According to Atlanta Journal Constitution, a robbery occurred recently and a Georgia lawmaker was caught up in the violent theft which the robber was committed. The state representative was traveling home to South Georgia after leaving the capital where he attended a session of the General Assembly. He stopped to get gas when the robbery happened, and he was shot by the robber.  The circumstances surrounding the shooting and robbery incident are not yet clear, and the incident is under investigation. atlanta negligent security

This robbery was more newsworthy than many because it involved a lawmaker getting shot. Unfortunately, however, this is not an isolated incident or an out-of-the-ordinary situation. Robberies happen, just as other violent crimes do. When a robbery happens, if you get hurt during it, you need to understand what your rights are for recovering compensation for injuries.  An Atlanta premises liability lawyer can provide assistance in understanding what your rights are after a robbery happens.  Continue Reading

In more than 30 states throughout the country, victims of medical malpractice are limited in how much compensation they can obtain for non-economic losses, such as compensation for pain and suffering. These limits have come about through tort reform. Now, the Washington Post reports that some lawmakers on the federal level are considering tort reform efforts that could apply nationwide. Unfortunately, depending upon the decision that are made by federal lawmakers, this could result in substantial additional limits on the rights of injured patients and their families. Atlanta medical malpractice claims

An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide assistance to victims in pursuing claims for compensation after harm due to medical negligence, with the goal of recovering the maximum possible compensation. Victims who get hurt should be fully and fairly compensated for all loss, but tort reform efforts can interfere with this by allowing only partial recovery for some of the most damaging losses a victim endures.  Continue Reading

Recently, a train accident happened when a driver left his truck on train tracks. The train tracks were at-grade and were not marked very well, nor were they gated off. The man in the truck had been led to the tracks by his GPS device, which does not have specific information about at-grade railroad tracks. His truck got stuck on the tracks, and he left the truck there with his door open. He later alleged he had gone to get help. Unfortunately, a train hit the truck. The New York Times indicated that the fatal accident resulted in the death of the train engineer. It also caused 32 other people on the train to get hurt. The man who was driving the truck who had left it on the tracks is facing criminal charges. Atlanta product liability lawyer

This accident is one of many that has happened at railroad tracks located at grade. The risk of accidents at these tracks is a widespread problem and the National Transportation Safety Board is urging technology companies to add the locations of more than 200,000 railroad crossings onto GPS devices. The GPS would show the crossing on the digital map and would provide alerts to drivers who are approaching them.

Of course, while tech companies could opt to do this, it is not clear that it is the responsibility of GPS makers to try to improve road safety or prevent collisions. In fact, there have been numerous cases when people have gotten hurt because of incomplete info on a GPS or even because a GPS device had the wrong info. If such an accident happens, victims should find out what their options are for taking legal action. An Atlanta defective products attorney can provide assistance when problems arise due to a GPS device that leads a driver to a dangerous location.  Continue Reading

Recently, Washington Post reported on the death of an 88-year-old woman while she was supposed to be receiving care in a nursing facility. The woman had undergone a hip replacement procedure and was discharged from the hospital. Her daughter referred to a list that the hospital had provided to select a nursing home for the woman to go to after discharge. The home that was chosen by the daughter had an affiliation with the hospital, which the family had been happy with for providing good care. Atlanta nursing home abuse

Unfortunately, while the hospital may have provided acceptable care, the nursing care facility was definitely not a good, caring location for the patient to recover. The hospital, while it provided a list of care facilities that featured this particular home, did not include details on the nursing home. Among the details that the hospital failed to give to the patient and her daughter: the fact the home had repeated citations for violations and the fact the home had only a one-star rating from Medicare.

Unfortunately, situations like this are not isolated incidents. Patients are routinely discharged from hospitals into nursing homes or rehab centers that hospitals recommend… and sometimes those “recommended” facilities can be dangerous. If an injury or illness happens because a patient receives substandard care in a nursing home, the victim or his family should consult with an Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer for help.

During the holiday season, many new items come into people’s homes. From toys under the tree to holiday decorations, you may be buying lots of new stuff. Unfortunately, as you bring items into your home, you take the risk that those items could be dangerous or have a defect that causes harm. holiday defective product injuries

When a product turns out to be dangerous, victims who are hurt by its use can pursue a claim for damages. An Atlanta defective products lawyer can provide assistance in determining if you have a product liability claim based on an injury resulting from a product defect.

If you do, our legal team can help you to pursue a case to get compensation for losses from the product manufacturer and others who are accountable for getting the dangerous product into your hands.

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The holiday shopping season has arrived in full force. Many people will be out hitting the stores this season, and unfortunately some of those shoppers are at risk of injuries from crowds, violence, or poorly maintained stores. It is the obligation of malls and shopping centers to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing harm to others. If an injury happens and the property owner fell short in fulfilling his duty, victims could be entitled to compensation for damages. premises liability accidents holiday shopping

An Atlanta premises liability lawyer can provide assistance to victims injured while out doing their Christmas shopping. Our attorneys can help you to determine if you have a case for compensation due to your injuries and can assist you in pursuing your damage claim if someone was responsible for the harm that you endured.

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This November, in a surprise upset, Donald J. Trump won the presidency of the United States. This means President Elect Trump and those who he appoints to manage federal agencies will be shaping policies for at least the next four years. One of the announcements that Trump made following his election was the appointment of Tom Price to serve as the head of Health and Human Services.  This appointment could mean that there are changes coming on the federal level which could affect the ability of injured patients and their families to make medical malpractice claims.  atlanta medical malpractice

It is very important for victims of medical negligence to be able to recover full and fair compensation for damages. Unfortunately, tort reform efforts nationwide have already made malpractice cases harder across the country. If federal law changes, victims could face new challenges on recovering the compensation they need following injury due to medical negligence.

An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide assistance to victims in responding to legal changes that affect their rights. An attorney can also provide help working within the legal framework to make the strongest possible case so victims can get the compensation that they deserve.  Continue Reading

Anesthesia is necessary for many medical procedures in order to allow a patient to undergo painful treatments. There is both local anesthesia, which numbs pain only in a certain area, as well as general anesthesia which involves putting a patient under. General anesthesia can be really dangerous if it is not done correctly, and many victims of medical negligence are harmed by their anesthesiologists who make mistakes that have devastating consequences.  Atlanta medical malpractice

If you or someone you love had a medical procedure done and problems with anesthesia caused harm to occur, you need to take action. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide you with assistance in pursuing a case against the care provider who harmed you and a case against the employer of that care provider.

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If you go to a hospital or a doctor and you expect that you will receive treatment to improve your health, it can be shocking to find that your condition actually becomes worse instead of better. If your doctor misdiagnoses you, delays your diagnosis, or botches the treatments you receive, you could suffer serious adverse health outcomes. Atlanta medical negligence

When and if this happens to you, you need to consult with an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer. You have rights, and it is important to understand what steps you need to take to protect those rights.  An attorney can guide you through responding to the medical negligence that you have endured so you can hold the doctor, healthcare facility, and other caregivers accountable.

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Having a baby is supposed to be a joyous occasion for a family. Tragically, for some families, the birth of a new child does not result in a happy growing family but instead results in death of the mother, the infant, or both.   The New York Times reported recently on one tragic case in which a mother died in a hospital after giving birth. The article not only shared that mother’s story, but also illustrated the problem of rising maternal mortality rates throughout the United States. atlanta birth injury

When a mother or baby dies in childbirth, surviving family members are left without loved ones. Financial and emotional damage result from these tragedies. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer should be consulted by victims and their families to understand what their legal rights are.

While nothing can bring back the lost loved ones, obtaining compensation can hold doctors and hospitals accountable and help families to cover medical costs and other financial damages.