Personal Injury

Changes to Recall Regs: A Ray of Sunshine!

October 18, 2012

Changes to Recall Regulations Today’s blog posting is courtesy of Sean Kane- Safety Research and Strategies, Inc. When is a safety recall not really a safety recall? When the manufacturer submitting the Part 573 Defect and Non-Compliance Report (49 CFR Part 573) says it isn’t. The Recall Management Division’s files are dotted with many such…

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Honda Recalls Vehicles Over Fire Hazard in Door Switch

October 9, 2012

Honda Recall Over Fire Hazard Honda has issued a recall for 489,000 CR-V crossovers from the 2002 to 2006 model years due to an electrical switch in the driver’s side door that could melt and cause a fire. Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall on Saturday, October 6. The recall…

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Honda Recalls Over 600,000 Honda Accords

October 3, 2012

Honda Recall Over Faulty Hose Over 600,000 Honda Accord midsize cars have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada to fix a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and cause a fire. The recall affects Accord models with a V-6 engine manufactured between 2003 and 2007. One fire has been reported to Honda,…

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Home Use Generators: Dangerous and Behind the Curve

October 3, 2012

Home Use Generators: Dangerous and Behind the Curve During October 2011, an early-season snowstorm hit Connecticut that left over 860,000 businesses and homes in that state without power. This caused many state residents to resort to using portable generators in their homes. From the time of the blackout until November 9, the Department of Public…

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Georgia driver loses fight for life after horrific truck accident

October 2, 2012

One of the common reasons for a truck accident is that often truckers forget that the size of their vehicle limits the speed of which they can turn. Truckers can sometimes underestimate speed and distance, which subsequently can lead to hold-ups in traffic or, more tragically, a truck accident. Unfortunately for one Georgia driver, who…

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Four injured after Georgia driver reportedly runs stop sign

September 25, 2012

Georgia Car Accident One easy way to avoid a car accident in Georgia may be to obey all posted traffic signs. Unfortunately, sometimes even this piece of advice, which can save many lives, is something that many ignore. If one driver had only stopped his SUV at a stop sign, he may have been able…

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Cobb County Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs Grants Default Judgment Against Wellstar as Sanctions for Defense Counsel Interfering with Plaintiff’s Expert Testimony

September 17, 2012

Pamela Kemp brought a medical malpractice suit against WellStar Health System, Inc. alleging that doctors at WellStar Douglas Hospital gave her husband medication when he was admitted for shortness of breath related to chronic emphysema but did not take into account the two packs of cigarettes and six beers he consumed daily. The suit alleges…

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Two Fatalities in Wrong-way Accident on I-85

August 31, 2012

Wrongful Death on 1-85 Two were killed in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon on I-85 in south Fulton County due to a wrong way driver. The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. The driver, who was driving a small pick-up truck, was heading southbound in the northbound lanes when it collided with a large pick-up truck…

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The Georgia Court of Appeals Decision on Offer of Settlement Rule Stands for Now

March 27, 2011

The Georgia Court of Appeals just issued a significant decision for consumers. The case is Austell Healthcare, Inc. v. Scott , (A10A2346, March 11, 2011). Dan Scott was employed by Austell Healthcare in Austell Georgia when he was injured in a vehicle collision. Travelers Indemnity was Austell Healthcare’s worker’s compensation insurer. Mr. Scott sued the parties that…

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