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Congratulations to Our 2022 Scholarship Finalists!

By Grant Law Office on May 11, 2022

The word "Congrats" spelled out with golden balloons.

This season is special and a favorite time of year for us at Grant Law Office. That’s because it’s when we get to be introduced to so many inspiring students from across Georgia through the essays they submit to us for our annual Best Foot Forward Scholarship. Those who apply to win this scholarship are certainly motivated to better themselves and the world around them, and we were excited to see that 180 essays were submitted this year!

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How Modern Cars Reduce Distracted Driving Risk

By Grant Law Office on March 8, 2022

A man's left hand guiding the steering wheel of a car.

Smartphone technology and GPS are excellent modern tools for drivers, but they also interfere with the capacity to pay attention. Distracted driving is dangerous. All drivers know it, yet they still do it.

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Posted in: Auto Accidents

The Obligations of Security Guards in Public Spaces

By Grant Law Office on March 1, 2022

A man with a bright yellow security jacket standing in front of a building.

People tend to pay more attention to their own behavior when there is a uniform or a badge around. Security guards play many roles when securing public facilities. Their presence ensures the safety of people, premises, and objects located by deterring people from acting outside of the rules of the space or the laws in the region.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

PPE for Welders

By Grant Law Office on February 8, 2022

 

A welder wearing head protection while working.

Welders face a number of occupational hazards on a daily basis. They are routinely exposed to flames, hot or sparking arcs, flying debris, and slag vapor. Welding accidents account for approximately 25% of fatal workplace accidents and include approximately one-third of all nonfatal amputations, as stated by Water Welders. Approximately 1,000 welders suffer injury for every 100 million work hours. This is much higher than the average injury rate for other workers. Welding safety hazards include:

  • Fire and explosions
  • Exposure to gasses and fumes
  • Physical hazards, including cuts, crushing, and burns

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Construction Accidents Caused by Falling Materials

By Grant Law Office on February 1, 2022

A construction worker sitting atop a steel beam well above the ground, working on a building.Falling objects are one of the leading causes of work-related fatalities. “Struck-by” incidents rank among OSHA’s “Fatal Four” hazards in the construction industry. OSHA safety standards are designed to prevent injuries to workers from falling objects. Many falling materials accidents are caused by negligence.

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Beware of Atlanta Winter Road Hazards

By Grant Law Office on January 10, 2022

Damaged SUV in a ditch to the side of the road.

When winter storms hit Georgia, they can make driving conditions hazardous on local roads. Snow and freezing rain can quickly turn roadways into slick, icy surfaces. High winds can down trees and cause traffic signals to go out, making driving around town even more treacherous. It is best to stay at home during a winter storm if you are able. If you must go out, be aware of the winter road hazards in Atlanta.

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Posted in: Auto Accidents

Evaluating Long-Term Car Accident Injuries in Atlanta

By Grant Law Office on January 3, 2022

A female physician treating a male patient's arm injury by dressing it.The impact of a car crash can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging from mild to fatal. Even with prompt medical treatment, some injuries can have long-term effects on car accident victims. This is why it is important to consider future losses in seeking compensation from responsible parties.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Beware of Falling Construction Debris in Atlanta

By Grant Law Office on December 13, 2021

Cranes at a construction site.

Falling debris can cause severe injuries to both construction workers and pedestrians in Atlanta. Being struck by an object is one of OSHA’s “fatal four” leading causes of death for workers in the construction industry. Bystanders simply walking in the vicinity of a construction project can also be seriously injured or killed by falling debris, tools, or other objects, if the proper safety measures are not taken.

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Deadly Hazards to Know About When Traveling Through Georgia

By Grant Law Office on December 6, 2021

A rear-end collision involving two cars.

Commuters in Georgia face serious hazards when they get behind the wheel of a car. Statewide, traffic fatalities are on the rise. As of October, more than 1,000 people had already died in traffic crashes across the state in 2021, as reported on Fox 5. In one September weekend alone, 16 people were killed in traffic accidents. Speeding is a major factor in deadly accidents in Georgia and on metro Atlanta roads.

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Posted in: Auto Accidents

How to Guide Your Teen Down the Path to Driver Safety

By Grant Law Office on October 11, 2021

A young girl driving a car.

Young, inexperienced drivers are far more likely to be involved in a serious or fatal vehicle accident. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports that 7 percent of fatal accidents involve teenage drivers, with 2,042 people dying in accidents with a teen driver in a recent year.

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Posted in: Teen Driving

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May
11

Congratulations to Our 2022 Scholarship Finalists!

This season is special and a favorite time of year for us at Grant Law Office. That’s because…

Mar
8

How Modern Cars Reduce Distracted Driving Risk

Smartphone technology and GPS are excellent modern tools for drivers, but they also interfere with the capacity to…

Mar
1

The Obligations of Security Guards in Public Spaces

People tend to pay more attention to their own behavior when there is a uniform or a badge…

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