Archive for December 2018

The Repercussions of Misdiagnosing Meningitis

The consequence of misdiagnosing meningitis

In 2014, an outbreak of meningitis swept the nation, resulting in hundreds of untimely deaths. Although the cause of the epidemic was initially unknown, scientists eventually saw the link between the spread of the disease and the use of contaminated steroids. Compounding this problem were the multiple misdiagnoses by doctors. By the time of the…

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Rear End Car Accident in Charlotte, NC

Rear End Car Crashes Charlotte, NC

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear end car crashes are one of the most frequently occurring types of collisions. Furthermore, the majority of these accidents involved a lead vehicle that stopped immediately before the crash. These statistics are significant as some of the most painful and serious injuries sustained by car…

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What to do if You Are in an Accident With an Uber?

What Happens if You Are in an Accident With an Uber

An Uber does not seem particularly different than a traditional taxi to riders. In both, riders pay for someone to drive them from place A to place B. The phone app that allows riders to request a car used to set the service apart. Now, taxi services are also developing apps for riders to hail…

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Georgia Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover Workplace Violence

Is Workplace Violence Covered Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation

Assaults, threats, homicides, and other violence within American workplaces are all too common. The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statics uncovered 23,000 significant injuries that occurred from assaults at work in 2013. Healthcare and social service workers are the most at risk. In 2010, the Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries found there were 518 workplace…

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Injuries From Defective Airbags in Car Accidents

Charlotte personal injury caused by defective airbags

The Takata defective airbag recalls started in 2014. Reports that the airbags were improperly deploying, sending shrapnel into the cabin of the car, etc. In November of 2014, The New York Times published a report claiming Takata knew about the issues with their airbags long before the recalls. Two years later and the injury and…

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Winning A Slip and Fall Case

Could You Have a Winning Slip and Fall Case

Anyone can sustain a serious physical injury after an accidental slip and fall. For instance, in 2009, Sue Brown—a Georgia resident—brought a lawsuit against AMC Theaters at Southlake Mall after accidentally tripping over a “Wet Floor” sign that was lying flat on the lobby floor. According to Brown’s statement, her foot caught hold of the…

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Injured on Friend’s Swimming Pool Deck

Injured on Friend's Swimming Pool Deck

When it is a 90 degree day is Augusta, Georgia, the thought of diving into a cool, clear pool is probably all that gets you through the work week. Then on the weekend, you head over to your friend’s house to enjoy his swimming pool and large deck. However, this weekend your visit did not…

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Liability Law for Dog Bite in Georgia

Georgia Dog Bite Law

Dogs are often considered a member of the family. They are loved and well cared for. But every year, thousands of pets attack and bite other people, leading to injuries and even fatalities. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 4.5 million dog bite in the U.S. every year.…

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Workers’ Compensation Remote Workers Issues

Remote Workers and Workers’ Compensation Issues

It used to be that you drove or commuted into work five days a week. But now, 3.7 million employees work from home at least part time, according to a study by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Working from home has been a striking trend in the last decade, with the number of employees regularly taking advantage of Internet-based options…

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Serious Injury from a Whiplash in a Car Accident

Whiplash injury from a car accident

Unfortunately for Augusta residents, car accidents occur all too frequently. Statistics from the state of Georgia’s Office of Highway Safety show that at least 3,500 people are critically injured in car crashes each month. Additional data proves that the majority of these crashes are related to speeding. Considering the number of critical car crashes per…

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