When an individual suffers an unanticipated injury, it may result in intense pain, periods off work, extraordinary medical expenses and other hardships. Those who suffer these adverse consequences may have a right to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit to receive compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. Because we know that those injured by the carelessness of others usually do not have legal training, our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have endeavored to provide information on a range of issues regarding legal claims and available remedies. Although we discuss an extremely broad spectrum of topics, we know that you may have concerns about your specific case. We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Twenty-five people are recuperating from accident-related injuries following Friday night's trolley crash.* One rider stated that she was on the phone one moment, and then the next moment, she was flying across the trolley train. The rider hit a pole and sustained a concussion and a broken nose.
Whenever you are involved in any sort of vehicle collision, you could suffer debilitating injuries, skyrocketing medical expenses, and significant periods of inability to perform duties at home or in the workplace. However, motorcycle riders injured by negligent drivers face a special kind of challenge. While the popularity of motorcycles has expanded the demographics of riders to include everyone from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to movie stars, some people cling to outdated notions of the “outlaw rider.” These negative stereotypes can taint jurors, skew the testimony of witnesses, and lead to false assumptions about rider behavior.
SURFSIDE, FLORIDA - The Surfside building collapse death toll has tragically risen to 64 victims. According to Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, authorities decided to shift their search and rescue effort to a recovery effort. Levine Cava stated that four more victims were recovered last Thursday and the Miami-Dade Police Department identified five more collapse victims last Thursday evening.
New studies are showing an increase in the number of traumatic brain injuries amongst people aged 65 and older. There are approximately 270,000 cases of traumatic brain injuries per year. Fortunately, 90% of traumatic brain injuries are considered mild cases.
Vape pens and Juul e-cigarettes are incredibly dangerous. Not only are the substances used in the e-cigarettes and vape pens extremely toxic to inhale, but the product itself is also inherently dangerous. Many people have been seriously injured and sustained severe burns after their e-cigarette or vape pen exploded while using them or when stored in a pocket. At least one person died after a vape pen blew up and blasted shrapnel into his face and head, killing him.
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - According to Valisure, an online laboratory and pharmacy, recent tests of several popular sunscreen brands were found to contain high levels of benzene.*
Pedestrian incidents often result in severe injuries and fatalities. The term, pedestrian, has been expanded to include walkers, runners, scooter users, and cyclists. A pedestrian accident happens when a walker, jogger, or bicyclist is struck by a motorized vehicle such as a car, motorcycle, bus, or even another pedestrian.
ORLANDO, FL - Orlando's key theme parks self-reported the most severe injuries to park visitors from January 2021 through March 2021.* According to a recent report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The incidents report range from motion sickness to hip injuries.
CALIFORNIA - A lawsuit filed by the families of the nine fallen Marines blames the Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) vehicle's manufacturer for "documented mechanical issues" leading to the tragedy that could have been preventable. The U.S. Marine Corps' command investigation showed a "combination of human and mechanical errors" is what caused the fatal sinking of an AAV off of the San Clemente Island. The incident tragically killed a Navy sailor and eight Marines. The Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) released the incident report involving the fatal accident last July.
A jury has awarded a family $29.5 million in a lawsuit that alleged their daughter sustained brain damage after MedicWest negligently failed to manage their daughter's anaphylactic shock. According to the news report, the adult daughter accidentally consumed peanut butter, to which she is highly allergic. The woman did not know the pretzels she had consumed had peanut butter in them. The EMS service, MedicWest Ambulance, was the service provider at the event. The woman sustained a lack of oxygen to her brain under MedicWest Ambulance's care for a few minutes causing terrible consequences.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Hyundai's Kona full-electric crossover owners are complaining that Hyundai is botching a major recall. The complaints include poor communication and repair delays. Hyundai said that it would replace the defective battery systems in about 82,000 Hyundai's Kona electric vehicles (EV) after reports of Kona electric vehicles catching fire.
AUGUSTA, GA - An Army veteran is raising awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by walking across the United States. The army veteran began his walk in February of 2020 following the death of his grandfather. When Stephen Meyers walks into a state, he meets with various organizations to teach about healthier ways of coping with traumatic experiences.
A group of rideshare drivers has sent rideshare companies a list of demands to improve safety. The demands include passenger verification, mandatory profile photos, and voice-activated panic buttons. The list of safety demands is in response to a recent kidnapping and sexual assault of a Chicago Uber driver.
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