Personal Injury

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 […]

Facebook Posts of Child Makes Parents Liable

The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents can be held liable for their child’s Facebook posts. This decision could now set a legal precedent on the issue of parental responsibility over their children’s online activity. Child’s Facebook Posts Bring Lawsuit In the Georgia case of Boston vs Athearns, the Bostons sought damages for libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress and claimed the Athearns (parents) made no effort to compel their child to delete or remove the fake Facebook page he made about their child. The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the negligence claims against the parents and […]

Slip and Fall Injuries Exceed Millions Every Year

Slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of occupational injury for those aged 15 to 24 years of age, as well as the leading cause at 85% of workers’ compensation claims. With falls accounting for over 8 million, or over 21% of emergency room visits, slip and fall injuries account for over 1 million visits or 12% of total falls. Slip and Fall Accidents Affect Public Safety Injuries incurred from a slip or fall can occur anywhere to anyone. Many premises liability cases are filed when a customer is injured due to unsafe conditions, poor maintenance of the property, […]

Negligent Security Liability Claim Your Legal Option

There are two types of premises liability claims that can be filed against a property owner for injuries that happen on their property or land. Negligent security liability, one of the two types, is a claim against a property owner for harm caused through the reckless or intentional criminal conduct of another person. This claim places a duty on the land or business owner to protect them from the criminal acts of others that cause injury that may occur due to lack of sufficient security, lighting, or warnings for example. Common Locations for Claims Claims for negligent security are typically […]

Back to School Safety is Everyone’s Business

Every fall when school starts back up drivers are faced with more traffic, more delays due to a stopped and loading school bus, and an increased need of attention due to children walking or riding their bike to school. The Georgia DOT urges drivers every fall and throughout the school year to put back to school safety first when around school zones, when children are on or near the roadway, and when a school bus is loading or unloading students. School Related Vehicle Accidents Accident research data has shown that more children are hit by a car near a school […]