Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Common Truck Accidents

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It is essential for all drivers to exercise their duty of care in order to lower the risk of vehicular accidents. Truck drivers are expected to be extra careful during their drives. Their semi-trucks are not only larger than the other cars on the road, but also heavier and harder to stop quickly. Should an accident occur, smaller cars may end up with more damage than the semi-truck, not to mention the potential for serious injury for passenger vehicle occupants. Here are a couple of common types of truck accidents so you can be prepared for your next drive. Accidents Caused by Passengers Even with their huge rigs, truckers may not be as intimidating on the roads as one might think. The most common truck accidents that occur happen due to passenger vehicle drivers, rather than trucker, negligence. To be negligent is to act in a reckless or careless manner….
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Proving Damages in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

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According to the CDC, over 2 million people reside in nursing homes and that number continues to increase every year. Nursing homes are expected to provide a safe, comfortable environment for their residents and take care of their increasing needs. Unfortunately, in some nursing homes, residents are subjected to abuse rather than care. It is possible to file a legal claim against the abusive caretaker or nursing home. However, you will be required to prove the abuse happened and any injuries sustained by the resident resulted from the abuse. Nursing home residents can be abused in several ways including physically, sexually, or financially. This abuse usually comes from caretakers and residents may not be healthy enough to defend themselves. It is therefore important to keep an eye out for signs of neglect or abuse, such as unexplained injuries or missing property, so you can report the abuse immediately. Further, if…
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Chrysler Was 99 Percent at Fault in Wrongful Death Suit

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Chrysler was reported last year to have filed an appeal on a high-profile 2012 case involving the death of a child in a Jeep accident. According to the original accident report, a 4-year-old boy burned to death after a Jeep was rear-ended. The fire happened due to the Jeep’s ruptured fuel tank located behind the rear axle. The driver liable for the accident was charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree. Chrysler, on the other hand, was found to be 99 percent at fault for the accident. Attorneys on the case argued that Chrysler had been aware of the design flaw regarding the installation of the fuel tank located behind the rear axle. In the end, the auto company was ordered to pay $120 million in wrongful death damages and $30 million in pain and suffering damages. However, the recent appeal by Chrysler argues that the amount ordered is…
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