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A calling to transform lives
Transformation of lives of clients and their families is part of my calling in law practice. While money is the quantitative measure of success, whenever possible I also try to guide outcomes in a way that will redirect the trajectory of life for clients and their families. A recent case is a good example.
Recently we … Continue Reading
Why it is important to immediately associate a trucking litigation specialist when you are called about a catastrophic truck crash
You are a great lawyer in your area of practice. You are also smart enough to know when a big case may require prompt action outside your comfort zone.
Just as a trial lawyer may not feel comfortable handling a complex real estate, divorce or estate planning matter, a great lawyer in those fields may not want … Continue Reading
What is the law in Georgia on negligent entrustment of a commercial motor vehicle?
In catastrophic truck crashes that kill or catastrophically injury innocent people, the root cause of the tragedy is often not the momentary carelessness of a truck driver. Rather, the root cause is very often the systemic mismanagement by a company that puts behind the wheel of an 80,000 bomb a person who never should have … Continue Reading
DIY: Prosthetics? How One Dad Saved $20,000
There have been countless advances in technology that benefit amputees in recent years. Some of these advances can be seen in the work of Dr. Hugh Herr who at 17 lost both legs as a result of hypothermia in a mountain climbing accident. Dr. Herr is working to improve prosthetic limbs and has won multiple … Continue Reading
Jury can decide if ER malpractice was under “gross negligence” or “ordinary negligence” standard
In the national debate over health care there has been much discussion of the fact that many people go to hospital emergency departments for medical care that is not necessarily due to a true emergency involving a serious personal injury or immediately life threatening illness.
There are many reasons for that, some good and some not. … Continue Reading
12 exciting advances in bionic limbs for amputees
Amputees in the 21st century have come a long way from the image of the peg leg pirate and the dull, heavy prosthetic leg of even a few years ago. Increasingly, technological advances in prosthetic replacements for amputated arms, legs, feet and hands promise to exceed the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man TV … Continue Reading
Amputation survivors who inspire us
The terrorist attack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this week was similar to a lot of IED (improvised explosive device) explosions in the Iraq War in that it produced catastrophic leg injuries requiring emergency amputations. To most of us, that is one of the most horrifying injuries we can imagine.
But in my … Continue Reading
How do you handle fees and expenses in a personal injury or wrongful death case?
Many prospective clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims ask questions about legal fees and litigation expenses in handling their cases. As an Atlanta personal injury trial attorney handling serious injury and death cases across Georgia, and as an individual who remembers very well what it is like to be flat broke and … 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
Garbage hauler’s poor maintenance leads to death of 8 year old, loss of mom’s arm
CW Transport, LLC is a four-truck garbage hauling company in metro Atlanta. Though small in size, it is large in vehicle maintenance and unsafe driving violations. That bad record culminated in an incident in which the transmission parts from a CW Transport truck flew off the truck, across the median of I-20 and through the … Continue Reading