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DUI Drivers Cause Thousands of Car Crashes Each Day

The Center for Disease Control (CC) reports there are approximately One Hundred and Twelve Million (112,000,000) incidents of people drinking then getting behind the wheel in the United States each year.  That equates to almost Three Hundred Thousand (300,000) drinking and driving incidents each day!  The tragic result of this behavior?  Approximately 11,000 alcohol-caused fatalities each year.

So, who are these drivers?  The CDC reports that:

  • In 2010, men were responsible for 81% of all drinking and driving in the U.S.
  • In 2010, men ages 21-34 were only 11% of the overall U.S. population, but were responsible for 32% of all drinking and driving incident.
  • 85% of drinking and driving incidents involved people who were classified as “binge drinkers.”  Binge drinkers are defined as men who consume five or more drinks or women who consume four or more drinks in a short period of time.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a car or truck accident, call us for  your free consultation and case evaluation.  You will pay no attorney’s fees unless we take your case and obtain compensation for you.

Should You Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial? Five Important Steps to Preserve Your Claim

Should You Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial? Five Important Steps to Preserve Your Claim

If you filed a workers’ compensation claim only to be denied by the insurance company, you may feel like giving up. While it can be frustrating to face a denial, there are steps that can be taken to preserve your claim.

The workers’ compensation attorneys at our Marietta, GA office offer these important steps to follow to ensure your workers’ compensation claim is maintained.

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Is Your Workers Comp Claim Worth Taking to Court? What You Need to Know

Is Your Workers Comp Claim Worth Taking to Court? What You Need to Know

It only takes a moment for an injury at work to turn your world upside down. If you suffer an injury or an illness caused by your job, you may not know what to do next.

What happens if you have to be off work? 

Are you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits? 

Here is some important information from the workers’ compensation attorneys in our Marietta, GA office.

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What Does the Social Security Administration Really Want to Know About What You Can and Can’t Do at Home?

What Does the Social Security Administration Really Want to Know About What You Can and Can’t Do at Home?

Do you need help with the government’s complex rules about getting disability benefits for yourself or a loved one?  

How do you know when you are you entitled to SSDI, SSI, or other forms of government assistance?

When a disabling injury or illness strikes, a strong advocate can be the difference between being getting the benefits you deserve, and the sinking feeling of despair in having your application denied.

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No Two Patients Are Alike – Understanding Standard of Care and Medical Malpractice – From an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

No Two Patients Are Alike – Understanding Standard of Care and Medical Malpractice – From an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

As personal injury attorneys as well as community members in Marietta, GA, we’d like to believe that doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals will always provide the right treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s just not the case.

Errors by medical staff can lead to traumatic injuries and death.

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Disability Benefits: What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

Disability Benefits: What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

Most people know that if they become disabled and cannot work, there is some type of government program that can provide disability benefits to those who qualify. The terminology can be confusing though—SSI, SSDI—what exactly are they, what’s the difference, and who qualifies? Here’s an overview to get you started.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

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Has walking become a precarious pastime?: Five key factors behind the upswing in pedestrian accidents

Has walking become a precarious pastime?: Five key factors behind the upswing in pedestrian accidents

Here’s a frightening statistic: Over 100,000 pedestrians a year in the U.S. are struck by vehicles.

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities are rising faster than ever before, according to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. “We are projecting the largest year-to-year increase in pedestrian injuries and fatalities since national records have been kept, and therefore we are quite alarmed,” said an author of the study. Continue reading

Crying Over Spilled Coffee: How McDonald’s Served a Cup of Corporate Negligence

Crying Over Spilled Coffee: How McDonald’s Served a Cup of Corporate Negligence

There are few lawsuits as famous—or as misunderstood—as the “McDonald’s hot coffee case,” Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants. This case has been held out as the poster child for “frivolous lawsuits” and “runaway juries” since it was decided in 1994. Many people cannot comprehend why plaintiff Stella Liebeck would win her lawsuit at all, much less be awarded $2.86 million by the jury. Continue reading

Senior Citizens Prone to Falling Are More Likely to Experience a Car Crash

Senior Citizens Prone to Falling Are More Likely to Experience a Car Crash

It’s no secret that many people face mobility issues as they get older. Falls are a significant source of injury for seniors. What many people may not realize, however, is that falls are also associated with a greater risk of motor vehicle accidents in older adults.

A recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed that older individuals with a history of falling are 40% more likely to be involved in senior citizen related car crashes.

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Motorcycle Crashes Are Up in 2016 – Causes and How to Avoid Them

Motorcycle Crashes Are Up in 2016 – Causes and How to Avoid Them

Over the past three years, the number of fatal motorcycle accidents has been steadily increasing. In 2015, 1,339 people were killed on Georgia roads, and 138 of them were motorcyclists.

Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in an accident and five times more likely to be injured.

The personal injury lawyers in our Marietta office often represent the devastated family members of motorcycle crash victims.

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