personal injury

Teenager runs from Marietta police, kills one, injures another

February 23, 2012

There are no guarantees that your teenage children will listen to your advice about who they should and should not spend time with. Teenagers are headstrong and sometimes fall in with the wrong crowd, including those teenagers that drink and drive. If your child is involved in a fatal car accident because his or her…

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An Atlanta woman was struck by a tractor-trailer Wednesday night

January 4, 2012

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

December 14, 2011

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

December 13, 2011

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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E. Coli linked to spinach – 16 cases so far

November 9, 2011

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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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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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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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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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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