Monthly Archives: February 2014

Will new program protect your family against impaired truck drivers?

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

What does a “state of emergency” mean in Georgia law?

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

“Country boys (and girls) will survive”: How to prepare for the next Atlanta SnowJam

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

Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries Should be Assessed for Sleep Apnea

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