Happy Holidays

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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanza, all of us at Krause Golomb & Witcher wish you a very happy and safe holiday season. Here are a few tips to remember: When you leave the house, please turn off Christmas lights. If you have had a little too much “holiday cheer” please ask someone else…

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OCGA § 9-11-9.1 Doesn’t Require Contemporaneous Filing of an Expert Affidavit In Claims Against Technicians

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As we’ve noted, to file a medical malpractice action, one must generally attach an expert affidavit to the complaint. This is a mandatory requirement in Georgia in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 9-11-9.1. The expert affidavit has to specifically state that the doctor or medical professional (defendants) committed medical malpractice by providing medical care in a…

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Fire Causes Deaths of Two Brothers in Chamblee

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A fire a few days ago in Chamblee claimed the lives of two brothers who had lived in their home for more than thirty years. The home was located on Parsons Drive, off of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. A nephew of the two men, Derrick Jett, said the brothers, identified as Charles and Russell Ford, were…

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Unknown Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Cobb County

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Police are requesting help identifying a older male, struck and killed Thursday night while walking in south Cobb County.  The pedestrian killed is as an older white man, about 5′ 11″ and 195 pounds. He had short light brown hair and was wearing blue jeans, a blue jean jacket and black military boots. The man…

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Atlanta 4th In Nation In Car Crashes, 6th In Traffic Fatalities

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According to a AAA report published in November 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, because of its high congestion, ranks near the top of list for car accidents and fatalities in the United States.  Atlanta is 4th in car accidents and 6th in traffic fatalities. In 2009, the year the AAA report is based upon, more than 62,000…

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New Georgia Foreclosure Appeal Program Announced

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On November 1, 2011, John Walsh, the acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, announced a new federal program that will allow Georgia homeowners foreclosed in 2009 and 2010 to request an independent foreclosure review and get restitution if they were financially harmed by errors or misrepresentations by 14 of the nation’s largest loan servicers (including…

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Injury Claims Against Government Employees In Georgia

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Our clients are often injured as the result of the actions (inactions) of a government employee. These are tricky claims because, from a legal standpoint, government employees enjoy certain legal protections. In cases involving the operation of a county or city-owed motor vehicle, immunity is waived by statute and an injured party can seek whatever…

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Two Brothers Die In Tragic Collision

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The AJC reports that late Monday afternoon two brothers were traveling northbound on Buford Highway in Atlanta, Georgia at a high rate of speed when their Corvette collided with an Acura driven by a young women. The two brothers, Raul and Abraham Velazquez, sons of a Baptist pastor, were declared dead at the scene. Raul…

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Trucking Accident in Atlanta, Georgia

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In Dekalb County, Georgia, a truck carrying boxes of chemicals lost control and rolled over at the intersection of Redan Road and South Indian Creek Drive.  The truck lost traction while making a turn in front of a Chevron station because its load had shifted, making it unstable. Curiously, a PT Cruiser then tried to…

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