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Two Metro Atlanta Men Died in Mississippi RV Crash

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that 2 people were killed and 10 were seriously injured in southern Mississippi when a motorhome crashed on its way to tonight’s championship game between LSU v. Alabama in New Orleans. The motorhome, driven by Alfred Hold, Jr. of Lithonia, Georgia, lost control after it blew a tire, ran off the roadway and struck…
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An Atlanta woman was struck by a tractor-trailer Wednesday night

Lois John, 77, also known as “Granny,” is on life support at Grady Memorial Hospital after she was struck by a tractor-trailer last night. Ms. Johnson was crossing Virginia Avenue near Harrison Road in Atlanta when the tractor-trailer attempted a left turn, striking her with its left bumper and running her over. The tractor-trailer driver, who stated…
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Honda airbag recall

Honda Motor Co. has announced its largest recall ever. The Japanese automaker recalled 304,000 vehicles globally because they may contain defective air bags. (Approximately 273,000 of the cars recalled are in the U.S. and Canada.) This recall is Honda’s sixth recall since 2008 for the same problem, and brings the total number of cars recalled…
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Two Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Disbarred for Using Runners

The Georgia Supreme Court recently disbarred two Atlanta personal injury attorneys, Steve Freedman and Thomas Sinowski for using “runners” from April 1995 through April 1999. The use of runners (a non-lawyer who is paid by a lawyer to recruit, recommend, or direct people to use the services of that lawyer) is strictly prohibited. Under O.C.G.A.…
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New firefighters to be hired in Cobb County

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services are hiring new firefighters for the first time since 2009. The department currently has 637 firefighters, 45 less than full staffing. The new hiring will only allow the department to add 24 firefighters due to the county cutting funding for 33 positions in its 2010 budget. “We are expecting…
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E. Coli linked to spinach – 16 cases so far

The Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate an outbreak of 16 foodborne illness infections believed to be tied to a blend of organic spinach and spring mix sold at the…
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Victory for Lance Cooper Against Chrysler and Dealer – Advocate Capital Blog

Victory for Lance Cooper Against Chrysler and Dealer – Advocate Capital Blog Advocate Capital, Inc. friend and colleague, Lance A. Cooper, received a $1.1 million verdict for injuries sustained by a plaintiff when her car with faulty gear shift assembly ran over her resulting in a fractured pelvis with extensive therapy & rehab.  The jury deliberated…
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BB Gun Safety

BB gun safety is extremely important. People have been told many times that BB guns are not toys but they are still being treated as such. Anyone who has seen “The Christmas Story” should know that BB guns are more dangerous than they seem. Ralphie didn’t take the proper safety precautions with his BB gun…
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Jury verdict set aside as Ford caught in lie

On October 28, 2003, Peggy Stimpson and her husband, Ralph, had gotten into their 1991 Ford Aerostar van which was backed into their carport. When Ralph put the car into gear, it suddenly accelerated (burning rubber) and drove forward down their driveway, across the street, and into a utility pole almost 100 feet away. Peggy…
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The importance of getting a second opinion on your health

The idea of getting a second opinion may feel like you’re betraying your doctor but consider your healthcare like remodeling your kitchen. You are likely to get varying estimates and design plans from many contractors, why not get varying information and treatment options from different doctors? We cannot emphasize this enough: take no chances and do not rush…
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Under-ride guards on tractor trailers still failing-death likely

In 2009, approximately 3,163 people were killed as a result of a crash with a tractor trailer. At leaset 97 of those deaths were reported in Georgia. Many of these accidents were caused by a passenger car rear ending the tractor trailer and becoming imbedded under the truck body. These types of accidents are referred to…
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A 15-year-old Gwinnett high school student was severely injured in bus crash on I-75 North

GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA- On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Mill Creek High School’s Show Choir was returning from a competition in Orlando, Florida on a bus chartered by the school’s booster club. As the group traveled on I-75 north in Dooly County, Georgia the driver swerved off the road to avoid an accident ahead. The bus went…
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