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C1-C2 Fracture & Spinal Cord Injury
Among the worst injuries a person may suffer is a “broken neck,” a fracture in the cervical vertebra. It may result in irreversible paralysis or death.
The C1 and C2 vertebrae are the top two of seven vertebrae in the cervical spine. Depending upon their severity, these types of spinal cord injury are categorized as complete … Continue Reading
Low back fracture injuries
Low back fracture injuries often arise from high-energy events such as car and truck crashes. We have seen hundreds of them in decades of personal injury law practice.
3d render human spine anatomy with pain symptoms – back view – Grayscale Image
A fracture of a vertebra in the low back (lumbar) region causes back pain, often … Continue Reading
10 things to do after a car crash
A car crash can be one of the most traumatic events most people are likely to experience. It is an unexpected event that can be instantly life-changing for you and your family. There are 10 very important things that you need to do after a wreck in order to protect you, your family, and the … Continue Reading
7 things you need to know about your herniated cervical disc injury
Some idiot who wasn’t paying attention slammed into your car. You had what you first thought was “just a whiplash.” That hurt, but you thought you could just laugh it off and your neck injury would be ok in a few days.
But over time it just hurt worse. Pain, numbness and tingling radiated down one … 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
TV law firm “settlement mills” blasted in legal ethics journal
Lawyers and paralegals who had previously worked at personal injury firms that advertise heavily on television, billboards and bus placards have told me many tales about the business model of those firms.
They have told me how lawyers may be responsible for 600 cases at a time, with 100 or more in litigation.
They have told me … Continue Reading
A year of bright ideas in advocacy
No matter how many years a lawyer has practiced, there is no end to the need for exposure to bright new ideas from the best lawyers around the United States.
Over the past year, I had the opportunity to serve as chair of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section of the American Association … Continue Reading
“Won’t Take Me Down” – living with chronic pain
Our personal injury clients often give us great inspiration with their fortitude and positive spirit. A client recently forwarded this poem written for her by her sister in Ireland.
WON’T TAKE ME DOWN
What you see on the outside
Is not what’s inside
Crippled in pain that I feel I must hide
The pain unbearable
Beyond my control
Trying and fighting with my mind body … Continue Reading
Shigley Leads Section of American Association for Justice
Ken Shigley of Atlanta, who was president of the State Bar of Georgia in 2011-12, is now chair of the largest practice area section in the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the national organization of plaintiffs’ trial attorneys. Shigley took the helm of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section of AAJ and … Continue Reading