Head Injury: When Is It Serious?

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As every parent and family member knows, whenever your child or loved one hits his or her head, there’s always that sinking feeling. There’s good reason for this concern as head injuries are more extensive than many may realize. In fact, head injuries are the most common cause of death and disability among youngsters according…

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Atlanta Good Samaritan Tragically Loses His Life

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A local Atlanta man trying to help another motorist was killed last weekend according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. William Kear, a 61-year-old maintenance supervisor for Georgia Pacific’s Doraville plant, stopped to change a tire on his pickup truck on I-85 near Clairmont Road.  Seeing another vehicle pulled over onto the shoulder…

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Scooter Accidents Injure UGA Athletes

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With the price of gas over $3 per gallon, scooters are becoming a common sight around Atlanta, Athens, and other towns in the Atlanta area.  This also means that scooter accidents are becoming more common. University of Georgia Linebacker Ray Drew, a freshman from Thomasville, was injured recently in a scooter accident in Athens.  He…

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Tragic Death of a 911 Operator in Atlanta, Georgia

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In a terrible irony, a woman whose profession was helping people in emergency situations was killed recently here in Atlanta when she found herself at a crime scene.  Nikita Thomas, a 911 Supervisor for the Atlanta Police Department, was a passenger in a car involved in a robbery, and died of a gunshot wound.  Ms….

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage In Georgia

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As accident attorneys, we’re always fighting to maximize the total recovery for our clients.  At the same time, insurance lawyers are doing the opposite.  One area where there is a constant tug of war ongoing between injury victims and insurance companies is uninsured motorist coverage. Georgia requires that all drivers have at least $25,000.00 liability…

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Driving and Cell Phones Don’t Mix

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As plaintiffs’ attorneys, we all too often see the unnecessary outcomes of careless driving.  Safely operating a three or four thousand pound vehicle in Atlanta traffic is no easy task, even for a careful and attentive driver.  Thus, when folks talk on their cell phone, read and send texts, or divert their attention away from the…

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Commerical Lease: Estoppel Agreements

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Estoppel agreements are used by prospective purchasers of commercial real estate to get information about the status of an underlying lease.  The certificate typically requests information such as rental amount, lease duration, amendments to written lease agreements, and existing breaches of the lease.  Not only are estoppel certificates used by potential buyers, estoppel certificates are…

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Fatal Hit-And-Run On 75 in Atlanta

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A motorcyclist was killed on 75 just north of 285.  The rider of the motorcycle died after being struck by two vehicles traveling south on 75.  One of the vehicles, a late model silver Porsche coupe, fled the scene of the accident.  The other driver, traveling in a Mazda 323, stated that her vehicle struck…

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Inmate Versus Inmate Attacks in Georgia

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“[P]rison officials have a duty . . . to protect prisoners from violence at the hands of other prisoners.”  Cortes-Quinones v. Jimenez-Nettleship, 842F.2d 556, 558.  With overcrowding and prison budget constraints, inmate on inmate injury claims are on the rise.  These claims are generally based on the Eighth Amendment, which forbids cruel and unusual punishment…

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Notify Your Insurance Company Immediately When Injured

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Insurance companies market themselves as trustworthy and friendly.  They claim to be “the good hands people?”  Or:  “Like a good neighbor, we’re there for you?”  Thus, it’s easy to get lulled into believing you’ll be treated fairly when you’re injured.  In reality, insurance companies are for-profit companies searching for ways to avoid paying claims. For…

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