Continue reading What To Do to Reduce the Number of Injuries and Deaths from Drunk and Impaired Driving in Georgia ~ part two
A Woman is Awarded $14M in Lawsuit Against a Public Bus for a Broken Back Injury she Suffered while Riding the Bus. In California, a woman was award $14M for an injury that she suffered when a bus driver for a bus she was riding went over a speed bump in a school zone going over two times the legal limit and then berated the woman when she hollered out in pain. The woman suffered a factored vertebra. The agency is reviewing the verdict to determine its next steps. In Georgia, with the wide use of public transportation with buses and the MARTA train, it is important to note these types of cases as precedent for what might happen in similar situations in Georgia.
Continue reading A Woman was awarded $14M in a Lawsuit Against a Public Bus Company for a Broken Back Injury
Early this morning, it was reported that two tractor-trailers wrecked and started a blaze when one of the driver’s allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and hit another tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder due to mechanical issues. This accident illustrates many of the issues that I have discussed about accidents in general and about tractor-trailer accidents specifically.
Continue reading Two Tractor-Trailers Wreck as One of the Drivers Allegedly Fell Asleep at the Wheel in Atlanta, Georgia
A driver in Georgia who hurt his knee when he swerved to avoid pipes falling from a flat bed truck received a jury award for a total of $ 608,980. The verdict included medical expenses, plus $365,627 for lost earnings and $204,500 for pain and suffering. The case is Stepien v. Hawk Plastics, No. 2010-3856-5.
Continue reading Plaintiff awarded over $ 608,000 in trucking accident; Defense will appeal stating that the injury was not caused by the accident