Atlanta Personal Injury Law Blog

When is a doctor responsible for a birth injury?

When parents have a viable cause of action to pursue a birth injury case, they will usually pursue a liability lawsuit against the doctor or surgeon who treated the mother while she was pregnant or giving birth. If successfully navigated, such a lawsuit could bring the parents money to pay for the baby's medical care and other damages caused by the birth injury.

That said, not all birth injuries were the fault of a doctor or surgeon. In fact, in many cases, a birth injury happens naturally and no one is to blame.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Georgia?

When it comes to the loss of a loved one, no one will completely understand your grief and pain. Even worse, if your loved one was a spouse, who helped contribute to family income, you and your family are probably suffering financially in addition to the intense emotional pain that comes with the death of someone you love.

In order to help you reach a sense of closure, and recoup some of the financial losses you have incurred, you might want to look into whether there is the possibility of filing a wrongful death action related to your loved one's loss.

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.