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What Happens if You Are in an Accident With an Uber

What to do 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…

Is Workplace Violence Covered Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover Workplace Violence

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…

Charlotte personal injury caused by defective airbags

Injuries From Defective Airbags in Car Accidents

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…

Could You Have a Winning Slip and Fall Case

Winning A 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…

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…

Georgia Dog Bite Law

Liability Law for Dog Bite in Georgia

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.…

Remote Workers and Workers’ Compensation Issues

Workers’ Compensation Remote Workers 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…

Whiplash injury from a car accident

Serious Injury from a Whiplash in 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…

Injuries Caused by Defective Toys

Injuries From Defective Toys in North Carolina

Most people are aware of the dangers posed by children playing in the street or swimming unattended at the local pool. Few realize, however, that children’s toys can be just as dangerous if the design or manufacturer are negligent. Injuries caused by dangerous toys can be extremely serious and in some cases, even life-threatening, so…

Distracted driving resulting in car crash

Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

Most people live on their phones nowadays and it can be hard to put these devices away when people get into their cars. It is consistently tempting to read work emails, return your mother’s call, or text friends while you are commuting to or from work or running errands. Technology has made it too easy…