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In 2003, a 15-year-old girl who had been in Brownies with my daughter was killed when her family’s vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on an interstate highway. She was riding in the back seat en route to a summer camp. The truck driver was charged with DUI. That event is in the back … Continue Reading
For the second time in three weeks, the Governor has declared a “state of emergency” due to winter storms. The second, related to prediction of an impending major ice storm, looks more significant than the first. If predictions of power outages are accurate, you may have to read this on your phone or iPad that … Continue Reading
We in metro Atlanta have had a frustrating week since Tuesday with SnowJam 2014, which was in many ways a repeat of SnowJam 1982 and a dozen other fun times. As soon as I returned to my office on Friday, the phone started ringing with people who had been injured when hit by tractor trailers … Continue Reading
Among the worst injuries I see in my Atlanta personal injury law practice are spinal cord injuries. The effects are more varied and complex that most people can imagine. Any effort to get fair compensation for a spinal cord injury victim must include presentation of a comprehensive life care plan that takes into account the … Continue Reading
After dealing with brain injuries in my law practice for decades and in my family virtually all my life, I am always interested in new approaches to brain injury treatment and rehabilitation. I was therefore intrigued by recent news stories about the use of Omega 3 fish oil in treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Anecdotal … Continue Reading
Traumatic brain injury has increasingly been the focus of attention due to its links with motor vehicle accidents, falls, contact sports such as football, as well as military combat. In my law practice in Atlanta as well as in my own personal life, I have seen many times the catastrophic effects a traumatic brain injury … Continue Reading
When I was a young Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases in rural Georgia, the emphatic order from the District Attorney was to strike all African Americans (that’s certainly not the term he used) from jury panels.
When I started work as an associate in an insurance defense law firm in Atlanta, the rule passed down … Continue Reading
As an attorney handling brain injury cases throughout Georgia, I have often seen children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sometimes it is clear that the injury is catastrophic and long-term. In other cases, it is tempting to think the young person simply got his “bell rung” and should shake it off. But we … Continue Reading
In the course of my personal injury law practice based in Atlanta, Georgia, often I have been called to meet with the family of a traumatic brain injury victim at a hospital intensive care unit, rehab facility or nursing home. Entering the room I see the patient in a coma or occasionally in a persistent … Continue Reading
The recent wave of bitterly cold weather, which led to school closings in Atlanta and north Georgia, brought to mind the types if injuries that happens in cold snaps. I remember every winter during my rural childhood some kid in my school would lose their home in a fire. These were generally old, simple country … Continue Reading