According to the Storefront Safety Council, a motor vehicle crashes into a commercial building—such as a restaurant, office suite, or retail storefront—nearly 60 times a day in the United States. This is not only dangerous for the people inside the building, but also for pedestrians in the area. Read the rest »
Slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents that we see here in Atlanta at Grant Law Office. They are routinely caused by the negligence and sheer laziness of property owners and business owners. When you visit someone else’s property, either as a guest or customer, the owner of the premises owes you a duty of care to keep you safe from dangerous conditions such as grease on the floor. Read the rest »
Each year, in the state of Georgia, approximately 120,000 individuals are injured in car accidents and another 1,200 lose their lives. Car accidents often occur suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving the victim driver with little to no time to react. Despite this, they are largely preventable. Because many are caused by driver negligence, by practicing safer driving and reducing distractions, a vast number of car accidents could be avoided. With that said, Georgia state law allows victims of car accidents to seek compensation for their damages from the at-fault driver. Read the rest »
In recent years, water births have become increasingly popular with expecting mothers who desire a more natural approach to child labor and delivery. During labor, the mother enters a pool or tub filled with warm water. The water helps the mother relax, reduces pain and injury, and potentially improves blood flow. When delivery begins, many mothers remain in the water until the baby is born. Research thus far has not found any benefits to delivering the baby while in the water. Read the rest »
The removal of a bodily appendage is called an amputation. Amputations are serious and life-changing, and in the Atlanta area they occur at an unfortunate rate. They can be caused by traumatic injuries, illnesses, and surgical practices. In many cases, the victims can use a prosthetic limb to make their lives manageable, but little can be done to relieve the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of living as an amputee. Read the rest »
Medical students take their first steps as interns each July, by beginning work at teaching hospitals all across the country. As with many other cities, Atlanta, Georgia, has a number of these institutions. Interns at teaching hospitals have very little experience in diagnosing and treating the illnesses and injuries of their new patients. This has become the basis of a long-standing joke among professionals in the medical field. “Don’t get sick in July,” you may hear a seasoned doctor say in good humor, but are there serious threats to patients being treated by inexperienced medical interns? Read the rest »
Giving birth is one of the most treasured and delicate experiences in many people’s lives.
For this reason, welcoming a new life into this world requires great care on behalf of the medical professionals who oversee it. If a doctor or nurse is negligent in his practices, it could result in the serious injury or even death of an infant. Medical professionals who neglect their duties are held responsible for their mistakes by the law. To ensure that medical professionals do their job safely and professionally, they are held accountable by a concept called “the standard of care.” The standard of care maintains basic rights by which every patient must be treated. Adhering to this helps make sure that every child is delivered as safely as possible. Read the rest »
There’s something to be said about rising to the pinnacle of one’s vocation, and that can certainly be said about Top 100 Civil Plaintiff attorney Wayne Grant. Mr. Grant has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers, an elite, invitation-only organization, as a “Top 100” trial attorney.
Being a Top 100 Trial Lawyer is certainly an honor, as membership is offered only to a select cadre of practicing attorneys throughout the country who have consistently proven themselves in the courtroom. Inclusion in this noble fraternity is, without a doubt, the result of Wayne’s more than 30 years of dogged pursuit of justice on behalf of Georgia injury victims. Being a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is a testament to Wayne Grant’s recognition by his peers for his reputation, influence, stature in the legal community, and leadership.
We at the Grant Law Office want to wish you a happy and safe New Year. While you deserve to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, we urge you to do so with caution. Statistics show that more than half the traffic fatalities that occur on New Year’s Day involve drunk drivers. Grant Law Office has some tips to help keep you from becoming a statistic.