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November 2014

Safety Tips for Traveling During Busy Travel Times, and Anytime, and When Traveling Alone

travel-blog-november-26-2014.jpgWhen you are heading out for travel during busy travel times whether it be for a short trip or a long trip, and whether it be in warmer or colder weather, these safety tips from AAA can make for a more pleasurable journey. In some instances, these safety tips can save lives as well:

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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Claims: Proper Documentation Must be Filed to be Eligible for Compensation in the GM Fund

iginition-switch-for-nov-26-2014-blog.jpgLast Summer GM (General Motors Co.) stated that any victims of the GM Ignition-Switch Defect would be compensated fully for injuries and/or wrongful death sustained as a result. Since GM is in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the bankruptcy court has not ruled whether or not GM is or is not barred from lawsuits under the terms of said bankruptcy, many claimants are filing claims in the massive GM fund lest they have no other legal remedy.

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Comparative Negligence is found in a Hall County, Georgia Pedestrian Case and, therefore, the Pedestrian Gets Nothing for Injuries he Sustained when Hit while in the Cross Walk

t4.jpgOn July 17, 2013, at approximately 8 p.m., the Plaintiff, Mr. Frank Day, then age 65, was in Gwinnett County, Georgia when he attempted to cross seven lanes of traffic for a newspaper and was hit while in the cross walk by the Defendant, Mr. Gregory McLaughlin. The Plaintiff suffered injuries and incurred $ 140,000 in medical bills of which $ 100,000 he tried to collect from the Defendant’s insurance company, Geico, but was offered only $ 25,000.

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Georgia Supreme Court Holds State Workers’ Compensation Act Does Not Violate U.S. Constitution

IMG_5451_vert-morguefile-usename-revwarheart-200x300.jpgThe Supreme Court of Georgia has held that a non-dependent parent may not collect benefits under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Statute. In Barzey v. City of Cuthbert, an unmarried 37-year-old man with no dependents was tragically killed in a workplace accident. His mother and only heir at law filed a lawsuit against the man’s employer, seeking to collect benefits under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act. In her complaint, the woman acknowledged that the law is the only avenue through which a Georgia worker’s heir may collect financial compensation following a work-related death.

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Takata Corporation is the Target for the Latest Air Bag Litigation and Several Popular Auto Companies are Not off the Hook Either

airbag-for-blog-nov-9-2014.jpgDeaths and serious injuries involving air bags made by Takata Corporation that allegedly explode and cause metal shrapnel to hit drivers have placed the legal sites on Takata Corporation and have resulted in several lawsuits Nationwide. Takata Corp. manufactures air bags for over 50 models of cars from companies including, but not limited to, Ford, Chrysler, GM, BMW, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Subaru.

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Beginning in 2015, Defective Stryker Hip Device Settlement will bring in over $ 1 Billion Dollars in Settlements for Claimants Against the Hip Device Manufacturer

human-skelton-blog-nov-7-2014.jpgIn a Product Liability Case with legal representation out of the State of Georgia, claimants are expecting to receive over $ 1 Billion Dollars in Settlements beginning in 2015 for defective hip devices. The awards come from a negotiated settlement with the manufacturer of the implant, Stryker. The device is called the Rejuvenate also known as the AQBG II implants.

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