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Two Atlanta Children Killed in Wreck

By Grant Law Office on September 24, 2015 - Comments off

Atlanta Car Crash“Heartbreaking” is the only word that can come close to describing what happened in suburban Clayton County last month. According to a story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a woman and her two children were crossing Georgia 138 when her Honda Accord was T-boned by a semi truck. The woman survived with a leg injury, but the children—a five year old boy and a six year old girl—died at the scene. The cause of the car accident has not yet been determined, but a witness at the scene reported that the mother claimed that her brakes “went out.” Witnesses also say that both the mother and the truck’s driver were devastated. Read the rest »

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Richmond County Woman Receives $1.57 million Malpractice Settlement

By Grant Law Office on September 19, 2015 - Comments off

Georgia MalpracticeEarlier this summer, Melissa Gravitt won a substantial malpractice suit against her former Augusta OBGYN, Dr. Peter Grossman. According to an article in The Augusta Chronicle, in 2011, the 36 year old Gravitt underwent a laparoscopic surgical procedure to increase her possibility of becoming pregnant. During the operation, she suffered a small bowel perforation. Because bowel perforation is considered an acceptable risk for that type of surgery, it was not the cause for Ms. Gravitt’s claim. It was the doctor’s aftercare negligence that brought the medical malpractice suit. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Federal Authorities Investigating Georgia Nursing Home

By Grant Law Office on September 9, 2015 - Comments off

Oklahoma Nursing Home AbuseLast April, 77 year old Carol Sheppard was rushed to the emergency room with a three inch gash on her head and bleeding on the brain. What else nurses and doctors discovered was very disturbing. Sheppard, a resident of the New London Healthcare Center for four years, was found to have a bed sore that went to her bone, severely ingrown toenails, an open wound on her hand with a bandage that hadn’t been changed for days. Hospital staff also described her as being in overall, poor hygiene. Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Three Die In Georgia Car Crash

By Grant Law Office on August 26, 2015 - Comments off

Tragedy struck three Conyers, Georgia area families late last month when a car traveling eastbound on I-20 ran off the road and hit a tree. According to a report from ABC affiliate WJBF Channel 6, investigators believe the car was speeding when the accident took place. Read the rest »

The Ever Present Danger of Car Accidents

By Grant Law Office on August 10, 2015 - Comments off

Georgia Car AccidentsJust last month, a car accident in DeKalb County killed three people. According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, a white Mercedes SUV ran a red light and hit a car carrying two women and one man. All three were killed in the collision. Reportedly, the driver of the Mercedes attempted to flee but was restrained by witnesses until the police arrived. Read the rest »

Posted in: Legal Updates

The Danger of Distracted Driving in Georgia

By Grant Law Office on August 3, 2015 - Comments off

People are dying at an alarming rate along Georgia roadways this year. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, almost 700 people have been killed in the first seven months of 2015. That is 14 percent higher than the number of traffic deaths we had during the same period in 2014. We could hit 1,300 driving deaths statewide by the end of the year. Local CBS 46 speculates that this increase is related to the number of distracted drivers on the road. Read the rest »

How To Safely Bike Around Atlanta Streets

By Grant Law Office on July 30, 2015 - Comments off

Atlanta Bike AccidentsAtlanta is an incredibly modern city. As one of the fastest growing hubs of business, the population in the city has increased greatly in the last decade. More people means more commuters—and more people are choosing to ride bicycles as their way of getting around Atlanta. Of course, more bikes on the road leads to more bike accidents. Over the past few years, bicycle injuries in Atlanta have skyrocketed. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

What Causes Most Truck Accidents?

By Grant Law Office on July 28, 2015 - Comments off

2015 has been a tragic year on Georgia’s roadways. Less than a month after a semi-truck accident killed five nursing students from Georgia Southern University, another big rig collision was responsible for five more deaths. Both multi-fatality accidents occurred on Interstate 16 near Savannah. According to a report on from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, witnesses described the tractor trailer as “drifting in and out of lanes” before smashing into cars in front of it. Authorities suspect the truck’s driver may have fallen asleep. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Your Rights Concerning Medical Malpractice

By Grant Law Office on July 20, 2015 - Comments off

As you might know, Georgia Senate Bill 86 failed to pass this spring. This is a good thing for residents of the Peach State. Senate Bill 86, or the Patient Compensation Act, would’ve created a new administrative system, the first of its kind in the country, which would handle all malpractice claims instead of the courts. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Honda Adds More Vehicles to Airbag Recall

By Grant Law Office on July 10, 2015 - Comments off

Over the past seven years, Honda has recalled over 20 million vehicles for defective Takata airbags. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, Honda has just added another 4.5 million to the list of recalled vehicles for the same problem. The expanded recall now includes certain vehicles manufactured between 2007 and 2011. The majority of previously recalled vehicles were from the early 2000s, but the most recent recalls show that newer vehicles are potentially dangerous as well. In May, Honda recalled vehicles as new as model-year 2014. Read the rest »

Posted in: Airbag Injury

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