victim might have the right to pursue a legal claim for damages. Recovery in a personal injury action requires proving that the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care to avoid injury to others, which actually caused harm to the victim.

New Technology Might Curtail Texting and Driving Accident

February 03, 2015

Distracted driving has become one of the most prevalent causes of traffic-related fatalities. Although distracted driving can take many forms, text messaging constitutes one of the most dangerous ways that drivers multi-task behind the wheel. While thousands of people die because drivers are sending, reading or composing text messages rather than focusing on the road, one such tragic story has inspired a new technology that might one day prevent texting and driving accidents.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes in Georgia

February 03, 2015

Motorcycles offer a cost-efficient means of transportation for commuters and a pleasurable way to enjoy the open road on weekends. If you ride in and around Atlanta, you know that unfortunately there are a number of drivers of passenger vehicles that appear to show little regard for the safety or motorcyclists. The lack of courtesy shown by drivers of cars, trucks and SUVs toward those who ride motorcycles often causes life-altering injuries or fatalities.

$3.7 Million Verdict Against Dental Group for Sexual Assault of Patient Reveals Importance of an Experienced Attorney

February 03, 2015

When patients consent to medical treatment in a medical facility or dental clinic, they anticipate that they will receive medical care consistent with establish professional standards. While many people understand that sometimes medical mistakes and omissions occur, the possibility that a member of a medical care team will commit a sexual assault on an unconscious patient is much harder to imagine.

Hall County Jury Awards $8.45 Million for Unreasonable Delay in Intubation of Baby

February 02, 2015

When an infant suffer distress during or after delivery that causes an interruption in the flow of oxygen to the baby's brain, the result can be devastating injuries that necessitate lifetime supportive care. While not every brain injury to a baby is the result of medical malpractice, sometimes this form of heartbreaking injury can be prevented by proper monitoring and care consistent with established medical standards.

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