Moments after being involved in an Atlanta car accident, you must determine if you or anyone else has been hurt. If anyone has been injured, you must call the authorities and remain at the scene of the crash. While waiting for the authorities to arrive, it is advisable to collect contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident and to take photos of the crash site. After gathering evidence and speaking to the police, you may have to determine if you need medical attention.
If emergency responders arrive at the scene of the crash, it is advisable to accept medical aid. They can quickly assess your situation and help relieve any pain you are experiencing. The next step is to determine if you should go to the hospital. If you do not have an obvious injury such as a bone fracture or a laceration, you may be hesitant to go to the hospital. It can be expensive and you may be there for hours. However, there are a number of reasons why going to the hospital promptly is in your best interest. Read the rest »
Walmart has issued a product defect recall on one of their popular brands of dolls for potential fire hazards. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Walmart has recalled about 174,000 My Sweet Love/My Sweet Baby electronic baby dolls. These 16-inch dolls have been recalled for having a circuit board that can overheat.
The recall was issued after Walmart received 12 reports of incidents, including at least two reports of burns or blisters. Anyone who has these dolls should immediately take them away from children, remove the battery, and return them to a Walmart store for a complete refund. If your child was hurt, however, there are other steps you can take to protect your rights. Read the rest »
Spring is finally here! That means the days are getting warmer, people are bring out their fair-weather clothes, and adventure seekers are planning their spring vacation getaway. After suffering a seemingly endless winter, you may be tempted to go somewhere far, far away and enjoy the sun, ideally poolside at a luxurious hotel. However, you don’t have to go out of state for a fresh experience, especially if you’re living in Georgia, a state full of surprises. Hey, times are tough, too, and you may not have the cash to spend on an elaborate trip. Why not save some money and explore the state you call home? There may be something extraordinary waiting for you to discover. Read the rest »
Fourteen students, a bus driver, and another motorist were injured after a Dodge pickup truck crossed into opposing lanes and struck a school bus head-on. According to a My Fox Atlanta report, the school bus accident occurred on Highway 120 near Buchanan in Haralson County. Officials are investigating what caused the 17-year-old female driver of the pickup to enter oncoming traffic. None of the students sustained life-threatening injuries, but most complained of pain in their neck, knee, and shoulder. The driver of the pickup was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after being freed from her vehicle. It is unclear if she will be cited for the crash.
School buses are considered the safest mode of motorized transportation for school-aged kids. They are large vehicles that are capable of absorbing significant impacts. However, injuries can and do occur. It is common for children involved in a serious school bus accident to sustain neck injuries, sprains, strains, and contusions. It is even possible for children to sustain lacerations from flying objects and traumatic brain injuries from striking their head against the window or other hard surface. Read the rest »
Medical malpractice is when a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other medical practitioner causes injury or harm by acting in a negligent manner. When mistakes are made and such negligence contributes to an injury, the victim may file a medical malpractice claim against the at-fault doctor or medical facility. A medical malpractice claim will only succeed in court if the basic elements of the case are proven.
The elements of any medical malpractice case include duty, breach, causation, and damages:
- Duty: Doctors are required under the law to provide a certain standard of care to patients. Therefore, you must prove that you had a doctor-patient relationship and that the doctor owed you a certain level of care. Read the rest »
In mid February, General Motors issued a recall of more than 780,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles for defective ignition switches. GM has now announced that they are doubling the recall after 13 deaths were reported. According to The Associated Press, 842,000 Saturn Ion compacts, Saturn Sky sport cars, Pontiac Solstice, and Chevrolet HHR SUVs have been added to the list of recalled vehicles. Read the rest »
A morning of harsh weather conditions in Georgia contributed to a number of car accidents and safety issues. High winds, heavy rain, and even tornados reportedly touched down in Southern Georgia. According to The National Weather Service, a tornado damaged homes in the Holly Hills community of Laurens County north of Dublin the morning of February 21. At least one home was ruined and a number of others were damaged by falling trees. Traffic was affected by the dangerous conditions as well. In one instance, a child was injured when several trees fell near the roadway.
According to a news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a child was injured in a weather-related car accident at Oak Knoll and Crossgate drives. The stormy weather also contributed to a tractor-trailer crash that jammed traffic on 1-20 and 1-285. The truck was hauling copper wire when it overturned and slammed into the median wall. Officials believe that severe rainfall may have caused the truck to veer out of control. Read the rest »
Personal injury attorney Wayne Grant has been selected for inclusion in the Georgia Super Lawyers 2014 list for his continued success in personal injury and medical malpractice legal representation. This is the 10th year in a row that attorney Grant, based in Atlanta and founder of The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., has been selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers.
Being selected for inclusion means that Wayne Grant has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the state, as only the top 5% of all lawyers in each state are selected by Super Lawyers each year. As a rating service, Super Lawyers recognizes the best attorneys from more than 70 legal practices in each state based on their success in and out of the courtroom. Read the rest »
Despite some strange muck ups with its infrastructure, such as plumbing and, well, living facilities in general, the Sochi Winter Olympics is going strong, and people the world over are enjoying their favorite winter sports. There are the popular classics like skiing, hockey, sled racing, and figure skating. There are also relatively young thrillers like snowboarding. Whether you’re excited to see superhuman feats of speed, strength, finesse, or just plain craziness, you’re bound to find something you love.
The Winter Olympics hasn’t always been this way. Throughout its history, various sports have come and gone. Some of them were sensible sports that just didn’t catch on while others were plain crazy. Here are the five most notable former events in the Olympics history books. Read the rest »
The majority of traffic deaths involving pedestrians and bicyclists occur at night. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), 32 percent of all fatal bike and pedestrian accidents happen between 8 p.m. and midnight, and 24 percent occur between midnight and 4 a.m. To combat this issue, local officials are urging all pedestrians and bicyclists to wear bright, reflective gear.
GOHS officials report that there were more than 130 pedestrian fatalities in Georgia in 2012. They accounted for about 11 percent of all traffic deaths that year. In addition to encouraging riders and walkers to wear bright clothes, Georgia officials passed a new law requiring drivers to leave at least three feet of space when passing bicyclists. Riders who have more space will be less likely to crash into the side of a car or lose control for fear of being struck. Read the rest »