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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

You May Have a Personal Injury Case, Even If You Don't Immediately Realize You Are Hurt

No one plans to get into a car wreck.  Without a doubt, car accidents can throw a wrench into an already hectic day.  That’s why many people try to resume their action plan for the day as quickly as possible – going to meetings, picking up kids, running errands and addressing other things that need attention.  However, it’s important to slow down, document and assess the damage caused by the wreck.  Especially damage to yourself – you may not even realize you’re hurt.  Types of injuries that are not immediately obvious are concussions, whiplash and soft tissue injuries.  These injuries may not show any external symptoms, and will only become apparent over time.


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Back to School Safety!


August has arrived and Henry County Schools and many other schools on the Southside of Atlanta are back in full swing! Summer was fun but now it is time to start packing those book bags and lunchboxes and getting your kids back to reading books, taking tests, and getting to class before the tardy bell rings.

The first month of school is always a hectic time as we all adjust to a new schedule. You are not alone, if you feel rushed and pressed for time in the mornings and find yourself a little on the impatient side. Traffic congestion is inevitable and red lights suddenly seem to take 10x longer, and no one wants to be stuck behind the school bus, but it happens and you need to keep these tips in mind, even when you are running late. The safety of our children from incurring preventable injuries depends on it.
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Personal Injury Law: What To Do if You Have a Pool in Georgia

Many great childhood memories are made at the swimming pool during the summer. However, with drowning as the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children under the age of 14, private pool owners in Henry, Spaulding and Lamar counties need to take steps necessary to protect themselves and their guests.  Here are the top five ways that pool owners can increase safety and reduce their own liability...


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Stats to Keep in Mind this St. Patrick's Day!

The results are in, AAA reports that there is still a difference between what drivers say and what drivers do. Do not be one of these statistics this St. Patrick's Day! Do NOT drive while under the influence during a night of partying! 


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Friday, March 2, 2018

Are New Vehicle Safety Features Working?

If vehicles are being manufactured to be safer, then the number of deadly car crashes should be decreasing, right? Wrong.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Cheers to 2018!


The year 2017 has come and almost gone but before the year ends, there will be one last hooray! For many years New Year’s Eve has been celebrated by the young and the seasoned and often times includes a bit of alcohol. Statistics have shown the amount of motor vehicle accidents increase dramatically during this time of the year due to the amount of people on the road at odd hours of the night and people driving under the influence.

If you do find yourself out and about on New Year’s Eve, make sure you follow simple safe driving tips and pay attention to your surroundings at all times. If you are driving and you see a vehicle swerving or speeding up and slowing down, stay back or pass them safely and try to get as far away as possible. Also keep in mind that there will be many young drivers out on the road celebrating the night with friends and when the music is turned up loud and everyone in the car is having fun, the driver may take their eyes off the road for just a second, but that second is all it takes to have an accident, especially at night when visibility is low.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney?


Have you ever been in a car crash? According to car insurance agency statistics, if you are over the age of 34, you have most likely been in some type of car accident at this point in your life. It is estimated that the average driver will be involved in a collision approximately every 17.9 years. Obviously not every car crash leads to serious injury, however, over the years medical bills have been on the rise and the costs of being in an accident can add up quickly, so as a driver, you should know your options if you sustain an injury in a motor vehicle accident.

 

 In order to protect yourself from having outrageous medical bills you should contact a lawyer immediately after your accident.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Stay Safe this Black Friday!


Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year and many consumers are out and about at odd hours of the night and into the next day looking for the best deals of the year. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind while you are shopping this weekend!

1. Always make sure you are paying attention to your surroundings

Whether you are texting your friends or family members trying to decide where to go next or just fooling with your phone in the checkout line, please stay aware of the people around you at all times. Thieves often look for people that are distracted in large crowds.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Safety


Now that fall is in full swing and Halloween is upon us, it is important to remember with all the festivities to stay safe! Everyone wants to have fun this time of year but accidents do happen and some can cause serious injury. Here are some quick statistics to keep in mind when entering the streets after dark and some safety tips to have on hand.

 

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, last year on Halloween night, three times the amount of fatalities occurred than on a normal day, and intoxicated drivers caused nearly a third of those deaths.


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Friday, June 30, 2017

July 4th Safety


July 4th Safety

The Fourth of July weekend is a time for Americans to celebrate the nation’s birth with family and friends with summer fun, fireworks, and barbeques. Millions of people will take to the roadways over this holiday weekend to get to their loved ones. According to a AAA survey, there will be over 37 million drivers this holiday. That is a 2.9 percent increase since just last year.


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Dooring Accidents


Dooring is not a widely used term. But it is just what it sounds like: a traffic accident in which a cyclist is struck by a car door being opened by the occupant of a parked car. It is a common danger, and has great potential to cause a serious injury.

Bike lanes are becoming more visible throughout Stockbridge, McDonough, and Eagles Landing areas. As Henry County quickly grows and more and more bike lanes are being added, it is imperative that motorists continue to watch out for cyclists in an effort to prevent a dooring accident.
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