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When A Left Turn Accident Takes Place, Is The Driver Always At Fault?
June 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Left-turn accidents happen frequently. These accidents are dangerous and usually end with catastrophic injuries. When a vehicle is in the process of making a left-turn, they must be vigilant of the upcoming traffic. Almost always, the driver making the left turn will be found legally responsible for the collision. While this near-automatic liability is evident, there are some exceptions to this rule that do not always imply that the driver making the left turn is at fault for the collision. Learning which exceptions apply to left turn collisions is essential when a victim has been in an accident that involved… Read More →

Has There Been An Increase In Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect?
June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

It is a sad event when any person is abused and neglected, let alone an elder person who is sometimes not able to defend himself. Abuse in neglect in nursing homes has increased and is continuing to increase, especially with the rise in the elder population. In fact, people over 65 years of age account for 40 million of the United States population. In the year 2016, there were more than two million cases of abuse and neglect that were reported. That number just shows the reported ones, while many cases go unreported. Just imagine how many cases of abuse… Read More →

Why Is Misdiagnosis Prevalent?
May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Misdiagnosis is a dangerous thing to happen to a person with a medical condition. Misdiagnosis can delay a patient’s correct treatment which can lead to their death. What exactly is a misdiagnosis? Misdiagnosis refers to a medical condition being diagnosed with another medical condition that has nothing to do with the condition that the patient originally has. The real question is how can misdiagnosis even occur with all the advancement in medicine and highly skilled/trained doctors? Well, we are all human. Mistakes will happen regardless of the profession that a person may have. In fact, misdiagnosis affects 12 million people… Read More →

What You Need To Know About Class Action Lawsuits
February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

What is a class action lawsuit? Class actions allow one or even a few harmed individuals to represent a much larger group of harmed individuals in Court who have similar or common grievances against a defendant. Often, but not always, the amount sought through an individual lawsuit may be too small or may be too difficult to pursue. However, by banding together hundreds, thousands, or even millions of individuals through a “certified” class, small or difficult claims can be effectively and efficiently pursued. Companies who wrongfully “skim” a few dollars a month on their regular monthly statements billed to their… Read More →

Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Taking A Stand Against This Epidemic
July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sadly, elder abuse has become an epidemic just like some of the serious diseases around the world have become. That is why elder abuse awareness day is such a great idea. It takes place every year on June 15th. Elder abuse has grown epidemically in numbers. Every year, an estimated five million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. They also lose about $2.6 million every year by being financially exploited that they could use to pay for their living expenses like housing, food, medical care, and legal assistance if needed (like an accident attorney or injury attorney). This type of abuse… Read More →

Georgia Enacts Restrictive Non-Compete Law
May 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

ATLANTA –Georgia’s governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 30, to the relief of employers and franchisors. The new law was drafted to resolve a debate surrounding the validity of last year’s voting initiative in which Georgians overwhelmingly expanded the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment and franchise agreements. The original act, H.B. 173, passed in 2009, provided guidelines for determining the reasonableness of restrictive covenants and established more lenient court review of restricting an employee in finding work with a competitor. Last year, Georgians wrote a ballot measure that gave businesses stronger ability to use non-compete clauses in employment and franchise contracts. Georgians… Read More →

What Are Some Forms Of Medical Malpractice That Can Surface On A Cruise Ship?
June 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

A medical error can occur anywhere where medical attention can be sought, even on a cruise ship. An injury on a cruise ship can occur through different means. No matter the cause for an accident on a cruise ship, competent medical care is expected to be given to all passengers of the cruise ship. If the injury of a passenger is made worse because of subpar medical care that is provided to them, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be brought upon the cruise line company. Cruise line companies are a business and focus on entertaining their passengers, but forget about… Read More →

Georgia Non-compete Reform Bill Hurts Employees
June 2, 2010 | Comments (0)

On May 11, Randy Edwards spoke at the monthly Southeast Franchise Forum breakfast on enforcing Trade Secrets and Non-Competes. The other presenters took the pro-franchisor side, and Randy (naturally) took the franchisee side. “At the SEFF presentation, I got out-voted 2-1 on what to say to the audience about the proposed constitutional amendment to make it much easier to enforce an unreasonable non-compete in Georgia. Obviously big businesses, their lawyers and lobbyists, are in favor of anything that gives business more power over their employees and franchisees. Despite the wording of the referendum on the ballot, “reasonable competitive agreements” are… Read More →

Motorcycle Accident Law Explained
May 2, 2010 | Comments (0)

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you may find yourself becoming overwhelmed by all of the aspects of filing an insurance claim for injury compensation. The same is true if you are a family member who has lost a loved one in one of these accidents, as you prepare to file a wrongful death claim. Motorcycle accident law is not like car accident law. There are distinct differences that pertain to motorcycle accident victims’ cases that car accident victims never have to consider or face. This is why you need the help and guidance of an experienced personal… Read More →

Slip And Fall Frequently Asked Questions
April 13, 2010 | Comments (0)

Answer: Although the term “slip and fall” can sound like plain English, there is a legal aspect to it. It is a specific case that occurs in tort law. It involves a plaintiff that is claiming that their injuries occurred on a property owned by another person who did not perform the required duty of care to ensure that their property was safe. The defendant might find themselves liable for the injuries sustained by the plaintiff. Question #2: What elements can lead to a slip and fall? Answer: Slip and falls can happen due to a variety of causes. These… Read More →