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Pedestrian deaths going up in Georgia

Recently, Georgia has seen a very troubling trend. An increasing number of pedestrians are losing their lives out on the state’s roads.

Between 2011 and 2017, the state’s annual pedestrian death total doubled. In 2017, the total was all the way up to 260.

Construction workers: Follow these ladder safety tips

If you work in the construction industry, you may spend a lot of time climbing up and down ladders. While this is all part of your job, you don't want to get lazy when doing so. It's important to pay close attention to every step you take, as one mistake could cause a serious accident.

Here are several ladder safety tips to follow:

  • Inspect the ladder before you use it. If you notice any defect or damage, it's important to tag the ladder and remove it from use. There's never a good time to use a defective or damaged ladder, as it increases the risk of an accident.
  • Place the ladder on level and firm ground. Imagine how much more difficult it will be to safely use a ladder if placed on unstable and unleveled ground. There is no reason you have to do this, so avoid it.
  • Let others know that you will be using a ladder. There's a good chance you aren't the only person on the job site, so let other workers know what you're doing. This lessens the risk of someone bumping the ladder, thus causing an accident.
  • Don't carry a heavy load up or down a ladder. With too much weight attached to you, a small shift can lead to the ladder tipping.
  • Don't stand on the top rung of a ladder. Yes, this will allow you to extend your reach, but it will also increase the chance of an accident.
  • Never set a ladder close to vehicular traffic or an exit door. If you do either of these things, there's a greater chance of an accident.

Automobile Accident that Causes a Chain Reaction brings a Georgia Plaintiff a $ 5.475 Million Dollar Recovery, but not without some mystery to the case ~ part 1

light-speed-blog-oct-5-2014.jpgThis is a very interesting case that began as a relatively straightforward auto accident case in Georgia involving three (3) vehicles where the accident report and the complaint both seemed to clearly establish the negligent driver in the accident. This case, however, turned into a case with many twists and turns where not only the police report, but also the complaint filed with the court, were in conflict with a witness who mysteriously appears later and calls into question who actually caused the accident.

America's Streets: Death Traps based on Poor Road Designs; among other things.

t3.jpgWe are all a part of America's streets whether as a driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, or just living in our homes and walking our neighborhoods, and having to go out and check our mail. But, are America's Streets becoming Death Traps? Statistics show that driver error and high speed limits can increase the probability of pedestrian deaths, and now there is a new culprit: Poor Road Design .

After a truck accident, request an attorney at the scene

It is never easy to know how to respond to a commercial truck accident in Florida. The sheer scale of the damages is often immense, and finding your bearings in the aftermath is rarely easy, unless you are extremely fortunate.

In many instances, victims in a commercial truck accident are too concerned with their own immediate medical concerns or those of their passengers to consider gathering important evidence at the scene that will make it much easier to build a claim later on. Unfortunately, failing to consider these issues while still at the scene of the accident may mean that you miss crucial evidence that may make your future injury claim much stronger.

Automobile Accident that Causes a Chain Reaction brings a Georgia Plaintiff a $ 5.475 Million Dollar Recovery, but not without some mystery to the case ~ part 2

blog-october-11-2014.jpgThis is a continuation from my last blog titled, "Automobile Accident that Causes a Chain Reaction brings a Georgia Plaintiff a $ 5.475 Million Dollar Recovery, but not without some mystery to the case ~ part 1," where I began my discussion of a case that appeared to be one thing, but turned out to be another.

Georgia Passes a New Law that makes "Running" a/k/a Ambulance Chasing a Crime with Stiff Penalties for Attorneys Engaging in this Unethical and Unlawful Activity

ambulance-for-july-25-blog.jpgIn the legal community, we have all heard the word "Runners" a/k/a Ambulance Chasers whereby a non lawyer is hired by an Attorney to actively seek business for an Attorney or Law Firm, usually involving personal injury cases and accidents. The business of running was used aggressively by many attorneys, but two (2) attorneys in particular were master minds at this scheme; Thomas C. Sinowski and Steven F. Freedman. Sinowski and Freedman went toe to toe with the Georgia State Bar for approximately ten (10) years about this type of practice until they were finally disbarred in 2011.

What is the Value of Never being able to Eat Solid Foods for the Rest of Your Life? This Clayton County, Georgia, State Court Jury decides it is Worth more than Nothing which is what the Defense Offered in this Medical Malpractice Case.

operating-room-1-15057-m-202x300.jpgIn February of 2012, 46 year old Jeannette Collins reported to the Henry Piedmont Hospital Emergency Room (ER) in Georgia with complaints of nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Tests were ordered in the ER that ultimately showed that Ms. Collins had a small bowel obstruction requiring surgery. At trial, both the Plaintiff, Mr. Collins, and the Defendant Dr. Ahmad Nuriddin agreed that this was the proper procedure under the circumstances. During the surgery, however, the Defendants contend that they discovered that Ms. Collins had gastric outlet obstruction which is a problem that will keep the stomach from emptying.

What is the Value of Never being able to Eat Solid Foods for the Rest of Your Life? This Clayton County, Georgia, State Court Jury decides it is Worth more than Nothing which is what the Defense Offered in this Medical Malpractice Case.

In February of 2012, 46 year old Jeannette Collins reported to the Henry Piedmont Hospital Emergency Room (ER) in Georgia with complaints of nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Tests were ordered in the ER that ultimately showed that Ms. Collins had a small bowel obstruction requiring surgery. At trial, both the Plaintiff, Mr. Collins, and the Defendant Dr. Ahmad Nuriddin agreed that this was the proper procedure under the circumstances. During the surgery, however, the Defendants contend that they discovered that Ms. Collins had gastric outlet obstruction which is a problem that will keep the stomach from emptying. 

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