Car accidents and personal injuries are a frequent occurrence in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Most resulting injuries can be easily treated, however, some have more serious consequences. When excess pressure builds up inside an area of the body and affects circulation, the resulting condition is called compartment syndrome. When compartment syndrome gets especially bad, it may require surgery to prevent permanent injury. It can be extremely painful and has potential to cause permanent damage to affected body parts.
People suffer burn injury in the state of Georgia every day. Suffering a burn injury is a traumatic and painful experience. Even minor burns can produce long lasting excruciating pain. Victims of serious burns suffer greatly, and often have to undergo extensive care. In some cases, extended hospitalization is required, and skin grafting may be a necessary procedure. Sometimes amending the burn isn’t entirely possible, and serious permanent scarring, amputation, or paralysis may result. Aside from the physical injuries, burn victims also suffer emotional scarring and mental trauma. Self-esteem, self-consciousness and embarrassment occur often.
In Punta Gorda, Florida, a police officer accidentally shot and killed a woman during a civilian training session. The gun used during the session mistakenly had a live round in it. According to a CNN report, the weapon was supposed to have had blank ammunition inside, and the purpose of the drill was a “shoot/don’t shoot” role-play scenario in which simulated lethal force was to be demonstrated. Unfortunately, the training exercise did not turn out as planned. Sadly, the tragic outcome of this event was entirely avoidable.
When nursing home facilities undertrain, underpay, and understaff, the results can be deadly. Grant Law Office recently handled a case where an elderly nursing home resident died as the result of a fall that caused brain hemorrhage. The gentleman was considered to be at high fall risk. So, fall precautions were ordered for him. Read the rest »
Hemiplegia is brain damage that leads to partial or total paralysis of one side of the body.
Hemiplegia is most often the result of disrupted blood flow to the brain. Such an injury can be caused by a traumatic brain injury, such as a blow to the head resulting from an automobile collision or any other trauma-causing incident. Read the rest »
Rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber have rapidly grown in popularity here in Atlanta. More and more people are choosing to use an app on their phone to use a rideshare app over calling a traditional cab. This means that residents of Atlanta are being driven around by strangers, in vehicles they’ve never been in before, under the assumption that they are protected in the event of an accident. Read the rest »
It’s time to make more space on the mantel. Grant Law Office is proud to announce that our founding partner, Wayne Grant, has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer for the 12th consecutive year. This is another major achievement for a man who has been a cornerstone of the Atlanta legal community for the last 30 years. Read the rest »
There’s nothing as heart wrenching as the loss of a child. In addition to the grief and heartache that results from such a tragedy, there is also the significant financial impact that a sudden death can have on a family. If you have lost a child as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, there are ways to hold the at-fault parties accountable. Read the rest »
Loss of hearing and vision are catastrophic injuries which can have a devastating and long-term impact on victims and their families. If your loss of hearing or vision was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages and losses. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we encounter. Read the rest »
Brain injuries often leave victims with long-term or even lifelong consequences. Those with traumatic brain injuries may need long-term treatment, care, and rehabilitation. Many costs may have to be paid out of pocket. Here are answers to some of the questions victims and families may be asking in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury. Read the rest »