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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, 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

Federal Authorities Investigating Georgia Nursing Home

By Grant Law Office on September 9, 2015 - Comments off

Oklahoma Nursing Home AbuseLast April, 77 year old Carol Sheppard was rushed to the emergency room with a three inch gash on her head and bleeding on the brain. What else nurses and doctors discovered was very disturbing. Sheppard, a resident of the New London Healthcare Center for four years, was found to have a bed sore that went to her bone, severely ingrown toenails, an open wound on her hand with a bandage that hadn’t been changed for days. Hospital staff also described her as being in overall, poor hygiene. Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Three Die In Georgia Car Crash

By Grant Law Office on August 26, 2015 - Comments off

Tragedy struck three Conyers, Georgia area families late last month when a car traveling eastbound on I-20 ran off the road and hit a tree. According to a report from ABC affiliate WJBF Channel 6, investigators believe the car was speeding when the accident took place. Read the rest »

The Ever Present Danger of Car Accidents

By Grant Law Office on August 10, 2015 - Comments off

Georgia Car AccidentsJust last month, a car accident in DeKalb County killed three people. According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, a white Mercedes SUV ran a red light and hit a car carrying two women and one man. All three were killed in the collision. Reportedly, the driver of the Mercedes attempted to flee but was restrained by witnesses until the police arrived. Read the rest »

Posted in: Legal Updates

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