Personal Injury Blog

The importance of getting a second opinion on your health

June 12, 2011

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

April 14, 2011

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

April 11, 2011

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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Killer Keyless Ignition

March 29, 2011

There have recently been deaths and injuries associated with keyless ignition in certain Lexus model vehicles. Mary Rivera parked her Lexus in the ground floor garage attached to her home. She left the engine running. The next day family members went to her home and found Mary unconcious and her partner, Ernest Cordelia in bed, dead. Ms.…

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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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Did you know your bedroom window was dangerous to your children?

January 6, 2011

Approximately 4,700 children ages 14 and younger are injured from falling out a window each year. About 18 children ages 10 and under die annually from these falls. Here are some tips on preventing these types of accidents: A screen will not prevent a fall- don’t think it will. Install windows that open from the…

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The Dangers of BB Guns

January 6, 2011

Yes, a BB gun, also known as a pellet gun, can kill a person. Actually about 4 people are killed each year by BB guns. I’m not sure why these guns are considered a “toy.” They have muzzle velocities higher than 350 feet per second. That means that the pellet leaves the gun at 350…

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Sexual predators using modern technology resulting in victims of attacks, serious injury and death

December 15, 2010

We live in a technology driven world, from computers and the internet, cell phones, blogging, and on-line personal journals to name a few. Time tested parenting rules no longer apply. It is important for parents to have the education, knowledge and understanding of these modern technologies so that they can be fully aware and able…

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Senior Discount for Energy Bills

December 10, 2010

There are senior discounts available to customers of Georgia Power and AGL. Customers of Georgia Power Company and AGL who are 65 and older and have a total household income of $14,355 or less qualify to receive the senior citizen’s discount. Georgia Power Company customers can be eligible for a $14 monthly discount which is…

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How the Insurance Law Affects You

December 6, 2010

Did you know that the Georgia legislature passed a law that could save you tens of thousands of dollars – and some unnecessary headaches? It’s true. An insurance law allows Georgians to buy uninsured motorist coverage that stacks on top of liability coverage. Here’s how it works: If you are injured in an accident which…

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