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July 12, 2018

Running just under 64 miles, I-285 is consistently named one of America’s deadliest stretches of road. While the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents varies from year to year, sometimes even dipping, I-285 is frequently listed among the top 10 most dangerous interstates. In 2015, I-285 was named the deadliest highway in America - and with several fatal accidents having already occurred this year, it may well be awarded that horrible title again.

As anyone living in Atlanta knows, I... Read More

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June 26, 2018

Dr. Yvon Nazaire was found responsible for gross medical negligence in his treatment of five different patients in a Brooklyn ER - one of which ended in death. In 2006, Dr. Nazaire was placed on probation by New York’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct. That same year, he was hired by the state of Georgia to serve as physician to the female prison population.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that, during Dr. Nazaire’s tenure, at least nine women died “agonizing deaths... Read More

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June 11, 2018

The much anticipated Hands-Free Georgia Act goes into effect on July 1st. Here’s what you need to know to comply. Under the new law, you cannot:

Hold or cradle a phone or electronic device Use more than one button to answer or use a mobile device Reach for a mobile device if standing up or unbuckling is required

A mobile device may be a cellphone, a tablet, a portable music device, or anything else that requires manual manipulation to control. Penalties for a first-time violation... Read More

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June 01, 2018

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day sees an average of 10 motor vehicle realted deaths daily - a 14% increase in fatal auto accidents compared to the rest of the year according to AAA. Dubbed the “100 Deadly Days of Summer,” more traffic, an increase in inexperienced drivers on the road, and intoxication are leading causes of the uptick in accidents during the summer months. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in one of these accidents, Watkins, Lourie, Roll... Read More

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May 15, 2018

Bad weather that results in slick roads, limited visibility, and/or high winds can increase your risks of getting into a car accident. When these factors contribute to the cause or severity of an accident, they must be taken into account during the settlement process. However, in many instances, an accident could have been avoided if all drivers were behaving responsibly - that’s why it is essential that you take steps to... Read More

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March 28, 2018

Most of the leading causes of truck accidents are entirely avoidable, making these often-fatal accidents all the more tragic. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers can help.

Call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-948-4893 to schedule a free consultation and learn more. We serve Columbus, Decatur, Augusta, Savanah, and surrounding Georgia communities from our offices in Atlanta.

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March 21, 2018

In 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration banned truck drivers from using handheld cellphones while driving. This regulation is in addition to cellphone laws already in place in various states and holds truckers accountable for cellphone use even in those states where no existing regulations exist. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury during an accident caused by a truck driver using a cellphone, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call our Atlanta truck... Read More

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February 27, 2018

The steps you take following a car accident will directly affect your ability to collect fair and complete compensation. The infographic below is intended to highlight these steps in an easy-to-remember way. However, many car accidents result in injury so severe, taking action on the scene of the accident is impossible. In these cases, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible to investigate the accident, identify its causes, and help you get the... Read More

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January 30, 2018

The first full week of February, which this year is the 4th – 10th, is Burn Awareness Week. The purpose behind this annual campaign is to prompt local fire and safety instructors to “unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities,” according to the American Burn Association (ABA), the organization behind the campaign.

In 2016, the latest year for which full stats are currently available, there were approximately 486,000 burn injuries that resulted... Read More

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January 18, 2018

Have you been involved in a construction accident? You may have several options when it comes to seeking compensation. The short quiz below is designed to provide basic information about these options and can serve as a fun way to gain more knowledge about what methods of seeking compensation are available to you.

Our Atlanta construction accident lawyers encourage you to take the quiz and learn about your options, and then to call us at 404-948-4893 to learn how we can help. Located... Read More

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