Atlanta Personal Injury Law Blog

Premises liability: Do you have a claim?

When you step on to someone else's property, your favorite clothing store in Atlanta for example, you expect a certain measure of safety. In other words, you do not expect to come into contact with dangerous conditions that might cause you harm. Unfortunately, this does occur. Maybe the floor at the supermarket was wet and you slipped. Or, perhaps the carpet in your doctor's office was torn and caught your shoe, causing you to trip. When accidents like these occur, premises liability comes into play.

In general, premises liability has to do with a property owner's (or other occupant's) duty to people that come on the property.

Dealing with a brain injury after a car accident

Brain injuries -- depending on their severity -- can result in lifelong disabilities. Even a relatively minor brain injury can affect a victim's daily life for months after an accident.

Disabilities that affect a brain injury victim might include cognitive deficiencies, emotional and psychological problems and physical disabilities related to one's motor skills. These can lead to an inability to work, problems with romantic and friendship relationships, and more.

Automated safety systems in vehicles save lives

Every year it seems that automakers come out with a new safety gadget. Although many of these technologies might seem "gimmicky," new research shows that some of them are actually saving lives.

Two recent studies reveal that cars equipped with automated monitoring systems get in fewer vehicle collisions than normal cars. According to the studies, the technology could prevent tens of thousands of crashes every year if all cars were equipped.

I got hurt in a car accident caused by a domestic animal

Cows, horses and pigs are large, docile animals that you'll find on many Georgia farms. These animals have no place, however, in the middle of the road, where they can cause catastrophic and fatal car accidents.

Imagine you were driving through the country on a Sunday afternoon, and suddenly a cow walks in the middle of your vehicle's path. If you strike the cow, not only could it kill the animal, but could also kill or seriously injure you and the other occupants of your vehicle. Who is liable for financial damages relating to a domesticated animal crash like this?

Car accident claims and Facebook

What you post on Facebook in the days, weeks and months after a car accident can come back and haunt you if you have filed a personal injury claim.

Insurance company adjusters routinely conduct social media searches on people who file injury claims. Anything you say to your friends on Facebook, Instagram or other sites can be used against you.

New 'textalyzer' technology aims to crack down on distracted drivers

Undoubtedly, you've witnessed a distracted driver on their cellphone. Maybe you honked at them because they were swerving into your lane or yelled in frustration because they weren't paying attention and keeping up with traffic. You've also probably heard horror stories about people dying in car crashes as a result of someone texting or being otherwise engaged with their phone.

3 ways your life changes after a serious injury

After you suffer a personal injury, there are many things that change. You, yourself -- the type of person you've always considered yourself to be -- might change, your outlook may now differ and you might have new goals. Your family may treat you differently, or you may be unable to return to work.

There are dozens of ways your life changes after an injury, but here are three to consider before you accept a settlement from the party who caused your injury.

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.