Atlanta Personal Injury Law Blog

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January 21, 2015

Intoxicated driving is a serious issue in Atlanta and throughout the country. But the problem is more serious than drunk driving, which is what we normally think of when we think of driving under the influence.

Indeed, our Atlanta truck accident lawyers have seen a number of wrecks involving commercial trucks that were caused in whole or in part by the intoxicated state of the truck's driver. In these cases, the intoxicant is rarely alcohol. Instead, truck drivers are often found to... Read More

January 21, 2015

Our Atlanta truck accident lawyers understand the importance of a vigorous investigation into the true cause of the accident that hurt you. That means pursuing liability wherever it might exist- and it often exists back at the headquarters of the trucking company.

This sort of knowledge comes only with decades of experience in truck accident litigation. We understand the particulars of truck accident liability, and we understand how trucking companies can make the roads more dangerous... Read More

January 21, 2015

Medical malpractice law recognizes the difficulty and sensitivity of the medical profession. Medical professionals are often placed in positions where tragic results occur in spite of their best efforts. As such, the mere fact of a poor outcome is not sufficient to justify a medical malpractice claim.

Instead, your Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer must demonstrate that the medical professional acted with negligence or misconduct. In legal terminology, this means proving that the... Read More

January 21, 2015

In the aftermath of a devastating accident, it's not greedy or litigious to wonder how much your personal injury case might be worth. At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers understand that these accidents are as expensive as they are painful, especially if you're suffering from a catastrophic personal injury.

The answer to the question that serves as the title to this post will depend on the specifics of your accident. Relevant factors include... Read More

December 12, 2014

Violation of Federal and State False Claims Acts is at the heart of recent lawsuit claims and prosecution of drug companies including Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical company slapped by the Department of Justice (DOJ) with billions of dollars in punitive fines. According to Wall Street Journal reports, the company is about to settle with the DOJ for committing off-label marketing of products, including their flagship drug Risperdal. The settlement is estimated to be around $1.5... Read More

December 12, 2014

Riding in an airport shuttle, most people worry about making a plane on time or whether they will remember where they parked their car. A few recent riders, however, now have to worry about recovering from injuries sustained in a truck accident.

Seventeen people were injured in the accident, which occurred in Atlanta when an 18-wheeler truck was attempting to make a U-turn on North Loop Road. The shuttle, which was carrying 16 passengers, skidded 160 feet before slamming into the... Read More

December 12, 2014

In Georgia, reforms in the medical system are proposed all the time. One of the benefits of living in a country committed to representing its people is that a lot of ideas are passed around. With medical malpractice, it can be a very complicated issue involving many different parties. However, it is important that victims of medical negligence receive compensation for medical malpractice involving an injury or even a wrongful death.

A new bill was introduced called the Patients... Read More

December 05, 2014

When individuals are injured in Georgia, they often rely on the expertise of a medical expert for a treatment plan. Whether that plan requires surgery or medication, patients typically follow the directions of a doctor and medical staff in order to recover from their injuries or ailment. When a patient is improperly treated or given improper medical advice, this could seriously affect their health. In some cases, the medical negligence caused by the medical professional could cause the death... Read More

November 19, 2014

McDonald's "Happy Meals" are much loved by children in Georgia and across the nation. Happy Meals from McDonald's generally consist of a meal along with a toy. However, a toy included in Happy Meals sold from October to November, 2014, has been deemed a choking hazard, prompting a recall of over two million toys.

November 14, 2014

Drowsy driving is a real and present danger on the roads of Atlanta. In particular, semi-truck drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel can cause catastrophic accidents. Readers of this blog may wonder if there are any rules in place for semi-truck drivers that address the perils of drowsy driving.