Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Macon Man Narrowly Dodges Death in Chain-Reaction Truck Accident

A Macon man is lucky to be alive after a horrific accident involving two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles. The crash occurred when a Hapag-Lloyd Co. truck slowed down due to mechanical problems. Behind it, a tractor-trailer hauling cars moved to the right into an exit-only lane to avoid running into the semi-truck ahead. When it did, it hit a black Nissan and a white Toyota Prius crashed into the semi in front. Firefighters arrived at a scene of carnage. The man in the Prius was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital and was listed in stable condition at the time of this writing. What Do I Do After a Truck Accident in Georgia? Due to their size, semi-trucks often leave a wake of destruction when something goes wrong. If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck: Seek immediate…
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Can I Sue the Military for Wrongful Death of My Loved One?

Two soldiers were killed and six were injured in a deadly incident at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina in October. Two of the surviving soldiers remain in critical condition as of the time of this writing. Details are few regarding the nature of the accident, but it is known that it involved a military vehicle and a troop formation. The vehicle, a non-tactical utility vehicle, was pulling a water buffalo tank when it struck the troop formation from behind. Can I Sue the Army for Wrongful Death of a Family Member? It is pretty difficult to sue the federal government without its permission. However, there are three laws that can help you do it. The Federal Tort Claims Act. This act waives the federal government’s sovereign immunity under certain circumstances. It allows individuals to collect damages from the federal government for injury, death or property damage caused by the…
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Georgia Man Dies in Chemical Plant Explosion

An Augusta man recently died after suffering serious injuries in an explosion at a Georgia chemical plant. Authorities say that a welding accident led to the ignition of a stationary liquid tank. The explosion threw the 29-year-old man over 75 feet to his death. Two other workers were also thrown from the tank and were hospitalized due to chemical exposure and burns. OSHA is conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances that gave rise to the accident. What to Do If You Lose a Loved One in a Workplace Accident Working in a chemical plant exposes workers to some dangers not present in other workspaces. However, some injuries and deaths that occur in chemical plants are caused by negligence. Under the law, a person has committed negligence if they breach a duty of care they have to others and that breach leads to injury. Tragically, even small acts of negligence…
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