Tag Archives: death

Tasks of mourning after death of a family member

Very often, in wrongful death lawsuits I represent families who after traumatic loss of a family member struggle with grief. Mourning the death of a loved one is a universal experience that sooner or later befalls all of humanity. But despite the common themes, everyone has a different experience of grief and loss.
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What is the time limit for making an injury or death claim against Georgia state government?

If you wait for the two year statute of limitations to make a claim for serious personal injury or wrongful death against a state agency in Georgia, you will be out of luck.
The Georgia Tort Claims Act waives sovereign immunity up to  $1 million per person and $3 million per occurrence, subject to a long … Continue Reading

Injury claims against cruise ship lines must be filed in court within one year

Cruise ships are like floating cities with thousands of passengers on board. Usually a lot more fun than the typical workaday city, but probably no less likely to involve accidents and injuries.
Cruise ship lines cannot guarantee that no one will get hurt aboard, but they do have a responsibility to prevent dangerous conditions on board … Continue Reading

ABCO Transportation’s record of unsafe driving violations culminates in deaths of two AutoTrader.com employees, injuries to four others

ABCO Transportation, Inc., a refrigerated freight haulder based in Dade City, Florida, has had for several years an unsatisfactory record of unsafe driving violations with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When a trucking company has a record as bad as ABCO, often there are issues of management turning a blind eye to safety, in … Continue Reading

Texas trucker arrested for death of woman on I-285 in Sandy Springs

Texas truck driver arrested for vehicular homicide in death of woman on I-285 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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Victims of drunk driving can seek justice in civil lawsuits

Drunk drivers may be held financially accountable for injury or wrongful death.
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Lawyers who directly solicit accident victims are subject to disbarment

Would you really want your important case to be handled by a bottom feeding scumbag of a lawyer so unethical and desperate that he is willing to risk losing his license to practice law if he is caught in that solicitation?
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Ford Explorer rollover after tire failure kills two on I-20 in metro Atlanta

It’s an all too familiar story — tire failure, Ford Explorer rollover, two people die.
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Isn’t it ironic? Tort reform campaign fizzles in rash of higher verdicts in conservative counties.

As a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, I was initially one of those who feared the worst when the Georgia legislature passed it omnibus tort reform legislation, Senate Bill 3, in 2005.   It was as if the political power structure had done everything it possibly could to kill victims of negligence — and the lawyers … Continue Reading

Fiery crash in Alabama of two tractor trailers kills one truck driver

A fatal collision on December 19th between two tractor trailers in Pike County, Alabama, may result in criminal charges against the driver of one of the tractor trailers. According to media reports, Dusty Conner failed to stop his tractor trailer at a stop sign and pulled out in front of another tractor trailer operated by … Continue Reading