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Bowling Accident Causes Cake Boss Star to Impale Hand In New Jersey

September 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY- writes that a bowling accident caused a start from the show "Cake Boss" to impale his hand. The victim was attempting to repair a bowling pin mechanism when the machine impaled his hand. A bowling pin was reportedly lodged in the cage mechanism, and as he attempted to remove the pin, his hand became trapped.*

Airman Dies in Accident, Safety Protocol Violations Reported

September 27, 2020

FL- writes that an Airman 1st Class died in a 2,000-yard swim during a training event at the Air Force Combat Dive Center this spring. The investigation into the incident determined that the Air Education and Training Command failed to follow adequate safety protocols prior to the accident. The guidelines indicate that in order to protect the trainees, each is meant to be tethered to another swimmer of approximately the same ability. By doing so, no one is at risk of being stranded alone when something goes wrong. The victim was not tethered to another soldier at the time of his tragic death.*

Unstable Loads Led to Capsize of Golden Ray

September 27, 2020

PORT OF BRUNSWICK, GA- writes that last year, the Golden Ray capsized after leaving from Georgia's Port of Brunswick. An investigation into the incident led to evidence suggesting that the ship may have been loaded improperly, leaving is less stable on the water. A US Coast Guard lieutenant stated in a hearing this week that the Golden Ray was loaded with a top-heavy and unstable load.*

Officers in Georgia Undergo Traffic Stop Safety Training

September 25, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- writes that police officers in Georgia are undergoing training to help them safely respond to car crashes. Traffic incidents are often deadly for police officers, and one of the main problems is that when an officer is working at a crash site, other drivers passing by may fail to pay attention or drive too close to the police vehicles and end up causing a crash.* 

Pedestrian Fatalities Plague Columbus, Georgia (GA)

September 23, 2020

COLUMBUS, GA- writes that police have noticed a rise in pedestrian death in Columbus, Georgia, this year. Thus far, six pedestrians have died in the city. Data indicates that pedestrian deaths account for a remarkably high percentage of the traffic victims in Columbus. Last year, 42 percent of those killed in crashes were not in cars at the time. Two of those incidents took place on Victory Drive, and another four occurred on the same road in 2020.*

CDC Conducting Study on Dockless Scooter Use

September 22, 2020

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting the first epidemiological study into dockless scooter use. The study will analyze data from Austin, Texas, and will partner with Austin Public Health and the Austin Transportation Department to report on the health effects of scooters. 

Truck Crash Act of God Defense Fails in $21 Million Lawsuit

September 21, 2020

GEORGIA- writes that a tragic pedestrian truck crash resulted in a 21 million dollar verdict against a truck company. The truck company's insurers attempted to challenge the massive verdict arguing various potential defenses, including that the collision was an "act of God" for which they should not be held liable.*

Recovering Compensation After an Accident Causing Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis

September 21, 2020

Individuals who have suffered a serious spinal cord injury or who have been left paralyzed following an accident quickly discover that attending to their needs and continuing to meet their personal and family obligations is challenging if not possible at all. It can be difficult to know how much compensation is needed, much less how much can be reasonably obtained through a potential case. 

Bradley Crashes Killed Two Fort Hood Soldiers

September 17, 2020

USA- writes that the mother of a soldier killed in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle accident last year has been involved in an investigation into the tragic accident. The incident impacted several military members, all of whom received reprimands and involuntary separations. The commander involved had his rank lowered, and was non-judicially punished for his role in the crash.*

Understanding Complete and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

September 16, 2020

Spinal cord injuries can happen instantaneously and these catastrophic injuries are often devastating. A car or truck crash, a fall down stairs, or a slip and fall at the workplace are all capable of inflicting harm on a person’s spinal cord. The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals from the brain to the rest of the body and from the body to the brain. The spinal cord is an essential part of the central nervous system, and so any damage to the spinal cord can temporarily or permanently interfere with your body’s ability to send and receive these important messages. This, in turn, can dramatically impact your ability to return to work, to provide for your family, or even enjoy the sports and activities that make life pleasurable.

Common Potential Defenses to Injury, Spinal and Paralysis Cases

September 16, 2020

A spinal cord injury or other personal injury resulting in complete or partial paralysis can lead to significant costs for the injury victim in the present and future.  Individuals accused of causing such injuries to others or their insurance companies, may deny responsibility or attempt to mitigate the amount of financial damages for which they may be responsible by alleging a number of defenses, examples below.

Georgia Hands-free Law May Be Responsible for the Drop in Pedestrian Accidents

September 14, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – According to an online news report published on AJC.COM, fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia fell by 16 percent in the first half of 2019.  This is good news considering the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States has been steadily on the rise.  Although this news is positive, some experts believe the decrease may only be a "blip," and the number of fatal accidents could still be rising in the state of Georgia. According to a report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, 116 pedestrians were tragically killed in collisions with motor vehicles in Georgia during the first six months of 2019.  This is down by over 135 for the first six months of 2018.  Nationally, fatal pedestrian accidents increased by about 3 percent or 3,015 deaths during the same period. 

In 2018, there was a sixteen percent increase when compared to data in 2017, per the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2017, 260 pedestrians were hit and killed in the state of Georgia. 

Most Boat Accidents Are Preventable: How to Boat Safely This Labor Day Weekend

September 04, 2020

USA- Boating can lead to dangerous situations when people are not cautious. The importance of boating safely is a paramount concern for Floridians, who are about to enter Labor Day weekend - one of many hot and boat-friendly weekends for the state. Boating is fun, but with the joys of hitting the water, it is important to remember that danger can strike unexpectedly and fast when on a boat.

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Leads to November Deadline for Filing Abuse Claims

August 31, 2020

USA- writes that the Boy Scouts of America is filing bankruptcy, and with that move comes a hard deadline for victims of abuse in which to file claims. The Boy Scouts were plagued by allegations of abuse at the hands of Scout Leaders. While the organization had hoped for an 80-day long period in which survivors could file their claims, the date set by the court has allowed for six months since a judges order from earlier this year.*

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.