Personal Injury

Technology Complicates Person Injury Claim Process

Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives from smart phones, internet use, to security camera systems found in the home, the community, and at work. Technology complicates personal injury claims in some important legal ways, with personal injury lawyers now needing to be acutely aware of the impact modern technology may have on their client’s case. Technology Complicates Pros and Cons While technology has many positive aspects, with a personal injury case, technology complicates the situation in several ways. Technology impacts the presentation and documentation used in a personal injury claim with the availability of devices that […]

Inflatable Bounce House Injuries On The Rise

Reports show that along with the increase in popularity of inflatable bounce house use at public and private events, injuries to children of all ages have skyrocketed. Half of those injured were between six and twelve years of age, and more than a third of bounce house injuries occur in children under the age of five and include arm, leg, head, and neck injuries. https://www.cnn.com/2012/11/26/health/bounce-house-injuries/index.html Inflatable Bounce House Injury Statistics The journal, Pediatrics, published a study that reported that a child was hurt every 46-minutes playing in or on an inflatable. The rate of reported injuries, other than scrapes and […]

Dog Bite Laws in Georgia Changed to Include Snapping

Dog bite laws in the State of Georgia have changed. Previously those who were bitten needed to show that the dog had already bitten someone and the owner knew about it – coined the “first bite rule.” Proving that a dog owner knew their pet had a propensity for violence or was vicious, without any documented reports was often a difficult legal task. Dog Bite Laws Changed The laws have been changed, through the High Court’s ruling, that an attempt to bite in the absence of provocation may be proof of a propensity to bite without provocation. In other words, […]

MARTA Transportation Personal Injuries Common

A personal injury can happen to anyone at any time. Personal injuries that impact your health, well-being, ability to work, attend school, or earn a living can also happen at any time. MARTA, short for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, is the eighth largest rapid transit system in the U.S. by ridership. MARTA transportation personal injuries are a common occurrence in Georgia often becoming necessary to file a personal injury claim. Marta Transportation System The Georgia transit MARTA transportation system includes public transport via bus, heavy rail rapid transit, light rail system, Atlanta Street Car (became part of the […]

Nursing Home Abuse Happens to 50% of Elders

Nursing home abuse is a nationwide problem that hits home hard in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that among all of the states in America, Georgia and Tennessee were the top worst in response time to reports of risk of serious injury or death in nursing homes. Federal guidelines require onsite investigations within two days of a complain, however in Georgia, it may take 15-days or more to send out an investigator.  Nursing Home Abuse Signs If you suspect a nursing home resident is being abused report it right away. Consulting with a personal injury attorney may also be […]

Top Ways to Increase Personal Injury Awards

Building a personal injury case where you receive compensation for your injuries and expenses is a team effort between you and your attorney. There are several top ways to help develop the strength of your claim which in turn will affect the damages you are awarded by the courts.   Top Types of Compensatory Damages   Some of the most common types of compensatory damages that are involved in many personal injury cases include:  Medical treatment – top ways for damages to be increased include cost of medical care, estimated costs for medical care and treatment needed in the future […]

First Steps After Personal Injury Impact Claim and Compensation

The first steps after personal injury are often critical to the outcome of your claim and defense as well as impacting your compensation award. While the most common type of personal injury claims and resulting lawsuits in the United States involve automobile accidents, the other most commonly seen personal injury lawsuits include slip-and-fall accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, and dog bites. First Steps After Personal Injury Since the first steps after a personal injury are so important, utilizing a check list may affect the strength of your case, your reimbursement and compensation awarded, and help to protect […]

Common Types of Personal Injury Bring Compensation

Personal injury law allows for compensation to an injured party when someone else has been negligent or who’s intentional act has caused the harm. While every situation and case is different, there are several common types of personal injury claims that can lead to compensation through the courts and legal system. A personal injury attorney is skilled in the evaluation and legal representation of your specific circumstances. Common Types of Personal Injury Claims The most common personal injury claim arises from automobile collisions, however these types of cases also include, product defect accidents, medical and dental accidents, slip and fall, […]

Unsafe Sidewalks Common Cause of Injury

Sidewalks are so common in towns, neighborhoods, walking trails, and around most public or private business locations that we often pay them little mind. A crack, chipped or missing piece of concrete, or sudden change in height between one section of sidewalk and another can cause a trip and fall. Unsafe sidewalks have become a leading cause of serious bodily harm and injury. Unsafe Sidewalks Cause Injury A National survey that studied pedestrian injuries reported that 24% of pedestrian injuries were due to a trip and fall on uneven or cracked sidewalks. The International Property Maintenance Code states that all […]

Product Defects Liability Injuries Top 30-Million Yearly

Product Liability claims commonly arise from a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect. More than 30-Million product liability injuries and deaths occur every year making these product defects a serious concern across the United States. Product Defects Result in Liability Cases There are three types of product defects that can cause personal injury and result in a product liability law suit.  The three types of product defects are design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. Most product defects hold the manufacturer or seller responsible for any harm caused by the defect. Consumers do not expect to purchase a defective or dangerous […]