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When a Child is Injured by a Dog

Many children are not able to discern a threatening or dangerous dog. For this reason, a child might approach a dog without caution, leading to an attack. In another case, the breed of the dog and its aggressive nature may result in an attack for no apparent reason. Even so, dog attacks can occur with any size or breed, and unfortunately, children are most vulnerable. Continue Reading

Involved In A Boating Accident?

While most Georgia school systems are heading back to school, many recreational boaters continue to enjoy the warm summertime temperatures with time spent on nearby lakes. However, not everyone is an experienced boater, and many are ill prepared for a boat collision or accident, not to mention severe weather and other unfamiliar conditions. What’s more is that some operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Given the unpredictable nature of boating accidents and the circumstances surrounding them, it’s important to contact an experienced and trusted personal injury and/or admiralty and maritime attorney if you’ve been involved in a boating accident. Continue Reading

Attacked In A Parking Lot? Can I Sue Based On Negligent Security?

Have you been the victim of an attack in a parking lot? Do you feel as though inadequate security is a factor in your claim? As a subset of premises liability, negligent security is the basis by which an individual that has been injured or attacked attempts to hold a property owner responsible. The purpose of bringing a suit against landowners or possessors of property, according to Justia, is to bring to light inappropriate security measures and push owners to offer more reasonable security to prevent criminal activity from happening in the future. Continue Reading

Have You Been Involved In A Crash With An 18 Wheeler?

Given the sheer weight and size of an 18 wheeler or semi truck, along with the distance required to make a safe, effective stop, it’s no wonder that a large majority of commercial truck crashes involving these mega-ton vehicles result in devastating injuries or death. Continue Reading

Understanding Your Rights Under ERISA

Providing peace of mind to employees that can no longer work or fulfill their job responsibilities as a result of illness or an accident, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that was passed in 1974. The idea behind ERISA is to ensure that employers and insurance companies remain honest regarding their practices, while establishing minimum standards for health and pension. Continue Reading

The Feres Doctrine: An Obstacle For Justice?

On the heels of three cases involving military members injured “off of the battlefield,” the United States Supreme Court passed the Feres Doctrine in 1950, making these individuals and their families unable to bring a claim against the federal government for such. Specifically, the federal government could not be held responsible under the Federal Tort Claims Act, a statute allowing those intentionally or negligently wronged by a government employee to sue the government for their injuries. Continue Reading