Personal Injury

Slip and Fall Injuries Bring Jury Awards

Slip and Fall injuries can happen anywhere to anyone, however, as is very often the case, the cause was due to unsafe conditions, poor property care and maintenance, inadequate lighting or floor hazard signs found in public and private businesses across the State of Georgia. Over 1-million slip and fall injuries are reported in emergency room visits every year. Slip and Fall Hazards There are any endless number of reasons for a slip and fall accident to occur. Typical causes include frayed or uneven floor mats, insufficient lighting to adequately see floor hazards, wet or slippery floors, snow or ice […]

Birth Injury Negligence Has Lifelong Impact

In the United States up to 8% of all children, or three every hour, are born suffering a birth injury which results in long term medical complications, problems with normal development, permanent disability, or even death. The Brain Injury Association of America reports that traumatic brain injuries at delivery are one of the leading causes of a permanent life impacting birth injury. Birth Injury Resulting in Brain Injury Medical reports show that brain injuries received at birth typically result in long term permanent disability or death. Brain injury at birth is linked to cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, mental retardation, seizure […]

Medication Errors Injure Millions Every Year

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report that 1.3 million people in the U.S. are injured every year by medication errors. The most common medical error reported in out-patient clinics, hospitals, long term care settings are medication errors. Medication mistakes have more than doubled over the course of a decade and many of the errors were preventable and point to human error. Medication Errors Drug Categories The medications most frequently associated with serious medical issues are most commonly taken by those over 50-years of age. The drug categories with the most errors reported include cardiovascular medications, blood pressure medications, pain […]

Negligent Security Injury Brings Compensation Suit

Negligent security with resulting injury in Georgia may entitle you to compensation under the law. In Georgia, you may be eligible to recover medical bills, lost wages, or compensated for pain and suffering if a commercial or residential property’s lack of security contributed to you or a loved one’s injury or death as the victim of an attack. Negligent Security Defined Proper security measures must be in place on any commercial or residential property. While property managers and owners are not insurers of your safety, they are responsible to plan for and insure that foreseeable criminal acts do not occur […]

Daycare Playground Negligence Cause Injury

Daycare playground negligence claims arise from inadequate or improper supervision of the children or dangerous equipment that is not age appropriate which results in injury or even death.  In the U.S., over 8-million children, or 40% of those under the age of five, spend at least part of every week being cared for by someone other than a parent. Daycare Playground Negligence Injuries While falling is the leading cause of reported daycare injuries, up to 60% of those injuries occur on the playground where a fall is a common event. Running, climbing, or playing can easily result in a fall […]

Medication Error a Widespread Problem

With clinicians having access to more than 10,000 prescription drugs in the U.S. and a third of American adults taking five or more medications, errors are bound to happen. However, medication errors are topping the ranks where more people die annually from a medication error than from workplace injuries. What is a Medication Error? The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, NCC MERP, defines a medication error as any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or […]

Elder Abuse Rampant in Gwinnett County Nursing Homes

Elder abuse in nursing homes is a growing nationwide problem. Gwinnett County nursing homes are no exception to issues with elder abuse with nearly a third of all nursing homes in the county cited for a federal regulation that could have caused actual harm to a resident. More than half of nursing home workers admit to mistreatment of the elderly living in the nursing homes. Elder Abuse Statistics The National Center on Elder Abuse states that 44% of nursing home residents report abuse of some kind; 95% report neglect to themselves or another resident. Over 50% of nursing home workers […]

Public Transportation Accidents Bring Law Suit

Going about your normal day can bring unexpected injury due to a public transportation accident, whether as a rider or as a pedestrian. Public transportation accidents are common and include buses, trains, the subway, airplanes, or taxis. No matter if the public transportation is under a state, municipality, county entity, or owned by the private sector, they are all required to operate with the highest degree of care and diligence, putting passenger safety first. Public Transportation Driver Liability A driver of public transportation needs to be fully qualified and well trained to the vehicle they are operating. Whether the driver […]

Road Rage a Serious Criminal Offense

Road rage occurs throughout the year but during the holiday season the incidence increases due to increased stress, crowded parking lots and roadways, increased travel to visit friends and relatives, and reports of “decreased time to get everything done.” Road Rage in Georgia The State of Georgia defines road rage or aggressive driving as operating a motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, injure, intimidate, or obstruct another person. Aggressive behaviors may be against another driver, a pedestrian, passengers in another vehicle, or even passengers in the motor vehicle being driven by the accused. The law states that the […]

Family Purpose Doctrine Affects Household

In Georgia parents may not be held liable for their household members solely due to their parent-child relationship; however, they can still be liable for children and all other household members in specific situations. The Family Purpose Doctrine concerns one such specific situation that may make the head of household liable for the conduct of a spouse or child, whether a minor or adult, during the use of a vehicle. Family Purpose Doctrine and Vehicle Use Parents may find themselves liable for the conduct of their children while using or driving a vehicle where injury occurred. In Georgia if a […]