Driving on the roads and highways requires constant and undivided attention. The driver needs to keep their eyes on the road to ensure their own safety, the safety of the passengers they carry in the car with them, as well as the safety of other road users including pedestrians and other drivers. The law in Atlanta considers anything that prevents a driver from safely operating the vehicle as a driving distraction.
Uber & Lyft Accidents
The multinational ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft take the position of deniability when it comes to accidents involving their drivers. The companies label drivers as independent third-party contractors and not as company employees per se. Uber claims that it is merely the provider of the technology that connects the drivers with passengers. In that position, Uber drivers are technically independent of the company despite the fact that the ridesharing provider facilitates the service entirely.
Anytime someone travels in a metropolitan area, they are at risk for injury. Whether it’s by walking, biking or driving your car, traveling can be quite risky the more people are involved. In a metro area like Atlanta this is no exception, and can put pedestrians in the crossfire when it comes to accidents – and accident compensation.
What can you do when you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident? Aside from finding the right lawyer to represent you or help you with your case, there are many measures you can pursue. As the number of bicyclist accidents rise in the area, the need to provide better help to victims has also risen.
Riding a motorcycle is nothing like driving a car: On a motorcycle, you can feel the open air as you go for a long or short ride on the weekend or even during your lunch break. The freedom you feel on your motorcycle comes at a price, though; if you are ever involved in an accident, you have far less to protect you, so you are far more likely to sustain injuries.
Tractor trailer accidents in Atlanta, Georgia happen on a daily basis. They can leave victims injured and financially stressed. Victims feel like there is nowhere else to turn, but there is. If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi-truck accident, turn to our truck accident lawyers to help you through what can be a painstaking process of ensuring that the victim (or victims) receives the medical treatment they need, no matter the cost.
Product liability is essentially a lawful case or claim when a product was defective, unsafe or didn’t work according to instructions and caused one or multiple people serious bodily harm or death. Within a product liability lawsuit, the plaintiff wishes to hold the creator, manufacturer or seller of the product responsible for the damage from the injury or death due to the unsafe product.
While the death of a family member or friend is always sad, when it was caused by carelessness or intentional malice, the sadness can quickly and easily turn to rage, resentment, and even guilt, and the psychological and emotional toll it takes can be tremendous. In cases such as these, Georgia law allows a victim’s family to seek recompense for their tragic loss.
Slip & Fall
Living your normal life, getting groceries, walking to or from your car, or entering or exiting an elevator, you don’t plan or expect to slip and fall. You wouldn’t think, “I’m going to go to the mall to get Sam a birthday present; I might fall and hurt myself as I’m getting off the escalator, too.” You might not think about those kinds of things, but property owners need to; they have a legal responsibility to make sure that anyone visiting their place of business can and will avoid accidents like that.
Nursing Home Abuse
The Georgia Department of Human Services expects the population of individuals aged 60 and older will increase by at least 75% by 2030. As Georgia’s elderly population increases, the number of people living in nursing homes will increase. As a result, there is potential for increased instances of nursing home abuse and neglect.
The fine residents of the great state of Georgia look everyday to put their trust into the hands of the medical community. Georgia residents rely on the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. They expect that these professionals are properly trained. They want to make sure that these professionals are able to stand up to the utmost of ethical standards when they treat us. The thing is that is not always the case.
No, Georgia does not have a “One Bite” law, so your attorney must prove the dog’s owner was negligent in some way. Around the country, millions of people are attacked by dogs each year. Though dogs are typically seen as a beloved household pet that is usually “harmless,” the reality of dog bite injury is far more gruesome than the stereotype. 800,000 of the 4.7 million dog bites that occur each year across the U.S. require medical attention. Nearly 50% of these dog bites bring people into the emergency room.
As a workers compensation attorney my job is to pursue all benefits to which you’re entitled. Workers’ compensation consists of medical benefits, as well as income benefits. Each case is unique and valued differently. The value of your claim depends on numerous factors, from your pre-injury income to your prognosis.
A skilled workers compensation lawyer knows that settlements in Georgia are not always easy or straightforward. It’s rare that the insurance company offers an injured worker the true and full value of the claim the first time.
If you recently lost a loved one in an Atlanta work-related accident, you might be entitled to death benefits under the Georgia workers’ compensation system. In order to receive benefits, which include weekly income benefits, funeral expenses and the deceased’s medical bills, you must be considered an eligible beneficiary under state laws. If you’re unsure of how to proceed with a claim or whether or not you qualify, you’ll want to speak to a local workers’ compensation attorney.
When you have sustained a serious work injury and your injury is determined to be “catastrophic” under Georgia workers’ compensation laws, then you are entitled to medical benefits, vocational rehabilitation benefits and Total Disability Benefits indefinitely or until you can return to work. If your injury is not specifically labeled as catastrophic, your income replacement benefits will be capped at 400 weeks. This is why it’s important to ensure you receive a catastrophic injury determination under Georgia workers’ compensation rules.
Back & Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries can cause pain and disability for weeks, months, and, in some cases, even years. Many workers are prone to back and neck injuries, especially those workers who perform heavy lifting, frequent twisting, loading cargo, bathing and transferring patients, repetitive work, overexertion, or driving long distances.
A workers compensation lawyer will tell you that the first question you need to ask after suffering an injury on the job is, does your employer carry workers’ compensation insurance? According to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, all businesses with three or more workers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.