Personal Injury Blog

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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Warning: MYLANTA and AtlernaGEL liquid products recall

December 1, 2010

Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Co. is recalling, twelve MYLANTA liquid products and one AlternaGEL liquid product to “update the labeling for these products.” The current labels do not include the ( < 1%) amount of alcohol in the products. It is unlikely that the use of these products will cause either alcohol absorption or…

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Nintendo DS/Pictochat – An All Access Feature for Child Predators?

November 30, 2010

I’m sure that some of your children have asked for the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSI for Christmas this year. What may be a surprise to most of you is that predators are using these gaming systems to contact your unsuspecting and vulnerable children. Most parents buy the system so their children can play video…

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