Georgia Personal Injury Blog
We rely on truck drivers to get goods from one side of the country to another. Without these drivers, the economy would come to a screeching halt. However, that does not mean truck drivers shouldn’t be held accountable when they disobey the rules of the road.
Georgia has strict laws concerning truck drivers and alcohol. These laws are meant to protect everyday drivers, who could be put at risk if a truck driver gets behind the wheel while inebriated.
In case you are ever injured by an intoxicated truck driver in GA, here’s what you should know.
When you feel sick or you are in pain, you naturally go to your doctor to find out what the problem is. A responsible doctor will run the necessary tests and look over your results before deciding on a diagnosis. Surprisingly, there are many doctors who base their diagnosis off a gut instinct, or on flimsy evidence, or outdated medical science. What is particularly dangerous about a misdiagnosis is that it can lead to lasting consequences.
In mid-December, an apartment building in DeKalb County caught fire. The blaze was enormous and more than enough to overwhelm the residents inside. They could hardly breathe and quickly found themselves trapped in their apartments, with no way out except the window. Residents were forced to jump, some of them from the third floor. Many suffered burns, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. In the end, 18 people were injured in this one fire, including a pregnant woman, a 78-year-old grandmother, and several small children. However, everyone who jumped survived.
The cause of the fire? Still “under investigation.”
The American economy relies on semi-trucks and their drivers. Without them, goods could not be efficiently transported from state to state. However, trucks can pose a serious danger while on the road. Tractor-trailers often weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, meaning they can easily crush any obstacles in their path, including other vehicles. However, one of the most dangerous aspects of a truck is the cargo it carries. If that cargo spills, depending on what it is, it can cause catastrophic damage.
Drunk drivers have been a menace on our roads since cars were first invented. In order to combat the danger of drunk drivers, Georgia laws have been passed limiting the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers to under .08%.
Sadly, not everyone follows the law, and when people get behind the wheel drunk, they can cause catastrophic damage. Knowing what a drunk driver looks like and how to properly respond to one can save your life.
Losing a loved one is a difficult event to go through, especially if the loss was sudden, and even more so if it was caused by an act of negligence. Unfortunately, to add to the emotional trauma of losing a family member, many families are left in financial ruin, having to pay out thousands for funeral expenses and medical bills, on top of having to figure out how to make ends meet with one fewer breadwinner in the house. That is where a wrongful death claim comes in. These claims help families recover financially after the loss of a loved one, but not just anyone is allowed to file a wrongful death claim.
When people decide to spend the day on the water, very few consider carbon monoxide (CO) to be a potential danger. Most would assume that the real risk is drowning. However, CO poisoning on boats is a very real issue, and one that countess Georgians experience every year. Sadly, few are prepared to deal with the issue, and so many people suffer debilitating consequences, and even lose their lives to the deadly gas.
We at the Grant Law Office are incredibly proud to announce that U.S. News has named our firm one of the Best Law Firms of 2021! All of our attorneys at Grant Law Office work incredibly hard to provide our clients with the best possible support, and it is rewarding to know that our diligence has been recognized. We will continue to help our clients with compassion and dedication as we enter the new year, and beyond.
When signing up for a new gym, joining in a dangerous sport, enrolling in a school, or even getting a new job, you may be faced with a liability waiver. Most people happily sign, assuming that they won’t get hurt anyway, so the waiver won’t have an impact on their life. However, after suffering an injury due to negligence, you may find yourself in a position where you are unsure of whether or not you can legally file a claim. Well, Grant Law Office may have the answer you are looking for.
When someone chooses to drink and then get behind the wheel, they are putting everyone on the road with them at risk. Sadly, many drivers still make these dangerous decisions and cause tragic accidents. However, legally they may not be the only party responsible for the inevitable accident. According to dram shop liability laws in Georgia, the bar, liquor store, or restaurant that served the drunk driver could also be considered liable.
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