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    • What a Product Liability Attorney Can Do for Your 3M Defective Earplugs Lawsuit

      Lawsuits are intimidating. Much of the legal process consists of filling out paperwork, reading documents, and examining the evidence. Most lawsuits never go to trial. It’s no wonder that attorneys ...

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    • Do I have a 3M Defective Earplugs Lawsuit?

      For over a decade, the 3M company produced a combat earplug which they allegedly knew was not long enough to form a seal inside the ear. Many servicepersons now have hearing loss, ear pain, or a ...

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    • Can You Receive Compensation for Hearing Loss After Using 3M Earplugs?

      For more than a decade, the 3M company provided our armed forces with earplugs which were allegedly not long enough to form a seal inside the wearer’s ear. Tens of thousands of Americans in every ...

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    • Distracted Driving & Catastrophic Car Accidents

      As a whole, we consider driving to be one of the most normal tasks we complete to get through our day. This casual relationship with something so risky has created a dangerous and negligent culture of ...

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    • Severe Burn Injuries and Skin Grafting

      Catastrophic burn injuries are not just painful, they also leave survivors with terrible scarring and disfigurement that can affect their self-esteem and impact their quality of life. Skin grafting is ...

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    • Are All Burn Injuries the Same?

      Burn injuries can occur a variety of ways and can be potentially catastrophic, depending on the severity of the injury. A burn injury can be sustained when a person comes into contact with radiation, ...

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    • How to Drive Safely Through the Construction Zones in Your Hometown

      Are there construction zones popping up throughout your hometown? While this can be a good sign of helpful road improvements in the future, they can also cause hazards in the here and now. Most ...

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    • Automatic Emergency Braking: Recent Tests Reveal Major Issues

      Each year, almost 6,000 people who lose their lives in traffic accidents are pedestrians, and that number—roughly 16%—has been on the rise since 2010. AAA’s new research regarding automatic emergency ...

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    • How Can a Black Box Help My Truck Accident Case?

      Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident? There are over 170 truck accident fatalities reported in Georgia each year. Due to their massive size and weight, any collision involving a commercial motor vehicle ...

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    • Pedestrian Accidents: Catastrophic Injuries Often Caused in a Crash

      Pedestrian accidents are typically described as a crash between someone on foot and a negligent motorist. Perhaps it is needless to say, but the pedestrian on foot will almost-always suffer more ...

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    • Filing a Bus Accident Claim or Lawsuit Against MARTA

      The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) runs the public transportation systems throughout Atlanta. If you have lived in the city for at least a little while, then you have probably ...

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    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) vs. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

      In general, brain injuries fall into two categories depending on whether the harm was caused by external factors or internal factors. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and acquired brain injuries (ABI) ...

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    • How to Drive Safely Through the Construction Zones in Your Hometown

      Are there construction zones popping up throughout your hometown? While this can be a good sign of helpful road improvements in the future, they can also cause hazards in the here and now. Most ...

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    • Construction Site Dangers: Lack of Security Measures

      Have you ever been walking along the street and suddenly found yourself under scaffolding that was built above the sidewalk? Or has your child ever been curious about what was being constructed behind ...

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    • Can the Family of a Construction Worker File a Wrongful Death Claim?

      Based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates , about 1,000 construction workers lose their lives each year due to a fatal construction accident . To put that number into ...

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    • What We Know About Zantac and Cancer

      In a series of shocking recalls, the popular heartburn medicine, Zantac, was associated with the carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Zantac is a brand-name version of the drug ranitidine, which ...

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    • Amazon Exploits a Legal Loophole to Sell Unsafe Third-Party Products

      Amazon Prime customers order over 5 billion products every year. Electronics, books, imported foodstuffs, toys – you can find anything on Amazon, and usually at competitive prices. However, roughly ...

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    • Automatic Emergency Braking: Recent Tests Reveal Major Issues

      Each year, almost 6,000 people who lose their lives in traffic accidents are pedestrians, and that number—roughly 16%—has been on the rise since 2010. AAA’s new research regarding automatic emergency ...

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    • Georgia’s Hands-Free Driving Law Results in 24,862 Citations

      Statistically, every Georgia resident will be involved in a traffic collision at least 4 times in their lives. These accidents can range from a minor fender-bender, to a vehicle rollover, and all the ...

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    • How Dangerous Are Electric Scooters?

      The E-Scooter Craze Despite evidence to the contrary, “e-scooters” didn’t magically materialize on Atlanta’s busiest street corners overnight. The current popularity of electric scooters has sparked a ...

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    • Understanding Georgia’s Hands-Free Driving Law

      Since 2012, there have been over 300,000 traffic collisions in Georgia on a yearly basis. This number spiked by 50,000 crashes in 2015 (385,221 reported accidents), an alarming hike that is greatly ...

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    • Recent COVID-19 Updates from the World Health Organization

      The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to be a significant health risk across all continents. In our blog, we recently shared some must-know safety tips from the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

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    • COVID-19 Layoffs & WARN Act Protections for Workers

      The health scare caused by the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is only half of the trouble it is causing around the globe. The other half is widespread economic turmoil, triggered by important social ...

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    • What We Know About Zantac and Cancer

      In a series of shocking recalls, the popular heartburn medicine, Zantac, was associated with the carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Zantac is a brand-name version of the drug ranitidine, which ...

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    • Dunwoody Apartment Complex Sued After Fatal Shooting on Premises

      In early April 2019, James Jones was fatally shot at Arrive Perimeter Apartments in Dunwoody, Georgia, north of Atlanta. The suspect would be identified as Roy McClendon-Thompson, who died in a truck ...

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    • How Gun Crime Charges Could Impact a Gunshot Injury Claim

      Gunshot wound injury claims are often filed after a shooting accident occurs, such as an unintentional discharge while hunting or at a shooting range. There are, however, some claims filed by people ...

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    • Can a Gun Manufacturer Be Held Liable for Gunshot Injuries?

      The debate over gun rights has been one of the most fervent arguments in American politics in recent years. The frequency of mass shootings in this country has inspired questions of what the cause of ...

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    • Staying Safe During National Safety Month 2020

      The National Safety Council (NSC) would like everyone in America to talk safety this month since it is once again National Safety Month. In 2020, much of the focus has shifted to safety in the ...

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    • Recent COVID-19 Updates from the World Health Organization

      The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to be a significant health risk across all continents. In our blog, we recently shared some must-know safety tips from the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

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    • Basic Healthy & Safety Guidelines to Know During COVID-19

      Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic? It is understandable to see everything happening in the news and not feel confident about what tomorrow will bring. Our team from ...

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    • Construction Site Dangers: Lack of Security Measures

      Have you ever been walking along the street and suddenly found yourself under scaffolding that was built above the sidewalk? Or has your child ever been curious about what was being constructed behind ...

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    • Dunwoody Apartment Complex Sued After Fatal Shooting on Premises

      In early April 2019, James Jones was fatally shot at Arrive Perimeter Apartments in Dunwoody, Georgia, north of Atlanta. The suspect would be identified as Roy McClendon-Thompson, who died in a truck ...

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    • Can Airbnb Be Held Liable for Assaults at a Rented House?

      Who can be held liable for an assault that occurs at a rented Airbnb property? Does inadequate security at an Airbnb lend itself to a premises liability claim ? Both questions and more are being asked ...

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    • How to Help Prevent Catastrophic Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident

      Motorcycle accidents are often associated with catastrophic injuries — and for logical reasons. According to information gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), ...

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    • What if Security Stops a Crime in Progress?

      A security guard is in his office, glancing at the camera feed every few minutes. It’s a quiet night, as usual. Then he sees something. A cold shock echos through his body as he spots two people ...

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    • Negligent Security FAQ

      Q. What is Negligent Security? A: Negligent security is a civil claim that allows someone who was hurt (or even killed) on another person’s property to file for damages and rightful compensation. ...

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    • Examples of Adequate Security

      Negligent security is a big concern for Atlanta residents. People are hurt every day because property owners fail to provide adequate security that could thwart a violent crime. That raises an ...

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    • Systemic Neglect in Nursing Homes Fuels Spread of Fatal Fungi

      In recent years, the federal government and various news media sources have been shining a critical spotlight on American nursing homes. As horrifying reports and updated statistics continue to ...

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    • Nursing Home Abuse & Catastrophic Injuries

      We rely on nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide our sick and elderly loved ones with life-saving medical services and 24/7 care. Unfortunately, there has been a significant shift in ...

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    • Are Bedsores a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse?

      Bedsores on an elderly patient, otherwise known as pressure sores, are frequently caused by the negligence of a nursing home care facility . These painful sores are caused when there is unrelieved ...

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    • Incorrect Amputation: A Medical Malpractice “Never Event”

      Medical malpractice is harm caused to a patient due to a medical care professional’s mistake. Certain forms of medical malpractice are so egregious, unreasonable, and unforgivable, they are called ...

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    • What We Know About Zantac and Cancer

      In a series of shocking recalls, the popular heartburn medicine, Zantac, was associated with the carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Zantac is a brand-name version of the drug ranitidine, which ...

      Read More
    • Amazon Exploits a Legal Loophole to Sell Unsafe Third-Party Products

      Amazon Prime customers order over 5 billion products every year. Electronics, books, imported foodstuffs, toys – you can find anything on Amazon, and usually at competitive prices. However, roughly ...

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    • What is the Open & Obvious Rule in Premises Liability Law?

      In a premises liability claim , the plaintiff alleges that they were hurt on the defendant’s property and due to the defendant’s negligence. Typically, a welcome guest, visitor, customer, or client is ...

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    • Can Airbnb Be Held Liable for Assaults at a Rented House?

      Who can be held liable for an assault that occurs at a rented Airbnb property? Does inadequate security at an Airbnb lend itself to a premises liability claim ? Both questions and more are being asked ...

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    • Workplace Assault: Does It Constitute a Premises Liability Claim?

      Your employer owes you a reasonably safe workspace free from hazards. For example, there can’t be unattended spills, dangerous machinery, electrical hazards, and so forth. But your employer also owes ...

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    • What We Know About Zantac and Cancer

      In a series of shocking recalls, the popular heartburn medicine, Zantac, was associated with the carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Zantac is a brand-name version of the drug ranitidine, which ...

      Read More
    • Spinal Cord Injury Treatments Can Build to Expensive Costs

      Spinal cord injuries are currently irreversible in most cases. Any harm caused to the sensitive spinal nerve is usually permanent since the nerves regenerate at such a slow rate. However, there are ...

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    • Why Does My Back Ache? Signs of Spinal Cord Injury

      Are you living with chronic back pain and aches? While back pain is extremely common among most age groups, it is not always an annoyance that can be alleviated with painkillers or a bit of ...

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    • Los Angeles Dodgers Sued for Negligent Security After Parking Lot Assault

      In late March 2019, a man was leaving Dodger Stadium after a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks when he was assaulted by other baseball fans. The violent attack left him ...

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    • Evidence That Your Brain Injury Contributed to Your PTSD

      A traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) can manifest in many ways, sometimes in ways that are completely unpredictable. According to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research , it might even be possible ...

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    • Identifying Brain Injuries: What Do You Know About ABI?

      Seeing a loved one experience a brain injury is often heartbreaking and terrifying. When trying to learn whether they might recover, and what you can do to help them, you may hear doctors and nurses ...

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    • How Does a Load Crew Contribute to a Truck Accident?

      Everyone who interacts with a commercial truck plays an important role in its operation. From the mechanics working on the brakes to the trucking company setting a shipping schedule, they can all help ...

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    • What Steps Should I Take After a Truck Accident?

      The Georgia Department of Transportation estimates that there are nearly 200 truck-related fatalities each year. While commercial freight carriers tend to vary in size and purpose, they all share ...

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    • How Can a Black Box Help My Truck Accident Case?

      Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident? There are over 170 truck accident fatalities reported in Georgia each year. Due to their massive size and weight, any collision involving a commercial motor vehicle ...

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    • What Counts as Adequate Security?

      When you are at your own apartment, you typically expect that nothing bad will happen to you. You lock your windows and doors at night and expect that the apartment security will take care of the ...

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    • Georgia Court of Appeals Decision Extends Period of Time for Crime Victims to File Personal Injury Claims

      Georgia law holds property owners responsible for keeping safe premises for tenants and their invited guests. A property owner may be liable for criminal acts that take place on their premises if he ...

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    • Managing Your Social Media Accounts After Being A Victim Of Violent Crime

      Social media has integrated itself into many aspects of our daily lives. People use it to stay in touch with friends, keep up with the news, and stay connected with the world around them. However, ...

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    • Walmart Employee Dies to COVID-19, Surviving Family Sues the Retailer

      A wrongful death claim has been filed against Walmart by the surviving family members of an Illinois man who worked for the retail giant at a location in Evergreen Park. According to the claim, the ...

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    • Wrongful Death Claimants in Georgia: Who Can File

      Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits filed after someone loses their life due to an accident, injury, or illness caused by a third party’s negligence. The damages sought in a wrongful death claim ...

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