Category Archives: Personal Injury

Our Macon personal injury attorneys want to fight for your, so we have posted stories about personal injury to help keep you informed.

In Georgia, Is There a Difference Between Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Recovery?

In September of 1992, a woman driving a Toyota van crashed and suffered a traumatic brain injury. This crash left her in a coma for over 20 years. Now, she has finally passed, and her family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota. But will a personal injury filing from a few months after the accident derail the wrongful death case? Is It Possible to Be Awarded Both Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Recovery? Only months after her crash, the family of the woman in a coma filed a personal injury lawsuit. They claimed negligence on the part of Toyota, citing defective seatbelt latches and a defective door-locking mechanism. The trial ended in a verdict, awarding $400,000 for past medical expenses, $6 million for future care and $30 million for past and future pain and suffering. Over 20 years later, the woman finally succumbed to her condition. She never…
Read More »

Posted in Personal Injury | Tagged | Leave a comment

Proving Damages in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

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…
Read More »

Posted in Blog, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why Are Pedestrian Accidents Happening on Georgia Interstates?

There have been several recent pedestrian accidents that have occurred on Georgia interstates. And sadly, determining the causes of these accidents is often difficult, as these accidents tend to be fatal. This is due to the high rates of speed vehicles travel on the interstates. On November 10, 2017, a freshman at Georgia Tech was crossing the Downtown Connector in Atlanta when he was fatally struck by a vehicle. The following week, a woman attempted to cross the Connector north of University Avenue and was killed. The next day, a man attempting to cross I-20 in Atlanta was struck and killed. These deaths are part of a large trend of pedestrian accidents in Georgia, which increased 11 percent from 2016 to 2017. While the true causes of these pedestrian accidents may never be known, many pedestrian deaths involve alcohol. Sometimes, these pedestrians are struck after getting out of their own…
Read More »

Posted in Personal Injury | Tagged | Leave a comment