Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

CDC Funds Georgia Health Department Dog Bite Prevention Campaign in 3 Georgia Counties

May is National Dog Bite Prevention month; reflecting not only the increasing number of dog owners, but the growing public health issues due to dog bites. The Humane Society estimates that there are nearly 78.2 million dogs owned as pets in the US. Approximately 39% of American households include at least one dog. As dog ownership increases, so does the possibility...

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Gainesville, GA Man Found Guilty of Child Abuse

Facing Charges of Child Abuse, Gainesville, GA Man is Found Guilty When Christopher Thomas Ray, a 31-year-old Gainesville resident, received the verdict on his case involving more than 20 counts of child molestation and exploitation as well as drug violations, it wasn’t what his friends and family had hoped for. Found guilty on all but one count of child molestation...

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Employers Have Legal Responsibility to Reduce Risk of Injury and Death for Construction Workers

Largest Percentage of Workplace Deaths is in Construction According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2011, 4,609 people lost their lives while on the job. On average, 13 people lose their lives at work each day. And 721 of those deaths occurred within construction jobs. This means that one in every five workplace fatalities is a construction worker. There...

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Roofing Company’s Negligence Causes Severe Injury

A hurricane causes much devastation to properties and lives, but brings with it extra business to the construction industry. Because of widespread devastation due to hurricanes in Florida from 2006 to 2008, the construction industry experienced a substantial increase in business. When property owners began seeking companies to repair or replace roofs, the media...

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What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Time is of the essence if you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia due to its statute of limitations concerning such cases. In most instances, Georgia only allows two years from the date of injury or death as a result of a negligent, wrongful, or omitting act. Many attorneys will not assist with filing a personal injury lawsuit if the statute...

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Car Accidents Are Leading Cause For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

When a person is involved in a car accident, the body produces hormones called endorphins which act as painkillers. Therefore, not all injuries sustained during the accident will be immediately obvious. One of the most common injuries suffered by victims of automobile accidents is a closed head injury. The brain may be shaken inside the skull causing anything...

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Children’s Product Failure Cause Injury and Death Every Day

The Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC reports that there are over 2,500 product failure recalls every year. Product safety U.S. and Georgia product failure are a growing concern with the defective product causing personal injury, property damage or death; the CPSC reports that the cost for the end result of product failure is over $900 billion dollars...

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Upcoming Changes in the Georgia Evidence Code: Will They Help or Hinder?

Opinion is Divided Amongst Georgia Evidence Code Attorneys on the Effectiveness of The New Law The Mayans may or may not be right about December 21st, but January 1st, 2013 marks the end of one hearsay law and the birth of another, despite the objections of former House Speaker Tom Murphy. First introduced in 1986, and again in 1990, it wasn’t until 2009 that...

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10% of Georgia Construction Workers Injured Every Year

Construction work is a dangerous occupation with hazards found throughout the construction site. Most people may think that most injuries occur from a fall from scaffolding or a cave-in during excavation of the construction site.   In reality, while those two types of injury may make the Georgia evening news, there are millions of construction work accidents...

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Toning Shoe Trip and Fall Injuries Rising in Georgia and Across the Country

Consumer Reports has reviewed claims of injury from the use of toning shoes which are made to have a “rocker bottom” design. This design, which is used on numerous well-known brands, has been marketed to the consumer as a toning shoe that will, with regular use, help to give a firm behind and shapely legs. Doctor and emergency room visits indicate that these...

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The Coleman & Chambers law firm in Gainesville, Georgia, serves clients in Dawson County, Hall County, White County, Forsyth County, Lumpkin County, Union County, Habersham County, Towns County, Stephens County, Rabun County, Banks County and Jackson County including the cities of Atlanta, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Lawrenceville, Buford, Cornelia, Clarksville, Baldwin and Cumming.