When you think of dangerous jobs that have a high rate of workplace accidents, you probably think of construction workers, law enforcement officers and firefighters. You may think that your Atlanta office on the 10th floor is one of the safest places you can work. Unfortunately, even a business office has hidden dangers that can lead to workplace injuries.
Continue reading Your office may not be as safe as you think
Bikers claim that riding their motorcycles is one of the greatest passions of their lives. Unfortunately, even the most experienced and skilled operator can become a victim of a horrific motorcycle crash. One Florida driver is now facing multiple charges after striking several motorcyclists with his vehicle.
Continue reading Late night ride turns into tragic motorcycle crash with 4 killed
Many workers obtain life insurance once they become parents. However, according to one report, there is a greater likelihood that one will suffer a serious injury or illness rather than die before retirement. It is in these situations that long-term disability becomes a safety net for primary wage-earners. Georgia residents who have experienced these uncertain events can attest to the value of these types of policies.
According to the Social Security Administration, the average 20-year-old male worker faces a greater than 25 percent chance of suffering an illness or accident that results in the inability to work for an average of three years. Conversely, the same worker only faces slightly higher than a 7 percent chance of dying young. As such, it highlights the need for workers to access a stream of income for these periods. There are two ways to acquire these types of insurance — through one’s employer or the independent marketplace. There are pros and cons to each.
Continue reading There is a 26 percent chance long-term disability will be needed
If you spend any amount of time driving on the interstate, you’ll come to find your vehicle in close proximity to commercial trucks. There is no way around this, so you need to become familiar with the best way to share the road.
Car-truck accidents happen for many reasons. There are things you can do to improve your safety, however, you don’t have control over what truck drivers are doing when they are behind the wheel.
Continue reading Truck accidents happen for many reasons: Many are avoidable
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.
Continue reading Construction workers: Follow these ladder safety tips
We 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 .
Continue reading America’s Streets: Death Traps based on Poor Road Designs; among other things.
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.
Continue reading After a truck accident, request an attorney at the scene
In November, 2001, on a rainy day, the Plaintiff, a woman from Tifton, Georgia named Melissa Chapman, was stopped on Pleasant Hill Road at a traffic light in Gwinnett County, Georgia when she was was hit in the rear of her car by Defendant Ameda Wittmer. Defendant Wittmer would admit to being the cause of the accident, but deny that the accident was the cause of the surgical treatment that the Plaintiff later endured to her back.
Continue reading A Woman who was Injured in a Low-Impact Rear End Collision for which she sought Back Surgery was awarded Nothing by a Jackson County, Georgia Jury
The following are the top Product Liability Verdicts in Georgia for 2013 ~ part 1:
Continue reading The Highest Product Liability Verdicts in Georgia in 2013 ~ part 1
This is a follow up to the blog that I posted on May 23, 2014 about the young Ms. Sarah Jones who was killed on the film set of Gregg Allman’s movie, “Midnight Rider”, in which I discuss the Wrongful Death Case brought by the parents of Ms. Jones who died while on the set filming the movie on an historic train trestle in Georgia.
Continue reading The Producers are Defendants in a Wrongful Death Case in Georgia involving Filming of the Movie “Midnight Rider”