Why People Don’t “Go It Alone” in Personal Injury Claims

Why People Don’t “Go It Alone” in Personal Injury Claims

You have been in a car accident and are injured. It seems clear that the other driver caused the accident which led to your injuries. So it is a straightforward matter of contacting the other driver’s insurance provider and settling the claim, right? Not so fast. Many people who think that they can handle a personal injury claim on their own end up regretting the decision. There are many...
Georgia Officials Sound Alarm on Driver Distraction

Georgia Officials Sound Alarm on Driver Distraction

Distracted driving in Georgia is getting worse, and the General Assembly wants to do something about it. Legislators on the House Study Committee on Distracted Driving say that they are discussing the passage of an updated distracted driving law that would increase fines for distracted driving, among other possible changes. According to state Rep. Bob Trammell, distracted driving, including texting and driving, is a public health issue and something...
Nearly Half of All Americans Fatigued – How That Can Impact Safety

Nearly Half of All Americans Fatigued – How That Can Impact Safety

Forty-three percent of Americans do not get enough sleep each night to drive and do their jobs in a safe manner, according to a new report by the National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC survey-based report found that nearly half of those surveyed did not get adequate nightly rest to engage in tasks that require the ability to think clearly, make logical and informed decisions and to be productive....
Injured Workers Are Being Left Out to Dry with Workers’ Comp

Injured Workers Are Being Left Out to Dry with Workers’ Comp

The nation’s injured workers face a bleak fate, with a high risk of falling into poverty, according to a new US Department of Labor report. The reason: State workers’ compensation programs fail to provide them with enough benefits. The report could lead to more federal oversight of workers’ comp programs at the state level. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) stated recently that he is planning legislation to address the...
Negligent Security & Bar Fights

Negligent Security & Bar Fights

In Georgia, the owner of any establishment that serves alcohol must exercise what is known as ‘duty of care’ under premises liability claim in Georgia in these and other types of related scenarios: The owner or manager of the bar was told about an unsafe condition, such as a threat of violence from a customer, but failed to take action. Poor bar lighting makes it difficult to see and...