Atlanta Personal Injury Law Blog

These types of behaviors can cause a truck accident

If you live in or around the Atlanta area, you know one thing to be true: There is no escaping the many trucks that are always on the road.

As a motorist, you need to share the road with all types of vehicles. This includes passenger cars, commercial trucks, and motorcycles among others.

4 reasons that doctors don't listen

You've been having symptoms for years, for an unknown ailment, and the doctors can't get to the bottom of it. They shuffle you in and out of hospitals and offices. Not only are you frustrated by the delayed diagnosis, but you're worried that things are going to get worse before someone helps you.

Moreover, you feel like the doctors are negligent. They don't listen to you. They don't put time and energy into your case. They ignore your stories about your symptoms and just try some one-size-fits all approach. You don't actually feel like the doctors are giving you the high level of care that you expect.

These 3 tips help prevent medical mistakes

You have an upcoming operation, and you want to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. You trust your surgeon, but you know that mistakes do happen. How can you make sure that you don't suffer from mistakes that are made before, during or after surgery?

There are a few different steps you can take. One is to make sure you understand what's going to happen and when. Another is to make sure you're clear about each medical professional with whom you come into contact. Finally, it is imperative that you correct mistakes if you learn of any as you interact with personnel.

5 things to know about semitruck crash causes

Semi-truck crashes have several different causes. Determining the cause of these crashes is often important because it lets the people involved know what options they have moving on from the accident.

To find out the cause of the crash, you must look at the various factors of the case. There are several different options to consider when you are going through the evidence.

3 things you need to know about sovereign immunity

You are walking down the street when you suddenly lose your balance, tripping over the crumbling edge of the sidewalk. When you land, you hit your elbow and dislocate it. You call 911 to go to the emergency room. Now, you face months of rehabilitation, because your tendons and ligaments tore in the fall. You can't work, because you aren't able to move your arm like you used to or bear weight on the joint. What can you do? Is the government likely to cover your medical expenses? Here are a few things to remember.

The expenses victims face when seriously injured in a crash

Car crashes cost the American people close to $1 trillion yearly, according to a study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2014. Despite the high cost, the number of roadway deaths have actually been reduced over time, leading to an all-time low of 32,675 in 2014.

As a parent with children, the fact that crashes take place at all is terrifying. You place your children in safety seats, but crashes cause serious injuries in many cases, no matter how many precautions you take.

College students are often injured in drunk driving accidents

As a college student, you understand the importance of staying on the "straight and narrow." After all, it only takes one mistake to put your future in jeopardy.

Unfortunately, there could come a time when somebody breaks the law and causes you harm. For example, another college student (or anyone else, for that matter) could have too much to drink, get behind the wheel, and then cause a serious accident.

What if the plaintiff died before filing a personal injury suit?

Let's say your wife is involved in a serious car accident and suffers serious burn injuries. She spends months in the hospital fighting to recover from the burns. However, infection after infection has taken their toll and she finally succumbs to her injuries and dies.

Because your wife was struck by a drunk driver, she had a strong personal injury claim for financial damages. A claim that would have paid for the massive medical bills your family has incurred as a result of her care. Now what? Is it too late for her personal injury claim?

The expensive aftermath of a commercial truck accident

Although fatalities have declined in recent years, commercial truck accidents still happen daily, often resulting in death or serious injury. One moment, you are driving somewhere in your car and the next, you're dazed, hurting, and confused. When the other vehicle involved is much larger than your own, the potential for serious injuries is increased. While you can take steps to minimize your risk of an accident with a commercial truck, you can't prevent mistakes or neglect of duty by those driving large trucks. If you suffered injury after a truck accident, you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Car accidents, broken bones, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

When you've been in a serious car accident, your injuries may take a while to heal. For a small number of people, physically healing may not be the end of their injuries. Those who suffer broken limbs or trauma to their extremities may develop Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Even if you have received adequate medical attention, injuries to your limbs or extremities could cause ongoing symptoms well after the initial trauma heals. For those who develop CRPS/RSD, the best course of action involves retaining the services of an attorney.