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Georgia Driver Indicted on Multiple Counts for Tracy Morgan Crash

By Grant Law Office on February 6, 2016 - Comments off

A 35-year-old truck driver from Georgia faces multiple criminal charges for the accident that resulted in the death of 62-year-old comic James McNair and left actor Tracy Morgan severely injured. The fatal truck accident occurred in the Summer of 2014 on the New Jersey Turnpike. The Georgia truck driver now faces a number of charges, including first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree vehicular homicide, and various aggravated assault charges.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents



Atlanta Hit-and-Run Crash Proves Fatal

By Grant Law Office on February 2, 2016 - Comments off

A 30-year-old man has been killed in an Atlanta car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. The fatal car crash occurred near the Hamilton E. Holmes exit on I-20. Officials say the man’s Saturn Ion was rear-ended by a Hyundai Elantra. Both drivers pulled over and exited their vehicles. As the man walked back to his Saturn an unknown vehicle struck him. Officials are searching for a vehicle, which they say, has damage to the passenger side. Read the rest »


Sandy Springs Pedestrian Killed On I-285

By Grant Law Office on November 30, 2015 - Comments off

Georgia Hit and Run A 53 year old Sandy Springs, Georgia woman was killed by an unknown vehicle last month as she walked along Interstate 285. Local police have issued a $5,000 reward for evidence leading to the arrest of the hit and run driver. Anyone with knowledge of the accident is urged to contact the Sandy Springs Police Department. Read the rest »



Atlanta Child Struck By School Bus

By Grant Law Office on November 18, 2015 - Comments off

As a parent, your duty is to love, protect, and nurture your children. But, you also need to start letting them out of the nest so they can learn to make their way in the world. This can be a difficult thing for most parents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury



Wrong Way Car Accident Kills Georgia Woman

By Grant Law Office on October 27, 2015 - Comments off

The life of one young woman was lost and the life of another was seriously impacted in a wrong way car accident. According to a report published on CBS46.com, it was around four in the morning when a car traveling the wrong way on Georgia State Route 400 collided head on with a Nissan SUV. The driver of the wrong way car (aged 21) was pronounced dead at the scene, while the SUV driver (aged 27) had to be extracted from her vehicle and rushed to a local hospital. Her condition has been updated from “critical” to “serious.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accidents



Georgia Woman Dies In Scooter Accident

By Grant Law Office on October 20, 2015 - Comments off

A 33 year old Athens woman was killed last week, when her Honda scooter was involved in a head on collision with a car. Athens-Clarke County police are still investigating the accident, but an article published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the woman’s scooter strayed over the center line and into the path of the approaching vehicle. She died of her injuries at a nearby hospital. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accidents



Atlanta Truck Driver’s Error Devastates Family

By Grant Law Office on October 11, 2015 - Comments off

It’s amazing how a simple act of negligence can bring tragedy to a young family in a matter of seconds. According to a story on Atlanta’s 11alive news last month, a small truck carrying a married couple and their two young daughters was struck by a runaway tractor trailer while driving down Highway 41 in Emerson, Georgia. The mother, Kyra Karr, 31, was killed in the truck accident; her husband, Reed Karr, 36, and their two daughter were hospitalized in serious but stable condition. It took rescue crews two hours to extract the three survivors from their wrecked vehicle. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents



Atlanta Pedestrian Safety Stats

By Grant Law Office on October 4, 2015 - Comments off

If you live or work in the metro Atlanta area, you need to be extra alert when walking the sidewalks and crossing streets. According to an article in Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta metro area is the eighth most dangerous area for pedestrians in the country. Only Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Miami, Memphis, Birmingham, and Houston were more dangerous. Read the rest »



Two Atlanta Children Killed in Wreck

By Grant Law Office on September 24, 2015 - Comments off

Atlanta Car Crash“Heartbreaking” is the only word that can come close to describing what happened in suburban Clayton County last month. According to a story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a woman and her two children were crossing Georgia 138 when her Honda Accord was T-boned by a semi truck. The woman survived with a leg injury, but the children—a five year old boy and a six year old girl—died at the scene. The cause of the car accident has not yet been determined, but a witness at the scene reported that the mother claimed that her brakes “went out.” Witnesses also say that both the mother and the truck’s driver were devastated. Read the rest »

Posted in: Legal Updates



Richmond County Woman Receives $1.57 million Malpractice Settlement

By Grant Law Office on September 19, 2015 - Comments off

Georgia MalpracticeEarlier this summer, Melissa Gravitt won a substantial malpractice suit against her former Augusta OBGYN, Dr. Peter Grossman. According to an article in The Augusta Chronicle, in 2011, the 36 year old Gravitt underwent a laparoscopic surgical procedure to increase her possibility of becoming pregnant. During the operation, she suffered a small bowel perforation. Because bowel perforation is considered an acceptable risk for that type of surgery, it was not the cause for Ms. Gravitt’s claim. It was the doctor’s aftercare negligence that brought the medical malpractice suit. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice



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