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Patio Collapse in Doraville Raises Questions About Landlord Liability

Four people suffered injuries while attending a party this May when a second-floor patio collapsed. The injury victims were standing with a group of people on a second-floor patio at the Landmark at Banyan Bay apartments, as food was being cooked. Those hurt in the fall sustained minor injuries. The cause of the collapse has […]

Hire an Attorney Quickly to Avoid Spoliation of Evidence

We’ve all seen television shows and movies where detectives race to the scene of a crime to collect evidence before it can disappear or be destroyed, but what happens at the scene of a car accident when there are no detectives watching to make sure evidence is safeguarded? Accident scenes are generally not treated like […]

Brain Damage: Understanding Diffuse Axonal Injury

Of the many types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is one of the most serious. Most TBIs involve the head suddenly moving or the skull suddenly stopping, leading the brain to smash into the skull. Bruising, concussion and a variety of other brain injuries are caused by this type of internal […]

Third-Party Claims for Negligent Security Under Georgia Law

Georgia law requires property owners to keep their buildings and grounds reasonably clear of hazards to prevent injuries to those visiting them. Visitors, shoppers and others hurt on someone else’s property can bring premises liability claims in court to seek compensation for their injuries. While the most well-known category of premises liability involves slip and […]

Wintery Weather Makes Driving Difficult in Parts of Georgia

Winter Storm Jonas affected many states along the East Coast, including the northern part of Georgia. Freezing rain and snow battered much of the region during the storm, making for some very hazardous driving conditions. The Georgia Department of Transportation closed the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway and the Georgia Highway 180 Spur in Blairsville […]

What are the Most Common Hazards at Construction Sites?

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations out there, accounting for more fatal injuries than any other industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that in 2013, 4,585 workers died at construction sites — an average of 12 employees a day. Eliminating what OSHA calls the “Fatal Four” could prevent hundreds of […]

Atlanta Recording Artist Dies in Recent Car Accident

Atlanta rapper Hussein Fatal, perhaps best known for his collaborations with the late rapper Tupac Shakur, died in a car accident outside the city on July 10. He was 42 years old. The car he was traveling in was reportedly speeding when it hit an embankment and flipped over, ejecting Fatal. The accident occurred just […]

Understanding the Fundamentals of a Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death claims exist so that if a person dies because of the acts of another, the survivors of that person have the option to file a lawsuit requesting compensation for losses. A wrongful death lawsuit may be necessary when a death occurs because of the negligence or fault of another person, business or organization. […]

Using Police Accident Reports in Your Personal Injury Claim

In personal injury claims related to car accidents, police reports can be incredibly valuable. These reports may include information like the officer’s opinions on who caused the accident, whether any traffic violations were broken, descriptions of the vehicles and drivers involved in the accident and various other components. Here are some things you need to […]

Using Police Accident Reports in Your Personal Injury Claim

In personal injury claims related to car accidents, police reports can be incredibly valuable. These reports may include information like the officer’s opinions on who caused the accident, whether any traffic violations were broken, descriptions of the vehicles and drivers involved in the accident and various other components. Here are some things you need to […]