When someone undergoes surgery, he is putting his life and his health in the hands of a surgical team. Though we should be able to trust these medical professionals to take the utmost care throughout the procedure, if they fail to do so and a patient suffers injury, they can be held accountable. Read the rest »
Due to our tax incentives and a welcoming spirit, film and television is a growing industry in Georgia. Currently, there are 29 productions being filmed in the state. But, along with the glamour and revenue generated by film and TV production comes the very real danger of the reel industry. Read the rest »
In any urban or suburban environment, there will be a potentially dangerous mix of motor vehicles and pedestrians (or bicyclists). And in this smartphone era, where distracted driving is on the rise, commercial property owners and civil engineers need to take proactive measures to ensure pedestrian safety. Read the rest »
Due to its strategic location, Atlanta is a major hub of commerce. This is particularly evident around the holidays, when companies like UPS (headquartered in Atlanta) are abuzz with activity. To meet the season’s elevated demand for goods being shipped around the country and the world, many warehouses and distribution centers hire seasonal employees. This is good for the hire-ees, because many people need additional income around the holidays. Read the rest »
If you are visiting an unfamiliar location over the holidays, taking an organized bus tour is a good way to see local spots of interest and learn about them.
There are many bus tours available to locations throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Savannah, and Stone Mountain. But, like any vehicle on the roadways, tour buses can be involved in serious accidents. Read the rest »
According to the Storefront Safety Council, a motor vehicle crashes into a commercial building—such as a restaurant, office suite, or retail storefront—nearly 60 times a day in the United States. This is not only dangerous for the people inside the building, but also for pedestrians in the area. Read the rest »
In the automotive industry, it is imperative for manufacturers to consider the consequences of building cars with faulty parts.
Even with quality control practices in place, vehicles are still occasionally assembled using defective parts. These vehicles can cause accidents that injure the driver, passengers, other vehicle drivers, and even pedestrians. Read the rest »
For medical professionals, following rules and guidelines can mean saving lives and giving people hope. It is unfortunately also true that cutting corners can result in traumatic circumstances.
Professionals in the medical field are held to a certain level of accountability called “the standard of care.” Falling short of the standard of care can result in injury or death to patients. It is for this reason that medical malpractice claims are some of the most serious and complex cases in the legal industry. Read the rest »
Liability insurance is a requirement for operating a motor vehicle in Georgia. If you are involved in an auto accident, this type of coverage is used to financially compensate the other motorist(s) who was impacted, to pay for medical costs and property damages. The majority of U.S. states require liability insurance, and also require certain minimum amounts of coverage. Read the rest »