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October 17, 2017

On October 16th, the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to lower the speed limit of the Grant Park passage between Mead Street and I-20 on Boulevard. The measure, which would lower the speed limit from 35 to 25, is currently headed to Mayor Kasim Reed’s desk. Mayor Reed has eight days to approve or veto the measure, though the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the measure is not expected to meet opposition.

The measure was brought to Council by District 1 Councilwoman Carla... Read More

October 10, 2017

Halloween is coming up. If you have children who plan on trick-or-treating, it is important that you discuss the safest ways to avoid injury on this otherwise fun and exciting night.

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

If your child is planning on going through a neighborhood to trick-or-treat, make sure he or she is doing so in a group. Larger groups of children tend to be more visible and are less likely to be struck by vehicles.

In addition to traveling in a group, you can help... Read More

September 28, 2017

October 15th – 21st is National Teen Safe Driving Week, a week “…dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to preventable teen deaths and injuries on the road.” With help from educators and parents, National Teen Safe Driving Week gives teens pause and encourages these younger drivers to take a critical look at, and change, their dangerous driving behavior. If you have a teen and would like ideas on how to discuss safe driving, TeenDriverSource.Org has a page dedicated to... Read More

September 20, 2017

Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Buckaroo Music Festival, scheduled for 3pm – 9pm on Saturday, September 30th. Proceeds from this festival will benefit the FACT Relief Foundation and Press On Fund, two important nonprofits that share our firm’s goal of assisting families devastated by illness or injury. Tickets are available online or on-site the day of the festival and include food, beer, wine, and the guarantee of a great time.

Donations to... Read More

September 06, 2017

Why should you choose Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance for your medical malpractice case in Atlanta? In this short video, Georgia personal injury lawyer Stephen Chance addresses this question and provides information about how our firm can help you secure the full compensation you are due.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a negligent healthcare provider in Atlanta, call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-662-3552 to schedule a free consultation. We... Read More

August 31, 2017

Nursing home abuse and neglect places the residents of long-term care facilities at risk for serious injury and death. To make this gross form of mistreatment even more tragic, many cases of elder abuse and neglect go unreported – often because signs of injury are missed.

The Atlanta nursing home abuse attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance can help protect your loved one and assist your family in getting justice, but only if signs of... Read More

August 24, 2017

There have been a number of studies conducted into the monetary cost associated with traumatic brain injury. Depending on criteria, the number of participants, and various data points, these studies have concluded that living with a brain injury can cost anywhere from $85,000 to just around $3 million.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that approximately 10 million people worldwide will suffer from severe head trauma annually by 2020, predicting brain injury to become... Read More

August 15, 2017

August 18th – September 5th is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Designed to curb drunk driving accidents heading into and out of Labor Day Weekend, this campaign sees increased efforts by law enforcement to identify and stop drunk drivers before they injure or kill someone else.

 According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, alcohol-related car accidents accounted for 26% of all fatalities on the... Read More

August 09, 2017

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, your choice of attorney will play a direct role in the results of your wrongful death case. Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance has decades of experience helping families recover damages following the untimely loss of a loved one – and we are here to take your case as far as needed to see that your family gets justice.

Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys have handled cases stemming from auto and truck accidents, medical malpractice, nursing... Read More

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July 21, 2017

On Wednesday, July 19th, a New York federal jury cleared GM of liability in a bellwether case involving an Arizona driver who rear-ended another driver on March 27th, 2014. One of six bellwether trials revolving around faulty GM ignition switches, this is only the second to be fully finished.

The first of the GM bellwether trials to be finished wrapped up in March with a jury determining that, while GM vehicles were “unreasonably dangerous,” there was no link between the plaintiffs’... Read More

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